In the Master's Programme in Accounting and Financial Management, specialising in Management Control, you will gain the skills you need to meet the growing demand for controllers, CFOs and consultants who can help organisations effectively manage their resources. This specialisation will prepare you for a successful career in the field, whether you pursue work in the private or public sector, start your own business or continue your academic pursuits.
Why this programme?
The Management Control specialisation is designed for students who plan to work and do research in the fields of management and controlling. You will study and analyse both the financial system and its organisational context, gaining insight from resource and operations management perspectives. Benefits include:
a cutting-edge approach to digitisation and other management control topics through Uppsala University's collaboration with the Swedish Research School of Management and IT.
a 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.
The 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 will 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 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 all over the world
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).
During your first and second semester, you will complete courses common to all students in the programme - covering business issues, accounting theory, scientific methods and more - as well as courses specific to your Management Control specialisation. Course topics include controlling, financial management philosophies, leadership and change management within organisations. 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 will 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 will spend the fourth and final semester writing your 30 credit Master's thesis, an in-depth study on a topic in the field of management control.
You will benefit from a range of teaching methods designed to immerse you in the field of management control, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, and study groups. You will also learn from guest lecturers who are active innovators in their fields, and 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.
The Management Control specialisation prepares you for a variety of roles in the field of organisational development - including controller, CFO and consultant. Knowledge of the link between management control and organisational development is important to create business development. You may choose to work in the private or public sector of the international job market or become an entrepreneur. The programme also lays a good foundation for further research studies.
Career support During your whole time as a student UU Careers offers you support and guidance. You have the opportunity to partake in a variety of career activities and events, as well as receive individual career counselling. This service is free of charge for all students at Uppsala University. Read more about UU Careers.
Please note that this information applies to the international admissions round only.
A GMAT test score is not mandatory, however if you choose to upload one you need to follow these instructions. You 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 3 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.
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.
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