Master of Science in Accountancy & Control: Accountancy

University of Amsterdam

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Master of Science in Accountancy & Control: Accountancy

University of Amsterdam

Master of Science in Accountancy & Control: Accountancy

Starts in: September

Language of instruction: English

The Master of Science in Accountancy & Control is an intensive, selective programme, ensuring a high standard of academic education. It has a strong international focus with respect to content, academic staff and student population. The programme is designed to prepare students for financial positions, not only in auditing and consultancy, but also in industry, banking or government. The programme consists of an Accountancy track and a Control track.


The Accountancy track is intended for students of business economics seeking a career in the financial sector. It is designed for students with a general and analytical interest in financial information flows between and within organisations and, more specifically, in providing information services to senior managers and other stakeholders. This track combines academic rigour with practical examples and applications, and provides admission to the post-Master Accountancy (PMA) programme offered by the Amsterdam Business School (in Dutch only), leading to qualification as a chartered accountant.

Programme structure

The Master in Accountancy & Control is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three blocks. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

The programme has two tracks. The first block consist of joint courses, students can choose their tracks at the start of block II. The two tracks are:

  • Accountancy
  • Control


The Master's thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. The thesis is supervised by one of the research staff members. The Research Seminar Accountancy and Control prepares students for writing their thesis and provide guidance to enable the completion of the Master's thesis.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 months
Part time
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Amsterdam
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End date Request Info
Duration 12 months
Price 1,984 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €14,850 per year.