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Accountancy and Control

Accountancy and Control

Our 1-year MSc Accountancy and Control prepares you for a career in accountancy or financial management. The programme offers you a challenging combination of academic training and the application of international financial and reporting standards to complex real-life business cases. You will develop your intellectual skills, professional knowledge and gain the latest insights to take with you to your first employer.

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Top-5 reasons to study Accountancy and Control at Amsterdam Business School

  • 1. Learn from the experts

    Our researchers and lecturers are international experts, so your education benefits from constant exploration of the field. Discuss and reflect on the latest and most advanced key concepts techniques. Examine the practice of accounting and control through relevant case studies.

    Key courses include:

    • International Financial Reporting;
    • Incentives & Control;
    • Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation;
    • Data Analytics for Accountants;
    • Judgment & Decision Making for Accountants.

    Read more about the study programme and our teaching

  • 4. Full-range programme towards a professional qualification

    This Master is your 1st step in completing the route to becoming a registered accountant or certified controller:

    • We also offer a pre-Master’s programme for both undergraduate and academic degree students that do not meet the entrance requirements yet.
    • Completion will grant you direct access to the Post Master Accountancy (to become a Register Accountant), and the Executive Master of Finance and Control programme that leads to the qualification of Certified Controller (Register Controller).

    Because our MSc programme is accredited by ACCA and the IMA it provides you the perfect preparation for the professional qualification of accountant or controller: you are eligible for exemptions for up to 7 papers towards the international ACCA accreditation.

    Read more about our post-Masters and your career options

  • 5. Earn an internationally recognised Msc title

    Earning your MSc at Amsterdam Business School means that you will have studied at one of the best business schools in the world. We belong to the 1% of business schools worldwide to be Triple Crown accredited. We are part of the University of Amsterdam, one of the few Dutch universities ranked in the global top 100 of QS Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

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Career prospects

After graduation you will be ready for a successful career as:

  • auditor;
  • finance manager;
  • business controller;
  • financial analyst.
Average time to find a job after graduation: 3 months
Average starting salary: €2,800 gross

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Is the Master Accountancy and Control for you?

Working in the field accountancy and control is about much more than crunching numbers. In today's world you will often be part of a team, requiring you to co-operate and communicate with other people.

You need analysing- and problem-solving skills to interpret financial figures, a broad insight in the organisation’s processes, a ‘feel for the business’ and a commercial mind.

Check out the entry requirements

Accountancy and Control
Degree programme MSc Accountancy and Control
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60900