The Masters programme at VU University Amsterdam will deepen your academic knowledge of the practice of accounting and control, and introduce you to the latest rules and regulations in the field, with subjects including Management Control, Management Accounting, Financial Reporting, Auditing and Corporate Law. VU University Amsterdam is actively involved in research in the area of Accounting, Control and Auditing via ARCA, the Amsterdam Research Centre in Accounting. Almost all of the department's teaching staff are connected with ARCA and are therefore closely involved in the Center's specialized research.
The Master's programme in Accounting and Control provides advanced study of accounting and financial management. It deals with all aspects of generating, reporting and using financial data in organisations, thus offering the student a thorough grounding in the field of financial management ('controlling'), financial reporting and auditing. The subjects covered include the provision of financial information, financial planning, financial operations management, the drawing up of the annual financial report and auditing the annual accounts. The programme draws on materials from the practice of accounting and control as well as on relevant academic research to equip students to become knowledgeable professionals, able to reflect independently on what they observe in practice. For detailed information see: Studyguide.
Tuition is carried out in plenary lectures and small groups. Much attention is paid to an active method of studying. This includes writing study papers, working out cases and preparing practical assignments. In this way students become familiar with the application of advanced theory to practical work. It also serves to integrate the theory studied in the individual courses into a comprehensive body of knowledge. Papers are written both individually and in groups of two or three students, thus furthering the students' ability to work in teams.
Much time is also devoted to presentation and discussion of one's work to fellow-students and staff and group discussion of e.g. research papers. The small-scale tuition environment provides an excellent opportunity for guidance and feedback by staff and other students. Apart from developing the student's communicative skills in oral and written presentation, much attention is paid to the development of critical judgement in assessing research work of others.
There are strict admission criteria. These are set by the Admissions Board, which also decides on individual applications. The requirements are split up into Master specific requirementsand general requirements. Please read them both carefully.
VU University Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. In order for you to be admitted unconditionally you must send us a certificate from a recognised authority concerning your proficiency in English including the writing/composition test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge International Examinations CAE: A/B or CPE: A/B/C). Check the specific Language Requirements.
|CAE score:||75(Grade B)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||580|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||237|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||92|
VU University Amsterdam:\r\nVU University Amsterdam awards its own scholarships to outstanding students joining our international Master's degree programmes. The VU Fellowship is an amount of money between 2.500 and 15.000 Euros to cover a part of the study expenses. The general criteria for selection are excellence, motivatio\r\nFor additional information: Website
All degree programmes of VU University Amsterdam are accredited by NVAO. If the procedure for accreditation of a programme not yet is completed, this is indicated in the description of te programme. NVAO (Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie) is the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders. NVAO is entrusted by law to accredit all existing bachelors and masters degree courses and to validate new study programmes at government-funded higher education institutions as well as
institutions approved (but not funded) by the Dutch government.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
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