Master-Distance Learning
Finance, Accounting and Taxation

120 ECTS English

You’re big on numbers? Your online master’s programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxation introduces you to the financial world of national and international companies.

Distance Learning

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% flexible
You decide where and when you want to study.
Versatile & Innovative
Your digital learning journey with personal support!
Top-level education
First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Science (MSc) 120 ECTS
    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 - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1113820
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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Programme overview in the Finance, Accounting and Taxation online study programme

Our Master's programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxation is aimed at Bachelor's graduates with a focus on Economics who would like to deepen their knowledge in Finance, Accounting and Taxation. Our aim is to provide you with the necessary expertise and skills to get started as a manager in the Finance department of a company. On the one hand, the focus of teaching is on deepening the scientific and economic foundations and on imparting expert knowledge and methodological skills in the areas of Financing, National and International Accounting and Taxation. On the other hand, the essential basics and instruments of Leadership and Management are taught. Seminars and projects in which you transfer the knowledge you have learned into practice round off the curriculum. Current challenges – in particular the digital transformation – are repeatedly addressed during the course of the study programme, in order that you can meet them with suitable tools and solutions in your future professional practice. At the end of your studies, you have the opportunity to focus on a field of activity (e.g. Success-Oriented Controlling, Management Consulting) and/or an industry (e.g. Tourism, Aviation) of your choice in our broad range of electives.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Master's online study programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxation

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 01.02.2023


Duration 24 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

512€ /mtl 539€ Enrol by February 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.02.2023

Part-Time I

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.

381€ /mtl 399€ Enrol by February 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.02.2023

Part-Time II

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.

306€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by February 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • 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

*The fees for this period only apply if you continue your studies with us.

Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
Additional expertise
Alternative means of admission
English language skills
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Your career prospects in Finance, Accounting and Taxation

After completing your Finance, Accounting and Taxation online study programme, you will be able to take up a wide range of expert and management positions in the Finance department of companies spanning all types and sizes. As an expert, you are in great demand both at home and abroad. For example, you could work as a ...

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.

Accounting Manager

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.


Recognition of Achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • 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 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.

Online recognition
Do you need support with your application for recognition? We have summarized all the important information for you in our guide to recognition. Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.
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