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Control track

How can information help organisations to reach their goals? This is the core question you will learn how to answer in the Control track. This track is one of 2 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 track 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. 

Track-specific courses

  • Corporate Financial Management

    This course offers you a blend of lectures, case discussions and hands-on exercise sessions to enhance your understanding of corporate finance and corporate valuation. Topics we cover during the course include: net present value, cost of capital, DCF valuation methodology, economic profit, multiples, financial modelling and capital structure. We will apply valuation techniques to a variety of practical contexts such as M&A, restructuring and project finance.

  • Management Accounting

    This course will prepare you for a job in management Accounting/Control by highlighting the practical application of advanced management accounting concepts and techniques. In the lectures we will explain and discuss a selection of Management Accounting topics in depth using real-life case examples. All meetings are predominantly interactive and you are expected to individually work on your fundamental knowledge base in order to enter the lectures and seminars well prepared.

Get the Accountancy and Control interactive course schedule

Real-life case: how productive is a manager?

MSc Accountancy and Control, Control case, Amsterdam Business School, UvA

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?

Accountancy or Control?

Accountancy is one of the 2 tracks you can opt for in our MSc Accountancy and Control. If you are more interested in Accountancy, then read the info on this track.

Read more about the Accountancy track

Check out the MSc Accountancy and Control programme