BSc Management

UCAS code: N200

Programme requirement:
 Traditional academic subjects (such as Economics, English Literature, History and the natural sciences) are preferred to subjects such as Business Studies or Accounting. A level pass at grade A in Mathematics or International Baccalaureate Higher level Mathematics is required

Usual standard offer:
A level: grades A A A including an A in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 38 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level including Mathematics

Other qualifications are considered

For further details, see

Applications 2015:

First year students 2015:


First year

(* half unit)

Second year 

Third year

Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.

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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Programme details

First year

The first year combines rigorous quantitative methods courses, taught mostly in other LSE departments (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Accounting) and foundational applications courses, taught by faculty within the Management Department. The first set of courses gives you the choice of either Elements of Financial Accounting, which describes financial accounting principles and the role, nature, scope and limitations of accounting conventions; or Elements of Management Accounting and Financial Management, an introduction to managerial accounting and financial management. You will take Economics A or Economics B, depending on your economics background. Economics B is only for students with A level Economics or equivalent. Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) is a basic course in mathematics and Quantitative Methods (Statistics) develops the elementary statistical tools necessary for further study in management and economics with an emphasis on the applicability of the methods to management and economic problems. The foundational applications courses are: Core Business Disciplines: Finance and Operations Management, which provides an understanding of the drivers of organisational performance and an introduction to finance; Leadership and Communication in Teams, which develops the knowledge, skills and analytical capabilities needed to exercise leadership in organisations; and Organisational Behaviour, which introduces social science theories and research related to understanding employee attitudes and behaviour.

Second and third years

The second year continues both the study of social science disciplines and management applications. Economics for Management provides students with insights from economic theory that are relevant to applications in managerial decision making. Learning from Quantitative Data develops a framework in which students can examine whether the predictions of managerial, social or economic theory are supported by empirical evidence. You will choose two courses from Marketing, Information Systems and Human Resource Management that will provide an understanding of the drivers of organisational performance. You also have the opportunity to select an outside option from a wide range of LSE departments.

In the third year, you can choose three course units from a list of options from across the Department of Management and more generally across the School including in accounting, finance, economics and economic history, law, marketing, management science, managerial economics and strategy, organisational behaviour and employee relations, information systems and philosophy. You are also required to take Strategy, which explores strategic situations and formulates decision models of these situations as well as how managers interact with the different constituencies inside the firm.