Master Finance & Accounting.
- Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Semester: 2
- ECTS: 60 ECTS
- Course language: English
- Study type: full-time, on campus
- Intake: Spring & Autumn
- Campus: Berlin, Bad Honnef
Accounting & Finance (M.A.) ‒ invest in your future
A company must also be stable in financial terms – this applies for a medium-sized export-oriented company as well as for a large multinational business. You are responsible for this as a manager in the field of Finance & Accounting – especially in questions of planning, deploying and monitoring the company's financial resources.
During your studies you gain comprehensive knowledge which prepares you for confidently working in the international capital market. Furthermore, against the background of your respective business context, you learn how to deal with the planning, use and control of financial resources.
Facts & Figures
International Management · Finance & Accounting / International Finance & Accounting
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) / Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration: 4 or 6 semesters (full-time) - 8 semesters (part-time) - 6 semesters (Study & Work) / 2 semesters
Credits: 120 ECTS / 60 ECTS
Language: English / English
Type of study: full-time or part-time or Study & Work / full-time
Campus: Bad Honnef, Berlin, Dublin / Bad Honnef, Berlin
Intake: Spring & Autumn* / Spring & Autumn
Applicants for the study programme Master International Finance & Accounting in two semesters need at least 240 ECTS points in their undergraduate studies.
*Dublin: first intake Autumn 2018
Leverage the Study&Work advantage
On selected master programmes you have the chance to take part in our Study&Work Programme in Dublin. Within this programme you combine practice-oriented coursework with practical experience on the job. We actively support you in finding an employer to help you gain hands-on experience during your studies. Study at IUBH in Dublin and finance your tuition fee up to 100% by working for one of our partners. Check out our study courses and campus locations!
One study programme, three cities, countless experiences
In selected master programmes IUBH offers you the chance to switch during your studies between the German and Irish campus locations Dublin, Berlin and Bad Honnef.
Gain priceless experiences abroad
Expand your network with international contacts
No additional fees
A switch is possible every semester (at the end of each semester)
You are a full-time student
Your study programme is offered at your preferred campus location
Why should I study Finance & Accounting at IUBH?
International campus with students and professors from more than 85 nations
High degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips
Lectures in English and intensive exchanges with professors and fellow students
Top-class network of industry contacts for careers at home and abroad
Instruction in small groups given by lecturers with track records of practical experience
You may choose from different specialisations
Unique study programme with a high rate of recognition in the industry
Academic knowledge is consistently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects
Your personal focus
During your studies, you complete the specialisation in finance & accounting with the following courses:
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
- Advanced Management Accounting & Control
- Current Issues in Finance
- Current Issues in Accounting
What are the professional prospects in Finance & Accounting?
Whether you want to work as a risk manager at an international sports articles manufacturer, a management consultant in the financial services of a global automotive manufacturer, in the field of Financial Controlling in one of the world’s biggest consulting companies or as a Compliance Officer: a degree in the field of Finance & Accounting transforms you into an expert for Financial Planning and Risk Management and makes you a sought-after employee in a sector with a bright future.
The Master's programmes in Finance & Accounting prepare you for work in the field of global financial markets and their direct environments – an ideal start to your career:
- this major develops the competencies you will need to prepare and make financing decisions on the international capital market
- You will learn how to deal with financing options on international capital markets and how to record them in financial statements in accordance with international financial reporting standards
- You will acquire detailed specialist expertise in the fields of investment analysis and portfolio management to optimise the financial performance of companies
Order of study – Overview · 60 ECTS
Strategic Service Management
Advanced Corporate Finance
Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
Advanced Management Accounting & Control
Current Issues in Finance
Current Issues in Accounting
Master Thesis & Colloquium
Step-by-step to your Master's degree in International Finance & Accounting
The first semester is for your expanding specialisation in Finance & Accounting.
In this semester you complete your studies by writing your Master's thesis. The thesis is written under the expert supervision of professors and lecturers as an independent scientific paper for solving a management task.
The courses are held in lecture and seminar format. There are about 30 students per class – this encourages dialogue between professors and students.
Prerequisites for admission to the Master Finance & Accounting:
Int. Management Finance & Accounting 120 ECTS: Bachelor´s degree (180 ECTS)
Int. Finance & Accounting 60 ECTS:
240 ECTS from economic undergraduate studies or
210 ECTS from economic undergraduate studies + practical work experience (30 ECTS) or
210 ECTS from non economic undergraduate studies + Path2Master (30 ECTS) or
210 ECTS from non economic undergraduate studies + TASC exam
Final grade: Minimum grade point average of 3.0 according to the German grading system
Language skills: English, academic IELTS 6.0/ TOEFL IBT 80 points/ PTE 56 points (51 points in each component)
Aptitude Test TASC
The TASC examination is used to determine if you have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully pursue the IUBH degree programme to which you are applying. Preparatory study materials are available on our CLIX learning platform to all candidates who will be taking the test. The materials include further literature references and detailed instructions that make it possible to work, for the most part, independently in preparation for taking the test.
The managers of tomorrow
Practical, international orientation and study content tailored to the industries in question – our graduates are in demand among companies in Germany and abroad:
- about 87% of our graduates begin their careers within three months of graduation
- after two years on the job, 80% of them have already obtained a management position
- our graduates also report an average annual rise in salary of 10%, so that after five years they earn about 50% more than when they started out in their careers