The programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in accountancy, consulting or in financial services. Graduates of this degree will be equipped to use accounting statements and financial information to aid in decision-making. The course covers theory and practices involved in financial accounting, working capital management, risk management, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions which are all of primary concern to a corporate manager. The course provides a strong foundation in accounting and finance particularly for those who wish to pursue a professional accountancy qualification or an academic study in related areas after graduation.
Why study Accounting & Finance at ISBF?
ISBF is one of the select few Affiliate Centres of the University of London International Programmes worldwide.
London School of Economics (LSE) is responsible for the academic direction of the programme. The faculty at LSE formulates the syllabus, develops the study material, sets examination papers and marks the scripts of ISBF students.
Distinguished faculty from LSE, Cambridge, IIT and Delhi School of Economics, JNU
Proven track record of students transferring into the 2nd year of BSc Economics programme at LSE.
ISBF students consistently go on to pursue Masters at prestigious institutions globally such as LSE, Oxford, Harvard, IIM and ISB Hyderabad.
One-year Masters at LSE advantage: The two-year MSc Economics programme at LSE becomes a one-year MSc programme for any ISBF student, giving a tangible headstart to students’ careers.
Are You Ideal for this Course?
You are, if:
You have strong interest in developing critical and analytical approach towards accounting and finance by exploring real problems and real questions.
You wish to make a career in accounting and assurance firms, consultancies, financial services firms, manufacturing and service firms, as well as nonprofit and government organisations.
Graduates of this degree, who wish to continue to professional accreditation, may get exemptions for certain modules from the professional bodies below:
This arrangement means if you pass the required combination of courses on your degree, you can gain professional accreditation more quickly.
You wish to go for higher studies in related areas of study.
Note:The BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance course at ISBF can broadly be compared with the “B.Com. (Hons)” courses offered widely in India. In fact, bachelor of commerce is a misnomer, for these are primarily accounting courses. On the other hand, the University of London and London School of Economics’ BSc (Hons) course allows one to choose electives in such a way as to study significantly more Finance, and it also takes a more analytical approach to all subjects.
Note: The programme structure and curriculum are subject to change as per University of London regulations.
Transfers to LSE or any university in the world
Students can take a 2nd year transfer to the LSE or any other leading international university.
ISBF students have transferred to:
MBA and Masters degree at top global universities
An internationally recognised degree from the University of London prepares you to pursue Masters programmes in disciplines such as economics, econometrics, finance, public policy, political economy, international relations/affairs and management (MBA) from top universities across the world.
ISBF students have gone on to pursue Masters programmes at:
International work placements
Students can pursue one-year, full-time, fully paid international work placements at prestigious investment banks in London and New York through our association with the Mountbatten Institute.
ISBF students have secured One-year full-time internships with top investment banks at London, New york.
In 2015, ISBF students have been awarded eight of the 26 scholarships awarded by the Mountbatten Institute globally
Exciting career opportunities in India and abroad
An undergraduate degree in Economics makes you the first choice for employers across sectors such as investment banking, consulting, marketing, financial and economics research, policy-making and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). ISBF students have been placed in organisations of national and international repute.