In 2011/12, 88% of undergraduate and 94% of postgraduate leavers from the Department of Accounting and Finance were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation.
The top employment sectors for Accounting and Finance leavers were:
accountancy and taxation and
business and management consultancy.
The average starting salary of graduates from the Accounting department in 2011/12 was £25,500 for undergraduates, and £46,600 for postgraduates.
To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Accounting degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.
These are detailed profiles exploring why LSE graduates initially chose to study with us as well as giving each graduate the opportunity to relive their LSE experience and fill us in on how their career has developed since graduation. We are grateful to all LSE graduates who have taken the time to complete our Graduate Profile Questionnaire in order to produce these profiles.
Studying within the Accounting and Finance department you will have the opportunity to develop specific subject knowledge alongside a set of highly valuable and transferable employability skills, including:
Business and commercial awareness: a first-rate understanding of business procedure and the nature and functionality of organisations and the commercial world
Strong numerical skills: the ability to understand, manipulate and interpret complex numerical and statistical data
Advanced analytical thinking and problem-solving skills: applying a methodical approach to analyse information critically, assessing all aspects of a situation and evaluating possible solutions.
Organisational skills: learning to think logically, pay attention to detail and organise your time and work efficiently.
Excellent communications skills: enabling you to present complex data verbally and in writing