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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

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. Rooted in tradition but at the forefront of change, we see ourselves as we see our students – transforming the way the world does business.

Why London College Of International Business Studies?


Founded in the 1870s by Sir Isaac Pitman, we’ve been empowering business leaders for more than 140 years with the skills and entrepreneurial instincts necessary to grow today’s global economy.


Set against a backdrop of world-renowned landmarks, a cosmopolitan city life and a rich cultural history, we encourage learning in and out of the classroom.


Over the years, we have developed a reputation as a leader in higher education degrees, diplomas and certificates, and are renowned for the quality of leadership talent that we breed.


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.


Committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, our world-class lecturers feed our students intellectual curiosity with up-to-date theoretical learning, real-life case studies, field trips and more.


Our students are exposed to exciting global ideologies and diverse business practises, giving them first-hand understanding of international business relations.


Our students are given the opportunity to network and collaborate with global participants who come from more than 130 cities across the globe.


We’re accredited by a number of internationally-recognised, independent organisations responsible for the monitoring of standards in UK universities and colleges.


Our alumni network is global and 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


The LCIBS Fast Track Business Foundation provides intensive study of business in context, study skills, and a contemporary issues in business. 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

Study skills

The objective of this module is to:

- Provide 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.

- Prepare and support students to study effectively for their course and produce coursework assessments that meet with relevant standards. The general themes introduced will be transferable, but students will be encouraged to focus the application of these skills to the subject area of business and management.

Business in context

This module has three main aims directly relating to the major themes that will be emphasised throughout.

The module aims to 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. Students will also be given opportunities to develop the skills necessary to study effectively at LCIBS including decision making, problem solving, challenging assumptions and quantifying and managing information.

Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

The module is aimed at students interested in improving their generic business knowledge. It helps develop an understanding of current issues in business and how they impact on organisations in practice.

The module also aims to improve business communication skills and enhance commercial awareness and student employability. You complete a business report based on a business issue and utilise the knowledge gained to demonstrate commercial awareness and improved employability.

Business Project

The aim of the Business Project is to give students 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.

By the end of the module students will be:

- Equipped with the skills required for the development, preparation, investigation and presentation of their business project and other research projects.

- Enabled to further develop independent learning skills and demonstrate their capacity for sustained individual effort and ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate the data pertinent to the chosen research topic.

Progression route

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

Admissions Requirements

Academic requirements:

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

Additional country specific entry requirements are outlined separately – please download here.

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with no single element below 5.0)


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Sir John Cass Hall, Hackney

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

Sir John Cass Hall Student Accommodation is a welcoming and friendly residence in the famous hipster area of Hackney. Newly refurbished, 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 while you can enjoy the view from the window.

Single rooms with shared bathrooms & toilets on each floor cleaned on a daily basis. Big communal area with lounge & dining space, communal kitchen, screening room & outside space.

Unlimited free wifi access. Beddings, linen and weekly cleaning provided. Continental breakfast included. Laundry facility service.

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

Situated in Zone 2.

Underground: Bethnal Green station is 15 min walk away (Central line). Overground: The nearest station is Hackney Central or Hommerton, 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.

no meals

Scape East, Mile End

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

Scape East student accommodation 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 your student needs.

Individual studios fully furnished with private bathroom & kitchenette. Equipped with single bed, storages & wardrobe.

Plenty of communal areas such as reception lobby, games room, lounge space, gym centre, communal kitchens & TV room. 2 on-site canteens for food lovers.

Unlimited free wifi available, beddings, linen and weekly cleaning provided. Laundry facility service. Kitchen pack provided.

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

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. St Paul's Cathedral is 3.71 miles (6km), Oxford Street is 6.4 miles (10.2km) and Tower of London - 3.4 miles (5.5km) and 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

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 Aldgate area is steeped in history, from The Tower of London to St Katharine Docks; it is 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.

Bronze Studio

These studios 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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