About us

Changing lives through education

We are GBS

Global Banking School (GBS) is a higher education provider offering a range of industry-focused courses across four campuses in London, Manchester, and Birmingham. We work in partnership with several leading UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes in banking and finance, business and management and healthcare.

The School aims to help students thrive in today’s competitive job market – offering excellent links to employers and a focus on one-to-one academic and career guidance in addition to our specialist courses. We take an inclusive approach to recruiting students, with an aim to widening access to higher education among groups currently under-represented in the sector. In fact, this very idea is at the heart of who we are. our vision is

To change lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to living standards and access to learning.

We believe that education is transformational. It enables personal growth which can lead to better employment prospects. One individual achieving in education can inspire others - family, friends and colleagues. Confidence increases. A new business is started. An existing business grows. A job is secured. A promotion is earned. A family’s financial wellbeing is improved. As these things happen, so communities are transformed. This is why we do what we do.

We are an approved institute on the Office for Students Register and have been reviewed and approved by the Quality Assurance Agency.

A message from our Dean

GBS is your educational gateway to a career in the Business Management or Healthcare industries.

We pride ourselves on offering our learners practical, comprehensive and, most importantly, engaging courses of study from the Foundation Year offerings through to the MA in International Business.

GBS faculty are subject specialists and practitioners in their fields. They bring to the classroom a depth of subject knowledge and professional experience, teaching students how to integrate academic theories and concepts into day-to-day working practice. It is this hands-on teaching, along with one-to-one academic support and guidance throughout the course, which will help you to succeed and build a successful career.

A GBS education provides you with the knowledge, professional experience, and leadership training that will help you thrive in today’s competitive job market. It is an exciting and challenging journey, and we invite you to join our other GBS alumni who have made the successful move to a better career.

Dr Melissa Willby

A message from our Dean

GBS is your educational gateway to a career in the Business Management or Healthcare industries.

We pride ourselves on offering our learners practical, comprehensive and, most importantly, engaging courses of study from the Foundation Year offerings through to the MA in International Business.

GBS faculty are subject specialists and practitioners in their fields. They bring to the classroom a depth of subject knowledge and professional experience, teaching students how to integrate academic theories and concepts into day-to-day working practice. It is this hands-on teaching, along with one-to-one academic support and guidance throughout the course, which will help you to succeed and build a successful career.

A GBS education provides you with the knowledge, professional experience, and leadership training that will help you thrive in today’s competitive job market. It is an exciting and challenging journey, and we invite you to join our other GBS alumni who have made the successful move to a better career.

Dr Melissa Willby