Online BSc Accounting and FinanceOnline BSc Accounting and FinanceOnline BSc Accounting and Finance

Awarded by the University of London
Academic Direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science
Awarded by the University of London
Academic Direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science
Awarded by the University of London
Academic Direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science

The BSc Accounting and Finance programme from the University of London equips you with a practical and highly complementary combination of skills. Designed by the London School of Economics and Political Science – ranked #4 globally for accounting and finance¹ – this online programme is ideal for those seeking professional accreditation or applicable knowledge to advance their career.

Understand how and why organisations calculate, report and evaluate financial and accounting information.

Master a variety of practical accounting and finance techniques, and learn when and how to apply them.

Explore the complex ways broader market and economic forces affect modern organisations.

Programme Structure

The LSE Departments of Accounting and Finance operate at the forefront of research and teaching. The academics within these departments design interdisciplinary programmes that explore the integral roles accounting and finance play in modern society.

This programme challenges you to look beyond numbers. It will sharpen your analytical, logical reasoning and quantitative skills, helping you understand the broad implications of the financial decisions made by individuals, organisations and institutions.

Build a strong quantitative foundation.
In addition to mathematics, statistics and economics, you’ll take courses on the core principles of accounting and finance.

Apply theory to real-world issues. Through more advanced accounting and finance courses, you’ll learn how financial data is used to make strategic decisions.

Develop specialised competencies. Once you’ve honed your quantitative and strategic skills, you’ll take advanced accounting and finance courses that align with your interests.

View the Programme Specification.

Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline

30 April 2021

Final Application Deadline

28 May 2021

Programme Starts

9 August 2021

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Sample Course Sequence

The maximum period of registration is six years, but we suggest you aim to complete your programme within three to four years. To complete the programme in as few as three years, students must take four full courses (or equivalent) each year.

The table below shows the suggested course sequence for a three-year completion timeline. All full courses are 30 credits and take 20 weeks of learning. Half courses are 15 credits and include 10 weeks of learning.

Year One

AC1025 Principles of Accounting

ST104A Statistics 1*

MT105A Mathematics 1*

FN1202 Introduction to Finance

EC1002 Introduction to Economics

Year Two

EC2066 Microeconomics

AC2091 Financial Reporting

AC2097 Management Accounting

FN2203 Principles of Asset Pricing

Year Three

AC3093 Auditing and Assurance

AC3193 Accounting Theory

Open Choice (200- or 300-level)**

Open Choice (any level)**

* Half course
** Open choice courses: Choose a) one 100-, 200- or 300-level course (or two half courses) from the course selection list (PDF 1.3 MB) or b) two LSE summer school courses.

View the Programme Regulations.

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How do managers use accounting practices to inform strategic decisions, plan for the future and measure performance? This popular course addresses this question, details the many applications of modern management accounting and equips you with essential communication strategies and techniques.

You’ll learn how to create management accounting reports that combine financial and non-financial information – and paint a comprehensive picture of the processes, functions, procedures, activities and divisions that affect corporate strategy.
How do managers use accounting practices to inform strategic decisions, plan for the future and measure performance? This popular course addresses this question, details the many applications of modern management accounting and equips you with essential communication strategies and techniques.

You’ll learn how to create management accounting reports that combine financial and non-financial information – and paint a comprehensive picture of the processes, functions, procedures, activities and divisions that affect corporate strategy.
How do managers use accounting practices to inform strategic decisions, plan for the future and measure performance? This popular course addresses this question, details the many applications of modern management accounting and equips you with essential communication strategies and techniques.

You’ll learn how to create management accounting reports that combine financial and non-financial information – and paint a comprehensive picture of the processes, functions, procedures, activities and divisions that affect corporate strategy.

Why Earn a BSc Accounting and Finance?

While many BSc Accounting and Finance graduates apply their skills in traditional finance fields, like investing, accounting and banking, others are drawn to government, nonprofit or nongovernmental organisations. Whatever your aim, this versatile degree prepares you for careers or further study in a wide range of fields, sectors and industries.

Common career paths include:

  • Accounting
  • Management consulting
  • Risk management
  • Investment analysis
  • Commercial banking
  • Sales and trading
  • Corporate management

Graduates with a multidimensional understanding of modern financial systems and accounting techniques are extremely valuable – especially at a time when organisations are facing challenges like digital transformation and industry disruption.

Chart Your Future in Accounting and Finance

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