What do LSE Accounting graduates do?

In 2013/14, 93% 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:

The average starting salary of graduates from the Accounting department in 2013/14 was £24,200 for undergraduates, and £31,700 for postgraduates.

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Accounting degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.

Graduate profiles

View Department of Accounting graduate profiles.

Employability skills

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
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