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 Studies

  • Master in Accounting and Finance

    This programme provides students with a solid foundation and understanding of the accounting and finance principles. Designed for graduates from any academic discipline who wish to become senior business managers or seek a career in accounting, financial management, banking and financial services.

  • 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.

  • 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 Finance and Banking

    The Master of Science in Finance and Banking is a one-year, full time programme entirely taught in English, targeted at participants who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for a successful career in the fields of corporate finance, banking or financial regulation. It is an officially accredited master programme and it includes a curricular internship.

  • Master in Finance (MFinc)

    As a graduate of the MFinc if you complete the Applied Project (BSNS 501) option you will have a wide range of career opportunities in commercial and investment banks, brokerage and investment firms, insurance companies, treasury departments of non-financial corporations, regulatory agencies, consulting and accounting firms. If on the other hand you complete the Research Project (BSNS 580) you will in addition have the ability to design and pursue a large project of independent research.

  • 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 Research Master in Business (specialization in Accounting)

    Research Master in Business (specialization in Accounting) - Measured by its publications the accountancy group of Tilburg and London Business School alternate between the number one position and the runner-up position. In 2012 Tilburg was on top. It is our purpose to prepare students to achieve this top level. You will be taught by the best professors in economics finance and accounting on offer in Europe.

  • Master in Gisma Mba + Acca

    The GISMA-MsM MBA will set you apart as a business leader, and an ACCA accreditation means joining one of the world’s largest accounting bodies.

  • Master in Gisma Acca

    LSBF and GISMA Business School have a lot in common, like a shared history of excellence, expert tutors and a commitment to forward-thinking. Most importantly, you can benefit from a shared dedication to your success. Through our exclusive partnership, you can now get LSBF’s ACCA expert tuition at GISMA Business School campus in Hannover, Germany, where you can have the chance to experience life in another country besides the UK.

  • Master in ACCA/Oxford Brookes University

    LSBF in London is proud to offer mentorship for ACCA/Oxford Brookes University BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting programme. Students studying for the Preparatory Course for ACCA now have the opportunity to obtain a degree from Oxford Brookes University, a recognised and highly respected UK University. Jointly designed by the ACCA and the Oxford Brookes University, this degree enables ACCA students to obtain a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting, upon successful completion of the ACCA Fundamental Level examinations.

  • Master in ACCA Online

    ACCA is one of the world's most prestigious accountancy qualifications, and with LSBF Online InterActive platform you can study the entire course live online. Our award-winning tutors deliver live tuition, mark mock exams, engage in Q&A sessions and provide video debriefs for the full ACCA syllabus.

  • Master in ACCA + MA in Finance

    Alongside your ACCA, this MA gives you the best of both worlds. You can grasp the vital accounting skills that underpin financial operations, while gaining the ability to push organisations forward through key financial decisions and strategies.