How can information help organisations reach their goals? This is the core question you will learn how to answer in the Control track. This track is one of 2 tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Accountancy & Control.
Controlling ensures the integrity of processes, procedures and information systems, and provides timely, meaningful and understandable financial information and analysis. Controllers assist everyone in working together in their respective roles efficiently to provide accurate and fresh financial data and analysis in a form everyone can understand.
A good controller anticipates the information needs of management and provides timely financial data, analysis and recommendations. And lets management know about all the important financial aspects surrounding the business.
The Control track emphasises the role that information plays in the management of organisations, focusing on both departments and people. Control is therefore about managing organisations: how to make sure the organisation reaches its goals.
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Apart from the 6 general courses of the full programme, you will follow 3 track-specific courses.
This course focuses on the role of controllers in managing costs, revenues and value. Topics that will be covered include short and long term cost management, customer profitability and innovation.
This course offers you a blend of lectures, case discussions and hands-on exercise sessions to enhance your understanding of corporate finance and corporate valuation.
Apply your knowledge to solve complex business issues in the area of control. Together with your fellow students, you will work on cases that a company struggles with. For example, cost reduction, investments decisions and using big data in decision making.
In modern economies, most people work in service organisations. But how do you measure the productivity and efficiency of for example a manager or consultant? Or the contributions of a researcher in developing a new medicine? And if it's difficult to measure their output, how do you manage these professionals?
Examples of relevant issues that could be discussed in your classroom.
I liked that I could choose specialised modules which would equip me with the skills and knowledge demanded by the workforce in the future.Chandralekha Thanabalan Read Chandralekha's full review
Graduates of the Master's programme in Accountancy and Control/Control track have excellent job prospects for positions as:
|Degree programme||MSc Accountancy and Control|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|