Master in Accounting and Management Control ISCTE Business School – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
The new syllabus of the MSc in Accounting and Management Control is aimed at students who intend to assume in the future a relevant role in the financial and accounting area, within the scope of management and business functions (eg, financial director (CFO), financial and/or investment consultant/analyst, controller, certified accountant, auditor and statutory auditor). The current economic environment is extremely volatile and demanding, and it is essential to have highly qualified staff capable of preparing and reporting financial and non-financial information to support decision-making, based on models and methodologies that enable the creation of long-term value. In this sense, this Master provides significant and up-to-date skills in Accounting and Management Control, as well as in the spheres of auditing and assurance, risk and taxation, also integrating sustainability and governance issues associated with business management. This aggregated, modernized and comprehensive vision of Accounting, supported by the understanding of numbers and their organizational role, is an important competitive advantage to enhance a successful professional career in national and multinational companies.
MSc in Master in Accounting and Management Control, is adapted to the growing globalization of the market, which requires from Accounting professionals a social and moral responsibility that allows them to :
i) recognize, measure and disclose the main economic and financial events;
ii) understand and train financial statement preparers, investors, creditors and other stakeholders to respond to the challenges of analysis, decision-making and value creation.
Boosting a successful career, this master provides significant and up-to-date skills, aimed at strengthening the academic/employer relationship, training professionals and executives for the international and national markets who are capable of critically analyzing the information reported by companies.
The current economic and financial environment, characterized by increasing globalization and competition, requires highly qualified accounting professionals.
As Accounting is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and dynamic scientific area in its control and reporting of the sustainability of financial resources, the current Masters includes the analysis of relevant content for external investors, for internal decision-makers, for bodies that qualify as public entities, for reviewers accounts and market regulators, among other agents. It covers matters related to accounting (eg, application of national and international regulations and practices), strategy (eg, performance and management control systems), sustainability (eg, ethics and social responsibility), taxation (eg, tax planning), auditing and assurance (eg, standards, risk and internal control), financial analysis (eg, interpretation of financial statements), and data analysis (eg, data analytics for accounting), as a result of the complexity of economic operations and the diversity of mechanisms regulation and control over the business activity.
The contents that integrate the MSc in Accounting and Management Control aim at acquiring distinctive skills that make it possible to create value in any environment. Specifically, technical and scientific knowledge is provided that prepare students not only to assume important positions in global and complex organizations but also to continue advanced studies and research in the area, as well as to access Professional Orders related to the exercise of the activity of Accounting.
- 100% were employed within 3 months of the end of the Programme;
- 22% work outside of their country of origin;
- The former MSc in Accounting has an employment rate of 100% up to 12 months after completion of the Programme.
- The sectors most represented in the recruit of masters’ graduates are the Consulting & Audit, Health & Pharmaceutical Services, Banking, and Insurance. In this range of sectors, some of the major recruiters are PwC, Deloitte and Brisa;
- 98% IBS Employability Rate;
- 98% of Iscte Business School 2nd cycle graduates are in professions adjusted / appropriate to the level of qualifications;
- Employers are overall very satisfied with ISCTE-IUL graduates: 2nd cycle - 4.6 (scale 1 to 5).