London School of Commerce

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London School of Commerce
Logo LSC.jpg
Established 1999
Type Private School
Chairman Lord Tomlinson
(of Advisory Committee)
Dean Professor Geoffrey Lancaster
Director Timothy Andradi
(CEO)
Academic staff 100+
Admin. staff 200+
Students 6.000+
Undergraduates 1.500
Postgraduates 4.500
Doctoral students 100
Location London, United Kingdom
LSC London
SBL London
Campus BSC Colombo
WIC Kuala Lumpur
LSC Belgrade
ISBC Bangalore
Sports Cricket, rugby, football, tennis
Affiliations Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC)
University of Gloucestershire
Website http://www.lsclondon.co.uk

London School of Commerce is an Associate College of the Cardiff Metropolitan University, (UWIC). London School of Commerce is fully accredited by Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) and is a member of Education UK. LSC was one of the first hundred colleges in the UK to be granted the Highly Trusted Sponsor status by the UK Border Agency for the Tier 4 student visa [1]. The School was founded with the primary aim of providing cost-effective education leading to internationally-recognised British degrees in Business Management and Information Technology. Students also have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals within a condensed time frame of two years for Bachelor studies.

LSC is proud of its diversity with students from more than 130 different nationalities studying at the London Campus. The LSC Group of Colleges has its operations worldwide, with campuses in Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka, Belgrade and Bangalore.

The LSC is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education, Association of Independent Higher Education Providers (AIHEP) and the DFE.[1][2][3] LSC is also a member of Education UKBritish Council, registered with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) on its Register of Education and Training Providers.[4]

History[edit]

The London School of Commerce (LSC) was founded November 1999, with an initial group of 55 students. They studied postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in Business and Computing in collaboration with Charles Sturt University, Australia.[5] In October 2006, the London School of Commerce was formally awarded the status of an Associate College of the Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC).

In 2007, with the widening portfolio of collaborations, another sub-division, the School of Business and Law (SBL) was formed, which conducts more specialised programmes in Accounting and Business. The School of Business and Law is an Associate College of the University of Gloucestershire. Simultaneously the Group started expanding overseas, and opened two campuses; Westminster International College (WIC) in Kuala Lumpur and Asian Centre for Management and Information Technology (ACMIT) in Bangladesh.

LSC/SBL is a high profile Group, which has a close working relationship with the Joint Education Taskforce (JET) of the current Department for Education (DfE) and Home Office. The three divisions have three separate student intakes per year, and the combined Group recruits around 3000 international students each year. Today there are over 6000 students across the three divisions.

Three new additions have been added in 2010-2011. A new division in Sri Lanka was validated on 1 December 2010, and officially opened on 1 February as the British School of Commerce] 2011.[6][7][8] Another campus in Belgrade, Serbia was validated on 8 December 2010, and officially opened on 8 February 2011.[9] The third one is in Bangalore, India.

The LSC Group has recently formed a Charity Foundation known as COPTE (Combating Poverty Through Education). The Charity is registered in order to sponsor educational projects, primarily in developing countries. The COPTE mission is to assist destitute children in their educational path, through direct and philanthropic grant giving in order that the poverty cycle may be broken. One of the most recent projects to receive support form COPTE is Maw Sevana Home for Boys, Colombo, Sri Lanka.[10]

Programmes[edit]

LSC programmes of study:

SBL programmes of study:

Campuses[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Chaucer House campus.

London School of Commerce group of colleges consists of local and overseas campuses. The main LSC campus is located in the vicinity of London Bridge. There are several subsidiary campuses located in Hannibal House, in the Elephant and Castle district of London and nearby Pocock House on Southwark Bridge Road.[11] Additional classroom facilities are located close to London Bridge Station in Melior Street and Fenning Street. LSC London offers BA, MSc and MBA programmes in Business Management, Finance, Marketing and IT.

Overseas campuses[edit]

Colombo, Sri Lanka[edit]

The British School of Commerce in Colombo was validated on 1 December 2010. The opening ceremony was held at the campus on 1 February 2011 with traditional Kandyan dancers and a candlelighting ceremony according to traditional Sri Lankan customs. The courses at the campus include Business Administration, Information Technology, International Hospitality Management and International Tourism Management. BSC in Colombo is a regional centre for students from Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Maldives.[12]

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia[edit]

Westminster International College is located in Subang Jaya, Selangor, the premier educational hub in Malaysia. The College is fully recognised as an institution of higher learning by Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) and the National Accreditation Board in Malaysia (MQA).

Dhaka, Bangladesh[edit]

The LSC campus in Bangladesh started operating in 2007 and is located in the Banani district of Dhaka, close to the diplomatic enclave and business centres. The most recent campus building in the Gulshan district was opened in 2010 to accommodate Degree Foundation students.

Belgrade, Serbia[edit]

LSC Belgrade was validated on 8 December 2010. The official opening was held at the school premises and afterwards at a reception at the Hyatt hotel on 8 February 2011 attended by His Excellency the British Ambassador, Michael Davenport, and Lord Tomlinson of Walsall.[13][14] The campus is located in The Blue Centre, New Belgrade, in the financial district of the city.

See also[edit]

List of schools in England

References[edit]

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