Accounting and Finance - Master's Programme (One Year)
Master's programme · 1 year · 60 credits
The Master’s in Accounting and Finance is a one year, full-time programme, preparing you for a career in financial or professional services.
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.
Our programme provides a strong theoretical grounding provided by our research-based faculty. The programme is also highly applied, requiring a significant amount of independent study and preparation is required for being successful as a student. We make intensive use of challenging, team-based assignments and cases that focus attention on business and the role of corporate finance and management accounting in a strategic management setting. The programme will deepen your analytical thinking and your problem-solving skills, as well as enhance your teamwork skills and your practical corporate finance or management accounting and performance management skills. And you will study together with students from all over the world.
One programme – two specialisations
When applying to this programme, you select either the specialisation in Corporate Finance or the specialisation in Accounting and Management Control.
The specialisation in Corporate Finance is an advanced, challenging, and intensive programme designed for students with an undergraduate major in corporate finance, finance, or financial management.
The specialisation in Accounting and Management Control is an advanced and rigorous program that caters to students who are aiming for leadership roles in financial management and control.
International Master Class
Students with exceptional study results during the first semester at this programme, may compete for seats at the International Master Class (IMC) programme. An International Master Class is a highly competitive opportunity to go on an exchange semester after finishing your Master’s studies at LUSEM
The programme provides a strong foundation for top financial management roles such as CFO or finance director, as well as for positions such as financial or business controller, financial or business analyst, financial or treasury manager, finance business partner, and other accounting and finance functions.
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Email: master [at] fek [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
Programme specific requirements: An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 90 ECTS in business administration, which must include a course in corporate finance/financial management and a course in financial accounting.
Additional requirements for the specialisation in Corporate Finance: in addition to the programme specific admission requirements, the specialisation in Corporate Finance requires 15 credits in corporate finance/finance/financial management and a course in econometrics or statistics.
Additional requirements for the specialisation in Accounting and management control: in addition to the programme specific admission requirements, the specialisation in Accounting and management control requires 15 credits in financial accounting or managerial accounting.
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.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
Start Autumn Semester 2023
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
23 August 2023 - 2 June 2024
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 that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- 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 the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- 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 (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is 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. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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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. 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.
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 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/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.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.
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.