Master in International Management - Finance & Accounting


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Program Description

Due to COVID-19, all lectures at IUBH University of Applied Sciences will occur in a virtual classroom until further notice. We aim to ensure that the current special circumstances will not result in students being disadvantaged in their course of study.

General management know-how perfectly combined with expertise in finance

In the International Management Master’s degree program with a major in Finance & Accounting, you acquire extensive specialist knowledge and relevant general management know-how, so you can safely navigate international capital markets.

You develop skills for preparing and executing financial policy decisions, learn how to handle financing options in international capital markets and accounting in accordance with international standards, and you acquire in-depth investment-analysis and portfolio-management expertise, so you can optimize your company’s financial performance. The career opportunities are excellent - Recent surveys show a high demand for graduates with excellent English language skills, practical experience, and a relevant Master’s degree from an internationally recognized university.

Facts & Figures

Degree: Study model: Duration:
Master of Arts (M.A.) on Campus 4 or 6 semesters
Intakes: Tuition Admission
Bad Honnef: March, September
Berlin: April, October
from 5,290 EUR per semester Bachelor’s degree,
proof of English language skills


What you will learn from us

The Master’s degree program prepares you specifically for work in the field of globalizing financial markets and their direct environment:

  • You develop expertise with regard to the preparation and execution of fiscal decisions in international capital markets.
  • You learn how to handle financing options in international capital markets and how to meet international standards.
  • You acquire in-depth expertise in investment analysis and portfolio management to optimize the financial performance of companies.

Course of study at a glance

1st Semester

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Applied Statistics
  • Service Operations Management
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • International Business Ethics
  • Corporate Governance in an International Context
  • International Economic Policy
  • Foreign Language A

2nd Semester

Electives (Choose 4 out of 6):

  • International Organizational Behaviour
  • Advanced International Human Resource Management
  • International Management Accounting & Control
  • International Marketing
  • International Financial Accounting
  • International Financial Management

Regular courses:

  • Leadership
  • Negotiation Skills in an International Context
  • Foreign Language B (Arabic/French/Italian/Spanish/Chinese/German/Russian)

3rd Semester

  • Strategic Aspects of the Service Industry
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Management Accounting & Control
  • Current Issues in Finance
  • Current Issues in Accounting

4th Semester

  • Master Thesis & Colloquium


How does the course of studies work?

In the third semester of your Master's program in International Management, you choose your major and set your personal focus.

Where you will be studying

You can pursue your Master’s degree at the two German campuses in Bad Honnef and Berlin.

Career Possibilities

Risk Manager

There are always certain risks associated with major business decisions. Your job as a Risk Manager is analyzing these risks. For example, if you work in a bank, you need to assess credit risks before making a loan decision. For mergers and acquisitions, you must examine whether they will result in the desired outcomes. And if a company wants to bring a new product to the market, a detailed analysis of the competition and financial risks is extremely important. Regardless of the specific business field, your goal is always to identify and evaluate potential risks and to develop scenarios to avoid them so you can avert future damage to the company.

Financial Controller

Controllers are responsible for measuring the profitability of the entire company using KPI systems. On the basis of such measurements, they must identify risks, weaknesses, and potential for improvement in the company, but also identify opportunities to develop and evaluate solution concepts, often together with specialist departments. Controllers are also in high demand for implementation: They record and evaluate implementation progress and success centrally and proposes adaptation measures as necessary.

Compliance Officer

As a Compliance Officer, you have a controlling and supervisory function within a company. You are responsible for developing an organizational structure in which employees can comply with legal regulations. You introduce control mechanisms through which violations of these regulations can be detected. And you inform employees about legal requirements and provide training in this area.

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Last updated Oct 2020

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