In the world of international business, there is a growing need in financial and management accounting for professionals, who meet the requirements set by the firms operating in a global business environment.
The Financial & Management Accounting programme is offered at the University of Oulu.Department of Accounting and Finance at the Oulu Business School organizes a full two-year Master's programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) that will give students the required skills and knowledge to work in firms having business relationships and operations in different countries.
Financial accounting investigates the information and reporting systems of firms that are used by various interest parties outside of the firm. Management accounting develops and investigates information and reporting systems needed in the decision-making inside the firm. Scientific research in financial and management accounting focuses on the usefulness of the information provided by these reporting systems in different decision making contexts including the firm valuation, performance evaluation, pricing of the products of the firm, among others. A recent trend in financial and management accounting is the integration of local reporting systems towards the common international financial reporting system.
Master's Programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) provides a Master's degree of a high international standard and is ideal for applicants with a background in business studies, social sciences, education, natural sciences, mathematics or engineering. During the programme, the students develop proficiency in the analysis of accounting information, for the needs both of a company's internal decision-making and of the investors. Course modules reflect a recent trend in accounting towards the adoption of international financial reporting system and the growing need for management control and accounting of internationalised firms. Graduates have acquired the skills and knowledge needed in working for leading multinational corporations, audit firms or financial services industry. The programme also provides students with a solid foundation for further scientific research.
University of Oulu graduates enter the job market as experts of the environment, economics, technology, medicine, education and culture. Research institutes such as CWC, Infotech, Biocenter Oulu and the Thule Institute offer possibilities for an academic career. Collaboration between the University, the city of Oulu, the research institutes and businesses is vast and productive. For a large number of companies, Oulu has been a favourable environment for their R&D.
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