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Finance, Accounting and Taxation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #117 (WUR) Berlin, Germany
The Master’s program in Finance, Accounting and Taxation at Freie Universität Berlin aims at enhancing the students’ skills in the fields of Finance, Accounting (financial and managerial accounting as well as auditing), Taxation and Supplements (above all law and adjacent fields of business administration), focussing on a scholarly foundation as well as on practical orientation.

Overview

The master’s program in Finance, Accounting and Taxation at Freie Universität Berlin offers academically based, application-oriented in-depth studies in the areas of finance, accounting (financial accounting, managerial accounting or auditing), taxation, and supplements (especially law and related fields in business economics). Besides the possibility of completing a doctoral dissertation, the FACTS program opens many opportunities for gaining employment in industrial, auditing or consulting companies or institutions.

Besides the metropolitan ambience of the capital, guaranteeing a comfortable lifestyle complying with all of the students’ demands in a colorful city, the FACTS-Master’s program in Berlin provides many advantages for a successful career entry due, above all, to the presence of relevant companies and important institutions:

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Tax Effects
  • Performance Measurement and Incentives
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Valuation of Derivatives
  • Research Methods in Finance, Accounting and Taxes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or law with a minimum of 45 credit points in the foundations of business taxation, business and public finance, and managerial and finance accounting and in legal areas related to economics; as well as a minimum of 18 credit points in the foundations of mathematics 
  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR or equivalent)
  • Ability to conduct supervised work on subjects in the area of economic theory or legal subjects using scholarly methods as exhibited by the presentation of a final paper in German or English, usually a bachelor’s thesis or a comparable work (at least 15 pages)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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