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Master in Finance

Top career opportunities in the financial sector - An executive position in all fields of finance is open to graduates of the “Master in Finance” programme: banks, insurance companies, private equity firms, venture capitalists, hedge funds, the consulting sector (restructuring) or the public finance sector are looking for our excellently trained specialists.

At a glance

  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Double Degree: possible
    plus one additional semester
    More information
  • Focus: Finance
  • 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: 26,040 euro
  • Language: English

Studying at EBS

  • Entire study course in English
  • Integrated semester abroad
  • More than 230 partner universities
  • Expert knowledge from the FinTech industry
  • Learning in small groups
  • Individual career advisory service & coaching
  • Strong corporate network
  • Programme partner of CFA Institute and CAIA Association
  • Largest Bloomberg Lab in Germany
  • Information about our Preparation Semester


Since we have an ongoing admission procedure, we recommend applying early in order to ensure a study place in time.

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Top 25 performing universities in student mobility

2019 Top Performers

No. 6 in business administration // No. 8 in law

University Ranking 2019

No. 1 in Germany and No. 32 in the Global Ranking

Best Masters Top 2019 - Financial Markets

No. 7 // Germany’s best universities // business administration

University Ranking 2018

No. 1

University Ranking 2017 - Business Studies Universities in Germany

Accreditations and partner

The study programmme

Study at one of the top business schools worldwide: as programme partner of the prestigious CFA Institute, the EBS Universität belongs to a global network of leading financial faculties. In addition, EBS Universität is the first European educational institution to be certified by the US Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

No. 1 in the eduniversal Master Ranking 2018: According to the eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2018, EBS Universität ranks as No. 21 in the worldwide ranking, and even No. 1 in Germany!

You will get to know the latest methods and developments in the financial sector: In the FinTech Innovation module, for example, you will explore the challenges of financial services together with practical experts and demystify keywords such as Blockchain, AI, Roboadvisory or FinTech.

Your entire study course in English: at EBS Universität you study at international level in an international environment, so needless to say all lectures and activities are in English.

You acquire practical experience with genuine added value: from the very beginning of your studies you benefit from our network of highly attractive corporate partners. We arrange contact with and internships at companies such as Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merril Lynch and many others. Our Career Office will provide you with specific job offers and help in starting your career.

You gain international experience at some of the best universities worldwide: a semester abroad at one of our 230 partner universities is an integral part of the study programme. It is also possible to gain a double degree, for this you only have to extend your time abroad by at least one semester.

You benefit from excellent quality of learning: you achieve optimal learning success studying in small groups with regular practical application and numerous case studies.

As a graduate of EBS Universität you can expect to earn an above-average starting salary: you benefit from a study programme at EBS Universität from the very beginning of your career. The average starting salary of our Master graduates amounts to 64,000 Euro (Employment Report 2017).

With our study programme, you are highly sought after on the job market: 86 % of our graduates are offered a job during the study programme or within 3 months of graduating (Employment Report 2017).

Reach your target faster with the Accelerated Track: Take advantage of the opportunity to save one semester if you have already gained experience abroad and completed an intensive study programme with 210 ECTS credits.

Take advantage of our unique offer even without a degree in Business Administration: EBS Universität offers you the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge during our Preparation Semester.

Programme structure

Please note:
This programme is currently under review and will be offered slightly changed in fall term 2019

  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Double Degree: extend your studies by spending one semester at one of our partner universities. Note: this is only applicable to students starting their Master studies in Fall Term, and not to those starting with the Preparation Semester!
  • Focus: Finance
  • Start: Fall and spring term
  • Study duration:
    · Regular Track: 20 months
    · Accelerated Track: 16 months
  • Achievable ECTS:
    · Regular Track: 120 credits
    · Accelerated Track: 90 credits
  • Investment: 26,040 euro
  • Language: English

The Master’s programmes at EBS Universität are tailored to your individual needs and interests. The basic modules deepen your general knowledge of business management and further develop your leadership qualities. In the specialized compulsory modules, you will expand your management knowledge in the field of finance and gain practical insight into the finance industry. The programme lasts three semesters and concludes with your Master’s Thesis - often in cooperation with companies. You will spend two semesters at EBS Universität, the last semester is reserved for your time abroad at one of our 230 partner universities.

Double degree: If you have opted for a double degree, you will spend a further semester at the partner university of your choice and thus gain - in addition to the Master of Science of EBS Universität - a further Master degree.

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

German Track: Instead of a semester abroad, international students can spend another semester at EBS Universität in Germany. This gives you the opportunity to learn more about the country and its culture and to improve your prospects for a career in Germany.

Course of studies

Studienverlauf Master Start Fall Term EN
Studienverlauf Master Start Spring Term EN


Core Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Personal Mastery
  • Studium Fundamentale

All students in the Master programme attend the same basic modules. This allows you to share experiences and thoughts with Master students of other specializations as well as learn from each other. The basic modules essentially prepare you for your future research work and support you in the further development of your leadership qualities. Interdisciplinary, personality skills - taking a look beyond one’s own horizon, acting ethically and reflection - are all important success factors for your professional career and are an integral part of Studium Fundamentale. Personal Mastery also includes methods for time and self management, for working in teams, coping with stress and effective learning.

Compulsory Modules & Electives

The Master in Finance programme includes a total of three compulsory modules and four elective modules. The compulsory modules provide you with a solid foundation in modern finance, financial analysis and research methods as well as helping you develop strong Excel-based modelling skills. And with ten excellent elective modules to choose from, you can gain deeper insight into the areas that interest you the most.

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Studying at EBS Universität makes considerable demands on your mathematical and linguistic knowledge, your good analytical and abstract reasoning skills, your learning abilities and motivation as well as your personality. EBS Universität requires Master’s students to have a strong basic knowledge of all core areas of business management as well as to have an above-average willingness to learn and work hard, have good communication skills, be able to work under pressure and be motivated to make a difference.

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 a minimum one semester abroad **
  • Have completed at least eight weeks of internships during or after your first degree
  • TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. 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 all requirements are fulfilled after a detailed evaluation, you will receive an invitation to an individual selection interview.

* In case you hold a non-business degree, EBS Universität offers you the chance to qualify for our Master of Science programmes by successfully completing a Preparation Semester.

** For the Accelerated Track, the first-degree qualification must be in business studies having obtained 210 ECTS and the candidates must provide proof of at least one semester spent abroad (outside your home university’s country location).

Master Selection Day

If your application documents meet our admission requirements, we will invite you to take part in the Master Selection Interview, which is held either on campus or via video conference.

The interview will assess your motivation, social competence and communication skills.

The decision

The Master Selection Day is both demanding and exciting. We know that and ease the burden on our applicants by communicating the results as quickly as possible and, as a rule, promptly. That enables everyone involved to plan dependably at an early stage.

Upon request, a study place offer can also be converted into a study place reservation for the following year.

Tuition Fees

First-class education in a private institution

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.

  • Tuition fee per semester: 7,950 euro
  • One-time enrolment fee: 690 euro
  • Examination fee master thesis: 1,500 euro

Total: 26,040 euro

Motivation and performance are your drive

We try to make it possible for excellent applicants - to get access to our studies - regardless 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. Take a look at our scholarships and student finance options and find out which offer suits you best.

We will be happy to advise you. Please contact us!


IDEAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT - Through active learning, you´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
Chair of Finance // Academic Director of MSc in Finance

INTENSIVE TEACHING METHODS - With highly motivated students in small seminar groups, we´re able to maintain high standards and use cutting-edge teaching methods.

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