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The Accounting section of the Amsterdam Business School is a nationally and internationally recognized centre of high quality education and research. The section is involved in research and teaching in a broad range of areas including financial accounting, management accounting and control, auditing, accountability and sustainability, and accounting information systems.

Faculty and staff members

The section’s faculty and staff members teach in the university’s bachelor's, master's and executive programmes and publish regularly in top tier academic and professional journals. The section fosters its ties with the academic accounting community and with the profession, the business community and society as a whole. Many faculty and staff members are engaged in ancillary activities and several members hold part time positions outside the university.


The section is responsible for courses in all areas of accounting and adjacent fields, such as corporate law and information systems, in one of the largest undergraduate programs of the university: the BSc Economics and Business. In addition, it offers its own master programme, the MSc Accountancy & Control. This MSc programme has an annual intake of about 250 students, of which around 25 percent international students and another 25 percent enrolled in a Dutch language part-time track for working young professionals. The section is also involved in teaching and coordinating the post-master ”Registeraccountant” (RA)-programme (the Dutch CPA-qualification) and the Executive Master in Finance and Control, which leads to the Dutch qualification of “Registercontroller” (RC). Section members also teach in other executive programmes such as the MBA and MIF (Master in International Finance), and in the Amsterdam Business School’s tailor-made corporate programmes. More information about the section’s teaching.


The section is home to a team of ambitious young researchers as well as some leading senior academics. The research group is very diverse in terms of background, research interests and methodological approaches but members share a commitment to producing high quality, innovative research that is relevant to business and society. Faculty members have published in major accounting journals such as Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, European Accounting Review and Management Accounting Research, as well as in journals from adjacent research fields, such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, MIT Sloan Management Review and Strategic Management Journal. Several faculty members hold editorial positions at top-tier journals. Click here for more information about the section’s research.

The Accounting section’s Chair is Prof. Jan Bouwens