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Accounting and Finance - Master's Programme (One Year)

Master's programme1 year60 credits
Deepen your understanding about the capital markets and the financing decisions that businesses and organisations need to make, and explore how accounting and reporting decisions affect markets and companies with the MSc in Accounting and Finance. This programme will boost your professional career, delivering a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas of accounting and corporate finance.

When applying to this programme you select one of two specialisations: 

  • Accounting and Management Control
  • Corporate Financial Management

An accounting and finance background is an excellent springboard for a career in the top echelons of industry, and the target audience of the programme consists of students who are aiming for a career as, for example, financial analysts or investment bankers, in internal audit, assurance, or management consultancy, or as chief financial officers, controllers, treasurers, or in other financial-management functions.

The MSc in Accounting and Finance will provide you with an insight to the finance industry with strong links to the theories and practices of accounting or corporate finance depending on your chosen specialisation. If you choose to specialise in accounting and management control, you will gain a deep understanding of how international companies control and evaluate performance, design incentives and allocate resources to facilitate innovation and value-creation, reach business goals and report financial information to shareholders and stakeholders. If you instead specialise in corporate financial management, you will learn the theories, concepts and skills necessary to analyse corporate performance and corporate restructurings, firm value and credit worthiness, and how to finance and manage the risk of ventures, be they start-ups or incumbent firms.

Throughout the programme you have the opportunity to apply your learning to practical examples and simulations with case studies, projects, team work and live presentations. Lectures are given by academics with extensive teaching, research and consultancy experience, and you will work with graduates from a range of countries and backgrounds for a challenging and rewarding learning experience. 

Given the high level of academic performance expected from participants, a significant amount of independent study and preparation is required for successful completion of the programme.

Career prospects

Graduates from the Master's programme in Accounting and Finance will typically pursue a career in accounting, financial services, financial management, or related sectors of the economy requiring an in-depth understanding of accounting and finance.

The career opportunities are broad and extensive in the areas that are at the core of this programme. After graduation you will be able to work both nationally and internationally as, for example, a financial analyst or investment banker, in internal audit, assurance, management consultancy, or as a chief financial officer (CFO), controller, treasurer, or other financial-management functions depending on your elected specialisation.

More information can be found at http://lusem.lu.se/study/masters/programmes/accounting-finance

The next application period opens mid-October 2017

Get ready to apply for the autumn 2018 programme - check the entry requirements and how to apply instructions!

Contact

Lund University School of Economics and Management, LUSEM
Tycho Brahes väg 1, 223 63 Lund
Box 7080, 220 07 Lund

Contact programme coordinator: master [at] fek.lu.se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS in business administration, or equivalent knowledge obtained through courses in related fields (for example, courses in accounting, business, commerce, corporate finance, international business, management, management science, marketing, or organisational studies), and at least one completed introductory course in each of accounting and corporate finance, and at least 15 ECTS in financial accounting, management accounting and control, and/or corporate finance on the intermediate or advanced undergraduate level (This requirement applies to courses over and above introductory-level courses.), and at least one course in ecometrics or statistics, covering cross-sectional and7or panel regression analysis. English 6/English course B.

Selection criteria

Based on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 23, 2017 - June 3, 2018

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a CV and a statement of purpose when you apply to this programme. For instructions on these documents, please see the School of Economics and Management website.

We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score may strengthen your application to this particular programme. GMAT code, School of Economics and Management, Lund University: 8VR-PL-07. Lund University does not have a GRE code. You are welcome to submit a certified copy of your GRE test result directly to University Admissions in Sweden.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 120 000

First payment: SEK 60 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations