MSc in Law & Accounting

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KristinaSpiridonova
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Is anyone starting this LSE program in September? I got into the program and I also sent my acceptance by I wonder if it's worth it for me to actually go through with it. My main concern is getting a job after I complete this masters. I am a licensed attorney in the US (VA) with almost no substantive experience.
Does anyone know anything about the program and the career prospects - on campus interviews or who hires grads with the Law & Accounting masters?
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You havent mentioned which institution?
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the one at the LSE???
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Sorry! Yes, the MSc program is at LSE! Do you guys have any thoughts/comments? I appreciate your advice!
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Kristina where are you originally from?
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Anyone?
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You should definitely be able to land a job at the big four
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I know nothing (much) about finance, but I'm going to garner a guess at the big four (in no particular order):

1: Goldman Sachs
2: Citigroup
3: Deutsche Bank
4: JP Morgan.

Am I right?
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(Original post by Platocrates)
I know nothing (much) about finance, but I'm going to garner a guess at the big four (in no particular order):

1: Goldman Sachs
2: Citigroup
3: Deutsche Bank
4: JP Morgan.

Am I right?
The big four are not investment banks. They are accountancy firms, namely Deloitte, KPMG, E&Y and PWC.
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Ahh, ok.
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Judging by the lack of any meaningful replies, I gather that few people actually have looked at the LSE’s MSc in Law and Accounting page: http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/gradu...Accounting.htm

From that one would realise that the course could be geared highly towards finance – depending on your module choice:

Modules:

Compulsory: Corporate Accountability: Topics in Legal and Accounting Regulation

Options:

One of:

· The Law of Corporate Finance
· The Law and Practice of International Finance
· Regulation of Financial Markets

And:

Corporate Financial Reporting

Also One of:

· Corporate Finance and Asset Markets
· Valuation and Security Analysis*
· Portfolio Management*

Or “Any other relevant master's degree course…” such as:

· Applied Corporate Finance*
· Corporate Finance Theory*
· Derivatives*
· Financial Intermediaries*
· Financial Risk Analysis*
· Forecasting Financial Time Series*
· Global Financial System*
· International Financial Reporting*
· International Finance*
· Market Microstructure Theory*
· Portfolio Management*
· Quantitative Methods for Finance and Risk Analysis*
· Valuation and Security Analysis*

(Where * indicates a half module – thus need to select two * modules)

In summary, a blend of any of the options on the MSc in Finance and Economics, or the MSc in Accounting and Finance and also the law of finance.

As stated on the LSE website (http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/gradu...AndFinance.htm ): “If your work has a strong financial economics emphasis you will be particularly attractive to investment banks, and to the financial services sector more generally.”

Thus the course can have great career prospects, if you want to work in the city, provided you choose the right options.

Also “The Department has an exchange agreement with the University of Chicago which allows MSc graduates to take an MBA in a shortened period.”: sounds like a great perk.
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Anyone got any ideas what the difference between the module ‘Corporate Finance and Asset Markets’ and the modules ‘Applied Corporate Finance’ plus ‘Corporate Finance Theory’?
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applied corporate finance is advanced version of Corporate Finance and Asset Markets. in order to do applied corporate finance, i guess one will have to do the latter first. read the course descriptions.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/acc...sesOffered.htm
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Thanks for the link.
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LSE and Deakin University
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