MSc in Accounting and Management Control

The Master’s Programme in Accounting and Management Control targets students who want to work as financial accountants or controllers. Students interested in auditing are also given the opportunity to elect courses in this field.

Two different tracks - Management Control and Auditing

When applying to this programme you elect either the Management Control Track or the Auditing Track. You must submit a Statement of Purpose in your application package in which you select which track you are applying to.

Students following this programme will obtain advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in financial accounting, management accounting and management control as well as in auditing at an advanced level. The programme offers high quality teaching informed by theoretical and empirical research and taught primarily by research-active staff. The taught part of the programme is allocated 45 credits and the remaining 15 credits is dedicated to the degree project, a thesis, which should represent an original piece of research and writing.

The Lund Learning Model

The School of Economics and Management adopts a stu­dent-centred approach to teaching and learning. The aim is to increase students’ capacity for advanced problem solving, resulting in better decision-making abilities. Our courses are based on state-of-the-art research in each particular field, and we encourage students to improve their skills in terms of both critical thinking and practical application.

Career prospects

There is a broad and extensive labour market in the areas that are at the core of this programme, and after graduation you will be able to work both nationally and internationally in fields such as financial accounting, auditing, public sector accounting, consultancy, internal audit and corporate finance depending on the elected track.

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Programme quick facts

Duration: 1 year, full time, 60 credits
Arrival Day: 19 August 2014
Study period: 1 Sep 2014 – 5 June 2015
Degree awarded: MSc, 60 credits

Class profile 2012/13

494 applicants: 43 enrolled
Age range: 22-37
Male/female: 57% / 43%
10 nationalities

Programme contact details

Programme Directors
Professor Anne Loft
Per Magnus Andersson, PhD

Master's Programme Coordinator
Martin Andersson