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 B including an A in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 7 6 6 at Higher level including Mathematics. Applicants who started their IB diploma in 2013 will be considered for entry to the BSc Management programme with Standard Level Mathematics (providing they are predicted to achieve grade 7)

Other qualifications are considered

For further details see

Applications 2013:

First year students 2013:


First year

(* half unit)

Second year 

Third year

Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.

The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.

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 have the choice of either Economics A or Economics B. Economics A provides a foundation in economics, primarily to those without significant background in the subject. Economics B is an introductory course in microeconomics and macroeconomics. Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) is a basic course in Mathematics for students who have at least an AS-level in Mathematics, or equivalent. 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 second set of courses includes: 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 develops the knowledge, skills and analytical capabilities needed to exercise leadership in organisations. Organisational Behaviour 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. Core Business Disciplines II provides an understanding of the drivers of organisational performance, including marketing, HR and IT. You also have the opportunity to select an outside option from a wide range of LSE departments.

In the third year students 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. Students may choose to focus on one particular management specialism, e.g., employment relations, management science or may instead choose to "mix and match" and to build their own programme. Strategy explores strategic situations and formulates decision models of these situations as well as the way managers interact with the different constituencies inside the firm- workers, board members, and other managers.