More information about the Accounting discipline

Accountancy is the process of communicating financial information about a business entity to relevant users. One of the vital skills here is selecting the information that is relevant to your audience and communicating financial statements clearly.

Accounting can be divided into two major fields; management accounting and financial accounting. Management accounting concentrates on reporting to people inside the business entity and provides information to employees, managers, owner-managers and auditors. Its main goal is to provide the management with a basis for making major decisions related to management and operations. Financial accounting, on the other hand, presents information to people outside the business entity such as potential shareholders, creditors (including banks or vendors), financial analysts, economists, and government agencies.

A career in accounting requires an aptitude for mathematics and the ability to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures quickly. You must then be able to clearly communicate your results to clients and managers.

Suggested Study Programmes

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    Students in this field are prepared to work in various functions in monetary systems, corporation finance and financial accounting. The organization of the field enables the students to gain knowledge of monetary systems, banking, insurance, corporate finance, accounting, financial markets and international finance. Emphasis is placed on solving financial and monetary problems.

  • Master in Finance and Management

    The MSc in Finance and Management is a one-year full-time course designed for both graduates looking to develop their knowledge of finance and management before seeking a first professional role, and for individuals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to move ahead in their career.

  • Master in Finance

    The MSc in Finance is for individuals who want to develop as finance professionals. The scope of the knowledge, skills and applications covered in this qualification enables professional development and practice in wide-ranging roles in finance such as investment and portfolio management, corporate finance and treasury, consultancy and investment banking.

  • Master in Accounting and Finance

    Our MSc Accounting and Finance is a unique programme which has been designed to provide you with the key knowledge and skills to enter a range of different careers in the fields of accountancy and finance. This programme is distinctive in that it is aligned to the Professional Level Syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and includes both accounting and finance modules meaning you will exit with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues across the disciplines helping to make you more employable.

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    The two-year ERIM Master of Philosophy in Business Research programme focuses on the development of academic competencies and skills on a personal level. This programme builds on a university Bachelor degree. You will be thoroughly trained in research methodology and techniques, as well as in your chosen field of expertise which will be required if you want to continue to the PhD stage of the programme.

  • Master in Banking and Risk

    This course will be running from September 2014. Our banking courses are at the forefront of banking and finance education. You will become an expert in the theory and practice of risk measurement and management in banking.

  • Master in ACCA Part-Time

    Your path to this globally respected accounting qualification can be as flexible as you require with us. Select from weekday, weekend and evening classes, and access to 24/7 online resources – via the award-winning InterActive platform. Choosing LSBF means enjoying complete tuition and revision support through mock exams, past papers, Question-Based Days and online studio-recorded video lectures. You will be backed by extensive study materials, alongside a Pass 1st Time Guarantee™.

  • Master in Banking and Finance

    Our MSc Banking and Finance will allow you to follow an advanced and up-to-date programme of study in banking and finance.