Department of Business Studies

Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management 2017/2018

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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 aquire 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 programme lasts for two years, with the opportunity to finish the studies after one year, and has three specialisations:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Control
  • Financial Management
During the first and second semester you take courses that are mandatory and common to all students in the programme and also courses specific for the chosen specialisation.

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 your specialisation. The specialisations cover the following areas:

Financial Accounting
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.
 
Management Control
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.
 
Financial Management
In the specialisation Financial Management you will conduct studies including international corporate investment and financing issues. The specialisation prepares you for practical work and research related to the investment, valuation, accounting and control.

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics where Business Studies is the main field of study. If you choose to finish your studies after one year with a 15 credit thesis you will recieve a Master of Science (60 credits) in Business and Economics where Business Studies is the main field of study.

Programme

FIRST YEAR 

Semester 1 and 2
During the first and second semester you take courses that are mandatory and common to all students and courses specific for the chosen specialisation. The common courses provide knowledge about business issues, accounting theory, scientific method, etc.

First semester courses:

  • Business Analysis and Managerial Action
  • Accounting Theory
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Scientific Methods in Business Research
Below you will find a more detailed description of each specialisation:

Financial Accounting
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.

Second semester courses:
  • Corporate Governance and Financial Decisions
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Regulation, Accounting, and Control in the Financial Sector
Management Control
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.

Second semester courses:
  • The Role and Techniques of a Controller/CFO
  • Management Control Philosophies
  • Leading and Controlling Organisational Change
  • Leadership
Financial Management
Studies in financial management are connected to investments and financing, business valuation, regulation of financial markets. Some of the courses are carried out together with the specialisation Financial accounting. Guest lecturers with experience from the financial area, i.e. CFOs, will participate in the courses given in this specialisation.

Second semester courses:
  • Corporate Governance and Financial Decisions
  • Investments
  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Regulation, Accounting, and Control in the Financial Sector 
SECOND YEAR

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.

Learning experience

The programme 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.

Career

Studies within each specialisation are designed to create employment opportunities related to the specialisation. This means that you should be able to find potential job opportunities in both private and public organisations as well as being prepared for further research studies within each specialisation.

Read what some of our former students have done after they graduated, and how they feel about their education at our Department.
 
Accounting
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.
 
Management Control
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.
 
Financial Management
Knowledge from studies about financial management opens up opportunities to work with different tasks related to investments, business valuation, financial analysis etc. The content of the specialisation is broadly focused on preparing you for work in the banking and financial market.

 

Admissions

You should submit a copy of your GMAT test result on universityadmissions.se. and the test center 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. 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 GMAT total score. The test result 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 the University stating a date of expected graduation and courses remaining before the application deadline of the Master's programme. 

The entry requirements (Degree Certificate) must be validated when the semester starts.

Management Control

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M2115 Application

Language of Instruction: English

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. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • 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
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

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

Fees:

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

Financial Management

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M2116 Application

Language of Instruction: English

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. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • 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
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

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

Fees:

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

Financial Accounting

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M2117 Application

Language of Instruction: English

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. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • 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
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

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

Fees:

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

Department of Business Studies

Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10, ingång C

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 1976

Fax: 018-471 6810 Fax: 018-471 7218

E-mail: info@fek.uu.se

For programme-specific information, please contact: Department of Business Studies, Study Counsellor master@fek.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 13 73

For general information about Master's studies at Uppsala University, please send an email to: masterprogrammes@uu.se