BSc Management students acquire the skills needed to be effective managers. They learn how to understand organisations and management practice through the rigorous lenses of economics, finance, statistics, mathematics and accounting.
The curriculum focuses on critical thinking and problem solving, using logic and analysis. Students are encouraged to consider theory and evidence: "What data might support this claim?", “How can we evaluate whether the data do support this claim?”, "What are the unstated assumptions behind this statement?" This disciplinary training is complemented by a series of courses focusing on the key functions of the modern organisation, so that graduating students have good business sense alongside strong theoretical understanding.
The programme also develops practical management competence, including the ability to work in teams, to write clearly both for managerial and scientific purposes, to conduct robust and valid quantitative analysis and present the results, and to give oral presentations. These skills are developed throughout the degree programme starting from the first year. Moreover, through LSE100 and the compulsory course in organisational strategy, as well as through many public events organised by the Department and the School, the programme presents an unrivalled opportunity to develop strategic awareness and breadth of perspective.
Overall, the BSc Management programme is quantitative in nature and focuses on a theoretical understanding of various social sciences that are of relevance to Management.
Students also have the opportunity to apply to spend a year studying abroad at one of our global partners, between their second and third years of the BSc Management programme.
London, United Kingdom
IELTS: 7 TOEFL: 100
The degree involves studying courses to the value of 12 units over three years, plus LSE100. In the first and second years, a range of foundation courses provide you with an understanding of the role of the core business fields: accounting, finance, operations and information management, organisational behaviour, human resource management, and marketing, and a third year compulsory course provides a grounding in organisational strategy.
Alongside these courses, disciplinary courses provide training in mathematical and statistical methods, economics and econometrics, so that students leave the programme with a solid grasp of social science.
BSc Management students have the opportunity to apply for an exchange year abroad. The exchange year will take place between the second and third year of the programme. The current exchange partners include the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), University of Michigan Ross School of Business (USA), University of St Gallen (Switzerland), HEC Paris (France), Bocconi University (Italy), and HKUST Business School (Hong Kong). Exchange places are limited and subject to a competitive application process during the second year of the BSc Management programme.
The first year combines rigorous quantitative methods courses, taught mostly in other LSE departments (Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Accounting) and foundational applications courses, taught by faculty within the Management Department. In addition, you will also take LSE100.
(*denotes a half-unit course)
Elements of Financial Accounting*
Describes financial accounting principles and the role, nature, scope and limitations of accounting conventions
Elements of Management Accounting, Financial Management and Financial Institutions*
An introduction to managerial accounting and financial management, including the role of accounting information in the management and control of organisational activities, costing and budgeting, and financial evaluation of decisions in the shorter and longer terms.
Includes an introduction to the financial decisions of firms, in particular capital budgeting; the financial decisions of households; the role of the financial system in the economy and the flow of funds; causes and consequences of the recent financial crises.
This course provides a foundation to help students understand key microeconomic questions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
This intermediate-level course will help students understand key microeconomic questions and challenges and also evaluate possible solutions using a variety of approaches including quantitative methods.
Quantitative Methods (Mathematics)*
Develops the basic mathematical tools necessary for further study in economics and related disciplines.
Quantitative Methods (Statistics)*
Develops elementary statistical tools necessary for further study in management and economics.
Provides students with an understanding of the drivers of organisational performance, conditional on a strategic objective.
Organisational Behaviour and Leadership*
Introduces students to social science theories, research and application related to understanding human behaviour in the workplace.
A half unit, running across Michaelmas and Lent Term in the first year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students, and is designed to build your capacity to tackle multidimensional problems through research-rich education.
In your second year, your will take two compulsory courses, you will select two options from: Marketing, Information Systems, and Human Resource Management. You will also choose an approved management-related course.
Provides insights from economic theory which are relevant to applications in managerial decision making.
Econometrics: Theory and Application
Provides a thorough understanding of the quantitative techniques which guide evidence-based managerial decision-making.
Covers customer behaviour; segmentation, targeting and positioning; product management and diffusion; pricing, placement and promotion; and marketing relationships.
Covers the role of data, information and knowledge within management.
Human Resource Management*
Provides insights into Human Resource Management in a way that appeals to students who are preparing for the global management market.
One management related option
In your third year you will take one compulsory course, Strategy; plus three management related options.
Studies strategic situations and formulates decision models of these situations and the way managers interact with the different constituencies inside the firm - workers, board members, and other managers.
Three management related options
Below we list our entry requirements in terms of GCSEs, A-Levels (the entry requirements should be read alongside our A-level subject combinations information) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas.
AAA, including an A in Mathematics
We also consider your AS grades, if available.
Contextual admissions A-level grades**
AAB including an A in Mathematics
38 points overall, with 766 in higher level subjects including Mathematics
Contextual admissions IB grades**
37 points overall, with 666 in higher level subjects including Mathematics
Every undergraduate student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.
The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.
The 2023 tuition fee for new Home students has not yet been set. As a guide the 2022 fee for Home students is £9,250 per year. The Home student undergraduate fee may rise in line with inflation in subsequent years.
Quick Careers Facts for the Department of Management
Median salary of our UG students six months after graduating: £34,500
Top 5 sectors our students work in:
The data was collected as part of the Graduate Outcomes survey, which is administered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Graduates from 2018-19 were the second group to be asked to respond to Graduate Outcomes. Median salaries are calculated for respondents who are paid in UK pounds sterling and who were working in full-time employment.
Graduates from this programme will be well prepared to go straight into the job market, or to proceed to graduate study. Many recent graduates have found employment in consultancy, banking and finance, accountancy, general management, information and digital technology, and working for start-ups.