The degree involves studying courses to the value of 12 units, over three years, plus LSE100. Half of these are in accounting and finance, and half in related disciplines. You will have the opportunity to specialise to a certain degree in various fields within accounting and finance.
In your first year, you will take introductory courses in accounting and finance, economics, mathematics and statistics. In addition, you will also take LSE100. You may also be able to take an outside option depending on your other choices.
(* indicates half-unit course)
Elements of Accounting and Finance
Will introduce you to the preparation, uses and limitations of accounting information and to some issues in finance and investment.
There are two versions of this course: EC1A3 and EC1A5. Students will be advised about the most appropriate version to take depending on academic background or future course choices.
There are two versions of this course: EC1B3 and EC1B5. Students will be advised about the most appropriate version to take depending on academic background or future course choices.
Quantitative Methods (Statistics)*
Develops elementary statistical tools necessary for further study in management and economics.
Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)*
Develops the basic mathematical tools necessary for further study in economics and related disciplines.
Methods in calculus and linear algebra*
This is an introductory level course for those who wish to use mathematics seriously in finance or economics.
Optional courses to the value of one unit
Elementary Statistical Theory
Provides a precise treatment of introductory probability theory, statistical ideas, methods and techniques.
An introductory-level course if you wish to use mathematics seriously in social science, or in any other context.
A half unit, running across Autumn and Winter Term in the first year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students. This innovative and interactive course is designed to build your capacity to tackle multidimensional problems as a social scientist through interdisciplinary, research-rich education.
In your second year, you will take an accounting course and a Principles of Finance course. Depending on your academic background you'll take a minimum of two economics courses. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
Accounting Theory and Practice
Provides an in-depth knowledge and understanding in accounting theories and practices underlying major accounting issues.
Principles of Finance I
Examines companies' longer term investment decisions, and the ways in which these may be financed in the financial markets.
Principles of Finance II
A more quantitative course examining companies' longer term investment decisions, and the ways in which these may be financed in the financial markets.
Courses to the value of one unit from the following:
There are two versions of this course: EC2A3 and EC2A5. Students will be advised about the most appropriate version to take depending on academic background or future course choices.
There are two versions of this course: EC2B3 and EC2B5. Students will be advised about the most appropriate version to take depending on academic background or future course choices.
Introduction to econometrics to teach students the theory and practice of empirical research in economics
Students will be advised whether they are able to take this course depending on academic background or future course choices.
Outside options to the value of one unit
In your third year, you will take one compulsory accounting course, one compulsory finance course and will choose between two further accounting courses. You will take an outside option to the value of one unit from an approved list, and choose two accounting courses from a choice of five.
Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting*
Considers the key areas of topical interests in financial accounting and the impact of accounting regulation on financial statements, in an international context.
Results Accountability and Management Control for Strategy Implementation*
Considers both the decision-facilitating and decision-influencing roles of management accounting.
Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Financial Audit*
Introduces core concepts and practices of auditing, and provides a critical analysis of auditing practices and their role in organisational governance.
Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets
The course will cover a broad range of topics, with both a theoretical and an empirical emphasis. These include topics in corporate finance, investments and performance evaluation and international finance.
Two courses from a range of accounting options, to a total value one unit
Outside options to the value of one unit
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
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