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Changing lives through education

About Us

GBS is a higher education provider specialising in a range of sector-relevant courses, leading to globally-renowned qualifications at campuses in Dubai, the United Kingdom and Malta. Our partnerships with leading higher education providers enable us to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, finance, accounting, business, tourism, healthcare – and more.

We want our students to thrive in today’s competitive job market, so our excellent links to employers and bespoke academic and career guidance are essential for giving our students the edge in their future careers. Our learning environments are inclusive spaces, just like our approach to recruiting students. We want to widen the access to higher education among groups currently under-represented in the sector.

Students taking our GBS courses earn internationally recognised qualifications that are accepted around the world. In the UAE, GBS Dubai is authorised by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and our academic qualifications are all certified by KHDA and recognised in the Emirate of Dubai by all public and private entities.

Our History

GBS started life in 2010 as a training centre specialising in finance and investment banking, offering courses to students from around the world. Over the last 11 years, we've evolved and grown with the ability to impact more lives through education than ever before.

In 2016, we opened our first campus, in London’s iconic East End and that milestone still defines who we are as an institution today. As one of the city’s most economically deprived areas, we quickly realised the positive and long-lasting impact we could have on communities by reaching out to those from backgrounds who usually wouldn't consider this path.

We partnered with several UK universities that shared our vision, allowing us to add more academic disciplines to our portfolio. We continued to offer finance and banking courses, but added business management and healthcare programmes more recently, providing even more opportunities for our students.

Fast-forward to 2021 and we have campuses in Malta and Dubai, as well as campuses in the UK’s biggest and most exciting cities – London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. With thousands of students studying with us, the GBS journey has only just begun.

Vision and values

At GBS, our students are at the heart of everything we do - because we know the transformative power of education. Our ambition is to make access to learning easier for everyone, regardless of background or circumstances. We believe this is how we change lives every day.

Studying with us is about so much more than gaining a qualification. we want you to grow as a person and become someone who makes make a significant contribution to our communities. We are also committed to providing better career development opportunities and employment prospects for all who join the GBS family.

Changing one life at a time through transformational education will inspire others to want a better future for themselves. As new businesses begin and new promotions are awarded, confidence grows by turning goals into reality. Every student, one by one, is contributing to the change the world needs to see. And that's why we do what we do.

Our Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

Our Executive Leadership Team is responsible for day-to-day performance, risk management, strategic decision-making and planning, as well as ensuring GBS moves with the times and evolves as the education sector does.

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board, comprising accomplished experts with a broad collective experience, advises on making the best decisions for our students and partners, offering dynamic perspectives on the strategic direction and governance.

Our Partner

Pearson has a massive catalogue of products at its disposal in the digital content and learning world. It employs 20,000 people across the world in almost 200 countries, with the aim of helping everyone achieve their potential through learning.

Pearson achieves that by providing high quality digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. Pearson is also the UK’s largest awarding body offering BTEC, GCSE, work-based learning and skills qualifications. It provides internationally-recognised qualifications awarding over 1.5 million certificates around the world every year.


Get a great British qualification

BTEC, HNC and HND - recognised and respected around the world
GBS are proud to offer the highly-respected and globally recognised BTEC, HNC and HND qualifications from Pearson. Accepted by employers and institutions around the world, these vocational courses give a hands-on approach to learning that is unrivalled.

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