This MSc programme has an established reputation for excellence extending over five decades. It provides a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and finance. 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 programme assumes an academic background in financial reporting, management accounting, finance, economics and quantitative methods prior to entry, and you may need 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 to take a balanced programme. You will also be able to specialise in a designated pathway in finance, international accounting and finance, or accounting and financial management.
Our graduates pursue careers across a wide range of sectors worldwide. Graduates have been employed by the major financial services, accountancy and advisory firms, as well as corporations, think tanks and government and public sector organisations around the world. Each year, some graduates from the programme also become entrepreneurs or join start-ups, while others pursue doctoral studies in accounting at LSE or other leading universities.