Is career training the right direction for you? Find out! Take Our FREE Career Analysis

LSB History


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.

 

 


[LSB news & events]

LSB to Host THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION April CLE Seminar

April 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Lansdale School of Business

400 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Commons

Phoenixville, PA  19460


Read More »

Classes Begin

The Spring Term 2017 classes begin
April 10th, 2017
Enroll today for your tomorrow!

Read More »

NRCMA Certification Test Dates

If you wish to take one of the certification tests, you must notify Donna Romano three weeks before the payment deadline for an application.

Read more for further details.

Read More »

Lansdale School of Business is honored with Century Award

 

Read More »
[LSB testimonials]

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 »