A completed Bachelor's degree in Economics or a closely-related discipline from a research university.
You must have studied courses in the following topics:
- Econometrics and/or Methods in Empirical Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Management Accounting and Control
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Investment Management
A proficiency in English
In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions:
- Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor's programme at a Dutch university.
- Is a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America.
- Has successfully completed a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America.
- Has successfully completed a Master's programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).
All other students need one of the following certificates (TOEFL and IELTS certificates may not be older than two years).
- A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18
- A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
A letter of motivation
In this letter of motivation (max 2 pages) you should explain why you want to attend this programme and why you think you are suited for this programme.
Months of entry
Do you want to dive into the nitty-gritty of a company’s financial system? Want to help senior management in managing the company’s financial affairs? Or perhaps you’d prefer to examine and assess every aspect of the firm’s financial system to provide high-quality public accountability.
After a general look at the most recent mainstreamand heterodox economic theory, the Master’s programme in Accounting and Control totally immerses you in the world of governance, control and accounting. This Master’s will teach you everything about the figures that make businesses operate. And once you graduate you get to go and discover the wonderful variety of businesses, processes and people hidden behind the figures.
Why study Accounting & Control at Radboud University?
- We see accounting and control as more than learning to use and analyse information systems, management strategies and control mechanisms. Your findings will influence people’s and a company’s behaviour. We therefore emphasise the importance of ethics and other social aspects of the profession.
- We teach you a nice blend of technical skills that are always fuelled and supported by academic research and developments. We will show you how to discover the practical relevance of academic discoveries even though they may not be directly applicable to your day-to-day work.
- Apart from other financial positions, this programme distinctly lays a good foundation for students desiring to become chartered accountants and controllers, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
- Education and research at Radboud University go hand in hand. Our lecturers are active in academic and applied research which allows them to incorporate the latest academic developments and applied issues. This close link between education and research also enables you to actively participate in academic research during your Master’s programme.
- In all our Master’s programmes, professors and students interact in small groups, thus strengthening the academic atmosphere.
- Economics at Radboud University could be called ‘Economics Plus’. The ‘standard’ economics package is expanded with relevant knowledge from related disciplines such as psychology and sociology, offering more in-depth knowledge that can be applied in today’s globalised world.
Dealing with conflicts
At Radboud University we challenge you to see financial professions as much more than just dealing with money and trade. Apart from the important professional economic aspects we also examine the social side of the profession in order to train you to be critical of a company’s financial processes as well as your own profession and to consider the consequences of the decisions you make. It will help you deal with the inherent conflicts you will undoubtedly come across in your future profession.
*This is an specialisation of the Master's in Economics.
To apply for this course, please contact us by e-mail.
Fees and funding
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our scholarships and grants page at our website.
Radboud Scholarship Programme
Open to a select number of excellent international students. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees. Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Orange Tulip Scholarship
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, South-Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Instead of the institutional tuition fees, non-EEA students pay the legal tuition fees (€2,078 in 2018/2019). Visa and residence permit costs, liability insurance and health insurance are also covered.
Open to excellent American students. The grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros. International travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered, and an extra allowance of €1150 will be paid on arrival.
Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
Open to excellent students from China. Consists of a contribution of € 16,113 towards the total costs of one year of study or research in the Netherlands.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education institutions in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)
Open to excellent Indonesian students under the age of 35. Involves a full scholarship.
Holland Scholarship Programme
Open to excellent students from Canada, America, India and Turkey. Scholarship consists of 5,000 euros payed at the start of study.
Dutch Student Finance
EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.
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