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What will I learn?

MSc Management Accounting and Control (formerly known as MSc Organizational & Management Control) concentrates on enabling managers to achieve organizational goals. During this programme, you will gain knowledge about management accounting and financial management techniques. These techniques are used to provide (non-)financial information for decision-making and to develop planning and control systems. You will also develop the skills needed to communicate the information in an effective manner. The techniques will be placed in a context of broader issues, such as strategy, human behaviour and culture, and special attention will be paid to changes in accounting systems. You will explore subjects like management accounting, financial management, management control and management of change. Moreover, you will have ample opportunities to broaden your scope in a way that fits your personal interests and career plans, by selecting electives from a large set of business administration courses. A combination of teaching and assessment methods is used. Every year, around 50 students follow the programme.

Job prospects

As a graduate you are qualified for various types of jobs. You may find work in national and international companies, non-profit organizations or government institutions. Employers value Management Accounting and Control students because of their analytical and communicative skills, and their ability to combine an understanding of management accounting and control issues with knowledge of the business.

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide, your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

Job examples

Assistant manager/management trainee, project manager, eventually leading to general manager
Financial officer, management accountant or controller, eventually leading to financial manager
Junior consultant in the field of financial management, risk management, performance management or change processes, eventually leading to senior consultant

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (12 Months)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (12,25,490) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management, Management Control.

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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