Master Programme in Accounting and Control: Master
With a masters in Accounting and Control from Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University, you will have up-to-date knowledge about the latest developments in the field, as well as skills that will make you well-equipped for a future career within both the private and public sectors.
An international perspective permeates the study programme.
Karlstad Business School at Karlstad University is AACSB certified, which means that students receive an education that meets international requirements and will be well equipped for any future challenges. It also provides the option of being an exchange student at internationally reputable higher education institutions.
A bachelor-level degree of at least 180 credits, specialising in the main field of study Business Administration, including a bachelor's thesis of 15 credits. Upper secondary school level English 6 or B, or equivalent.
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Application and tuition fees
- Total fee: 336,000 SEK (approximately €37,333)
- Per semester / First payment: 84,000 SEK (approximately €9,333)
- Application fee: 900 SEK (approximately €100)
If you are an exchange student, or if you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.
EducationThe study programme gives you a more in-depth study profile in accounting and control. You will take second-cycle courses in Accounting and Business Administration, which, in combination with a master's thesis will provide in-depth knowledge within the discipline.
For a master's degree, the student will study: Auditing (7.5 credits), International Financial Accounting (7.5 credits), Management Control Systems (7.5 credits), Responsible Management and Leadership (7.5 credits), Introductory Statistics and Regression Analysis (7.5 credits), Optional courses (15 credits), Current Research in Business Administration (15 credits), Current Research in Business Administration (15 credits), and a Business Administration - Two -year Master's Thesis (30 credits).
Professional ContactDuring your studies, you are given regular opportunities to network with working professionals through guest lecturers and various events at Karlstad Business School. The master's thesis is normally conducted in collaboration with one or more businesses or other organisations.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|International Financial Accounting (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Management Control Systems (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Responsible management and leadership (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Introductory Statistics and Regression Analysis (Obligatory)||15|
|Optional course (Optional)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Frontiers of accounting and control research (Obligatory)||15|
|Crafting research in business administration (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Business administration - Two -year Master's Thesis (Obligatory)||30|
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
Start semester Autumn 2014
Start semester Autumn 2015
Start semester Autumn 2018
Employment MarketAs a student at Karlstad Business School, you will receive an education tailor-made for work related to auditing, accounting and control within both private and public organisations.
A master's education demands a total of five years at the university, where the student will receive a master's degree at completion. A master's degree gives you a competitive edge on the labour market, as well as the tools to handle complex assignments within the field of auditing, accounting and control. Additionally, in many international businesses, a master's degree is a prerequisite in order to hold senior positions.
DegreeDepending on the specialisation of your Bachelor's degree, the programmes concludes with either a Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) in Business Administration or Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) in Business Administration.
Further StudiesUpon completion of the programme, you can go on to further studies at doctoral level.
You can find more information about doctoral studies at kau.se