M.Sc. On Campus

Control (Accountancy and Control)

12 months
17750 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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How can information help organisations to reach their goals? This is the core question you will learn how to answer in the Control (Accountancy and Control) programme of the University of Amsterdam. This track is one of the two tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Accountancy & Control.


Help organisations reach their goals

Controlling ensures the integrity of processes, procedures and information systems, and provides timely, meaningful and understandable financial information and analysis. Controllers assist everyone in working together in their respective roles efficiently to provide accurate and fresh financial data and analysis in a form everyone can understand.

A good controller anticipates the information needs of management and provides timely financial data, analysis and recommendations. And lets management know about all the important financial aspects surrounding the business.

The Control (Accountancy and Control) programme of the University of Amsterdam emphasises the role that information plays in the management of organisations, focusing on both departments and people. Control is therefore about managing organisations: how to make sure the organisation reaches its goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Incentives and Control
  • International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Data Analytics & Professional Skills
  • Accountability & Risk Management
  • Strategic Value Management
  • Research Seminar Accountancy & Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you want to apply for this Master’s programme, you need to hold 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)
  • English language proficiency
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • A motivation letter

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17750 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 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.


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