Master of Arts in General Management Specialization in Controlling and Financial Management

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winter semester
4 semesters
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Master of Arts
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Steering financial decisions to success

Identifying key figures, understanding their outcomes with regards to complex business contexts, estimating values and risks, and then making correct and sustainable business decisions – this is the challenging task of financial managers.

The Financial Management focus of the General Management master’s program provides you with in-depth and practical knowledge that enables you to consider and assess key financial aspects in business decisions. The EMS comprehensively prepares you for a career in middle and upper management. The prerequisite for the admission to the master’s program is a first academic degree in economics or business administration.

Manage finances and steer business success

In the general economics sections of the degree program, you will expand on your business know-how in order to understand the complete figures of small and large companies. Based on theories and examples, you will deal intensively with controlling topics such as information gathering, cost accounting and strategic and operational controlling instruments. You will deepen your knowledge of value-based business management and learn how to increase and manage the company value beyond sales and profits. Another focus of this degree program is placed on company evaluation. Here, you will be looking at analytical methods and evaluation models used, for example, in decisions on mergers and acquisitions. International risk management seminar teach you how to manage entrepreneurial risk in the face of uncertainty, currency fluctuations and the dynamics of international political and economic developments.

Diverse career opportunities

Financial literacy is essential in all companies and organizations, regardless of size, industry and direction. With your master’s degree specialized in Financial Management, you will find challenging opportunities both on the corporate side as well as in consulting and auditing firms in the areas of controlling and accounting. Public employers such as tax offices or the ECB are looking for young scholars. Last but not least, financial service providers such as banks, insurance companies and fund management companies are typical employers for financial experts. You want to continue your academic career? Of course, the master’s degree also entitles you to a doctorate.


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