MSc in Accounting

Stockholm University - Stockholm Business School

Program Description

MSc in Accounting

Stockholm University - Stockholm Business School

This innovative and intellectually demanding programme gives a broad overview of different disciplines in accounting, such as financial accounting, auditing and management control, after which students can focus on more specialized subject areas. The programme is given in close co-operation with the research staff in accounting and not only prepares students for senior positions as accountants, but also for academic research in the field of accounting.

Why Accounting?

Accounting is a central area in the managing, governing and financing of modern organisations. The globalisation of financial markets and new developments in regulation and governance of organisations have contributed to an increased demand in expertise in accounting. This goes for both practice and research. As a student of the programme you will learn about the developments of both practice and research in many areas of accounting and as a graduate you will be able to contribute to both practice and research. You will also benefit from a highly qualified teaching staff.

What you will learn

The programme is centered around various themes that each represent a different aspect of accounting. Apart from a set of compulsory courses, students are given the opportunity to focus on specific sub-disciplines of accounting.

Your future career

The programme provides a solid background for students pursuing a professional career in accounting, whether that be in accounting and auditing firms, multinational companies, financial institutions or government agencies. After graduation you will be well prepared to pursue a career in practice as well as in research. Please note that in order to become a certified auditor in Sweden, you will need to add courses, which can be done as part of the elective courses.

Programme outline

Semester 1 & 2: Courses address advanced issues in accounting. Compulsory and elective courses span general accounting theory, contemporary research issues as well as other topics in financial accounting, auditing and management control. The second semester offers the possibility to take a one-year master.

Semester 3: Elective courses or an exchange semester abroad.

Semester 4: Master’s dissertation. The dissertation enables you to further advance your knowledge and skills by applying theoretical perspectives and research methods in an empirical setting.


A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in Business. The student must have a knowledge of English corresponding to English B, Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent.

Why choose this programme?

  • If you’re interested in accounting, you’ll love this programme! It’s fun and intellectually challenging.
  • The programme provides you with knowledge and skills in high demand among employers.
  • It integrates topics highly relevant for practice with a research perspective.
  • Tuition fees
    90 000 SEK per year for non EU/EEA citizens

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This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Stockholm
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price - 90 000 SEK for non EU/EES citizens