Accountancy and Control: Control

MSc Accountancy and Control
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
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The Master of Science in Accountancy & Control is an intensive, selective programme, ensuring a high standard of academic education. It has a strong international focus with respect to content, academic staff and student population. 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.

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This track focuses on the role of accounting information in organisations'financial management. How can financial and non-financial information be used to influence decision-making among managers and employees? The courses in this track aim to combine academic rigour and practical relevance through a multidisciplinary perspective using insights from economics, psychology and organisation theory.
Completion of the track qualifies students for admission to the Executive Master of Finance and Control (EMFC) programme given by the Amsterdam Business School (in Dutch only).

Graduates of the Master's programme in Control who have at least two years relevant work experience are also eligible to apply for the international Executive Master of Finance and Control (iEMFC) programme (taught in English, admission restrictions apply).

Accountancy & Control at the UvA

The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) specialises in providing students with the broad range of skills, in-depth knowledge and international expertise they will need in the business world and the public sector. One of the five research programmes at the Amsterdam Business School (ABS) is dedicated to Accounting, and students in the MSc in Accountancy & Control benefit from learning in an environment where developments in the field are constantly being explored.

The Accounting research programme is strongly multidisciplinary, and examines both the theoretical and social importance of accounting and accountability in a wide range of organisational contexts. The ABS's researchers are international experts and it has a thriving English-taught PhD programme, providing excellent opportunities for students who wish to go on to doctoral studies following their MSc.

Degree certificate

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

Accountancy & Control as a part-time programme (in Dutch only)

Refer to the link below for information on the part-time programme.

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