Stockholm School of Economics

Accounting and Financial Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


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.

Career Opportunities

The MSc program in Accounting & Financial Management provides you with relevant accounting and financial management knowledge for qualified positions in business society, such as:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Investment banker
  • Financial analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Certified auditor

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • International Financial Reporting 
  • Management Control  
  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Accounting from a Preparer Perspective
  • CFO Challenges in Multinational Companies
  • Advanced Financial Analysis 
  • Financial Communication
  • Current Issues in Accounting & Financial Management
  • Banks - understanding the business and its reports 
  • Exchange Program
  • Executive Trainee Module
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                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:


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                    Academic Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these tests:

                    • You need the following GMAT score:

                      Required score: 600

                      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

                    • GMAT score of 600 or more.
                    • GRE score (Quantitative) of 155 or more.

                    3. Proof of proficiency in English

                        4. Motivation & supporting attachments

                        • Letter of motivation answering a question why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate.
                        • Brief CV with your recent achievements
                        • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered.
                        • References are not required, but we give a possibility to submit them. Only contact details of your referees are needed from your side.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International Applies to you

                              15253 EUR/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 15253 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                            • EU/EEA Applies to you

                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year 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.
                            • Tuition fees: 150 000 sek / year
                            • Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

                            Living costs for Stockholm

                            • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
                              Living Costs

                            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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