The study programme in Business Economics - Accoutancy at Ghent University studies the financial reporting process in organisations. On the one hand, financial reporting aims to inform investors, shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and the government about the organisation’s performance. Important aspects are the liquidity, solvability and profitability of the organisation. That communication occurs, to a considerable extent, via the annual report. On the other hand, the financial reporting system provides management with indispensable information that allows them to make accurate policy decisions. This discipline studies that last aspect within the Management Control course, while other courses investigate financial reporting based on international reporting standards (IAS/IFRS) and check the reliability (auditing) of financial reporting. Specific attention is paid to scientific research methods within the field of accountancy. Finally, supervised work sessions aim to integrate scientific research and questions that are relevant to the job. Several courses use a problem-driven methodology in which students analyse and work out specific case studies in small groups.
The largest outlet for Business Economics graduates is the business world. We find graduates in every possible position within companies and social profit organisations. Most graduates start their career in the discipline that they choose in the master’s programme. After a few years this often shifts. Some graduates are given greater responsibilities within the original field and become a Marketing Manager or Financial Director. Others expand their career within a different functional field or are promoted to general management posts. The broad orientation of the programme makes such career moves easier. A significant number of graduates choose what is called an economic profession: accountant, corporate consultant, fiscal advisor, registered accountant, etc. These professions can be practised as an employee or as a self-employed person. Finally, we also find Business Economics graduates in banks, insurance companies, government services and services close to the government. Some examples of jobs in which Business Economics graduates start: auditor, cost price expert (controller), financial director, financial consultant (IPOs, company acquisitions), marketing manager and market researcher.
- Management Control
- International Financial Reporting Standards
- Research Methods in Accounting
- International Standards on Auditing
- Accounting in Practice
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The course is open to students with a least a bachelor degree.
- The programme consists of three learning trajectories. These trajectories should be present in the candidates’ educational background in order to be eligible for the master programme: economics and business economics trajectory (microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, marketing, etc), quantitative trajectory (mathematics), methodological trajectory (statistics, econometrics, research methods).
- Admission can only be granted after an individual application procedure. The Study Programme Committee will make the final decision whether to accept the application or not. It can be decided that students need to follow an individual master programme.
International6540 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6540 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA1092 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1092 EUR per year during 12 months.
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