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Department of Accounting
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Room OLD 3.20


Tel:   + 44 (0)20 7852 3780
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3912


General enquiries: accounting@lse.ac.uk|
Undergraduate enquiries: Undergraduate Admissions|
Postgraduate enquiries:  d.richards@lse.ac.uk| or Graduate Admissions|
Website feedback: accounting@lse.ac.uk| 





The Department of Accounting continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading groups in the world for teaching and research on the economic, institutional and organisational aspects of accounting and financial management. Maintaining and advancing our leading international reputation for teaching and research is our top priority.

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Dr Stefano Cascino| together with the other members of an international research team has been awarded a £40,000 ICAS grant to conduct a research project meant to understand whether valuation and stewardship are complementary or competing objectives of financial reporting. The research project aims to address this important gap in the empirical literature and to inform the debate over the current development of the Conceptual Framework by the IASB.
Professor Mike Power| presented the RJ Chambers Research Lecture| at The University of Sydney on 3rd April 2014. He presented the findings and conclusions from his recent empirical research on risk cultures within financial institutions. Please click here| for the final report Risk Culture in Financial Organisations.  He also presented the Public Lecture Living in an Audit Society: Performance Reporting Systems after the Global Financial Crisis| on 9th April 2014 at The University of Queensland.
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Professor Peter Miller awarded an Honorary Doctorate at Copenhagen Business School on 21st March 2014|

The award is for his work on analysing the interrelations among accounting, organising and economising, both in the private and the public sector. Two other Honorary Doctors were announced in the same ceremony: Professor Darrell Duffie (Stanford University) and Professor Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School). Please see here| for further details.  


On 6-7 March 2014, the quantification focus group held a workshop entitled “Numbers from the Bottom Up”|.  It was devoted to the study of the motives for making numbers, the authority attributed to numbers, the effects of numbers, and dynamics of their spread. From the LSE, Andrea Mennicken| (Accounting), Mary Morgan| (Economic History) and Michael Power| (Accounting) participated. To read the full article, please click here|.


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BSc Accounting and Finance|

Our three-year undergraduate degree aims to give students an understanding of accounting and finance that will be useful throughout their careers and to develop critical and analytical skills to evaluate relevant issues in accounting and financial management in organisations.

Diploma in Accounting and Finance|
The Diploma in Accounting and Finance is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of accounting and finance who wish to study these subjects further, or who wish to undertake postgraduate studies in accounting and finance but lack the depth of knowledge necessary to commence masters level study.
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MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions
|Our intention is that this MSc will attract well-trained students from a wide range of disciplines, including those outside the domain of accounting. It is designed for those who wish to understand more about the multiple roles of accounting, whether they wish to become accountants or not. No prior knowledge of accounting is required.
MSc Accounting and Finance|
This degree leads to a Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance. Students typically take four taught courses, with examinations at the end of the academic year.  
MSc Law and Accounting|
This programme draws upon the established strengths of the Department of Law and the Department of Accounting. It provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of legal and accounting regulation, and is aimed at students with a background in law, accounting and related fields.
PhD in Accounting
|The aim of the programme is to train students whose research is of the highest international quality in Accounting broadly conceived. The Department has a very strong research culture that includes an active seminar programme and a programme of distinguished visitors. It also has close links with the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR).

Target’s earnings quality and bidders’ takeover decisions|

Raman, K, Shivakumar L and Tamayo, A| (2013), Target’s earnings quality and bidders’ takeover decisions, Review of Accounting Studies, 18 (4), 1050-1087. ISSN 1380-6653



Common Factors in Default Risk across Countries and Industries|

Pope, P| and Aretz, K (2013), Common Factors in Default Risk across Countries and Industries, European Financial Management, 19(1),108-152. ISSN 1468-036X

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Does Investor Sentiment Affect Earnings Management?|

Simpson, A| (2013), Does Investor Sentiment Affect Earnings Management?, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 40(7-8), 869-900. ISSN 0306-686X


'“Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Succeed”: Accounting and Privatisation in the Prison Service of England and Wales|

Mennicken, A| (2013), '“Too Big to Fail and Too Big to Succeed”: Accounting and Privatisation in the Prison Service of England and Wales, Financial Accountability and Management, 29(2), 206-226. ISSN 0267-4424 


Implications of the Integral Approach and Earnings Management for Alternate Annual Reporting Periods|

Gunny, KA, Jacob, J, and Jørgensen, BN|  (2013), Implications of the Integral Approach and Earnings Management for Alternate Annual Reporting Periods, Review of Accounting Studies, 18(3), 868-891. ISSN 1380-6653


The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Value of the Firm: The Role of Customer Awareness|

Tamayo, A| and Servaes H (2013), The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility on the Value of the Firm: The Role of Customer Awareness, Management Science, 59(5), 1045-1061. ISSN 0025-1909

Please check back soon for upcoming events in the 2013/14 session.