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Accounting and Finance, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Accounting and Finance programme from London School of Economics and Political Science has an established reputation for excellence extending over five decades. It provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and finance.
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Overview

It is appropriate for applicants interested in careers across a wide range of sectors and organisations in the fields of business, consulting and finance, and provides thorough preparation for academic research in accounting or finance.

The Accounting and Finance programme from London School of Economics and Political Science assumes an academic background in financial reporting, management accounting, finance, economics and quantitative methods prior to entry.  As a condition of admission, you may be required to take one or more courses in these areas to strengthen your background.

Through your course selection, you can emphasise either accounting or finance, or can choose an equally balanced programme across the two areas. You will also be able to specialise in a designated pathway in finance, international accounting and finance, or accounting and financial management.

The programme is housed within the Department of Accounting, which is widely recognised throughout the world for its excellence in accounting and financial management research and education, as well as for its leading role in public policy issues. The interface between accounting and managers, organisations, institutions, public policy and regulatory bodies is a particular teaching and research strength of the Department.

Careers

Students who successfully complete the MSc Accounting and Finance programme pursue careers across a wide range of sectors, in financial institutions, accounting firms, management consulting, industry, government and academia.

Companies who have employed recent graduates from this programme include Bain & Company, Bank of New York Mellon, Barclays Capital, BlackRock, Crédit Agricole, Crowe Horwath, General Electric, JP Morgan, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, KPMG, Proctor & Gamble, Merrill Lynch, Mondelez, EMI Music, Nordea Bank, Royal Dutch Shell, Schroders and Strategic Asset Partners LLP.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance and Asset Markets 
  • Asset Markets 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Financial Disclosure and Investor Relations
  • Accounting, Strategy and Control
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 21 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2:1 degree or equivalent in accounting and finance or related subject
  • GMAT is recommended for all applicants and is required for those without a UK undergraduate degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28608 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28608 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    28056 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28056 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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