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.

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.

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instituteVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
faculty of Economics and Business Administration
diplomaAccounting and Control
program typeregular
program formfull-time
program duration12 months
credits (ECTS)60 EC
numerus fixusno numerus clausus
geen honoursprogramma
application no60047

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Hoe is de opleiding opgebouwd?
instruction language100% en
teaching types
modes of instructiontutorial, lecture, working group, individual assignment
contact hours

evening educationn.v.t.
distance learningn.v.t.

This program has been accredited on December 20 2010 by the Dutch-Flamish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) and has received the following grades:

realized qualitysufficient
program cohesionsufficient
required study effortsufficient
staff qualitysufficient
staff sizesufficient
study guidancesufficient
bron: NVAO
instruction modes
Lectures, case studies, discussion groups, individual assignments etc. A student obtains expertise in a particular area of study, combined with practical skills which together form the basis for a graduate career. At the end, students finish writing their master's theses. To this end the student carries out an independent academic research project and reports on this in his thesis. The master's thesis is written individually and takes about 3 months.
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:



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.


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.

Toelating en kosten

toelatingstartmoment en kosten
International students can apply online by using the online application system of VU University. This online application system allows you to fill in your personal details, programme details and to upload the required documents. If you experience any difficulties using the online application system, please refer to the FAQ section.

Program start and application deadlines

1 September 2017
admission deadline 1 April 2017
statutory tarif : € 2006
institutional tarif : €
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €
1 September 2018
admission deadline 1 April 2018
statutory tarif : € 2060
institutional tarif : €
non-EU/EER tarif : €
Netherlands Fellowship programme : €

application requirements

certified competencesApplicants 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.
knowledge minimumPlease make sure you also read the general requirements and application procedure
written requestNo 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.

Studenten en studentenleven

Wat kost studeren?

gemiddelde kosten voor een student Accounting & Control in Amsterdam

bron: Nibud
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1292 aan totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
algemeen oordeel3.83.8


De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Accounting & Control aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 30 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.8 uit 5.