Business Administration Specialization in Organizational and Management Control, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
The Business Administration Specialization in Organizational and Management Control programme from the University of Groningen concentrates on the knowledge and skills that contribute to good guidance and management of organisations.


The Business Administration Specialization in Organizational and Management Control programme from the University of Groningen involves studying the effectiveness and other implications of control practices. 

During this programme you will gain knowledge about accounting and financial management techniques. These are used to provide (non-)financial information and to develop planning and control systems. You will also develop skills needed to communicate the information in an effective manner. The techniques will be placed in a context of broader issues, such as strategy and culture, and special attention will be paid to changes in systems and techniques. You will explore subjects like management accounting, financial management, management control and management of change. A combination of teaching and assessment methods is used.

Job prospects

As a graduate you are qualified for various types of jobs. You may find work in national and international companies, non-profit organisations or government institutions. Employers value O&MC students because of their analytical and communicative skills, and their ability to combine an understanding of accounting and control systems with knowledge of the business.


EQUIS and AACSB accredited

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Financial Management for O&MC 
  • Management Accounting Change 
  • Management Accounting Techniques 
  • Master's Thesis BA O&MC 
  • Research & Skills for MSc BA 
  • Research in Management Control 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 12 months
          • Credits
            60 ECTS
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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            The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

          Academic Requirements

          You only need to take one of these tests:

          • You need the following GMAT score:

            Required score: 500

            The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GRE score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

          • This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

            The GRE - or Graduate Record Examinations - is a standardized test administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is part of the admission requirements at many graduate schools and business schools. The GRE score uses a range between 130 and 170 and measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.

          • Certified competences - GMAT/GRE; 
          • Grade list - A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.
          • Language test - TOEFL and IELTS
          • Previous education - To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management, Management Control.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International Applies to you

                              14200 EUR/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                            • EU/EEA Applies to you

                              2006 EUR/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                            Living costs for Groningen

                            750 - 1000 EUR/month
                            Living Costs

                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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