London School of Commerce

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London School of Commerce
Logo LSC.jpg
TypePrivate School
Established1999
AffiliationUniversity of Wales Trinity Saint David
ChairmanLord Tomlinson
(of Advisory Committee)
DeanProfessor Geoffrey Lancaster
DirectorTimothy Andradi
(CEO)
Academic staff
100+
Administrative staff
200+
Students6.000+
Undergraduates1.500
Postgraduates4.500
100
Address
CampusLSC Malta
BSC Colombo
WIC Kuala Lumpur
LSC Belgrade
ISBC Bangalore
LSC Dhaka
SportsCricket, rugby, football, tennis
Websitehttp://www.lsclondon.co.uk

London School of Commerce (LSC) is a provider of higher and further education that works in partnership with several British Universities. The School’s principal relationships are with the University of Bedfordshire, the University of Suffolk and the University of Wales Trinity St David. The School was founded in 1999 with the primary aim of providing cost-effective education leading to British degrees and has been doing so since 1999, with over thirty thousand alumni. London School of Commerce holds educational oversight through the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in the UK (QAA) and, “has been awarded the QAA Review Graphic for meeting or exceeding UK expectations for quality and standards in its QAA review”. Recent reports can be found here[1]. 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 visa5 and remains on the UKVI’s Register of Licensed Sponsors (Tier 4)[2].

LSC hosts students from more than 100 different nationalities studying at its London Campus. The LSC Group of Colleges has its operations worldwide, with campuses in Malta[3], Colombo[4], Kuala Lumpur[5] and Dhaka[6].

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.[7] In October 2006, the London School of Commerce was formally awarded the status of an Associate College of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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.

Three new colleges were added in 2010-2011. A new division in Sri Lanka was validated on 1 December 2010, and officially opened on 1 February 2011 as the British School of Commerce.[8][9][10] Another campus in Belgrade, Serbia was validated on 8 December 2010, and officially opened on 8 February 2011.[11] The third one is in Bangalore, India.

The LSC Group has formed[when?] 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 projects to receive support form COPTE in 2009 was Maw Sevana Home for Boys, Colombo, Sri Lanka.[12]

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.[13] 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]

Floriana, Malta[edit]

London School of Commerce Malta is located in Floriana, Malta, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The school offers the opportunity for students to study English and obtain an internationally recognized MBA degree awarded by the University of Bedfordshire.

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.[14]

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 Thana 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.[15][16] The campus is located in The Blue Centre, New Belgrade, in the financial district of the city.

Yerevan, Armenia[edit]

The British School of Business Armenia forms part of the global London School of Commerce (LSC) Group of Colleges since 24 September 2014. BSB Armenia is in association with Anglia Ruskin University and the Armenian State University of Economics and provides students with the opportunity to obtain internationally recognised British master's degrees in Armenia.The Programme is approved and Licensed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia.

See also[edit]

List of schools in England

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DfES Register of providers". web.archive.org. 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  2. ^ "Register of licensed sponsors: students". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  3. ^ Rajpal, Ketan. "London School of Commerce Malta (LSC) • Home". lscmalta.edu.mt. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  4. ^ Rajpal, Ketan. "British School of Commerce (BSC) • Home". bsccolombo.edu.lk. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  5. ^ Rajpal, Ketan. "Westminster International College (WIC) • Home". westminster.edu.my. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  6. ^ Rajpal, Ketan. "London School of Commerce Dhaka (LSC) • Home". lscdhaka.org. Retrieved 2018-12-06.
  7. ^ http://www.csu.edu.au
  8. ^ http://sundaytimes.lk/110206/BusinessTimes/bt28.html
  9. ^ http://sundaytimes.lk/110206/Education/ed17.html
  10. ^ http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2011/2/64297_space.html
  11. ^ http://www.lsc.edu.rs/international/study_in_belgrade
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
  15. ^ http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Beograd/233573/Londonska-skola-trgovine-u-Beogradu
  16. ^ http://ukinserbia.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=News&id=548404882

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