Auditing, Finance and Taxation (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
DepartmentMünster School of Business
SiteMünster und Osnabrück
Special type of studypart-time, executive, self-improvement
IntakeSummer semester
Standard period of study5 semesters
Semester feeentfällt
Tuition fee2500,00 € (incl. Semesterbeitrag) / Semester
CharacteristicsPlease apply to the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

First professional degree:
An undergraduate degree


Occupation:
A minimum of six months’ professional practical experience after graduation, three months of which involving auditing work pursuant to § 9 (2) of the Law Regulating the Profession of Certified Public Accountants (WPO).

Aptitude test:
You must pass two three-hour written exams. Selection interviews will also be held.

Knowledge of a foreign language:
Basic knowledge of the English language (Level A of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
ApplicationPlease refer directly to the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences website to find out the closing date for applications.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Global capital markets and changing information technologies have led to an increasingly complex, networked corporate world. As an auditor, it will be your duty to create clarity and transparency in spite of this. You must be able to think analytically and communicate outstandingly and convincingly. In addition to a high degree of expertise, you must also have outstanding social skills.

Objectives

Our demanding, academic and high-quality degree programme is specifically designed to prepare you for the challenges of modern auditing. We guarantee that we will prepare you for your auditor’s exam optimally and swiftly in a target-oriented manner.

Occupational fields

After completing the programme, you will be able to work in other professional fields besides auditing:

  •     Internal and external accounting
  •     Management consultancy
  •     Business organisation
  •     Investment and finance
  •     Tax departments
  •     Legal departments
  •     Project work and project management

Content and course sequence

The degree programme is offered jointly by Münster University of Applied Sciences and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Spanning five semesters altogether, we will teach you expertise in the core areas of auditing, taxation, law, business administration and economics. During the first three semesters, a typical course sequence involves taking modules from the areas of applied business administration, economics and business law. You will then prepare for the auditor’s exam, concentrating on the areas of auditing and taxation.

Teaching takes place as a combination of intense on-campus classes and demanding independent study. Face-to-face classes are held as five-day blocks (from Monday to Friday) in May and June as well as in September and October.

Why choose us

Extended qualification profile: During the programme, in addition to learning specialist content, you will also take modules that focus on key transferable skills, such as English for accountants, communication with tax authorities, and presentation techniques. This way, you will acquire the practical skills valuable later in life in your everyday working environment.

Close industry contacts: During the programme, you will have the advantage of being taught by lecturers from the industry: from renowned small and medium-sized tax consulting and audit firms, to be precise. In addition, these industry contacts will enable you to gain practical experience during the degree programme.

Immediately after completing the degree programme, you will be entitled to take an abridged auditor’s exam.