MBA - Finance & Accounting

Do you want to take your financial know-how to the next level? In our internationally oriented MBA with a specialization in Finance & Accounting, you’ll learn everything you need to succeed in financial management roles.

Start your online MBA – Finance & Accounting

Do you aspire to a management position in finance and want to bring your management skills up to top international level?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is the highest academic management qualification on the global education market. With our specialised MBA – Finance & Accounting online study programme, you’ll gain sound business administration know-how, key leadership skills and comprehensive specialist knowledge of international finance & accounting. Once you graduate, you’ll have your pick of attractive leading roles in finance.

The IU International University of Applied Sciences MBA – Finance & Accounting study programme complies with the internationally recognized EQUAL MBA Guidelines.

Online course overview

Our online MBA – Finance & Accounting study programme is highly practice-oriented and will provide you with all the business administration and specialist knowledge you’ll need as a future manager in finance and accounting.

Among other things, you’ll learn about the factors that influence financial decisions at the management level, which financing options are available in international capital markets and how to implement large finance projects successfully.

In addition, you’ll familiarize yourself with international accounting standards and gain detailed knowledge on the topics of investment analysis and portfolio management. Once you graduate, you’ll have the skills to optimize corporate financial performance in a sustainable manner.

Study model

90 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension

18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time

Accredited & Globally Recognized

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. You can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.

Dual Degree

In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.

*LSBU (London South Bank University) is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.


Tuition fees

90 ECTS: USD 2,919 for the full program

Application fee: USD95

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you.

*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.

When do I start?

For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.


Academic criteria:
Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education. Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for an 90-ECTS MBA. You will need to submit proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies). For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.

*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

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