Finance, Accounting & Taxation

Turn your passion for finance and love for organisation into a lucrative career in companies across the world.

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Start your online Master in Finance, Accounting and Taxation

No company can be run successfully for an extended period of time without a well-designed financial plan. That’s why finance, accounting and taxation professionals are so important: they hold the key to a company’s ability to plan for the future, and to meet the strict standards of local and international monetary regulations.

As a future graduate of IU’s Master’s programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxation, you’ll be a well-trained and capable managerial candidate for companies looking to strengthen their financial departments.

Combine practical and theoretical knowledge in order to successfully navigate the challenges of a financial sector in constant change, and develop the right managerial skills to lead financial teams to joint success.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
120 ECTS
Language: English
Study Duration & Extension
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
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Tuition fees
Starting from 168 euro per month
120 ECTS - English
Currently in the process of being accredited
General admission requirements
English language skills

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Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Study start information
Available from, 16.05.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.


To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.


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Study contents

Course overview

The goal of the Finance, Accounting and Taxation Master’s programme is to give you the tools you need for successfully meeting the financial challenges companies are expected to face in the future. To do so, the programme focuses on expanding your knowledge of economic principles, and adding to it further with specialist knowledge practical, proven approaches to financing, international accounting and taxation issues. 

To ensure your ability to take on managerial positions in the field, you’ll also take courses on the basic principles of leadership and personnel management. In addition, you will get a chance to test your knowledge in business through different seminars and projects.


Entry Requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to 50% of your courses. You will be registered as a student only after they've been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.


To make sure you have everything you need in order to excel in your studies, we’re offering all students with an EU address a free iPad for the entire duration of your studies. For more details, contact our Study Advisory Team.


Your Master in Finance, Accounting and Taxation Career Outlook

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting and Taxation, you will be able to take on a wide range of consultancy or management positions in the finance department of companies across different business sectors. Use your professional expertise to work as one of the following, for example:

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) work as part of a company’s top managerial spine, and are responsible for all financial aspects and governance within the company. As a future CFO, you’ll be in charge of setting budgets, managing funds, ensuring that there is a well-organised bookkeeping system in place and planning the company’s financial spending and liquidity. Develop approaches to optimise financial processes and keep the rest of the management core up to date in regards to the company’s financial situation at any given moment.

Accounting Manager

Manage and direct your team’s daily accounting operations, and assure the timely preparation of financial reports – both internal and external. Plan and oversee commercial processes, prepare financial data and analyse it in order to create key figure reports for your company’s upper management. Act as your company’s contact person for banks, tax consultants and tax authorities, and help the company strategise and set realistic financial goals according to your reports.

Head of Treasury

As Head of Treasury, your main responsibility is to watch over your company’s finances. You’ll need to make sure that the company’s accounts always have sufficient funds in order for the business to continue regular operations. In addition to that, you’ll be expected to plan ahead and set forth long-term financing strategies, as well as think of future-oriented liquidity management questions. Help companies grow and evolve by ensuring that their finances grow accordingly and managed properly.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • Britta Gabriel


    “When I joined gastronovi GmbH, a software solutions provider for the restaurant industry, I had just completed my Master's in Management with IU’s online study programme. I was able to use the study content directly in practice. In addition to the management skills I gained from my studies, my independent working methods also help me in my job. This strength has become even more pronounced through online learning. Combined with practical work experience, studying at IU was the right choice for me: I could set the learning pace myself, depending on how busy I was at work or in my private life. The fact that I could take my examinations in person and arrange a lot things online, was also of great benefit. If anything was still unclear, I could always talk to my study coach for help.„

  • Eike Lehnen

    Online student

    “My online studies allowed me to follow all my wishes and dreams so far: Even a break from studies and job when our son was born in June.„

  • Mai Duc


    “I was drawn to IU specifically thanks to its excellent record of alumni success, world-class teaching and research. Hand-in-hand with the university’s academic standards was its international nature – which I knew would help me further develop my intercultural communication skills – as well as the close relationship with business and industry facilitated by the many companies IU counts as corporate partners. Safe to say, my studies at IU were a major factor in me securing my current role at Facebook. The talks and career events organised by IU provided me with many opportunities to network with industry leaders – invaluable experience both for my present and my future!„

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Master degree in Finance, Accounting & Taxation

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.


Duration 24 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online Studies
286€ /mth 539€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online Studies
211€ /mth 399€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online Studies
168€ /mth 319€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point.

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your studies are flexible and 100% online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

You gain full support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the myStudies model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The ideal mix of theory & practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.


Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.

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