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MSc Accounting and Finance

About the MSc programme

This MSc programme has an established reputation for excellence extending over five decades. It provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and finance. It is appropriate for applicants interested in careers across a wide range of sectors and organisations in the fields of business, consulting and finance, and provides thorough preparation for academic research in accounting or finance.

The programme assumes an academic background in financial reporting, management accounting, finance, economics and quantitative methods prior to entry, and you may need to take one or more courses in these areas to strengthen your background.

Through your course selection, you can emphasise either accounting or finance, or can choose to take a  balanced programme. You will also be able to specialise in a designated pathway in finance, international accounting and finance, or accounting and financial management.

Programme details

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for MSc Accounting and Finance in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations

Our graduates pursue careers across a wide range of sectors worldwide. Graduates have been employed by the major financial services, accountancy and advisory firms, as well as corporations, think tanks and government and public sector organisations around the world. Each year, some graduates from the programme also become entrepreneurs or join start-ups, while others pursue doctoral studies in accounting at LSE or other leading universities.



Application code: N4U1 (check availability)

Start date: 21 September 2017

Duration: 9 months full-time, 21 months part-time (please see Bologna process)

Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree in accounting and finance or related subject (see entry requirements)

English requirement: Standard (see English requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement:  GMAT is required for those without a UK undergraduate degree, and is recommended for all applicants (particularly those whose quantitative skills are not demonstrated by their undergraduate studies)

Fee level: UK/EU £25,944 (provisional EU); Overseas £26,448

Financial support: Graduate Support Scheme (see Financial support)

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Intake/applications in 2016: 160/1149

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