London South Bank University, School of Business

In the School of Business we have a distinctly global perspective, reflected in the focus of our teaching and collaborations across a range of international institutions.

Students of LSBU’s School of Business offer a free drop-in service to local businesses. A trained team of Student Advisers can help your business with advice on: small business accounting, marketing, social media and IT solutions. Student Advisers are backed up by University professional and academic staff.

If you have identified an area of the business mix that you need some support in, a particular problem that you want to solve, or an opportunity that you want to evaluate, the student-led Business Solutions Centre can help you.

The Business Solutions Centre is staffed by Student Advisers who have been through a comprehensive recruitment and training process. A member of LSBU staff will supervise the Advisers.

Areas of expertise

You can tap into the following expertise within the School of Business' academic staff and trained Student Advisers:

  • Business law
  • Tax and small business accounting
  • E-business and e-commerce
  • Forecasting and costing
  • Access to finance
  • Investment appraisal and risk management
  • Intellectual property
  • IT solutions
  • Project management
  • Marketing and social media
  • Consumer behaviour and brand management
  • Business development

Other services available to small businesses

Consultancy and knowledge transfer (KTP) - The Knowledge Exchange Institutes help businesses to introduce and embed change, such as developing new technologies and streamlining processes. We can also access government grants and funding to cover costs. Find out more about the KTP.

Office Space - There's a lot more to our work spaces than office rental and desk space. Our tenant community is made up of established SMEs, start-ups, student businesses, academics, and members of the Research, Enterprise and innovation Team who share knowledge, experience and creativity to foster success and create opportunity. Find out more about our office space.

Facilities and venue hire

Specialist facilities hire - We are proud to offer a range of specialist facilities. Many of the spaces also come with specialist technical services if you need that extra level of support. Find out more about our specialist facilities here.

Film locations - We offer a variety of unique, hard to access filming spaces including labs, hospital wards, lecture theatres and studio spaces, all in a central filming location with its own private roadway. Find out more about our film locations.

Apprenticeships - London South Bank University (LSBU) has been working with employers to meet their education and training needs since 1892 and today over a third of our students are sponsored by their employer to study with us.

As one of the first universities to offer apprenticeships, you can be confident in us delivering excellent training for your staff and support for you as an employer. Find out more about our apprenticeships.

Workforce development - We currently partner with close to 1000 organisations to provide education to their employees, including Savills and GlaxoSmithKline. Find out more about our workforce development.

Want to read about small businesses’ experiences with us? Then why not read about a number of case studies which we have available on our website.

More about the School of Business

Our London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research offers world class research in areas such as Digital Economy, Entrepreneurial Skills Development and Experiential Learning, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Intercultural Management, and Economic and Financial Modelling.

Our students are able to gain valuable work-related experience through engagement in consultancy projects, live briefs, work placements, business games and simulations. There are many opportunities to connect with employers, too – through our business networks, our Business Solutions Centre, partnerships with international universities, volunteering, research projects and social enterprises.

The School takes pride in its teaching staff’s dedication to ensuring that its students have access to a first-class learning and teaching experience – something which is consistently reflected in high National Student Survey (NSS) scores that put the LSBU Business School amongst the highest ranked modern universities in London for Teaching in areas such as Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Business. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of employers and are underpinned by relevant professional accreditation. We work closely with the key professional bodies, industry groups and our own alumni groups to ensure we focus on the employability skills and attributes that our graduates need to have.

Past Events

Whats happening in graduate employment? – LSBU annual lecture

Events Theatre, Keyworth Building,

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Event Details: Making a success of graduate recruitment and retention will be essential for UK business as labour market shortages begin to bite. Sam Gordon from the Institute of…

Digital marketing for small businesses in the 21st century – operating locally and globally

Keyworth Centre

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London South Bank University, Brandmovers and Southwark Chambers of Commerce are holding an open event for any prospective members, current chambers members, and inviting other…

Following My Intuition – How to dream, believe and achieve success

London Road, Room LR-259, London South Bank University, 100-116 London Road SE1 6LN

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Come and hear from serial entrepreneur, Jordan Kensington as he shares his personal story of dreaming big and turning ideas into reality. He'll be sharing his keys to success and…

Business Advice

Opening your eyes to international growth

As the founder of a digital agency, Cameron and Wilding Ltd, I know all too well what it is like to juggle a million different priorities as you grow a business. So when do you…


Developing the entrepreneurial capabilities of students through engagement in extra curricular activities

At London South Bank University (LSBU) our mission is to be recognised as an enterprising civic university that addresses real world challenges. As a business school we have…