Accountancy and Controlling, M.Sc. | University of Groningen | Groningen, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

Accountancy and Controlling

12 months
16201 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The MSc Accountancy and Controlling at University of Groningen emphasizes the importance of high-quality information. In today's world, such information is crucial for all kinds of decisions. 


For instance, shareholders have to decide whether to continue their investment in particular companies, and managers need to decide which strategy to follow for their company to remain successful. These and other decisions require relevant, reliable, and timely information. In your Master’s programme, you will learn how to design information systems that produce such information, and how to assess the quality of existing systems.

The emphasis will be on the future role of auditors and controllers in society. Therefore, much attention will be paid to the opportunities and threats which arise due to innovations in information technology. 

Job prospects

  • Your Accountancy and Controlling programme from University of Groningen is a good basis for many positions in both the private and the public sectors, including the positions of auditor and controller (sometimes called management accountant). Also becoming a consultant in related areas is an option.
  • Many auditors start their career at one of the Big Four auditing firms: KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY. Auditors examine a company’s information systems and test the reliability of these systems by conducting random sample checks and data analyses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accountancy: Advanced Accounting Information Systems
  • Accountancy: Auditing Theory
  • Accountancy: Financial Accounting Theory
  • Accountancy: IT in Control 
  • Accountancy: Research in Accounting and Control 
  • Accountancy: Strategic & Organizational Design
  • Controlling: Advanced Accounting Information Systems 
  • Controlling: Management Accounting Techniques

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

  • A GMAT/GRE test is required from all candidates who obtained their bachelor's degree from a university in a non-EU/EEA country. 
  • IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16201 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16201 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Groningen

750 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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