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Program Description

The curriculum of the MSc program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management is designed to help you acquire a deep knowledge in the respective core fields, while at the same time allowing a lot of flexibility to design a personal curriculum that broadens your perspective and tailors your education to your needs and interests.

YEAR 1

Semester 1

Semester 2 (four out of six courses)

We have learned that coverage of all key areas in accounting and financial management constitutes the best preparation for a future successful career. Accordingly, the first semester of the program is the same for all our students and cover both the corporate and the market perspective of accounting.

During the second semester you choose four out of six courses. The choice is entirely free. There are two courses in Management Control, one course in Financial Analysis Valuation, one course in Financial Accounting, one course in Financial Communication and an integrated topical course on Financial Firms.

 

YEAR 2

Semester 3 and 4

Master Thesis within the area of Accounting and choose one of the following opportunities:

Examples of Electives at SSE:

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 or four elective 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. If you take your electives during the spring, you can also choose from the the six courses from the second semester.

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.

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