Figures create facts. And you create the figures …
Are you passionate about facts and figures and are you talented in handling them? If so, you will make your way. The understanding of accounting and finance is a key task in managing companies. Have you already acquired relevant fundamental knowledge in the fields of controlling, financing, accounting and taxes? Then the master program in Accounting and Finance is a consistent and logical continuation of your academic career. Know-how: Experts in financial management still prevail on the market and have excellent and exciting prospects in the economy, science and in research.
Unbeatable content and close to practice
In today’s economy – signified by a global environment – you require knowledge of methods and techniques, professional skills and a high degree of social competence (soft skills) in order to meet the demanding challenges of a leading manager. The master program in Accounting and Finance guarantees an intensive enriching exploration of relevant issues in financial business management and high quality standards
- in providing theoretical foundations,
- in applying the acquired competences to practice in interdisciplinary projects in heterogeneous teams. This includes analyzing and working on complex real-life problems.
This master program will prepare you for a responsible position in management, investment-banking, consulting or accounting. Specialists in financial management still assert themselves in the job market and have excellent and exciting career opportunities in business, science and research. You will also have the option of an academic career and later earning a Phd/doctorate.
You will be studying in small groups and understand content closely linked to business practice. Besides working on a wide range of current and relevant issues and learning about case-related practical approaches, your studies will be enriched by close co-operation with selected companies.
Duration, Application Deadline and Pre-requisites for admission
The study program lasts three semesters and starts every year in the winter semester. The application deadline is July 15, of the respective year. Pre-requisite is a bachelor's degree or Diplom (German academic degree) or an equivalent degree from abroad in business administration or a closely related field of study with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters. At least 40 ECTS of the former degree must have been attained in the fields of controlling, accounting, financing or taxation. Knowledge of the English language at level B2 is to be proven. Graduates with a bachelor's degree with less than 210 ECTS: you will be required to complete a further 30 ECTS up until the master's thesis.
Accreditation and degree
- The master program Accounting and Finance is accredited with ZEvA. The program comprises 90 ECTS.
- Upon successful completion of your studies you will be awarded a Master of Science (M.Sc.).
The study place allocation takes place in accordance with the so-called numerus-clausus procedure like in the proceeding of our bachelor's degree courses. That means that 80% are allocated in accordance with the grade point average and the remaining 20% are allocated in accordance with the waiting period. It is referred to the waiting period after the acquisition of the bachelor certificate.
Yes, that is possible. Please contact the International Office with questions regarding partner universities, organization or financing. You should also find out prior to your stay abroad, which achievements can be recognized.
The degree course is designed as a full-time degree course with respect to the course load. That also means that professional activities cannot be considered with respect to lecture and examination times. In general, we do not recommend working part of full-time next to studying this master's degree course.
The deadline for the receipt of the admission application ends on July 15, for the winter semester.
You must submit an informal, separate application if you would like your application to be considered for the random selection procedure. The application period begins two weeks prior to start of the lectures of the respective semester and ends on the day of the start of lectures of the respective semester.
Link to the academic calendar.
The degree course is admission restricted. The study spot placement takes place via a local NC procedures.
You can only be admitted to the master's degree course if you
a) completed a bachelor's examination in one of the bachelor's degree courses with a regular period of study of at least six semesters or with at least 180 ECTS credits or
b) a diploma examination in the diploma degree course with a regular period of study of at least six semesters and
If the previous degree course included less than 210 ECTS credits, the admission is granted with the condition that additionally successfully completed modules of up to 30 ECTS credits must be attained until the registration for the master's thesis.
The examination board decides on the choice of modules.
The proof of having met the criteria can be provided by successfully completing the additional module 13 practice-transfer-project. Knowledge and application competencies in the following fields are to be proven:
1. Internal accounting
2. External accounting
This knowledge and competencies are considered proven, if at least 40 ECTS credits were attained in modules that specialized in the stated areas in the previous degree course. The application form that is to be filled out and the respective annex to the application can be found here.