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London School of Business and Finance opens new CBD campus

A God of Fortune and a lion dance troupe mingle with guests at the official opening of LSBF's new Singapore campus at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
A God of Fortune and a lion dance troupe mingle with guests at the official opening of LSBF's new Singapore campus at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
Guests enjoy a lunch reception in one of the classrooms at the official opening of LSBF's new Singapore campus at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
Guests enjoy a lunch reception in one of the classrooms at the official opening of LSBF's new Singapore campus at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
LSBF in Singapore's Managing Director Rathakrishnan Govind (third from left), British High Commisioner to Singapore H.E. Antony Phillipson (second from right), and LSBF Executive Chairman and Founder Arkady Etingen (extreme left) watch as LSBF's CEO
LSBF in Singapore's Managing Director Rathakrishnan Govind (third from left), British High Commisioner to Singapore H.E. Antony Phillipson (second from right), and LSBF Executive Chairman and Founder Arkady Etingen (extreme left) watch as LSBF's CEO and Rector Professor Maurits Van Rooijen (extreme right) signs on the signature board as they officially open LSBF's new Singapore campus at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
Guests seen in the Leadership lounge at the official opening of LSBF's new Singapore campus at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
Guests seen in the Leadership lounge at the official opening of LSBF's new Singapore campus at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 
From left: LSBF in Singapore's Managing Director Rathakrishnan Govind, British High Commisioner to Singapore H.E. Antony Phillipson, and LSBF Executive Chairman and Founder Arkady Etingen official opens LSBF's new Singapore campus during a ribbon cut
From left: LSBF in Singapore's Managing Director Rathakrishnan Govind, British High Commisioner to Singapore H.E. Antony Phillipson, and LSBF Executive Chairman and Founder Arkady Etingen official opens LSBF's new Singapore campus during a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Springleaf Tower on Feb 26, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN 

The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) opened its new main campus on Wednesday. Located in Springleaf Tower in Anson Road, the business school's new space is slightly bigger than two basketball courts, and can hold about 300 students at a time.

It has another campus located in GB Building in Cecil Street. Over 6,000 students have received their accounting and finance qualifications at LSBF since the business school set up its Singapore branch over two years ago.

The school's managing director, Mr Rathakrishnan Govind, said there was a need to expand the school's space as plans are under way to bring in new programmes, which will likely drive up student intake. He added that the business school intends to start business, accounting and finance undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including a Master of Business Administration programme later this year.

Additionally, the school also started offering levels two and three of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme this year, since introducing level one of the CFA course late last year.