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The MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (MISDI) studies digital innovation in business and government across the world. Read more

About the MSc programme

The MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (MISDI) studies digital innovation in business and government across the world. It is an intellectually rigorous, innovative, interdisciplinary programme that integrates established knowledge on the development and management of information systems with the critical study of emerging domains of digital innovation.

The internet and mobile technologies are drastically changing the ways we create and share information. Managers with the capability to capitalise on new digital developments, and manage the transformation of technological systems within organisations, are highly sought after in the job market. The MISDI programme will prepare you for key roles in the shaping of digital innovation and in the management of the business and social transformation that such innovation unleashes.

The programme involves research led, practice relevant teaching. Our learning approach places emphasis on theory and critical discussion of academic literature from across a range of scientific fields. We include social theories for understanding the processes of information systems and innovation and case studies for illustrating issues in particular instances of management and innovation practice.

Graduate destinations

Graduates of this programme go on to work in a range of organisations and sectors. These sectors include IT services; banking, financial services and accounting; consultancy; central and local government and research.
In addition, our graduates work in a range of roles, including business analysts, management and IT consultants, innovation managers, IT support and project management positions. Many graduates channel the knowledge on global digital infrastructures provided by the programme to launch their own business as information service providers.

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This is an intensive one-year programme designed to develop your intellectual and professional skills as an outstanding manager and leader in global business. Read more

About the MSc programme

This is an intensive one-year programme designed to develop your intellectual and professional skills as an outstanding manager and leader in global business.

For students wishing to launch their career in management, this programme will give you a foundation in the fundamentals of managing people and organisations within the context of business on a global scale. Core courses will develop your skills in business analysis, marketing, financial management, people management, leadership and strategy.

The curriculum will take an in-depth analytical approach throughout, enabling you to critically assess the latest trends and theories in management, and gain a true understanding of the social, economic and political forces which impact on organisations in the global business arena. A consulting project and international field trip will develop your practical skills as an international manager and enable you to use your insights from the programme to create real-world, practical managerial solutions.

You will graduate from the programme as an insightful, analytical and strategic manager, and stand out from other business school graduates with the ability to take on new and unknown challenges throughout your lifelong career in the fast-moving global business environment.

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Prepare yourself for an outstanding career in management and leadership with our two-year Global Master's in Management. We offer a unique approach to management, with a truly in-depth and rigorous learning experience. Read more

About the MSc programme

Prepare yourself for an outstanding career in management and leadership with our two-year Global Master's in Management. We offer a unique approach to management, with a truly in-depth and rigorous learning experience. Alongside a foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills essential for managers today, you will also have the opportunity to specialise and apply what you’ve learned in practice.

An extensive first-year curriculum gives a clear understanding of the real challenges facing managers and organisations operating in a global context. After a summer internship spent exploring career options, we offer three second-year options to specialise and ground what you’ve learned in practice.

We are proud to be the only UK programme to offer the CEMS double degree, with 30 leading partner business schools worldwide, and access to a global network of over 70 corporate partners. We also offer the MiM Exchange programme, giving an opportunity to join a leading MBA classroom in North America. Alternatively, you can opt to explore LSE’s huge range of electives, and specialise in your own area of interest; the choice is yours.

Your application

If you are applying for this programme, please note the following specific requirements for your personal statement.

Write a short personal statement (up to 600 words) about why you want to do the programme. This might cover, for example, what you will bring to the cohort, and what your particular strengths are.

Also answer the following questions (your answers should be approximately 300 words each)*:
1. Explain, in your own words, the main things that managers do.
2. How will studying management theory help you to understand management practice?
3. What do you hope to gain by studying management at LSE?

*The total length of your personal statement, including the answers to the above questions, should therefore be between 1,000-1,500 words.

Graduate destinations

This programme allows students to gain both a rigorous training in the core foundations of general management in year one, and a specialisation in their specific area(s) of interest in year two. This provides our graduates with a tangible advantage when entering employment, as the combination of a broad general training in year one, plus the depth of specialist knowledge and skills in year two, gives our students a competitive advantage in the global graduate job market. In addition to the academic curriculum, the programme also includes elements designed to give practical employment experience, and develop professional skills, through the Capstone Course and summer internship.

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The MSc Economics and Management programme is a specialist multidisciplinary degree delivered jointly by the Department of Management and the Department of Economics - one of the largest and most esteemed Economics departments in the world, renowned for its research and contributions to the development of the subject area. Read more

About the MSc programme

The MSc Economics and Management programme is a specialist multidisciplinary degree delivered jointly by the Department of Management and the Department of Economics - one of the largest and most esteemed Economics departments in the world, renowned for its research and contributions to the development of the subject area.

The programme is aimed at students with a strong analytical and quantitative background, and offers an unparalleled experience to challenge your perspectives on the way firms and markets operate, and to develop lifelong skills as a talented and innovative manager and economist. Combining an exceptional level of analytical training in economics with the more applied scope of a management degree, this is a unique programme.

The curriculum aims to develop your intellectual understanding of business strategy management, econometrics, and markets in the global contexts in which they operate. This well-balanced training as a manager and economist will enable you to graduate with the ability to tackle complex decisions, deal with unknown changes in today’s rapidly changing world, and champion new ideas to drive innovation in firms and markets.

Graduate destinations

The MSc Economics and Management provides a route for acceleration into high-level positions, for example in top consulting or investment banking firms, or careers in academia. The programme is designed with potential employers in mind, and gives excellent preparation for employment opportunities in business, consulting or finance, with blue-chip organisations all over the world. Previous students have secured positions at top employers such as Accenture, Bain & Company, the Boston Consulting Group, Citi, Deloitte, Google, KPMG, L.E.K., McKinsey & Company, Monitor Group, PwC, Roland Berger and the World Bank. A number of students have also directly entered PhD programmes upon completion of the degree.

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The MSc Management and Strategy is a cutting-edge programme in managerial economics, designed to develop your analytical and critical skills in the core strategic issues facing managers and organisations in today’s fast-moving global business world. Read more

About the MSc programme

The MSc Management and Strategy is a cutting-edge programme in managerial economics, designed to develop your analytical and critical skills in the core strategic issues facing managers and organisations in today’s fast-moving global business world. The programme will give you a fundamental understanding of incentives and governance, organisational design, individual and group decision-making, and strategy in competition and markets.

With a strong focus on economic business analysis, you will learn to rigorously examine managerial challenges using economic techniques, and to recommend your own innovative, intelligent solutions.

You will also develop a critical understanding of the wider socio-economic environment in which businesses across the globe operate, giving real world relevance to your managerial skills, and providing the training you will need to deal with unknown future challenges in the global economy across your lifetime career.

The programme links critical analysis with practice, by combining the analytical rigour of an economics degree with real-world, contemporary case studies used in MBAs. Throughout the programme you will be challenged to understand and apply cutting-edge managerial and economic theory to examples from the real world.

Graduate destinations

The MSc Management and Strategy will provide you with a route to transition into a new area in your career.
As a conversion programme for students with no (or limited) background in managerial economics, we will provide you with an excellent foundation in general management and strategy with an economics focus, enabling you to enter a variety of careers including banking, consulting, multinational companies and the public sector.
Previous graduates of this programme have had extremely successful careers and have found their time at LSE to be an invaluable basis for this.

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The MSc Marketing is an outstanding one-year programme providing an analytical, business-focused curriculum to develop your skills as an innovative and strategic marketer. Read more

About the MSc programme

The MSc Marketing is an outstanding one-year programme providing an analytical, business-focused curriculum to develop your skills as an innovative and strategic marketer. A practical project will enable you to apply your insights and expertise to a real-world consulting problem, and to develop your professional and practical skills as a marketing manager.

The programme’s core courses bring learning from the latest research into the classroom, giving a well-rounded, critical analysis of consumer behaviour and data analytics, in the context of real business challenges. You will gain an in-depth understanding of consumer markets, based on cutting-edge research and insights in human behaviour. You will also develop your talent and expertise in data analysis, enabling you to take a strategic approach to designing and developing marketing campaigns. A core course in the foundations of business management will also develop your knowledge of the contexts in which marketing managers can drive forward organisational goals.

This unique combination of human insight, analytical expertise and business understanding will set you apart from other marketing graduates, and give you the tools to create truly effective evidence-based solutions to the ever-changing marketing challenges facing businesses worldwide.

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The MSc Psychology of Economic Life provides you with psychological knowledge to analyse economic phenomena and alternative business models. Read more

About the MSc programme

The MSc Psychology of Economic Life provides you with psychological knowledge to analyse economic phenomena and alternative business models. It teaches skills for change management and improving socio-economic systems and business models. It encompasses the domains of consumer behaviour and sustainable consumption, decision-making, corporate communication, creativity and innovation and economic life in general. Assessment is part of the learning process and makes use of case studies.

You will take core modules in the Psychology of Economic Life and Methods for Social Psychological Research. You will then choose from a range of optional courses within the Department and the School so that you can deepen or widen your expertise, and take up the advanced study of particular aspects of economic life. Over the summer period, you will complete a dissertation based on empirical research.

Graduate destinations

Employment worldwide in consultancy, government, international organisations, corporations and companies in search of more sustainable sustainable or non-standard business models, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charities; or could continue to obtain PhDs and pursue an academic career.

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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. Read more

About the MSc programme

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.

Graduate destinations

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.

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This is a technically rigorous programme designed to meet the needs of those who have a strong quantitative background wishing to study economics. Read more

About the MSc programmes

This is a technically rigorous programme designed to meet the needs of those who have a strong quantitative background wishing to study economics. It is aimed at mathematicians, statisticians, physical scientists and engineers, as well as graduate economists.

The programme begins with a compulsory pre-sessional course designed to provide you with the essential foundations in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics which will prepare you for the advanced level of the core teaching programme.

You will then take courses in Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometric Analysis, in addition to a fourth elective course. Options are diverse, and include courses ranging from International Economics and Monetary Economics, to Financial Risk Analysis and Asset Markets, to Portfolio Management and Stochastic Processes. You also have the advantage of being assessed both after the end of the first term (Lent Term Week 0 January exams) and after the end of second term (Summer Term main exam period).

This programme will be ideal if you would like to pursue a career as an economist or econometrician, in a variety of industries. A number of graduates also choose to proceed to PhD study.

Graduate destinations

Our former students are employed as economists in a wide range of national and international organisations in government, international institutions, business and finance. Approximately one third of students proceed to PhD programmes at LSE or other leading universities.

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Rapid technological and informational changes, an unprecedented drive towards globalisation of the world economy and the rapid expansion of world trade are among some of the changes affecting economic development today. Read more

About the MSc programme

Rapid technological and informational changes, an unprecedented drive towards globalisation of the world economy and the rapid expansion of world trade are among some of the changes affecting economic development today. In this context, local and regional economies increasingly need new responses and demand specialist skills to exploit the opportunities these changes offer. The MSc Local Economic Development, accredited by the Institute for Economic Development (IED), prepares students to meet these challenges.

You will focus on the variety of ways in which local and regional agencies can work with the private sector in order to stimulate local economies. You will also develop an understanding of the local, national and international trends in business organisation and a knowledge of the variety of local agents involved. The programme emphasises management issues of local capacity building, attracting investment, network building, infrastructure, human resources, and focuses as well on the rationale and impact of regional and local development policies and on the role of institutions.

Graduate destinations

Previous graduates are mainly working in international organisations (UN system [including ILO, UNDP, FAO], World Bank, OECD, European Union, World Trade Conference), national and regional governments, international consultancy, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), research centres and top universities. Further information about what previous students are doing can be found on our website.

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The MSc Finance and Economics is an interdisciplinary degree taught jointly by the Department of Finance and the Department of Economics, allowing students to study in two of the most highly rated departments in their subject areas in the world. Read more

About the MSc programmes

The MSc Finance and Economics is an interdisciplinary degree taught jointly by the Department of Finance and the Department of Economics, allowing students to study in two of the most highly rated departments in their subject areas in the world. The programme draws on the School's strengths in economics, finance and econometrics to impart a rigorous and deep understanding of financial markets, grounded in financial economics and econometric methods.

Students will learn about investments, asset pricing, derivatives, portfolio management and corporate finance through the coherent lens of financial economics. The programme provides a thorough exposure to econometric methods, including time series analysis, with applications to financial models and data.

Students who are interested in doctoral research will have the opportunity to transfer to the MSc Finance and Economics (Research) programme once they complete the introductory course in August. All applications must be made to the MSc Finance and Economics programme in the first instance as entry to the Research programme is only considered once students are registered at LSE.

Graduate destinations

The MSc Finance and Economics is an ideal preparation for a variety of careers in the global financial services sector, with the emphasis on financial economics being particularly attractive to investment banks, the financial services sector more generally and to consulting firms. The programme (the research track in particular) also provides a rigorous training and preparation for doctoral research in the area.

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Drawing on the resources of the Department of Law and Department of Accounting, this is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at qualified lawyers, accountants and also other suitably qualified individuals. Read more

About the MSc programme

Drawing on the resources of the Department of Law and Department of Accounting, this is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at qualified lawyers, accountants and also other suitably qualified individuals. It comprises four elements: a core compulsory course, a Law course, and one Accounting course (the choice of each depending upon your specialist background) and a further option in a relevant field.

Teaching for the compulsory course and law courses will be primarily through seminars. Teaching in the accounting courses will normally be by a combination of lectures and classes or seminars. The compulsory course is examined by an interdisciplinary long essay and a two-hour examination. The other courses are examined mainly by examination but you should check requirements for individual courses.

You will benefit from being members of a small core group of around thirty students while at the same participating in the LLM student community and in the graduate student community associated with the Accounting Department.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates go on to careers in a number of roles such as: senior associates, in-house counsel, lawyers working for regulators, traders, banking analysts, regulatory accountants, auditors, consultants and forensic accountants.

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This programme is intended to equip you with the main tools of the professional economist, whether you intend to work in government, central banking, international organisations or private sector firms such as economic consultancies. Read more

About the MSc programmes

This programme is intended to equip you with the main tools of the professional economist, whether you intend to work in government, central banking, international organisations or private sector firms such as economic consultancies. The advanced and technically rigorous nature of the programme also serves as an excellent foundation for PhD programmes and other research-focused roles.

The one year route is for students with a strong undergraduate degree in economics . and a solid quantitative background, while the two year route is designed for students who have a sound quantitative background but lack the necessary knowledge in quantitative techniques for the one year route.

On the two year route, students who successfully complete the examinations in the preliminary year will be awarded a Diploma in Economics, and those meeting the required standard will be permitted to proceed to the final year.

The degree concentrates on the core elements of economic theory and econometrics. The extensive use of mathematics is intended as a tool in order to facilitate analysis, with the primary objective of the programme being the provision of a formal training in, and in-depth understanding of, core economic models. You also have the advantage of being assessed both after the end of the first term (Lent Term Week 0 January exams) and after the end of second term (Summer Term main exam period).

Graduate destinations

Our former students are employed as economists in a wide range of national and international organisations in government, international institutions, business and finance. Approximately one third of students proceed to PhD programmes at LSE or other leading universities.

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Our MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology focuses on understanding the interaction between organisations and the people who lead and work with them and in them. Read more

About the MSc programme

Our MSc in Organisational and Social Psychology focuses on understanding the interaction between organisations and the people who lead and work with them and in them. We draw on the best in social science research to build new insights for diagnosing organisational problems as well as for understanding and intervening to build new organisational capabilities.

The programme is informed throughout by a dual objective: a rigorous approach to theory yet one firmly placed within the context of emerging organisational issues and relevant debates in the area. It addresses, at its core, the interface and synthesis of social psychological processes with practice in interdisciplinary domains in organisations and communities.

The programme will be of particular benefit to those who already have some experience of working in organisations or organisational consultancy and who would like to develop their understanding in relation to innovative practice in general management, consulting, and human resource management, and of creative ways of working with others in and around organisations.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates have gained employment worldwide in consultancy, international enterprises and firms, banks, government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or have gone on to obtain PhDs and pursue an academic career.

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The MSc Human Resources and Organisations is a challenging one-year programme designed to prepare students for outstanding careers in people management and human resources. Read more

About the MSc programme

The MSc Human Resources and Organisations is a challenging one-year programme designed to prepare students for outstanding careers in people management and human resources. Grounded in LSE’s critical and analytical approach to learning, the programme provides a unique bridge between theory and practice. Not only will you develop critical thinking skills as an adaptive, innovative and strategic manager, but you will also gain a clear understanding of the practical issues which organisations face today in managing individuals and workforces.

You will also have the opportunity to acquire valuable experience and industry contacts with a real-world independent consulting project with an external client, through our Links Scheme. The Scheme enables students to apply their learning in practice during the programme, and past projects have worked with a broad range of clients such as HSBC, Accenture and Revlon.

You will gain core knowledge in the general foundations of human resource management and strategy. Building on this foundation, you will then develop your learning into one of three specialist streams according to your specific career goals and interests: Human Resource Management, International Employment Relations, or Organisational Behaviour.

Graduate destinations

The programme is designed to prepare students for a range of careers in the fields of human resource management, organisational behaviour, and international employment relations.
Our students have gone on to work in human resource management, international management, and consultancy positions in the private and public sectors, as well as for labour unions and in academic and policy roles.

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