University of London

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences. It is ranked fifth in the UK and 34th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15. LSE provides academic direction for undergraduate degrees in accounting, banking, economics, management, finance and the social sciences.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE, COURSES AND ASSESSMENT

You study 12 courses to earn the BSc degree.

BSc Accounting and Finance
100 courses
1 Introduction to economics [EC1002]
2 Statistics 1 [ST104A] (half course) and Mathematics 1 [MT105A] (half course)
3 Principles of banking and finance [FN1024]
4 Principles of accounting [AC1025]
200 and 300 courses
5 Managerial economics [MN2028] or Microeconomics [EC2066]
6 Financial reporting [AC2091]
7 Management accounting [AC2097]
8 Financial management [AC3059] or Asset pricing and financial markets [FN2190]
9 Auditing and assurance [AC3093]
10 Accounting theory [AC3193]
11 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
BSc Business and Management
100 courses
1 Introduction to economics [EC1002]
2 Mathematics 1 [MT105A] (half course) and Statistics 1 [ST104A] (half course)
3 Principles of accounting [AC1025]
4 Business and management in a global context [MN1178]
200 and 300 courses
5 Core management concepts [MN2177]
6,7,8,9 Four courses from the following:

  • Asset pricing and financial markets [FN2190] or
  • Financial management [AC3059]
  • Entrepreneurship [MN3194]
  • Principles of corporate finance [FN2191]
  • Managerial economics [MN2028]
  • Management science methods [MN2032]
  • Human resource management [MN3075]
  • Strategy [MN3119]
  • Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach [MN3127]
  • Principles of marketing [MN3141]
10 One 200 or 300 course from Selection group M
11 One 300 course from Selection group M
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
BSc Data Science and Business Analytics
100 courses
1 Introduction to economics [EC1002]
2, 3 Algebra [MT1173] and Calculus [MT1174] or Mathematical methods [MT1186] and Business and management in a
global context [MN1178]
3 Statistics 1 [ST104A] and Statistics 2 [ST104B]
200 and 300 courses
5 Information systems management [IS2184]
6 Business analytics, applied modelling and prediction [ST2187]
7 Advanced statistics: distribution theory [ST2133] and Advanced statistics: statistical inference [ST2134]
8 Elements of econometrics [EC2020] or Abstract mathematics [MT2116]
9 Statistical methods for market research [ST3188]
10 Machine learning [ST3189]
11 One 300 course from Selection groups E, M or N
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
BSc Economics & Finance
100 courses
1 Introduction to economics [EC1002]
2 Statistics 1 [ST104A] (half course) and Statistics 2 [ST104B] (half course)
3 Mathematics 1 [MT105A] (half course) and Mathematics 2 [MT105B] (half course) or Mathematical methods [MT1186]
4 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F1 or F2
200 and 300 courses
5 Macroeconomics [EC2065]
6 Microeconomics [EC2066]
7 Elements of econometrics [EC2020]
8 Asset pricing and financial markets [FN2190]
9 Principles of corporate finance [FN2191]
10 Monetary economics [EC3115] or Industrial economics [EC3099]
11 Quantitative finance [FN3142]
12 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
BSc Economics & Management
100 courses
1 Introduction to economics [EC1002]
2 Mathematics 1 [MT105A] (half course) and Statistics 1 [ST104A] (half course)
3 Principles of accounting [AC1025]
4 Business and management in a global context [MN1178]
200 and 300 courses
5 Core management concepts [MN2177]
6 Managerial economics [MN2028] or Microeconomics [EC2066]
7 Macroeconomics [EC2065]
8 One course taken from the following:

  • Asset pricing and financial markets [FN2190] or
  • Financial management [AC3059]
  • Entrepreneurship [MN3194]
  • Principles of corporate finance [FN2191]
  • Management science methods [MN2032]
  • Human resource management [MN3075]
  • Strategy [MN3119]
  • Organisation theory: an interdisciplinary approach [MN3127]
  • Principles of marketing [MN3141]
9 One 300 course from Selection group E
10 One 300 course from Selection group M
11 One 200 or 300 course from Selection groups E or M
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course from any Selection group
BSc Economics & Politics
100 courses
1 Introduction to economics [EC1002]
2 Mathematics 1 [MT105A] (half course) and Statistics 1 [ST104A] (half course)
3 Introduction to modern political thought [PS1130]
4 Introduction to political science [PS1172]
200 and 300 courses
5 Macroeconomics [EC2065]
6 Microeconomics [EC2066]
7 Comparative politics [PS2082]
8 One course taken from the following:

  • Economics of labour [EC3015]
  • International economics [EC3016]
  • Public economics [EC3022]
  • Economics of development [EC3044]
  • Economic history since 1900 [EC3096]
  • Industrial economics [EC3099]
  • Monetary economics [EC3115]
9 One course taken from the following:

  • Democracy and democratisation [PS3086]
  • Politics and policies of the European Union [PS3088]
  • Political analysis and public choice [PS3108]
10 One 300 course from Selection group E
11 One 300 course from Selection group IR or P
12 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
BSc International Development
100 courses
1 Introduction to international development [DV1171]
2,3,4 Three courses chosen from:

  • Introduction to economics [EC1002]
  • Human geography [GY1009]
  • Contemporary sociology in a global age [SC1179]
  • Statistics 1 [ST104A] (half course) and
  • Mathematics 1 [MT105A] (half course)
  • Business and management in a global context [MN1178]
200 and 300 courses
5 Development management [DV3165]
6 Poverty and development [DV2192]
7,8 Two courses chosen from:

  • Macroeconomics [EC2065]
  • Microeconomics [EC2066]
  • Security in international relations [IR3140]
9,10 Two courses chosen from:

  • Economics of development [EC3044]
  • Complex emergencies and humanitarian responses [DV3162]
  • Global environmental problems and politics [DV3166]
11 One 300 course from Selection groups D, E, IR or P
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
BSc International Relations
100 courses
1 Introduction to international relations [IR1011]
2 Introduction to modern political thought [PS1130] or Introduction to political science [PS1172]
1 One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection group F1
1 One 100 course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F1 or F2
200 and 300 courses
5 International political economy [IR3026]
6 International political theory [IR2083]
7 International organisations [IR2085]
8 Foreign policy analysis [IR2137]
9 Security and international relations [IR3140]
10 One 300 course from selection groups IR or P
11 One course (or two half courses) from selection groups E, IR or P
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any selection group
BSc Management & Digital Innovation
100 courses
1 Introduction to information systems [IS1060]
2 Business and management in a global context [MN1178]
1 Digital infrastructures for business [IS1181]
One of the following courses:

  • Mathematics 1 [MT105A] (half course) and
  • Statistics 1 [ST104A] (half course) or
  • Principles of accounting [AC1025] or
  • Principles of banking and finance [FN1024] or
  • Contemporary sociology in a global age [SC1179]
200 and 300 courses
5 Core management concepts [MN2177]
6 Information systems management [IS2184]
7 One of the following courses:

  • Financial reporting [AC2091] or
  • Innovating digital systems and services [IS2182] or
  • Management science methods [MN2032] or
  • Entrepreneurship [MN3194]
8 Management and social media [IS3183]
9 Research project in information systems [IS3159]
10 Management and innovation of e-business [IS3167]
11 One 300 course from Selection group M
12 One 100, 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
Project Assessment
3 hours unseen examinations for all units

Career Opportunities

These degree will prepare you for a career as a financial economist professional accountancy, investment banking, investment analysis and management, management consultancy and financial management, as well as to more advanced academic study. whether in academia, finance (investment or commercial banking, risk management, research, fund management, or securities trading) or government. You could also gain entry to a master’s programme in this field.

This BSc will help you to question and analyse information, develop arguments, and boost your analytical and communication skills – all of which are valued in management-related roles.

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