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 you select one of three specialisations, depending on your ambitions and interests:

  • Accounting and Management Control,
  • Accounting, Assurance and Financial Communication, or
  • Corporate Financial Management.

An accounting and finance background is an excellent springboard for a career in the top echelons of industry, and the target audience of the programme consists of students who are aiming for a career as, for example, financial analysts or investment bankers, in internal audit, assurance, or management consultancy, or as chief financial officers, controllers, treasurers, or in other financial-management functions.

The MSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with an insight to the finance industry with strong links to the theories and practices of accounting or corporate finance depending on your chosen specialisation. If you choose to specialise in accounting, you will gain a deep understanding of how international companies control and evaluate performance, design incentives and allocate resources to facilitate innovation and value-creation, reach business goals and report financial information to shareholders and stakeholders. If you instead specialise in corporate finance, you will learn the theories, concepts and skills necessary to analyse corporate performance and corporate restructurings, firm value and credit worthiness, and how to finance and manage the risk of ventures, be they start-ups or incumbent firms.

Throughout the programme you have the opportunity to apply your learning to practical examples and simulations with case studies, projects, team work and live presentations. Lectures are given by academics with extensive teaching, research and consultancy experience, and you will work with graduates from a range of countries and backgrounds for a challenging and rewarding learning experience.

Given the high level of academic performance expected from participants, a significant amount of independent study and preparation is required for successful completion of the programme.

Career prospects

Graduates from the Master's programme in Accounting and Finance will typically pursue a career in accounting, financial services, financial management, or related sectors of the economy requiring an in-depth understanding of accounting and finance.

The 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 specialisation.

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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 Ranking 2016/2017, 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 October 13, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Lund
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