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  2. 2. CONTENTS THE LONDON SCHOOL OF COMMERCE IS THE ASSOCIATE COLLEGE OF CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY Contents Welcome About the London School Of Commerce Cardiff Metropolitan University Unique Benefits of Studying at LSC UKBA Tier 4 Highly Trusted Status MBA Course MSc Information Technology MSc International Tourism Management MSc International Hospitality Management PhD / Professional Doctorate BA (Hons) Business Studies BSc (Hons) Computing The Student Faculty Profiles Student Academic Requirements Admission and Application Process Accommodation in London The LSC Group
  3. 3. CONTENTS WELCOME “ Welcome At the London School of Commerce, it is our mission to provide all our students with a quality, cost-effective education. As the Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan University, we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest academic standards. We are one of the UK’s leading private education providers and, in association with our partner university, offer one of the largest taught MBA programmes in Europe. LSC course fees are extremely competitive, meaning that earning a degree is within the reach of most aspiring undergraduates. Given that we are a global education group, LSC students ” have the unique opportunity of spending a semester at one of our many overseas campuses. As a recognition of our far reaching international strategy, we have recently been nominated for the prestigious Times Higher Education Award. I hope you will choose to study at LSC for a truly enriching and memorable academic experience. Lord John Tomlinson of Walsall “ Chairman of the LSC Advisory Board Welcome to the London School of Commerce. It gives me great pleasure to know that you are considering the London School of Commerce as the institution at which to further your studies. In association with Cardiff Metropolitan University, the School offers specialist Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Information Technology, Business and Management and welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds. Learning ” and growth at LSC are not confined to classroom and academic experiences, we also encourage our students to participate in varied extracurricular activities, from cricket and football to themed social events. I hope LSC is the right institution for you, and look forward to welcoming you and hopefully congratulating you when you graduate. Dr. Geoff Lancaster Emeritus Dean Bangkok, Beijing, Bogota, Chennai, Dar es Salaam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City,, Kolkata, Lagos, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rawalpindi, Tbilisi, Ulan Bator, Yaounde 1
  4. 4. ABOUT THE SCHOOL About the About London School of Commerce Cardiff Metropolitan University The London School of Commerce (LSC) is the Cardiff Metropolitan University courses are Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan University career-oriented and aim to prepare students for and provides students with the opportunity to a professional future of the highest calibre. study the courses leading to university degrees while living in London. Until recently, Cardiff Metropolitan University was known as University of Wales Institute, Cardiff LSC offers cost-effective, accelerated courses (UWIC). allowing our students to complete a typical undergraduate honours degree in two years. A recent Times Good University Guide described UWIC as ‘The best new university in the UK’. Furthermore, flexible programme entry and exit points throughout the year, with three intakes Also, The Sunday Times ranked UWIC as the annually, enable students to proceed to the next leading new university in Wales for four years level of their education smoothly. running, they wrote: The fees charged on all our courses are extremely “UWIC has consistently been among the best competitive. Course fees include all costs performing modern universities in the UK ... associated with recruitment and admission, any where students acquire skills that make them relevant cost incurred in ‘sponsoring’ students consistently among the most employable under the Home Office Points-Based System, the graduates”. cost of tuition fees and cost of fees payable to our partner university. In the latest assessment, the results of the UK Research Assessment Exercise saw UWIC ranked Our main campuses are located in the heart of seventh of all new universities across the UK. London close to the city’s many historic landmarks. UWIC achieved the second highest increase in Studying at LSC allows our students to enjoy all ranking of all UK that London has to offer. We have a diverse student population with more than 4,000 students from over 130 countries enrolled at our British and overseas campuses making life here a truly international experience. 2
  5. 5. BENEFITS OF STUDYING WITH LSCUnique Benefits of Studying at the London School of CommerceThe London School of Commerce offers attractive, Key Benefitsmodern multi-campus facilities. The main teachingand administrative facilities are centrally located } Obtain a globally recognised British degreeand all the prime attractions in London are in closeproximity to the campus. } Degree awarding body Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityThe principal campus is located at LondonBridge within easy reach of the British Rail and } Border Agency Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor UKUnderground stations. There are also supportcampuses at Hannibal House in the cosmopolitan } Extremely competitive total course fees,Elephant and Castle district of London and nearby payable in flexible instalmentsPocock House on Southwark Bridge Road. } Times Higher Education Award NomineeOur campuses are WiFi enabled; the main ITlabs are spacious and well-equipped creating a } Accelerated 2 year undergraduate courseproductive environment to study in. duration, compared to a 3 year state sector university degreeThe LSC library stock is comprised of a loanand reference collection of all core texts and } Multiple modern campuses, all located withinrecommended reading and a collection on study easy reach of London Bridgeskills and research methodologies. Both printand online resources are available to help } Concessionary fee on MBA programmesstudents with their studies. for LSC studentsThe School’s modern facilities and comprehensive } In association with Cardiff Metropolitanlearning resources will provide you with the right University, LSC is one of the largest MBA to progress smoothly in your studies, while providers in Europedeveloping the knowledge and expertise necessaryfor a career in international business. } Option to study at a range of our overseas campusesLSC is proud that our teaching faculty includesdistinguished professors, researchers and highly- } British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS)qualified professional academics. Cricket Champions 3
  6. 6. UKBA Tier 4 Highly Trusted Status Studying in London UKBA TIER 4 HIGHLY TRUSTED STATUS The United Kingdom Border Agency has awarded Location the London School of Commerce the Tier 4 - Highly Trusted status. The London School of Commerce campuses are centrally located within easy reach all of London’s Applying for entry to the UK on a Student Visa premier attractions. The main campus is located can be challenging, with all applicants having to near to London Bridge Station ensuring excellent comply with strict regulations and also having to transport links to the National Rail network and ensure that their documents are suitable to meet London Underground. There are major support a scrutiny by the UK Border Agency before a campuses within walking distance in nearby student visa is granted. Elephant and Castle and Southwark. Our Highly Trusted status means all prospective Travel LSC students will find it easier to successfully apply for a visa to study at LSC in London. Getting around London is not a problem. The underground system is an easy way to travel and We are recognised by the UK Government as one trains run from about 5am to midnight. Buses run of the most reliable and trusted Higher Education regularly throughout the day, with a 24 hour Institutions in Britain – this explains why we have service on selected routes. over 2,500 students, from over 130 different countries, studying at our campuses in London. Eating Out LSC was one of the first education institutions in the UK to gain Highly Trusted Status. London is a multi-cultural city, so whether you choose Japanese, French, Indian, Malay, Italian, At LSC we are proud of our reputation for delivering Thai or Mexican food, you will be spoilt for choice. excellent standards of education, quality lectures Whatever your budget, there are plenty of and a high level of student success. Our record of restaurants and eateries to suit your needs. graduate satisfaction, coupled with our teaching standards, has led to very high levels of student Places to Visit attainment; we are officially recognised as a highly suitable destination for students from around Some of London’s main attractions are near the the world. campus and include the London Eye, The British Museum, The London Dungeon, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Shopping London offers everything from designer shops in Kensington and Knightsbridge to shopping malls and retail parks spread around Central and Greater London. Locally, you will find Borough Market is a fine example of one of the high-quality street markets available in London; it has occupied its present site for the 250 years. There is also a wide range of local shops and supermarkets for your shopping needs. Sport in London London is home to many professional clubs from a range of sports including football, cricket and rugby. World famous venues such as Wembley Stadium, Twickenham Rugby Ground, the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament and Cricket at the Oval and Lords are all located in the Capital. 4
  7. 7. Postgraduate Courses POSTGRADUATE COURSES MBA Programme* Master of Business Administration Semester 1 } Management Skills and Entrepreneurship } Marketing Management Total Fee £6,450* } Financial Analysis and Management Semester 2 Duration 12 Months (Full-time) Semester 2 comprises of two core modules Requirements plus two electives. } A Bachelors Degree from a recognised university } Strategic Management with good grades (should be equivalent to a } Managing Human Capital UK Bachelors (Hons) Degree) } Should be at least 21 years old Electives } Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all other components or equivalent Marketing Electives recognised English language qualification. } Strategic Marketing } International Marketing Management (To be chosen by students enrolled on the MBA The Master of Business Administration (MBA) course who wish to specialise in Marketing) attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The UK MBA programmes typically Finance Electives consist of a set number of taught courses plus the Major Project. } Corporate Finance } Financial Markets and Investment Analysis The core courses in the MBA programme are designed to introduce students to the various (To be chosen by students enrolled on the MBA areas of business such as Accounting, Finance, course who wish to specialise in Finance) Marketing, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management. Students on the MBA International Business Electives programme also have a choice of options allowing } International Business them to specialise in finance, marketing or } International Marketing Management international business. An MBA can vastly improve a graduate’s career quality and future prospects; (To be chosen by students enrolled on the MBA It is an international qualification that is respected course who wish to specialise in International by employers around the world. Business) Students who do not have the relevant prior Students enrolled on the MBA course who wish qualifications or experience may be required to to undertake a more general programme may undertake an additional semester of study, choose any 2 of the above electives. the MBA Principles Stage, extending the course to to 16 months**. Semester This course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff } Research Methodologies Metropolitan University. } Major Project Students will be required to undertake one of the following approved modes of study. This is subject to approval by their course leader: * Information correct at time of publication. Course fees } Integrated Case Study; OR and programme content may be subject to change. This } Business Development Proposal; OR document does not form part of a contract between you and the college. } Dissertation ** Total course fee for the 16 month programme is £6,950. 6
  8. 8. POSTGRADUATE COURSESReasons to Study an MBABuilding a Career Critical ThinkingThis is not only an MBA, but one from a reputable An MBA provides the essential tools forBritish University which can enhance career advanced critical thinking creating a platformprospects. Cardiff Metropolitan University is a for successful interaction with colleagues fromrespected educational establishment, highly rated different backgrounds and areas of, among others, The Times Good University Guide. This improves an overall strategic, tactical and operational understanding of corporate structures.Advancement Self-ActualisationMBAs provide a passport to promotionopportunities from junior to senior level The MBA qualification is a means of improvingmanagement in multinational companies. confidence in self-attainment, both commercially and financially.Employers’ Preference DynamismThe current trend is for employers to recruitMBA postgraduates rather than undergraduates. MBAs provide the necessary transferable skillsTherefore, an MBA qualification will be a to cope with the management of change in asignificant advantage on any CV. work environment. The MBA course specification includes an emphasis on the development ofIncreased Earnings entrepreneurship, business ethics, innovation and leadership skills.Research provides evidence that employees withan MBA qualification command higher salaries. Mobility in the Global Job MarketThis is true of employees whether they work inAsia, the Middle East or Europe. Having an MBA qualification can ensure greater employee mobility and increase opportunitiesEmployers’ Recognition within the global job market.Employers recognise the fact that an MBA isthe advanced business degree of choice andprovides the employee with the necessary skillsand understanding of commercial operations tocontribute to an internationally viable enterprise. 7
  9. 9. Postgraduate Courses The programme aims to: POSTGRADUATE COURSES } Provide students with the skills and knowledge to place them at the forefront of MSc Information Technology a specific academic or professional discipline. } Enable students to critically analyse received Total Fee £6,950 * knowledge through independent research. } Provide students with a platform where they Duration 16 Months (Full time) can apply creative problem solving skills. Requirements } Enable students to become reflective } A Bachelors degree from a recognised university practitioners; able to make practical with good grades (should be equivalent to a decisions based on an understanding of UK Bachelors (Hons) degree) academic content and processes as well as } Should be at least 21 years old practical experience. } Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all other components or equivalent } Encourage students to objectively analyse recognised English language qualification. their personal competencies and opportunities for self-development and build on the learning arising from the programme. Rapid advances in technology mean that we live in an ever changing world. By far the most MSc Programme* important driving factor in this change is the swift development of Information Technology. Semester 1 The MSc Information Technology course is } Information Systems and Technologies designed to track technological changes and to } Maths for Computing and Introduction enable students to develop into consummate to Programming professionals in this rapidly evolving field. The } Networking Essentials programme includes topics that will help to } Concepts of Databases develop understanding in a range of technology related areas with the aim of helping to build a Semester 2 career in the development and application of IT; } Programming Methodology Key targets include the fields of Communications } Relational Database Systems and Management Information Systems. } Data Communications, Networks and Digital Communications This course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University. Semester 3 } Project Management and Research Methodology } Strategic Information Systems } Systems Analysis and Semester 4 } Dissertation * Information correct at time of publication. Course fees and programme content may be subject to change. This document does not form part of a contract between you and the college. 8
  10. 10. POSTGRADUATE COURSESPostgraduate CoursesMSc International Tourism Management Furthermore, while customer focus and quality of service are critical aspects of the industry, the increasing use of information and communicationTotal Fee £6,450* technology has seen an increased proportion of tourism products bought over the internet. To succeed in global business, tourism organisations and theirDuration 12 Months (Full-time) managers must adapt their operational approach accordingly. Therefore, this course also attempts toRequirements address current needs in a changing marketplace.} A Bachelors degree from a recognised university with good grades (should be equivalent to a This course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff UK Bachelors (Hons) degree) Metropolitan University.} Should be at least 21 years old} Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in all other components or equivalent MSc Programme* recognised English language qualification. Semester 1The MSc programme in International Tourism } Strategic Innovative Marketing ManagementManagement is designed to enable students } Strategic Financial Managementto develop concepts and theories relating to } Managing Human Capitalinternational tourism management, stimulate } Contextualising Internationalcritical thinking and the use of multi-disciplinary Tourism Managementperspectives to transform management problemsinto opportunities. The design of this course is such Semester 2that research forms a key part of the programme } Research Methods for Tourism and order to encourage students to develop an Hospitality management approach to reflective practice. } Tourism and Hospitality Strategy in the Global MarketplaceThe tourism industry accounts for 10 percent of } Current issues in International Tourismemployment worldwide. The management skills and Hospitalityare very similar to those offered by other industriessuch as Hospitality, but there are aspects of tourism Semester 3management unique to its purpose. Developinga distinctive tourism product helps differentiate it } Dissertationfrom the global competition; exclusive products * Information correct at time of publication. Course feescan command higher prices in the market place. and programme content may be subject to change. ThisFor this reason, this course promotes creativity and document does not form part of a contract between youinnovation in tourism management techniques. and the college. 9
  11. 11. POSTGRADUATE COURSES Postgraduate Courses MSc International Hospitality Management With so much choice available for both business and recreational activities, successful hospitality providers need to offer a distinctive product. It follows that Total Fee £6,450* good hospitality managers have, as well as business acumen, a sense of creativity and innovation as distinctive products can command higher prices in Duration 12 Months (Full-time) the marketplace. While customer focus and quality of service are critical aspects of the industry, the Requirements increasing use of information and communication } A Bachelors degree from a recognised university technology places increasing pressure on managers with good grades (should be equivalent to a to be constantly aware of technological changes and UK Bachelors (Hons) degree) adapt their market approach accordingly. } Should be at least 21 years old } Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with at This course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff least 5.5 in all other components or equivalent Metropolitan University. recognised English language qualification. The MSc International Hospitality Management MSc Programme* course is designed to enable students to develop concepts and theories relating to the strategic Semester 1 development of business in this growing field while } Strategic Innovative Marketing Management linking creative thinking with the use of } Strategic Financial Management new media and technology.The course is designed in } Managing Human Capital order to encourage the development and evidence- } Contextualising Hospitality Management based approach to reflective practice through detailed research and reporting. The Semester 2 industry, encompassing everything from hotel chains to independently run cafes and food outlets, plays } Research Methods for Tourism and an important role in the global economy. Hospitality management } Tourism and Hospitality Strategy in the Global Marketplace } Current issues in International Tourism and Hospitality * Information correct at time of publication. Course fees and programme content may be subject to change. This Semester 3 document does not form part of a contract between you and the college. } Dissertation 10
  12. 12. Postgraduate Courses POSTGRADUATE COURSESPhD / Professional Doctorate Professional Doctorate The Professional Doctorate programme focusesTotal Fee £14,950 * on the development of new professional practice. It aims to enable students to make a significant contribution to their chosen field by developingDuration 3 Years Minimum (Full-time) new applied knowledge. Students develop a high level of subject expertise and professionalRequirements knowledge and take this knowledge further} A Masters degree relevant to the proposed through work-based, applied research. research project from a recognised university.} Applicants with a lower or non-graduate The Professional Doctorate is more structured qualifications will be considered on an than the PhD programme and comprises of taught individual basis. modules in addition to the research project.} Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at In order to embark on a professional doctorate least 6.5 in reading and writing, and 6.0 in all the applicant needs to have access to a business, other components (or equivalent professional or public sector organisation in which recognised English language qualification.) he/she can undertake the research project. Course ScheduleDoctor of Philosophy (PhD) While the Doctoral programme is focused onPhDs are awarded for the development of new individual research and learning, students aretheory through original research. PhD candidates required to attend a research methods course andare required to undertake training in research a monthly seminar. They are also required to meetmethods, to attend research seminars and to with their Research Supervisor every two weeksdesign and implement research to enable them to review their progress and their Director ofto generate significant new knowledge in their Studies bimonthly.subject area. This research is presented in athesis not exceeding 100,000 words and the Course Assessmentstudent must satisfy the examiners in a viva voceexamination. The award of a PhD qualification is based on acceptance of the final dissertation and satisfactory performance in a viva voce examination. Degree Award This course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University. * Information correct at time of publication. Course fees and programme content may be subject to change. This document does not form part of a contract between you and the college. 11
  13. 13. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES Undergraduate Business Courses BA (Hons) Business Studies BA Programme* Total Fee £11,950 * Semester 1 } Marketing Management Duration 2 Years (6 Semesters, Full-time) } Managing Information and Technology } Quantitative Techniques in Business Requirements } 2 ‘A’ Level passes or equivalent Semester 2 } Should be at least 18 years old } Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with at } Business Accounting least 5.5 in all other components or equivalent } Managerial Economics recognised qualification. } Organisational Behaviour Semester 3 The BA (Hons) Business Studies Programme } Human Resource Management is designed to prepare students for entry level } Project Management employment and future managerial positions } Personal Managerial Effectiveness in a variety of commercial, industrial and service organisations. Semester 4 This course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff } Business Research Methodologies Metropolitan University. } International Business } Financial Management Semester 5 } Strategic Management } Entrepreneurship } Dissertation OR Major Project (Commences Semester 5) Semester 6 * Information correct at time of publication. Course fees } Innovation and Technology Management and programme content may be subject to change. This } Integrated Case Study document does not form part of a contract between you and the college. } Dissertation OR Major Project (completed in Semester 6) 12
  14. 14. UNDERGRADUATE COURSESUndergraduate Computing DegreesBSc (Hons) Computing BSc Programme*Total Fee £10,950 * Semesters 1 & 2 } Maths for Computing andDuration 2 Years (6 Semesters, Full-time) Introduction to Programming } Object Modeling TechniquesRequirements } Database Systems Management} 2 ‘A’ Level passes or equivalent } E-Commerce and Web Design} Should be at least 18 years old } Object Oriented Programming} Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 with at } Multimedia and Graphics least 5.5 in all other components or equivalent recognised qualification. Semesters 3 & 4 } Operating Systems } Networking and Data CommunicationsThis undergraduate programme introduces } Human Computer Interactionstudent to various areas of computer applications } Mark-Up Language Applicationsincluding latest developments in the Information } Client Server ArchitectureTechnology industry. Increasingly, employers see } Software Engineeringa computing qualification as a sign of a well-rounded academic background. Semesters 5 & 6 } Academic Research and DevelopmentFast growing computing technology and information } Management Information Systemssystems have become critical components of } Software Project Managementalmost every enterprise. Companies want to recruit } Project (Double Module)expert professionals who can apply computer science } Advanced Software Engineeringprinciples, whilst simultaneously demonstratingbusiness knowledge and application proficiency.The principle aim of the programme is therefore toendow students with the knowledge, skills andpotential to embark on a career involving computerapplications in the international environment.This course leads to a degree awarded by Cardiff * Information correct at time of publication. Course feesMetropolitan University. and programme content may be subject to change. This document does not form part of a contract between you and the college. 13
  15. 15. The Student Experience THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE Library Training Workshops The College library stock comprises of both a Students on the BA Business Studies course are loan and reference collection of all core texts invited to attend a management training workshop. plus recommended reading. The collection on Students are divided into groups and are coached study skills and research methodologies is highly in skills such as team work, creativity, corporate recommended. Both print and online resources presentations, time management, leadership, are available to help students with their studies. problem solving and negotiation. These events These include peer-reviewed academic journals, present students with a more practical approach Datamonitor Reports (a source of premium global to learning very different from the methodology information on companies) and over 40,000 adopted in a classroom environment. In addition, electronic books. There is a separate online the programme provides them with an opportunity database of the prescribed core texts. The leading to expand their social and life skills, bond with UK daily newspapers are also in stock in hard other students and make new friends. copy. There are subsidised photocopying facilities and unlimited access to the internet. All students participating in these interactive workshops will have the chance to acquire Computer Facilities leadership skills, make investment decisions, hone their time management, negotiating techniques The Computer Laboratory is equipped with the and develop greater business acumen. latest terminals and students have free access to the Internet and e-mail facilities (academic In short, the management training workshop is not purposes only). The School also provides initial to be missed and is an event that is guaranteed to practical training for students. leave an indelible mark in the minds of the students. Student feedback from these events Student Common Rooms is consistently and overwhelmingly positive. For relaxation and recreation, our main campuses Sporting Activities have Student Common Rooms. The basement at Chaucer House also offers a comfortable LSC organises various sporting events such as seating area for students. All our campuses have football and cricket. Students have the opportunity WiFi facilities. Notice boards are situated in the to play Cricket at competitive level against other Common Rooms and around the School displaying Institutions in the national university leagues. information of interest to all students including details of school trips, sports days and parties, as The LSC Cricket Team have been regional British well as important deadlines and contact numbers Universities and Colleges Sports league champions of staff. two years running and have even played matches internationally. Counselling Services LSC provides a student counselling service which gives practical help and advice on both academic and non-academic issues. This team Administrative Support Staff whose role is to help with concerns such as visa and registration matters. 14
  16. 16. Faculty Profiles FACULTY PROFILES Dr. Lester Massingham PhD - Dr. Lester Dr. Rajendra Kumar BSc, MBA, MA, MPhil, Massingham is a world-renowned Marketing and PhD - Has 14 years of industry experience Strategy Consultant to Governments, Private and including consultancy, in the fields of marketing, Public Sector Multinational Enterprises. He is also human resources and sales promotion. He has an accomplished author and has several over 13 years of teaching experience in British and bestselling books to his credit. He holds the Australian university programmes and has guided position of Director of Studies for the Executive many undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. MBA programme in International Marketing Dr. Kumar is the Course Leader for postgraduate awarded by the Berne University of Applied degree programmes in the Business Department. He Sciences and is now Director, Executive MBA, is also a member of CIM, CMI and the Institute of London School of Commerce (UK) Group of Colleges. Consulting, London. Subject Specialisms - Strategic Human Resource Management, Managing Human Professor Geoffrey Lancaster MSc, PhD, Capital, Management Skills and Entrepreneurship. DMS, FCIM, FLCC, MIMgt, MCIPS - Author of more than 30 textbooks on marketing and related Nigel Kermode MA, MPhil, PGCE, MBCS - Has areas and approximately 100 academic papers and industrial and teaching experience spanning 33 conference addresses in journals. Teaches in years. He is actively involved in corporate Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia. Consultant in consultation providing advice and guidance on a the fields of management, media and variety of software development projects and communications. Professor Lancaster is the products. He has also guided numerous Emeritus Dean. Subject Specialisms - Marketing dissertations and research projects in academia. Management and Strategic Marketing. Subject Specialisms - Client Server Architecture and IT Project Management. Professor Don Harper BA (Hons), FMI, FRSA, AFBPS - Formerly Senior Lecturer in Imperial Chandranna Rayadurg BSc, MCA - Has 19 years College, Professor Harper is currently Visiting experience in academic IT teaching and corporate IT Fellow in the Institute of Management at the training in both South Asia and the UK and was London School of Economics. He has also taught previously associated with Forbes (UK) in their senior management programmes in the Enterprise corporate IT training division. Subject Specialisms LSE division and published numerous research - Programming in Java, XML Advanced Programming papers in areas of interest and specialisation. and Database Systems Management. Professor Harper is the Director of Research at LSC. Subject Specialisms - Research Methodology. Paul Reynolds BA (Hons), MSc - After thirteen years of experience in management and marketing, Dr. Uma Mohan MSc, MMS, MS, PhD - he has been teaching for nearly 25 years across Has 23 years international teaching experience in Europe and Asia. He is also an Examiner for the Europe, Asia and Australia. Dr Mohan has guided Chartered Institute of Marketing and Authored numerous dissertations in the field of computing textbooks in Marketing. Subject Specialisms - and Information Technology. Dr. Mohan is the International Marketing Management. Senior Course Leader and Head of the Computing Department. Subject Specialisms - Numerical Mervyn Sookun BSc, MSc - Has been teaching Methods, Strategic Systems Management, Systems for 14 years at various British and Australian Analysis and Design. universities, including the University of Hull, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside and Dr. Vijay Shenai BTech, MBA, PhD - Worked in Oxford Brookes University. He has guided a number industry internationally for 20 years, both in of student research projects. Subject Specialisms - Europe and Asia, then moved into academia and Corporate Strategy and Total Quality Management. has been teaching for the last 10 years. Taught on various British and Australian university Ms. Ellie Semsar BA (Hons), MBA - Worked in programmes including University of London. the corporate world for seven years then moved Currently a visiting faculty member at Imperial into academia and has been teaching for the last College, London. Has been involved in the seven years both undergraduate and graduate guidance of student dissertations and research students. Subject Specialisms - Business and projects. Subject Specialisms - Financial Management Managerial Economics, Microeconomics and and Decision Making and Corporate Finance. Macroeconomics. 16
  17. 17. Student Academic Requirements STUDENT ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTSAttendance Fee PaymentsThe School undertakes constant monitoring of Your course fee includes all costs associated withstudent attendance at lectures on a daily basis. your recruitment and admission and the costWeekly percentage attendance figures are of your tuition fee. When students are payingavailable for each student to inspect online. The fees by instalment they must comply with theSchool requires attendance of at least 80% of instalment arrangements pertaining to theirclasses. The Student Visa, issued by the Home course. Deadline dates are set for the balance ofOffice of the British Government, is granted on the fee payments, which must be met by students inproviso that you are attending a full-time course order to enable them to progress through theirat LSC. Therefore, non-attendance of lectures studies. The School fees are not refundable ormeans not complying with the conditions under transferable under any circumstances. In thewhich the visa was issued. event of absenteeism or failure in an examination, the student will be required to pay the appropriateIn the event of non-compliance of attendance resit examination fees which prevail at the time.regulations, the School will inform the sponsorsand parents of the erring student. Furthermore, Frequently Asked Questions bythe UKBA and the visa-issuing High Commission International Studentswill be informed of the attendance record. Also,there is a direct correlation between examination What is the average cost of living in Londonpass rates and attendance at lectures. If a as an International student? London is astudent’s attendance is unsatisfactory, he/ reasonably priced city offering good qualityshe will be barred from sitting for the School’s affordable living and abundant accommodation.examination or will eventually be terminated from Students will need of £800 - £1000 a monththe programme. to cover living expenses. This includes accommodation, food and transportation. ThisAssessments may vary depending on your budget for rent, food, transport and leisure activities.Students must submit all the relevant assignmentson time and deadlines will not be extended. Are Student Visas difficult to obtain?Students must attend classes and sit for all No. If you satisfy the Tier 4 Entry Requirements,the examinations. have sufficient funds to cover the cost of study and living expenses and are able to demonstrateDeferments/Changes of Course your bonafide student status, you should have no difficulty in obtaining a student visa.Students cannot change course or defer thesemester without prior written authorisation of LSC. Can I give the fee deposit draft to the School Representative? Normally students areLaptop/Computer required to pay a deposit prior to enrolment. Your offer letter will mention the details as regards toThe student should budget as part of his/her the payment of this deposit. Fee deposits shouldexpenses to buy a laptop/personal computer prior be paid by way of Banker’s Draft made payable toto the commencement of the course. the ‘London School of Commerce’. Can I defer or change my course after my arrival in London? Students will not be allowedThe student should budget as part of his/her to defer or change the course in London, after anexpenses to buy the recommended core textbooks offer letter and CAS letter have been issued by thefor all course modules prior to the commencement London School of Commerce.of the course. 17
  18. 18. Admission and Application Process ADMISSION AND APPLICATION PROCESS Students are advised to apply well in advance of Country Specific Bursaries/Scholarships the course commencement date as courses tend to be oversubscribed. Adequate time should be The School offers bursaries/scholarships for allowed for the processing of the visa application, students from certain countries from time to time. confirmation of accommodation and other formalities. Please contact the School for further details. To gain admission to degree courses conducted Confirmation of Admission/Fee Instalments at LSC, the following documents are required: If a student has received an offer of admission } Completed application form duly signed from LSC, they are expected to confirm their by the applicant acceptance by way of paying the tuition fee deposit within 28 days from the date of offer. } Copies of relevant official educational Admission will not be confirmed if the deposit is certificates and transcripts (translated and not paid. attested by an authorised representative or notary public) Confirmation of Acceptance of Study (CAS) } Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 Once an offer letter has been received and the with at least 5.5 in all other components appropriate deposit has been paid, then students or equivalent recognised qualification. requiring a Visa can apply for a CAS letter in order to progress their UK Student Visa application. } Curriculum Vitae (CV) in the case of mature The balance of fees, after deduction of the deposit applicants, with details of work experience can be paid in instalments as specified in the offer letter. The first instalment will be prior to the end } Details of two referees, of which at least one of the first semester examinations/assignments should be an academic referee. and will continue every semester in the same manner. As part of the application process, LSC will Refund of Tuition Fees conduct interviews with each student. LSC’s refund policy is as below: In the first instance, prospective students will be interviewed by a local marketing officer. The a) Fees will be refunded in full, if the student’s student will then be interviewed separately by a application is declined by LSC. senior staff member to ensure their suitability for the course. (Interviews will be carried out orally b) In the case of overseas students, if the either in person, over the telephone, or through student’s visa is refused, all fees will be other communication methods). refunded in full. Please Note: Receipt of application does not c) In the case of overseas students, once a automatically guarantee a place at LSC. LSC student has obtained a visa, but does not reserves the right to decline the offer of a commence the course, £1,650 of the initial place if the candidate does not meet specified deposit paid will not be refunded. Any deposits requirements at the time of application. paid in excess of £1,650 may be refunded the sole discretion of the School. d) Once the student has commenced the course, fees will not be refunded. 18
  19. 19. Accommodation in London ACCOMMODATION IN LONDONIf they wish, Students are free to arrange their Shared Student Flats and Housesown accommodation while studying at the LondonSchool of Commerce (LSC), and LSC does provide Shared student flats and houses are suitable foraccommodation options and support. students who want more independence. You will have a single or shared study bedroom withCare is taken to meet the requirements of shared cooking and washing facilities. Beddingall students. The college has an associated packs are available for purchase. These includeaccommodation provider and comprehensive a new duvet, pillow, sheet, duvet cover andadvice will be given. Approved properties are pillowcase. There will often be a communalinspected and regularly monitored to ensure the living area but not always. Many of the studenthighest standards are maintained. houses and flats have internet access and student rooms that will have a study area comprising of aAll recommended student houses and study table and a chair. Students will be entirelyaccommodation are in residential areas of independent, cooking and cleaning for themselves.South London with easy access to the School. You will normally be sharing with other studentsApproximate travelling time is 30-45 minutes from your school, but you can request to staydirect into London Bridge, the average commute with friends. The price includes all bills (up to atime within London. maximum amount per student).The following examples of available Price (per week):accommodation are given as a guide only: Single room - £75 - £100Homestay Shared room - £55 - £75 Other Costs: Bedding pack - £50Homestay is a popular choice for students on Tenancy Agreement - £35first arrival in London. Our Homestay providersare very friendly and can help students orientate Private Lodgingsthemselves. Homestay is suitable for students whowant a lot of contact with their host. Students This is similar to Homestay, but suitable forwill have a single or shared study bedroom and students who wish to be even more independent.shared washing facilities. Homestay includes bed, You will have a single or shared study bedroombreakfast, main evening meal and full meals at and shared washing facilities. Meals will not beweekends. Students will also have laundry facilities, provided but you will have access to kitchennormally once a week although there may be a facilities. The accommodation provider may live insmall charge for this. The price includes all bills, but the home with their family, as may other students.bear in mind that the student is living in someone You may have laundry facilities, normally once aelse’s home and should respect their rules. week although there may be a small charge for this. The price includes all bills but bear in mindPrice (per week): that you are living in someone else’s home and should respect their rules.Single room - £110 - £150Shared room - £90 - £120 Price (per week): Single room - £75 - £95 Shared room - £65 - £85 19
  20. 20. The LSC Group THE LSC GROUP The London School of Commerce Group (or In association with Cardiff Metropolitan University, the LSC Group) includes the London School of LSC has one of the largest campus-based MBA Commerce (LSC) and the School of Business courses in Europe. It is also bigger than many and Law (SBL). It also has overseas campuses UK universities and has larger numbers of operating in Serbia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, international students than all but ten of the Sri Lanka, with additional campus facilities in major universities in the UK. Kenya and Vietnam. The LSC Group is a highly successful business Based in central London, adjacent to the City of in its own right and employs over four hundred London, the Colleges have three large modern highly qualified Academic and Administration staff Campuses. The LSC Group of Colleges have including marketing and support staff based in current enrolments of over 7,000 students over forty countries worldwide. from over 130 different countries studying for undergraduate and postgraduate (both Research and Taught) degrees in the areas of Business, Information Technology and Management. The LSC Group is proud of the high level of success of its students, their excellent standard of attendance and commitment and the significantly large numbers of former students who have developed successful business careers throughout the world. CAMPUSES London BelgradeCAMPUSES London Nairobi ColomboNairobi Dhaka Colombo Dhaka Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES : Accra, 20 Istanbul, REPRESENTATIVE OFF
  21. 21. THE LSC GROUP The LSC Group also holds ownership of a preparatory school located in Cornwall providing education for children up to the age of 18. As a group we therefore operate in the full spectrum of primary, secondary and tertiary education. In a recent assessment, the quality and standard LSC BELGRADE of the education provided at St. Piran’s School was rated as outstanding by OFSTED (The Office for Standards in Education). WIC KUALA LUMPUR BSC NAIROBI Bangkok, Beijing, Bogota, Chennai, Dar es Salaam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City,, Kolkata, Lagos, Mumbai, New Delhi, Rawalpindi, Tbilisi, Ulan Bator, Yaounde 21 BSC COLOMBO
  22. 22. London School of Commerce The Associate College of Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityLondon School of CommerceChaucer House, White Hart Yard, London SE1 1NX United KingdomTel: +44 (0)207 357 0077 | Fax: +44 (0)207 403 1163Email: | © London School of Commerce Group of Colleges 2012. All rights reserved. Date of Publication September 2012.