Online BSc Economics and FinanceOnline BSc Economics and FinanceOnline BSc Economics 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 Economics and Finance programme from the University of London gives you the economic reasoning, quantitative skills and institutional knowledge to solve practical problems in economics and finance. This online programme is designed by academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), home to globally renowned finance and economics departments.

Understand theories of decision-making, risk management and financial market behaviour.

Use analytical and quantitative methods to address a range of social challenges, economic and financial issues, and contemporary policy questions.

Construct sophisticated arguments informed by financial data and economic principles.

Programme Structure

The LSE Departments of Finance and Economics are ranked #4 and #5 in the world for accounting and finance¹ and economics and econometrics², respectively. The courses on this programme are designed with intention by academics who are leading research in their fields – research that shapes policy, industry and society.

Build your quantitative skills.
You’ll study mathematical methodology and statistics, as well as the core principles of economics and finance.

Advance your knowledge.
Investigate interdisciplinary areas of study, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and corporate finance.

Develop advanced, practical skills.
Once you’ve honed your quantitative skills and applied knowledge, you’ll specialise with advanced economics and finance courses.

View the Programme Specification.

Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline

30 April 2021

Final Application Deadline

28 May 2021

Programme Starts

9 August 2021

Learn about admissions process.

Sample Course Sequence

The maximum period of registration for this programme 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

MT1186 Mathematical Methods

ST104A Statistics 1*

ST104B Statistics 2*

EC1002 Introduction to Economics

FN1202 Introduction to Finance

Year Two

EC2066 Microeconomics

EC2020 Elements of Econometrics

EC2065 Macroeconomics

FN2203 Principles of Asset Pricing

Year Three

FN2191 Principles of Corporate Finance

EC3115 Monetary Economics
OR
EC3099 Industrial Economics

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 1.3 MB) or b) two LSE summer school courses.

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Course Spotlight: Industrial EconomicsCourse Spotlight: Industrial EconomicsCourse Spotlight: Industrial Economics

How are firms structured and how do they interact with the determinants of industrial structure? In this course, we will analyse these questions and discuss the role of policy in the context of competition and industrial regulation. We’ll evaluate real-world issues first through a theoretical lens and then using empirical evidence, and we’ll explore the resulting implications for public policy and business strategy.How are firms structured and how do they interact with the determinants of industrial structure? In this course, we will analyse these questions and discuss the role of policy in the context of competition and industrial regulation. We’ll evaluate real-world issues first through a theoretical lens and then using empirical evidence, and we’ll explore the resulting implications for public policy and business strategy.How are firms structured and how do they interact with the determinants of industrial structure? In this course, we will analyse these questions and discuss the role of policy in the context of competition and industrial regulation. We’ll evaluate real-world issues first through a theoretical lens and then using empirical evidence, and we’ll explore the resulting implications for public policy and business strategy.

Why Earn a BSc Economics and Finance?

This programme will equip you with skills that are valued in traditional finance and economics roles, as well as management.

After graduation, you’ll be qualified to apply to a master’s programme or pursue a career in an array of sectors and industries – particularly in finance or government. Common career settings include:

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

With the ability to question and analyse information, think critically, develop compelling arguments and deploy economic reasoning skills in practical situations, you can consider a variety of roles, including:

Economist

Advise organisations on economic issues and trends by examining existing policies and creating mathematical models to predict future developments.

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. 

Finance Officer

Help manage the finances of an organisation by producing financial forecasts, creating budget reports, carrying out audits and presenting findings.

Investment Analyst

Advise traders and fund managers on investment decisions by researching new opportunities and staying abreast of economic developments that may affect financial markets.

Financial Advisor

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

Solve Practical Problems in Economics and Finance

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