During the Master's in Accountancy and Control you combine academic insight with practical relevance and a strong international focus.
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:
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.
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.
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?
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?
|Common courses||Accountancy track||Control track|
|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|
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.
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.