Developed by the world’s 4th ranked Accounting and Finance department (QS 2020), that of the London School of Economics (LSE), the BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance is one of the world’s top programmes for becoming an expert at these disciplines.
Courses in management accounting, financial reporting, international business and auditing will give you a strong understanding of how a firm’s finances work, while those about banking, corporate finance, valuation, mergers and acquisitions and pricing of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and derivatives will expose you in depth to the financial markets.
As a result, upon graduating, you will have a head-start for a career in investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, actuarial science, financial consulting, corporate finance, accounting or auditing. Moreover, you will also be entitled to several exemptions when pursuing professional accounting and finance qualifications like ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CPA Australia.
Note: This programme may broadly be considered a substitute for the conventional B.Com. (Hons) programme offered in India, especially for those who are truly keen to gain knowledge of finance. While both programmes share the emphasis on accounting, Bachelor of Commerce, as the name suggests, focuses on Commerce as the other core discipline, with little exposure to finance compared with the Bachelor of Accounting and Finance at ISBF.