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.
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. LCB lately created history by being the first institution in Brunei to be honoured with the prestigious ASIC global accreditation.
LCB thrives to create innovative and creative environment to meet the students’ needs and cater to the demand of the industries and corporates as well. With the launch of the Pearson BTEC (UK) Diploma, HNC and HND computing programmes, the college aims to establish as a premier UK education provider in Brunei in IT and Business-related courses. LCB also offers the Pearson BTEC in Hospitality Management, for students looking to enter the growing hospitality industry.
In 2015, LCB officially embarked on a new journey of providing full-fledged degree courses locally. The world-renowned three-year degrees are awarded by the University of Chester, UK. The degree courses at LCB include the BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Events Management, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management and BA (Hons) Marketing.
LCB reached another milestone in 2021, providing for the first time, postgraduate programmes: MSc International Finance, MSc Management and Msc Advanced Computer Science.
These courses are available in both, full and part-time study mode.
Message from Mr Ian Pirie
Director/Principal of KCS & 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 Chester, 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.