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Laksamana College of Business

“I believe that it is important to send out a message and ensure the next generation of people know what business is and find it enjoyable. This is one of the most important reasons why I decided to set up Laksamana College of Business.”
Pehin Orang Kaya Ratna Hapidz Setia Dato Setia Hj Awang Abdul Hapidz bin Pehin Orang Kaya Laksamana Hj Awang Abdul Razak Business Icon 2011.

About LCB

Laksamana College of Business (LCB) was established in 2003 in partnership with the Kensington College of Business (KCB) in London, UK and Abdul Razak Holdings, Brunei Darussalam. At LCB students are able to study a variety of business and business related courses. One of our very popular programmes is the Academic Pathway, which is accredited by the Brunei Ministry of Education.

Through the Academic Pathway programme, students are able to take the University Foundation Course (UFC) and the BA Common Year 1 over a duration of two years at LCB. Once completed, students are able to continue their studies and complete a degree by studying for only a further two years in the United Kingdom. The BA Common Year 1 programme is recognised by many leading UK universities including The University of South Wales, Aberystwyth University, Keele University, and the well-known University College, Birmingham, amongst many other prominent UK universities.

However, not only is this a great opportunity to study in the UK available to Bruneian students, we have also extended this opportunity to international students, and mature students working in the private sector in Brunei. They are able to take advantage of this opening by completing one of our professional courses – the KCB Diplomas in Business Management.

We at LCB are never satisfied and are always looking for ways in which we can meet our students’ needs.

With the launch of the Pearson BTEC (UK) Diploma, HNC and HND computing programmes, we endeavour to establish our college as a leading provider in Brunei of IT and computing related courses. For those students looking to enter the growing hospitality industry we offer the Pearson BTEC in Hospitality Management.

Recognising the challenges and the expense of studying abroad, in 2015 LCB officially started providing degree courses locally. In 2023, our exceptional three-year degrees are iawarded by the University of Essex, UK. So, when students join LCB, they are in fact joining a partnership, which includes the outstanding University of Essex too! The degree courses at LCB include the BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Marketing, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and the latest addition of LLB Law.

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Message from Mr Ian Pirie
Director/Principal of KCB & LCB

Welcome to Laksamana College of Business. Kensington College of Business (KCB) has been a very familiar institution with Bruneian students in fulfilling their needs for further education. In this on-going process we have built a good relationship with students and their parents and in appreciation of the enthusiasm shown, we take great pleasure in establishing KCB in your country under the name Laksamana College of Business (LCB). For our Brunei College, we have developed comprehensive courses which meet current need such as Academic and Professional Business Courses. There are 2 main routes for those who want to pursue a career in Business:
  • Take a Professional Qualifications, e.g. KCB Diploma, which trains the students for specific careers in Administration, Marketing/Finance, etc.
  • Take a bachelor’s degree (BA) awarded by the University of Essex, which provides a high level of education and so prepares the students for a career in any area of business.
Although both of these routes will naturally inspire students to achieve top management positions, the completion of education can be achieved by continuation on to an MBA or MSc in KCB London. At KCB we offer both routes and our courses and facilities have been inspected and approved by Professional Associations, Universities, Employers and Students Worldwide. Remember, this is one small step in realizing your big dreams and we are proud to have been there for you.

Message from Mr S. Sivarajah
COO/ Deputy Principal of LCB

Laksamana College was founded in 2003 to provide the next generation of Bruneians with training and exposure to the world of business. Today, as the government is calling for diversification due to the oil price, the mandate of training the next generation of entrepreneurs has never been more urgent and significant. How has Laksamana College responded to this?

As YB Pehin Hapidz stated in his founding statement, since our inception, developing entrepreneurs has always been the core of our existence. At Laksamana College, we encourage students to not only consider careers with the government. We constantly challenge students to identify opportunities; to ask the question about what the market needs; and the find solutions that will fill the gaps. Regarding this, we are actively engaged with the business community through BBBF (British Brunei Business Forum) in trying to establish dialogues; and conducting sessions on our premises to share the latest practical and market knowledge with our students.

We are a forward-thinking higher education institution aiming to prepare our students for a quickly-changing world. We equip our students with 21st Century skills, critical thinking skills, global perspective, and respect for core Brunei values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, and compassion. Developing these skills is at the heart of the education we offer. Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow.

We desire to create an educational atmosphere that students will love being around. Our programs are intended to empower students to tackle challenges and take on experiences that may be new to them. At Laksamana College of Business, we are constantly striving to make learning fun and dynamic so that all of our students can accomplish their goals.

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