LIBF. Forward always.

We are LIBF - equipping future leaders with the skills and expertise employers want, by combining 140 years of heritage with pioneering educational technology. Join us and take the next step toward progress.

1.5 million students

Join a community of over 1.5 million students who have gained unparalleled knowledge and expertise with our degree and professional courses.

130 countries

Connect with a global network of students, alumni and experts across more than 130 countries.

29,000 members

When you study with us, you’ll get free LIBF professional membership, making you part of a network with over 29,000 members.

Studying with LIBF

Education at LIBF is a flexible, personalised experience. Your learning journey should adapt to you – your pace, your priorities, your lifestyle. Which is why our courses and learning tools put you in control.

At LIBF, our globally recognised degrees are designed with an emphasis on practical skills and innovative thought leadership to prepare you for the future workplace. Your lecturers are industry experts in business, banking, finance and technology, and with our innovative learning solutions to suit all lifestyles, we’ve worked hard to make their expertise accessible to all.

Throughout our long history, we’ve helped our students build successful careers in business, management and technology. If you’ve ever dreamed of taking the next step towards progress, we’ve got the experience and expertise to get you there.

When you study with LIBF, you’ll benefit from: 

  • a degree that keeps pace with the real world – preparing you with the latest industry knowledge and practical skills for your next professional step after graduation.

  • an education available to you no matter your routine – with full and part-time online courses.

  • valuable industry insights from our faculty of experienced experts, backed by extensive academic knowledge.

  • exclusive online networking opportunities with a global community of international experts and future-focused leaders.

More than 140 years of LIBF

In 1879, a small group of banking professionals saw the need for professional recognition for those working in the sector, and established formal qualifications to help people develop their careers.

140 years later, we continue to push the boundaries of education by providing accessible, inclusive and sustainable progression opportunities to students across the business, finance, and technology sectors. Today, as one of only a few professional bodies in the world with Taught Degree Awarding Powers, we deliver education to an ambitious, global community across 130 countries.

Are you ready to get to where you want to go?

When you choose to study at LIBF, you’ll join thousands of students worldwide in working to achieve your dreams. No matter how big. No matter where you’re starting from.

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QAA members

Our QAA membership demonstrates our strong commitment to the maintenance of quality and standards as an institution. Our commitment reflects our goal to provide the best possible outcomes for our students.

Silver-rated teaching

LIBF holds an overall rating of Silver from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023). This nationally recognised award confirms our commitment to delivering a high-quality student experience and outcomes.

Advance HE member

As a proud member of Advance HE, LIBF is committed to upholding the highest standards in higher education. Our membership gives us access to a variety of valuable resources, enabling us to continually enhance the education and support we provide to our staff, students, and broader society.

Linking London member

As a member of Linking London, LIBF collaborates with a unique partnership of educational institutions in London to enhance recruitment, retention, and student success. Our membership provides valuable resources and opportunities, enabling us to support social mobility and improve educational outcomes for our community.

THE Campus+ partner

LIBF is partnered with Campus+, a platform powered by Times Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. As a Campus+ partner, we enable our academic, faculty and professional staff to share their expertise and advice on important global topics.

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)

Comprising nearly 350 institutions worldwide, including UNESCO Chairs in Higher Education, GUNi is a leading organisation committed to promoting the social responsibility of higher education institutions globally.

International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)

Recognised for its global influence in open, distance, and digital education, ICDE supports the improvement and accessibility of higher education across the world, aligning with LIBF's values of flexibility and access to education.

Business Education Alliance

For over a century, AACSB Accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education. As a member, LIBF has successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by peers in the business education community, ensuring that we have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

Enhancing student employability

Proud members of the Institute of Student Employers (ISE). This partnership enhances our commitment to providing students with exceptional career support and opportunities. By collaborating with ISE, we gain access to valuable resources and networks, further empowering our students and graduates to connect with leading employers and succeed in their professional journeys.

Supporting sustainability

We are a member of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI), helping to share best practices in sustainability and raise the profile of higher education in supporting sustainable development.

Women's Empowerment Principles

LIBF has adopted the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as part of its commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. Jointly established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are underpinned by international labour standards and human rights and by the recognition that businesses have an important role in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.

OCN London

Our partnership with OCN London is all about making it easier for more people to study and succeed in higher education. We're working together to make sure everyone has the chance to learn in a way that fits their life, no matter where they're starting from. It's about opening doors, giving support, and making education possible for all.

Laser Learning Awards

Our partnership with Laser Learning Awards, which begins in September 2024, is designed to facilitate greater access to higher education for a diverse range of learners. LIBF and LASER share the goals of offering flexible, innovative qualifications to make education accessible to all, making this collaboration a great match. Our combined efforts focus on breaking down barriers, providing robust support, and accommodating individual needs and life circumstances, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed regardless of their background.

Contact us about our online degrees

If you have any queries about how to apply for our online degrees, or anything else, please contact our Study Advisors, or book a free, 20 minute personal video consultation.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm UK time.

Get your online degree digital prospectus

You’ll find everything you need to know about studying an online degree with us in our digital prospectus. To receive your personalised prospectus, please fill out the form below with a valid email address.

Once you've submitted the form, keep an eye on your inbox for your prospectus to arrive via email.