Career Skills in Accounting and Finance

Designed to give you important skills needed for job-hunting and for your graduate career, this module is provided in conjunction with LUMS Careers staff. 

It is taught across all three years of the degree, with workshops and associated assessment after the summer exams in the first two years. 

Year 1 (Career Options) focuses on researching job roles, sectors and organisations, acquiring relevant experience, and presenting yourself effectively when applying for internships or jobs. Key areas covered include online applications, CVs, interviews, psychometric tests and assessment centres.

Year 2 (Career Strategy) includes the development of a personal career plan. It revisits the application process, and also covers report-writing, making presentations, etc.

Techniques covered in Year 3 depend on your chosen project stream, but could include VBA/Matlab programming skills for finance, Bloomberg valuation, writing and presenting a M&A proposal, or making a pitch to a potential audit client. 

Terms taught Summer, Years 1 and 2; Michaelmas, Year 3
Credits 15 UK credits
Prerequisites Compulsory for Major students. Optional for Combined Majors, but not available to students on the EY Degree.
Assessment 70% project and 30% portfolio