Start your master’s programme in Controlling today
Controlling is more than just checking numbers. With your expertise, you advise executives on important decisions. As a controller, you are on top of everything that is going on: the position of your company on the market and vis-à-vis its competition as well as societal developments as a whole. By making the right adjustments, you can have a lasting impact on the company's success.
Your master's degree in Controlling provides you with the necessary specialist skills. You can complete this degree in our 60 ECTS programme or in the consecutive 120 ECTS programme – whatever suits you and your goals best.
Study programme & degreeMaster of Arts (MA) 60 or 120 ECTS
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension12-48 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy 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 feesStarting at 306€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
120 ECTS - German
AR-Siegel, ZFU 180218
60 ECTS - German
AR-Siegel, ZFU 180118
60 ECTS - German
Currently in the process of being accredited
- Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
- Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
- You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
- Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.
Your specialisation options in your Controlling master’s programme
Keeping an eye on finances – or using your insights to influence business decisions? Depending on your specialisation, your expertise as a controller is in demand in a wide variety of areas. In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose one of 5 elective modules such as personnel controlling, business intelligence or strategic financial management. In the 120 ECTS programme, you choose two out of 17 compulsory elective modules, including master e-commerce, IT management and management consulting.
Find out more about IU and your study programme in your personal brochure.
- Contents and specialisations of your programme
- Career opportunities
- Information on financing options
More sales, more growth: Your goal as a business controller is to increase company growth. You analyse the status quo and create budgets and forecasts for the future. In addition, you work closely with other departments and advise management on decisions.
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.
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.