In the present world, Business Education is a necessity to facilitate progress, be it financial or governmental. As a result of recent Government intervention, Universities have had to increase their fees for students and it now appears that over 70% of these institutions will be charging the proposed £9,000pa.
The management of LCA Business School is fully cognisant of the tremendous hardship this will prove for the average student. LCA Business School is at the forefront of Financial Studies in the private sector and this has resulted in 2 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, the first in 2006 and the recent in 2010. It is the first primarily Accountancy college to be given these honours. The main reason for these achievements is the foresight of its Chairman, Ravi Gill, who wished to give back to society some of which he was fortunate enough to be given. He has recruited staffs, both academic and support, who have demonstrated their care for the success of LCA students.
Having firmly established its professional routes, the college started exploring academic studies both undergraduate and postgraduate. It has established a firm foundation with Anglia Ruskin University resulting in a great measure of success for its students.
Even before the present Government proposals, LCA was charging the same reasonable fees for both Home and Overseas students. In its present expansion, it is cooperating with University of Wales as well. It has secured state of the art premises in the City at 19 Charterhouse Street, EC1N 6RA and it continues to promulgate academic excellence coupled with student integrity.
In particular, Home students who will find the increase in fees as an impediment to their studies will now be able to study and work. The proposed programmes all taken into account the student’s necessity for earning. Students will attend college for 2 days per week and have the rest of the week free not only to earn financially, but also to produce work of high academic standards. Employers, who will assist students by giving time off for their employees to attend college, will approve the proposed programme for their work will be interrupted on only 2 days per week. This will enable the student employee to put into practice academic theories encountered in their studies.
In order to be of further assistance to its students, LCA’s programmes will allow home students to work part time to pay their fees, for the college will draw up individual payment plans as agreed with its students, and at the end of their studies the student will have nil indebtedness.
LCA has already embarked on a programme to draw potential students’ attention that their dream of an academic qualification can become a reality. It is at the forefront of demolishing any ideas that academia is only available for those of financial means.
For our home students, LCA stands by its mission statement “work, earn and learn”. It is also synonymous with value for money and has always believed that through hard work, academic attainment can be ecstatic.