YOUR MBA WITH FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING @ IU
A successfully run business requires an analytical mind and keen eye when it comes to cash flow and profitability. Finance and Accounting are two areas that a company needs to make sure are managed with expert precision and dedication. Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialised in Finance and Accounting, combines these two areas with vital knowledge of business management.
What makes IU your best choice
96% Recommendation Rate
All the important details about this programme
Master of Business Administration (MBA)90 ECTSStudy format: Online or On CampusDual Degree: Available
Duration of study
18 monthsPart time models available
Online: From 555 111 euros per month
On Campus: From 888 749 euros per month
90 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards90 ECTS - English - On CampusOn campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
Completed Undergraduate Degree
Scholarship Programme Option
One 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.
OVERVIEW: MBA WITH FINANCE & ACCOUNTING
When you join this MBA, you gain expertise in all areas of business and an in-depth understanding of how to operate tightly managed finances and identify opportunities for boosted revenue. You will further your entrepreneurial instincts with an awareness of important considerations, corporate strategies, and risk analysis when investing and or dealing with investors. You'll learn to analyse trends and markets, develop new products and innovations, advise customers, and lead departments and teams. This degree programme is at the absolute core of business and economics sectors and provides graduates with excellent prospects for successful careers.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Operations and Information Management
Advanced Corporate Finance
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Advanced Management Accounting & Control
Current Issues in Accounting
Capstone Project Thesis & Defense
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
Finance & Accounting - Career Outlook
No matter your academic background, an MBA is a great next career step. You'll draw on your leadership competence and comprehension of all relevant management disciplines to open up a wide range of opportunities. Your skills in finance, economics and leadership will help you take on leading positions with budget responsibility and be an attractive candidate for companies internationally.
There are always certain risks associated with major business decisions. Your job as a Risk Manager is analysing these risks. For example, if you work in a bank, you need to assess credit risks before making a loan decision. For mergers and acquisitions, you must examine whether they will result in the desired outcomes. And if a company wants to bring a new product to market, a detailed analysis of competition and financial risks is extremely important. Regardless of the specific business field, your goal is always to identify and evaluate potential risks and to develop scenarios to avoid them so you can avert future damage to the company.
Controllers are responsible for measuring the profitability of the entire company using KPI systems. Based on such measurements, they must identify risks, weaknesses and potential for improvement in the company, but also identify opportunities to develop and evaluate solution concepts, often together with specialist departments. Controllers are also in high demand for implementation: They record and evaluate implementation progress and success centrally and proposes 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 18 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 24 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 36 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.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education.
- Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for an 90-ECTS MBA.
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%.
This also 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 90-ECTS MBA, you need a minimum of 180 ECTS from your previous studies and one year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme. Alternatively, if you have already 210 or 240 ECTS upfront, then only one year of work experience is required.
- To start a 60-ECTS MBA (One-Year MBA), you need a minimum of 210 ECTS from your previous studies and one year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme. Alternatively, if you have already 240 ECTS upfront, then only one year of work experience is required. Applicants with only 180 ECTS cannot be registered for a One-Year MBA program.
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.
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.
You will need to submit proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.
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.