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MBA
Finance & Accounting

Do you want to take your financial know-how to the next level? In our internationally oriented MBA with a specialisation in Finance & Accounting, you’ll learn everything you need to succeed in financial management roles.

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Overview

Start your online MBA – Finance & Accounting

Do you aspire to a management position in finance and want to bring your management skills up to top international level?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the highest academic management qualification on the global education market. With our specialised MBA – Finance & Accounting online study programme, you’ll gain sound business administration know-how, key leadership skills and comprehensive specialist knowledge of international finance & accounting. Once you graduate, you’ll have your pick of attractive leading roles in finance.

The IU International University of Applied Sciences MBA – Finance & Accounting study programme complies with the internationally recognised EQUAL MBA Guidelines.

Start your MBA – Finance & Accounting on-campus programme

Do you aspire to a management position in finance and want to bring your management skills up to top international level

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the highest academic management qualification on the global education market. With our specialised MBA – Finance & Accounting on-campus study programme, you’ll gain sound business administration know-how, key leadership skills and comprehensive specialist knowledge of international finance & accounting. Once you graduate, you’ll have your pick of attractive leading roles in finance. 

The IU International University of Applied Sciences MBA – Finance & Accounting study programme complies with the internationally recognised EQUAL MBA Guidelines

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
90 ECTS - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 385 (US$ 424)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
90 ECTS - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 755 (US$ 825)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
January, April, July, October

Duration
18 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

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All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online course overview

Our online MBA – Finance & Accounting study programme is highly practice-oriented and will provide you with all the business administration and specialist knowledge you’ll need as a future manager in finance and accounting.

Among other things, you’ll learn about the factors that influence financial decisions at the management level, which financing options are available in international capital markets and how to implement large finance projects successfully.

In addition, you’ll familiarise yourself with international accounting standards and gain detailed knowledge on the topics of investment analysis and portfolio management. Once you graduate, you’ll have the skills to optimise corporate financial performance in a sustainable manner.

Course overview

Our MBA – Finance & Accounting study programme is highly practice-oriented and will provide you with all the business administration and specialist knowledge you’ll need as a future manager in finance and accounting. 

Among other things, you’ll learn about the factors that influence financial decisions at the management level, which financing options are available in international capital markets and how to implement large finance projects successfully. 

In addition, you’ll familiarise yourself with international accounting standards and gain detailed knowledge on the topics of investment analysis and portfolio management. Once you graduate, you’ll have the skills to optimise corporate financial performance in a sustainable manner. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS

Leadership

5

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

5

Corporate Finance

5

International Marketing

5

Managerial Economics

5

Performance Measurement

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS

Strategic Management

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

5

Operations and Information Management

5

Recommended module of choice: Accounting

10

Recommended module of choice: Corporate Finance and Investment

10

Semester 3

Module

ECTS

Capstone Project Thesis & Defense

25

Each course in this study programme has a live teaching session

At IU, we want you to feel supported, and to give you the best learning experience possible. 

In keeping with our mission, we now offer two-hour, monthly intensive live sessions in every course.The live events are recorded, so you can access them whenever you want. Each monthly session will cover all the course contents, so you only need to attend or watch it once. 

Each course in this study programme has a live teaching session

At IU, we want you to feel supported, and to give you the best learning experience possible. 

In keeping with our mission, we now offer two-hour, monthly intensive live sessions in every course.The live events are recorded, so you can access them whenever you want. Each monthly session will cover all the course contents, so you only need to attend or watch it once. 

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  • 24/7 availability 
  • Get answers to your questions within seconds 
  • Save precious time by pre-assessing your skills for each course 
  • Learn by chatting with Syntea to develop your understanding 
  • Graduate with experience in working closely with AI tools 

Syntea is available in all of our online study programmes. Learn more here

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General admission requirements

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies

Work experience

  • 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).
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us:

Proof of work experience (EN)
Proof of work experience (NL)
Proof of work experience (ES)
Proof of work experience (IT)
Proof of work experience (FR)

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or  
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or  
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)* or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)*   

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency.  

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your MBA in Finance & Accounting career outlook

Having completed the online MBA – Finance & Accounting, you’ll be a sought-after finance expert on the international market.

Once you’ve completed your degree, you could work as...

Your MBA in Finance & Accounting career outlook

Having completed the MBA – Finance & Accounting degree, you’ll be a sought-after finance expert on the international market. 

Once you’ve completed your degree, you could work as... 

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Risk Manager

As a risk manager, your job is to analyse business decisions with regard to their risks for the company. At a bank, for example, this means assessing the credit default risk before a lending decision is made. In the case of takeovers or mergers, you check whether they will actually result in the desired potential. And if a new product is to be launched on the market, you are responsible for a detailed competitive analysis. Your goal is always to identify and analyse potential risks and develop scenarios to minimise risks.

Frauen im Büro bei der Arbeit

Financial Controller

As a financial controller, your job is to measure the profitability of a company using key performance indicators. You uncover weaknesses, risks, and potential for improvement in the company and develop efficient solution concepts - often in cooperation with the specialist departments. If these concepts are implemented, you are responsible for the central recording and evaluation of the implementation progress and success and, if necessary, initiate adjustment measures.

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Compliance Officer

Compliance officers have a controlling and supervisory function in companies. Your goal is to develop an organisational structure in which all employees can comply with legal regulations. You regularly inform employees about legal regulations and internal guidelines and initiate training in this area. You introduce adequate control mechanisms so that violations of regulations can be identified.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “IU International University of Applied Sciences offers me the opportunity to organise my studies as flexible as possible.”

    Isabel Jennemann

    Online student

  • “In my search to find the right university, IU Berlin met all the criteria that were important to me. I also liked the fact that Berlin is a very international city and is currently evolving into being the hub of Europe's start-up scene.”

    Sandip Vinodray Modha

    Graduate, India

  • “I chose to pursue an MBA due to its practical relevance, especially the case studies, which were particularly exciting for me. Thanks to IU’s flexibility, I was able to combine my studies with my job, where I often apply what I was learning.”

    Nina Schwarting

    Graduate, Germany

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Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your MBA degree in Finance & Accounting

On campus study model and fees for your MBA degree in Finance & Accounting

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 18 Months

US$ 825
US$ 745 /mth* Apply now
* € 675 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 24 Months

US$ 650
US$ 590 /mth* Apply now
* € 535 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 36 Months

US$ 464
US$ 424 /mth* Apply now
* € 385 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 18 Months
US$ 825 /mth* Apply now
* € 755 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU 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. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU 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. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.