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Quantitative Accounting and Finance (Master of Science)

Program: Quantitative Accounting and Finance
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)

The four-semester Quantitative Accounting and Finance master program connects advanced economic knowledge from the fields of Accounting and Finance with mathematical methods. The program's combination of Accounting & Finance with Mathematics, which is particularly pertinent for the labor market, is unique in Germany and has been developed in accordance with the needs of modern departments at companies and institutions of the financial industry. The mathematical training begins with your individual prior knowledge, in order to ensure the learning curve that is right for you.

Major topics

Quantitative Accounting and Finance comprises a core curriculum in Accounting & Finance as well as Mathematics. Building on this, you develop your individual profile according to your personal interests and inclinations. In-depth studies in Mathematics, Accounting & Finance, Statistics/Econometrics and Economics are available to you. Simultaneously, you can already collaborate on exciting projects during the program. According to interest, you will either learn about project work in cooperation with a practice partner, or work on a relevant scholarly problem independently.


With a master's degree in "Quantitative Accounting and Finance," you will occupy the interface between specialized economic knowledge and methodological competencies.

As a result, you will be optimally suited for challenging specialized and management positions, such as in

  • the financial industry, e.g. at banks, asset managers or insurance companies
  • in the financial departments of industrial companies, e.g. Treasury, Financial Planning or CFO office
  • in finance and capital-related governmental organizations, e.g. German Federal Bank, finance ministries or BaFin.

Furthermore, the degree enables you to acquire further qualification with a doctorate.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degree Certification of a degree from a subject-relevant bachelor program from the field of Economics or from technical/mathematical degree courses, or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma, with an overall grade of at least 2.8.
    At least 60 credit points must have been earned in economics modules in the completed program. Competencies in quantitative modules that are not in the area of methods must be certified at the level of at least 24 credit points from the fields of Controlling, Decision Theory, Investment and Financing, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Accounting.
    Furthermore, there must be competencies in the form of at least 18 credit points in methods through modules from the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics or Empirical Economic Research.
    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission German Skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language skills:
    English skills, Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    Admission procedure and program-specific documents to be submitted Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
  • Who can answer questions?

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    Content-related questions about the program

    Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nietert
    Universitätsstraße 24
    35032 Marburg
    Tel.: 06421/28-23727

    Office hours: by arrangement

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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