Finance, Accounting and Taxation

If you have an eye for numbers, then our M.Sc. Finance, Accounting and Taxation will help you carve out your career path in this position vital to every company and industry.

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Get your M.Sc. Finance, Accounting and Taxation

Every company depends on a functioning finance and accounting system. New business models, changing process landscapes and trends such as digitalisation are making commercial management increasingly complex. That’s why well-trained specialists and managers who have both theoretical and practical knowledge and can meet current challenges with adequate solutions are in huge demand across all companies and industries. Our Master of Science in Finance, Accounting and Taxation prepares you for future management positions in the finance sector with expertise in the areas of financing, national and international accounting, and taxation as well as leadership and management.

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    120 ECTS
    Study format: Online
  • Duration of study
    24 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    From 489 98 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Scholarship Programme Option
    Specific Knowledge
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 16.05.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Make the path to your degree simple

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. 

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The goal is to deepen knowledge and skills in finance, accounting, and taxation of a company. One focus of the course is on deepening your understanding of scientific and economic basics as well as on imparting specialist knowledge and methodological skills in the areas of financing, national and international accounting, and taxation. This knowledge will be combined with the essential basics and instruments of leadership and management. Seminars and projects with a focus on modern challenges facing these subjects will enable you to transfer the knowledge you have learned into practice.

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In this master’s you have the opportunity to choose electives amounting to 20 ECTS, gaining deeper knowledge in areas of your choosing, such as Data Science and Analytics, Supply Chain and Sourcing Management, Managing in a Global Economy and Negotiation and more.

Data Science and Analytics
Supply Chain and Sourcing Management
Managing in a Global Economy and Negotiation
Business Analyst
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Career outlook

After completing your Finance, Accounting and Taxation distance learning programme, you will be able to take on a wide range of specialist and management positions in the finance department of companies of all types and sizes. You can use your expertise to work as one of the following, among others.

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) you are one of the members of the top management of a company and responsible for the entire financial area. Your tasks include managing funds, signing cheques, keeping the books, and planning the organisation's finances and liquidity. You develop strategies to optimise processes in your department and ensure that management always has an overview of the company’s financial situation.

Accounting Manager

As an accounting manager, you and your team are responsible for the day-to-day accounting and the timely preparation of financial reports for a company. You plan and monitor commercial processes, prepare financial data, and use it to create key figure analyses for corporate management as well as reports and statistics. You take on management tasks and act as a contact person for banks, auditors, and tax consultants.

Head of Treasury

As Head of Treasury, you and your team keep an eye on your company's finances. You ensure that there are always sufficient funds available to keep the organisation running. At the same time, as a treasurer you look ahead and underpin your company's finances with long-term financing strategies and future-oriented liquidity management. When companies grow and expand internationally, their finances have to grow with them - you keep an eye on all that.


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.  

Full time

Duration 24 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 36 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€555 €111 / month Apply now


Duration 48 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • 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

  • Online forums

  • 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

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
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Why IU is a great choice
  • Study the Way You Want To

    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 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 programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus above all on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience. 

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