Accounting and Finance - Master
Key data on study program
Economics and Social Sciences Faculty
Yes, in first and higher semesters
Regular duration of studies
Is a combination subject required?
Germans and EU citizens
Winter semester: 15.05
Valid for all applicants with German or EU university entrance qualification.
Language of instruction
Tuition and other fees
Requirements and application
Admission is subject to a competitive selection procedure that includes individual interviews with faculty members. Shortlisted candidates from overseas will be interviewed in a video conference via Skype.
Application deadline: May 15.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants are scheduled for mid-June.
Letters of admission will be sent out by late June - early July.
Our programs start at the beginning of October.
For more information check the webpage of our faculty.
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Admission to the M. Sc. in Accounting and Finance requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Economics with excellent grades, preferably a degree that amounts to 210 ECTS credits. Students entering with a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (amounting to 180 ECTS credits) are required to earn 30 additional ECTS credits in order to obtain a Master’s degree. Applicants are expected to have solid intermediate level knowledge in Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Methods (Math and Statistics).
For more information check the webpage of our School.
The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents. The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to this link.
Applicants must be fluent in both English and German.
Foreign applicants must demonstrate their abiliy to study in German by submitting one of the following two certificates: DSH-2 or TestDaF 4*4*4*4. Applicants with a German Bachelor Degree do not need to provide proof of their German language skills.
The financial crisis of 2008 has partially originated from poorly regulated, risky financial instruments. To avoid such crises in the future, financial and regulatory institutions need experts trained in both accounting and finance. Combining analytical skills in financial risk management with professional knowledge in internal and external accounting, the M.Sc. Accounting and Finance features an integrated analytical approach to graduate education in these fields.
Other than for the difficult task of regulating financial markets, knowledge taught in this program is of great importance in several fields of business that rely on risk management and an understanding of how incentives determine managers’ behavior in both financial and non-financial firms. However, the scope of the program reaches far beyond the limits of these two fields of business.
Students who enroll in this program may specialize in either Accounting or Finance through advanced field courses or alternatively choose a more balanced portfolio of courses in both fields. Other courses focus on institutional aspects pertaining to Corporate Governance and Auditing. Importantly, the program includes theory and application of empirical methods as employed in the practice of Empirical Banking or in institutions aiming at international financial stability.
- Continous-Time Derivatives Pricing
- Advanced Corporate Finance or
- Managerial Accounting
- Corporate Governance and Auditing
- Managing Corporate Taxation
- Advanced Time Series Analysis
- Empirical Banking
Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure.
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.
The Module Handbook describes the goals and structure of a degree program. In the module handbook, you will find details of the type of modules offered and their respective workloads as well as te classes, requirements and assessment. An ideal course plan is set out in the module handbook to help you plan your studies. The module handbook and the exam regulations help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.
The exam regulations contain the legally binding regulations for a degree program. They set out, for instance, which modules must be taken and which assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete the degree program. The exam regulations also regulate how often exams may be repeated, which deadlines apply to assessment, and how the final grade is calculated. The exam regulations and the module handbook help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.
Help with choosing a study program
Help with your decision to study in Tübingen:
To help you decide whether Tübingen is right for you, here are some contact points and information on studying in Germany:
University of Tübingen
- University of Tübingen’s international profile
- Contact: University office for the Advising and Admission of International Students
- Information on application for international students
- FAQs for international students
- Addresses and contact points for international students at the University of Tübingen
The Master's program enabled me to further develop my knowledge in the fields of accounting and finance and thus created the ideal basis for my professional career.
Wanja Guschin, B.Sc. Uni Tübingen
After your studies
Graduates have excellent career prospects across a wide range of fields in financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies, in auditing firms, management consulting, industrial firms and the public sector. They will be attractive candidates for all positions that require institutional knowledge, analytical skills and/or expertise in empirical research.
Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.
Graduates of this program will also find themselves well-positioned for an academic career. If you are interested in continuing your education with a pertinent Doctorate, you may complete your M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance on a Ph.D. track.
This effectively puts you on a fast track to a doctoral degree. Completing this track requires you to obtain 18 ECTS credits from Ph.D. track courses that take students to the frontier of academic research.
Moreover, you will need to fulfill the Master thesis requirement by writing an academic paper that may serve as the starting point of your Ph.D. thesis.
See also the school's graduate program.