Master's Programme in Accounting

Full Time

Master's Programme in Accounting

Umea University
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    1st year fees
  • 120
  • Campus
  • Masters
  • 2 year


The first year the focus is partly on developing the knowledge in accounting and partly on broadening the knowledge through the choice of elective courses. During the first semester the focus is on developing the knowledge in accounting and the teaching covers financial statement analysis, valuation, performance measurement, the financial reporting in publicly traded companies and auditing. A solid theoretical and practical foundation in auditing is provided.

The teaching focuses on international financial reporting and auditing standards meaning it is relevant for international students. Ethical issues and sustainability issues, relevant for decision making and reporting, are also stressed at the program.

You also have the opportunity to choose elective courses among which internship is one.

During the second year you are given the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in one other area in the field of business administration. This year also includes a research method module and a module in current trends in business administration research. You will develop your writing, analysis and research skills through writing a master's thesis. During this year it is also possible to study abroad one semester.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business 

The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68) and academic credits

Courses Units

You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

The programme is suitable for you who are aiming to pursue a career in accounting and auditing. You learn to understand companies and to use financial information to develop their operations. You also get a good understanding of the rules and standards governing the conduct of accounting and auditing. Sustainability and internationalization is an integral part of the educational environment.

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