UK school to train Pakistan’s future businessmen

Published: November 21, 2012
British Deputy High Commissioner Francis Campbell welcomed the presence of LSBF in Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

British Deputy High Commissioner Francis Campbell welcomed the presence of LSBF in Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) is offering a new programme that will train students while simultaneously strengthening ties between the two countries.

A reception was organised on Monday at the elegantly decorated Acton House in Clifton. British Deputy High Commissioner Francis Campbell welcomed the presence of LSBF in Pakistan, hoping that it would be one way in which greater ties can be established between Pakistan and the UK.

Campbell said that this good news was much needed at a time when “Karachi and Pakistan are in the headlines for the wrong things.” For this reason, it was important to celebrate the arrival of education. Around 28 Pakistani students will be going to the business school in February to embark on the new programme it will offer.

Campbell, who is also the director for UK Trade and Investment, said that the institution in London, which opened its doors back in 2004 offers short courses, as well. The new 360 programme will have undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a focus on training people for different careers in Pakistan.

Francis Campbell

“We hope that this will help link business communities in both countries,” said Campbell. He said that Britain is strongly committed to investing in Pakistan. Several foreign chains, such as Next and Debenhams, have also started opening stores in the country. “We want to showcase a different positive image of the city.”

Faisal Azeem, LSBF’s head in Pakistan, said that the school has opened three offices in the city and students wishing to apply can seek information from them. “In the future, we will jointly work with the country’s educational institutions and enhance business education.” He said that with the new career development programme, students would not only learn how to become savvy managers but also be equipped with degrees recognised across the globe.

Azeem said that the programme was tough and will help many students secure a bright future in Pakistan.”We hope to prepare Pakistani students to make an impact not only in the local but the global business market as well.”

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2012.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Adolf Hitler
    Nov 21, 2012 - 2:21AM

    finally something good!


  • Khan Bhai
    Nov 21, 2012 - 6:36AM

    Pakistan needs education and development more than we need nuclear weapons.


  • m.
    Nov 21, 2012 - 7:53AM

    BusinessMEN? women cant study business?
    Why is ET being sexist?


  • nomi
    Nov 21, 2012 - 9:45AM

    Oh please do not educate Pakistanis as they acquire education and blame the west.


  • Usman786
    Nov 21, 2012 - 10:21AM

    @m.: Donot just write crap.
    Pakistani should be careful to go to 1st tier universities otherwise there is no point going there when you can not work part time for 20 hrs. UK has done a good job by making univeristies (madrasahs called in Urdu) open to foreign, charging them more than triple the rate of UK and EU students thus building there economy esp with help of ACCA, CIMA, etc


  • Nov 21, 2012 - 4:50PM

    With this I will request British High Commission to kindly revisit your FCO travel advisory towards Pakistan, my trip to World Travel Market London has been a big disappointment this time, for the last 2 weeks I am in the UK and struggling to convince a single trekking and climbing expedition to Pakistan for summer 2013.
    Najeeb Ahmed Khan
    Himalayan Holidays (Pvt) Ltd
    Winner of the Virgin Holidays World Responsible Tourism Award 2011


  • Sajida
    Nov 22, 2012 - 1:30AM

    Money would be better spent helping Pakistan develop places where British tourists could come and spend their money. Also, Britain is getting too expensive to live in. Maybe the Government should look at developing foreign homes for its rapidly impoverished citizens in developing countries like Pakistan?


  • Saiful Islam
    Nov 23, 2012 - 1:10AM

    LSBF had a visit from the QAA equivalent to Pakistan HEC and failed in several areas. They recently had protest videos outside one office from YouTube legally removed .people in Pakistan are unaware that, . LSBF is owned by an Israeli family and at least one of its directors Valery served in the Israel defence force IDF.


  • Berhan Islam
    Nov 23, 2012 - 1:53AM

    LSBF also is not a University it is a private college. Its qualifications are awarded by London Met University. The only University in the UK to have is license revoked for sponsoring international students.

    It seems support LSBF support Israel from other comments.


  • Berhan Islam
    Nov 23, 2012 - 2:51AM

    So no mention of Israel connections just Pakistan staff. Clever work! Just bring in local chai wala for Israeli masters. LSBF how much does it pay Israel each year? It seems pay fees and funding for hurting Palestine people. Israel doesn’t accept pakistans passport but they are happy to take our money in UK. Advertise lots in Pakistan get big name and even though poor quality we eat it up.


  • Nov 28, 2012 - 6:01PM

    there is more info about the university and the programmes here:


  • v2
    Dec 5, 2012 - 12:35PM

    To make it clear LSBF is NOT a University. It does not have degree awarding powers. No work rights. It doesn’t have campuses all over the world it has rooms rented in buildings for most of them.


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