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Master's Programme in Accounting

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

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 Umeå School of Business and Economics.

While studying

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.

Internship

You have the opportunity to do an internship in a company for ten weeks. This possibility exists only at a few business schools in the country. You will arrange your internship yourself in a company you find interesting. The internship gives you a good opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain valuable experience and new contacts.

Read more about internship

Studies Abroad

Studying abroad is not only fun and challenging for you as a student but also a welcomed experience with future employers. Internationalization is an important area for us and we are working continuously to offer you as a student many opportunities for an adventure in Europe or further away on another continent.

Read more about studies abroad

Corporate Connections

The business school collaborates in many different ways with companies and organizations. For example internships, guest lectures, company visits, guest lectures, essay assignments and cases from companies.

Programme overview

Semester 1
Accounting Auditing and Control 30 cr.

Semester 2
Alternative A. Elective courses 30 cr. Alternative B. Elective courses 15 cr. and Master's thesis in Business Administration I 15 cr.

Semester 3
Current trends and a minor in Management/Finance/Marketing/Business Development 30 cr.

Semester 4
Alternative A: Master's thesis in Business Administration III 30 cr. Alternativ B: Elective course 15 cr. and Master's thesis in Business Administration II 15 cr.

For a more detailed overview see flow chart.

Career opportunities

The programme is suitable especially for you who are planning to work at public accounting firms or companies´ accounting departments. The programme's international character provides good opportunities for a career abroad. The programme gives you eligibility to apply for PhD positions.

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Accounting
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Accounting

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Accounting, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements are: 75 credits in Business Administration at Basic level (A-level) and Intermediate level (B-level) a minimum of 60 credits in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, or the equivalent including at least 7,5 credits in Accounting and 7,5 credits in Finance. At the Bachelor level (C-level), a minimum of 15 credits in Business Administration. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Find information about how this requirement can be fulfilled at Umeå Universities website under the headline “Entry requirements” If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68) and academic credits. Applicants who have provided a GMAT result will be selected first in the order of their results and the remaining applicants will be ranked according to academic credits.

Application code

UMU-M2004

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements are: 75 credits in Business Administration at Basic level (A-level) and Intermediate level (B-level) a minimum of 60 credits in Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance, or the equivalent including at least 7,5 credits in Accounting and 7,5 credits in Finance. At the Bachelor level (C-level), a minimum of 15 credits in Business Administration. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Find information about how this requirement can be fulfilled at Umeå Universities website under the headline “Entry requirements” If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68) and academic credits. Applicants who have provided a GMAT result will be selected first in the order of their results and the remaining applicants will be ranked according to academic credits.

Application code

UMU-02004

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Common questions

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Gisela Taube Lyxzen

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