On what financial information should companies rely to make important strategic decisions? This is the core question you will learn how to answer in the Accountancy track. This track is one of 2 tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Accountancy and Control.
Accounting obtains the information necessary to make important financial decisions at a high level. Company executives will look at several different financial reports to see what is going right for the company, what needs work, and if they are on track to make a profit.
Using this information, executives will decide what areas to put emphasis on in the future and where to allocate extra money in their budget. Accountants also audit and give oversight to internal issues like fraud and unauthorised spending, and are skilled in saving companies money while also staying in compliance with federal regulations.
In the Accountancy track you learn to analyse information needed for reporting purposes of organisations. We place key emphasis on studying the rules, procedures and systems that are needed.
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Apart from the 6 general courses of the full programme, you will follow 3 track-specific courses.
The main objective of this course is to provide you with a thorough introduction into academic research on financial accounting and reporting to get a better understanding of the financial reporting environment.
In this course you will learn about the role and of the auditor in society. We will cover various topics, such as the expectation gap, auditor independence, the audit risk model, the audit process, audit quality and fraudulent reporting, auditor oversight and regulation, as well as current developments in the market for audit services.
Apply your knowledge to solve complex business issues in the area of accountancy. Together with your fellow students, you will work on cases that an audit firm or company struggles with, such as the implementation of new accounting standards or the use of data analytics and process mining to improve an audit.
|Degree programme||MSc Accountancy and Control|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|