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BSc Accounting and Finance

The BSc Accounting and Finance programme is widely regarded as being at the forefront of teaching in the field of accounting and financial management in a global context. The Complete University Guide by The Independent continues to rank Accounting & Finance at LSE in the top 3 in 2015. We are known for pioneering new approaches to the study of cutting-edge financial management practices in private and public organisations.

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.

Students typically take four courses every year, with examinations at the end of each academic year.

More information about this degree and studying at LSE can be found in the Undergraduate Prospectus, which includes information about the BSc Accounting and Finance. You can also download a PDF file of the BSc Accounting and Finance brochure.

BSc Courses Offered

This section provides detailed information on all undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Accounting for prospective students. It lists the teachers responsible for the course, a basic course outline and some suggested readings.

AC100 Elements of Accounting and Finance

AC211 Managerial Accounting

AC310 Management Accounting, Financial Management and Organisational Control

AC330 Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation

AC340 Auditing, Governance and Risk Management


Students graduating from our BSc in Accounting and Finance programme go on to careers in a wide variety of organisations including financial services firms, accounting and assurance firms, consultancies, manufacturing and service firms, as well as non-profit organisations and the government.

LSE Careers Service provides a wide range of support for undergraduate students for their job search.

Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body Exemption

This section provides up-to-date information on BSc Accounting and Finance programme accreditation by a professional or regulatory Body.

 CIMA Accreditation 2015-2019