The University of Northampton

We work in partnership with the University of Northampton to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Business, Accounting and Finance, and Law.

About the University of Northampton (UoN)

The University of Northampton has a long and distinguished history and today is a vibrant institution with over 14,000 students, from over 100 countries. Northampton is only an hour away from London via train. The area boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in England on your doorstep, so it is well worth paying a visit to the university while studying at the London School of Business and Management.

LSBM - Associate Institution status

As of August 2017, LSBM is the first institution that has been granted the honour of Associate Institution status from UoN.

This means that they see us as a key academic partner and confirms the close relationship that LSBM has with the University of Northampton.

There are 8 Key Benefits of Associate Institution (AI) status:

  • LSBM is UoN’s first partner to be granted Associate Institution status. This reinforces the strength of the academic partnership and shared vision of both institutions. LSBM in a great position to further enhance that status in the future.
  • LSBM have committed to additional outlining of developments in our curriculum planning and delivery that will convey even greater quality assurance and enhancement for our students.
  • Details of student engagement and achievement will be placed even higher in the spotlight and reflections on our academic programme will be carried out annually.
  • LSBM is pleased to commit to sending a representative to attend the University’s Collaborative Quality Forum, both as a mechanism to learn new, cutting edge ways to improve our courses and also to feed in the developments we have made so that teaching at both institutions can benefit.
  • Re-affirming LSBM's commitment that we are working towards all staff with substantial teaching on Higher Education programmes achieving the second level of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.
  • LSBM regard UoN as a wonderful resource, for the social values underpinning the university and for the comradery of the staff employed. There is a desire for more joint initiatives and collaborative projects over forthcoming years.
  • There is a commitment to the furthering of the Higher Education experience for students, in line with our enhanced status, that will enable UoN and LSBM students to work together more frequently on strategic projects, creating more opportunities to benefit students at both institutions.
  • There will be a provision of staff development opportunities at LSBM that promote teaching, learning, and scholarship. Staff working in both formal and informal ways together, for example in programs such as Changemaker, can help to make an impact and strengthen the relationship between the two institutions.

    Dr Hastings McKenzie, Dean of Academic Partnerships, Academic Partnerships Office, University of Northampton,  had this to say in August 2017 about the blossoming relationship with LSBM.

As the Dean of Academic Partnerships and on behalf of the University, we are delighted to be working with the London School of Business and Management (LSBM), who is our first partner to have been granted Associate Institution status. We are committed to the partnership. Associate Institution status delineates LSBM as one of our key strategic partners, in delivering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Business Management, Law and Accounting and Financial Management. LSBM’s affiliation with the University has produced many benefits and opportunities. We look forward to our continuing collaboration which will provide students with an exciting and innovative educational experience at LSBM’s London campus."

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award 

The second year outcomes were announced for the Teaching Excellence Framework on 22 June 2017, and The University of Northampton was announced to have been awarded a Gold award.

This is the highest award available, and was described by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the following terms:

"Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the higher education provider delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

This award was made in June 2017 and is valid for up to 3 years."




Top 50 UK University

The University of Northampton was ranked by the Guardian as a top 50 university in the UK for its Business, Management and Marketing courses in 2016, with over 90% of students being satisfied with their course (even surpassing Oxford, which was the number one ranked University for Management courses, on that particular measure). In 2014, the university performed well in the national university league tables, achieving Highest Climber in the Complete University Guide, climbing into the Top 50 of the Guardian University Guide and to 59th position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.  These achievements together with being shortlisted for The University of the Year Award and for Outstanding Business School of the Year Award in 2013 puts The University of Northampton as a leader in the sector in the UK.

Teaching, learning and assessment styles

Whilst studying at the London School of Business and Management on a University of Northampton course, students will experience a variety of teaching styles and methodologies. Our main focus is to develop students to think and work independently. Students learn how to research and source information, analyse and question ideas, think creatively, and construct logical arguments based on evidence to support conclusions.

Above all, we ensure that students learn how to apply their knowledge and solve problems in the real world. Students will have the opportunity to work in groups, deliver presentations, conduct research, write reports, use case studies, develop communication skills and exchange ideas and experiences with students from a variety of backgrounds and countries.


The University of Northampton was the UK's first AshokaU Changemaker Campus, and is currently the only one in England. Changemaker promotes social entrepreneurship, linking social needs to creative business ideas. It gives students the opportunity to work on social entrepreneurship projects here in the United Kingdom and further afield.

As such, students pursuing University of Northampton degree courses at the London School of Business and Management can benefit from participating in the University’s Changemaker programme.

You will learn to see how theories you are learning in the classroom can work in practice, and you will forge your own links in your chosen field of work. Participation in Changemaker also gives you that sense of commercial awareness which employers value so much and will help your employability.

Partners and Accreditations

Get In Touch

  • London School of Business and Management
  • 1 Malet Street, London, WC1E 7JN.