In the Financial Accounting specialisation, you'll prepare to meet the growing demand for experts in accounting, auditing, valuations and investments who can help organisations effectively manage their resources. This is a specialisation within the Master's Programme in Accounting and Financial Management that will give you the skills you need to succeed - whether your goal is to work as an auditor, financial analyst or financial manager, start your own business or further your academic career.
Why this programme?
The Financial Accounting specialisation is designed for students who plan to work and do research in the fields of accounting and auditing. You will study and analyse issues from both accounting and legal perspectives. Benefits include:
A cutting-edge approach to digitisation and other accounting and finance topics through Uppsala University's collaboration with the Swedish Research School of Management and IT.
Curriculum that emphasises both practical training and a deep theoretical foundation.
Our comprehensive and varied instructional approach, including student-led discussions and close relationships with faculty members who are experts in the field.
An optional internship and the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities.
This specialisation is run by the Department of Business Studies, home to researchers who lead their fields in the areas of corporate entrepreneurship, industrial marketing, institutional analysis, international business and more. You'll also benefit from Sweden's stellar reputation for social responsibility - values that inform all of our Master's programmes.
Student profile The student body of this programme currently looks like this:
Even distribution of female and male participants
Diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds
Interested in a deeper understanding of issues related to core of business: "Accounting is the language of business" and financial markets.
Applicants from 71 different countries in 2017
The programme leads to a Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) 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 in Business and Economics (60 credits) with Business Studies as the main field of study.
During your first and second semester, you'll complete courses common to all students in the programme - covering business issues, accounting theory, the scientific method and more - as well as courses specific to your Financial Accounting specialisation. Course topics include accounting theory, auditing, financial decision-making and regulation in the financial sector. (If you choose to finish your studies after one year, you will instead complete a 15 credit Master's thesis.)
In your third semester, you'll choose between elective courses at Uppsala University, exchange studies at one of our partner universities abroad or an internship at an organisation in your field.
You'll spend the fourth semester writing your 30 credit Master's thesis, an in-depth study on a topic in the field of financial accounting.
You'll benefit from a range of teaching methods designed to immerse you in the field of financial accounting - including lectures, tutorials, seminars and study groups. You'll also learn from guest lecturers who are active innovators in their fields. And, you'll have the opportunity to lead your own discussions and seminars for a wider audience.
The programme is offered in Uppsala and 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 the Financial Accounting specialisation, you'll be prepared for work in the fields of accounting and auditing in both the private and public sectors of the international job market - or to continue your career in academia or as an entrepreneur.
Career support When you are about to finish your studies and want to start planning for your next step in life, you are welcome to UU Careers for support and guidance. You are also welcome to a variety of career activities and events all through your stay at Uppsala University. Of course, the services are free of charge. Learn more about UU career support.
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.