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The Diploma in Accounting and Finance is a qualification in its own right, designed for students with little or no background in accounting and finance. It would also be an ideal programme if you have some background in accounting and finance and would like to extend your knowledge and understanding in areas of special interest, or if you require a greater depth of knowledge before pursuing postgraduate study.

It is a flexible programme, providing a solid training and foundation in accounting and finance, including mathematical skills for more advanced master’s elective courses. You will be able to both specialise in accounting and finance, and select from a wide range of courses available throughout the School.

This programme is suitable for students with undergraduate degrees in arts, economics, law, business, science and engineering, as well as those with some background in accounting and finance. There is a clear route from the Diploma towards master's level study within the Department, subject to satisfactory performance.

The programme is housed within the Department of Accounting, which is widely recognised throughout Europe for its excellence in accounting and financial management research and education, as well as for its leading role in public policy issues. The interface between accounting and managers, organisations, institutions, public policy and regulatory bodies is a particular teaching and research strength of the Department.

The Diploma in Accounting and Finance is a qualification in its own right, designed for students with little or no background in accounting and finance. It would also be an ideal programme if you have some background in accounting and finance and would like to extend your knowledge and understanding in areas of special interest, or if you require a greater depth of knowledge before pursuing...

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Course Content

This programme provides a clear route towards master's study within the Department, subject to satisfactory performance. Should you wish to apply for the MSc Accounting and Finance in the following year you will not ordinarily be required to submit a GMAT test with your application.

(* denotes a half unit)

One from the below three options:

Principles of Finance
Examines the theory of financial decision-making by firms and examines the behaviour of the capital markets in which these decisions are taken.

Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets 
By special permission, covers topics in corporate finance, investments and performance evaluation and international finance

Quantitative Finance
By special permission, examines financial risk analysis and financial risk management.

One of the following three options:

Accounting Theory and Practice
Introduces students to the major theoretical and practical approaches to financial and management accounting.

Financial Accounting, Analysis and Valuation
Addresses the theory and practice of financial reporting.

Management Accounting, Decisions and Control*
Provides an introduction to issues of accounting information and cost management, managerial decision-making and performance management

AND

Financial Accounting, Reporting and Disclosure*
Delivers an introduction to financial accounting, and highlights aspects of reporting that are important to users of financial information.

 

Courses to the value of two units from a range of options

 You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up to date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options. Note that that the School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to events outside of its control, which includes but is not limited to a lack of demand for a course or programme of study, industrial action, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises.

You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes.

This programme provides a clear route towards master's study within the Department, subject to satisfactory performance. Should you wish to apply for the MSc Accounting and Finance in the following year you will not ordinarily be required to submit a GMAT test with your application. (* denotes a half unit) One from the below three...

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Entry Requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Indicating an interest in the Diploma in Accounting and Finance specifically as your first choice will maximise your prospect of admission to the programme. Equally, you should note the differentiated nature of the graduate programmes in the Department of Accounting, and identify your first choice accordingly.

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

You can meet our language requirements in the following ways:

  • You are a national of Canada or one of the UKVI list of majority English-speaking countries below (whose first language is English) or

  • You have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of at least three years duration), a postgraduate taught degree (of at least one year) or a PhD in one of those countries listed below or

  • You have passed a recognised English language test at an appropriate level.

Please note that 2+2 undergraduate degrees where less than three years has been spent in a majority English-speaking country and degrees taken at overseas campuses of English speaking institutions in non majority English speaking countries (eg Chinese campuses of UK institutions) are insufficient to meet our requirements and you will be required to supply a test score. The same is true for students of the University of London International Programme (UoLIP) whose study has not been undertaken in a majority English-speaking country.

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in any discipline. Indicating an interest in the Diploma in Accounting and Finance specifically as your first choice will maximise your prospect of admission to the programme. Equally, you should note the differentiated nature of the graduate programmes in the Department of Accounting, and identify your first choice...

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Assessment Methods

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course or by final examination at the end of the course. An indication of the formative coursework and summative assessment for each course can be found in the relevant course guide.

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes, mock exams and many others. Summative assessment may be conducted during the course...

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Additional Information

UK/EU students: £24,888
Overseas students: £24,888

Fee status

For this programme, the tuition fee is the same for all students regardless of their fee status. However any financial support you are eligible for will depend on whether you are classified as a Home (UK/EU) or Overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Start date :- 30 September 2019

Application deadline :- None – rolling admissions. However please note the funding deadlines

Duration :- Nine months full-time 

Location :-  Houghton Street, London

UK/EU students: £24,888 Overseas students: £24,888 Fee status For this programme, the tuition fee is the same for all students regardless of their fee status. However any financial support you are eligible for will depend on whether you are classified as a Home (UK/EU) or Overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE...

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