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The Master in Finance programme at EBS. Become the best in the financial sector.

Master in Finance

Master of Science (MSc) Double degree possible
Master in Finance student of EBS Universitaet
Become a leader in the German financial industry. Learn, not far from the German financial metropolis Frankfurt, with the latest didactic methods, in close cooperation with partners from the industry.
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  • 4 semester | 2 semester
  • 120 ECTS | 60 ECTS
  • 33,780 € total | 27,830 € total
  • Full-time
  • Spring and Fall Term
  • English
  • FT Ranking: Top 25 Master
  • QS Ranking: Top 50 Master
  • optional stay abroad
  • Spring Term to 20.01.2025
  • Fall Term to 26.08.2024
  • Campus Rheingau
Financial Times Ranking top position for EBS Universitaet
FT Ranking

Awarded by the Financial Times

The Master in Finance has an impressive second place in the renowned Financial Times Ranking in Germany and is among the top 25 Master in Finance worldwide. This confirms the excellence of the Master in Finance at EBS and underlines our commitment to providing our graduates with a successful career.

Our pledge

This makes the Master in Finance special

The financial industry is one of the most important sectors of the economy.

It is also an industry with a particular need for values and a responsibility towards people.

At EBS Universität, we offer you state-of-the-art teaching content, individual personal development and practical work with the big names from the finance industry.

So you are perfectly prepared for an exciting future.

Welcome to the EBS family.
The most important part of your studies is not only 'what', but especially 'with whom'. The EBS family is an exceptional community. International, inspiring, innovative. You are not studying with strangers but with friends, with like-minded people. We want to achieve remarkable things together. Our students organise congresses, cultural events or run their own real investment fund. Learn more about life on campus in our video.


Knowledge has no value without values.
We know just how important it is, especially in business management, to work with diverse stakeholders, i.e. other people, so that empathy and values make the decisive difference. They shape future leaders who drive things forward and engage others. We teach our values courage, responsibility, consideration and a strong backbone in our classes and our Coaching & Leadership Hub.


Challenge-based learning with state-of-the-art content:
Studying at EBS must keep up with the pace of the international financial markets. Blockchain, AI, Roboadvisory or FinTech are part of everyday life at EBS.

  • Already back in 2017, we implemented FinTech modules in the curriculum for the Master in Finance. EBS was one of the first universities in Europe to introduce Blockchain, Cryptography, Machine Learning (AI) as standard teaching content. Students design innovative machine learning models and develop their own blockchain projects.
  • A separate student-run finance initiative offers the opportunity to gain initial practical experience outside of the curriculum. Our students founded an investment fund which is unique at German universities. The fund is licensed and recognised by BaFin.
  • Practice partners participate in all study courses.


Ninad Borkar

Student Recruitment Manager


Increase your own market value

Every university degree is an investment. Graduates of the Master in Finance programme can pursue a career as a manager in all areas of finance:

Investment banker, asset manager, CFO, financial analyst, auditor, private equity specialist, alternative investments and real estate finance manager, risk manager, or start your career at the German Central Bank or the ECB.

The safest bank: Our corporate partners

Since we were founded, intensive cooperation with companies has been central to our teaching. So the big names in this industry are frequent visitors. Together with our partners, you will learn to master practical tasks during your studies. Our Career Services Centre helps you to make valuable contacts in the business world during your studies.

Here are just a few of our corporate partners:

  • Allianz
  • Citi
  • Deka Invest
  • DWS
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan



Success stories

Made by EBS

Our goal to impart knowledge and values has proved successful.

This is underpinned by a strong network of over 10,000 alumni who work in top positions. From Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Rothschild, Citi, UBS and many more. The alumni network is always there to support you during and after your studies. As you can see - we are a very big family.

Even we are always impressed by the successful career paths of our graduates:

  • Benjamin Bilske - Founder and CEO of NAGA Group AG
  • Dr. Wolfgang Fink – CEO of Goldman Sachs for Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • Jan-Henrik Lafrentz - CFO of Man Truck
  • Marc-Aurel Boersch – CEO Nestlé Germany
  • Hubertus Mühlhäuser – CEO Pontem
  • Martin Krebs – CEO InG-DiBa
  • Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein - CEO LGT Group
  • Stefan Jekel - Head of International Listings at New York Stock Exchange
Learn more
Jessica Holzbach, Co-founder & CCO of Penta (EBS Alumna)
I learned all the important professional basics at EBS. Also, how to deal with stress and a high level of pressure and demands. Working in departments and organizing congresses is perfect to learn how to organize and implement something in a short time.
Study programme structure

Master in Finance

The degree programme comprises four semesters (120 ECTS) and integrates intensive cooperation with companies into most courses, in which students work on practice-related projects supervised and coached by our faculty members. In the first semester, in addition to the practical Onboarding Project, the strategic, economic and financial foundations are laid in core modules. The second semester offers you the opportunity to specialise in elective modules and to enhance your practical experience in the Field Project.


You can organise the last two semesters entirely according to your needs: Either through a stay abroad at one of our around 200 partner universities (Semester Abroad Track) or through an internship in a company (Practice Track). Non-German speaking students also have the opportunity to stay at EBS and prepare for a career in Germany (German Track). The last part of the programme is dedicated to your final thesis. With an additional semester abroad in the Semester Abroad Track, you also have the option of obtaining a double degree.

With the Accelerated Track, you have the opportunity to shorten the duration of your studies and complete your Master's degree programme in two semesters (60 ECTS). The prerequisite for this is a Bachelor's degree with 240 ECTS credits or, in the case of a degree with fewer than 240 ECTS credits, corresponding professional experience. Further information can be found in the admission requirements.

During your studies, you will acquire key competences for your future job in Professional Development Workshops and will be prepared for a career as a leadership personality through individual coaching from the EBS Coaching & Leadership Hub. In addition, you will have the opportunity to further develop your international language skills through foreign language courses at the EBS Language Centre.

Study Content

This is what you learn in the Master in Finance

The Master in Finance programme teaches General Content, which helps you to place subject knowledge in a wider context, and then goes further and further in depth with Advanced Content to build expertise in the relevant subject area.

Core Modules:

  • Financial Statement Analysis for Security Valuation
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Valuation
  • Empirical Corporate Finance
  • Applied Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Empirical Finance



Elective Modules:

  • Alternative Investments and Derivatives
  • Mega Projects – Finance, Risk & Society
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Accounting for Merger & Acquisitions and IFRS
  • Economics of Financial Markets and Crises



Field Project:

  • Wealth Creation through Active Asset Allocation
  • Applied Business Analytics Hackathon
  • Corporate Finance and Investment Banking



Professional Development Workshops:

  • Python
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Key Skills for a Modern Financial Professional

Every person is different. Numerous ways to do a Master's degree at EBS.

We have designed the Master's programmes to be flexible. Depending on your level of knowledge, skills and goals, you can take the path in your studies that best suits you and your life circumstances.

Semester Abroad Track (120 ECTS)

With the Semester Abroad Track, you gain experience abroad and prepare yourself for an international career. This track comprises the first two semesters at EBS, the third semester abroad at one of our 200 partner universities and concludes in the fourth semester with your thesis.

Practice Track (120 ECTS)

Have you already gained sufficient experience abroad? Then the Practice Track offers you the chance to focus on your practical experience. This track comprises the first two semesters at EBS, one semester for internships and one semester for your thesis. The long and intensive internships can be completed either in the third or fourth semester. The remaining semester is dedicated to your thesis, which may be assigned by a company.


German Track (120 ECTS)

The German Track is an option developed exclusively for non-German speaking students. In addition to the regular lectures in English, students receive curricular courses in German language and culture and stay at EBS in Germany instead of going abroad in the third semester. This enables you to improve your career prospects in Germany. In the fourth semester you complete the programme with your thesis.


Accelerated Track (60 ECTS)

Accelerate your career. The Accelerated Track gives you the opportunity to shorten the duration of your studies to two semesters. The prerequisite for this track is a Bachelor's degree with 240 ECTS or corresponding professional experience for a degree with less than 240 ECTS. Further information can be found in the admission requirements.


Dual Degree
In addition to your degree at EBS Universität, you can obtain a second international degree (MBA or Master). Extend your studies abroad at one of our partner universities by one semester in the Semester Abroad Track and receive a double degree. This will give you more specialised knowledge in a broader international context and increase your international market value.

Challenged-based Learning

Experience top-class expert lectures and a strong practical orientation. In addition to interactive lectures, there is an emphasis on case studies and real-world projects, so the degree programme reflects cutting-edge management practices. In addition, close collaboration with industry leaders and practitioners is encouraged to equip students with the skills, competencies and mindsets required in today's global economy.

Many possibilities. One language.
At EBS Universität you will study at an international level and in an international environment. That's why all lectures and events are, of course, held in English.

It could hardly be more international.

International professors and lecturers, study groups with high diversity or an integrated stay abroad are without question the best preparation for a career in international top management.

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Get to know the lecturers

EBS Universität is one of the leading business universities in Germany, but we are not satisfied with that: our professors aim to make the Faculty of Business Administration, as a management-focused business school, a leader in Europe. In the master's programme, professors with many years of practical experience as well as internationally renowned researchers teach. They all work together to shape leaders for the future.


Our faculty is supported by members of the adjunct faculty. You will be taught by experts who hold top positions in business or are active in leading companies.

Lecturers at EBS Business School

Contents and highlights

The Master briefly explained

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Studying with distinction

Characteristics and skills

Your profile

The financial services industry is the heart of a modern economy and an extremely dynamic and exciting industry. The Master in Finance is the best preparation for your successful management career in the finance sector.

The financial world is looking for well-trained individuals with sound specialist knowledge and international experience. Strong analytical skills, willingness to take risks and presentation skills are just as important as courage, responsibility, backbone and empathy - in short, the ability to inspire and lead people.

Master in Finance student of EBS Universitaet
Selection process

Admission requirements and application

The master’s programme at EBS Universität trains future managers who shape and drive the economy. This process begins by finding the right people for our Master in Finance study programme.


EBS Universität conducts a holistic selection process. We assess the above minimum scores in the context of your overall profile, professional experience and background. There are no application deadlines at EBS; however, early application is particularly recommended for international candidates and scholarship seekers. Start your application by submitting the following documents on our application platform:

  • A bachelor’s degree and transcripts in any field of study with at least 180 ECTS or an equivalent recognised qualification.
    Accelerated Track (60 ECTS):
    A bachelor’s degree and transcripts with at least 240 ECTS or an equivalent recognised qualification. Bachelor's degrees with 180 or 210 ECTS can be considered for the Accelerated Track if they have at least 12 or 6 months of professional experience (full-time) after the Bachelor's degree programme. This work experience must be related to the content of the intended degree programme and must have been completed by the start of the degree programme at the latest.
  • English language certificate (TOEFL® iBT/MyBest TOEFL: minimum 95; IELTS: 7; Duolingo English Test: minimum 125 or an equivalent certificate). Upon proof, if you have completed an undergraduate degree in English, are a native speaker, or have worked for at least 2 years in an English-speaking country, no certificate is required. All candidates interested in the Semester Abroad Track of the programme need to present a valid TOEFL® or IELTS score due to regulations pertaining to our partner universities.
  • A valid GMAT (either classic or new Focus edition - scores will be based on GMAC's percentile tables), GRE, Business Admissions Test (BAT), EBSgrad Test, Common Admissions Test (CAT), or CFA Level 1 score.
    For candidates interested in the Semester Abroad Track, CFA Level 1 unfortunately does not apply due to the regulations of our partner universities.

In the interview, we evaluate your motivation and social skills. The decision factors are performance and learning motivation, as well as communication skills and willingness to act in a socially responsible manner, in addition to your own initiative and drive.

After the selection interview, you can expect to hear back from us with a final decision within one week.

Tuition fees and funding

An investment in your future

We focus on the quality of teaching. EBS Universität stands for one of the best management education programmes in the entire German-speaking world. You need to plan the following investment for the Master in Finance at EBS:

Total tuition fees:
Semester Abroad, Practice or German Track: 33,780 euros
Accelerated Track: 27,830 euros

Early enrolment bonus:
Reduction of tuition fees by a total of 3,000 euros
- for enrolment by 31th July for the spring term of the following year
- for enrolment by 28th February for the fall term of the same year

We try to enable all excellent applicants to study - regardless of their economic situation. Your performance, motivation and personality are decisive here. There is a wide range of options for financing a study programme. In many cases, it makes sense to combine various options. Take a look at the possibilities of scholarships and student funding. Here, you can find out which option is best for you.

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