The three-semester, full-time Master's programme comprises two semesters of coursework and one semester for the preparation of the Master's thesis and the final oral examination.
The first semester is built around mandatory courses. The respective modules are Advanced Financial and Advanced Managerial Accounting, IT Applications in Accounting as well as International Corporate Finance and Financial Analysis.
In the second semester, students participate in a seminar on accounting and controlling issues, which serves as a preparation for the Master's thesis. In addition, students can choose from a number of courses.
- Elective 1: International Auditing or Business Process Management
- Elective 2: Special Issues of International Accounting or Special Issues of Managerial Accounting
- The "Master Pool" offers a wide range of options, such as Project Management, IT Security and Privacy, The Role of Europe in a Multipolar World, Corporate Transactions, Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking, Introduction to Programming, International Strategic Management, etc. (subject to change).
During the third semester, students will be engaged in researching and writing their Master's theses.
Students who have completed a Bachelor's degree with only 180 credit points (generally corresponding to a three-year Bachelor's programme) will be required to complete a work experience placement in the third semester, which is worth 30 credit points. Students with a Bachelor's degree worth 210 credit points who have already done supervised work experience during an undergraduate programme may also take a placement in the third semester if they wish.