Our story – Bloomsbury Institute

Our story

As a young and dynamic institution, we’re built around an academic community that values diversity, curiosity and hard work.

Founded in 2002, The London School of Business and Management became Bloomsbury Institute in 2019, a move that signals our growing reputation and ambition.

While many institutions seem designed to keep students out, we’re dedicated to welcoming anyone who has the potential to succeed.

2002 – Launched as The London School of Business and Management (LSBM), offering Pearson HND courses in business and computing.

2008 – Partnered with Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of Wales, Newport to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business and computing.

2010 – Agreement reached with Birkbeck College, University of London which allows our students to benefit from their teaching facilities and Birkbeck’s impressive library and IT facilities.

2011 – Our higher education courses are approved by the UK government, enabling UK-based students to fund their learning through the Student Loans Company.

2014 – Partnered with the University of Northampton to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, law and accounting and launch our innovative two-year undergraduate degrees.

2015 – Commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for our enhancement of student learning opportunities.

2016 – Introduction of four-year undergraduate courses that incorporate a foundation year – ensuring those without A level or equivalent qualifications can potentially study at degree level.

2017 – Application for our own taught degree awarding powers.

2018 – Extension of our agreement with Birkbeck College, University of London to enable our undergraduate students to progress onto Birkbeck’s postgraduate degrees.

2018 – The London School of Business and Management is renamed the Bloomsbury Institute as part of a contemporary and vibrant rebrand that reflects our success and inspires our future.

2020 – We are registered on the Office for Students’ Register of higher education providers.

2020 – Our first in-house radio station, Bloomsbury Radio, launches as an informative and valuable channel of communication for students, staff and the wider community of Bloomsbury, Kings Cross and Fitzrovia.

2021 – Our new teaching facilities open in Zone 1 of Central London, at 373-375 Euston Road.

2022Bloomsbury Law Clinic launches, providing free legal advice to people who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay. It also provides our students with clinical experience and the opportunity to develop their transferable skills.

2022 – Partnered with Glyndwr University to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, law and accounting, including our brand-new MBA and MSc Management.