Accounting & Control

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Deze opleiding

Can you capture all of a company's performance in money terms? And how does management know it can trust its own information systems? Accounting and control: serious games need good scorekeeping.

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diplomaMSc Accounting and Control
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
numerus fixusnee
To survive and to succeed, all organizations need reliable systems for generating financial information that is relevant to managers, investors and other stakeholders. Even if accounting and control are not the most glamorous aspects of business, they are indispensable. Designing, operating and auditing financial reporting systems for complex organizations is a challenge for the finest minds, and requires a much broader range of skills than the ability to add and subtract.
The Accounting and Control programme draws on the strengths of VU Amsterdam both as an established research university and as one of the major providers of postgraduate professional education in accountancy. The programme will give you a solid basis for pursuing a career in accounting and control. The programme is designed in particular for students aiming for positions as financial manager or controller in major organizations, as well as for those who seek to work as an internal or public auditor.
Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :

Waarom aan de VU University Amsterdam?

  1. Broad-based programme including both internal ('control') and external ('audit/assurance') perspectives.
  2. International orientation.
  3. Aligned with strong portfolio of postgraduate programmes for further professional study.

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specialisatie Controlling

The Master's programme in Accounting and Control provides you with a clear overview of current developments in both theory and practice.

Remaining in control of operational and financial processes is one of the major challenges facing the management of all eterprises. In large corporations, the control function is now a vital part of the organization, and the chief financial officer is frequently a key member of the management team. If you are interested in pursuing a career in this area, either in the private or public sector, you will find the core courses in management accounting and corporate governance of interest. In addition, you can choose electives relating to corporate finance and management control.

specialisatie Accountancy

The Master's programme in Accounting and Control provides you with a clear overview of current developments in both theory and practice.

In a globalizing economy, companies are under increasing pressure to provide high-quality public accountability in the form of reliable and transparent financial information. In response, the accountancy profession has developed into one of the major and most internationalised professional service industries. The legal audit of published financial statements remains the core of the auditor's work, and it is also central to the curriculum of the Master's programme. If you are thinking about taking this specializatirganin, then you will appreciate the thorough grounding in International Financial Reporting Standards, which is a standard course in this programme. Additional electives will help you to deepen your understanding of the economics of accounting and auditing, and you can also gain exposure to professional standards and practices in auditing.


taal van onderwijs100% en
tutorial, lecture, working group, individual assignment
The MSc Accounting & Control prepares students to embark on a career as preparer, user, or auditor of accounting information. By considering the technical aspects of accounting in relation to institutional setting and in the light of relevant academic research, students will learn to consider issues in accounting and control at an advanced academic level, and to reflect on the relationship between academic research in this area and issues in professional practice.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend



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estimated monthly costs

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


83 studenten volgen deze opleiding
48% daarvan is vrouw
9 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
78% daarvan is vrouw
22864 studenten aan de VU University Amsterdam
58% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData


algemene studievereniging

Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Johanna Riep
Student experiences

"The faculty at VU University Amsterdam is highly respected and helps you achieve the conceptual understanding of theory and practice in an enspiring work-environment."

"They help you prepare for the profession of Accounting and Control and other related business functions. This programme will open the doors to the market and get your career off to a flying start."
Daan Remijnse
Student experiences

"The Accounting and Control programme at VU University Amsterdam is conducted in a stimulating environment with leading professors in their field. There is always plenty of interaction with the academic staff and current issues are always being discussed and debated"

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Accounting & Control aan de VU University Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 85 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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VU Amsterdam offers a range of postgraduate programmes leading to qualifications such as Certified Controller, Registered Auditor (Netherlands), EDP Auditor, Financial Analyst (CFA), Management Consultant, Change Manager or Public Sector Controller. In addition, the university offers PhD programmes for those students who wish to pursue an academic career, or who wish to deepen their knowledge even further prior to embarking on a professional career.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Graduates from the programme are well-placed to embark on a career as internal or public auditor, in the field of management accounting, controlling or consulting. With the choice of electives, students can prepare for the relevant postgraduate professional education.

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Potentiële beroepen

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internal auditor
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Toelating Sbe

Admission for Dutch students

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