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Study Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences

Gain a University of London degree closer to home with world-class academic direction from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

These courses provide an excellent foundation for further study and prepare you for a broad range of careers anywhere in the world.

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What can you study?

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Career opportunities

These courses provide an understanding of accounting, banking and finance issues that will be useful throughout your career. Potential careers available include:

  • Accounting
  • Investment / Commercial banking
  • Consulting
  • Investment analysis
  • Trading
  • Sales
  • Risk management
  • Financial management

Academic coordinators

Dr Libon Fung is Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Birkbeck and Guest Teacher in the Department of Accounting at LSE. He has published on topics including capital asset pricing theory.

Dr Vicente Cuñat is Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at LSE. A former winner of the Young Economist Award, his research interests include corporate finance, applied theory and econometrics, and labour economics.

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These qualifications will prepare you for the demanding and competitive world of business and management.
Potential careers available include:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • General management
  • Information and innovation management
  • Marketing
  • Management consulting
  • Further academic study

Academic coordinators

Dr Jörn Rothe was appointed Lecturer in Management in 1997 and is now Director of Studies at the Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group. He specialises in the economics of strategy and competition, managerial economics, and game theory.

Dr Steve Smithson is Senior Lecturer in Information Systems for the Department of Management at LSE. He specialises in e-commerce and the use of information systems within organisations, and has published regularly on information systems since the 1980s.

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In these programmes you will study the fundamentals of economics and sociology and learn key statistical skills. You can then go on to specialise in courses which focus on aspects of development, economics, or environment.
Potential careers available include:

  • Teaching
  • Public service professions
  • Town planning in local authorities
  • Environment agencies
  • International development
  • Government development agencies

Academic coordinators

Professor Tim Forsyth is Professor of Environment and International Development at LSE. His work focuses on understanding contested science and risk within environmental governance. He has written on climate change governance, forest policies in Asia, and social movements and local governance.

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Degrees

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These degree programmes have the same core courses which provide a thorough foundation in economics, mathematics and statistics.
Potential careers available include:

  • Industry
  • Finance
  • Government
  • International organisations
  • Management consultancy
  • Banking
  • Accountancy
  • Risk or fund management

Academic coordinators

Dr Eiko Thielemann is Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government and the European Institute. His research focuses on EU and comparative European policy-making, with particular focus on issues such as asylum and immigration, multi-level governance and regional and state aid policy.

Dr Jörn Rothe was appointed Lecturer in Management in 1997 and is now Director of Studies at the Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group. He specialises in the economics of strategy and competition, managerial economics, and game theory.

Dr Margaret Bray is Reader in the Department of Economics at LSE, specialising in portfolio theory as well as agency problems in financial markets. She is an Associate of the Financial Markets Group as well as a Theory Group Associate for STICERD (the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines).

Professor Martin Anthony is Professor of Mathematics at LSE. He received an LSE Education Excellence Award in 2016 and was also listed as one of the 1,000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard. His research interests include Boolean and pseudo-Boolean functions, and how mathematics evidences machine learning. 

Dr Vicente Cuñat is Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at LSE. A former winner of the Young Economist Award, his research interests include corporate finance, applied theory and econometrics, and labour economics.

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Career opportunities

These social science programmes prepare you for a wide range of careers where issues of communication are central. 
Potential careers available include:

  • Business
  • Civil service
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • International organisations
  • Media

Academic coordinators

Dr Robert Falkner is Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE. He specialises in global political economy, global environmental politics and the role of business in international relations. He is an associate of both the LSE Grantham Research Institute and of Chatham House.

Dr Eiko Thielemann is Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy in the Department of Government and the European Institute. His research focuses on EU and comparative European policy-making, with particular focus on issues such as asylum and immigration, multi-level governance and regional and state aid policy.

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Study locally, with flexible options.

Many of these courses are supported at local teaching institutions around the world.

This allows you to study closer to home and still receive face-to-face study support and the benefits of a campus-style environment.

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Boost your career development.

  • Update your knowledge with a world-class university.
  • Gain new specialist skills to expand your horizons.
  • Enhance your practical experience with an academic degree.

If you already have a degree, our fast-track routes and Graduate Diplomas could provide you with the skills to transform your career in a short time-frame.

Learn from experts at LSE.

These courses are developed and assessed by the London School of Economics and Political Science, a world-leading university.

This means your qualification is of the same standard as those received by campus graduates in London.

LSE alumni and former staff include 18 Nobel Prize winners and 36 past or present heads of state.

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Alumni testimonial: Lai Ke Xin, Singapore

Lai Ke Xin, BSc Accounting and Finance graduate, Malaysia / Singapore

"Being from a prestigious international programme has given me an edge. It's the global reach I've gained that really adds value to my future endeavours."