The Master’s Programme in Accounting provides students with in-depth expertise in the production and use of financial information.
Accounting is an invaluable tool for finding financially sound, workable solutions to often complex and ambiguous managerial challenges. In the Accounting Master’s Programme you learn a truly global language of business life and enterprise management.
Reliable, valid and focused financial information, for both financial accounting and management accounting purposes, is increasingly important in the often turbulent contemporary organisations
The content and focus of the Master’s Programme in Accounting differ according to its two optional areas of specialisation. You can specialise in one or two of the following fields:
Management accounting focuses on the preparation and use of financial and non-financial information serving the needs of managerial control and decision making. The core topics in this area of specialisation include accounting for management control, strategic management accounting, capital investment decisions, and management accounting information systems.
Financial accounting focuses on the preparation and use of financial statement information serving the needs of outside stakeholders, especially the decision making of debt and equity holders. The core contents in this area of specialisation include theories of financial statements, international and national accounting standards, issues in group accounting and consolidated financial statements, as well as auditing theory and practice.
In addition, the Master's Programme in Accounting provides students with knowledge and expertise in financial statement analysis, company law, financial institutions, corporate governance, as well as different research methodologies.
For non-EU/EEA citizens 15000
120 ECTS credits
The Master’s Programme in Accounting educates skilled professionals in the production and use of financial information of companies and other organisations.
Students graduating from the programme know how to generate, analyse, interpret and communicate financial information for managerial purposes as well as for the needs of outside stakeholders. They are able to contribute effectively to the development of management information systems. As experts in accounting they are able to impact and contribute to the strategic and operative decision making of the management.
The general management skills the programme aims to foster include the student’s analytical ability, teamwork, and problem solving skills. Students have the opportunity to reflect challenging issues in business ethics and to develop their international business communications skills at an advanced level.