Accounting and Financial Management

University of Gothenburg

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
8302 EUR/year
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The Accounting and Financial Management programme of the University of Gothenburg includes rigorous exploration of financial accounting, management accounting, and financial management. Faculty active in research, practice, and policy setting, will equip you to produce and analyze high quality information to guide organizations in investment decisions, planning, and funding activities.



Accounting and financial management are crucial for the economy’s efficiency. Strong competences in both accounting and financial management are needed to understand the interplay of the financial processes under constantly changing circumstances in today’s increasingly complex society.

The Accounting and Financial Management programme of the University of Gothenburg stands out by providing these competences, built upon a strong research base in sustainability aspects. Knowledge of both accounting and financial management, with a strong foundation in sustainability, equips you with a skillset in high demand and prepares you for qualified work within the fields of accounting and financial management.

A uniquely balanced programme with a strong sustainability profile

The program is balanced between the subjects management accounting, financial accounting, and financial management. Management accounting courses focus on the design and use of management control systems from both a strategic and business process perspective, and they incorporate state-of-the-art information technology solutions for performance management, decision-making, planning, and control. Financial accounting courses involve measurement and disclosure issues facing enterprises in their financial reporting, and the impact of these issues on financial statement users. Financial reporting as a communicative tool is also covered. Financial management courses focus on long-term decision making with respect to investments, financing, and risk management, and the role of markets, information, and incentives are taken into account.

Through lectures and work-assignments, you will develop your skills in oral and written communication, analytical problem solving, project management and teamwork, and information searches. You can specialize within the field of accounting and financial management or broaden your skills with elective courses from other programmes.

Opportunities for interaction and engagement

Throughout the programme, you will have opportunities to relate theoretical knowledge to contemporary developments in surrounding society. We frequently have guest lectures, some of which provide an organizational perspective and open discussions on how theory can relate to unique situations, and others that address the background, trends, and general developments in the field. You will engage in case assignments and develop the ability to analyze actual practices of organizations and the interaction with theory. Contemporary developments in sustainability and digitalization affect current accounting and financial management practices, and our programme continuously scrutinizes these ongoing challenges and interactions, and provides you opportunities to engage with them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Accounting and Financial Management
  • Management Accounting, Strategy, and Control
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Financial Accounting
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Applied Corporate Finance
  • Research in Accounting and Financial Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university
  • English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test
  • A minimum of 60 credits of courses in business administration and 30 credits in economics, or 60 credits in economics and 30 credits in business administration, with a specialization in accounting or finance/financial management, and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8302 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16605 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Full programme cost: 168,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students


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