The master programme Accounting and Control is open to students with a university Bachelor’s degree in economics, business or related disciplines. Apart from general academic and research skills, the programme should include quantitative research methods (statistics) of at least an intermediate level. We are not necessarily looking for students who have specialized in accounting, but we do expect that you have a solid grounding in the discipline. This means that your programme must include a significant element (as an indication, at least 40-45 EC) of accounting and finance with much of it at least at intermediate level. Accounting is meant broadly and may include, in addition to the essentials of financial and management accounting, topics such as auditing, accounting and business information systems, and relevant elements of corporate governance and corporate law. Apart from corporate finance, it may also include financial analysis, financial management and financial markets.
This means that we expect you to have successfully completed courses based on the following literature, or equivalent:
o Financial Accounting
Elliott & Elliott, Financial Accounting and Reporting (Pearson Education), recent edition,
o Management Accounting
Rajan, Datar & Horngren, Cost Accounting , Global Edition (Pearson Education), recent edition.
Berk & DeMarzo Corporate Finance, Global Edition (Pearson Education), recent edition
Doane & Seward, Applied Statistics in Business & Economics (McGraw-Hill), recent edition.
And preferably one more courses based on the following:
o Financial Statement Analysis
Healy & Palepu, Business Analysis Valuation: Using Financial Statements (Cengage Learning), recent edition.
o Accounting Information Systems
Romney & Steinbart, Accounting Information Systems, Global Edition (Pearson), recent edition
Principles of Auditing’ by Rick Hayes, Hans Gortemaker, and Philip Wallage, (Pearson), recent edition
Subject to the requirements above, approval is in most cases given to students who hold a bachelor’s degree in
• Business Economics,
• Business Administration,
• Financial Management,
• Economics or
With a Bachelor's degree in (International) Business Administration, Economics or Econometrics and Operations Research from Dutch Universities you can review this document. Any additional admission requirements can be found on the Curriculum page of this website.
Please note: this information is only meant as an indication of your admissibility. No rights can be derived from this table. This document is based on the obligatory courses and does not take electives into account. Students are recommended to apply for the Master via Studielink (without obligation) to find out if additional courses need to be completed. Every application will be reviewed individually by the Admission Board. The final admission decision may differ from the indication in this table. If your programme is not listed but contains enough relevant courses, please feel free to apply.
For the mandatory course Data Analytics for Accounting and Control we assume basic knowledge and skills for coding in Python, equivalent to the course Programming for Economists in the BSc Economics and Business Economics Programme. If you have not followed such a course, this will not affect your admissibility to the programme. However, you should make sure before starting the course that your knowledge and skills are sufficient. A self-study module is freely available on http://dataanalyticsforaccountingandcontrol.com/ (links to an external site).