The study program for the Master of Science further aims to:

  • Identify, evaluate and synthesize the relevant scientific management theories, frameworks and models
  • Interpret the disciplinary knowledge related to the state-of-the-art capabilities and use of technologies and best practices in organizations
  • Demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues in the professional issues and latest development in the various fields of management, both in theory and practice
  • Apply analytical capabilities and problem solving skills in order to address current issues in the selected fields of Management based on a scientific approach
  • Interpret a set of various research approaches and methods applicable for business research in general and for the selected field of Management in particular
  • Demonstrate the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in business, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional practice
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct advanced academic research and pursue further studies and to do research nationally and internationally

Master students may choose among the following specializations:

Master of Science in Accounting & Financial Analysis

This Master program provides advanced knowledge and skills in both fields of Accounting and Finance with the ability to integrate both fields and apply specialized state-of-the-art knowledge to address research and practice-related issues in Financial Analysis.

Master of Science in Finance & Economics

This Master program provides advanced knowledge and skills in both fields of Finance and Economics with the ability to integrate both fields and apply specialized state-of-the-art knowledge to address research and practice-related issues in financial management based on econometric models.

Master of Science in International Business & Management

This Master program provides advanced knowledge and skills in both fields of International Business and Strategic Management with the ability to integrate both fields and apply specialized state-of-the-art knowledge to address research and practice-related issues in the management of international corporations and transnational business.

Program structure

The Master of Science study programs in Accounting & Financial Analysis, Finance & Economics and/or International Business & Management consists of 4 semesters. Students earn a total of 120 ECTS credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. The study programs include the following modules:

Scientific Skills and General Studies: strong competencies in scientific methods and other academic skills are prerequisites for the success of the study program; as far as students have already acquired these in their Bachelor studies, they can broaden their academic horizon through electives in various fields

Advanced Scientific Skills: to strengthen the research competencies students must advance their skills to a higher level of research methodology and quantitative analysis; furthermore, specific research competencies are to be developed in the selected area of specialization that will also be the domain for the Master thesis

Specialization: core courses from specializations (“Major”) related to the selected Master program:

Master program

Major 1

Major 2

Accounting & Financial Analysis

Accounting/Control

Finance

Finance & Economics

Finance

Economics

International Business & Management

International Business

Strategic Management

Integration: in-depth courses to integrate the selected Majors and to obtain the most advanced and recent knowledge and skills

Master Thesis & Defense: research based on state-of-the-art methods