Accounting and Finance (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Arts (M.A.)
DepartmentMünster School of Business
SiteMünster
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Semester fee€ 264,94 / semester
CharacteristicsIntegrierte Auslandsphase: optional

Requirements and application

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

To find out which prerequisites for entry apply, please contact Münster School of Business directly or visit the Master’s programme in Accounting and Finance website at:

https://www.fh-muenster.de/master-accounting-finance/index.php

Aptitude test:
You must take a test to establish your aptitude for this degree programme. Please apply directly to Münster School of Business by 15 June.
ApplicationThe closing date for applications to take the aptitude test is 15 June. Please apply online to Münster School of Business (see above for the link). Once you have passed the aptitude test, apply online to enrol at Münster University of Applied Sciences by 15 August.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Expert knowledge is required in order to run a company successfully: only then can the complex tasks and processes involved be managed reliably. The core areas here are accounting and finance. These areas ensure that the driving force of a company functions smoothly and reliably, powering business successfully. In our Master’s programme in Accounting and Finance, you will learn the skills required for this – in an integrated, substantive and academic manner. This degree programme is designed for business graduates aiming for a specialist and/or management position in a commercial division of a medium-sized to large enterprise.

Objectives

During the programme, you will deepen and enhance your knowledge of accounting, controlling and finance. The knowledge you acquire will be interlinked; you will apply it to typical business practice issues. After obtaining your degree, you will possess specialised technical expertise in the core areas of invoicing, investment and finance (corporate finance) and controlling/risk management. You will also have sound knowledge of relevant related disciplines such as law, taxation, quantitative research methods and corporate communication. You will be able to recognise interdependencies between operational subdivisions and to develop comprehensive solutions – including for challenging intercultural management situations. You will present your findings confidently, in both German and English.

Occupational fields

You will be qualified to take on a commercial management position in a small or medium-sized enterprise or to seek an executive position in an international corporation. Your skills will make you the ideal person to fill specialist positions in controlling or accounting and finance, for example in:

- Nationally and internationally operating companies,
- Audit firms,
- Consulting firms,
- Financial and investment consulting divisions in banks.

Content and course sequence

Our degree programme is divided into three main areas of teaching. During the first two semesters, you will focus on expanding and deepening your technical, social and communication skills. Among other things, you will take modules from the General Management core elective courses. This will be followed in the third semester by specialist courses on topics such as accounting, controlling, corporate finance and corporate taxation. You will also learn mathematical methods and techniques. In core elective courses, on the other hand, you will acquire the interdisciplinary skills required to successfully manage businesses: seminars typically address leadership skills, languages, intercultural management and soft skills. We also offer courses on strategic investment management, merger and acquisition transactions, risk management, and corporate communication, enabling you to gain additional qualifications in important key areas.

In the fourth semester, you will put your theoretical knowledge into practice in a project and write your Master’s thesis.

Why choose us

  • Practical orientation

Münster School of Business has excellent contacts with renowned companies. The teaching staff have backgrounds in business practice, and have many years of professional experience.

  • International outlook

Depending on the optional modules you take, between 10 and 20% of classes are delivered in English. You will also have the chance to spend your second semester abroad, without delaying your graduation date.

  • Sustainability

At Münster University of Applied Sciences, we believe companies must be firmly anchored within society and should serve its interests. This is reflected in our efforts to raise your awareness of this topic. For this reason, debates and courses about topics such as business ethics, sustainability and the stakeholder value approach are an integral part of the degree programme.