This is the study guide of the full-time master Accounting and Control.
All business enterprises, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations rely on accounting systems to produce essential information for management, control, informing external investors and for accountability. Such systems operate in complex settings involving both institutions and markets. The Master Accounting and Control prepares you to embark on a career as preparer, user, or auditor of accounting information. By considering the technical aspects of accounting in relation to the institutional setting, in relation with ongoing developments in information technology and in the light of relevant academic research, you will learn to consider issues in accounting and control at an advanced academic level. Throughout the programme, you are encouraged to reflect on issues of responsibility for accounting information, including integrity, ethics and compliance.
The Master’s programme in Accounting and Control is offered in a full-time and a part-time version. The two versions are identical in terms of learning outcomes, course content and assessment, but may differ with respect to the scheduling and teaching formats. The full-time programme is taught in English. Class language in the part-time programme is mostly Dutch.
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students must take either the (Dutch-language) course Corporate Law or
the (English-language) course Corporate Law International Students (see
paragraph Master Accounting and Control - CL / CLIS).
In addition to the course Corporate Law, all students are required to
take the following four courses:
either the (Dutch-language) course Corporate Law or the (English-
language) course Corporate Law for International Students.
|Corporate Law (for International Students)||P4||6EC||E_ACC_CLIS|
for this programme. Please note the following:
The elective Advanced Corporate Finance for Accounting and Control
(period 1) assumes prior knowledge which goes beyond the admission
criteria for the MSc Accounting & Control. This course requires at least
intermediate knowledge of Corporate Finance. Completion of the third-
year course Corporate Finance (BSc Economics and Business Economics), or
its equivalent in other programmes, is a prerequisite for attending the
Corporate Finance elective in the MSc programme.
The course Financieel-Economische Criminaliteit (period 4) will be
lectured in Dutch.
Students can also choose their electives from among the courses offered
in other master programmes taught in the School of Business and
Economics. This requires prior approval by the Examination
Board which will normally be granted for courses at master level not
overlapping with other courses in the programme. Similarly, with prior
approval by the Examination Board, it is possible to choose master
courses taught in other Faculties of VU University. Regardless of
Examination Board approval, a course coordinator or programme director
may refuse access to a course on the basis of capacity constraints. All
electives from other master’s programmes are offered under the condition
that their scheduling may conflict with mandatory courses or regular
electives of the MSc Accounting & Control.