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MSc in Economics Track Accounting & Control

Nijmegen School of Management

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The Masters track in Accounting & Control aims at educating students to become professional controllers, auditors and/or financial managers. This track also establishes a sound basis for competencies which enable students to perform scientific research in the field of governance and control. Accounting & Control focuses on themes related to corporate governance, accounting systems, evolution of control systems, management accounting and financial accounting. Students not only acquire accounting knowledge, but also learn how rules and control systems affect managerial behaviour. The behaviour of upper echelon and middle managers is not only based on rational criteria. It is also driven by the individual preferences of these managers and the fields in which they operate. Although accounting is traditionally seen as a control system, we at Nijmegen see it as being more than just that. Different types of rules and regulations affect economic behaviour in varying ways. Extensive controlling may even create an atmosphere of distrust, which is hardly beneficial for a firm's performance.

 

Learning outcomes and teaching activities
The track Accounting & Control adds to your already existing body of knowledge, skills and insights regarding Accounting & Control. In addition, the track contributes to your further academic development. Having attained the masters diploma in Accounting & Control, you will be knowledgeable about recent developments in the field. In particular, you will be an up-and-coming professional that is able to:

  • read, understand and reflect on the international professional and academic literature on Accounting & Control
  • report independently on various issues in Accounting & Control, including state of the art empirical and theoretical studies
  • use and apply statistical tools and methods that are relevant to Accounting & Control 
  • conduct independent research within a preset time limit
  • present and defend in a clear and consistent way, both orally and in written form
  • maintain a critical attitude towards your own work and that of others, now and in future.

 



Admission requirements for international students

  • a Bachelor degree in Economics or a closely-related discipline from a research university, with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialization. For example: Accounting, Micro and Macro Economics, International Economics and academic Research and Data-analysis courses.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English. Click here to see the requirements.

For general information regarding your admission, such as application procedures, deadlines, and tuition & handling fees, click here. Please note that the programme starts each year in September.

In case your prior education is marked insufficient for direct admission to the master programme Economics, you may be offered to enroll in one of our pre-master programmes. These are programmes that have been especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and the economics master programme. A pre-master programme typically means a year of extra study.

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[bw] Admission for students with a Dutch university bachelor diploma
You can begin the master program in Economics when you have completed the bachelor phase in Economics. If your prior education does not make you directly admittable to our master programme, you may find it useful to enroll in one of our pre-master programmes. These are programmes that have been especially designed to bridge the gap between prior education and the economics master programme. Depending on your background, a pre-master programme typically means between a few months to a year of extra study. Since our pre-master programmes also include courses in Dutch, we kindly redirect you to our Dutch website for more information on pre-master programmes. >>> information pre-master programmes Economics (in Dutch)  

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[bw] Admission for students with a bachelor diploma from a university of applied sciences (Dutch: hbo; German: Fachhochschule)

A bachelor diploma from a university of applied sciences (hbo; Fachhochschule) does not grant you direct access to the master programme Economics. However, you may find it useful to enroll in one of our pre-master programmes for hbo-students. These are programmes that have been especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior hbo-education and the economics master programme.Since our pre-master programmes also include courses in Dutch, we kindly redirect you to our Dutch website for more information on the pre-master programmes for hbo-students. >>> information pre-master programmes Economics for hbo-students (in Dutch)



Societal relevance & job opportunities
Employers are increasingly looking for economists who can tackle a wide variety of economic problems in a professional manner. Economists with international backgrounds are even more welcome. Our graduates work in a variety of industries. As a graduate in Accounting & Control you will be working as a professional for large and medium sized companies, consultancy firms, government and other not-for-profit organisations in the area of financial and management accounting and control.


Programme details 2012-2013

 The courses which constitute Accounting & Control are:

  • Pluralisms in Economics (6 EC)
  • Cases in Corporate Finance (6 EC)
  • Accounting and Governance (6 EC)
  • Accounting and Control (6 EC)
  • Accounting Information Systems (6 EC)
  • Advanced Accounting, Governance and Control (12 EC)
  • Masters thesis (18 EC).

Niveau WO
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Geen opgave
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Provincie Gelderland
Afronding Diploma