All types of organisations are expected to manage their financial resources effectively. This means that there is a demand for people who have expert knowledge of accounting, auditing, valuations and investments. The Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management at Uppsala University will give you the possibility to acquire these skills. In addition, you will gain the opportunity to immerse yourself in one of the specialisations offered within the programme: Financial Accounting, Management Control and Financial Management.
Why this programme?
The Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management has a duration of two academic years, with the opportunity to finish your studies after one year.
In the specialisation Management Control you will conduct studies of both the financial system and its organisational context. The specialisation provides insight into financial and operations management related to organisational control. This field of study is suitable for those who plan to work within, and or do research about, the Financial Management/controller area.
During the first and second semester you take courses that are mandatory and common to all students in the Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management and also courses specific for the specialisation in Management Control.
The third semester is elective, which means that you can either choose elective courses at Uppsala University, or you can apply for exchange studies abroad among our partner universities around the world. There is also possible to do an internship at a company/organisation. During the fourth and final semester you write a 30 credit Master's thesis where you will go more in-depth within a particular area of the specialisation in Management Control.
The Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics, with Business Studies as the main field of study. If you choose to finish your studies after one year with a 15 credit thesis you will receive a Master of Science (60 credits) in Business and Economics, with Business Studies as the main field of study.
Semester 1 and 2 During the first and second semester you take courses that are mandatory and common to all students in the Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management, as well as courses specific for the chosen specialisation. The common courses provide knowledge about business issues, accounting theory, scientific method, etc.
Studies in management control are linked to controlling, financial management philosophies, leadership and change management within organisations. Some of the courses are carried out together with a specialisation within the Master Programme in Business and Management. Guest lecturers with experience from the financial area, i.e. controllers, will participate in the courses given in this specialisation.
Semester 3 The third semester is ”elective”, which means that you may either choose to take elective courses, join the international exchange programme and study abroad at one of our partner universities, or do an internship at a company or organisation.
Semester 4 In the fourth and last semester you will write a 30 credit Master's thesis where you will go more in-depth within a particular area of your specialisation.
The Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management is offered in Uppsala. The teaching methods vary between courses and can consist of lectures, tutorials and seminars. An important feature of many courses is work in study groups where you get to practice to lead discussions and seminars to a wider audience. All courses are taught in English. The programme follows a fixed study route, which means that the courses must be taken in the prescribed order.
With knowledge of management control and organisational development it is possible to work as a controller in various positions such as marketing controller, business controller or project manager. Knowledge of the link between management control and organisational development is important to create business development. The programme also lays a good foundation for further research studies.
You should submit a copy of your GMAT test results at www.universityadmissions.se and the test centre should also send the test result directly to Uppsala University. If you apply for more than one programme at Uppsala University you only need to submit your test result once. The deadline for receipt of supporting documentation is 1 February. Please note that it might take up to 20 days for your Official Score Report to be available to us. We only look at the GMAT total score. Your test results must not be older than five years on the last day for application.
Applicants who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree, but are registered for the last semester of a programme leading to such a degree, shall submit an official document from your current university stating a date of expected graduation and courses remaining before the application deadline of the Master's programme. Detailed instructions can be found on www.universityadmissions.se.
The entry requirements (Degree Certificate) must be validated when the semester starts.
Requirements: Academic requirements A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is 90 credits in business studies and 15 credits in statistics.
Language requirements All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies. The minimum test scores are:
IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
Students with a GMAT test result have priority. Tuition fee-paying students and non-paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.