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Finance, Accounting and Taxes (MSc)

Features

The Master's Programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxes is designed for students who wish to further enhance their education in each of these lines of business administration and to study potential interrelations. Students acquire a profound and wide-ranging knowledge of modern theories and advanced methods material to the fields of finance, accounting and taxes, thus rendering them capable of anticipating and analysing corresponding effects of corporate decisions. Furthermore, they are introduced to the latest scientific developments and are given the opportunity to personalise their studies by specialising in their field of interest. Broadening the students' academic qualification, the syllabus can feature additional topics focusing on quantitative, legal, and monetary issues.

Name:
Finance, Accounting and Taxes
Degree:
Master of Science (MSc)
Optionen:
Double Degree
Teaching language:
German
Standard period of studies:
4 semesters
Start of studies:
Winter and summer semester
Admission:
Restricted
(Application to the faculty)

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Details

The Master's programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxes is designed for students who wish to further enhance their education in each of these lines of business administration and to study potential interrelations. Students acquire a profound and wide-ranging knowledge of modern theories and advanced methods material to the fields of finance, accounting and taxes, thus rendering them capable of anticipating and analysing corresponding effects of corporate decisions.

Furthermore, they are introduced to the latest scientific developments and are given the opportunity to personalise their studies by specialising in their field of interest. Broadening the students' academic qualification, the syllabus can feature additional topics focusing on quantitative, legal, and monetary issues.

Additionally, our Faculty offers a double degree programme with the Ghent University Faculty for Economics and Business Administration (in Belgium). Within four semesters, well-qualified students can complete both a M.Sc. degree in finance, accounting, and taxes at the University of Göttingen, as well as a parallel M.Sc. degree in business economics (with a focus on corporate finance or accounting) at Ghent University.

Sufficient German language skills are required. Good language skills in English are recommended.

Traditionally, the areas covered by the Master's programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxes are among those most frequently desired by business graduates. Moreover, they offer excellent entry opportunities for graduates with exceptional degrees who seek challenging and rewarding careers in consulting and auditing companies, financial institutions, strategy, and policy units of large corporations, management bodies of small and mid-size entities, and public authorities and organizations. In addition, entrepreneurial candidates have the opportunity to start their own business. Get to know the different professional fields of our graduates in the alumni portraits (in German).

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Programme structure

The Master's programme in Finance, Accounting and Taxes is a two-year programme (4 semesters) that requires at least 120 credits in total. Three semesters are reserved for lectures, seminars, and tutorials (90 credits). The fourth semester is designated for the master's thesis (30 credits). The master's thesis is scheduled for completion within 20 weeks and has to be presented in the course of a research colloquium. Detailed information about the study programme can be found on the programme website of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

During the three semesters of coursework, students are expected to complete the following:

  • Four mandatory courses aimed to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and practices of finance, accounting, and taxes (24 credits)
  • Electives in finance, accounting and taxes for specializing in selected fields of interest (30 credits)
  • A project seminar equipping students with inter-disciplinary theoretical and methodical expertise to form a sound basis for corporate decision-making (6 credits)
  • Methods (6 credits)
  • Electives (24 credits)

Start of studies

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Application

Application deadlines

  • April 1 to May 15 to commence studies in the winter semester (October)
  • October 1 to November 15 to commence studies in the summer semester (April)
You can start this degree programme in either the winter or summer semester.

Previous Education

  • A minimum of six semesters of study culminating in a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent course of study with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in the subject of business or a closely related subject.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.

Previous Education

  • German language skills, if German is not your native language

Impressions

Specialization in 11 Master's programmes

After the Bachelor's degree you can deepen and expand your knowledge in 11 consecutive Master's degree programmes at the faculty. The faculty offers Master's programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Systems, Business and Human Resource Education, Applied Statistics and History of Global Markets. Some Master programmes even include a double degree programme with renowned universities in Europe, South Africa and China. See in the video (in German) why it is worthwhile to study in Göttingen.


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Georg-August-Universität
Service Centre for Students
Faculty of Business and Economics

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
DE-37073 Göttingen

Oeconomicum, 1st Floor
Room: Oec 1.135

Phone: + 49 (0)551 39 28800
Fax: + 49 (0)551 39 9741

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