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Your degree, your way:
We design our programmes and courses to be as flexible and innovative as possible—without sacrificing quality. We deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. With IUBH you can study on campus, online or combine both and switch between the two. Our distance learning materials allow you to gain an accredited degree from wherever you are and work around your job or personal commitments.
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Maximum Flexibility: Study on campus, online or switch between the two options. You choose where you want to study. For online studies, you can pay your study fees in monthly instalments and do your online exams 24/7
Fully Accredited Degree: All our degrees benefit from German state-accreditation and are internationally recognized in major jurisdictions such as the EU, US and UK
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International Focus, Practical Orientation: We focus on practical training and an international outlook which gives IUBH graduates a decisive advantage: 94% of our graduates have a job within six months of graduation and, after an average of two years on the job, 80% move into management. Plus, we work closely with big companies such as Lufthansa, Sixt, and EY to give you great opportunities and insights.
About the Programme
The financial world is constantly changing: Markets evolve, new instruments for management are created, and regulatory environments constantly change. Professionals in finance and accounting need to be adaptable, precise, and analytical to keep a business’ finances in good order.
The IU Master of Management in Finance and Accounting Management combines two fields to give you comprehensive 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.
Facts & Figures
Master of Arts (MA)
on Campus, Online
from 1183 Euro; full-time price on campus (online is 2000 euro less per semester with scholarships available)
Completed Undergraduate Degree, English Skills, TASC Exam Possible, One Year of Work Experience
This programme gives you an understanding of financial markets, corporate finance, constantly changing regulations, and more. A key aspect of this degree in Finance and Accounting is our practical approach. We focus on use cases and invite guest speakers from top companies where possible so you can learn first-hand to apply financial theory and corporate policy practically in daily business. Overall, you’ll become an expert in planning, using, and controlling financial resources and an asset to any international company.
Managing in a Global Economy
Corporate Finance and Investment
Advanced Research Methods
Operations and Information Management
Seminar: Managing People and Organizations
Master Thesis & Colloquium
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Completed undergraduate study from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution (240 ECTS).
If you have less than 240 ECTS on your university degree, begin your studies after having passed our admission test TASC.
A final grade of at least "Satisfactory" or grade C (as commonly used in the US and Canada).
At least one year of work experience before the start of the IU Online Master programme (achieved after previous studies).
Proof of English skills.
If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.
With a degree in Finance and Accounting Management, you’ll acquire the specialist knowledge required for taking a managing 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 could head into roles like chief treasurer or controller in a multinational corporation, auditing or consulting firm.
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 assess credit risks before making a loan decision. For mergers and acquisitions, you examine whether they will result in the desired outcomes. And if a company wants to bring a new product to market, you carry out a detailed analysis of the competition and financial risks. Your goal is to identify and evaluate potential risks and to develop scenarios to avoid them.
As a Controller, you are responsible for measuring the profitability of the entire company using KPI systems. You identify risks, weaknesses and potential for improvement in the company, but also identify opportunities to develop and evaluate solution concepts. You’ll often work closely with specialist departments and will take the reins in implementing change, recording progress and evaluating success—proposing adaptation measures as necessary.
As a Compliance Officer, you 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 introduce control mechanisms through which violations of these regulations can be detected. And you inform employees about legal requirements and provide training in this area.