The MSc in Accounting 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.
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
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
Successful students of the MSc Program in Accounting and Financial Management tend to have at least four courses in Accounting and Finance and a strong academic record.
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 15 - notification regarding the results of the selection.
More information can be found here!