All business enterprises, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations rely on accounting systems to produce essential information for management, control, informing external investors and for accountability. Such systems operate in complex settings involving both institutions and markets. The MSc Accounting & Control prepares students to embark on a career as preparer, user, or auditor of accounting information. By considering the technical aspects of accounting in relation to the institutional setting, in relation with ongoing developments in information technology and in the light of relevant academic research, students will learn to consider issues in accounting and control at an advanced academic level. Throughout the programme, students are encouraged to reflect on issues of responsibility for accounting information, including integrity, ethics and compliance.
The Master’s programme in Accounting and Control is offered in a full-time and a part-time version. The two versions are identical in terms of learning outcomes, course content and assessment, but may differ with respect to the scheduling and teaching formats. This is the study guide for the full-time programme. A separate study guide is available for the part-time programme.The information in this study guide is organized as follows: under ‘General Information’ you will find information about the programme as a whole. The other sections provide information about the various components (course) of the programme.
The MSc Accounting and Control is a one year full-time programme, taught in English, and consists of 60 EC. In addition, an Accounting and Control Part-time programme is offered as well.