MBA at London School of Business and Finance


Actually I am looking for MBA course, and one of the few interesting for me is at the London School of Business and Finance. Does anyone know something about this school ?
Is it good , when school doesn`t have its own accreditation but shares it with other, probably better university ?
Actually I am looking for MBA course, and one of the few interesting for me is at the London School of Business and Finance. Does anyone know something about this school ?
Is it good , when school doesn`t have its own accreditation but shares it with other, probably better university ?


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All I can say is that GGSB, which seems to be the partner you refer to, is a top school in France. However, I have never heard about that London School of Business and Finance.

I would contact GGSB to find out more about what kind of co-operation that is.
All I can say is that GGSB, which seems to be the partner you refer to, is a top school in France. However, I have never heard about that London School of Business and Finance.

I would contact GGSB to find out more about what kind of co-operation that is.
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sashcell
Dear Friend , Please check this out article. This is what Financial times says.Can you please advice further if this is a good option.Pertaining to the usefulness of the degree is it good enough to get a good job after completion

http://search.ft.com/ftArticle?queryText=GGSB&y=13&aje=true&x=15&id=070415002796&ct=0
Dear Friend , Please check this out article. This is what Financial times says.Can you please advice further if this is a good option.Pertaining to the usefulness of the degree is it good enough to get a good job after completion

http://search.ft.com/ftArticle?queryText=GGSB&y=13&aje=true&x=15&id=070415002796&ct=0
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AD777
LSBF is a school normally known for its Accounting education rather then its Masters Programs. Its a popular school foreign students who wish to study ACCA or CIMA programs in London. Their MIB ( Masters in International Business) is awarded by the GGSB. According to their website, their MBA is also awarded by GGSB.

In that case, the argument is simple, if you want a good MBA, why not go to GGSB directly rather then going to LSBF that merely teaches the program at their campus. Logic being that if GGSB was awarding the degree, wouldnt it hold more learning potential and weightage if it was gained at the GGSB campus rather then in London at LSBF.

Btw... LSBF is not really known for its MBA program compared to other universities in London
LSBF is a school normally known for its Accounting education rather then its Masters Programs. Its a popular school foreign students who wish to study ACCA or CIMA programs in London. Their MIB ( Masters in International Business) is awarded by the GGSB. According to their website, their MBA is also awarded by GGSB.

In that case, the argument is simple, if you want a good MBA, why not go to GGSB directly rather then going to LSBF that merely teaches the program at their campus. Logic being that if GGSB was awarding the degree, wouldnt it hold more learning potential and weightage if it was gained at the GGSB campus rather then in London at LSBF.

Btw... LSBF is not really known for its MBA program compared to other universities in London
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sashcell
I am actually looking for both.Is it more valuable in that sense ? not just the MBA.
I am actually looking for both.Is it more valuable in that sense ? not just the MBA.
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lukeh
what do you mean that you are actually 'looking for both'? Do you mean you want to study at both places? Or that you want to do a dual programme MBA?
what do you mean that you are actually 'looking for both'? Do you mean you want to study at both places? Or that you want to do a dual programme MBA?
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sashcell
Yes I meant the dual programme MBA.
Yes I meant the dual programme MBA.
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lukeh
I think that the London Business School looks particulalry strong on dual programmes and it looks like it was the was the first UK institution to offer dual programmes combining MBA, MIB and MSc degrees with Professional Qualifications(ACCA, CIMA, CFA, and CIM) I suppose your decision must relate directly to your current experience and future career plan. What is your current position? What area of expertise would you want to specialise in?
For example, the MBA+CIMA programme?s combines the MBA?s business emphasis and CIMA?s financial focus.
However, its worth noting that the dual MBA is going to be more demanding than a standard course, as you are basically undertaking two courses at the same time. That means taking another set of exams alongside the MBA. Obviously this is going to require more concentration, commitment and determination than studying the MBA alone.
I think that the London Business School looks particulalry strong on dual programmes and it looks like it was the was the first UK institution to offer dual programmes combining MBA, MIB and MSc degrees with Professional Qualifications(ACCA, CIMA, CFA, and CIM) I suppose your decision must relate directly to your current experience and future career plan. What is your current position? What area of expertise would you want to specialise in?
For example, the MBA+CIMA programme?s combines the MBA?s business emphasis and CIMA?s financial focus.
However, its worth noting that the dual MBA is going to be more demanding than a standard course, as you are basically undertaking two courses at the same time. That means taking another set of exams alongside the MBA. Obviously this is going to require more concentration, commitment and determination than studying the MBA alone.
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Thomas
London Business School is a great school! I wish you all the best!
London Business School is a great school! I wish you all the best!
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sashcell
Guys ! Wait hold on...This is for the London School of Business and Finance. Let me explain you what I have on my plate at the moment , I have about close to 2.5 years of experience working with IBM in Supply Chain Operations/IT /Management and about couple of months into retail management in the Middle East i.e. Bahrain. I am looking at a dual degree that will lead me to a career change into Finance and a management degree that will give me a boost to my career. I do understand that I have to take both huge tasks to complete. But they say on the website that MBA will be completed first and then the additional specialization will be done at a later stage.Also I do hope that I have enough time to work part time to finance my living costs given the fact that UK is more expensive than India or the Middle East.Also looking at the new tier points system , after the completion of the degree I can switch tiers from Student (Tier 4) to Tier 1. That will also give me sufficient time to recover the loan taken from my home country as well.
Guys ! Wait hold on...This is for the London School of Business and Finance. Let me explain you what I have on my plate at the moment , I have about close to 2.5 years of experience working with IBM in Supply Chain Operations/IT /Management and about couple of months into retail management in the Middle East i.e. Bahrain. I am looking at a dual degree that will lead me to a career change into Finance and a management degree that will give me a boost to my career. I do understand that I have to take both huge tasks to complete. But they say on the website that MBA will be completed first and then the additional specialization will be done at a later stage.Also I do hope that I have enough time to work part time to finance my living costs given the fact that UK is more expensive than India or the Middle East.Also looking at the new tier points system , after the completion of the degree I can switch tiers from Student (Tier 4) to Tier 1. That will also give me sufficient time to recover the loan taken from my home country as well.
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sashcell
At the end of the day I would say 2 pennies are worth more than one.
At the end of the day I would say 2 pennies are worth more than one.
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sashcell
I hope that makes more sense above...Anyways I would join by February/September 2009
I hope that makes more sense above...Anyways I would join by February/September 2009
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lukeh
Sounds like you have a fairly clear plan. It is difficult to study in London because of the enormous expense, so just make sure you're prepared for that. I know, from experience!

Good luck.
Sounds like you have a fairly clear plan. It is difficult to study in London because of the enormous expense, so just make sure you're prepared for that. I know, from experience!

Good luck.
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sashcell
Hey Lukeh buddy is this really worth it ?. Did you know what my British Council advisor says this is not a recognised degree. Can you please advice further by looking at the link.

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/recognisedukdegrees/index.cfm?fuseaction=institutes.list&InstituteCategoryID=2&OrderBy=Category


The college degree from London School of Business and Finance or GGSB does not exist at all.... :)
Hey Lukeh buddy is this really worth it ?. Did you know what my British Council advisor says this is not a recognised degree. Can you please advice further by looking at the link.

http://www.dfes.gov.uk/recognisedukdegrees/index.cfm?fuseaction=institutes.list&InstituteCategoryID=2&OrderBy=Category


The college degree from London School of Business and Finance or GGSB does not exist at all.... :)
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sashcell
hey lukeh buddy can u please give me your UK number by email to my id [email protected] so that we can talk about getting some information. I would really appreciate it . Thanks
hey lukeh buddy can u please give me your UK number by email to my id [email protected] so that we can talk about getting some information. I would really appreciate it . Thanks
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lukeh
sorry, cant give out my number, and as I said I'm no expert on the london School of Business & Finance.

Why not look here, on this website, where it is listed in the top 50 most popular UK programmes:
http://www.find-mba.com/university/1453/london-school-of-business-finance-lsbf

If I were you I would contact their admissions office with a list of serious questions.
sorry, cant give out my number, and as I said I'm no expert on the london School of Business & Finance.

Why not look here, on this website, where it is listed in the top 50 most popular UK programmes:
http://www.find-mba.com/university/1453/london-school-of-business-finance-lsbf

If I were you I would contact their admissions office with a list of serious questions.
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sashcell
hmmm,thanks Lukeh.Is that the correct link and sorry to bother you again ?
hmmm,thanks Lukeh.Is that the correct link and sorry to bother you again ?
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lukeh
it should be, yes.
it should be, yes.
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Malia
I guess this is what lukeh was referring to:
http://www.find-mba.com/most-popular/uk-ireland

However, this is not really a ranking, but just a list of those programs with the most user views: http://www.find-mba.com/mba-faq#15

So if a school is ranked high that does not necessarily mean it good. Make sure the school is accredited by AACSB, AMBA or Equis. If not, think thrice.
I guess this is what lukeh was referring to:
http://www.find-mba.com/most-popular/uk-ireland

However, this is not really a ranking, but just a list of those programs with the most user views: http://www.find-mba.com/mba-faq#15

So if a school is ranked high that does not necessarily mean it good. Make sure the school is accredited by AACSB, AMBA or Equis. If not, think thrice.
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sashcell
Hi Malia.Since the degree is coming from France ,base of the school.They are triple accredited.In my view this is just a center where the degree delivery takes place.They also offer MIB (Master of International Business) but i am not sure how far it is really worth to go for this.

If i get through I will definitely go for it , The GGSB websites relates something about getting a GMAT score however the LSBF does not mention at the website anything about GMAT score at all!!!. Not Sure why though but topping the MBA/MIB cream with CFA/ACCA/CIMA will definitely add more delight and flavour to the entire career.
Hi Malia.Since the degree is coming from France ,base of the school.They are triple accredited.In my view this is just a center where the degree delivery takes place.They also offer MIB (Master of International Business) but i am not sure how far it is really worth to go for this.

If i get through I will definitely go for it , The GGSB websites relates something about getting a GMAT score however the LSBF does not mention at the website anything about GMAT score at all!!!. Not Sure why though but topping the MBA/MIB cream with CFA/ACCA/CIMA will definitely add more delight and flavour to the entire career.
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