Our History

Erma H. Bovell - Founder
Erma H. Bovell - Founder
James Bovell - Director
James Bovell - Director
Old Building
Old Building
New Building

Guyana oldest private educational institution turned 40 in January 2015.

The Business School, located in the heart of the capital city of Georgetown, at 43 Brickdam celebrated its 40th anniversary and its remarkable transformation from a commercial school in 1975 into an institution of higher
learning with a number of activities, including a special function for its founder, Ms Erma H. Bovell.

Special long serving awards have been given to a number of employees, including the longest serving employee, Ms Valerie Inniss.

A plaque symbolizing this significant juncture in the history of the institution has been placed in the boardroom of the college.

A number of activites including an essay competition, community service acvtivities and the granting of a few scholarships has been undertaken to mark this historical landmark.

Ms Erma Bovell, religious leader and philanthropist, established The Business School in 1975. Ms Bovell was passionate about providing young girls with a second opportunity at educating themselves academically, with the aim of them becoming independent and valuable contributors to society.
In those early days, the school was referred to as a commercial school and the curriculum included English, Mathematics, Shorthand, Typewriting, Office Practice, among others. Students were prepared mainly for the Pitman’s Secretarial Examinations in these subject areas.

In 1987, the management of The Business School was transferred to James and Cindy Bovell. In 1997 The Business School High School was established and by the next year a number of vocational and professional examinations were added to the school’s part-time and full-time curriculum. These areas included Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) and London Chamber of
Commerce (LCC).

Today the college is a contemporary career focused educational mall catering for a wide range of academic programs. Our academic programs include faculties for Business, Accounting, Science, Project Management, Marketing, Information Technology and Specialized Training. The college is accredited by a number of educational bodies including the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Association of Business Executives (ABE), Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) and the American Management Association (AMA).

Graduands from these courses receive certification awarded by these bodies. The Business School is committed to excellence in higher learning and is dedicated to a process of improving and maintaining standards as articulated by these accredited bodies and the National Accreditation Council of Guyana.