The MSc in Accounting and Finance is apt for students interested in careers across a wide range of organisations and sectors in the fields of business, consulting and finance.
A career in corporate finance, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing and control, management control, treasury management and related professions requires an advanced level of understanding of the theories and practices of accounting and finance. The programme meets this need and is founded on the idea that learning is fruitful when applied in practical decision contexts. Strong emphasis is put on training participants’ abilities to discerningly and critically apply their knowledge in decision situations, and the programme makes intensive use of applications-oriented pedagogics, as well as challenging, team-based projects, cases and experiments.
The programme structure is flexible in that much of the course work consists of elective courses. This allows participants to design a preferred specialisation within the broader area of accounting and corporate finance. Certain electives may be very popular; although we can grant most students access to the desired electives, there are no guaranteed places.
Core courses (5 credits each): Corporate Valuation; Management Control; Perspectives on Accounting.
Elective courses, 7.5 credits each (choose two). Examples include Corporate Fraud and Forensic Accounting; Designing Finance; International Accounting; Performance Measurement and Management; Strategic Cost Management; Theory of Corporate Finance.
Elective courses, 5 credits each (choose three). Examples include Accounting and Management Control for Innovation and Professional Service Firms; Accounting Information Systems; Corporate Restructurings; Corporate Risk Management; Empirical Accounting and Corporate Finance; Financial Communications.
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 course combinations.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/accounting-finance
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. 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 in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se