Changing lives through education

About Us

GBS is a higher education provider offering a range of sector-relevant courses across nine campuses in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. Working in partnership with several of the UK’s leading higher education providers, we deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in finance, accounting, business, construction, tourism, healthcare – and more.

We aim to help our 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.

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

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Our History

GBS began in 2010 as a specialist training centre for finance and investment banking, offering courses to students from around the world. Over the last 14 years, we've evolved and grown so we can offer more qualifications to even more students.

In 2016, we opened our first campus, in London’s iconic East End and that's what shaped the institution we are today. As one of the city’s most economically deprived areas, we quickly realised we could improve communities by reaching those from backgrounds where traditional university wasn't an option.

We partnered with several UK universities who shared our vision, allowing us to add other academic disciplines to our portfolio. As well as continuing to offer finance and banking courses, we now have business management, construction and healthcare programmes providing even more opportunity for our students.

Fast-forward to 2024 and we have nine campuses in four of the UK’s biggest and most exciting cities – London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. With over 30,000 students studying with us, the GBS journey has only just begun. 

Vision and values

At GBS, our students are at the heart of everything we do because we know education is transformational. Our job is to create access to learning for everyone, regardless of background or circumstances, because this is how we change lives.

Studying with us is about so much more than gaining a qualification. We care about personal growth and we're here to make a significant contribution to our communities through better opportunities and employment prospects for all who join the GBS family.

Changing one life at a time through transformational education can and will inspire others to want a better future for themselves. As new businesses are started and promotions are earned, confidence grows turning goals into reality. Every student, one by one, is contributing to the change the world needs to see. And that's why we do what we do.

A message from our Dean of Students

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.


Exceptional GBS NSS Scores

The results of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2023 indicate that Global Banking School (GBS) has scored above the benchmark, exceeding the sector average positivity scores in each of the ten themes. This is the fourth year running that GBS has performed above the benchmark. This proves that we are a renowned institution across all key areas.

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We’ve helped thousands of students change their lives since 2010. Become part of our vibrant, inclusive educational community. Change your life today!


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