GSM London (formerly Greenwich School of Management (GSoM)) is an independent school of higher education based in Greenwich, south-east London, and also Greenford, west London.
Founded in 1974 by two brothers, one an entrepreneur, the other the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Policy Sciences at Aston University, the history of the College is one of educational innovation and entrepreneurship. An important part of the mission of the College has been to play an active role in the development of independent higher education. One way we do this is through building our relationships and actively contributing as members of bodies from across the sector, including GuildHE, HEFCE Strategic Advisory Committees, and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
It offers business-specific courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels alongside other specialist training, and caters to a large number of international students. As of 2015, GSM London has educated over 20,000 students.
Their courses are in:
- Accounting and Finance
- Business Management
- Business Administration
- Digital Technologies and Computing
- English language Programme
- Events Management
- Health Services Management
- Human Resources
- Oil and Gas Management
- Procurement, Purchasing and Supply
- Travel and Tourism
- Enterprise and Small Business Development
Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and hold the following qualifications (or international equivalents):
5 GCSEs (at grade A-C) or equivalent
If English is not the applicant’s first language they will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the course, we accept:
IELTS – minimum overall score of 5.5
Pearson’s PTE Academic – 48
GSM London’s English Proficiency test – 5.5
TOEFL iBT – 54
In 1986, the College began delivery of liberal arts and business programmes from Western International University in the United States. In doing this, they were one of the earliest institutions in the UK to offer students US degrees. They continued to grow this type of programme and in the 1990s they were the largest provider of US degrees in the UK.
In 1992-93, the College was a contributing member to the Flowers Committee of Enquiry on the Organisation of the Academic Year. As a result, in 1994, GSM London became one of the first colleges in England to pilot and offer a full-scale implementation of accelerated degrees. Though funded privately, they worked in liaison with accelerated pilot programmes funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), such as those at the University of Luton.
In 1984, the College became a founding partner and member of the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The aims of BAC were to ensure the quality of independent further and higher education provision and enable these providers to work with the British Government to provide a ‘kitemark’ to support the recruitment of international students. The Council now stands as the oldest national independent accrediting body for independent further and higher education providers in the UK.
The Careers Advisor will support the GSM London employability strategy through the provision of a range of high quality student-centred careers information and guidance services. They undertake traditional one-to-one careers guidance and application appointments to students and alumni. Working alongside Faculty Employability Consultants, the Careers Advisor will deliver employability skills training using a variety of teaching techniques. They deliver the generic careers education programme for students from all departments. They can also lead on the specific projects, e.g. mentoring, as required. Within Faculty teams and as part of the generic programme, Careers Advisors organise external speakers and employer-led events. Careers Advisors are expected to support the marketing and outreach functions of GSM London. Regular evening and occasional weekend work is required.