The MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in accounting or finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced expertise.
Our MSc is designed to give students a specialist education in accounting and finance. It will provide you with an understanding of international accounting standards, global financial markets and the factors behind success and failure in different organisations. The programme will also help you to develop practical skills such as the ability to evaluate financial statements, estimate fair values and compare different investments.
You will take two core courses in the first semester and one additional core course in the second semester. During both semesters, you will also be able to choose specialised elective courses. The final degree project (Master’s thesis) is written over the second half of the second semester and is overseen by an academic supervisor. The programme is structured to allow you to gain a strong foundation in accounting and finance, whilst allowing you to specialise and tailor your studies towards your chosen career path.
Examples of mandatory courses and number of credits:
Financial Analysis and Corporate Valuation (5); Accounting and Management Control (5); Financial Accounting and Communication (5). Examples of elective courses and number of credits (subject to availability): Performance Measurement and Management (7.5); Accounting and Management Control in Different Contexts (7.5); Auditing, Assurance and Compliance (7.5); Corporate Valuation (7.5); Designing Finance (7.5); Financial Analysis and Corporate Restructuring (7.5)
All students complete the programme with a degree project (Master’s thesis) corresponding to 15 credits.
Career opportunities are broad and extensive in the areas that are at the core of this programme. After graduation you will be able to work both nationally and internationally as, for example, a financial analyst or investment banker, in internal audit, assurance, management consultancy, or as a chief financial officer (CFO), controller, treasurer, or other financial management functions depending on your elected track.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Accounting-Finance
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, 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 one of the 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.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017