International Programmes 2021/2022

Accounting and Controlling Accounting and Controlling

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin • Berlin

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English

English (100%)

Programme duration
3 semesters
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies

1 October

Application deadline

15 June (for applicants with a German university degree)
30 May (for applicants with a non-German university degree)

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

This postgraduate programme takes an international approach to combine theory and practice in providing broad business administration skills focused on international financial reporting standards and controlling. It builds on the knowledge gained during undergraduate studies, sustainably expands skills, and provides opportunities for students to independently develop creative solutions. The programme provides the skills needed to analyse and identify goal-oriented operative and strategic measures and implement them in new and diverse settings. The individual modules are strongly interactively structured, which not only encourages the participants' presentation skills and powers of articulation but also integrates their wealth of experience and insights into the process of mastering complex issues.
Furthermore, students will practise solving economic and managerial problems independently and as part of a team.

Course organisation

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.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Integrated internships

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.

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

Approx. 300 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Between 800 and 1,000 EUR monthly:
Student residence: 400-500 EUR
Health insurance: approx. 100-150 EUR

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree in business studies
  • Excellent English skills (details see below)
  • Specific evidence of having completed undergraduate courses in financial accounting and managerial accounting/controlling
  • Letter of motivation in English
  • Curriculum vitae in English
  • By providing a GMAT score of 600 points or above, an applicant can significantly increase his or her chance of being admitted. (In this case, an additional English certificate is not necessary.)
Language requirements

Very good knowledge of English is required. The level of English proficiency should correspond to at least level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference), e.g.

  • TOEFL iBT – 83 points
  • IELTS – 6.0 points
  • TOEIC Four Skills – 1200 points
  • PTE Academic – 67 points
  • Cambridge English Scale – 170 points
  • Oxford Test of English – 126 points
  • UNIcert II
Application deadline

15 June (for applicants with a German university degree)
30 May (for applicants with a non-German university degree)

Submit application to

For applicants with a non-German degree:
uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin

Possibility of finding part-time employment

There are many job opportunities for students in Berlin. Non-EU students are permitted to work within specified limits.


The German National Association for Student Affairs ("Studierendenwerk") and other institutions currently offer 15,600 rooms in student halls of residence throughout Berlin. Due to waiting lists, it is advised to get in contact with the service early on.

You can also look online for shared flats, e.g., here:

Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin

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