Financial Management - Master's Programme in Accounting and Financial Management 2020/2021

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In the Master's Programme in Accounting and Financial Management, specialising in Financial Management, you will gain the skills you need to meet a growing demand in the field of capital markets, whether you pursue work in the private or public sector, start your own business or continue your academic career. This specialisation at Uppsala University prepares you for a successful career in the field of financial management through practical work and research in the areas of investment, valuation, accounting and control.

Why this programme?

This specialisation is designed to give you both practical experience and research opportunities in fields related to financial management. Throughout the programme, you will gain insight into issues including international corporate investment and financing.
Benefits include:

  • A cutting-edge approach to digitisation and other financial management 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 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 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).

All specialisations of this programme


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 Financial Management specialisation. Course topics include investments and financing, business valuation and regulation of financial markets. 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 financial management.

Courses within the programme

First semester courses:
Business Analysis and Managerial Action
Accounting Theory
Financial Statement Analysis
Scientific Methods in Business Research

Second semester courses:
​Corporate Governance and Financial Decisions
Advanced Company Valuation
Regulation, Accounting, and Control in the Financial Sector

Learning experience

You will benefit from a range of teaching methods designed to immerse you in the field of financial management, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and study groups. You will also learn from guest lecturers who are active innovators in finance, including CFOs, 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 Financial Management specialisation prepares you for a variety of roles in the fields of banking and finance, including work with investments, business valuation, financial analysis and more. You may choose to work in the private or public sector of the international job market, become an entrepreneur or continue your career in academia.

Read about what some of our former students are doing after graduation, and how they feel about their education at our Department of Business 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 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.

Detailed instructions can be found on

The entry requirements (Degree Certificate and Transcript of Records) must be validated when the semester starts.

Financial Management

120 credits

Autumn 2020 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2020-01-15

Enrolment Code: UU-M2116 Application

Language of Instruction: English

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
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
More information about English language requirements

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  1. GMAT test result
  2. Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
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.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Contact and further resources


For programme-specific information, please contact: Department of Business Studies, Study Counsellor

+46 18 471 13 73

For admissions-related or general information, please contact our applicant support team:

Department of Business Studies

Ekonomikum Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, entrance C

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

018-471 1976

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