Masters Programs in Accounting and Finance

Compare 38 Masters Programs in Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance

Although a bachelor’s degree in accounting can send you well on your way, if you plan on being successful in an accounting and finance career, you may need additional study and certification. A Master in Accounting and Finance can make you competitive in the international market in an increasingly competitive career field.

What is a Master in Accounting and Finance? It is a usually competitive program that focuses on advanced accounting and financial management studies, including international accounting. The course of study can take one to two years to complete, and the requirements for admission and continuation of studies is often quite strict. Since it is a popular and competitive field of study, students who apply must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and maintain a minimum GPA at most universities.

Earning a master’s degree in accounting and finance offers many advantages to graduate students. It makes students more marketable all over the world. The program usually helps to prepare students for certification exams to earn certificates as a public accountant (CPA) or internal auditor (CIA).

The cost of such a master’s degree differs depending on the institution and length of the program. Students should also take into account additional costs of living on campus versus studying online. Additional certifications may also cost extra. Research your program thoroughly to find out what the costs include.

Graduates of a Master in Accounting and Finance can usually find careers with the government, in business or in consulting. This degree is also useful in academic research related to accounting and finance. For those planning to become accountants, this degree increases marketability for one of the fastest growing job fields, and may even include certification as a CPA or CIA.

Students can often choose to complete their studies on campus or online. Transcripts are usually required along with the application. Some institutions may also require interviews for their programs. For more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Masters In Management Accounting And Management Control

EAE Business School
Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona Madrid + 1 more

The Master in Management Accounting and Control is a modular structure through two different graduate programs: the Graduate Management Graduate Accounting and Management Control. [+]

Master in Management Accounting and Control

The Master in Management Accounting and Control is a modular structure through two different graduate programs: the Graduate Management Graduate Accounting and Management Control.

When running an organization in today's business ecosystem, with a globalized economy and increasingly competitive, information has become a basic factor in the decision making process. For this process can be developed efficiently is essential that the information that supports capture with total accuracy, the business reality that we face.

The accounts are presented as the best tool to capture all this financial information, and is a basic pillar when planning future strategies of the organization. The manager needs to have accurate and useful information for decision-making, and for that the accounts should be organized so that it is the hub of information and business management. ... [-]


Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

Towson University - College of Business & Economics
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Towson

The Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. [+]

Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services Why earn an Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services? Take your career to a new level in one of the fastest growing fields with an M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services, a program offered jointly by Towson University and the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Students who enroll in the program have the opportunity to earn a degree from and be alumnus/na of both institutions. Students may take courses at Towson, UB, or online. The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in accounting from another institution, the additional specialized accounting course work will count toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Maryland and many other states. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields are eligible for the program but must complete additional preparatory course work. B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program If you are a Towson University undergraduate accounting student, you may be eligible to enroll in the B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program. This 5-year program allows you to not only earn the additional 30 credits to sit for the CPA exam but you will be eligible to earn a master’s degree at the same time. It is the only AACSB accelerated program of its kind offered in Maryland. Accounting majors with a GPA of 3.0 who have scored at least a 400 on the GMAT exam may apply to the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program in their junior year. Career Opportunities Graduates find positions as auditors, management accountants, consultants, internal auditors and other high-level roles in the public and private sector. Networking Through meetings with outside speakers, service activities and social activities, Beta Alpha Psi gives you plenty of opportunities to interact with business professionals and assists you in making the right decisions about your career. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. A Targeted Approach Depending on your academic interests and professional goals, you can tailor the program to fit your needs through a balance of foundational course work and electives. After gaining a solid foundation in accounting and financial management, you can focus in either applied information technology through Towson University or management information systems through University of Baltimore. Convenient late afternoon, evening and summer courses are offered. Learn from Experts Through the joint program, you will have access to talented, diverse and highly experienced faculty from Towson and UB. Faculty members work closely with students to plan a specialized course of study. Learn more about the faculty at Towson and UB. Admission Requirements The minimum requirements for admission to the joint graduate program in Accounting and Business Advisory Services at Towson University and the University of Baltimore are a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* and a 3.00 minimum undergraduate GPA. (Students not meeting the GPA standard will be considered on an individual basis for a conditional admittance.) Admission to the program will be based on undergraduate academic performance and scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both schools will use the same admission standards. Degree Requirements Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the undergraduate degree of which a minimum of 18 units should be in 600-level courses or above designed primarily for graduate students. (This is an AACSB requirement.) Students may take courses at either institution, but must take a minimum of 12 units sponsored by each institution out of the total 30-unit program. [-]

MSc in International Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 12 months October 2017 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English. It already attracts a strong international academic faculty [+]

Masters in Accounting and Finance. The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English. It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries. As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally. The Programme The MSc in International Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management has been developed by experts with experience in international accounting, auditing, and finance in both academia and industry. The MSc combines accounting and auditing knowledge with expertise in finance, which helps students gain the necessary knowledge of the international accounting and finance environment. Ideal Career Path The Careers Office of the International Hellenic University provides you with focused events, access to career information, vacancy information, career fairs, Erasmus opportunities and internships. The programme supports students who aim for careers as: - Accountants - Auditors - Consultants in accounting, auditing, tax and financial management - Tax revenue officers - Corporate Lawyers Programme Structure Core modules: Accounting and Financial Analysis| Auditing| Accountability, Governance and Regulation| Management Accounting| Credit Analysis for Bank Loan Decision Making| Foundations of Finance |Corporate Finance | Quantitative Methods Elective modules (you can choose four): Taxation | | Advanced Auditing | Accounting Information Systems | Transfer Pricing | Advanced Company Valuation | Corporate Governance Sustainability: Accounting and Reporting | Accounting Fraud Examination | Ethics in Accounting Banking Legal Environment | Financial Regulation | Accounting for Derivatives | Cost Planning and Analysis for Competitive Advantage Mergers and Acquisitions |Global Capital Markets |Behavioral Finance | Entrepreneurship Dissertation: As part of the MSc programme, students submit an individual project on a subject relating to their studies and career. Target Audience: The programme is designed for students who have an Accounting or related degree and/or background in quantitative research who are aiming for a career in accounting, auditing, finance, business, management, and law in the international market. Also, it is designed for students with critical & analytical skills and an inclination and/or interest in related career paths. Admission Criteria/Entry Requirements - a good university degree from a recognised university - proof of English competence (recently acquired IELTS /TOEFL/TOEIC or Proficiency). Application The University operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that candidates apply for and are admitted to the MSc all year round until all the available places are filled. The programme begins in October 2015. [-]

Master in Accounting

A. B. Freeman School of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Orleans

Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. [+]

Master of Accounting Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. The Tulane Masters of Accounting (MACCT) program prepares students on all these fronts and provides them with a head start to become leaders in the accounting profession. The MACCT program's core courses provide academic rigor in auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation. The program's flexible structure gives students the option of adding a concentration in Finance, Energy or Taxation and to complete their coursework over 2 or 3 semesters. Additionally, if the student desires, the MACCT course offerings can enable a student to sit for the CPA exam. We develop analytical thinking skills in our students through experiential learning in all our courses – Socratic discussions, case studies, group projects are all part of the coursework. Ethical issues in accounting are also woven into class discussions. Tulane MACCT program boasts a world-class faculty who are exceptional teachers and active researchers. Our faculty have hands-on industry experience (e.g. investment banking, revenue authority, private tax practice, and expert testimony for litigation) which they integrate in the classroom. A business communications course and assignments in other courses further develop students' written and oral communication skills. Tulane's diverse student population mimics the global business environment with students from various cultural, linguistic and business backgrounds coming together to learn both from our first-class faculty and each other. The program's small size also provides students with the opportunity to work closely with our faculty and develop meaningful relationships with fellow students. Professional staff from the career management center (CMC) provide students with career education programs and counselling that respond to the current market and help students develop and manage their career. Services offered by the CMC include individual career coaching, assistance in developing effective cover letters and resumes, mock interviews, workshops on exploring and navigating the job market, etc. Ardent competition for Tulane MACCT students means that MACCT graduates are very successful in pursuing careers with the major public accounting firms as well as private industry. Curriculum Prerequisites (must be completed prior to beginning the program) Financial Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 2010 or 6010 or equivalent) Managerial or Cost Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 3010 or 6020 or equivalent) Intermediate Accounting I & II (Freeman School ACCN 3100 & 4110 or equivalent); or three semester hours of graduate intermediate accounting. MACCT Core Courses (18 credits) Ethics in Accounting and Finance Auditing Advanced Financial Accounting Advanced Managerial Accounting Business Law Taxation of Legal Entities MACCT Electives (12 credits) Accounting Information Systems Alternative Financial Accounting Frameworks Energy Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Forensic Accounting Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting Research in Taxation Taxation of Individuals Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations Tax Planning for Corporate Decision Making Core Courses in the Risk Option (see below) Students who have an accounting undergraduate degree may be eligible to take the MACCT Risk Option with the following core courses: Core Courses (12 credits) Advanced Auditing Accounting Research Accounting for Business and Financial Risk Accounting and Controls for Operations Risk The remaining 18 credits are electives; nine elective credits should consist of graduate coursework related to a specific business discipline or industry (e.g., finance, taxation, energy, entrepreneurship). Each MACCT student will meet with a faculty adviser to develop a curriculum that is tailored to their interests and goals. Joint Degree (BSM/MACCT) Benefits Whereas most joint degree programs are comprised of two graduate degrees, at Tulane, our BSM-MAACT is an undergraduate and graduate degree that offers considerable advantages: Opportunities for full-time, paid, busy-season internship in the city and state where you ultimately want to work (counts for 3 hours of academic credit toward the 30 required for graduation). The same undergraduate financial package extends to the fifth year of study. Greater flexibility in fulfilling undergraduate requirements. An undergraduate degree in accounting is not required; in fact, employers report that they appreciate the diverse backgrounds that Tulane alumni bring to their operations. A streamlined recruitment process. Apply for the positions that interest you, interview with the respective firms when they come to campus to meet you in person, and then travel to the city where you plan to live for final interviews. Special Considerations for International Students International students have access to the same amenities and services we offer domestic students, as well as some tailored to the international student experience* Interview Preparation & Recruitment During our recruitment events, multi-national accounting firms interview international MACCT students for positions in their native countries. The Career Management Center offers workshops specifically geared toward international MACCT students. [-]

Master of Accountancy

University of Denver | Daniels College of Business
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 36 months March 2017 USA Denver + 1 more

The Master of Accountancy program at the Daniels School of Accountancy provides rigorous training in accounting fundamentals with specialties in business valuation, assurance, taxation or information analytics. [+]

Masters in Accounting and Finance. A masters in accounting: calculated success with immeasurable opportunities. Start this Fall. Full-tuition scholarships available. The Master of Accountancy program at the Daniels School of Accountancy provides rigorous training in accounting fundamentals with specialties in business valuation, assurance, taxation or information analytics. Whether your background is in business or liberal arts, customized degree plans ensure graduates have the fundamental business knowledge, practical experience and accounting skills sought by top employers. The best indicator of the program’s strength is the success of our graduates: Nearly 100 percent of our domestic MAcc graduates accept positions within three months of graduation and many of those job offers stem from internships at top accounting firms, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Grant Thornton. The success of our students is reflected in our rankings: Daniels is the only business school in Colorado to receive high rankings from BusinessWeek, the Financial Times and U.S. News and World Report. Here you will find a detailed brochure for the MS Accountancy program GMAT Waiver Policy The GMAT will be waived if a student has met any of the following requirements: A graduate degree from a regionally accredited school. Passed four parts of the CPA exam. Obtained a bachelor degree in accounting (or business with a major in accounting) from an AACSB accredited university with a GPA of at least 3.25 overall and at least 3.0 in the undergraduate accounting coursework. Earned a minimum of 3.7 in the first eight hours (or first quarter of eight or more hours) taken towards the graduate business certificate in accountancy. If you do not meet one or more of the above conditions, consider enrolling in the School of Accountancy’s GMAT Prep Course to fully prepare for the exam. The ten-session course is offered quarterly with discounted pricing available for prospective School of Accountancy students. For information on the next available course, find a GMAT Prep Course or contact Jodye Whitesell. To have your GMAT or GRE scores reported to Daniels, please use the following codes: GMAT code is MZR-GT-82 and the GRE code is 4842. School of Accountancy awards do not require GMAT. Program At-A-Glance Program Curriculum - A 9–36-month, full or part-time, 40 quarter hour credit program with maximum flexibility. The required Accounting Core is four courses (16 credits), leaving you 24 credits to either build a broad foundation or develop a specialty in an area of interest like assurance, business valuation, IT or taxation. GMAT/GRE - Requirement varies. Not needed for those who majored in accounting at an AACSB school with a high GPA. Program Start Dates - September and March. Tuition - $1,258 per credit hour plus program fees. Financial Aid - Full-tuition scholarships available from the Daniels College of Business in cooperation with the School of Accountancy . Merit- and need-based scholarships awarded by Daniels College of Business. Additional funding available from the School of Accountancy. Government student loans, private loans and GI benefits available. Application Deadlines - Four rounds of admission deadlines for fall entry and three rounds for spring entry. Daniels provides a great environment in which to learn and grow. The small class sizes and hands-on learning holds you accountable to yourself and your peers, while ensuring that you’ll walk away with the hard and soft skills needed to succeed. Finally, the support of the Daniels community is second to none. Alumni, faculty and staff come together to celebrate your success and collectively work toward improving the student experience. - Rachelle Barrett, MACC 2008 | Manager, Assurance Services at Ernst & Young, LLP Points of Pride for the Daniels School of Accountancy Recruiters’ choice: We’re a preferred hiring school for all international, national and local accounting firms, given our commitment to rigorous academics, business ethics and hands-on experience. Customized curriculum: Whether you come from a humanities or a business background, faculty advisors will design a degree plan just for you. If you have a non-business bachelor’s degree, you will start the MAcc with additional preparatory course work. State-of-the-art technology: Our courses on sophisticated enterprise software and databases ensure you have the technological literacy demanded by today’s marketplace. Engaged faculty: Our faculty and staff are readily available to provide academic advising and career counseling. With a faculty/student ratio of 1:18, professors become mentors who take a genuine interest in your success. High CPA scores: Daniels MAcc students report the highest CPA scores on all sections of the exam in Colorado. Long History: We were the third School of Accountancy established in the United States. Accreditation: We are one of 181 accounting schools in the world that is AACSB accredited. Courses & Electives Acquire strong accounting research skills needed to pass the CPA exam and attract top recruiters. Learn how to work effectively with cross-functional teams. Master sophisticated enterprise software and database applications. Gain elective expertise in either assurance, valuation, taxation or IT. Develop an ethical framework to make complex decisions, address the needs of diverse stakeholders and lead in today’s interrelated business world. Concentrations, Dual Degrees & Certificates The School of Accountancy offers unique opportunities for MAcc students to simultaneously earn two master-level degrees or to pursue an MBA with an accounting concentration. Experiential Learning Learning at Daniels gets you out of the classroom and into the field interacting with business leaders, solving real business problems and using your business skills when the stakes are real. You'll emerge from Daniels business sharp, field tested and ready to lead—adaptable to new situations and well-versed in both big-picture strategic thinking and cross-functional intricacies. International Student Resources At Daniels we are dedicated to creating an environment of inclusive excellence for all of our students. Our Master of Accountancy program has the second highest number of international alumni working at KPMG in China out of all U.S. schools. Our International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) department works closely with our graduate students to help make the most of their OPT and CPT time. We offer flexibility in our Master of Accountancy program that can enable you to maximize your stay in the U.S. This program has quarterly networking events with international alumni and current international students to discuss important topics such as the process of assimilation and learning about American culture in the workplace. [-]

Master in Professional Accounting

United Arab Emirates University, College of Business and Economics
Campus Part time 3 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. [+]

As part of its mission to become a world-class university, the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is expanding its graduate program offerings at both Masters and Doctoral levels. The accounting department is launching the first AACSB-accredited MPA program in the region to meet local demands for practitioners and managers alike. The Accounting Department has obtained (in 2012) the first AACSB-accounting accreditation in the GCC and MENA region, and the tenth worldwide outside North America. As the professional accounting field is highly needed in the country, this program was considered to attract top businesses and companies from around the world. The MPA program caters for practicing accountants and managers who have chosen the professional path, and would like to further their education with a post-graduate degree in accounting. The degree will also be a natural route to a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA). Students whose first degree is not accounting, or with limited or no background on accounting and/or Business will have to successfully complete foundation courses before they are formally admitted to the program. However, those courses will not count towards the final credit hours of the program. For those students who have limited background in accounting (mainly business students), they will be asked to successfully complete two foundation courses, before they are admitted to the program. As for students with no relevant degree (mainly non-business students), they will be asked to take four courses. In addition, each applicant with no business background will be subject to an individual assessment on a case by case basis to make sure that the pool of students have the basic competencies and knowledge (mainly in economics and statistics) needed for the program. Teaching will be through evening sessions. Each semester (Fall and Spring) will be divided into two quarters, two courses offered each quarter. This translates into students being able to do 8 courses every academic year, needing 3 semesters to complete the 12 courses required. Each course is equivalent to 3 credit hours which are equivalent to 48 contact hours (inclusive of class hours, compulsory group work, and supervised field projects). The objectives of the MPA program include the following: Enable graduates to have a high level of functional and technical competence in accounting that surpasses market-offered competencies. Cover much wider areas of accounting than any of the professional accounting certifications that tend to be narrowly specialized. Develop personal and business competencies (technical and non-technical) of graduates and provide them with an excellent foundation for successful professional careers. These competences are knowledge and professional skills essential to career success, such as research skills, analysis skills, judgment skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, and group interaction skills. Enable graduates to apply best accounting theories to their own practices, which form the basis of a sound accounting profession in the region and internationally. Enable graduates to meet one of the criteria for enrollment in DBA programs. Enable accountants who are yet to obtain professional certifications to complete the required minimum credit hours of higher education study (for example the 150 credit hours required for the American CPA certification). Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program will be based on the following criteria: A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in all undergraduate work. A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent. This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application. Candidates will be required to have a formal interview in English. Candidates will be required to submit two recommendation letters. Candidates with no degree in Accounting but with a business background will be required to successfully complete two prerequisite foundation courses. Candidates with no degree in accounting and no business background will be required to successfully complete four prerequisite foundation courses. In addition, a case-by-case assessment will be made for each candidate. A complete application package must include the following: Completed application form; The required non-refundable application fee stated on the form (AED 1000). This fee must be paid prior to consideration of the application; Two certified copies of official transcripts from all Colleges or universities attended (the applicant must arrange for these to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar and Dean of Enrollment); and An official copy of the applicant’s IELTS certificate or equivalent. Final decisions concerning a student's acceptance into the program rests with the MPA Admissions Committee. [-]

2-year Master in Finance and Accounting

Kozminski University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

The MSc program prepares students for active careers in international, multicultural business environment. [+]

Masters in Accounting and Finance. The Master's in Finance and Accounting program is designed in close cooperation with practitioners - representatives of companies and financial institutions. It Delivers in-depth specialized knowledge and develops skills of analyzing complex business problems through combining financial and accounting information with knowledge from other areas. Students will get knowledge about advanced financial tools and techniques and develop skills of their application through workshops and real life case studies. Through the program students will be able to develop data gathering and analyses skills, communication skills and ability to use IT tools effectively. If you want to know more about our Finance and Accounting program, we've got a great opportunity for you! The coordinator of the F&A program, Dr Pawel Mielcarz (PhD) is organizing a series of webinars aimed at answering the questions of the prospective students regarding the contents of the program. To join the web-conference please send a request to webinar@kozminski.edu.pl and you will receive a link to access the meeting. Of course you can share it with everyone interested in starting Finance and Accounting degree at Kozminski University. Feel free to join and ask questions, we’ll be there for you! The dates (Central-European Time) of the webinars are given below. 02/24/2016 – 3.30 pm 03/16/2016 – 5.15 pm 04/07/2016 – 5.00 pm 05/10/2016 – 3.00 pm 06/03/2016 – 3.00 pm 06/30/2016 – 4.00 pm 07/15/2016 – 4.00 pm 07/26/2016 – 4.00 pm 08/08/2016 – 4.00 pm 08/22/2016 – 4.00 pm 09/05/2016 – 4.00 pm 09/19/2016 – 4.00 pm Check our Double Degree Master in Finance and Accounting with the University of Porto! http://www.kozminski.edu.pl/porto/ The program of MSc studies is addressed to candidates who bind their professional future with accounting in the broad sense and selected discipline of finance, in which they want to specialize. Knowledge, skills and attitudes offered by the program enable effective functioning both in disciplines connected and not connected with business, during work for somebody and by oneself. AVAILABLE SPECIALIZATIONS: - Corporate Finance - Corporate Reporting and Accounting - International Anti-Money Laundering WHAT YOU CAN GAIN FROM YOUR STUDIES: - Advanced knowledge of financial management, investment, and banking, based on case studies and active learning. - Skill improvement with analysis, investment planning, financial problem solving, and consulting. - Hands-on knowledge of global accounting standards and practices. - Skills in consulting, effective communication, and work as part of international teams. - Economic mechanisms at the micro- and macro- economic level - Proper functioning of an enterprise and financial institutions in a free market economy - Assessment of the current and future financial conditions of an organization - Market position and business entities - Laws and their relation to business practice - Professional and ethical standards used in solving problems in finance and accounting - Principles and accounting standards, both in domestic and foreign and international accounting operations - Preparing and interpreting financial statements and formulating useful conclusions based on them - Design of efficient accounting systems, assessing the effectiveness of the accounting systems used in a variety of entities - Implement ways to improve the financial condition of each entity, its restructuring and rehabilitation - Making the right choice out of the most favorable sources of financing - Identify risks in business, its measurement and management CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES - WHOM YOU CAN BECOME: - A specialist in finance, financial analyst, or manager in organizations dealing with financial services (banks, insurers, mutual funds, broker services), international corporations or the public sector. - A controller, an accountant, an auditor, or an accounting specialist in a related field (professions that have proven to be resistant to the financial crisis). The program prepares its participants for work in both the private and public sectors. - A specialist in any department of a company related to finance and accounting - A specialist in Anti-Money Laundering and compliance departments of international banks Fees Tuition per semester: 8900 PLN (full time), 7100 PLN (part time) Admission fee: 750 PLN paid in full ADMISSION DEADLINE: EU citizens 15 September, non-EU citizens 1 August. [-]

Master in Finance

East London University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 South Africa East London

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. [+]

In the era of new business, the formula for success demands more than clicking through spreadsheets or grabbing headlines from stock-market tickers. Here at the East London University, our greatest insights are born from a hands-on understanding of how finance can improve people's lives. We invite you to roll up your sleeves — and get down to business. This Postgraduate Master program will prepare you for a position in the Finance field (Analyst, Quant, Risk Management, etc.). The Master in Finance affords up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance, including geopolitics, behavioral finance, risk governance, and Islamic finance. The master will also equip you with a practical and applied knowledge, as well as the additional values you will need to succeed as a financier. The master combines the academic rigor of the analysis tools with the experience of seasoned professionals. Our immersive, MS in Finance program will equip you with the foundational skills to: Identify, evaluate, and implement capital budgeting processes to maximize shareholder value Assess financial risk and proficiency, especially when future payoffs are uncertain Understand and implement asset allocation strategies and risk management procedures Leverage cutting-edge finance techniques and the resources that support them Program objectives This full-time program will put you to work with real world group projects and hands-on assignments revolving around the following 3 areas of expertise.: Financial modeling (including capital budgeting, basic statistics, and forecasting) Financial accounting and the principles underlying financial accounting and use of accounting information for decision-making Financial Markets: financial derivative securities covering options, forwards, futures, and OTC derivatives Program This 2-year Postgraduate Master’s Degree grants 120 ECTS credits distributed in 4 semesters of 15 weeks each: 96 mandatory ECTS credits (including 18 ECTS credits granted upon completion of a mandatory professional internship and 12 ECTS credits for the Master’s Thesis at the end of the program) and 24 elective ECTS credits chosen a catalog of 48 elective ECTS total. Students will have to decide between 2 minors: Financial Accounting: provides students with a thorough understanding of corporate financial accounting and reporting. This information is widely used in making investment decisions, corporate and managerial performance assessment, and valuation of firms. Students perform economics-based analysis of accounting information from the viewpoint of the users of accounting information (senior managers) rather than the preparer (the accountant). Financial Markets: gives students ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles to understand the functioning of securities, options, forwards, futures, OTC derivatives as well as insurance, and banking industries. In addition to finance courses, students have the option to prepare for CFA Charter Level I, a highly respected international qualification within the finance industry. Curriculum Semesters 1 & 2 Financial Accounting Corporate finance Financial statement analysis Macro economy Financial markets Mandatory internship Semester 3 Fixed income Investment Theory Microeconomics Financial Accounting Minor Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flow and Principles of Accrual Accounting Financial Statement Analysis Financial Markets Minor Stock Market, Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions Insurance and banking industries - Risk and Financial Crises Semester 4 Financial statistics Quantitative financial economics International finance Financial Accounting Minor Time Value of Money, Long-Term Debt and Deferred Taxes Investments, Business Combinations and Financial Decision-Making Financial Markets Minor Options Markets Exchanges, Brokers, Dealers, Clearinghouses Master thesis Thesis Our world-class faculty members don't just teach traditional finance. They challenge you to use creativity, critical thinking, and ethical leadership to make organizations better. Understand the macro challenges that impact our world at the micro level. We invite you to join us. Technological advances and economic and political events have greatly influenced the financial industry in recent years. As the marketplace becomes increasingly complex, financial managers and analysts need an in-depth understanding of how to maximize global diversification of financial portfolios, shareholder value, and return on financial assets while managing the risk exposure to interest rate, exchange rate, and commodity fluctuation. A master’s degree in finance can help equip you with the skills you need to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. [-]

Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Campus Full time Part time 16 months September 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur + 1 more

This programme of Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis is designed to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you with knowledge and skills required in this field. [+]

Masters in Accounting and Finance. Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis This programme of Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis is designed to provide a progressive, challenging and stimulating framework of study that will equip you with knowledge and skills required in this field. With the corporate financial scandals of the 1990s and the economic crisis that looms today, forensic accountants are becoming more and more vital for ensuring that financial transactions are done legally and ethically. Thus, forensic accounting and fraud investigation is one of the fastest growing areas of accounting, and there is an increasing global demand for specialists with forensic accounting knowledge and skills. Admission Requirements Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field but for CGPA below 2.75; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have 5 years working experience in relevant field. Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience. Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 6.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above. Who should attend This progamme is ideal for any fresh graduate interested in pursuing a career in the dynamic and growing field of forensic accounting and fraud examination as well as those accountants and auditors who wish to pursue or enhance their career as forensic accountants. This programme integrates the accounting, auditing and investigative skills used to yield analysis and results suitable for use by the courts as the basis for resolution. The Benefits of This Programme On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to : Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the concepts, principles of forensic accounting theory, familiar with the legal framework of forensic accounting services and understand the roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountant. Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical issues in the practice of accounting by incorporating appropriate professional codes of conduct and social responsibility. Conduct successful investigations and communicate effectively in writing and orally both in and out of the courtroom with respect to a variety of criminal and civil financial matters. Develop a mindset of professional scepticism, using critical thinking and creative approaches to complex problem solving. Gather and analyze quantitative and non-quantitative evidence, plan and conduct a research project in a professional and ethical manner which requires familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies. Create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with developing the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations. Programme Modules & Project / Dissertation The modules of this programme will provide the knowledge and analytical skill to identify and apply the law, the rules of procedure and evidence and ethics that relate to forensic accounting. Core Modules Optional Modules* Quantitative Methods For Decision Making Managerial Finance Management Accounting for Decision Making Management Control and Audit Financial Accounting and Reporting Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Forensic Accounting Engagement Financial Statement Fraud Accounting Information Systems Research Methodology Dissertation OR Anti-Money Laundering Cybercrime and Investigation Criminology & Legal Framework Project Paper/Case Study Dissertation Training in research methods, through the Research Methodology Module, in addition to close supervision, will encourage you to develop your research skills so that you can complete your dissertation or project paper efficiently. The dissertation helps you to develop the kind of skills you will need for work in a variety of careers, as well as to develop your specific ability to research and analyse academic problems. The research will enable you to exercise critical judgment and demonstrate professionalism and compliance to ethical standards. The main purpose of this dissertation/project undertaking is to allow you to explore your area of interest such as fraud examination, litigation consulting or expert witnessing and to apply the right approach or methodology and again to arrive at the rightful solutions that best suit or solve the problems at hands. You will be expected to deal with your chosen topic in a competent and scholarly manner, and to display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others. Dual Degree Award: APU, Malaysia & Staffordshire University, UK [-]

Master in Accounting and Finance: Business Administration

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme produces experts in accounting data, planning management control systems, setting out finance strategies and auditing business risk. [+]

This graduate programme produces experts in accounting data, planning management control systems, setting out finance strategies and auditing business risk. It offers any necessary effective grounding in order to operate within companies and local authorities in positions related to corporate accounting, finance and management control. The Business Administration curriculum is fully taught in English. This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities. - Double Degree with Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris-Europe (France). At the end of their study programme students can be awarded with a double degree : Laurea Magistrale in Amministrazione, finanza e controllo of Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia and Master in Management of ESCP-Europe. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Restricted. Places available are 270 (180 for the Administrative Consultancy curriculum and 90 for the Business Administration curriculum). Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation. Moreover, certified knowledge of the English language at least at B2 level is required. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. Occupational profiles This Second Cycle Degree Programme offers any necessary effective grounding to operate within companies and local authorities, holding positions related to corporate accounting and finance including management control. Furthermore, graduates may be employed at consulting companies and work on a self-employed basis. [-]

Master of Management: International Accounting and Finance

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Canada Windsor

Investing in your education with the Master of Management - International Accounting and Finance, will provide you with thorough business knowledge that will serve as a foundation throughout your career. [+]

Masters in Accounting and Finance. Program Overview Investing in your education with the Master of Management - International Accounting and Finance, will provide you with thorough business knowledge that will serve as a foundation throughout your career. This program will help you to become a professional and leader in the international business world. The course based Master of Management - International Accounting and Financing will prepare you for a leadership position within the accounting or nance industry in Canada or abroad. You will study and live in Canada for 16 months. This program includes 12 prescribed courses completed over 4 academic terms. The International Accounting and Finance specialization has two intakes (September and January). In addition to your academic studies, students also participate in the Master of Management Employment Program. Facilitated jointly by the Odette Career and Placement Services and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education, the program guides students towards the development of their Career Portfolio and builds the skills necessary to obtain employment upon graduation. Intakes: September and January Course offerings The Master of Management classes will be conducted over four terms with students taking three courses at a time. Here is a list of tentative prescribed course offerings: Accounting Concepts and Techniques Finance in a Global Perspective Managing Employees Marketing International Business Quantitative Studies International Financial Reporting International Financial Management Business Strategy Consolidated Financial Statements Accounting Systems Control & Auditing Corporate Governance All Master of Management students participate in a Business Communications Workshop on campus during their first term of coursework. This is a valuable opportunity to develop communication and presentation skills in preparation for your graduate classes and professional life. The workshop is mandatory and will not interfere with class time. Students who take the Business Communication Workshop receive a certificate of successful completion. Prior to the start of the academic program, you may be required to attend six weeks (July-August or October-November) of intensive English language training known as the English and Academic Program Preparation (EAPP). Admission requirements Four-year bachelor-level degree (or equivalent) in an acceptable discipline from an academic institution approved by the University of Windsor The equivalent of a 70% average or higher in undergraduate studies (when converted to University of Windsor standards) Demonstrated English proficiency by meeting or exceeding 7.0 score in the IELTS test or a TOEFL-ibt score of 100 Two supportive letters of reference (at least one from an academic source) on official letterhead Enrollment is limited. Preference will be given to candidates who exceed the above minimum requirements. *English programs are available for those who require additional language training prior to entry into the academic program or have received lower than the required score. Other Admission requirements Other application details that will need to be completed are: Completed application form Application fee (payable at the time of application) Statement of Purpose describing your intent to study (approximately one page in length) Current Resume [-]

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF)

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

Economics and Finance is an exclusive master programme aimed at providing an excellent academic background and a practical sense of today's financial markets and international economy. [+]

Course Objectives and Structure Economics and Finance is an exclusive master programme aimed at providing an excellent academic background and a practical sense of today's financial markets and international economy. The Master degree in Economics and Finance is a genuinely multidisciplinary programme, offering a well-balanced set of courses in economics and finance supported by several quantitative courses. Graduates of this master course will receive advanced training on quantitative methodologies and tools suitable to interpret and analyze the economic and financial phenomena and to operate directly on financial markets or in international economic institutions. The study program is designed to provide the students with solid background through the development of topics of economic theory, analysis of international financial markets and the theory of decision making under uncertainty. It includes study of financial markets from both the point of view of international law, history and economics. The first year establishes the capabilities in statistics, mathematics and computational techniques necessary for the analysis of financial data and economic time series. The second year of the master program is organized in two curricula. The first, Financial Economics, is dedicated to the training of economists capable of operating at international institutions or central government level in both the financial and economic sphere. The second curriculum, named Quantitative Finance, is aimed at preparing financial specialists capable of operating in the areas of pricing of derivatives, portfolio management, risk management and control in the financial sector. Entry Requirements The successful candidate of the Master program in Economics and Finance should have adequate knowledge of mathematics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and statistics at undergraduate level. Applicants have to submit their curriculum vitae, the transcript of exams and academic career, a motivation letter. Candidates can optionally ask their advisors to provide a presentation letter. Applicants satisfying the entry requirements will be asked for a telematic interview aimed at substantive verification of their background, their motivations and their fluency in English. Career Prospects The master course in Economics and Finance aims at forming the following professional profiles. "Analyst and financial adviser": the professionals included in this category make suggestions for investment and give technical advice to managers on which they depend functionally; assist the management of financial investments through the economic and financial analysis of market data; propose predictive models of economics, financial times series and provide guidance for the calibration of theoretical models using market data. They operate in the office of financial management of banks, investment firms, investment funds, banks, financial intermediaries, research and financial statement purposes. They also work as private consultants. "Operator of financial markets and financial intermediary": the figures included in this category act directly or on behalf of their company in the financial markets or as brokerage agents, also assist the company in the interaction with the regulatory authorities in the markets thanks to a thorough knowledge of the rules that govern them. They operate in the office of financial management of banks, investment firms, investment funds, banks, financial intermediaries, research and financial statement purposes. "Manager or Director of the departments of finance, financial institutions or international economic institutions". The occupations included in this category exercise managerial functions of high responsibility in private and public companies with an international vocation, in finance, risk management and credit. Skills: baggage of theoretical knowledge of economic-legal type for the management of economic institutions and private companies or in banking and financial institutions operating in international contexts. They operate private or public companies in industry and services to businesses, banks and similar institutions, and international and governmental institutions. "Professionals in the management of programs and projects of international development": the occupations included in this category contribute to the formulation, management, monitoring, reporting of programs and projects of business development and market expansion within the international arena. They operate private or public companies of industry, trade, business services, banks and similar institutions, and international and governmental institutions. Study Plan Courses common to both curricula: I YEAR Advanced Macroeconomics Advanced Microeconomics Data Mining and Computational Statistics Financial Investments International Economic Law Mathematical Methods and Modeling Risk Assessment and Management Time Series Analysis II YEAR Decision Theory and Behavioural Economics Financial Markets and Financial Crises: A Historical Approach Total number of common CFU : 66 Curriculum: Financial Economics II YEAR Asset pricing Financial Contracts Money and Finance Curriculum: Quantitative Finance II YEAR Numerical and Statistical Methods for Finance Portfolio Optimization Risk Theory Total number of CFU at the end of each curriculum: 84 Students must earn 12 CFU for elective activities. and 3 CFU by selecting an Internship/Stage. The preparation of the finanl disseration consists of 21 CFU which completes the 180 CFU. [-]

Master of Accounting

Iowa State University College of Business
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2017 USA Ames

The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. [+]

Masters in Accounting and Finance. The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. Graduates comply with the Iowa Standards for Certification upon passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Applicants to the program should have a strong academic record. Requirements for admission will generally be: GPA above a 3.25 (junior/senior GPA will be considered if better than overall) Grades of no worse than a B in all required accounting courses. Completed at least four upper division accounting courses, including Acct 387 Demonstrate strong professional communication skills through the required essays GMAT score of at least 50th percentile* GMAT writing of at least 4.5* Additional factors that will be considered are: Professional work experience including internships Leadership experience Strong references from professional work experience and faculty Convincing rationale for pursuing the degree Our Master of Accounting faculty are respected nationally and have been making a difference as editors and co-editors of the top journals in their areas of expertise. Our accounting faculty host annual training conferences for continuing education credits and provide external consulting. These external experiences provide a link for our students from the classroom to the real-world practice. This program is designed for undergraduate accounting majors. Applicants that do not have an undergraduate accounting degree will generally have to meet the same admission requirements. If you do not have an accounting degree, you will not be admitted until you have met the required prerequisites. Have more questions, please contact busgrad@iastate.edu *Applicants are generally required to complete a GMAT exam. If an applicant from Iowa State University has an undergraduate GPA in the accounting major over 3.25 in both overall GPA and at least four upper level accounting classes, and no grade lower than a B in any accounting class, the GMAT requirement will be waived. ... [-]

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Part time 6 months January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. [+]

It is well documented that many key economies on the African continent are growing in leaps and ​bounds, yet the positive impact on development and progress in civil society is not fully realised. T​he role that journalism plays in society and democracy cannot be underestimated. The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. This interactive and hands-on program aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of media professionals to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress. Bloomberg has collaborated with a consortium of pre-eminent journalism schools and top business schools across three key African markets to deliver a highly innovative, integrated and practical world-class executive training program that is firmly rooted in African market realities. Delegates will receive copies of “The Bloomberg Way”, a guide for reporters and editors written by Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News. During the six-month program, delegates will also be granted a free subscription to the Bloomberg Professional Service. This subscription will give delegates free access to the world-class analytics, key industry data, market moving news and analysis that the Bloomberg Professional Service provides​. Who should apply? This program has been developed primarily for mid-career journalists, financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism, government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and finance portfolios, and development practitioners and civil society professionals with a interest in African development and financial and economic data. Program Structure The BMIA Executive Training Program is structured ​for part-time study, enabling working professionals to apply new knowledge and skills they acquire back into their work environments in real time. The 19-day program spans a period of six months and includes four compulsory study blocks. Each study block ​takes place over three to five full lecture days. The Executive Training is being offered in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Program Content Seven modules built around three key themes: Business and Finance Policy Financial Journalism Production All of the modules will incorporate material about the ethical issues and social impacts of business and financial journalism. Program Modules The Media Landscape Economics Accounting and Finance Financial Journalism Public Policy and Regulation Capital Markets Data Analysis and Interpretation [-]

Master in Accounting and Audit (académique)

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg

The academic Master programme in Accounting and Audit has been developed in partnership with leading academics and practitioners. The programme offers scientifically based in-depth knowledge of all specialist areas that are relevant to the field of accounting and auditing, without neglecting the practical relevance of the teaching content or the preparation of candidates for the job market. [+]

Masters in Accounting and Finance. The academic Master programme in Accounting and Audit has been developed in partnership with leading academics and practitioners. The programme offers scientifically based in-depth knowledge of all specialist areas that are relevant to the field of accounting and auditing, without neglecting the practical relevance of the teaching content or the preparation of candidates for the job market. Students completing the degree course acquire the expertise to solve practical problems on a scientifically sound basis. To become a statutory auditor in the European Union and a réviseur d’entreprises in Luxembourg candidates attain university entrance and achieve theoretical knowledge of subjects relevant to statutory audit and the ability to apply such knowledge in practice. Candidates aiming to obtain the professional qualification of réviseur d’entreprises will comprehensively have completed the theoretical stage of their training on a high academic level when they graduate. Auditors play a role in society as a whole. Therefore, a responsible approach in this profession is of great importance. The Master's foundations for working responsibly are already laid as part of the degree course. The teaching provided must offer a balance of theoretical, research and practical aspects in training auditors. Stringent requirements in terms of the comprehensive development of the required social skills are paramount and knowledge must be conveyed in the core specialist subjects of accounting and auditing as well as the supplementary specialist subjects (law, IT and computer systems, business studies and economics, corporate finance, mathematics and statistics) with the following structure: Basic knowledge: students know basic definitions and can express the prevailing opinion. Comprehension: students are able to order their knowledge and present it systematically as well as recognise problems. Application: students are able to apply the knowledge they have gained and prepare their own calculations and interpretation. They are able to assess individual cases appropriately and evaluate the findings. Analysis: students are able to recognise complex problems and analyse these on the basis of the experience they have gained. Synthesis: students are able to intervene in processes with corrective measures, develop new procedures and propose improvements. This also includes the ability to present their own performance adequately and develop it towards finding a solution. Evaluation: students are able to make a judgement, contemplate comparisons and draw accurate conclusions. They are also able to make forecasts and justify their statements. Contemporary teaching and learning arrangements are applied: The course does not therefore stop at pure knowledge transfer, but promotes independent problem solving, reflection, evaluation, analysis and the synthesis of specialist areas. Individual and high-quality support of students by lecturers is very important on this course. This is partly ensured by the low intake number of only 25 students per batch. Faculty is composed of Academics from the University of Luxembourg, in particular from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, and from abroad. Professionals from Luxembourg and abroad (accountants, auditors, lawyers etc.) Why study Accounting and Audit at Uni.lu? The low intake number of only 25 students per batch enables students to participate in discussions. Courses do not therefore stop at pure knowledge transfer, but promote independent problem solving, reflection, and evaluation. In addition, it guarantees an excellent support by the academic director and the administration. The business environment of the programme is unique. Luxembourg plays a sophisticated key role in the world financial system: the country’s fund administration sector is the second largest worldwide, the private banking sector is the largest in Eurozone, and is ranked sixth in the world. This provides students with a wide range of excellent opportunities to apply their gained academic knowledge directly into practice. The programme offers an exquisite combination of research based seminars and courses hold by experienced professionals coming directly from the business and financial sector: in 2012 and 2013 leading managers from Deloitte and Ernst & Young provide students with insights from today’s business challenges. In the Accounting and Audit degree course at the University of Luxembourg, scientific and applied training do not therefore conflict, but complement each other. Both the content and the composition possess a strong international orientation: Academics come from top universities located in the U.S. Germany, France, and other European Countries. Students who started in 2012 come from Luxembourg, Italy, Sweden, Greece e.g. Career opportunities This Master's programme offers advantages in terms of subsequently starting a professional or academic career, mainly because many relevant companies and important organisations are based in Luxembourg. Leading international accounting, auditing and tax firms maintain key branches in Luxembourg. The Master in Accounting and Audit offers graduates direct opportunities for an international research career. Graduates will be qualified for careers in various sectors: Accounting firms Tax advisers Consultancy companies Industrial companies Banks and insurance companies in the field of external/internal accounting and/or the financial management of the relevant company European Court of Auditors National courts of auditors Financial administration Academia Semester 1 & 2 During the first two semesters, students acquire basic knowledge, comprehension and application skills in accounting and auditing.These are the core specialist subjects.Students are expected to transfer the knowledge acquired in accounting and auditing and their method expertise in the form of dissertations (e.g., seminar projects). These need to be completed regularly throughout the entire duration of the course. Additionally, basic knowledge, comprehension and application skills are conveyed in the first two semesters of the studies regarding the supplementary specialist subjects.These are mathematics, statistics, corporate finance and law. Semester 3 & 4 During the semesters 3 and 4, specialist and detailed knowledge in the core specialist areas of accounting and auditing is conveyed and analysis, synthesis and evaluation are promoted. Courses are offered in the supplementary specialist subjects of IT and computer systems, business studies and economics. The culmination and conclusion of this stage of the studies is the Master thesis. Target group Students who wish to specialise in the field of accounting and auditing and aim for a career in finance or accounting/auditing or the financial management of companies. Students with a first degree in business studies, economics, law or mathematics who wish to obtain the professional qualification of réviseur d’entreprises. The Master offers optimum preparation for this professional qualification, as the teaching content required by the legislator for the theoretical part of the training is comprehensively implemented. In addition, the formation complémentaire des réviseurs d’entreprises is integrated. Students who want to become an auditor in another EU member state. The Master's programme provides optimum preparation for the professional aptitude test (often also called “audit exam”) in the relevant member state. Students who intend to pursue a career in research in the field of accounting and auditing, as the Master attaches particular importance to research-based education and therefore provides optimum preparation for a subsequent doctorate. Entry requirements First degree qualifying for working in the fields of business studies, economics, law, and mathematics (e.g., Bachelor, diploma or Staatsexamen) corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS, or completed equivalent, recognised level of education corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS. Proof of excellent written and oral English language skills (B2) is also required. As part of the application process for the Master’s degree course in Accounting and Audit, all applicants have to complete an entrance examination [-]