Master's Programme in Accounting, 120 ECTS

The goal of this programme is to provide students with managerial and analytical skills and an understanding of the rules and standards governing conduct in accounting and auditing. The programme offers a thorough grounding in management accounting, financial accounting, auditing, financial statement analysis, and valuation. During the elective periods, students can expand their field of interest by studying in such areas as corporate governance or tax law. With the exception of some elective courses, the programme is offered in English. Level of education second-degree studies

Studies Abroad and internship

At Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), internationalization is given high priority. There are plenty of opportunities to go abroad to study. The environment at the business school is also increasingly international with both students and teachers with an international background.

As a student at one of the Master's programmes at USBE you can apply for one semester studies abroad at one of our 70 partner universities. It is also possible to find a company and do an internship for 2 months some where in the world.

Career Opportunities

The programme is suitable, for example, for students wishing to work in audit firms, in the accounting/finance departments in companies as well as in government departments. Its international orientation provides good preconditions for working abroad and in international corporations.

Student satisfaction

Umeå University is in the top in Europe on factors related to student satisfaction according to the last year results from the International Student Barometer Here you will among other things be part of a buddy group that will introduce you to Swedish activities.

AACSB Accredited

USBE is an internationally accredited business school under AACSB. We are among the 5% of Business Schools in the world with this accreditation focusing on quality management.

Admission Requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible to apply to our Master's programmes here at USBE you need a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business Administration 180 ECTS (three years of full-time study), which should include:

•75 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration.

Subjects can be defined differently in different countries. Examples of courses that we consider to be part of the subject of Business Administration are Accounting, Finance, Controlling, Management, Marketing, Logistics and Entrepreneurship.

Language skills required

Students are required to have special eligibility in English equal to English B from Swedish gymnasium. This is usually shown with an internationally recognized test of English proficiency.

Specific requirements

75 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration including at least 15 ECTS Accounting (financial accounting, financial statement analysis or management accounting) as well as 7.5 ECTS in Finance

Selection criteria and Notification of Admission Status

Admission is granted on a competitive basis. The selection criteria are the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) result.

If you have no GMAT test result you are still eligible to apply for the program but will be ranked after applicants with a GMAT result and according to the number of academic credits you have.

The city of Umeå

With 115 000 inhabitants (out of which 30 000 are students) Umeå provides an opportunity to gain high quality education as well as a good time. The city is large enough to have lots of activities but small enough to reach most things of interest by bike. It is also one of the cities in Sweden with the lowest crime rate.

One thing that attracts a lot of students is the sports center IKSU (the largest in northern Europe with 5000 visitors per day!!!!) with activities ranging from gym, various group training and swimming to different ball games including football, basketball, floorball, squash, badminton and indoor beach volleyball.

Beautiful clean nature within a short distance from the city.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 10, 2019
This course is Campus based
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2 years
180,000 SEK
Tuition fee; first instalment:SEK 45000
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