Accounting and Financial Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Gothenburg ,
The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Gothenburg is a degree programme that prepares students for qualified work within the fields of accounting and financial management, both in the private and public sectors. With faculty active in research, practice and policy-setting, students will acquire both quantitative skills and an understanding of the importance of organizational context.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Accounting and Financial Management programme at the University of Gothenburg provides insight into all the main functions of corporate accounting and finance departments, enabling students to compete for qualified positions in the international job market. Future prospects include positions such as managerial and financial controller, financial officer, financial reporting specialist, auditor, and financial analyst. Students from the programme are also eligible to pursue an academic career by applying to the Ph.D. programme upon graduation.

Programme Structure

The programme offers 60 credits core courses, within managerial and financial accounting, financial management, and risk management. Furthermore, the programme contains a slot of 30 credits elective courses, either for further specialization within the field of accounting and financial management or for broadening of skills through taking courses from other Master's programmes at Graduate School. The program ends with a 30 credits Master Degree project.

Course content is based on theoretical and empirical research, and students benefit from the support of active researchers in relevant fields. Learning activities to ensure Information and Communication Technology proficiency and sustainability literacy are integrated throughout the two years of study. Through lectures and work-assignments, students further develop their skills in oral and written communication, analytical problem solving and teamwork.

Courses include:
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Perspectives on Accounting and Financial Management
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting, Strategy and Control
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Research in Accounting and Financial Management

For more information please visit the programme website

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS 120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS. The level of English must be equivalent to English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

The applicant s university education must also include 120 hec of Business Administration and Economics, with a minimum of 90 hec in one of those two subjects. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 hec in Statistics, or 7.5 hec in Statistics and 7.5 hec in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 26037 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Full programme cost 252 800 SEK


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