Accounting, Finance, Controlling (MSc)

At a glance

Study programme
Accounting, Finance, Controlling (MSc)
Accounting, Finance, Controlling
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Type of programme
Campus-based programme
Standard Duration
3 semesters
Admission Capacity
Start of study programme
Summer and winter semesters
Admission Restriction
Limited entry based on NC system
Admission Requirements
University degree (Diplom degree, Bachelor’s degree), mainly in the field of business and economics (also engineering management and business IT). Applicants generally require certification of having attained 210 ECTS points; 180 ECTS points is the minimum requirement. The study programme enables students to make up the 30 ECTS points shortfall if, for example, their previous Bachelor’s study programme consisted of six semesters.
Language of instructions
German and English
Language Requirements
English language proficiency equal to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 level (special rules apply for native English speakers and graduates of study programmes conducted primarily in English). Proficiency in German equal to CFER C1 level (DSH II level in the DSH German proficiency test for university admission or equivalent) where the applicant’s university entrance qualification was acquired abroad.
Application Deadline
20 August (winter semester); 15 January (summer semester)
Specific Features
Integration of the fields of accounting, finance and controlling in a strongly application-oriented study programme

What Is This Programme About?

The Master’s study programme "Accounting, Finance, Controlling" qualifies students to work in the fields of accounting, finance and controlling or in the department of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at large and medium-sized companies in any industry. The programme offers career-oriented and applied learning alongside academic and theoretical subjects. Both these teaching components cover the latest findings in business and economics, and qualify students who successfully complete the modules to carry out complex cross-disciplinary, specialist, and management tasks and roles in business.

Why Choose This Programme?

The programme is aimed particularly at applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as university graduates from other disciplines, in particular graduates in engineering management and graduates in business IT who want to acquire the qualifications needed for specialist positions in the fields of accounting, finance and controlling, as well as middle and higher level management roles in large and medium-sized companies.

How is the programme structured?

At the core of the programme’s content is the students’ acquisition of specialist expertise and methodological skills in the areas of accounting, finance and controlling.
Small groups with a maximum of 35 participants enable intensive work in the form of seminar-based instruction and individual attention to students’ performance in group discussions, case studies, student presentations and software-based exercises. 

Where does it lead?

The Master’s degree programme opens up excellent career opportunities for graduates in company departments across all sectors (e.g. accounting, finance, controlling, project and risk management, mergers and acquisitions), in the banking and insurance industries, consulting, auditing as well as in the public service and for non-profit organisations. The knowledge acquired in individual specialist areas (e.g. individual and consolidated financial statements in accordance with international financial reporting regulations, company valuation, etc.) provides a good basis for students intending to take professional examinations (e.g. accountancy exams or "Certified Public Accountant" exams).
In addition, graduates meet the formal requirements for taking a doctoral degree. The labour market is experiencing a high demand for qualified specialists and managers in accounting, finance and controlling. Studies on pay indicate that graduates can expect to earn high incomes.

Need help?

Subject-related advice

Prof. Dr.

Carsten Müller

General Business Administration for Industrial Engineers

Building 30 , Room 018
Prof. Dr.Carsten Müller+49 661 9640-259
Consultation hours
See eFBW

General advice

Tim Feldermann

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Student advisory service • Advisory service for people with professional qualifications

Building 10 , Room 214
Tim Feldermann+49 661 9640-1432
Consultation hours
Without registration: Tue and Wed 9.30 am – 11.30 am, With registration: Thu 9.30 am – 3 pm
Office hours
Mon to Thu 9 am – 12 pm and 2 pm – 3 pm, Fri 8.30 am – 12 pm

Advice for international students

Britta Simon


Building 10 , Room 105
Britta Simon+49 661 9640-1453
Consultation hours
Mo: 9 – 11 Uhr Mi: 13.30 – 15.30 Uhr Fr: 09 – 11 Uhr
Office hours
Mo–Do: 9 – 12 Uhr, 14 - 15.30 Uhr Fr: 8:30 – 12 Uhr