Master-Online Studies Finance, Accounting and Taxation

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120 ECTS German or English
Online Studies

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A notebook is no longer enough to keep an eye on the finances of a whole company: In your master’s programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxation, you will learn how to control and document the complex processes which ensure that your company stays solvent in the long term. New business models and digitization are only some of the challenges you will address. Developing financing strategies, managing accounting or even becoming a CFO: your master’s degree prepares you for responsible positions. 
You can complete your Master’s in Finance, Accounting and Taxation in German or English – whichever suits you and your goals best! 

Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
    German or English
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    24-48 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 1113820

    120 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1113820
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Study Programs

Your online studies master’s programmes in the in Finance, Accounting and Taxation

The Finance, Accounting and Taxation programme is available in German and English: 
Your admission requirements for the German programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate degree with an economics or business focus. 
  • Proof of successful completion of the "Taxation" course or comparable prior knowledge. 
  • Proof of university entrance qualification, such as your A levels, a vocational diploma, a master craftsman's certificate or a certificate of advanced training.   
  • Foreign students must provide proof of German language skills. 

Your admission requirements for the English programme: 

  • Completed undergraduate studies with an economics or business focus. 
  • For the English-language programme, we require proof of your English language skills.  
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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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Prof. Dr. Andrew Simon
Head of Studies

“Innovation, regulation and globalization are changing the financial markets at an increasingly rapid pace. The course prepares students for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.”


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 the Master Finance, Accounting and Taxation

How do I make the best decisions for my business? How do I use my knowledge of capital markets in profitable way? Your individual specialisation opens the door for a career tailored towards your personal interests. In the German programme, you can choose two out of 14 elective modules, such as business intelligence, success-oriented controlling or strategic financial management. In the English programme, you select two out of 7 elective modules, including exciting topics like capital markets, data science and analytics and corporate finance and investment.

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  • Career opportunities
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Deine berufliche Zukunft

Chief Financial Officer

How can you optimize financial processes? What is the financial situation of your company? These are the questions that you deal with as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). It’s your job to develop strategic answers to them.

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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.