MSc Accountancy and ControllingUniversity of Groningen
MSc Accountancy and Controlling
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MSc Accountancy and Controlling
The MSc Accountancy and Controlling emphasizes the importance of high-quality information. In today's world, such information is crucial for all kinds of decisions. For instance, shareholders have to decide whether to continue their investment in particular companies, and managers need to decide which strategy to follow for their company to remain successful. These and other decisions require relevant, reliable, and timely information. In your Master’s program, you will learn how to design information systems that produce such information, and how to assess the quality of existing systems.
The emphasis will be on the future role of auditors and controllers in society. Therefore, much attention will be paid to the opportunities and threats which arise due to innovations in information technology. Similarly, the current trend of reporting about sustainability issues, and its implications for information systems, will receive ample attention. Of course, also more traditional topics, such as ways to detect fraud, will be discussed at length. Many graduates further specialise by obtaining a professional qualification and/or following an executive master program.
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previous education - To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in the field of Business Economics or Business Administration with a specialisation in Accountancy & Controlling; the content of the program has to meet specific requirements; for instance, it needs to include courses in Auditing and Accounting information systems (or Internal Control).
certified competences - A GMAT/GRE test is required from all candidates who obtained their bachelor's degree from a university in a non-EU/EEA country.
- Both GMAT and GRE are now being offered by mba.com and ETS as an online option to take from home worldwide. Please check their websites for more information.
language test- IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (overall score 176, Speaking 169, Writing 176).
- ETS is offering the TOEFL tests as an online option to take from home worldwide. Please check their website for more information.
previous education- To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in the field of Business Economics or Business Administration with a specialisation in Accountancy & Controlling; the contents of the program has to meet specific requirements; for instance, it needs to include courses in Auditing and Accounting information systems (or Internal Control).
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- Accountancy: Auditing Theory
- Accountancy: Data-driven Control
- Accountancy: Financial Accounting Theory
- Accountancy: IT in Control
- Accountancy: Research in Accounting and Control
- Accountancy: Strategic & Organizational Design
- Controlling: Data-driven Control
- Controlling: IT in Control
- Controlling: Management Accounting Change
- Controlling: Management Accounting Techniques
- Controlling: Research in Accounting and Control
- Controlling: Strategic & Organizational Design
- Accountancy: Auditing Research
- Accountancy: Corporate Reporting
- Accountancy: Master's Thesis Accountancy
- Controlling: Master's Thesis Controlling
- Controlling: Research in Management Control
- Controlling: Value-Based Management
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- Tuition fees for EU/EEA Students: € 2,314 per year
- Tuition fees for Non-EU/EEA Students: € 17,800 per year
Credits: 60 ECTS
MSc in Accountancy and Controlling
Many auditors start their career at one of the Big Four auditing firms: KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY. Auditors examine a company's information systems and test the reliability of these systems by conducting random sample checks and data analyses. To become an auditor, you usually need an additional qualification as a Chartered Certified Accountant.
- Management accountant
- Financial manager
- Consultant in the domain of financial management / information systems
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University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...
Why study at University of Groningen
We're a Top 100 University
Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.
Our groundbreaking research
As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.
400 years of reputation
The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.
Vibrant Student Life
While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.
The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.
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