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.
I wanted to study in an international environment, with small classes and practically relevant content. SSE's strong reputation was another strong factor for my decision to come to Stockholm.
student from Germany
MSc in Accounting & Financial Management
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Why did you choose SSE and your specific program?
After completing a business degree that was taught in German and French, my main goal was to find a European school where I could both gain in-depth knowledge in Accounting and Management Control and study in English. In addition to that, I wanted to study in an international environment, with small classes and practically relevant content. SSE’s (and especially the Accounting and Financial Management program’s) strong reputation was another strong factor for my decision to come to Stockholm – and I am more than happy to study here!
What is your favorite part about being at SSE?
The best part about SSE is definitely the amazing student life and all the interesting and motivated people you get to meet here. Everyone at SSE is passionate about what they’re doing. You can get involved in the student life from the first day on, both by becoming part of existing projects in every imaginable area or just coming up with your own.
Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
Apply to SSE if you want to study at a school with a strong reputation which offers a wide-range of academic and educational opportunities, countless events that enable students to foster company relations and get hands-on experience in business. But most importantly, choose SSE if you want to be part of an inspiring and international student community, meet plenty of great people and have a lot of fun alongside challenging studies.
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 in for example valuation settings. For the 2017 intake, we have redesigned the program to be even more competitive and attractive to students and employers.
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 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 remain 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.
As a top level 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.