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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
If you wish to take one of the certification tests, you must notify Donna Romano three weeks before the payment deadline.
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The November Term 2020 classes begin
November 16th, 2020
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Our massage students went on a field trip last week to an Aura Imaging Photography studio.
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April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Lansdale School of Business
400 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Commons
Phoenixville, PA 19460