Accounting and Controlling

  • Degree
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    3 semester without internship, 4 semester with internship
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Economics and wish to extend your knowledge of Accounting and Controlling in an international context? The Business Administration-based degree programme Accounting and Controlling provides an opportunity to do just that. Studying in a small, international group, the practice-orientated teaching is provided in English. The business experience of the course instructors and the industry partners involved in the degree programme guarantee a top-quality education.

Selected students can be entered in the dual award programme organized with the ESC Rennes (France).

Professional field

Graduates of this programme are qualified to perform cross-sector specialist and management tasks in international companies and auditing and consulting organizations. The degree also provides access to the higher levels of German public administration.

Degree structure

In their first semester, students of this degree programme complete a foun- dation stage; this is followed in the second semester by specialist study of Controlling (Managerial Accounting) or Financial Accounting. The third semester is usually dedicated to the final examination in the form of a written Master’s thesis and an oral examination.
Students who have gained less than 210 ECTS in their first degree must acquire the missing credits by completing an internship. Those students who have gained 210 ECTS in their first degree may complete a voluntary internship.

In the first semester, students take foundation courses in Financial and Mana-gerial Accounting, Corporate Finance and IT-Applications. Subsequent mod- ules in the specialist stage enable students to develop a profile which matches their intended profession. As part of a specialization in IFRS Accounting or Managerial Accounting, students can take electives from the syllabi of other Master’s degree programmes and Business Process Management or Inter- national Auditing. The first two semesters also focus on the development of personal and social skills. A research methodology seminar prepares students for their Master’s thesis,

  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Business Studies
  • at least 210 credit points. Applicants with 180 credits will be required to obtain the additional 30 credits by completing a placement in the third semester (the programme will then last four semesters),
  • English language skills on a high B2 level proved by a standardised test, e.g. TOEFL (iBT minimum score 83), IELTS (minimum score 6.0), TOEIC Four Skills (minimum score 1200), PTE Academic (minimum score 67), Cambridge English Scale (minimum score 170), Oxford Test of English (minimum score 126), UNIcert II
  • Letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae in English
  • evidence specifically of having completed undergraduate modules in Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting/Controlling,
  • By voluntarily providing a GMAT score of 600 Points or above, you can significantly increase your chance of admission (in this case an English proof is not necessary)

Applicants with a degree from a German university:
Please, apply through our platform (which for technical reasons is only available in German)

Applicants with a degree from an university abroad:
Students with a Non-German Bachelor degree apply at uni-assist e. V.

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

All regulations, forms and documents can be found in your faculty site.

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees


  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Services

Student advisory service

Department of Business and Economics
Dagmar Hofmann
Studienbüro 3