M.Sc. On Campus

Accountancy and Control

University of Amsterdam

12 months
17295 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Accountancy and Control programme of the University of Amsterdam prepares you for a career in accountancy or financial management. The programme offers you a challenging combination of academic training and the application of international financial and reporting standards to complex real-life business cases.


Top-5 reasons to study Accountancy and Control at Amsterdam Business School

Learn from the experts

  • Our researchers and lecturers are international experts, so your education benefits from constant exploration of the field. Discuss and reflect on the latest and most advanced key concepts techniques. Examine the practice of accounting and control through relevant case studies. Key courses include International Financial Reporting, Incentives & Control and Data Analytics for Accountants. 

Specialise in your field of interest

  • Our programme offers 2 tracks. With your track of choice you have the option to really focus on the courses that are relevant to your future career. On what financial information should companies rely to make important strategic decisions? This is the core question you will learn how to answer in the Accountancy track. And how can information help organisations to reach their goals? This is the core question you will learn how to answer in the Control track.

Connect with the industry

  • Combine your studies with a thesis internship at one of the large and internationally operating audit firms or corporates in Amsterdam.

Full-range programme towards a professional qualification 

  • This Master is your 1st step in completing the route to becoming a registered accountant or certified controller.  We also offer a pre-Master’s programme for both undergraduate and academic degree students that do not meet the entrance requirements yet. Completion can grant you access to the Post Master Accountancy (to become a Register Accountant), and the Executive Master of Finance and Control programme that leads to the qualification of Certified Controller (Register Controller). Because our MSc programme is accredited by ACCA and the IMA it provides you the perfect preparation for the professional qualification of accountant or controller: you are eligible for exemptions for up to 7 papers towards the international ACCA accreditation.

Earn an internationally recognised MSc title

  • Earning your MSc at Amsterdam Business School means that you will have studied at one of the best business schools in the world. We belong to the 1% of business schools worldwide to be Triple Crown accredited. We are part of the University of Amsterdam, one of the few Dutch universities ranked in the global top 100 of QS Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. See what students say about studying in Amsterdam!

Practical relevance and an international perspective

In the Accountancy and Control programme of the University of Amsterdam, you will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to start your career in accountancy or control. You will learn about crucial topics such as international financial reporting standards, incentives & performance measurement, and judgment & decision making.

Career prospects

After graduation you will be ready for a successful career as:

  • auditor
  • finance manager
  • business controller
  • financial analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Incentives and Control
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Data Analytics & Professional Skills
  • Accountability & Risk Management
  • Financial Accounting Research
  • Auditing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor's degree in Business or Economics, with a focus on Accountancy and/or Control. The following courses should be included in the Bachelor’s degree: Management Accounting (intermediate level), Financial Accounting (intermediate level), Finance (introductory level), Quantitative research methods (intermediate level)
  • In your application, you have to verify your English proficiency. You can do this by providing English proficiency test scores
  • If you want to be considered for this Master’s programme, you need to provide a GMAT or GRE score report as part of your application
  • Upload a motivation letter and show personal initiative

Tuition Fee

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    2168 EUR/year
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Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
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