Can we do ACCA after an MSc

Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Finance & Accounting

Understand finance & accounting as a unit

The complexity of the financial markets is increasing enormously due to growing regulations, increasing requirements in the areas of accounting and the effects of digitization. Those who have a firm grasp of this topic and can derive complex financing and investment decisions from them make valuable contributions to corporate development.

In this master’s course, you will train your strategic and analytical skills through a holistic perspective on the areas of finance and accounting. The course prepares you for a managerial or specialist position in the field of finance and asset management in a practical and scientifically sound manner.

In five semesters you will acquire expert know-how in international accounting, corporate finance, asset management, balance sheet analysis for the preparation of quarterly or annual reports or in the field of auditing and the implementation of controlling processes. You do not only approach the respective topics theoretically. Together with professors and fellow students, you will analyze and reflect on developments on the financial markets and consider the roles of all financial actors, including in the context of behavioral finance. In discussions you will learn to comment on current issues and regulatory changes in the financial and banking world and to argue expertly.

For an optimal transfer of theory to practice, you will train scientific methods and statistical procedures as part of project work, among other things. You will also create research reports yourself and develop meaningful decision templates for company management.

The course enables you to work responsibly in companies of all sizes as well as in banks, insurance companies and financial services. After completing your studies, you will be able to take on specialist and management positions, e.g. as corporate finance or asset manager.

You finish your part-time master’s degree in Finance & Accounting with the academic degree Master of Science (M.Sc.).

Admission requirement

academic degree¹

  • with an economics component of at least 60 credit points²


  • Regardless of the subject and one and a half years of professional experience before, during or after the first degree with a technical reference to the master’s degree (the bridging course in Business Administration must be successfully completed)
and current employment³

1) Degree as a Magister or Bachelor or with a diploma or state examination. Graduations from accredited bachelor programs at vocational academies are equivalent to university bachelor’s degrees.
2) The FOM awards credit points according to the standard of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). They measure the workload for the study.
3) It is possible to deviate from this in exceptional cases.

»Here you can download information on the bridging courses for the Master’s degree as a PDF.

Time models & lecture times

Evening and Saturday study
Aachen | Augsburg | Berlin | Bonn | Bremen | Dortmund | Düsseldorf | Food | Frankfurt a. M. | Hamburg | Hanover | Karlsruhe | Cologne | Leipzig | Mainz | Mannheim | Munich | Munster | Nuremberg | Victories | Stuttgart
Usually 2-3 times a month on one evening a week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and in the same week on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Berlin | Düsseldorf | Frankfurt a. M. | Cologne | Munich | Munster | Stuttgart | Wuppertal
Usually 2-3 times a month on one evening a week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and in the same week on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2-3 evenings / week (Mon-Fri) 6:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Changes possible: The lecture times depend on the start of the course (WS / SS) and are retained for the entire duration of the course.
Semester break: August and mid to late February
Course content / course

tuition fee

Enrollment fee: 1,580 euros one-time enrollment fee. Participants who have already completed or are completing a course of study or recognized advanced training at one of the institutes belonging to the BCW Group pay half the enrollment fee.
Tuition fee: 10,500 euros payable in 30 monthly installments of 350 euros or 10 quarterly installments of 1050 euros.
Exam fee: 350 euros one-time payment (with registration for thesis) *
Total cost: 12,430 euros includes enrollment fee, tuition fee and examination fee

* If the thesis is repeated, the examination fee will be recalculated.

»Here you can find more information about financing options and questions about tax deductibility.

»Why does the FOM charge tuition fees and other questions about costs and financing.


The FOM University is accredited by the Science Council for its special achievements in teaching and research and was the first private university nationwide to be system-accredited by FIBAA in 2012. This seal of approval proves that the quality management of the FOM University meets the high standards of the Accreditation Council, the most important body for quality in study and teaching at German universities. In 2018, the FOM was system-accredited for a further eight years. All courses offered by the FOM are thus accredited. A master’s degree from the FOM University qualifies you for a subsequent doctorate.

»You can download the accreditation certificate here.

»Here you can find out more about the accreditation of the degree programs.

Registration for studies

Documents to be submitted for registrationTo register »