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.