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One Master's programme, two tracks

During the Master's in Accountancy and Control you combine academic insight with practical relevance and a strong international focus.

Specialise in your field of choice

The programme consists of a general part for all students and a specific part where you follow courses related to the specialisation track of your choice:

  • Accountancy track: if you seek a career in a financial function, as an auditor or a financial professional in business or in not-for-profit organisations.
  • Control track: if you seek a career in enabling financial information and decision-making in the management of organisations as a controller or financial professional in business or the public sector.

Download MSc Accountancy and Control factsheet

Top corporate guest lecturers

The programme consists of core courses, seminars and a master thesis. The core courses help you get acquainted with a wide range of topics. A number of them is hosted by top corporate representatives, making the connection between theory and practice.

Intensive seminars

During seminars you are expected to write and present papers on real-life business cases, present aspects of the literature and discuss ideas with fellow students. The seminars will give you the background you need to write your Master's thesis.

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Real-live cases

Accountancy: how are revenues in telecom defined?
Sales revenue is crucial for stakeholders to understand performance. But revenues are not easily defined in case of long-term customer relationships. So how should a telecom firm account for up-front payment for a two-year cellphone plan? Treatment according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is changing. Does this change influence firm valuation?

Expect group presentations, assignments and challenging Harvard business cases to discuss and sink your teeth into.

Control: how productive is a manager?
In modern economies, most people work in service organisations. But how do you measure the productivity and efficiency of for example a manager or consultant? Or the contributions of a researcher in developing a new medicine? And if it's difficult to measure their output, how do you manage these professionals?

Courses

Common courses Accountancy track Control track
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Internal Control & Risk Management
  • International Financial Reporting Standards 1
  • Management Control
  • Research Seminar Accountancy & Control
  • Sustainability, Accountability & Ethics
  • Master's thesis
  • Assurance 
  • Financial Accounting Research 
  • International Financial Reporting Standards 2

 

  • Corporate Finanacial Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Management Control Research


 

 

After graduation (optional) Become a chartered accountant Become a registered controller
  More about Post-Master's Accountancy More about Executive Master's Finance and Control

 

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"Other universities tend to overemphasize either the practical or academic side of teaching. This programme offers the perfect balance between both."

Teaching

Expect a variety of teaching methods such as case studies, group presentations, exercises and individual work. We strongly encourage interaction and require active participation. Supporting you actively in developing a questioning attitude.

Learn from the experts

Our researchers and lecturers are international experts. And we have a full research programme dedicated to accounting and control. So your education benefits from constant exploration of the field.  You will discuss and reflect on research, and examine the practice of accounting and control through case studies. This way you learn the latest and most advanced techniques, practices and insights.

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