M.Sc. Accounting and Management Control

Lund University

Application deadline: 15 January 2013
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 12,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The Master's Programme in Accounting and Management Control targets students who want to work as financial accountants or controllers. Students interested in auditing are also given the opportunity to elect courses in this field. When applying to this programme you elect either the Management Control Track or the Auditing Track. You must submit a Statement of Purpose in your application package in which you select which track you are applying to.

Students following this programme will obtain advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in financial accounting, management accounting and management control as well as in auditing at an advanced level. The programme offers high quality teaching informed by theoretical and empirical research and taught primarily by research-active staff. The taught part of the programme is allocated 45 credits and the remaining 15 credits is dedicated to the degree project, a thesis, which should represent an original piece of research and writing.

Career prospects

There is a broad and extensive labour market in the areas that are at the core of this programme, and 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.

Contents

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).

Requirements

An 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 B (advanced) language proficiency shall be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

* IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
* TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) and a total score of 90
* Cambridge/Oxford Advanced Certificate of Proficiency
* A Bachelors degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities
* A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school).

English Language Requirements

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

Funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

Programme-specific scholarships

Some programmes may have specific scholarships connected only to the programme or the subject area.

Erasmus Mundus Action 1
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus joint programmes (Action 1). As a student on these Master's programmes you can get a scholarship that can cover both tuition fees and living expenses. Details can be found on the Erasmus Mundus programme pages.

Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Lund University is a partner in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 "lots".If you are from an eligible country you can apply for a scholarship to come to Lund University. Scholarships are available to academic staff, PhD students, Master's students and Bachelor's students and can cover both tuition fees and living expenses.

Swedish Institute scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme

US Student Finance
Lund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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