Accountancy and Control: Control (track)

The Master (MSc) Accountancy & Control programme of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) has a strong international emphasis. The programme is designed to prepare students for financial positions, not only in auditing and consultancy, but also in industry, banking or government. The programme consists of an Accountancy track and a Control track.

The Control track of the Accountancy and Control Master’s programme is concerned with financial information and decision making in the management of organisations. It provides you with the broad range of skills, the in-depth knowledge and the international expertise that you will need as a controller or financial professional in the business world or the public sector.

  • Prepare for a career in a financial function;
  • develop your financial expertise by acquiring both conceptual knowledge of and technical skills in Accountancy and Control;
  • follow our multidisciplinary programme and qualify for top-level post-master programmes.

One Master's, two tracks

The Master's in Accountancy & Control offers two top-level academic specialisation tracks:

Both tracks offer a common knowledge base in Accountancy and Control, as well as in-depth specialised courses and subject matter.


After successful completion of this programme, you will receive an accredited Master’s degree in Accountancy and Control and the title Master of Science (MSc).

The Amsterdam Business School

The Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and teachers. The UvA, placed 57th in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, is a challenging environment where critical thinking and an independent and inquisitive mind can roam free. Thanks to a diverse influx of students and an active network of international alumni, you’ll be able to share memories with other ABS graduates for years to come.

Rankings and reputation

  • 57th in world and 1 st in Netherlands (QS World University Rankings 2016-2017);
  • 42 nd worldwide in the Faculty Area Rankings for Social Sciences and Management (QS World University Rankings 2014-2015);
  • 63th and 2nd in the Netherlands (Times Higher Education rankings 2016-2017);
  • member of LERU (League of European Research Universities), an exclusive network of renowned research universities;
  • member of Universitas 21, a network of 27 leading research-intensive universities in 17 countries;
  • the Amsterdam Business School holds the prestigious EQUIS accreditation (European Foundation for Management Development);
  • the Amsterdam Business School is granted Cedeo certification for 2014-2017;
  • the Amsterdam Business School holds the prestigious Triple Crown status (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited).

Part-time programmes

The Amsterdam Business School also offers the MSc in Accountancy & Control as a part-time programme which is aimed at those who wish to obtain an MSc title alongside their job. The programme is taught in Dutch and all lectures and seminars take place solely on Fridays. Please refer to the links below for information on the part-time programmes (in Dutch only).

Accountancy in deeltijd

Control in deeltijd

Degree programme
MSc Accountancy and Control
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
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