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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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Peter Miller honorary degree

Professor Peter Miller was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Paris-Dauphine on 4 June. In his presentation at the Ceremony, Professor Berland paid tribute to Professor Miller’s distinctive contribution to the institutional analysis of accounting, and his many influential studies of the links among accounting, organising and economising in both the private and public sector. He also noted the impact his work has had on the French academic community. 

 
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Dr Omiros Georgiou with others on an international team have been awarded a £10,000 ICAS grant for a research project to review and evaluate the literature on the role of the ‘true and fair view’ in accounting and assurance. The project aims to identify opportunities for future research and inform policy makers and debates, such as those on the conceptual framework by the International Accounting Standards Board.
 
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The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (JAPP) conference 29 May 2015 held at LSE

The theme of the conference this year was "Accounting Regulation and Politics". The paper topics included aspects of the politics of internal control regulation; the determinants of derivative usage in US Municipalities; price-regulation and accounting choice; and the social psychology of standard setting. Please click here for the full article.

 
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40 years of Accounting, Organizations and Society

On 1 and 2 May this year, the Department hosted a conference to mark the forthcoming 40th anniversary of the journal Accounting, Organizations and Society (“AOS”) in 2016. The journal opened for business in 1976 and was founded by Anthony Hopwood who was editor in chief until his death in 2010. Please click here for the full article.

 

LSE Teaching Awards 2015

The Department of Accounting winners of this year’s LSE Teaching Awards are Matthew Hall (Highly Commended in the LSESU Teaching Excellence Award for Innovative Teaching), Robert Charnock (Winner of the LSESU Teaching Excellence Award for Professional Mentoring and Personal Development), and Rodney Brown and Nadine De-Gannes (Class Teacher Awards). They will all receive their awards at the TLC Teaching Symposium to be held on 5 May 2015. Congratulations to all four award winners!

REF success for Accounting as part of the Business and Management submission which was ranked first in REF 2014.

Professor Mike Power’s Research Impact Case Study featured among LSE’s REF 2014 Impact submission.

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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).
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What Drives the Comparability Effect of Mandatory IFRS Adoption?

Cascino S and Gassen J (2015), Review of Accounting Studies 20 (1): 242-282. ISSN: 1380-665

 
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Management Accounting: Where From, Where Now, Where To?

Van der Stede, WA (2015), Journal of Management Accounting Research,  27(1) 171-176.  ISSN 1049-2127

 
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The Perceived Credibility of Forward-Looking Performance Disclosures

Athanasakou, V & Hussainey K (2014), Accounting and Business Research 4(3), 227-259. ISSN 2159-4260

 
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Public Equity and Audit Pricing in the United States

Badertscher, B, Jorgensen, B, Katz, S & Kinney, W (2014), Journal of Accounting Research, 52 (2), 303-339. ISSN 0021-8456

 
Journal-of-Finance

Have Rating Agencies Become More Conservative? Implications for Capital Structure and Debt Pricing

Baghai, R, Servaes, H & Tamayo, A (2014),  Journal of Finance 69(5), 1961-2005

 
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Owner Liability and Financial Reporting Information as Predictors of Firm Default in Bank Loans

Bhimani, A, Gulamhussen, M & Lopes, S (2014), Review of Accounting Studies, 19 (2), 769-804. ISSN 1380-665

 
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Digitisation, ‘Big Data’ and the Transformation of Accounting Information

Bhimani, A and Willcocks, L (2014),  Accounting and Business Research 44( 4), 469–490. ISSN 2159-4260

 

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Translations in Regulatory Space: The arenas of regulatory innovation in accounting standard setting

Chahed, Y  (2014), Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies , 21(1), 195 221. ISSN 1080-072

 
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Earnings Targets and Annual Bonus Incentives

Indjejikian, R, Matejka, M, Merchant, KA & Van der Stede, WA (2014), The Accounting Review 89, 1227-1258

 
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Accountability and expertise in public sector risk management: A case study

Palermo, T (2014), Financial Accountability & Management 30(3), 322-34. ISSN 1468-0408

 
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How Do Industry Peers Respond to Control Threats?

Tamayo, A & Servaes, H (2014), Management Science, 60(2), 380-399. ISSN 0025-1909
 
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A manipulationist view of causality in cross-sectional survey research Accounting

Van der Stede, WA (2014), Accounting, Organizations and Society, 39 (7) 567-574. ISSN 0361-3682