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Master in Accounting and Controlling

"Our Master's program combines detailed specialist knowledge with methodological and conceptual skills - a combination much in demand on the job market."

Dr. Ursina Hüppin, Head of Program

Professional and modern financial management is a strategic success factor for companies. Highly qualified specialists and managers in accounting and controlling, with sound expertise and systematic and conceptual skills are, therefore, indispensable. This Master’s degree program prepares you specifically for demanding specialist and management functions in accounting, controlling, financial management, or management consultancy:

Achieve a respected and recognized professional qualification in the field of financial management, combined with distinctive systematic expertise in econometrics, programming in R, financial modeling with Excel, and data science.

Personalize your studies by choosing from a range of attractive electives. Create ideal conditions for further internationally recognized certifications such as the Certified Financial Modeler or the Certified Management Accountant.

Take the opportunity of a semester abroad or a summer school to gain international experience.

The Master’s degree program in Accounting and Controlling is an ideal springboard for a career in auditing. With this Master’s degree, you are also exempted from the first year of training to become a certified public accountant. More about this here → EXPERTsuisse.

At a Glance

Title: Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting and Controlling (UAS Zurich)
Workload: 90 ECTS credits (corresponds to approx. 2,700 hours of study)
Duration: Duration: 4 semesters. (Students may hold a part-time job or do family work not exceeding a workload of 50%). If a student's part-time activity exceeds that level, the study period may be increased to 6 semesters
Start of New Program: Mid-September (CW 38)
Enrollment Deadline: 30 May 2022 - Enrollment
Location: Winterthur
Language of Instruction: German
Classroom Days:
4-semester model: 2.5 days on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
6-semester model: 1.5 days on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
Semester Fee: CHF 720.- + additional study expenses
Admission Requirements: Admission Procedure
Accreditation: AACSB

What You Will Learn

The MSc program provides advanced accounting and controlling competencies, promotes interdisciplinary learning, and enables students to do practice-oriented research. Graduates meet the profile of a professional or executive in accounting and controlling able to effectively handle important responsibilities at the intersection of these two areas. This makes them competent partners with comprehensive know-how of accounting and controlling as well as neighbouring areas.

Brochure, in German


This program has been awarded the quality seal by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) for its quality in study and teaching.

The detailed assessment and further information about the accreditations of the ZHAW School of Management and Law can be found here.