Accounting, Financial Management and Control

Course Information
  • Subject: Accounting, Finance
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Type of Degree: MSc
  • Cost: €12,000 2015/16

The courses in this programme have the objective of developing solid technical knowledge and methodologies for the accounting and financial professions. Educational activities aim to facilitate interpretation of the economic and social environment.

This MSc places particular emphasis on the processes of financial communication within and outside the firm, the design of modern management information systems for planning and control, and the use of models and methodologies for financial analysis to support strategies aimed at generating value in the long run.

Career Prospects

The main career path, though not the only one, is that of Chief Financial Officer in manufacturing, commercial and service firms as well as in financial institutions. More specifically, the main entrance areas are represented by the following: 

  • Activities as accountants, management accountants and controllers in various kinds of firms, with roles in the areas of financial statement preparation and analysis, investor relations, corporate finance, internal control, planning and the design of performance measurement and control systems
  • Activities related to accounting, corporate finance and control in management consulting firms, auditing companies and in other consulting organizations that support customers in designing accounting information systems and in managing extraordinary operations such as mergers and acquisitions