Two graduating Masters students from the London School of Economics were awarded the St James’s Place Prize for Academic Excellence in Accounting in a recent ceremony.
The two students were presented with their Awards by Jason Flood, Executive Director of the St James’s Place Academy and Professor Wim A Van der Stede, Head of Department of Accounting from the LSE.
The two winning candidates were Olivia Catherine Rose and Tara Sangani. The prizes were presented to the two winning candidates at the St James’s Place Academy in Mayfair, London, during an informal ceremony in the presence of both candidates’ parents and family.
In a move to extend the activities and reach of its acclaimed and industry-leading Academy training program, St James's Place joined forces with the LSE to award an annual prize to two students on LSE’s MSc Accounting, Organizations and Institutions program. The prize was awarded to students who achieved the highest marks in a 6,000 word essay, which accounted for 50% of the mark for one of the compulsory courses on the MSc program.
Congratulating the prize winners, Jason Flood said: “We are pleased to continue to work with LSE and support its Accounting faculty through this prize and continue to be astounded by the incredible standard of entries; Olivia’s and Tara’s submissions stood out from their peers and we wish both of them the best in their future careers.”
Professor Wim A Van der Stede from the LSE added: “Our MSc programme in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions is intellectually demanding. Our students consistently write excellent Long Essays, often taking risks to make new and original arguments. The work by Tara and Olivia was exceptional even by these high standards. We are very grateful to the St James’s Place Academy for sponsoring these prizes and for providing this recognition for the achievements of our students. We look forward to continuing our link with the Academy over the coming years and we wish Olivia and Tara our best for their future careers.”