The BSc Accounting and Finance program is widely regarded as being at the forefront of international teaching in its field. It is known for pioneering innovative approaches to the study of the modern practice of financial management for organizations in both the private and public sector. The aim of the program is to give you an understanding of accounting and finance that will be useful throughout your career. It offers a rewarding yet challenging learning experience that is consistent with studying in one of the world is leading social science institutions. We require students to master some techniques, and to understand their practical application, but we do not offer vocational training. We expect students to engage with both theory and practice, and to develop a critical understanding of how accounting and finance operate in a range of different institutional settings. The BSc Accounting and Finance is an interdepartmental program, housed in the Department of Accounting. Faculty from the Departments of Accounting and of Finance includes many internationally renowned leaders in academic research, professional accountancy and financial markets. Teachers will encourage you to develop your analytical and critical skills to enable you to understand the subject from a variety of perspectives, including the international dimension.
Real world insights are reinforced by case studies, and examples drawn from the current corporate, professional and regulatory world. The Department of Accounting strongly supports the activities of the LSESU Accounting Society, which is a highly enterprising group of students within the School.