Accounting and Control, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
12 months
16830 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Are you looking to fast-track your way to a career in accounting? Whether you’re on our full-time one-year programme or our two-year part-time programme, this Accounting and Control MSc programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is the way to get there.


From an accounting perspective, you’ll look at the financial information required to run any organisation, and the information flow needed for managers to make business decisions. And of course control is a key element here: you’ll learn how to use monitoring and reporting to make sure that organisations are governable and performing in the right way. The Accounting and Control programme is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Because accounting touches every part of any business, the programme will prepare you for many different roles – from controller or external/internal auditor to tax inspector or banking supervisor. Whichever path you choose, you’ll need to know how to put your accounting skills to good use professionally, responsibly and ethically.

Entering the job market

Around 50% of programme graduates start their career in one of the Big Four or other audit firms. Some of these continue a career in auditing, while others use their audit experience to become business controllers at corporations, smaller companies or government institutions.  

Many other students embark on a career in controlling right from the start. Roles at the Dutch Central Bank or tax authorities are also often filled by our graduates. And some graduates even go into financial journalism or work in the non-profit sector.


AACSB Accredited

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Data Analytics for Accounting and Control
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Corporate Law
  • Management Control
  • Advanced Auditing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to gain admission to our Master’s programme, you need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. Your degree should be in economics, business or related disciplines. 
  • Apart from general academic and research skills, the programme should include quantitative research methods (statistics) of at least an intermediate level.  We are not necessarily looking for students who have specialized in accounting, but we do expect that you have a solid grounding in the discipline. 
  • This means that your programme must include a significant element (as an indication, at least 40-45 EC) of accounting and finance with much of it at least at intermediate level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16830 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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