Accounting and Financial Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Gothenburg is a degree programme that prepares students for qualified work within the fields of accounting and financial management, both in the private and public sectors. With faculty active in research, practice and policy-setting, students will acquire both quantitative skills and an understanding of the importance of organizational context.


The Accounting and Financial Management programme at the University of Gothenburg provides insight into all the main functions of corporate accounting and finance departments, enabling students to compete for qualified positions in the international job market. Future prospects include positions such as managerial and financial controller, financial officer, financial reporting specialist, auditor, and financial analyst. Students from the programme are also eligible to pursue an academic career by applying to the Ph.D. programme upon graduation.

Programme Structure

The programme offers 60 credits core courses, within managerial and financial accounting, financial management, and risk management. Furthermore, the programme contains a slot of 30 credits elective courses, either for further specialization within the field of accounting and financial management or for broadening of skills through taking courses from other Master's programmes at Graduate School. The program ends with a 30 credits Master Degree project.

Course content is based on theoretical and empirical research, and students benefit from the support of active researchers in relevant fields. Learning activities to ensure Information and Communication Technology proficiency and sustainability literacy are integrated throughout the two years of study. Through lectures and work-assignments, students further develop their skills in oral and written communication, analytical problem solving and teamwork.

Courses include:
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Perspectives on Accounting and Financial Management
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting, Strategy and Control
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Research in Accounting and Financial Management

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS 120 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

Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS. The level of English must be equivalent to English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

The applicant s university education must also include 120 hec of Business Administration and Economics, with a minimum of 90 hec in one of those two subjects. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 hec in Statistics, or 7.5 hec in Statistics and 7.5 hec in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13018.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26037 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.
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  • Full programme cost 252 800 SEK


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