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 the studies after one year.
In the specialisation Financial Accounting you will conduct studies related to both accounting and auditing. Problems are studied and analysed from both an accounting and legal perspective. This field of study is suitable for those who plan to work within the fields of, and or do research in, accounting and auditing.
During the first and second semester you will 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 specialisation in Financial Accounting.
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 Financial Accounting.
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 will 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 specialisation in Financial Accounting. The common courses provide knowledge about business issues, accounting theory, scientific method, etc.
Studies in financial accounting are linked to accounting theory, auditing, financial decision making and also regulation in the financial sector. Some of the courses are carried out together with those studying the specialisation Financial Management. Guest lecturers with experience from accounting and auditing 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 accounting and auditing it is possible to work in both a national and international labour market. Both the private and the publicly funded sector offers interesting jobs in accounting and auditing. 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.