Start your online master’s programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxation today
New challenges and an international market: Shape the financial world of the future with your English-language 120 ECTS master’s programme.
How your studies get you ahead:
- You combine economic basics with in-depth knowledge of finance, accounting and taxation.
- You acquire leadership and management skills.
- You prepare for international management positions in finance.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
Versatile & InnovativeYour digital learning journey with personal support!
Top-level educationFirst-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Study programme & degreeMaster of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension24-48 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 - English
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Duration 24 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
Duration 36 Months
Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.
Duration 48 Months
Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €799. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
Free trial phase of four weeks*
Access to online libraries
Personal assistance from lecturers
Online campus with innovative study tools
Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning
Individual study and career coaching
Online exams around the clock
License for Microsoft Office and Teams
Flexible extension of study duration
- Completed undergraduate degree with a focus on economics or business management totaling at least 180 ECTS
- From a state or state-recognised college/university
- Final grade of at least "Satisfactory"
In addition, the course "Taxation" must be completed or comparable prior knowledge must be proven for admission to the study programme. You can complete the course with us free of charge as part of your studies. This proof does not have to be provided for the English variant of the degree programme.
If your first degree doesn’t focus on any of the aforementioned topics, you can be admitted via an entrance exam.
In principle, we can credit your experience acquired outside of higher education.
The alternative means of admission are individual exceptions to the aforementioned general admission requirements and ensure the necessary qualifications for postgraduate degrees. Admission is granted at the discretion of the institution.
For the English-language study programme, we require proof of your English language skills. We accept the following:
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. grade B)
Please note: The proof must be submitted before the start of the study programme and must not be older than five years. If you have already completed your first degree in English or if English is your native language, you no longer need to prove your English language skills separately.
Chief Financial Officer
As a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), you are one of the members of the top management of a company and are responsible for the entire financial discipline. Your tasks include managing funds, signing cheques, keeping the books and managing the organisation's financial and liquidity planning.
You develop strategies to optimise processes in your department and ensure that the management function has an overview of the company's financial situation at all times.
As an Accounting Manager, you and your team are responsible for the day-to-day accounting and the timely preparation of financial reports for a company. You plan and monitor commercial processes, prepare financial data and use it to create key figure analyses for Corporate Management, as well as reporting and statistics.
You take on management tasks and act as a contact person for banks, auditors and tax consultants.
Head of Treasury
As Head of Treasury, you and your team keep an eye on your company's finances. You ensure that there are always sufficient funds available to keep the organisation running.
At the same time, as a Treasurer, you look ahead and underpin your company's finances with long-term financing strategies and future-oriented liquidity management. When companies grow and expand internationally, their finances have to grow with them – and you keep an eye on all that.
- Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
- Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point
Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.
Send an email to email@example.com to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.
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