M.Sc. Accounting

University of Gothenburg | Gothenburg, Sweden
The accounting programme offers a unique combination of a research base interwoven with practice-oriented cases, covering a broad range of topics such as auditing, financial and management accounting as well as incorporating technical and behavioral aspects of accounting. Students are thus exposed to both theoretical and practical accounting issues.



The management accounting courses focus on the design and use of management control systems from both a strategic and a business process perspective.

They also include the design and use of state-of-the-art IT-based solutions for performance management, decision-making, planning and control. Financial accounting courses involve measurement and disclosure issues facing enterprises in their financial reporting, as well as the impact of these issues on financial statement users. In addition, financial reporting as a communicative tool is covered.

Audit students will also take the necessary law courses. The programme will also provide for the use of communication, project management and information searches.

Employability comes both from a broad understanding of accounting and the skills that make a student unique. The Graduate School will organize courses that will enable you to develop your own expertise during your second year. The Graduate School encourages and supports you to develop your skills in close contact with either researchers or business people; you should have a speaking partner from your own field of interest, as well as an academic tutor, to support specialization. The Master Degree Project is an important component in the development of expertise.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 15 Jan
Tuition fee
  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 244 800 SEK
  • First payment 61 200 SEK
Not specified
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

After graduation from the Accounting programme you can enter a variety of professions, business analysts work; business controller, public accounting, internal auditing, etc. Generally speaking, possible employers can be found in both the private and public sector.

Within five months of graduating from the accounting programmme, 90% had employment of had continued with further studies.

The selection of students for Master s programmes is based on two selection groups; priority is given to students in Group 1. Group 1: GMAT or GRE General Test result. Group 2: number of higher education credits (hec) (maximum 225 hec).


The applicant must have been awarded a Bachelor´s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university. To provide the requirement in English by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, the English proficiency should be equivalent to the level of English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

The applicant´s university education must also include Business Administration as a major subject (a minimum of 90 higher education credits, hec), with a specialization in Accounting. Business Administration related subjects may be included in the requirement. 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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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