The programme is suitable for you who are aiming to pursue a career in accounting and auditing. You learn to understand companies and to use financial information to develop their operations. You also get a good understanding of the rules and standards governing the conduct of accounting and auditing. Sustainability and internationalization is an integral part of the educational environment. The programme is offered by the AACSB accredited Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics.
Admitted to the programme
Here you will find everything you need to know before the programme starts.
The first year the focus is partly on developing the knowledge in accounting and partly on broadening the knowledge through the choice of elective courses. During the first semester the focus is on developing the knowledge in accounting and the teaching covers financial statement analysis, valuation, performance measurement, the financial reporting in publicly traded companies and auditing. A solid theoretical and practical foundation in auditing is provided.
The teaching focuses on international financial reporting and auditing standards meaning it is relevant for international students. Ethical issues and sustainability issues, relevant for decision making and reporting, are also stressed at the program.
You also have the opportunity to choose elective courses among which internship is one.
During the second year you are given the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in one other area in the field of business administration. This year also includes a research method module and a module in current trends in business administration research. You will develop your writing, analysis and research skills through writing a master’s thesis. During this year it is also possible to study abroad one semester.
International admission round
Autumn Term 2019
Type of studies
A Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major
The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is
Application deadline was 15 January 2019. The application period is closed.