All types of organisations are expected to manage their financial resources effectively. This means that there is a demand for people who have expert knowledge of accounting, auditing, valuations and investments. The Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management at Uppsala University will give you the possibility to aquire these skills. In addition, you will gain the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the specialisations offered within the programme. After completing the programme you have opportunities to work as an auditor, controller or finanacial manager. The programme also provides a good basis for PhD studies.
The programme is characterised by innovative thinking and progression besides being connected to the research profile at the Department of Business Studies.
The programme lasts for two years, with the opportunity to finish your studies after one year, and has three specialisations:
In the specialisation Financial Accounting you will conduct studies related to both accounting and auditing. Problems are studied and analysed from both an accounting and legal perspective. This field of study is suitable for those who plan to work within the fields of, and or do research in, accounting and auditing.
With knowledge of accounting and auditing it is possible to work in both a national and international labour market. Both the private and the publicly funded sector offers interesting jobs in accounting and auditing.
In the specialisation Management Control you will conduct studies of both the financial system and its organisational context. The specialisation provides insight into financial and operations management related to organisational control. This field of study is suitable for those who plan to work within, and or do research about, the Financial Management/controller area.
With knowledge of management control and organisational development it is possible to work as a controller in various positions such as marketing controller, business controller or project manager. Knowledge of the link between management control and organisational development is important to create business development.
In the specialisation Financial Management you will conduct studies including international corporate investment and financing issues. The specialisation prepares you for practical work and research related to the investment, valuation, accounting and control.Knowledge from studies about financial management opens up opportunities to work with different tasks related to investments, business valuation, financial analysis etc. The content of the specialisation is broadly focused on preparing you for work in the banking and financial market.
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics where Business Studies is the main field of study. If you choose to finish your studies after one year with a 15 credit thesis you will recieve a Master of Science (60 credits) in Business and Economics where Business Studies is the main field of study.
Semester 1 and 2
During the first and second semester you take courses that are mandatory and common to all students and courses specific for the chosen specialisation. The common courses provide knowledge about business issues, accounting theory, scientific method, etc.
First semester courses:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 90 credits in business studies and 15 credits in statistics.
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000
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