The degree involves studying courses to the value of 12 units over three years, plus LSE100. In the first and second years, a range of foundation courses provide you with an understanding of the role of the core business fields: accounting, finance, operations and information management, organisational behaviour, human resource management, and marketing, and a third year compulsory course provides a grounding in organisational strategy.
Alongside these courses, disciplinary courses provide training in mathematical and statistical methods, economics and econometrics, so that students leave the programme with a solid grasp of social science.
BSc Management students have the opportunity to apply for an exchange year abroad. The exchange year will take place between the second and third year of the programme. The current exchange partners include the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), University of Michigan Ross School of Business (USA), University of St Gallen (Switzerland), HEC Paris (France), Bocconi University (Italy), and HKUST Business School (Hong Kong). Exchange places are limited and subject to a competitive application process during the second year of the BSc Management programme.
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. You will also take LSE100.
(*denotes a half-unit course)
Elements of Financial Accounting*
Describes financial accounting principles and the role, nature, scope and limitations of accounting conventions
Elements of Management Accounting, Financial Management and Financial Institutions*
An introduction to managerial accounting and financial management, including the role of accounting information in the management and control of organisational activities, costing and budgeting, and financial evaluation of decisions in the shorter and longer terms.
Includes an introduction to the financial decisions of firms, in particular capital budgeting; the financial decisions of households; the role of the financial system in the economy and the flow of funds; causes and consequences of the recent financial crises.
This course provides a foundation to help students understand key microeconomic questions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
This intermediate-level course will help students understand key microeconomic questions and challenges and also evaluate possible solutions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)*
Develops the basic mathematical tools necessary for further study in economics and related disciplines.
Quantitative Methods (Statistics)*
Develops elementary statistical tools necessary for further study in management and economics.
Provides students with an understanding of the drivers of organisational performance, conditional on a strategic objective.
Organisational Behaviour and Leadership*
Introduces students to social science theories, research and application related to understanding human behaviour in the workplace.
A half unit, running across Michaelmas and Lent Term in the first year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students, and is designed to build your capacity to tackle multidimensional problems through research-rich education.
In your second year, your will take two compulsory courses, you will select two options from: Marketing, Information Systems, and Human Resource Management. You will also choose an approved management-related course.
Provides insights from economic theory which are relevant to applications in managerial decision making.
Econometrics: Theory and Application
Provides a thorough understanding of the quantitative techniques which guide evidence-based managerial decision-making.
Covers customer behaviour; segmentation, targeting and positioning; product management and diffusion; pricing, placement and promotion; and marketing relationships.
Covers the role of data, information and knowledge within management.
Human Resource Management*
Provides insights into Human Resource Management in a way that appeals to students who are preparing for the global management market.
One management related option
In your third year you will take one compulsory course, Strategy; plus three management related options.
Studies strategic situations and formulates decision models of these situations and the way managers interact with the different constituencies inside the firm - workers, board members, and other managers.
Three management related options
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
Where regulations permit, you may also be able to take a language, literature or linguistics option as part of your degree. Information can be found on the Language Centre webpages.
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