LSE : Diploma VS MSc in Accounting and Finance

Hi everyone,

I am currently enrolled at EDHEC (french business school) for a Master in Management and I am going to the LSE next September for a double degree program (partnership between EDHEC & LSE).

I will be enrolled in the Diploma in Accounting and Finance, which is different from the Msc in Accounting and Finance.

I don't really understand the difference between the two programs except the fact that there are more courses available in the Msc and that I can pursue Msc after having completed the Diploma.

What do you think about getting only the Diploma ? Is it less "worthy" than a Msc ? Does it change something for the recruiters (for example IB or MBB) ?

Should I pursue with the Msc after getting the diploma ? (twice the cost though)

 

Thank you :)

Comments (3)

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Feb 17, 2021 - 11:21am

A diploma is what people do if they don't have the background to get onto the MSc straight away.

 

Thus, it holds a lot less weight than an MSc. However, since it's a part of a double degree I'm sure it would be fine to have on a CV, but as a sub-component of EDHEC. If you want the MSc Finance qualification, then sure do it, but otherwise it probably isn't worth it since EDHEC is already well known.

 
  • Intern in IB - Gen
Feb 17, 2021 - 12:03pm

OP should do the Msc if he has the chance. LSE is a lot more prestigious and targeted than EDHEC, so it would be a nice value add for him

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