Master
Management - Finance and Accounting

A Master’s in Management specialising in Finance and Accounting combines two key areas. This study programme will teach you how to ensure smooth business operations and optimise business performance.

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Start your accounting and finance master's programme

The financial world is constantly changing: markets are evolving, new instruments for management are being created and regulatory environments are undergoing continuous transformation. Professionals in finance and accounting need to be adaptable, precise and analytical to keep a business’ finances in good order. 

The IU MA in Management with a specialisation in Finance and Accounting focuses on two fields to allow you to form extensive expertise in financial strategies for maximising returns and minimising risk, investment analysis, accounting management, controlling and more. You’ll learn to address uncertainties and implement appropriate strategies for a company’s size, organisational life cycle phase or ownership structure. 

In order to best prepare you for the international job market, all of our study programmes are offered 100% in English. What are you waiting for?

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Overview Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance

  • Study model
    Master of Arts (MA)
    60 ECTS
    Language: English
  • Duration of study
    Regular study period 12 months
    Different time models
    Start your studies at anytime
  • Tuition fees
    Starting from 343 euro per month
  • Accreditation
    60 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1114020
  • Admission
    Completed undergraduate degree
  • Reduce your study fees
    Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
    The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
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Content

Study programme overview

This programme gives you an understanding of financial markets, corporate finance, ever-changing regulations and more. A key aspect of this Finance and Accounting Master’s programme is our practical approach. We focus on use cases and invite guest speakers from top companies where possible so you can learn first-hand how to apply financial theory and corporate policy practically in daily business. Overall, you’ll become an expert in planning, utilising and controlling financial resources and will be an asset to any international company.

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Careers

Career outlook

A degree in Finance and Accounting Management will provide you with the specialist knowledge required for a managerial role in the global investment advisory industry. Your enhanced understanding and insight could lead to a position in finance in roles such as chief financial officer (CFO), treasurer or financial treasurer. In accounting, you may head into roles such as chief treasurer or controller in a multinational corporation, auditing or consulting firm.

Risk Manager

There are always certain risks associated with major business decisions. Your job as a risk manager is to analyse these risks. For example, if you work in a bank, you will assess credit risks before making a loan decision. For mergers and acquisitions, you will examine whether they will lead to the desired outcomes. And if a company wants to launch a new product, you will carry out detailed analysis of the competition and financial risks. Your goal is to identify and evaluate potential risks and to develop scenarios to avoid them.

Financial Controller

As a controller, you are responsible for measuring the profitability of the entire company using KPI systems. You need to recognise risks, weaknesses and potential for improvement in the company, and also identify opportunities to develop and evaluate solution concepts. You’ll often work closely with specialist departments and will take on a leading role in implementing change, recording progress and evaluating success – proposing adaptation measures as necessary. 

Compliance Officer

As a compliance officer, you will have a controlling and supervisory function within a company. You are responsible for developing an organisational structure in which employees can comply with legal regulations. You will introduce control mechanisms that can be used to detect violations of these regulations. You will also inform employees about legal requirements and provide training in this area.

Tuition fees

STUDY MODELS AND FEES: MA FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT

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 programme.  

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.

Only until 20.04.2021

Full-Time

Duration 12 Months

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

518€ /mtl 729€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
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Part-Time I

Duration 18 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.

408€ /mtl 549€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
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Part-Time II

Duration 24 Months

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

343€ /mtl 449€ Enrol for your online study programme by 20th of April and save €3,333 on your tuition fees. *Coupon code: CHANCE21 *You can start your studies at a later date. Apply now
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Earn a Dual Degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

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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

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? 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 online recognition form.

Send an email to study@iu.org 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 call-back appointment to discuss recognition
Admission

Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General Admission requirements
Work experience
Optional aptitude test
English language skills
Why IU 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 forums to exchange with other students. 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 specialisations you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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