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Optional courses

Students can choose from a wide variety of optional courses from different departments across the LSE.  This information applies to students entering in and after the 2015/16 academic year. 


  • AC102 Elements of Financial Accounting (0.5 unit)
  • AC103 Elements of Management Accounting and Financial Management (0.5 unit)
  • AC211 Managerial Accounting (1.0 unit)
  • AC310 Management Accounting, Financial Management and Organisational Control (1.0 unit)
  • AC330 Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation (1.0 unit)

Economics and Economic History

  • EC210 Macroeconomic Principles (1.0 unit)
  • EC313 Industrial Economics (1.0 unit)
  • EH240 Business and Economic Performance Since 1945: Britain in International Context (1.0 unit)


  • FM212 Principles of Finance (1.0 unit)
  • FM300 Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets (1.0 unit)

Information Systems

  • MG208 Business Transformation and Project Management (0.5 unit)
  • MG209 E-business (0.5 unit)
  • MG304 Digital Platform Innovation (0.5 unit)


  • LL209 Commercial Law (1.0 unit)

Management Science and Methodology

  • MA207 Further Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) (0.5 unit)
  • MG202 Analytical Methods for Management (1.0 unit)
  • MG211 Operational Research Methods (1.0 unit)
  • MG308 Simulation Modelling and Analysis (0.5 unit)
  • MG310 Risk and Decision Analysis for Management and Policy (0.5 unit)
  • MG311 Behavioural Decision Science for Management and Policy (0.5 unit)
  • MG313 Practical Optimisation Modelling (0.5 unit)
  • ST201  Statistical Models and Data Analysis (0.5 unit)

Managerial Economics and Strategy

  • MG206 Firms, Management and Competitive Advantage (0.5 unit)
  • MG228 Evolutionary Approaches to Behaviour and Management (0.5 unit)
  • MG302 Topics in Management Research (0.5 unit)
  • MG303 The Future of the Multinational Firm (0.5 unit)
  • MG305 Innovation and Technology Management (0.5 unit)
  • MG307 International Context of Management (0.5 unit)


  • MG315 Marketing Action Learning Project (0.5 unit)
  • ST307 Aspects of Market Research (0.5 unit)
  • ST327 Market Research: An Integrated Approach (1.0 unit)

Organisational Behaviour and Employee Relations

  • MG210 Corporate Social Responsibility and International Labour Standards (0.5 unit)
  • MG306 Managing Diversity in Organizations (0.5 unit)
  • MG309 International Human Resource Management (0.5 unit)
  • MG312 Extreme Organisational Behaviour: Examining behaviour in non-normative organisational contexts (0.5 unit)


  • PH225 Business and Organisational Ethics (0.5 unit)

Additional options available in the third year only

Courses to the value of one (1.0) unit from: 

  • AC340 Auditing Governance and Risk Management (1.0 unit)
  • AN227 The Anthropology of Economic Institutions and Social Transformations (1.0 unit)
  • AN230 The Anthropology of Industrialisation and Industrial Life (0.5 unit)
  • SO208 Gender and Society (1.0 unit)
  • EC317 Labour Economics (1.0 unit)
  • EH220 Comparative Economic Development: Late Industrialisation in Russia, India and Japan (1.0 unit)
  • MA301 Game Theory (0.5 unit)
  • LL232 Law and Institutions of the European Union (1.0 unit)
  • An Outside Option, subject to departmental approval