Online BSc FinanceOnline BSc FinanceOnline BSc 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 online BSc Finance programme from the University of London equips you with a versatile and practical understanding of financial behaviour, markets and decisions.

Designed by academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which is ranked #4 in the world for Accounting and Finance1, this degree is heavily informed by current research, policy activity and global financial events.

Understand the logic behind specific finance techniques and decision-making strategies.

Critically evaluate key issues in finance, and explore modern financial theory and practice.

Apply analytical methods in finance and financial economics to real-world problems.

Programme Structure

The courses in this programme will help you develop your analytical thinking skills and empower you to draw key insights from financial information.

Build a quantitative base. Study mathematics and statistics – applicable to the study of any social science – and gain a firm grasp of economic theory and accounting principles.

Explore core analytical methods. Explore the principles of finance, financial systems, econometrics and microeconomics.

Gain in-depth knowledge. Take advanced courses in areas like corporate finance, asset pricing, derivatives and risk management, and investments management.

View this programme on the University of London website.
View the Programme Specification.

Admissions Deadlines

Early Priority Deadline

1 October 2021

Priority Deadline

29 October 2021

Final Application Deadline

26 November 2021

Programme Starts

7 February 2022

Learn about admissions process.

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 three years, students must take four full courses (or equivalent) each year.

The table below shows the 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

FN2208 Financial Data Analysis

EC2066 Microeconomics

FN2203 Principles of Asset Pricing

FN2191 Principles of Corporate Finance

Year Three

FN3204 Investments and Portfolio Management

FN3025 Corporate Finance

FN3206 Derivatives and Risk Management

Open Choice**

* Half course

** Open choice courses: Choose a) one 100-, 200- or 300-level course (or two half courses) from the course selection list (PDF 1.5 MB) or b) two LSE summer school courses.

View the Programme Regulations.

Course Spotlight: Principles of Corporate FinanceCourse Spotlight: Principles of Corporate FinanceCourse Spotlight: Principles of Corporate Finance

In this course, you’ll explore key capital budgeting techniques, project valuation and financing, capital structure theories, merger and acquisition activities, the role of payout policy, risk management, the processes by which companies issue and price new shares, and other vital topics in corporate finance.In this course, you’ll explore key capital budgeting techniques, project valuation and financing, capital structure theories, merger and acquisition activities, the role of payout policy, risk management, the processes by which companies issue and price new shares, and other vital topics in corporate finance.In this course, you’ll explore key capital budgeting techniques, project valuation and financing, capital structure theories, merger and acquisition activities, the role of payout policy, risk management, the processes by which companies issue and price new shares, and other vital topics in corporate finance.

Why Earn a BSc Finance?

This programme will prepare you for a variety of careers in the financial services industry and related fields. With strong critical thinking, quantitative and communication skills, you could also apply your knowledge in areas like management and business development.

After graduation, you’ll be qualified to apply to a master’s programme or pursue a career in various finance-focused organisations, departments or teams. Common employers include:

  • Brokerages
  • Commercial and retail banks
  • Consultancies
  • Fund management firms
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Professional services firms
  • Risk management firms

Here are just a few roles BSc Finance graduates might consider:

Actuary

Create models and analyses designed to help companies and governments assess financial risks, plan long-term investments and accurately predict costs.

Insurance Broker

Leverage your knowledge of financial markets to help customers research, negotiate and manage the appropriate cover for their circumstances.

Stockbroker

Manage clients’ investment portfolios by trading stocks, shares and other financial products to get the best return – and advise clients on potential risks and opportunities. 

Insurance Underwriter

Outline the details of insurance policies, analyse insurance proposals and assess risk; determine who should receive coverage; and prepare quotes and negotiate terms.

Financial Adviser

Help people or organisations make sound investments by clearly communicating the best financial plans for them, based on thorough product research and reporting.

Plan Your Future in the World of Finance

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