The three-year full time BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance at GD Goenka World Institute mirrors the internationally acclaimed business undergraduate programme at Lancaster University. The degree is awarded by Lancaster University and is recognized internationally for work or more advanced study.

The programme offers the opportunity to gain sound technical knowledge and a broad understanding of the role of accounting and finance in the business world. The programme contains a range of core and optional modules including Financial and Managerial Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Finance and Quantitative Methods. You can also focus on your interests with optional modules including Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance and International Financial Management as well as modules in the areas of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Economics and Management Science.

It is an intense and highly demanding programme that entails substantial self-study, reflective and peer-to-peer learning through class discussions and individual and group written assignments and class presentations. Students are provided support to transition to a system of education that could be substantially different to other undergraduate programmes. GD Goenka World Institute offers the following two compulsory foundation courses to help students transition into this contemporary, demanding and one of the foremost undergraduate management programmes in the world: Mathematics and Data Analysis; Business Communications and Soft Skills.

The Institute also operates a “Buddy Programme” through its “Student Welfare Centre”. Under this programme an academic staff member works one-on-one and shadows a student all through his stint at the Institute.


Students who qualify (based on class performance, performance in assessments, discipline, attendance records etc.) are eligible to transfer to Lancaster University in the final year of their programme. Students who transfer will be required to pay the fees charged by Lancaster University and will be entitled to all benefits that students studying in the UK Campus are entitled to.

First and second years undergraduate management students can apply for a competitive and merit based three week “Summer School” attachment at Lancaster University. The Summer School attachment provides students the opportunity to engage in study, co-curricular and extra curricular activities with students in Lancaster University’s UK Campus and students from Lancaster University’s offshore operations in countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia and elsewhere.


Lancaster University’s business qualifications open up opportunities for rewarding careers in private sector organizations in India and abroad. The Institute’s “Placement and Industry Internship Centre” supports students in various ways (though industry visits, competency building workshops, workshops on soft skills and communication etc.) to seek and compete for positions and internships in India and abroad.

Past graduates hold executive positions in a top-tier service, manufacturing and consultancy organizations such as Mazars, Deutsche Bank, JWT, HSBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Capital IQ, Grail Research, Tata Power Corporation, American Express, India Bulls, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank.

ACF 100 Introduction to Accounting & Finance ACF 211 Accounting Information Systems and Auditing ACF301 Financial Accounting I
ECON102 Economics ACF 213 Management Accounting for Business Decisions ACF311 Financial Accounting II
MSCI 101 Statistics and Computing for Management ACF 212 Principles of Financial Accounting ACF 302 Corporate Finance
MSCI103 Introduction to Management Science ACF 214 Principles of Finance ACF 308 Financial Statement Analysis
  MNGT 213 Data Analysis for Management ACF 303 Advanced Management Accounting
  Optional Modules: Three Modules to be selected from table below subject to pre-requisites ACF350 Career Skills on Accounting and Finance
    Optional Modules: Two Modules to be selected from the table below subject to pre-requisites

Options for Term I
Options for Term II (pre-reqs to be met)
MKTG222 Marketing Fundamentals MKTG227 (MKTG222) Marketing Management Essentials
ECON207 Managerial Economics ECON208 (ECON207) Business & International Macroeconomics
ENTR207 Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship ENTR208 (ENTR207) Small Business and the SME Sector
MSCI203 Managing Business Information System MSCI251 Project Management Tools & Techniques
MSCI231 Introduction to Operations Management MSCI375 E-Business