MSc in Accounting and Finance

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Accounting and Finance

Lund University

Programme overview

Deepen your understanding about the capital markets and the financing decisions that businesses and organisations need to make, and explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies with the MSc in Accounting and Finance. This programme will boost your professional career, delivering a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and corporate finance.

When applying to this programme (MSc in Accounting and Finance) you select one of three tracks:

  • Accounting and Financial Communications Track (Track 1)
  • Accounting and Management Control Track (Track 2)
  • Corporate Financial Management Track (Track 3

Accounting and Financial Communication (track 1)

Accounting and financial communication are critical for assuring credible information to the financial markets and various stakeholders. In this track you will develop advanced knowledge about accounting standards and methods, the diffusion and uses of corporate information, and how information is assured and audited. In addition, you will gain knowledge about the institutional settings and norms governing financial communication on a national and international level. You will improve your technical proficiency in solving advanced accounting problems and analyzing and interpreting financial information. You will also develop your ability to communicate the meaning of financial information and your understanding of and restrictions on financial communication.

Management Accounting and Control (track 2)

Management accounting and control is a critical function in organisations to ensure that decisions and behaviors are consistent with objectives and strategies. In this track you will develop advanced knowledge about the design of management control packages and the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting financial and non-financial performance that may relate to an individual, group, organization, or system. Case assignments and experiments are important parts of the course work to facilitate participants’ understanding of the linkages between individual motivation and incentives, organizational strategy and performance, and the design of management control systems.

Corporate Financial Management (track 3)

Corporate finance is a place where business strategy, processes, and information combine. This track gives participants the opportunity to specialise in corporate finance. It provides techniques and models to assist in financial decision-making and the insight to determine whether these decisions make sense in a strategic competitive context. This track is founded on the idea that learning is fruitful when a subject matter is applied in practical decision contexts. Hence, strong emphasis is put on training participants’ abilities to apply their knowledge in decision situations. The track is designed to prepare participants for professional qualifications, not least towards examinations as certified financial analysts.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked 70th in the QS World University Ranking 2015, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated May 26, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Lund
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