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Master Program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Finance

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    MSc programs: 150 000 SEK / year
    Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

  • Last Updated

    15 November 2019

The MSc in Accounting, Valuation and Financial Management is designed to prepare students for careers such as financial analyst, business controller, chief financial officer (CFO), investment banker, consultant and auditor.

As a graduate from this program you will have a deep understanding of how financial and non-financial controls can be integrated and used for steering purposes in multinational companies, how large companies report to external share- and stakeholders and how those evaluate the financial and non-financial performance of companies in for example valuation settings.

Key topics include financial reporting principles, business control, capital budgeting, financial analysis and corporate valuation. In all these courses you will take an analytical and international perspective. For example, in the financial reporting core courses you will focus on the main concepts and principles that lie behind most international accounting standards such as IFRS. Consequently, the insights you get in the program remain valuable also when concrete financial standards change. SSE sees accounting as a language you need to understand in order to properly analyze and understand a business corporation.

As a top level program with a relatively low number of students, SSE can offer an intimate and creative learning environment. SSE's faculty (all active researchers) is engaged in pedagogical development and intrigued by the learning journey of the students. The program is thoughtfully designed to encompass a variety of pedagogical methods such as lectures, group work, case teaching and a high degree of real-world examples. With close connections to the business community SSE is also able to have frequent guest lectures by top management of multinational firms.

Application requirements

1. Bachelor's degree

Should contain at least 90 ECTS in Business Administration (including up to 30 ECTS in Economics), with a minimum of 20 ECTS in Accounting and Finance. ​

2. GMAT or GRE test result

- GMAT (total score) of 600 or more

- GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more​

Applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree from a Swedish university are not required to submit GMAT/GRE test scores.

3. Proof of proficiency in English

We accept the following options as proof of your proficiency in English:

- IELTS Academic score at least 7 

- TOEFL iBT total score at least 100

- English as native language

- Bachelor’s degree from a program conducted completely in English

- Qualifications “English B/6” from Swedish upper secondary school

4. Motivation & supporting attachments

  • Letter of motivation answering a question why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate.
  • Brief CV with your recent achievements
  • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered.
  • References are not required, but we give a possibility to submit them. Only contact details of your referees are needed from your side.

Successful students of the MSc Program in Accounting, Valuation and Financial Management tend to have at least four courses in Accounting and Finance and a strong academic record.

Application timeline

October 1 - application opens

November 15 - early application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start assessing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the decision from us by the end of December. 

January 15 - application deadline. Your complete application should be submitted by this date. This is also the last date to sit all the tests. 

March 16 - notification regarding the results of the selection.

More information can be found here!


Visit the Master Program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management page on the Stockholm School of Economics website for more details!

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