Master’s Programme in Accounting and Management Control, 120 credits

About the education

The master’s programme in Accounting and Management Control is provided by Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University. The programme takes on accounting and control issues from both a practical but also an interdisciplinary perspective in order to give insights into the practices of as well as the theories underpinning accounting and control. The programme is taught in English.

Accounting is becoming an obligatory point of passage as societies are overwhelmed with measurements and accounts. Based on this empirical observation, the programme sets out to critically examine and analyze both financial accounting standards as well as control practices. Although part of the programme is devoted to simulate practices and to teach techniques the overarching ambition is to develop an academic approach to accounting and control by introducing social theories and ideas of organizations and society.

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Subject: Business Administration

Business administration provides you with knowledge about the function of companies and other organisations, as well as their role in society. Issues covered are useful for work in companies, both in the private and the public sector, as well as for non-profit organisations.

The subject opens many doors on the labour market. It gives you an overview of the main areas in business, and at the same time gives you possibility to specialise within one of the main areas: Financial analysis and calculation, Management/Organisation, Marketing, or Accounting and financial control. The ability to solve problems analytically and critical thinking are important elements in all areas covered.

Financial analysis and calculation examines how to make decision-making easier through the analysis of a company’s income and expenses. Other important topics, such as investments and financing, the company’s raising and use of capital as well as the assessment of companies on the stock market, will be reviewed.

Management/Organisation deals with leadership, control and organising in companies and other organisations. The interplay between the individual, group and organisation are fundamental aspects here. Project management and change are other vital topics covered, as well as issues regarding company- and organisational culture.

Marketing analyses how markets work and how best to handle the flow of goods and services to consumers. In a broad sense marketing thus regards communication and impact. Issues such as brands, consumer behaviour, market surveys and marketing strategies are other topics that are covered.

Accounting deals with how financial information can be compiled to measure and follow up the performance of the business and how information in accounting systems can be used as data for control and decision-making. Issues regarding companies’ external accounting, financial control and auditing as well as financial company analysis are other important topics to be covered.

Area of interest: Business and Economics

Business and Economics is important at all levels in society. Business Administration teaches you how companies and other organizations work and how they can achieve their goals in the best possible way.

Do you want a long-term perspective and are you interested in what causes financial crises and why certain economies grow faster than others? Then Economic History is the subject for you.

If you wish to study how decisions made by human beings affect society, then Political Economy is a wise choice.

Department responsible for education

Stockholm Business School