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|Application deadline:||Non EEA January 15; EEA April 15|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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 programme s lecturers are all active researchers, many of whom also work with business-oriented consulting. Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in accounting due to the advanced level of the programme, which in turn allows lecturers to cover advanced topics within the field of accounting. The method of teaching is based on student involvement with teamwork, assignments and interaction between teachers and students.
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.
After graduation from the Accounting programme you can enter a variety of professions. Business analysts work, for example, as controllers or management consultans. Accountants also work in positions that involve corporate financial reporting to parties outside the organization, while auditors are often in the field of public accounting, but they may also work in internal auditing.
Within five months of graduating from the accounting programmme, 90% had employment of had continued with further studies.
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.
After graduation you can enter a variety of professions. Business analysts work, for example, as controllers or management consultants. Accountants also work in positions that involve corporate financial reporting to parties outside the organization, while auditors are often in the field of public accounting, but they may also work in internal auditing, whereas financial analysts are often employed in the financial services sector. Generally speaking, possible employers can be found in both the private and public sector.
Please note that students are selected based on GMAT or GRE General test score.
* Period 1
Strategic Management Accounting, 7.5 hec
Operational Management Accounting, 7.5 hec
* Period 2
Applied Enterprise Systems, 7.5 hec*
Business Intellegence, 7.5 hec*
Advanced Course in Commercial Law II, 15 hec (Auditing Track**)
* Period 3
Advanced Financial Accounting, 15 hec
* Period 4
Elective 7.5 hec
Accounting Communication in Practice, 7.5 hec*
Tax Law I, 15 hec(Auditing Track**)
* Period 1
Financial Statement Analysis, 7.5 hec*
Elective, 7.5 hec
* Period 2
Advances in Accounting Research, 7.5 hec
Methodology Course, 7.5 hec
* Period 3 and 4
Master Degree Project, 30 hec
The applicant must have been awarded a 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 or the equivalent.
The level of English must be equivalent to English 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. For more information about the requirements visit
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
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