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Accounting & Control

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary Do you want to master the world of accountancy and corporate governance? Accounting and Control deals with all aspects of generating, reporting and using financial data in organizations.
Course description The Master's programme in Accounting and Control provides advanced study of accounting and financial management. The programme is an academic one, approaching Accounting and Control from a scientific angle. It deals with all aspects of generating, reporting and using financial data in organisations, thus offering the student a thorough grounding in the field of financial management ('controlling'), financial reporting and auditing. The subjects covered include the provision of financial information, financial planning, financial operations management, the drawing up of the annual financial report and auditing the annual accounts. Once you have successfully completed the Master's programme in Accounting and Control, you will have solid knowledge of the production chain within the financial and administrative operations of major organizations. You will have mastered the various aspects, from the initial recording of transactions through internal reporting and its implications for decision-making, to external presentation and auditing the reported figures.
Study subjects The Master's programme takes one year (60 European credits) and features a wide range of subjects covering all aspects of the accountancy profession. For detailed information see:
Course objectives
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes tutorial, lecture, working group, individual assignment
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department School of Business and Economics
Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


Admission requirements
  1. No decisions on admission can be made until the admissions office has received the complete online form, the application fee and the required documents as mentioned on the general website.
  2. Applicants are admissible if they hold at least a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and meet the language and Master's specific entry requirements.
  3. Please make sure you also read the general requirements and application procedure
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6.5
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6.5
TOEFL computer based 237
TOEFL internet based 92
TOEFL paper based 580
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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Telephone number (020) 598 5000
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