M.Sc. Accounting and Management Control

Lund University

Application deadline: 15 January
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 13,090 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The career opportunities are broad and extensive in the areas that are at the core of this programme. After graduation you will be able to work both nationally and internationally in fields such as financial accounting, auditing, public sector accounting, consultancy, internal audit and corporate finance depending on the elected track.

Graduates from the Management Control track often find a job as a controller, CFO or a consultant all over the world. Graduates from the Auditing track often find a job in an audit firm as an auditor or as a consultant in Sweden.

Choose between two tracks Management Control or AuditingWhen applying to this programme you elect either the Management Control Track or the Auditing Track. International students are advised to apply for the Management Control Track, as the Auditing Track is targeting students pursuing careers within auditing in Sweden. To learn more about the the two tracks, please read the Programme fact sheet.

Master the techniques and toolsAccounting is said to be the language and basic tool of business. With this programme, you will gain a deep understanding of how international companies control and evaluate performance, design incentives and allocate resources to reach business goals and report financial information to shareholders and stakeholders.

The programme offers world class teaching with courses designed to help you apply the concepts in real life with case studies, projects, team work and live presentations. Lectures are given in small classes by research-active faculty.

Emphasis is put on course activities that motivates you to reflect upon different ways of working with accounting in different countries and settings. With close connection to the business community we can offer frequent guest lectures by top management of multinational firms.

Do you want to learn the global language of business? Our programme in Accounting and Management Control will help you master it.


Management Control Track, Compulsory (7.5 credits each): International Accounting; Management Accounting and Control; Management Control in different contexts; Strategic Cost Management; Accounting Choice in Theory and Practice.

Electives (7.5 credits each): Strategic Management; Strategic Change & Leadership; Strategic Financial Management.

This programme/track ends with a degree project in Accounting & Management Control (15 credits).

Auditing Track, Compulsory (7.5 credits each): International Accounting; International Auditing; Accounting Choice in Theory and Practice.

Electives (7.5 credits each): Corporate Governance; Corporate Social Responsibility; Corporate Finance & Enterprise Risk Management; Management Consulting; Strategic Change & Leadership; Strategic Management; Accounting and Law. This programme/track ends with a degree project in Accounting & Auditing (15 credits).


Admission requirementsAn undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with a major (90 ECTS credits) in Business Administration or the equivalent, including a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in accounting on the intermediate level. It is recommended that students also have done some coursework in business law (and tax law in particular). English 6/English Course B.Selection criteriaBased on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90


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