M.Sc. Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Management Control

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR12691 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Lund, Sweden
Deepen your understanding about the capital markets and the financing decisions that businesses and organisations need to make, and explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies with the MSc in Accounting and Finance. This programme will boost your professional career, delivering a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and corporate finance.

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When applying to this programme (MSc in Accounting and Finance) you select one of three tracks:

  • Accounting and Financial Communications Track (Track 1)
  • Accounting and Management Control Track (Track 2)
  • Corporate Financial Management Track (Track 3)

Accounting and Financial Communication (track 1): Accounting and financial communication are critical for assuring credible information to the financial markets and various stakeholders. In this track you will develop advanced knowledge about accounting standards and methods, the diffusion and uses of corporate information, and how information is assured and audited. In addition, you will gain knowledge about the institutional settings and norms governing financial communication on a national and international level. You will improve your technical proficiency in solving advanced accounting problems and analyzing and interpreting financial information. You will also develop your ability to communicate the meaning of financial information and your understanding of and restrictions on financial communication.

Management Accounting and Control (track 2): Management accounting and control is a critical function in organizations to ensure that decisions and behaviors are consistent with objectives and strategies. In this track you will develop advanced knowledge about the design of management control packages and the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting financial and non-financial performance that may relate to an individual, group, organization, or system. Case assignments and experiments are important parts of the course work to facilitate participants’ understanding of the linkages between individual motivation and incentives, organizational strategy and performance, and the design of management control systems.

Corporate Financial Management (track 3): Corporate finance is a place where business strategy, processes, and information combine. This track gives participants the opportunity to specialise in corporate finance. It provides techniques and models to assist in financial decision-making and the insight to determine whether these decisions make sense in a strategic competitive context. This track is founded on the idea that learning is fruitful when a subject matter is applied in practical decision contexts. Hence, strong emphasis is put on training participants’ abilities to apply their knowledge in decision situations. The track is designed to prepare participants for professional qualifications, not least towards examinations as certified financial analysts.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR12691 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )

120000 SEK Per year - €12691 per year (approximately)

Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The programme is organised into three different tracks. When applying for the programme, you also select which track you are specialising in. Tracks 1 and 2 share courses to some extent, whereas participants on track 3 to a large extent follow their own study programme. The structure on each track is fixed and there are no possibilities for participants to combine courses across tracks.

Accounting and Financial Communication (track 1)
  • Financial Accounting and Communication
  • Accounting and Management Control
  • Information Environment
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Accounting Philosophy, History, and Trends
  • Elective courses
  • Degree Project
Accounting and Management Control (track 2)
  • Financial Accounting and Communication
  • Accounting and Management Control
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Accounting and Management Control in Different Contexts
  • Elective Courses
  • Degree Project
Corporate Financial Management (track 3)
  • Financial Analysis and Corporate Valuation
  • Econometrics for Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Tactics and Strategies
  • Investments
  • Financial Analysis and Corporate Restructuring
  • Macrofinancial Risk Analysis
  • Degree Project

Requirements

Admission requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits in business administration, or equivalent knowledge obtained through courses in related fields (for example, courses in accounting, business, commerce, corporate finance, international business, management, management science, marketing, or organisational studies), and at least 15 ECTS credits in accounting on the intermediate or advanced undergraduate level. English 6/English course B.

Selection criteria

Based on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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