What will I learn?

This varied programme consists of core courses, seminars and a master thesis. The core courses help students to get acquainted with a wide range of topics that are essential for accounting and control, and provide a solid background for attending the seminars. Courses like Introduction to Accounting Research, Accounting Process Management, Advanced IFRS and Advanced Behavioural Finance bring you both extensive knowledge of accounting and control and the skills to provide the stakeholders of an organisation with relevant and reliable information.

The seminars are important components of the MSc programme. For these intensive courses, active participation and commitment are a must. You will be expected to write and present several papers, present aspects of the literature or case applications, ask questions, mention doubts and express ideas in class discussions. The seminars will give you the background you need to write your master thesis. Both the seminar Management Control and the seminar Financial Accounting Research are mandatory.

Career opportunities for Master Accounting and Control

The master’s specialisation Accounting and Control meets the growing demand for academically trained staff in the controlling field. Not just at management consulting firms or industrial companies, but also in banking and insurance as well as ICT, high-tech, manufacturing and trading companies. Being an Erasmus Accounting and Control Master Graduate helps to open doors everywhere.

Career paths include:

Chartered Controller (RC) (at for example Unilever, Shell, VOPAK and ENECO)

Management Consultant (like Accenture, Capgemini and Twynstra Gudde)

Financial Economical Expert (in private and public companies and the government).

Which department am I in?

Erasmus School of Economics

Study options

Full Time (60 ECTS; 1 year)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 17,453) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Woudestein,

Mandeville Building, Room T12-47, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50,



3062 PA, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For international students

Your degree has to be equivalent to the bachelor programmes offered by Erasmus School of Economics. Your degree in economics and/or business economics or econometrics needs to be equivalent in both level and content.

Internet-based TOEFL - All sub scores (22), Total score (91) - Academic IELTS - All sub scores (6.5), Total score (6.5)