Master-Online Studies Controlling

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60 or 120 ECTS German
Online Studies

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. 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (MA) 60 or 120 ECTS
    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
    Study 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
Study start information
First time from,01.12.2022 (German, 60 ECTS)
Information about state accreditation
This programme is still in the process of accreditation. We are expecting Ministry approval at the very latest by the start of the study programme. So far, all IU programmes have been accredited and approved successfully on time.
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Study Programs

Your online studies master's programmes in Controlling

You can study Controlling in our 60 ECTS and 120 ECTS programme: 
Your admission requirements for the 60 ECTS programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree with a focus on economics or business
  • With 240 ECTS from the first degree: Direct access possible 
  • With 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 
  • Specialist knowledge from the areas of controlling/accounting/finance amounting to 10 ECTS 
  • Proof of your knowledge of German 

Your advantage: Get your master's degree in no time, building on your professional experience.  

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

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • 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.
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Your advantages in IU Online Studies

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.

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. 

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Your professional future

Business Controller

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.

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, 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.