The 1973 establishment of the Greenwich School of Management was the spark that became GSM London four decades later. That beginning was the brainchild of an educator that served as Aston University’s Dean of the Faculty of Management and Policy Sciences and his entrepreneur brother.
Those two siblings sought to break new ground, a concept that’s led to two other campuses besides the central location at Meridian House in Greenwich. The two others are based in different areas of London: one is in the southeast area of the city; the other opened in 2012 and is situated in Greenford, West London. Before that latter expansion, the 2006 partnership with Plymouth University offered the school the opportunity to award degrees.
Some of the innovations for the school include a pair from the 1980’s. In 1982, a Petroleum Management program was set up, followed four years later by business and liberal arts programs set up in conjunction with the United States based Western International University, offering what was a rarity at the time: American degrees being earned by British and other international students.