Finance Dual Programmes*
Dual Programmes from LSBF offer a unique opportunity to study your Master's degree alongside a recognised professional qualification. A pioneering approach to business education, the Dual Programmes offer you an unrivalled blend of academic excellence and tangible workplace skills, giving you a competitive edge and enabling you to excel at senior levels.
At LSBF we're committed to developing programmes that provide students with a combination of theoretical and practical learning. We work closely with our network of corporate and educational partners to ensure that our programmes reflect the needs of modern business and that you graduate with a skill set that modern employers are keen to attract.
You can combine your finance degree with a range of professional qualifications including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) qualification, adding a professional context to your postgraduate degree. While your finance degree will give you a firm grasp of the core concepts of modern international finance, a professional finance qualification will develop your practical skills. Following a Dual Programme will raise your profile with a wide range of employers and help you progress your career to the next level more quickly.
Which Dual Programmes* does LSBF offer?
The global body for professional accounts accountants The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification is a globally recognised qualification and a powerful tool in your career development. LSBF holds Gold status as a provider of the ACCA qualification and combined with your finance degree it offers a strong combination of business theory and practical financial skills.
Your finance degree + ACCA Dual Programme includes an accounting practice placement, giving you practical experience while earning points towards your final ACCA qualifications, and the combination of academic excellence and professional expertise will raise your profile with a much wider range of employers.
As a certified quality partner LSBF is perfectly placed to offer the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and alongside your finance degree, this Dual Programme route offers a comprehensive financial base of theoretical and practical learning.
CIMA prides itself on the commercial relevance of its syllabus, which is continually enhanced to reflect the latest business developments. The qualification is based on three core pillars of Management Accounting, Business Management and Financial Accounting and as a management – focussed qualification; it complements the academic development of your finance degree.
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) qualification is regarded as the benchmark of quality in the global investment community. An internationally respected qualification, CFA® has been described as 'the gold standard' by The Economist.
Coupled with your finance degree from LSBF, this Dual Programme route provides a potent combination of an internationally respected academic degree with a professional qualification that will open up a broader range of potential employment opportunities.
In the modern global economy, marketing is more omnipresent, more sophisticated and more essential than ever before. Combining your finance degree with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional qualification adds extra depth to your career skill set, offering employers a combination of financial expertise and marketing awareness.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world's largest professional marketing association and aims to maintain professional standards, improve the skills of marketing practitioners and enabling them to deliver exceptional results for their organisations.
*To complete the MBA/MSc course students must pass 14 ACCA (15 CIMA papers, ie.: CO1-T4) papers (i.e.: F1–P5). Students may be admitted onto the MBA/MSc course prior to passing their final three ACCA/CIMA papers. SUBSEQUENT TO COMMENCING THE MBA/MSc COURSE, SHOULD A STUDENT DISCOVER THAT S/HE HAS FAILED ANY ACCA/CIMA PAPERS, S/HE WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT PAID. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, FAILURE OF ANY ACCA/CIMA PAPERS WILL NOT ENTITLE THE STUDENT TO A REFUND OF ANY AMOUNT. The awarding body for the MBA/MSc course will be one of LSBF's partner universities (subject to validation); however, awarding bodies are subject to change from time to time. The School's obligations shall be discharged by providing tuition leading to a recognised MBA/MSc award by a recognised awarding body. The School reserves the right to change the awarding body, and will notify the student as soon as reasonably practicable. In light of this, the student agrees that they shall have no claim based on changes to the awarding bodies. The MBA/MSc is subject to validation and meeting academic criteria to be undertaken online only. International students cannot study while in the UK.
**Subject to validation.