The Lansdale School of Business is a private education institution specializing in course curriculums on business administration, computer-based technology training, and the health services sector. The school’s unique approach to education entails achieving competence and professionalism in the work place and a personalized approach to empowering students.
The Lansdale School of Business is classified as a junior college that is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges of Schools. Further, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is recognized as an accrediting agency by the US Department of Education. The school’s important accreditation authorizes the school to award graduates diplomas and associate’s degrees. The school’s recognized right to issue formal qualifications to its students is also approved by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
290 Wissahickon Avenue
North Wales, PA 19454
400 Franklin Avenue Suite 102
Phoenixville, PA 19460
732 Louis Drive
Warminster, PA 18974
School Website: http://www.lsb.edu/
Essentially a higher learning institution in business administration and related professions, the junior college is also recognized by the US State of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education. This state department approves the college’s right to award students with the Associate in Specialized Business degree. Also, the American Safety and Health Institute have accredited Lansdale School of Business as an Authorized Training Center of the American Safety and Health Institute.
Significantly, federal law allows the school to enroll legally recognized foreign residents. The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Trade Rehabilitation Act and the US Department of Veterans Affairs G.I. Bill Act all recognize this fine institution of higher learning.
The Lansdale School of Business has a long and industrious history. The institution was founded by Walter Wire back and Wilbur Frantz in 1918. It was initially mandated to teach courses to help national servicemen to re-enter the job market after their military contribution on behalf their country during the First World War. Early courses included bookkeeping and secretarial skills which were commensurate with business needs at the time. While society and business and labor markets have evolved over the years, the college still holds onto its original founding philosophies. One of these philosophies is a practical one; to help prepare and orientate students to an ever-changing business environment.
Highlighted Careers and the School’s Programs
The ability to multi-skill in today’s business environment, no matter which sector students elect to specialize in, is a vital component of successful job inductions and following career advancement. The Lansdale School of Business has recognized and responded aptly to this. Today’s popular career choices include office administration, business administration, operations management and support and caregiving roles within the health services sector.
Diploma in Administrative Office Specialist
This diploma focuses on students who want to acquire both a basic and overall general knowledge in business education. It specifically targets students who plan to begin their work life in an office environment. Basic office skills such as keyboard typing and record (filing) keeping are taught. Importantly, the diploma inducts new students on basic accounting and business communications principles. And because most business and office administration environments use them; students are given introductory tuition on how to use Window’s Microsoft packages.
• Introduction to accounting
• Introduction to Word Processing
• Presentation graphics
• Business Mathematics
• Introduction to Psychology
Associate in Specialized Business Degree
This specialized and advanced business program includes many of the introductory elements and principles of the previously highlighted diploma program. The Business School once again emphasizes the requirement and ability to multi-task. An additional ingredient to being able to work and communicate efficiently in office and business environments is this; time management. Added to that, practical and theory-based tuition is given in industry-specific core subjects and economics.
The stereotypical student is both wild and young at heart. But in today’s business environments, in an effort to improve their own prospects and deal with being impacted by the paradigm shifts that have occurred over the last twenty years, many more older students, particularly those well into middle age, are also enrolling for further studies and the acquisition of new skills. There are also still too many older students who find it difficult to embrace computer based technical and processing skills.
In any case, the ability to independently and proactively manage the office and business administration tasks via a computer interface is an essential skill that can still be learned at the Lansdale School of Business. Because it is an important requirement for future successful employment, the college includes CBT practical courses as a compulsory addition to the associate degree program.
Practical training Highlights
• Advanced word processing
• Advanced desktop publishing
• Database management
• Systems management
• Electronic spreadsheets
Opportunities for Advancement
But at this advanced level of study and specialized training, students can and should specialize.
For Business administration associate degree students;
• Computerized accounting
• Payroll Accounting
• Federal income taxes
• Marketing principles
For Allied Health associate degree students;
• Administrative medical office
• Computerized medical office
• Medical terminology
• Medical transcription
• Medical insurance and coding
On the subject of health support and medical office administration learning, students wanting to specialize in this highly focused and responsible work environment can also sit for the Associate in Specialized Business Degree. They can orientate their core areas of study in line with their realistic expectations and career aspirations.
Students participating in the Medical Assistant course curriculum will be combining their theory studies with practical medical training that includes being enrolled in supporting externships. Clinical skills training will be given in areas as diverse as injections and phlebotomies. Also, this is extremely important because graduates will have continuous physical contact with infected and recuperating patients, a full medical exam history (not more than two years recent and including immunization tests) is required.