Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Accounting and Control, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14600
    Tuition (Year)
    2060
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Accounting and Control programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will give you a solid basis for pursuing a career in accounting and control. The programme is designed in particular for students aiming for positions as financial manager or controller in major organizations, as well as for those who seek to work as an internal or public auditor. 

About

To survive and to succeed, all organizations need reliable systems for generating financial information that is relevant to managers, investors and other stakeholders. Even if accounting and control are not the most glamorous aspects of business, they are indispensable. Designing, operating and auditing financial reporting systems for complex organizations is a challenge for the finest minds, and requires a much broader range of skills than the ability to add and subtract. 

The Accounting and Control programme draws on the strengths of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam both as an established research university and as one of the major providers of postgraduate professional education in accountancy. With a strong academic core, an openness to the world of practice, and an international outlook, the programme is an effective starting point in your development as a professional preparer, user, or auditor of financial information, and a gateway to further specialized training. 

Career prospects

Graduates of the programme find employment in a wide range of functions in accounting, broadly defined. The most comment trajectories after completion of the programme is for graduates to take up positions in audit firms as trainee or assistant auditor, or with business, government or non-profit entities as (junior) controller, and then to continue with the relevant postgraduate education. However, you also find employment in other functions requiring a good knowlegde of accounting, for instance in finance, consultancy, with tax authorities or regulatory agencies.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Core courses

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Empirical Research in Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Start Thesis
  • Corporate Law
  • Finalized Thesis
For more information, please visit the programme website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • More details:

            15 July (students with direct admission) / International degree students: 1 April 

          • Programme intensity

            You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

            Full-time
            • Duration 12 months
            Part-time
          • Credits
            60 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus
          • More information Go To The Course Website

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            6.5

            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.

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          • Minimum required score:

            580

            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).

          • Minimum required score:

            92

            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).

          Academic Requirements

          In order to gain admission, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

          • You are considered ineligible for admission
          • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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          Tuition Fee Per Year

          • EUR 14600 International
          • EUR 2060 EU/EEA

          Funding


          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.