Master’s Programme in Accounting and Management Control
120 credits cr.
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This innovative and intellectually demanding 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 given in close co-operation with the researchers in accounting and not only prepares students for senior positions as accountants, controlers or project managers, but also for academic research in the field of accounting.
Accounting is a central area in the managing, governing and financing of modern organisations. The globalisation of financial markets and new developments in regulation and governance of organisations have contributed to an increased demand in expertise in accounting. This goes for both practice and research.
Based on this empirical observation, the programme sets out to critically examine and analyze both financial accounting standards as well as control practices.
If you’re interested in accounting, you’ll love this programme! It’s fun and intellectually challenging.
The programme provides you with knowledge and skills in high demand among employers. It integrates topics highly relevant for practice with a research perspective.
What you will learn
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.
During the third semester you can choose to do an internship, study abroad at one of our international partner universities or take elective courses at any other Swedish university.
Please note, it is not possible for SBS students with a "Master´s degree in Sceince with a main filed of study in Accounting", to pursue another master degree with a main field of study in Accounting, through this program.
The programme for the first semester is conceptually and thematically organized and focuses on mandatory courses within accounting.
During this semester we offer further courses in research, auditing and management control.
Current Research in Accounting and Operations Management, 7,5 ects 100%
Advanced Research Methods in Accounting and Operations Management, 7,5 ects 100%
Auditing 7,5 ects 100%
Management Control Systems in Private and Public sector, 7,5 ects 100%
During this semester you have several options- either stay at SBS, study at any other Swedish university or go abroad to take elective courses. You can also choose the Reflective Practice course that combines internship with academic work.
Elective course, 30 ects 100%
Studies abroad at one of our international partners universities, 30 ects 100%
The fourth semester consists of writing a master's dissertation, which is expected to be a scientific work with a contribution that advances research. Students are expected to write in pairs.
How to apply
The programme provides a solid background for students pursuing a professional career in accounting, whether that be in accounting and auditing firms, multinational companies, financial institutions or government agencies. After graduation you will be well prepared to pursue a career in practice as well as in research. Please note that in order to become a certified auditor in Sweden, you will need to add courses, which can be done as part of the elective courses.
For more information about this programme, please contact our Academic Advisors.