Master's Programme in Accounting, 120 ECTS
This program is given by Umeå School of Business and Economics. The goal of this program is to provide students with managerial and analytical skills and an understanding of the rules and standards governing conduct in accounting and auditing. The program offers a thorough grounding in management accounting, financial accounting, auditing, financial statement analysis, and valuation. During the elective periods, students can expand their field of interest by studying in such areas as corporate governance or tax law. With the exception of some elective courses, the program is offered in English. Level of Education: Second degree studies.
All courses are studied in sequence and not parallell. This means that you study one course at a time full time for five weeks then you have an exam and then the next course starts. There are four courses each semester. If you are used to a parallell system this might sound like very few courses but the expected workload for one semester is at least 40 hours per week in this system of sequencial studies.
At Umeå School of Business and Economics, internationalisation is given high priority. There are plenty of opportunities to go abroad to study. The environment at the business school is also increasingly international with both students and teachers with an international background.
International exchange is an important component of student life at Umeå School of Business and Economics. Our 70 partner universities around the world send students to Umeå every year, and about 45 % of our business school graduates have spent one or two semesters abroad as part of their curricula.
The program is suitable, for example, for students wishing to work in audit firms, in the accounting/finance departments in companies as well as in government departments. Its international orientation provides good preconditions for working abroad and in international corporations.
In order to be eligible to apply to our Master's programs here at USBE you need a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business Administration 180 ECTS (three years of full-time study), which should include:
•90 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration.
Subjects can be defined differently in different countries. Examples of courses that we consider to be part of the subject of Business Administration are Accounting, Finance, Controlling, Management, Marketing, Logistics and Entrepreneurship.
Language skills required
Students are required to have special eligibility in English equal to English B from Swedish gymnasium. This is usually shown with a internationally recognized test of English proficiency.
90 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration including at least 15 ECTS Accounting (financial accounting, financial statement analysis or management accounting) as well as 7.5 ECTS in Finance
Selection criteria and Notification of Admission Status
Admission is granted on a competitive basis. The selection criteria are the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) result.
If you have no GMAT test result you are still eligibled to apply for the program but will be ranked after applicants with a GMAT result and according to the number of academic credits you have.
Last updated April 21, 2016