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We are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management, and the programme is founded in LSE’s tradition for academic excellence. The curriculum is designed around four compulsory core courses, and you can also customise your programme according to your own interests and career goals with a choice of optional elective courses from leading academic departments across at LSE in managerial economics, accounting, finance, and other management topics.
You will complete the programme with a 6,000 word extended essay during the summer, which will enable you to specialise with in-depth knowledge in your specific area of interest.
You will attend a pre-sessional course before the start of the programme.
Students are required to attend an Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics and an Introductory Accounting Course before the start of the programme. These assessed courses are designed provide the essential mathematical, statistical, economic and econometric background for the core Economics courses in this programme.
Compulsory core courses (3.0 units)
(* denotes a half unit)
Firms and Markets
Introduces microeconomic analysis within management, focusing on market competition, capabilities and internal organisation and link between strategy and structure. Particular emphasis is placed during this course on both developing analytical skills and on showing how these analytical skills can be deployed in practical strategic settings.
Focuses on empirical research in economics and gives students the opportunity to work with Stata and other econometric software in analysing actual data sets, reproducing and criticising results in previous work and learning the actual practice of econometrics as undertaken by the best applied economists.
Corporate Finance A*
Investigates corporate finance topics including capital budgeting techniques, the driving forces behind capital structure, debt and equity finance decisions, and the implications of those choices.
An independent research project of 6,000 words and based on one of the two option courses taken.
Optional elective courses (1.0 unit)
You will customise your programme according to your own interests with optional elective courses from the list below, to the total value of one unit.
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated graduate course and programme information page.