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.
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.
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.
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
Selection: Students are selected based on:
- GMAT test result
- 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
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