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The Department of Accounting

Leaving Pakistan to study overseas for the first time meant my first few months at LSE were quite a challenge. I struggled at first, but benefited immensely from the support available in the Department. The teachers are friendly, helpful and encourage me to work hard. I go to them with 100 problems and they give me 1,000 solutions.

Faraz Ahmad Piracha, BSc Accounting and Finance

Welcome to the Department of Accounting and congratulations on your offer to study with us. Here you can meet our students and staff virtually and find out more about the Department and your programme. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

We hope you can get a sense of what we as a department are all about, from the comfort of your home, and hope to have you join us in September.

An introduction to Accounting at LSE An introduction to Accounting at LSE
Watch this video for an introduction to studying accounting at LSE

If you have any questions regarding your application then please contact the undergraduate admissions team.

Visit the Department webpages

To begin take a look at the Department's BSc Accounting and Finance offer holder pages and then browse through the information below.

Top three reasons why you should study accounting at LSE and a welcome from the Head of Department

  1. Innovative
  2. Stimulating
  3. World-renowned

Welcome from the Head of Department Wim A Van der Stede

The excellence of research and teaching in the Department of Accounting at LSE is globally acknowledged. The Department, known for its tradition of intellectual diversity, has long been at the forefront of research and teaching on the role of accounting in the economy and society. We are committed to creating and disseminating knowledge related to accounting through research, teaching, and various professional and policy contributions. The Department also hosts the inter-disciplinary Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR), which exemplifies this commitment.

Graduates of the Department’s programmes grasp the potential of accounting in a wide range of settings. Our graduates learn to analyse how accounting is implicated in a multifaceted range of institutional and organisational processes of calculation, reporting and evaluation. They appreciate the interdependencies between accounting and accountability, agency, transparency, sustainability, governance, organisational control, risk, performance management, policy making and change. Our academics explore an equally diverse range of issues in their research drawing on a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Each year we admit over 400 students on our undergraduate and several graduate programmes. Each year, we also welcome various departmental speakers, academics and practitioners, in a variety of forums, in addition to the numerous and unparalleled public events and lectures hosted by the School. I welcome you, and invite you to share in the experience.

Hear from students studying BSc Accounting and Finance

Watch our student videos to find out more about what it is like to study in the Department of Accounting.

Hear about BSc Accounting and Finance student Anália's first year experience Hear about BSc Accounting and Finance student Anália's first year experience
Hear about BSc Accounting and Finance student Anália's first year experience

You can also browse the student-led departmental podcast and blog LSE Act.Count.Think and find out more about the LSESU Accounting, Organisations and Institutions Society.

Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day 2021

Watch the Department of Accounting offer holders' session from our Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day in April 2021: 

Accounting offer holders' session - Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day 2021 Accounting offer holders' session - Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day 2021
Accounting offer holders' session - Virtual Undergraduate Offer Holders' Day 2021

Listen to talks and taster sessions from previous events

Here you will find various talks which we have recorded at past events which you can listen to at your leisure:

Find out more details about your programme

Click on the programme you have received an offer for to remind yourself about the detail of the course you have applied for including information on careers, programme structure, course choices and teaching at LSE.

You can also watch introductory course videos for an overview of some of the available Accounting courses. 

Our research and events

As a department we are always busy. Explore our research, the events we put on and take a read of our monthly LSE Accounting magazine. 

Explore our research

Take a look at our events

Read the departmental news

Read LSE Accounting Magazine

Stay in touch with us between now and September

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