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Lansdale School of Business was founded in April 1, 1918 by Walter E. Wireback and Wilbur M. Frantz. Founded to teach war courses to prepare servicemen to re-enter the job force after military service, the school offered bookkeeping and secretarial skills classes. Although times have changed, LSB’s philosophy has remained the same: to prepare students for the rapidly changing world of business. Lansdale School of Business has experienced increasing enrollment since 1918 and has moved several times to accommodate the growing needs of the students and expanding curricula.
Milestones through the years:
1918 LSB founded by Walter Wireback and Wilbur Frantz
School located on second floor of 1st National Bank of Lansdale Building
Offers Secretarial and Accounting programs
Walter Wireback named as school’s first President
1928 LSB moves to Main & Broad, Lansdale
1938 LSB moves to Fifth & Broad, Lansdale
1945 Walter Wireback, the school founder, passes away
Willard Jones becomes LSB’s second President
1946 Marion Keller begins employment with LSB
1955 LSB moves to Sixth & Broad, Lansdale
1957 Merton Houk becomes LSB’s third President
1967 LSB gains accreditation by ACIS (Now ACICS)
1981 LSB gains approval to offer Specialized Associate Degrees
1981 The personal computer is released and LSB offers first class
with hands-on computer instruction
1982 LSB expands its evening classes by
offering a variety of short-term diploma programs
1983 LSB moves to Hancock & Church Road, Lansdale
Computer programs greatly expanded
1984 LSB begins offering Medical Assistant program
1985 Marlon Keller is named LSB’s sixth President
1988 Last commencement ceremony held in which
Secretarial Science is largest graduating major
1989 Gains accreditation as a Junior College by ACIS (Now ACICS)
1990 LSB moves to 201 Church Road in North Wales
1993 LSB begins offering Paralegal program
1995 Secretarial Science removed as a curriculum option
1998 Computer offerings greatly expanded including programs in
Networking, Web Administration, and Graphics
2000 Academic Programs reorganized into three academic divisions:
Allied Health, Business Administration, and Computer Technologies
2006 Marion Keller, Instructor and Director of Community Relations,
retires after 60 years of employment with LSB
2008 Phoenixville campus begins operation.
LSB acquires National Academy of Massage Therapy
2009 Phoenixville campus moves to permanent location in the
Franklin Commons Educational Center
2010 Main campus moves to 290 Wissahickon Ave, North Wales
NAMT closed and Massage Therapy classes added to LSB curriculum
2013 Warminster campus begins operation.
April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Lansdale School of Business
400 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Commons
Phoenixville, PA 19460
The Spring Term 2017 classes begin
April 10th, 2017
Enroll today for your tomorrow!
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I was interested in LSB because it was a small school with flexible schedules so I could tend to my family's needs. I am soon to graduate and just completed my externship at a Dermatologist's office where I have accepted a position as a Medical Assistant. I am so happy with what I learned at LSB, and though it was challenging, it was well worth it.Read More »
LSB provides a well-rounded program with diversity in the courses offered. I've been introduced to many areas within the Legal field that I'll encounter when job searching. The Instructors offer excellent expertise and use their own personal industry examples to help students learn. A mock trial in Criminal Law class allowed students to participate in a trial officiated by a Professional Judge. It's been a life changing experience and has opened my eyes to a different world of learning and an understanding of the need for Community legal aid.Read More »
I mostly like the small class sizes and the easy interaction with Faculty. After graduating I plan to continue my studies as a Forensic Accountant. LSB has prepared me to make my dreams a reality.Read More »