Stockholm School of Economics

Master program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management


The MSc program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management provides you with relevant accounting and financial management knowledge and qualifies you for a career as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Management Consultant, Investment Banker, Business Controller, Financial Analyst or Auditor (for example).

As a graduate from the program, you will have a deep understanding of how financial and non-financial controls can be integrated and used for managing multinational companies from various industries, how large companies report to external share- and stakeholders and how those evaluate the financial and non-financial performance of companies in for example valuation settings.

Key topics include financial reporting principles, business control, capital budgeting, financial analysis and corporate valuation. In all our courses we take an analytical and international perspective. For example, in the financial reporting core courses we focus on the main concepts and principles that lie behind most international accounting standards such as IFRS. Consequently, the insights you get in the program remain valuable also when concrete financial standards change. We see accounting as a language you need to understand in order to properly analyze and understand a business corporation.

The first semester of the program is the same for all students and cover both the corporate and the market perspective of accounting. During the second semester, you will have the chance to choose four electives.

In the second year, you will write your Master thesis and you can choose to take more electives at SSE (including courses from the Data Analytics Track), the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) or within the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM). Alternatively, you could apply for the Executive Trainee Module and gain hands-on experiences at one of our partner companies.

If you prefer to study abroad for one semester, you have the chance to apply for the CEMS Master in International Management, Wallenberg International Fellows Program or a regular student exchange with any of our partner universities.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsAcademic background in business or economics
Tuition Fees

Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees. Non-EU/EEA citizens are generally required to pay SEK 180,000 per academic year.

SSE offers several scholarships that fully or partially cover the tuition fees through generous private donations. All scholarship applications are assessed by a selection committee, taking into consideration the relevance and the quality of the personal motivation, academic excellence, relevant extra-curricular activities, program cohort diversity and the distribution of scholarships across all programs. You can find more information regarding the tuition fees and scholarships on SSE’s website.

Length2 Years
Application Deadline
  • November 15 - Early-bird application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start reviewing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the invitation for the assessment center from us by the end of December.
  • January 15 - Application deadline at 23.59 CET. Your complete application should be submitted by this date.
Application Procedure

1. Bachelor's degree with at least 90 ECTS in Business Administration (including up to 30 ECTS in Economics), with a minimum of 20 ECTS in Accounting and Finance. ​

2. GMAT or GRE test result

  • GMAT Focus Edition:
    A minimum total score of 555
  • GMAT Exam or GMAT Online:
    A minimum total score of 600
  • GRE General Test or GRE General Test at Home:
    A minimum quant score of 155

3. Proof of proficiency in English

4. Motivation & supporting attachments

How to apply to SSE’s MSc program in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management in four easy steps:

Step 1: Take the tests and meet the entry requirements

SSE requires the GMAT or GRE test as well as an English language test, unless you are exempted. Make sure to take / sit the tests by the application deadline (Nov 15 or Jan 15). Your application will not be considered, if the GMAT / GRE test is required for you and you do not attach the proof that you have taken the test.

Step 2: Fill in the online application and upload documents

The application to SSE is only submitted via SSE’s own online application portal and is free of charge.

Step 3: Possible interview

Sometimes, SSE gets in touch with applicants if they have any questions about the application. You would then be invited to a short interview via phone or on Zoom / Teams. Such an interview also offers, naturally, an occasion for you to ask questions about the program and how it could match your career goals.

Step 4: Acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection

SSE does an overall assessment of all complete applications that that receive. They look at the university where you did your Bachelor's, the courses you have taken and the grades, GMAT / GRE scores, your English language skills, CV, motivation and the results of the assessment center.

Accepted students in their last year of the Bachelor program will receive a conditional acceptance.