Bachelor and Master Studies

If you are planning a career as a financial manager, auditor, consultant, controller, bank manager, financial analyst or entrepreneur, then studies in accounting are for you!

When you major in accounting at Bachelor's and Master's level you will gain

  • top-level expertise in understanding, assessing and analysing the economy and operations of a company: you will learn the language of business and connect with practical matters. You will learn to create and use financial information in order to develop a reward system and measure the value of a company.
  • detailed knowledge of how large companies report to eg. investors, analysts, authorities and banks, as well as how to evaluate a company’s financial and non-financial achievements: you will have an in-depth understanding of the both the need for and the demand for reporting as well as how the financial and non-financial achievements guide the decisions of the management, the owners, the analysts and the banks.
  • key insights into what is needed for career advancement and managing a successful business: Hanken graduates (accountants, marketing managers and entrepreneurs) all stress the importance of being able to create, understand and use accounting information in working life. By choosing accounting you will have the ability needed to successfully develop a company in the right direction!

Bachelor's level

Studies in accounting will equip you with:

  • the basics of accounting: you will learn to compile financial information and to analyse and understand the information in annual accounts.
  • The basics of managing value creation in companies, such as cost calculation and budgeting.

The studies are built around lectures and exercises:

  • exercises and assignments to support your studies
  • our cooperation with the business world will give you a strong practical connection and valuable contacts.
  • We use digital media to further your studies. Some of the courses involve seminars in small groups.

You can combine accounting at the bachelor’s level with other subjects at Hanken:

  • if you are aiming at a career in auditing you should choose courses in commercial law.
  • Other combinations favoured by our accounting majors are finance, economics and business and management.

Master's level

Studies in accounting will equip you with:

  • detailed knowledge of consolidated financial statements and proficiency in international regulations such as IDRS and US GAAP.
  • detailed knowledge in the use and communication of accounting information for decision-making, such as company valuation and decisions regarding operations.
  • Detailed knowledge in accounting

You have an active role in your learning process:

  • besides lectures, you will have assignments, often presented and discussed in groups.
  • The assignments will challenge and develop your analytical skills.
  • In our tuition, we use practical, real-life examples from and co-operate closely with the business sector, giving our students practical skills and career opportunities.

You can combine accounting at Master's level with other subjects at Hanken:

  • if you are aiming for a career in auditing you should choose courses in commercial law.
  • other combinations favoured by our accounting majors are finance, economics and business and management.