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Professional links IOEE and CIMA

The economics team at LSBU are closely involved with the Centre for International Business Studies or CIBS. The current Research Director of CIBS, Dr Peter Luke, is also the subject group leader and course director for this course. Recent guest speakers reflect the range of disciplines across the School of Business and students studying economics are actively encouraged to attend the lecture series held each semester.

Recent guests include Gian Paolo Ansaloni, Deputy Chief Economist at the Home Office, who spoke to students about what it's like to work as a government economist, and about the fast stream route into the civil service for students currently studying economics.

Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE’s (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development – and is in recognition of the School’s entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world's largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business. If you are considering a career in finance and business, the CIMA qualification will open doors with employers all over the world. On completing this course you'll be able to apply for exemptions for papers C02-C04.


During your third year you'll have the option of spending a year in industry, working in a business or economics-focused environment. This could be in the UK or overseas. You'll be supported by the course team and the University's Employability Service.