Accounting and Financial Management

University of Gothenburg

24 months
7911 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Gothenburg includes rigorous exploration of financial accounting, management accounting, and financial management. 


Learning from faculty active in research, practice, and policy setting, you will be equipped to produce and analyse high quality information to guide organizations in investment decisions, planning, performance evaluation, restructurings, and funding activities. 

We emphasize interaction between theory and practice and contemporary development within digitalization and sustainability.

About the Programme

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 at 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.

After Graduation

Graduates of the programme receive a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Accounting and Financial Management.

Our first graduating class reports a high rate of employment offers by the time of graduation. They work in places such as financial advisory firms, accounting firms, and corporate finance functions in positions such as controller, auditor, and financial analyst.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS. The level of English must be equivalent to English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.  

The applicant s university education must include 

  • 60 credits of Business Administration and 30 credits Economics or 60 credits of Economics and 30 credits Business Administration, and 
  • a specialization in Accounting or Finance/Financial Management, and 
  • a minimum of 15 credits in Statistics, or 7.5 hec in Statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7911 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15822 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 166 000 SEK
  • Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.


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