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London College of International Business Studies (LCIBS)

London, United Kingdom

LCIBS is a leading provider of higher education business degrees, diplomas and certificates along with executive education

London College of International Business Studies (LCIBS) is set against a backdrop of world-renowned landmarks, a cosmopolitan city life and a rich cultural history. It was founded in the 1870s by Sir Isaac Pitman, although the building inside is modern and there are lots of different 21st century technologies. It’s located in Canada Water, in the former dock offices of the Surrey Commercial Dock Manager’s Company to accommodate growing demand, while continuing to lead the way in business education with innovative courses designed for the global marketplace. The college is accredited by a number of internationally-recognised, independent organisations responsible for the monitoring of standards in UK universities and colleges.

On a mission to harness potential and inspire ambition, the London College of International Business Studies has been developing leaders for more than 140 years. In addition to learning by doing, students are taught one module at a time, which allows them to not only grasp a subject, but become an authority on it. The students are given the opportunity to network and collaborate with global participants who come from more than 130 cities across the globe. Also, they are exposed to exciting global ideologies and diverse business practises, giving them first-hand understanding of international business relations.

Here are some of the reasons, why you should choose London College of International Business Studies:

- rich history and heritage;

- wonderful location;

- each student is assigned a personal Academic Adviser;

- range of specialised programmes;

- innovative teaching methods;

- academia with world-class lecturers who feed students intellectual curiosity with up-to-date theoretical learning, real-life case studies, field trips and more;

- international marketplace and multicultural community;

- special global alumni network that provides graduates a space to connect, forge relationships and share information that will benefit their personal and professional development.


Fast Track Business Foundation
From 17 years old 10 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
8 October—22 February

The LCIBS Fast Track Business Foundation provides intensive study of business field. The course will give students the depth of knowledge they’ll need to succeed in their degree, and within the professional and business environment. Built over 20 study weeks, this course develops the understanding of key business issues with an academic context that will enhance the overall experience of business orientated undergraduate programmes.

Programme Structure consists of 4 modules:

• Study skills module that provides an introduction to a range of important business and management study and skills, including time management, use of Information Technology (IT), academic researching and writing, note-taking, basic data analysis, communication, group work, presentations, and confidence with numbers; prepares and supports student to study effectively for their course;

• Business in context module that will give students a comprehensive and holistic introduction to the key elements of the business organisation, and to the main functional areas of management, together with the contexts within which the organisation operates; a foundation knowledge of the key principles and concepts on which business and management practices are based and how decisions are made; the analytical skills to be able to identify the links between the functional areas in management, organisations, management practices and the business environment;

• Contemporary Issues in Business and Management module that is aimed at students interested in improving their generic business knowledge, business communication skills and enhance commercial awareness and their employability. It helps develop an understanding of current issues in business and how they impact on organisations in practice. Students will complete a business report based on a business issue and utilise the knowledge gained;

• Students will have a special Business Project which gives the opportunity to combine investigation into an authentic business challenge with a more in-depth research report, demonstrating understanding of the application of business principles in a real-world situation.

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at LCIBS. If you successfully complete this program you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at LCIBS.

Admission requirements:

- 12 years of schooling or the local equivalent to meet the same standard

- additional country specific entry requirements are outlined separately – please find the file above in "Useful documents" spot;

- IELTS 5.5 (with no single element below 5.0).


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Sir John Cass Hall, Hackney Residence

35 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Sir John Cass Hall Student Accommodation is a newly refurbished welcoming and friendly residence in the famous hipster area of Hackney, Zone 2. This purpose-built student residence has 132 bedrooms spread over three floors.

Single student rooms are all quipped with single beds, a private sink and a wardrobe with storage space. A study area with desk & chair where you can enjoy the view from the window.

There are shared bathrooms & toilets on each floor cleaned on a daily basis. The residence has a big communal area with lounge & dining space, communal kitchen, screening room & outside space.

Residence provides students with unlimited free wifi access, beddings, linen and weekly cleaning. Also, continental breakfast is included. Students can use laundry facility service.

Arrival & departures based on weekend, possibility of weekday check-ins.

•Nearest Stations:

- underground: Bethnal Green station is 15 min walk away (Central line);

- overground: the nearest station is Hackney Central or Homerton, an easy connection with the Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington.

•Bus routes: 26 to Waterloo 277 Highbury & Islington to Mile End 38 to Piccadilly & Victoria 55 to Holborn, TCR & Oxford Circus 30 to King’s Cross, Baker Street & Marble Arch and it will take you 35 mins to LCIBS on overground.

Scape East, Mile End Residence

23 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Scape East, Mile End student residence offers an inspirational place for students to live and work. With an onsite gym, games room, communal lounges, kitchens & TV room this residence has everything for all students' needs.

There are individual fully-furnished studios with private bathroom & kitchenette. All of them are equippied with single bed, storages and a wardrobe.

Students can use plenty of communal areas such as reception lobby, games room, lounge space, gym centre, communal kitchens & TV room for making friends and spending time together with their roommates. Also, there are 2 on-site canteens for food lovers.

Residence provides students with unlimited free wifi available, beddings, linen and weekly cleaning provided. There is laundry facility service too.

Situated in Zone 2, this student residence is 4 minutes walk to the Mile End underground station. You can reach the centre of London in less than 20 minutes. Lots of sightseeings are situated within 6 miles (10 km) away - St Paul's Cathedral, Oxford Street and, of course, Tower of London. The LCIBS is just within 23 mins on Overground.

•Nearest Stations:

Mile End: Central, District and Hammersmith & City Line;

Hackney Central: Overground;

•bus routes: 25, 205, 277, 323, 339, 425, D6, D7.

Arrival & departures based on weekend, possibility of weekday check-ins.

Aldgate Residence

18 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Aldgate Residence is conveniently situated for LCIBS, just a short stroll from the city and it’s great transport links. This residence is located in an area steeped in history, from The Tower of London to St Katharine Docks, moments from the river Thames where you can visit HMS Belfast and the World famous Tower Bridge. The area retains a near mythical status as the home of Jack the Ripper and Pudding Lane, the starting point the “Great Fire of London”. The surrounding areas of Brick Lane & Shoreditch have taken up the mantle of London’s ever-changing arts and creative scenes and have played host to some world-leading exhibitions and design spaces.

Residence offers so-called bronze studios that come with three quarter beds, en suite bathrooms, private kitchen and living areas, study space and storage space. They are 17.5 sq m in size.


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Dock Managers Office, Surrey Quays Road,
London, SE16 2XU
United Kingdom
Average age: 19
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