How to support managers when they are pursuing the organizational strategy? Which information is useful to them, and how does this information affect the behaviour of employees?
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.
Since September 1, 2019, the name of the Organizational & Management Control profile of the MSc Business Administration has changed to Management Accounting and Control. With this name change, the goal is to provide you with a clearer understanding of what this master programme has to offer. The MSc BA Management Accounting and Control will enable you to connect the information needs of managers (i.e. Management Accounting) to state-of-the-art knowledge about human behaviour (i.e. Management Control). The new name highlights the accounting content of the programme, which is valued strongly by employers. Moreover, as the new name is more similar to that of comparable programmes, it will be easier for employers to recognise it. Therefore, the new name will add value to your diploma in the labour market. Please note that the content of the study programme will remain the same. This means that you will still be able to decide for yourself if you select financially-oriented electives, or choose a more general business orientation.