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Department of Accounting/ARCA


The Accounting department gathers over 60 researchers and lecturers with ample experience and strong connections to business practice.

Our group is active in the areas of both managerial and financial accounting, management control, auditing, risk management, public sector accounting, compliance, and corporate law, among others. In February 2022, our department received the AACSB Accounting accreditation. 

Read more about the AACSB accreditation here.

Read more about our staff here.


We teach courses in all the bachelor programmes of the School of Business and Economics, and the master's programme in Business Administration. In addition, we are responsible for the master's programme in Accounting and Control, which prepares students for professional positions in accounting, finance, auditing, and related areas. Students can opt for the full-time or the part-time programme. The part-time programme is combined with the postgraduate Certified Public Accountant (CPA) programme. The department is also directly involved in various postgraduate programmes and courses. 

Master's programme in Accounting and Control.

Executive education (in Dutch).


The platform for our research initiatives, seminars, and publications is the Amsterdam Research Center in Accounting (ARCA), which was founded in 1998. The members of our department collaborate with peers from all continents, and have published their work in highly-ranked journals, such as the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Management Science, Organization Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the RAND Journal of Economics.

Read more about our research output and network here.

Contact information

Ms. Patrizia Abinta