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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





[LSB news & events]

NRCMA Certification Test Dates

If you wish to take one of the certification tests, you must notify Barbara Santangelo three weeks before the payment deadline.

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Classes Begin

The Winter Term 2021 classes begin
February 1st, 2021
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LSB Hosts Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at NEW Main Campus

North Wales, PA - Lansdale School of Business, a private, accredited institution, held an official ribbon cutting ceremony at their new 32,000 square foot Main Campus at 290 Wissahickon Avenue in North Wales, PA. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony provided an opportunity for local dignitaries and local contractors, that were involved in the project, to tour the newly completed campus. The tour featured LSB's new academic resource center, student café, the new “Spa at LSB”, plus an overview of the classrooms that host the many programs that LSB offers.

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