BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics
Programme Code: UBBMS2
Department: Statistics
For third year students in 2018/19.
Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the BA/BSc degrees (other than fouryear BA/BSc degrees)
Paper 
Course number and title  

See note 
The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things  
Year 1  
1 
Elementary Statistical Theory  
2 
Mathematical Methods  
3 

4 
Either AC100 Elements of Accounting and Finance or MA103 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics  
Year 2  
5 
Further Mathematical Methods  
6 & 7 
EITHER  
ST202 Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference and ST211 Applied Regression (H) and one half unit from the list below:  
Real Analysis (H)  
Optimisation Theory (H)  
Differential Equations (H)  
Discrete Mathematics (H)  
Algebra and Number Theory (H)  
Sample Surveys and Experiments (H)  
Actuarial Investigations  Financial (H)  
Survival Models (H)  
OR  
ST206 Probability and Distribution Theory (H) and ST211 Applied Regression (H) and courses to the value of one full unit from the list below:  
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics  
Real Analysis (H)  
Optimisation Theory (H)  
Differential Equations (H)  
Discrete Mathematics (H)  
Algebra and Number Theory (H)  
Sample Surveys and Experiments (H)  
Actuarial Investigations  Financial (H)  
Survival Models (H)  
OR  
ST205 Sample Surveys and Experiments (H) and ST211 Applied Regression (H) and courses to the value of one full unit from the list below:  
Introduction to Abstract Mathematics  
Real Analysis (H)  
Optimisation Theory (H)  
Differential Equations (H)  
Discrete Mathematics (H)  
Algebra and Number Theory (H)  
Probability and Distribution Theory (H)  
Actuarial Investigations  Financial (H)  
Survival Models (H)  
8 
Courses to the value of one unit from:  

Elements of Accounting and Finance  
Managerial Accounting  
Microeconomic Principles II (only if EC102 has previously been taken)  
Macroeconomic Principles (only if EC102 has previously been taken)  
Principles of Finance  
Introduction to the Study of Politics  
Introduction to Geography  
Organisational Theory and Behaviour (not available 2017/18)  
Firms, Management and Competitive Advantage (H)  
Managerial Economics  
Topics in Management Research (H)  
Philosophy of Science  
Social Psychology  
Introduction to Global Population Change (not available 2017/18)  
Key Concepts: Introduction to Social Theory  

Students may also take a Language course unit at least at intermediate level, or a course taught outside the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research with the approval of the Course Tutor.  
Year 3  
9 
Courses to the value of one unit from the following:  

Regression and Generalised Linear Models (H)  
Actuarial Mathematics: (Life) (H)  
Stochastic Processes (H)  
Time Series and Forecasting (H)  
Actuarial Mathematics: General (H)  
Bayesian Inference (H)  
Applied Statistics Project (H)  
Stochastic and Actuarial Methods in Finance (can only be taken in conjunction with ST302)  
10 
Courses to the value of one unit from the list below or from Paper 9 (above):  

Real Analysis (H)  
Optimisation Theory (H)  
Differential Equations (H)  
Discrete Mathematics (H)  
Algebra and Number Theory (H)  
Game Theory (not if MA301 also taken)  
Game Theory I (H) (not if MA300 also taken)  
Chaos in Dynamical Systems (H)  
Optimisation in Function Spaces (H) (not available 2017/18)  
Mathematics of Finance and Valuation (H)  
Probability for Finance (H)  
Algorithms and Programming (H)  
Algebra and its Applications (H)  
Complex Analysis (H)  
History of Mathematics in Finance and Economics (H)  
Partial Differential Equations (H)  
Practical Optimisation Modelling (H) (third year only) (not available 2017/18)  
Simulation Modelling and Analysis (H)  
Aspects of Market Research (H) (not if ST205 or ST327 is taken)  
Market Research: An Integrated Approach (not if ST307 is taken)  
11 
Courses to the value of one unit from Papers 9 and 10 or from the list below:  

Managerial Accounting  

Management Accounting, Financial Management and Organizational Control  

Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation  
Auditing, Governance and Risk Management  
Microeconomic Principles II  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Monetary Economics  
Principles of Finance  
Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Mathematics  
Quantitative Finance  
Commercial Law  
Information Technology and the Law  
Operational Research Methods  
Organisational Theory and Behaviour (not available 2017/18)  
Firms, Management and Competitive Advantage (H)  
Managerial Economics  
Marketing (H)  
Topics in Management Research (H)  
International Context of Management (H) (cannot be taken with MG303)  
Marketing Action Learning Project (H) (third year only)  

Students may also take certain unlisted courses, including a Language course at least at intermediate level, with the approval of the Course Tutor.  
12 
Any courses to the value of one unit from the options listed under Papers 9 and 10 or from the list below:  

Managerial Accounting  
Management Accounting, Financial Management and Organisational Control  
Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation  
Auditing, Governance and Risk Management  
Microeconomic Principles II  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Principles of Econometrics  
Industrial Economics  
Principles of Finance  
Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets  
Quantitative Finance  
Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference (not if ST202 or ST206 have been already taken under Paper 7)  
Actuarial Investigations: Financial (H)  
Survival Models (H)  
Students may also take certain unlisted courses with the approval of the Course Tutor.  
Notes 
§ Course allocation dependant on Economics Alevel or equivalent background. See course guides for further information.  

LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification. 
Note for prospective students:
For changes to undergraduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the undergraduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the undergraduate summary page for future students.