The second year of our program consists of one semester, where you can select from the following opportunities: apply for an exchange semester at one of our partner schools, an Executive Trainee Module (XTM) or four electives courses at SSE. The other semester is dedicated for writing a master thesis. The Master Thesis can be written in the fall or spring semester.
You could choose four Electives at SSE. For students who wish to specialize more in the accounting and financial management area, we offer the course 3309 "Auditing and Investor Assurance" as an elective. This course meets the requirements of becoming a certified public auditor (auktoriserad revisor) in Sweden.
During the second year you will also write your Master Thesis (30 ECTS) within the area of accounting where you have significant influence on the topic chosen. The Master Thesis is viewed as an opportunity for you to take the first step towards a future job by choosing a subject that will lead to further specialization within one of the key areas (Financial Accounting, Management Control or Financial Analysis).
The Master Thesis is written in pairs of two (2) students with a close supervision by a faculty member. You are given access to quantitative empirical data via library and IT labs. The qualitative data are usually obtained in a Swedish business context thanks to the excellent business connections of SSE. Furthermore, such cooperation could be particular valuable for you, as companies tend to consider those students for recruitment.