MBA – Finance & Accounting

Do you want to take your financial know-how to the next level? In our internationally oriented MBA with a specialisation in Finance & Accounting, you’ll learn everything you need to succeed in financial management roles.

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Overview

Start your MBA – Finance & Accounting

Do you aspire to a management position in finance and want to bring your management skills up to top international level?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the highest academic management qualification on the global education market. With our specialised MBAFinance & Accounting online or on-campus study programme you’ll gain sound business administration know-how, key leadership skills and comprehensive specialist knowledge of international finance & accounting. Once you graduate, you’ll have your pick of attractive leading roles in finance.

The IU International University of Applied Sciences MBA – Finance & Accounting study programme complies with the internationally recognised EQUAL MBA Guidelines.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and myStudies
Dual degree: Available
Study Duration & Extension
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies at anytime
Tuition fees
Starting from 221 euro per month
Accreditation
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards, ZFU 153413c

90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards, ZFU 121_EU
Admission
General Admission requirements
Work experience
English language skills

Find detailed information in admission part
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible

This study programme is available in 2 different study models – Choose the right one for you:

Online Studies

  • Study whenever you want, 100% online
  • Choose your own pace and take as long as you need
  • Start at anytime from anywhere

myStudies

  • Study in small learning groups and in close contact with your lecturers
  • Start 4x per year from anywhere or at one of our locations in Germany
  • Combine the full student experience with freedom and flexibility
100 % FLEXIBLE

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME – WITH YOUR FREE IPAD

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.

Study contents

Course overview

Our online or on-campus MBA – Finance & Accounting is highly practice-oriented and will provide you with all the business administration and specialist knowledge you’ll need as a future manager in finance and accounting.

Among other things, you’ll learn about the factors that influence financial decisions at the management level, which financing options are available in international capital markets and how to implement large finance projects successfully.

In addition, you’ll familiarise yourself with international accounting standards and gain detailed knowledge on the topics of investment analysis and portfolio management. Once you graduate, you’ll have the skills to optimise corporate financial performance sustainably.

Admission

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.

STUDY ANYWHERE, ANYTIME – WITH YOUR FREE IPAD

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.

Careers

Your MBA in Finance & Accounting career outlook

Almost every nationally and internationally operating company markets products or services. As a marketing expert with sound management and sales knowledge, you have excellent career opportunities.

Once you’ve completed your online or on-campus MBA – International Marketing degree, you could work as...

Risk Manager

As a risk manager, your job is to analyse business decisions with regard to their risks for the company. At a bank, for example, this means assessing the credit default risk before a lending decision is made. In the case of takeovers or mergers, you check whether they will actually result in the desired potential. And if a new product is to be launched on the market, you are responsible for a detailed competitive analysis. Your goal is always to identify and analyse potential risks and develop scenarios to minimise risks.

Financial Controller

As a financial controller, your job is to measure the profitability of a company using key performance indicators. You uncover weaknesses, risks, and potential for improvement in the company and develop efficient solution concepts - often in cooperation with the specialist departments. If these concepts are implemented, you are responsible for the central recording and evaluation of the implementation progress and success and, if necessary, initiate adjustment measures.

Compliance Officer

Compliance officers have a controlling and supervisory function in companies. Your goal is to develop an organisational structure in which all employees can comply with legal regulations. You regularly inform employees about legal regulations and internal guidelines and initiate training in this area. You introduce adequate control mechanisms so that violations of regulations can be identified.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • Isabel Jennemann

    Online student

    “IU offers me the opportunity to organise my studies as flexible as possible.„

  • Sandip Modha

    Graduate

    “In my search to find the right university, IU Berlin met all the criteria that were important to me. I also liked the fact that Berlin is a very international city and is currently evolving into being the hub of Europe's start-up scene. As part of my studies at IU, I participated in a blockchain seminar on campus, during which I was able to make numerous business contacts. This network and a personal recommendation led me to my current employer, the financial services provider Leondrino Exchange. In collaboration with the company, I wrote my thesis and was subsequently rewarded with a full-time position. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!„

  • Nina Schwarting

    Graduate

    “I chose to pursue an MBA due to its practical relevance, especially the case studies, which were particularly exciting for me. Thanks to IU’s flexibility, I was able to combine my studies with my job, where I was often able to apply what I was learning. For many people, education has negative connotations due to their school experiences. That is a shame, because learning has changed so much in recent years. There are great new learning formats and strategies, and you can now shape your own career more freely than ever before, as job profiles are constantly changing. That’s my professional mission: show people how to turn learning into a lifestyle.„

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your MBA degree in MBA – Finance & Accounting

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.

Full-Time

Duration 18 Months

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

  • Online Studies
  • myStudies
392€ /mth 739€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! * Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 24 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
306€ /mth 579€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 36 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
221€ /mth 419€ Invest in your future now – and pay up to 50% less by 26th of January! Apply now
* This discount is only available for the Online Studies model. For information about myStudies discounts, please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team.
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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 – you can choose if you want to 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.

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? 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 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 personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

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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.

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