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The Masters Program Finance, Accounting, and Taxes is designed for students who wish to further enhance their education in each of these lines of business administration and to study potential interrelations.
Students acquire a profound and wide-ranging knowledge of modern theories and advanced methods material to the fields of finance, accounting, and taxes, thus rendering them capable of anticipating and analyzing corresponding effects of corporate decisions. Furthermore, they are introduced to the latest scientific developments and are given the opportunity to personalize their studies by specializing in their field of interest. Broadening the students academic qualification, the syllabus can feature additional topics focusing on quantitative, legal, and monetary issues.
The Masters Program Finance, Accounting, and Taxes is a two-year program (4 semesters) that requires at least 120 points of credit en total. Three semesters are reserved for lectures, seminars, and tutorials (90 credits). The fourth semester is designated for the Masters thesis (30 credits). The Masters thesis is scheduled for completion within 20 weeks and has to be presented in the course of a research colloquium.
During the three semesters of teaching, students are expected to complete (1) three mandatory core courses providing the program participants with a strong foundation in the principles and practices of finance, accounting, and taxes respectively (24 credits), (2) a project seminar equipping the program participants with inter-disciplinary theoretical and methodical expertise to form a sound basis for corporate decision-making (8 credits), (3) electives in finance, accounting and taxes for specializing in selected fields of interest (40 credits), and (4) electives in economics, commercial law, and statistics helping program participants connect to related fields of business (18 credits).
Traditionally, the areas covered by the Master's Programme in Finance, Accounting, and Taxes are among those most frequently desired by business graduates. Moreover, they offer excellent entry opportunities for graduates with exceptional degrees who seek challenging and rewarding careers in consulting and auditing companies, financial institutions, strategy, and policy units of large corporations, management bodies of small and mid-size entities, and public authorities and organizations. In addition, entrepreneurial candidates have the opportunity to start their own business.
The Master's programme in Finance, Accounting, and Taxes is accredited (ZEvA Hannover).