Master-Distance Learning Controlling

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60 or 120 ECTS German
Distance Learning

Start your online master’s programme in Controlling now

Controlling is more than just checking the numbers. With your knowledge, you advise management in important decisions. As a controller, you have an eye on everything: Your company’s position on the market and towards competitors as well as societal developments. By making the right adjustments, you can significantly influence your company’s success

Depending on your previous knowledge, you can choose between two programmes: The 120 ECTS master’s builds on an undergraduate degree with a focus on economics. You have relevant experience in controlling or a similar area? Then our 60 ECTS programme is for you. 

Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (MA) 60 or 120 ECTS
    German
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    12-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 306€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    The IU International University of applied sciences is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
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Study Programs

Your online studies master's programmes in Controlling

The Controlling master’s is available as a 60 ECTS or 120 ECTS programme. After re-accreditation, the current 60 ECTS programme will be replaced with the 60 ECTS programme in Applied Controlling. 
 
Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree with at least 240 ECTS
  • Proof of at least one year of professional experience (must be acquired after completing undergraduate degree) 
  • 240 ECTS from the first degree: Direct access possible 
  • 210 ECTS from the first degree: Attendance of courses amounting to 30 ECTS OR proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme  
  • With 180 ECTS from the first degree: Attendance of courses amounting to 30 ECTS AND proof of at least one year of qualified professional experience OR proof of at least two years of qualified professional experience when starting the study programme  
  • Proof of your knowledge of German  

Your advantage: Build on your professional experience and complete your master’s degree in no time. 

Your admission requirements for the 120 ECTS program: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree with a focus on economics or business  
  • If your undergraduate degree has no corresponding focus, you can be admitted via a master’s entrance exam. 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Your advantage: Invest a little more time and gain deeper knowledge, building on your bachelor's degree. 

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100% Flexible

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100% your way

Take your IU study programme with you – no matter whether you’re on your way to work or traveling the world. You even get to choose whether you want to take your exams online or on site.

Innovative

The online campus and our study app IU Learn are innovative smart tools for every learning style. You study according to your individual needs.

Personalised
Your electives allow you to focus on those areas that best fit your goals. You prepare for the career you want with the subjects you care about.

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

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Advantages

Your advantages in IU Distance Learning

Your degree brings with it many career advantages, such as the chance of a salary increase, more attractive tasks or career advancement. In addition, you will develop personally! We make sure that you can integrate your studies as flexibly as possible into your daily work and family life.
Up to 20% higher salary
Within five years of graduating, many alumni make 20% more than they did before their degree.
New job within three months
Bright prospects: Within three months after graduating, our alumni have found work.
Sought-after specialist knowledge
Our wide range of expert knowledge can help you sharpen your profile.

Your electives in your Controlling master’s programme

Keep an eye on the finances – or impact business decisions with your findings? Depending on which electives you choose, your expertise is sought-after in different areas. In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose one of 5 electives such as “Personalcontrolling”, “Business Intelligence” or “Strategisches Finanzmanagement”. In the 120 ECTS programme, you choose two out of 17 electives, including “Data Science and Analytics”, “Nachhaltige Unternehmensentwicklung und Risikomanagement” and “Digitale Transformation”. 

Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

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Careers

Your professional future

Business Controller

Higher turnover means more growth: As a business controller, your goal is to increase company growth. You analyse the status quo and calculate budgets and forecasts for the future. You work together closely with other departments and advise the management board in their decisions. 

Find out more about our 120 ECTS programme

Why IU is the best choice
  • Personalised & flexible

    You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies! 

  • State-approved & award-winning

    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to Fernstudiencheck.de, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

  • Here for you – personally

    Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching. 

  • Practically oriented

    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.