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

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
In the specialisation Management Control you will conduct studies of both the financial system and its organisational context. The specialisation provides insight into financial and operations management related to organisational control. The Accounting and Financial management - Management Control programme is offered at Uppsala University.


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

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 Management Control.

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

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

With knowledge of management control and organisational development it is possible to work as a controller in various positions such as marketing controller, business controller or project manager. Knowledge of the link between management control and organisational development is important to create business development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Business Analysis and Managerial Action
  • Accounting Theory
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Scientific Methods in Business Research
  • The Role and Techniques of a Controller/CFO
  • Management Control Philosophies
  • Leading and Controlling Organisational Change
  • Leadership


              This field of study is suitable for those who plan to work within, and or do research about, the Financial Management/controller area.

              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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                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

                • 7620 - 12070 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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