Accounting and Finance - Master's Programme (One Year)
The MSc in Accounting and Finance is apt for students interested in careers across a wide range of organisations and sectors in the fields of business, consulting and finance. It also provides a substantial preparation for academic research in accounting or finance.
Accounting, corporate finance, and management control are closely related parts of the broader accounting and finance field. They all lie at the intersection where business strategy, processes, and information combine and represent critical functions in organizations to ensure that decisions, processes, and behaviours are consistent with corporate objectives and that strategies are related to performance.
The programme structure is flexible in that much of the course work consists of elective courses. This allows participants to design a preferred specialization within the broader area of accounting and corporate finance. All participants begin with common core courses that enhance essential capabilities covering, for example, strategic management accounting, the theory and practice of financial accounting, analyzing financial statements, and valuing companies. Remaining course work consists of elective courses in accounting, corporate finance, and management control.
A career in corporate finance, financial accounting, financial analysis, internal auditing and control, management control, treasury management, and related professions requires an advanced level of understanding of the theories and practices of accounting and finance. The programme meets this need and is founded on the idea that learning is fruitful when applied in practical decision contexts. Strong emphasis is put on training participants’ abilities to discerningly and critically apply their knowledge in decision situations, and the programme makes intensive use of applications-oriented pedagogics, as well as challenging, team-based projects, cases, and experiments.
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.
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 course combinations.
More information can be found at http://lusem.lu.se/study/masters/programmes/accounting-finance
Programme coordinator: master [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se or +46 46 222 78 04
An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 90 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, and organisational studies). A major in corporate finance, financial accounting, financial management, or management accounting on the undergraduate level is preferred.
At least 5 ECTS in financial accounting. At least 5 ECTS in corporate finance. At least 15 ECTS in one of the following fields: corporate finance, financial accounting, financial management, or management accounting. English 6/English course B.
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.
Start Autumn semester 2019
daytime Lund, full time 100%
August 28, 2019 - June 7, 2020
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.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a CV and a statement of purpose when you apply for this programme. See the School of Economics and Management website for further instructions.
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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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 120 000
First payment: SEK 60 000
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
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.
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.
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.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance