The Master's degree in Finance, Accounting and Taxation offers a scientifically sound and at the same time application-oriented specialization in the areas of finance (financing), accounting (external company accounting, internal company accounting or controlling and auditing), taxation (taxes) and supplements (especially law and related business administration) Areas).


The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the examination performances of the modules and the master’s examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

The affine supplements area is divided into various sub-areas from which modules must be completed.

Not all of the marked (*) modules can be selected. There are combination restrictions that must be taken into account: Depending on the combination of the modules taken in the elective area, there is an additional option for the fourth elective module. International exchange students can replace the module "Selected Financing Issues" with the "Selected Financing Issues for Foreign Exchange Students" module. The module "Auditing in theory and practice" cannot be combined with either the module "External company accounting and auditing" or "Practice of the final examination".

The master's thesis should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) is awarded.

Modules of the course

Compulsory modules

module Derivatives and their valuation
module International corporate reporting
module Performance measurement and management incentives
module Tax effects

Elective modules (at least 3 out of 4 modules must be chosen)

module Selected questions of financing
module Selected questions in corporate accounting and auditing
module Selected Controlling Questions
module Selected questions in business taxation

Core area of ??financing

module Capital market theory
module Discounted cash flow method
module Martingale theory
module Special financing issues
module Selected questions of financing for foreign exchange students
module Selected questions of financing *
Core area external corporate accounting and auditing
module External company accounting and auditing
module Practice of the final exam
module Auditing in theory and practice *
module Accounting of financial instruments
module Application-oriented questions in corporate accounting and auditing
module Special questions in corporate accounting and auditing

Selected questions in corporate accounting and auditing *

Core area of ??internal corporate accounting / controlling
module Banks and Controlling
module Application-oriented questions of controlling
module Special controlling issues
module Selected Controlling Questions *
Core area of ??business taxation
module International tax planning
module Special topics in business taxation
module Application-oriented questions of business taxation
module Corporate succession tax planning
module Mergers & Acquisitions and Taxes
module Tax effects for foreign exchange students *
module Selected questions of business taxation *

Affine supplements area

Law (1 or 2 modules are to be chosen)
module Conversion and bankruptcy law
module Selected legal issues
module Corporate law matters
module Income tax law
module European law
module FACTS research methods
module Methods of empirical research
module Econometric analysis
module Quantitative methods and models
other thematic areas (maximum of 2 selectable modules)
module Microeconomic analysis
module Information economy
module Econometric analysis
module Multivariate method
module State and taxes
module International finance policy
module Economy of the Welfare State



To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics or law with a minimum of 45 credit points in the fundamentals of business taxation, finance, finance, internal / external corporate accounting and in areas of law related to these economic subjects as well as a minimum of 6 credit points in microeconomics and a minimum of 18 credit points in statistics / Econometrics, mathematics and business informatics, of which at least 6 credit points in mathematics and at least 6 credit points in statistics / econometrics, or an equivalent domestic or foreign university degree,
  • Proof of the ability to work independently on topics from business taxation, finance, internal / external company accounting or auditing using empirical, experimental, model-theoretical, legal or analytical research methods. Evidence is provided by submitting a corresponding thesis from the degree program in accordance with letter a or a seminar paper of at least 15 pages of text from the areas mentioned. In order to recognize group work, the individual contribution must be explicitly marked and comprise at least 15 pages.
  • Knowledge of English to the extent of level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??(GER)



Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.

In addition to taking up academic work in the university sector, leading or advisory positions in the areas of tax advice, auditing, controlling or financing of large companies are particularly suitable as fields of activity. The career prospects for graduates are still excellent.

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