As a graduate from SSE you will have a deep understanding of how financial and non-financial controls can be integrated and used for steering purposes in multinational companies, how large companies report to external share- and stakeholders and how those evaluate the financial and non-financial performance of companies in for example valuation settings. SSE has redesigned the program to be even more competitive and attractive to students and employers.
Key topics include financial reporting principles, business control, capital budgeting, financial analysis and corporate valuation. In all courses you take an analytical and international perspective. For example, in the financial reporting core courses you focus on the main concepts and principles that lie behind most international accounting standards such as IFRS. Consequently, the insights you get in the program remain valuable also when concrete financial standards change. SSE sees accounting as a language you need to understand in order to properly analyze and understand a business corporation.
As a top level program with a relatively low number of students, SSE can offer an intimate and creative learning environment. SSE's faculty (all active researchers) is engaged in pedagogical development and intrigued by the learning journey of the students. The program is thoughtfully designed to encompass a variety of pedagogical methods such as lectures, group work, case teaching and a high degree of real-world examples. With close connections to the business community SSE is also able to have frequent guest lectures by top management of multinational firms.
The MSc program in Accounting & Financial Management provides you with relevant accounting and financial management knowledge for qualified positions in business society, such as:
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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You only need to take one of these tests:
You need the following GMAT score:
The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT 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 and has provided a minimum required score range.
Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:
The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments. Read more about the GRE® General test.
1. Bachelor degree
Should contain at least 90 ECTS in Business Administration (including up to 30 ECTS in Economics), with a minimum of 20 ECTS in Accounting and Finance.
2. GMAT or GRE test results
3. Proof of proficiency in English
4. Motivation & supporting attachments
Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
A number of SSE full and partial scholarships are offered every year to cover fully / partially the tuition fee for MSc / BSc programs for non-EU/EEA citizens.
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