Master Program in Accounting & Financial Management
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 our 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.
Key topics include financial reporting principles, business control, capital budgeting, financial analysis and corporate valuation. In all our courses we take an analytical and international perspective. For example, in the financial reporting core courses we do not teach Swedish GAAP but rather 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 remains valuable also when concrete financial standards change. We see accounting as a language you need to understand in order to properly analyze and understand a business corporation.
SSE is a fantastic place not only for studies but also to build strong networks and make friends for life – there is a certain aura around the school that is indescribable.
MSc in Accounting & Financial Management, 1st year
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Why did you choose SSE?
After my BSc degree I worked for two years. During my professional experience I had great use of my studies and, hence, an advantage thanks to them – it became clear to me that things taught at SSE were highly relevant and useful. However, I felt like I would benefit from more in-depth knowledge within accounting and financial management in order to be able to proceed my career further which is why I chose to re-attend SSE.
What is your favorite part about being at SSE?
First of all, the people. Secondly, I believe in being well rounded and in the importance of understanding various perspectives as this gives me the ability to make more well-informed decisions. SSE, being one of Europe’s leading universities, is of course an excellent learning environment and enables me to take part of cutting edge science. I see SSE as a truly inspirational academic institution.
Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
SSE is a fantastic place not only for studies but also to build strong networks and make friends for life – there is a certain aura around the school that is indescribable. The extracurricular activities provided by the Student Association are out of this world. You will definitely not regret applying to SSE!
As an exclusive program with relatively low number of students, we can offer an intimate and creative learning environment. Our faculty (all active researchers) is engaged in pedagogical development and intrigued by the learning journey of our 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 we are also able to have frequent guest lectures by top management of multinational firms.
This is your future career!
In a survey conducted in 2014 we found out in what areas our alumni (graduates from 2000-2014) currently work. The majority of our alumni hold positions as financial specialists, general leaders and controllers. Read more