The Unisinos's Masters in Accounting aims to train highly qualified professionals in Accounting Sciences with a focus on Controllership and Finance to work in companies, research and teaching.
Our research fields allow a theoretical and empirical understanding of the problems of organizations and a solid background in analysis of accounting and financial data. This knowledge enables our graduates to promote efficiency gains and competitiveness in their organizations and to develop qualified research, contributing to the development of institutions and promoting new professional and academic knowledge.
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Emphasis: Controllership and Finance
The Unisinos Graduate Program in Accounting aims to train highly qualified human resources in Accounting with a focus on Controllership and Finance to work in teaching and organizations. The research topics allow students to have a broad understanding of the processes of obtaining, elaborating, systematizing, and using information to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of organizations, thus contributing to the regional development of institutions.
Lines of action
Includes topics for accounting information users to improve their decision-making process and, thus, their organization's competitiveness. It covers research involving accounting information identification, measurement and disclosure, based on the following subareas:
(1) Financial Accounting and Users;
(2) Accounting Theory;
(3) Corporate Accounting and International Accounting;
(4) Tax Management;
Addresses topics to improve organizations' efficiency and competitiveness in the following subareas:
(1) Strategic Cost Management;
(3) Creation and dissemination of an information system among managers;
(4) Development of the capacity to create new and specific performance assessment systems.
Focuses on efficient techniques of financial resource allocation, in the following subareas:
1) Investigation of current financial practices in organizations and financial markets;
2) Development of theoretical models and optimal rules related to the financial behavior of organizations;
3) Studies on financing sources and capital structure;
4) Capital asset valuation.
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Master's Degree Curriculum
The Master's degree courses are structured in two modules: I – required courses: composed of three (3) courses that concentrate on leveling content; II – electives: chosen together with the advisor and in accordance with the research to be carried out. Completion of the Master's level program requires 24 credits: seven (7) credits from required courses; 12 credits from electives; two (2) credits from the publication or final acceptance of a paper in a journal - Qualis B2 or higher, or a passing grade in an elective worth three (3) credits or a passing grade in at least two (2) special topics courses worth one (1) credit each or one (1) course worth two (2) credits; three (3) credits from a thesis defense; delivery, by the deposit date of the final version of the thesis, of a scientific paper prepared on the basis of the Thesis. Students must also demonstrate that, by the enrollment date for the third semester, they took at least one (1) qualification test and appeared before one (1) thesis examination board.
Required Courses (7 credits)
Electives (12 credits)
Required Additional Activities (2 credits)
Final Course Paper (3 credits)
The student of the Accounting Graduate Program has at your disposal a faculty composed mostly of masters, doctors and post-doctor, with national and international training and recognized professional experience.
Alexsandro Marian CarvalhoDoutor em Física firstname.lastname@example.org
The main research topics of the researcher are: management of big data and analysis of complex systems applied to management and business.
Andre Luis KorzenowskiDoutor em Engenharia de Produção email@example.com
Works at the interface between companies and academia in the application of optimization tools, multicriteria analysis, modeling, simulation, pattern recognition and multivariate methods to support managerial and operational decision-making.
Carlos Alberto DiehlDoutor em Engenharia de Produção firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD in Production Engineering (UFSC / HEC Montreal, 2004) master in eng. production and eng. chemistry (UFRGS). Researcher and professor at the Graduate Programs in Accounting and Production Engineering at Unisinos. Post-doctorate in Governance (Universidad de Málaga). More than 40 years of professional experience and 25 as a teacher. Former president of the International Cost Institute (2015-19) and former president of the Brazilian Cost Association (2012-16), former CCG area coordinator (Anpcont). More than 200 articles and 11 published books. Training of Board Member (IBGC). Chairman and member of advisory and deliberative councils and fiscal commission. Strategy, Governance and Controllership Consultant, with over 40 projects. Areas of interest: Management / Controllership Accounting Costs management Strategy and Governance Sports Management (Soccer)
Clea Beatriz MacagnanDoutora em Creación, estrategia y gestión de empresas email@example.com
The main topics of interest to the researcher are: Intangible Assets Corporate governance Economic consequences of disclosure Disclosure of information from public institutions Normative and positive theories in accounting Mediation and arbitration.
Clovis Antonio KronbauerDoutor em Contabilidad y Auditoría firstname.lastname@example.org
The main topics of interest to the researcher are: Earnings management by companies Accounting for non-profit entities Relationship between Corporate Accounting and Tax Accounting International accounting standards and practices Tax planning Audit and Accounting Expertise.
Ernani OttDoutor em Ciências Contábeis email@example.com
The researcher has extensive experience in the accounting area, with an emphasis on accounting theory, working mainly on the following topics: corporate social responsibility environmental management and accounting intellectual capital disclosure of accounting information and teaching and research in accounting.
João ZaniDoutor em Administração firstname.lastname@example.org
The main topics of interest to the researcher are: Capital structure and business strategy and capital investment decisions Accounting information - transparency - and the cost of capital and / or credit Financial and credit restrictions Liquidity management strategy and investment decisions Interest on own capital and capital structure and / or dividend policy Financial constraint and corporate governance.
Miguel Afonso SellittoDoutor em Engenharia de Produção email@example.com
Lead research in the areas of Production Management, Strategy and Organizations. Research interests in Production Management include manufacturing management, logistics and supply chain management, advanced manufacturing and flexible manufacturing systems, and industrial maintenance. Research interests in Strategy and Organizations include green supply chain management, production strategy, chaos and complexity, and performance measurement.
Roberto Frota DecourtDoutor em Administração firstname.lastname@example.org
The main topics of interest to the researcher are: Corporate Governance Dividend Policy Capital structure Results Management Capital opening Behavioral Finance Capital market company valuation and portfolio management.
Taciana MarethDoutora em Engenharia de Produção email@example.com
The main topics of interest to the researcher are: Costs strategic cost management environmental costs process modeling efficiency assessment.
Tiago Wickstrom AlvesPhD in Economics firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree in Economic Sciences from the Federal University of Santa Maria (1990), Master in Rural Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1995) and a PhD in Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1999). He works at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, where he was Deputy Coordinator of the Graduation of the Economic Sciences course, Coordinator of the Economics PPG, Coordinator of the Accounting Sciences PPG and Director of the Economic Sciences Center. He currently teaches at the undergraduate course in Economic Sciences, at the PPG in Economics and at the PPG in Accounting Sciences and is the leader of the Research Group entitled: Markets and Competitiveness of Higher Education Institutions. He has experience in the field of Rural Economy, Microeconomics and Quantitative Methods, working mainly on the following topics: Costs, Organizational Performance Evaluation, Institutional Competitiveness Analysis and Higher Education Market based on Applied Microeconomics and Behavioral Economics.