Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 21 October 2020)
You have been admitted to the Master's Programme in Accounting at Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University. My name is Gisela Taube Lyxzén and I am the Programme Advisor. On this page you will find important information, please read it carefully. If you have any questions concerning the programme, you can use the contact form below. I wish you a warm welcome to the programme and hope that you will enjoy your studies here in Umeå!
Have you been admitted to a course or programme, but do not wish to keep your place? Then you should decline your offer by logging in to your account at Universityadmissions.se. In doing so, you free up your place to someone who is on the waiting list.
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Registration takes place at campus when the semester starts in the end of August 2020.Close
The 31st of August 2020
Time: According to schedule
Location: According to schedule
The autumn semester starts with lectures the 31st of August.
The schedule for the first module, "Advance Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation 7.5 credits", will be published no later than the 3rd of August at the website mentioned above.
You are recommended to arrive at least one week before lectures starts so that you can participate in all the introductory activities.
There will be a special
Welcome meeting for all International Students at
USBE (=Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics) will be held at 9 a.m. on the 25th of August in the social science building on campus in s.205.
The International Office at Umeå University will arrange an
Orientation Course for international students starting 26th of August.
It is recommended that all international students attend it.
The schedule for that can be found here.
The Business Student section of The Student Union called HHUS, will arrange a
Welcome and team building activity for all newly admitted students
at both undergraduate and master programs starting the 26th of August. Further information concerning this activity will be posted on their webpage in July: HHUS.se
You are recommended to arrive one week early before the start of lectures but at the very last you may arrive one week late,
before 4.30 p.m. Monday the 7th of September.
If you arrive later you will no longer have a seat at the program and will have to return home. If you fear that you will face some delay keep in touch with me, your Program Advisor.
Gisela Taube Lyxzén
We have gathered all information that you will need during your time here at USBE on our student website (USBE=Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics).
At the Student web of USBE you will find information about schedules, exams, internship, thesis, studies abroad, degrees and career.
(Click on the MENU at the top right hand corner of the webpage to access the different information).
We have started a facebook group for all newly admitted students to this program. An e-mail with a link to the group will been sent out. If you have not received it and wish to join the group contact me. (The e-mail can also have ended up in your junk mail).
You are welcome to contact me by filling in the contact form below.Close
During the first semester of the programme you will study a 30 credit course called "Accounting Auditing and Control D 30 credits".
The course syllabus with the expected learning outcomes and literature list is one and the same for the whole course (= the 1st semester). Your will study the course from the 31st of August until the 17th of January 2021.
The course syllabus can be found here (It will be updated by the end of June).
The course "Accounting Auditing and Control D 30 credits" consists of four different modules that you study for five weeks each in sequence one after the other.
The first module is called "Advanced Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation 7.5 credits" (That is also the name of the first schedule).Close
You will find the schedule for the first module in the programme,
"Advanced Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation, 7.5 credits",
published no later than the 3rd of August here.
Each module has a separate schedule that will be published one month before the start of the specific module.
We use an educational plattform for these modules called Cambro.
In Cambro you will find all the information you need for this module such as the instructions for assignments, list of module participants and messages from the teacher.
Remember that in order to start the first course and first module of that course you must first be registered. This will be done when you arrive on campus.Close
We are delighted that you have chosen to apply to Umeå University, and look forward to seeing you! It has been an unusual autumn, and although much is starting to return back to normal, not everything will be like it used to be this semester. It is still just as important that we keep distance from each other, and moreover, education that is held on campus can be affected in different ways. For example, some parts of the teaching can take place online so that we do not all gather on campus at the same time.
The best way to stay updated on what is going on and how your studies may be affected is on the Student web. You will also find advice, tips and tools for studying and collaborating remotely. The pages are constantly updated as soon as new rules or recommendations are added.
Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.Close
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.Close
Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).Close
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:
If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.
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For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.
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If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.Close
There are three student unions at Umeå University:
They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.Close
The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the Cambro and Moodle learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.Close