Wrexham-based Glyndwr University has aquired a private management school based in Hannibal House above the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
London School of Management and Science has been a validated partner of Glyndŵr University for more than 18 months.
It has more than 1,000 students of more than 50 nationalities, and offers Glyndŵr University courses including the MBA, BA (Hons) Business Management and BSc (Hons) Health Studies.
"After working together successfully for a considerable period of time it has been decided that the opening of a wholly university-owned campus at LSMS by Glyndŵr University will be a positive step," says Colyn Gardner, executive director of corporate development.
“It will provide the university with a London campus for the delivery of its undergraduate business and MBA programmes.
“Having done substantial legal and accounting due diligence and having worked successfully in partnership for a period of time we are very confident that LSMS will be a valuable addition to Glyndŵr University’s portfolio of activities.”
The campus will now be known as Glyndŵr London School of Management and Science.
LSMS is currently awaiting a decision from Southwark Council on its application for retrospective planning permission to use space on the fourth and seventh floors of Hannibal House for educational purposes.
An announcement on the LSMS website notes that "students enrolled after 1 August 2011 will receive all the tier 4 benefits of university students. This includes the right to part-time work in the UK whilst studying and the right to bring dependents when studying a postgraduate course with a duration over 12 months."