MASTER OF MANAGEMENT IN FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
The financial world is constantly changing: Markets evolve, new instruments for management are created, and regulatory environments constantly change. Professionals in finance and accounting need to be adaptable, precise, and analytical to keep a business’ finances in good order.
The IU Master of Management in Finance and Accounting Management combines two fields to give you comprehensive expertise in financial strategies for maximising returns and minimising risk, investment analysis, accounting management, controlling, and more. You'll learn to address uncertainties and implement appropriate strategies for a company's size, organisational life cycle phase, or ownership structure.
What makes IU your best choice
96% Recommendation Rate
All the important details about this programme
Master of Arts (M.A.)60 ECTSStudy format: Online or On CampusDual Degree: Available
Duration of study
12 monthsPart time models available
Online: From 583 117 euros per month
On Campus: From 916 799 euros per month
60 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards60 ECTS - English - On CampusOn campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
Completed Undergraduate Degree
Scholarship Programme Option
1 Year of Work Experience
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
IU has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required.
To avoid disappointment, students need to sign up for this offer within 4 weeks of enrolment, so don’t miss out!
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
This programme gives you understanding of financial markets, corporate finance, constantly changing regulations, and more. A key aspect of this degree in Finance and Accounting, is our practical approach. We focus on use cases and invite guest speakers from top companies where possible so you can learn first-hand to apply financial theory and corporate policy practically in daily business. Overall, you'll become an expert in planning, using, and controlling financial resources and an asset to any international company.
Managing in a Global Economy
Corporate Finance and Investment
Advanced Research Methods
Operations and Information Management
Seminar: Managing People and Organizations
Master Thesis & Colloquium
This degree combines our Master of Management with specialist electives for the area of Finance and Accounting. Take a look at the Module Handbook for more details.
Studying a flexible degree with a blend of in-person and online lectures on our Berlin or Bad Honnef campus can set you up for a successful professional and personal life in Europe, here’s what you gain:
- Practical, group-based learning
- Close contact with lecturer
- In-person career fairs and talks
- Work part-time and study
- Join clubs and student societies
- Apply for a post-work study visa
With a degree in Finance and Accounting Management, you’ll acquire the specialist knowledge required for taking a managing role in the global investment advisory industry. Your enhanced understanding and insight could lead to a position in finance in roles such as chief financial officer (CFO), treasurer or financial treasurer. In accounting, you could head into roles like chief treasurer or controller in a multinational corporation, auditing or consulting firm.
There are always certain risks associated with major business decisions. Your job as a Risk Manager is to analyse these risks. For example, if you work in a bank, you assess credit risks before making a loan decision. For mergers and acquisitions, you examine whether they will result in the desired outcomes. And if a company wants to bring a new product to market, you carry out detailed analysis of the competition and financial risks. Your goal is to identify and evaluate potential risks and to develop scenarios to avoid them.
As a Controller, you are responsible for measuring the profitability of the entire company using KPI systems. You identify risks, weaknesses and potential for improvement in the company, but also identify opportunities to develop and evaluate solution concepts. You’ll often work closely with specialist departments and will take the reins in implementing change, recording progress and evaluating success—proposing adaptation measures as necessary.
As a Compliance Officer, you have a controlling and supervisory function within a company. You are responsible for developing an organisational structure in which employees can comply with legal regulations. You introduce control mechanisms through which violations of these regulations can be detected. And you inform employees about legal requirements and provide training in this area.
Study Models & Fees
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full time or part time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.
Duration 12 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 18 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 24 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
The prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fee, scholarship or other discounts. All displayed offers do not include students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. Additional fees may apply.
Gain your extra LSBU validated UK degree for €1,490 on top of your IU degree. (Only applicable to dual degree ready programmes)
Our IU study programmes include the following benefits
Take exams online
Access to partner network
Free extension of study period
Online library as well as podcasts and videos
Flexible payment options
Correction and assessment of module exams
Support and career services
What our students say
In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.
- For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%!
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when you don't meet the full ECTS requirements yet. If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience instead.
- To start a 120-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 180 ECTS credits from your previous studies.
- To start a 60-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 240 ECTS credits from your previous studies but can “bridge” up to 60 ECTS with 2 years of professional experience.
Once all admissions documents are provided and any relevant admissions courses are complete, you can move forward and finish your degree.
Questions? Speak to one of our study advisors, they will guide you through every step of the process.
For our 60-ECTS programmes, you will need at least one year of professional work experience before starting your studies (achieved after previous studies).
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
The Best of Both Worlds
Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.
Accredited & Globally Recognised
IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.
Gain Real Support
We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice
Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.