MS in Finance, Accounting, Taxation & Supplements

Free University of Berlin
Master's Degree
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2 years
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Entry Requirements

  • Completed academic degree in Economics, Business or Legal Sciences (Bachelor or comparable) with
  • At least 180  ECTS in total (the Credit Points for each Moule have to be written on the Transcript of Records)

Until the end of the application deadline you need to have at least 2/3 of all expected ECTS of your Bachelor degree.

  • and a minimum of 45 ECTS points in 
    • Business Taxation
    • Business Finance 
    • Public Finance
    • Financial/managerial Accounting
    • Related legal areas (e.g. Commercial Law, Corporate Law)

Until the end of the application peroid you need to show at least 30 ECTS in those areas.

  • as well as a minimum of 18 ECTS points in Basics of: 
    • Mathematics (a minimum of 6 ECTS points)
    • Statistics/Econometrics (a minimum of 6 ECTS points)
    • Information Systems
  • and a minimum of 6 ECTS points in microeconomics

In mathematics and statistics a minimum of 12 ECTS points has to be proven until the end of the application period.

  • the proof of your ability to use scholarly methods to deal with economic or legal subjects with professional guidance. Evidence has to be produced by handing in the final thesis of your first academic degree or a comparable work (at least 15 pages).

The required level of English language skills is B2 GER. This conforms to the state of knowledge that is usually acquired within seven years of English studies at German schools. A German University Entrance Qualification can therefore be sufficient evidence.

All other students have to pass a TOEFL or comparable English language test. 

All foreign students have to prove adequate German language skills. Applicants will be considered as foreign students if they are not a German citizen and have not completed their first academic degree in Germany. We make exceptions for students from Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.


  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Performance Measurement and Incentives
  • Tax Effects
  • Valuation of Derivatives
  • Research Methods in Finance, Accounting and Taxes
  • Controlling Seminar
  • Taxation Seminar
  • Finance Seminar
  • Accounting and Auditing Seminar
  • Master Thesis


  • Capital Market Theory
  • Economics of Capital Market Law
  • International Tax Planning
  • Auditing
  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Monitoring and Board Compensation
  • International Finance Policy
  • Government and Taxation
  • Information Economic
  • Discounted Cash Flow Methods
  • Tax Planning of Corporate Successions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Taxation
  • Financial Statement Audit in Practice
  • Banks and Controlling
  • Conversion and Insolvency Law
  • European Law
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Public Economics

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