Accounting and Financial Management - Financial Accounting, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
In the specialisation Financial Accounting you will conduct studies related to both accounting and auditing. Problems are studied and analysed from both an accounting and legal perspective. The Accounting and Financial Management - Financial Accounting programme is offered at Uppsala University.


During the first and second semester you will take courses that are mandatory and common to all students in the Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management, as well as courses specific for the specialisation in Financial Accounting.

The third semester is elective, which means that you can either choose elective courses at Uppsala University, or you can apply for exchange studies abroad among our partner universities around the world. There is also possible to do an internship at a company/organisation. During the fourth and final semester you write a 30 credit Master's thesis where you will go more in-depth within a particular area of the specialisation in Financial Accounting.

After participating in the programme the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in business studies through the use of interdisciplinary insights within the field of business studies
  • understand and apply the advanced knowledge gained within the chosen specialisation (Financial Accounting, Management Control or Financial Management)
  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of scientific methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods within the field of business studies

The Accounting and Financial Management - Financial Accounting programme is offered at Uppsala University.

With knowledge of accounting and auditing it is possible to work in both a national and international labour market. Both the private and the publicly funded sector offers interesting jobs in accounting and auditing. The programme also lays a good foundation for further research studies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Analysis and Managerial Action
  • Accounting Theory
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Scientific Methods in Business Research
  • Second semester courses:
  • Corporate Governance and Financial Decisions
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Regulation, Accounting, and Control in the Financial Sector


                    This field of study is suitable for those who plan to work within the fields of, and or do research in, accounting and auditing.

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Credits
                      120 credits; alternative credits
                    • 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).

                    • Minimum required score:


                      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

                    • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
                    • Also required is 90 credits in business studies and 15 credits in statistics.
                    • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. 

                    Selection: Students are selected based on:

                  • GMAT test result
                  • Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
                  • Students with a GMAT test result have priority.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International Applies to you

                      10422 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 20844 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                    • Application Fee: SEK 900
                    • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
                    • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

                    Living costs for Uppsala

                    6573 - 6670 SEK/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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