‘There are brilliant people who come up with great ideas, but they don’t think of a route to market. And actually, education is what can teach those things.’ (Deborah Meaden, Entrepreneur and Business Investor)
The business world is full of people with great ideas. However, the problem facing all aspiring students wishing to enter the business world is that, as Deborah Meaden and a host of other successful people in the world of commerce acknowledge, a talent for great ideas and projects is rarely enough. In modern business, recruiters expect top-quality applicants to have a range of sophisticated business skills as a pre-requisite to any serious discussion about employment prospects. And when they discover a consistently reliable source of such talent, executive recruiters and industry head hunters are quick to adjust their radar accordingly. The message for prospective students is: studying business at university will gain you the skillset modern business expects, but choosing the right university can make a critical difference to your employment prospects.
Metropolitan business and education hub
The London School of Business & Finance Manchester campus is sited in the midst of one of the UK’s major business communities. Manchester has forged a global reputation as a renowned commercial and financial centre, and LSBF are proud to be associated with a city whose core business expertise has been steadily accumulating ever since the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Likewise, as the third-largest metropolitan economy in the UK, Manchester also enjoys an international reputation for educational excellence. And, with another two major universities also located in the city, Manchester’s credentials as a centre for learning are impeccable, and its dynamic student community second to none.
Ultra-modern environment and facilities
Whilst enduring traditions are important, modern business education demands state-of-the-art facilities and a future-oriented outlook. In this respect LSBF is fortunate to have a campus located in the heart of the city which benefits from modern classrooms resourced to world-class standards both as regards premium learning facilities and in providing the cream of industry-experienced lecturers and business professionals. The result is a vibrant curriculum delivered by passionate, committed educators where real-life business experiences and academic excellence complement each other. LSBF, where corporate partners also contribute to the programme, exemplifies the type of institution Sir Richard Branson called for when he observed: ‘Universities should be encouraging people to run their businesses within the university, where entrepreneurs, teachers and students can share ideas and help each other.’
Studying at the London School of Business & Finance Manchester campus will give successful graduates premium access to a world of business opportunities. The industry’s discerning gatekeepers are aware of the quality and long-term track record of LSBF students and thus remain eager to recruit the best campus talent. Consequently, LSBF have developed and maintained strong links in the financial-, marketing- and legal fields which maximise prospective graduate-employment opportunities.
Optimising employment and career landscapes
Whilst LSBF’s links are impressive and advantageous, an individual candidate’s ability to ‘market’ themselves is clearly an attribute which is critical to the outcome of all job applications. Hence LSBF students can guarantee that focused support will be offered to reinforce communication skills, develop interview confidence, and hone the promotional- and presentational skills which are as important in the job market as they are in the wider business world. And even after students leave LSBF as fully-fledged competent business professionals, the LSBF ‘job wire’ network ensures alumni are kept informed of prestigious career opportunities in investment banking, multinational corporations, financial institutions and similar gilt-edged job-market positions.
Summing up the benefits of a blue-chip business university education, and its power to open doors for talented students, Deborah Meaden, with typical candour, admits: ‘I would have enjoyed university if I’d understood it could genuinely add something and help me do what I actually wanted to do.’