MASTER IN FINANCE

Top career opportunities in the financial sector - graduates of the Master in Finance programme have open doors to executive positions in all areas of finance: banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, venture capitalists, hedge funds, the consulting sector (restructuring) or the public finance sector. All require our excellently trained specialists.


At a glance

  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Double Degree: possible plus one additional semester
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  • Focus: International Business Administration, Management
  • Start: Fall and spring term
  • Study duration: Regular Track 20 months, Accelerated Track 16 months each as full time study model
  • Achievable ECTS: Regular Track: 120 credits, Accelerated Track: 90 credits
  • Investment: Regular Track 26,040 euro, Accelerated Track 18,090 euro
  • Language: English

Studying at EBS

  • Entire study course in English
  • Distinguished several times as one of the best universities in Germany
  • Integrated semester abroad
  • More than 230 partner universities
  • Flexibly structured programme with a wide range of specialisation options
  • Small study groups with individual support and coaching
  • Strong corporate network
  • Studying in Germany with all the locational advantages of the Rhine-Main region
  • Excellent job-chances and above-average entry salary
  • Information about our Preparation Semester

Application

Deadlines for applications do not exist here.
Every applicant gets an individual appointment for a personal application procedure. This means: We look forward to receiving your application at any time!

To start your application, please submit the following documents or proofs to us:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS or an equally acknowledged degree
  • Proof of at least 8 weeks of practical experience
  • English language certificate (TOEFL iBT, IELTS or equivalent)
  • Valid GMAT or GRE

Coronavirus: Important information

Given the extraordinary circumstances of the Coronavirus, we would also like to inform you of the following options to enable you to apply to EBS Universität for fall term 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation.

Applicants based in countries where the online GMAT and/or GRE options are not available will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis and will instead be offered our internal GMAT substitute (EBSgrad).

Dates

  • Start of spring term: 12 January 2022
  • Start of fall term: 29 August 2022

Recommendation for non-EU applicants:

Please apply well in advance (for spring term 2022 latest, by the end of September and for fall term 2022, by the end of May), considering the visa process duration in your respective country.

Good to know

  • If you have not completed your first degree in business administration, we offer you a Preparation Semester. It will qualify you for the Master in Finance programme and our other regular Master of Science programmes.

  • For the Accelerated Track, the qualifying degree must have been earned in a business studies subject involving 210 ECTS. In addition, at least one semester must have been completed outside the country of your home university.

  • Early application is worthwhile. This will ensure that you have enough time to take care of everything necessary before starting your studies, such as applying for a visa or discussing details with your employer.


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The Study Programmme

DOES THE MASTER IN FINANCE PROGRAMME SUIT ME?

The finance service industry is the heart of a modern economy and an extremely dynamic and exciting area. The Master in Finance prepares you perfectly for a successful career in the financial sector. Possible areas of work include corporate financial management, investment and banking, or in the business and tax consultancy. In demand are well-trained specialists with profound expertise and international experience. Depending on the area of work, strong analytical skills, risk tolerance and presentation skills are needed.

The Master in Finance programme provides you with the relevant specialist know-how at a high academic level. You build on your previous knowledge and specialise in topics such as corporate finance, accounting and investment. During your studies, you will penetrate important financial issues using practical case studies so that you can directly apply your practical knowledge in the financial sector.

Programme Structure

YOUR EDUCATION IN FINANCE

The Master´s programmes at EBS Universität are designed to suit your individual needs and interests. The basic modules enable you to deepen your general knowledge of business management and refine your leadership skills. In the specialised modules, you can expand your management know-how and acquire in-depth knowledge of your chosen areas. The programme takes three semesters and concludes with your Master’s thesis - often in cooperation with a company. You spend two semesters at EBS, the last semester is foreseen for your stay abroad at one of our approximately 230 partner universities.


Accelerated Track: If you fulfil the requirements and already have international experience, you can shorten the Master’s programme by the semester abroad. This saves you time and gets you faster to your desired career goal.

International Track: The international track comprises two semesters at EBS and one semester at one of our partner universities abroad.

German Track: The German track is an option designed explicitly for non-German speaking students, who would have mandatory German classes in each semester. In the 3rd semester you will not go abroad but stay at EBS. It allows you to learn more about the country and its culture and improve your prospects for a Germany career.

Double degree: We enable you to gain an international degree (MBA or Master) in addition to your EBS degree. Extend your studies abroad by one semester at one of our partner universities and receive a double degree. This is a great opportunity to gain more expertise in a broader international context and expand your range of career opportunities in the global job market.


BEST CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH A MASTERS DEGREE IN FINANCE

All students in the Master programme attend to the same basic modules. This allows you to share experiences and thoughts with Master students of other specializations and learn from each other. The basic modules prepare you for your coming research work and support you in refining your leadership qualities. In the fundamental studies, you will learn interdisciplinary, personality-related skills. These include the view beyond one’s own nose, ethical conduct or the ability to reflect. They are essential success factors for your professional career. Personal Mastery also includes methods of time and self-management, working in teams, stress management and effective learning.

Specialised mandatory & elective modules

The Master in Finance contains three specialising mandatory modules and four elective modules. The mandatory modules provide you with a solid foundation in modern finance, financial analysis and research methods. You will also develop solid Excel-based programming skills. Ten excellent electives give you an insight into the areas you are most interested in.


Course of studies

START: FALL TERM

Programme structure Master in Finance, starting fall term

START: SPRING TERM

Programme structure Master in Finance, starting spring term

Curriculum

STUDYING FINANCE AT EBS UNIVERSITÄT

To make it easier for you to start your studies and to guide you optimally through the study program, we offer personal support and various services:

Student Life

Student life on campus

Life on EBS campus is diverse, international and characterised by the outstanding commitment of our students. Due to the small number of students per intake and group, students know each other on campus and experience a family atmosphere that is also noticeable beyond the lectures. Our students’ sense of togetherness is extraordinary. The unique EBSpirit is born of our values of commitment, solidarity, thirst for knowledge and reliability. The common goal is to achieve great things, time and time again. And it works: with self-organised congresses, cultural events and much more.


Your study location – Living and learning in the Rheingau

The Rheingau is known worldwide for its Riesling, as are the fortresses, Castles and abbeys along the Rhine. You can find the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley with Loreley and Drosselgasse only a few kilometres downriver. Every year a large number of tourists visit this region, which has so much to offer. Whether gastronomic, sporting or cultural, Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau provides plenty of variety for leisure activities.

The EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel is also home to one of these historic, fascinating buildings in the Rheingau - Schloss Reichartshausen. Close to the Rhine and surrounded by vineyards, teaching and learning take place at this location in a unique environment. In addition to offices for teaching staff and service departments, the castle also houses several lecture rooms and representative event rooms.


Student service at EBS

Your study experience and success are important to us. To make it easier for you to start your studies and to guide you optimally through the study programme, we offer personal support and various services:

Job Opportunities

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES DO I HAVE WITH A MASTER IN FINANCE?

Many graduates of EBS Universität are managers in the executive site today. Those who recognise and foster their talents early start their career with crucial advantages. Thus, personality development plays a decisive role during studies. Our coaching service helps you discover your strengths and promotes them. Our alumni network](/en/alumni) doesn’t just provide a lookout of your possibilities after graduating – you can also use it for your career progression. More than 200 partner companies support and accompany the students at EBS Universität. Among them are many prestigious Dax-corporations and economic law offices. Together with our partners, we perfectly mesh theory and practice in the right mixture.

Most of our graduates receive their first job offer during their studies or at last three months after graduating (86 %). The prestigious degree of the EBS Universität also clearly distinguishes in wages: The starting salary of our master graduates averages 64.000 euros (Employment Report 2017).

EBS graduates are broadly based and have a high level of professional competence. Both enable them to work in all major functional areas of a company. The EBS Universität campus is in the heart of the Rhine-Main region, one of Europe’s most dynamic financial centres and the seat of the European Central Bank (ECB). Many potential employers have their headquarters in the surrounding area. These include leading German banks like Deutsche Bank, European headquarters of international companies, investment banks like J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, and international consulting firms like McKinsey & Company or BCG.

Study Abroad

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I STUDY IN GERMANY?

EBS Universität is among Germanys best universities, especially if you want to study abroad in English. Since our study programmes are held in English, and our degrees have a high international standing, we traditionally attract a lot of international students. As an abroad student, you may find some peculiarities in the German working world and way of life that are new to you. We support you in the best possible way by putting English-speaking specialists at your side. Besides, we offer you support in all administrative processes, from certificates to accommodation.

  • Administration: forms, applications, certificates
  • Organization: accommodation, infrastructure
  • Personal Networking: student initiatives, joint events
  • Professional Networking: Partner Company Network
  • Sights and excursion destinations in Rheingau and Hesse

Application

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE MASTER IN FINANCE PROGRAMME?

The master in finance at the EBS Universität cultivates leading personalities who help shape the economy and society. That process starts with selecting suitable characters for our programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To take part in the Master Selection Process, you are required to submit the following documents:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits
  • Accelerated Track: Bachelor degree in Business Studies with a minimum of 210 ECTS credits and at least one semester abroad
  • Have completed at least eight weeks of internships during or after your first degree
  • English language certificate (TOEFL iBT: at least 90, IELTS: 7, or equivalent. For Master German Track additionally TOEFL iTP: 580). Training and tests are also possible at the EBS Language Center
  • Valid GMAT or GRE with good quantitative results or participation in our internal EBSgrad test. Training and tests are also possible at the EBS Language Center

If you fulfil all requirements after a detailed evaluation, you will receive an invitation to an individual selection interview.

If you have not completed your first degree in business administration, we offer you a Preparation Semester. It will qualify you for the Master in Finance programme and our other regular Master of Science programmes.


THE MASTER SELECTION DAY: YOUR INDIVIDUAL SELECTION INTERVIEW

As part of our multi-stage application process, we examine the performance and study ability of each applicant. We take the utmost care in this process since we only accept the most suitable applicants.

Due to the current extraordinary situation, we have changed our admission process to a contactless, digital version. You can now pass all components online.

If your application documents meet our admission requirements, we will invite you to an individual 45-minute interview. During this interview, we will check your motivation and social skills. The decisive factors are performance and learning motivation, the social-communicative profile, the willingness to take social responsibility and the applicant’s initiative.

Such a selection procedure is exhausting and exciting at the same time. We know this and relieve our applicants by communicating the results as quickly as possible. It provides planning security – for all parties involved. If you are accepted, we are excited to welcome you to our campus at the beginning of the semester. You find the dates in the overview at the top of the page.

Tuition Fees

WHAT ARE THE TUITION FEES FOR THE MASTER IN FINANCE PROGRAMME?

The quality of teaching is our focus: EBS Universität represents one of the best management programmes throughout the German-speaking world. As a private university, we finance ourselves to a large extent from tuition fees.

  • One-time enrolment fee: 690 euro
  • Tuition fee per semester: 7,950 euro
  • Examination fee Master´s thesis (MSC): 1,500 euro
  • Total: 26,040 euro

We want to make the programme accessible for any excellent applicant – independent of their economic situation. Decisive factors are your performance, motivation and personality. The choice of financing options for a study programme is diverse, and often a combination of the various options can be useful. Please take a look at our scholarships and student finance options to find out which offer suits you best.

Programme Benefits

WHAT BENEFITS ARE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY FEES?

At EBS Universität, you won’t experience an ordinary business administration programme. We set a high standard and cultivate leaders and top performers.

  • Repeatedly honoured: The EBS Universität regularly ranks top tier in university rankings (e.g. in Multirank, Business Studies Comparison 2017).

  • Higher salary: The starting salary of our master graduates averages 64.000 € (Employment Report 2017).

  • Strongly in demand: Most students receive their first job offer during their studies, or at the latest 3 months after graduation (Employment Report 2017).

  • Easier access into management level: We arrange internships in companies such as Accenture, BCG, BMW, Danone, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Morgan Stanley, P&G, PWC and others.

  • Highly intensive support: Small groups, high practical relevance, skills development, individual coaching – we support you the best way possible!

  • Semester abroad and double degree: You’ll either spent a semester or half of your study-time at one of our first-class partner universities.

  • The whole programme is in English: The programme at the EBS Universität meets international standards, in an internationally imprinted environment. That’s why all classes and events are, of course, in English.

  • Take advantage of our unique offer even without a business degree: EBS Universität offers you the opportunity to gain all the business knowledge you need in our Preparation Semester.

Voices

For me, the main reason for choosing EBS, apart from academic excellence, was the EBSpirit, which is all about the perfect combination between academic studying and connecting with amazing people. Real-world case studies paired with the high academic level set the courses, in my view, apart from most other universities. The EBS team spirit is valuable in pushing each other to high academic standards and producing high-quality work while creating unforgettable memories with fellow students at the same time.

Christopher Crämer
Christopher Crämer
Master in Finance student (Spring Intake 2021) // working student at IMAP M&A Consultants AG

Through active learning, you will ll develop skills and come to see the big picture. Give us 12 months, and we´ll give you a life-long legacy.

Rasa Karapandza
Professor Rasa Karapandza, PhD
Vice Dean Education EBS Business School // Chair of Finance // Academic Director of Master in Finance

With highly motivated students in small seminar groups, we can maintain high standards and use cutting-edge teaching methods.

Markus Kreutzer
Prof. Markus Kreutzer, PhD
Professor of Strategic and International Management

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