Master's Programme in Accounting

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics

Program Description

Master's Programme in Accounting

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics

Master's Programme in Accounting, 120 ECTS

This program is given by Umeå School of Business and Economics. The goal of this program is to provide students with managerial and analytical skills and an understanding of the rules and standards governing conduct in accounting and auditing. The program 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 program is offered in English. Level of Education: Second degree studies.

Program Outline

All courses are studied in sequence and not parallell. This means that you study one course at a time full time for five weeks then you have an exam and then the next course starts. There are four courses each semester. If you are used to a parallell system this might sound like very few courses but the expected workload for one semester is at least 40 hours per week in this system of sequencial studies.

Studies Abroad

At Umeå School of Business and Economics, internationalisation 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.

International exchange is an important component of student life at Umeå School of Business and Economics. Our 70 partner universities around the world send students to Umeå every year, and about 45 % of our business school graduates have spent one or two semesters abroad as part of their curricula.

Career Opportunities

The program 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.

Admission Requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible to apply to our Master's programs 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:

•90 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 a internationally recognized test of English proficiency.

Specific requirements

90 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 eligibled 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 25, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
180,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Umeå
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 180,000 SEK
Tuition fee; first instalment:SEK 45000