Studies at University of Oulu 2015-2016

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

International Master's Programmes

Master's Programme in Financial and Management Accounting

In the world of international business, there is a growing need in financial and management accounting for professionals, who meet the requirements set by the firms operating in a global business environment.

Department of Accounting at the Oulu Business School organizes a full two-year Master programme in Financial and Management Accounting (FMA) that will give students the required skills and knowledge to work in firms having business relationships and operations in different countries. Enrolled students have an opportunity to pursue either Financial Accounting or Management Accounting specialisation.

Financial accounting investigates the information and reporting systems of firms that are used by various interest parties outside of the firm. Management accounting develops and investigates information and reporting systems needed in the decision-making inside the firm. Scientific research in financial and management accounting focuses on the usefulness of the information provided by these reporting systems in different decision making contexts including the firm valuation, performance evaluation, pricing of the products of the firm, among others. A recent trend in financial and management accounting is the integration of local reporting systems towards the common international financial reporting system.

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
PhD Student (Researcher)
Financial Analyst
Financial Controller
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 487784
sinikka.moilanen (at)
+358 (0)294 482951
anna.elsila (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
No tuition fee


Next Application Period: 
December 15, 2014 - January 30, 2015 (16.00 UCT +2)