MScBA Accounting & Financial Management
  • Application deadline

    15 May or earlier if programme reaches maximum capacity.

    The application form remains open until the 15 May or until the maximum number of applications has been submitted (whichever occurs first). Number of applications allowed before application closes: 320

  • Starting date

    August 2023

  • Format

    Full-time | 12 months

  • Credits


  • Fee

    €2,314 (EEA) | €21,500 (non-EEA)

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Do you want to master the language of business, accounting and finance? In this MSc programme, you’ll focus on accounting and financial management skills, and explore important societal trends such as data and analytics. There’s a close connection between state-of-the-art academic knowledge and business practice.

In the four core courses you’ll learn the crucial role that accounting and financial information plays for managers, external stakeholders and society at large. You’ll also choose electives to specialise for your career in accountancy, financial management and controlling, or financial advisory.

  • 29% international students in programme
  • 98% of graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
  • Examples of your future job title: Auditor; Financial analyst; Controller/CFO

What you will learn

Core models

Learn economic and behavioural theory, analytical methods and core models of accounting and financial management

Sustainable solutions

Generate sustainable solutions for complex accounting and financial management problems using qualitative and quantitative methods, and understand the managerial implications

Research project

Design and execute a research project in a business context

Effective communication

Learn how to effectively communicate with managers, regulators, external stakeholders and society

Ethical responsibility

Reflect on your ethical responsibility and influence, abilities, and limitations

Leadership skills

Develop your leadership skills, and learn to leverage the advantages of team diversity.

You’ll have excellent career opportunities: 100% of recent graduates found a job within six months after graduating. Most of them found a job in auditing in one of the Big Four, others in large corporates as controllers or financial managers. There are also many other job perspectives in careers in financial management.

The programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and aligned with post-graduate education programmes to become a certified auditor (Register Accountant/CPA/ACA) or certified management accountant (Register Controller/CMA).

Programme highlights

  • Study association activities

    In companies, and with students from other master programmes to expand your social life and international network.

  • Be part of the AFM student group

    A great, collaborative and motivating community.

  • Explore real business issues

    At the Big Four and other large firms.

  • Become an accountant, auditor, controller (CFO), or financial manager

    Excellent preparation to obtain professional qualification after graduation, e.g. combine the programme with the CMA qualification.

  • International network

    International faculty members and student body, with a balanced gender ratio.

More about the programme

I like the international atmosphere at Erasmus University. It’s a beautiful campus with lots of facilities, like study places, a food plaza, and a sports building. In the MSc AFM programme we work on real business cases. We focus on topics that we’ll encounter in real life, when we work in accounting or finance. The master is very broad. This is attractive if you’re still exploring what kind of career path you want: you can really go into any direction after this.

Michael Tang (MSc Accounting & Financial Management 2020)

Michael Tang

Is it right for me?

The MScBA AFM programme is for recent bachelor graduates with a background in business, economics, accounting or finance.

You are looking for in-depth knowledge and understanding of accounting and financial management.

You don’t need professional work experience.

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