Specific admission requirements

The master’s degree programme Accounting, Controlling & Finance at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is a university degree programme and the following qualifications and skills are prerequisites to admission:

  • completed basic course of study (minimum 180 ECTS) in Business Administration
  • completed bachelor’s degree programme with at least 30 ECTS in Business Administration or
  • completed bachelor's or diploma degree programme in another discipline combined with further academic training at Schloss Hofen (in German) in the fundamentals of business administration of at least 30 ECTS.

The degree programme must have been completed to the extent of at least six semesters and 180 ECTS at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution where admission is subject to the general university entrance qualification and which is recognised as a post-secondary educational institution under the legislation of the state in which it is located.

If you have completed studies in a non-business field, you must have at least 30 ECTS in the area of economic sciences. This must include

  • at least 6 ECTS in accounting (internal and/or external),
  • at least 6 ECTS in mathematics, business mathematics, statistics, market research or investments/financing,
  • at least 3 ECTS in each of the following fields: human resources, marketing and business law. 

The programme director will decide on an individual basis regarding the fulfilment of the admission requirements for equivalent bachelor's degrees or diplomas or if any additional courses are required.

All applicants for a regular degree programme, are required to verify a language level competence of at least B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in German and English.

The master's degree programme in Business Administration is designed as a part-time programme for students who are also working. Employment, in particular in a relevant professional field, is not mandatory but is an advantage for the application process.

Detailed information about the admission requirements including language policy: Apply now

Specific arrangements for the recognition of prior learning

General arrangements

Specific arrangements:

Proven academic achievements at a university at the master's level may be credited on a case-by-case basis for individual courses or modules. The approval decision is made by the programme director after consultation with the relevant teaching staff.


International documents

Regulations for applicants with international certificates/documents

Proof of higher education at an institution in another country need to be legalised. Guidelines for legalisation and translation can be found under International.

For third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland), the following applies:

If you have submitted documents to Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) and there is any doubt about the authenticity of these or the documents are not sufficient for a decision to be made about whether the entrance requirements are met, FH Vorarlberg reserves the right to charge a deposit of EUR 250.00.

This deposit will be refunded if checks prove the authenticity and accuracy of the documents and you are accepted for study, you accept the offered place, enroll in our program and start your study at our university.

It may also be necessary for you to send the original documents (or certified copies of these) to FH Vorarlberg before you will be included in the admission procedure. It is therefore in your interests to apply early.

Important for applicants from third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland): the final application date is March 1st! The duration for applying and obtaining a visa and/or residence permit may vary by country of origin. We recommend that you inform yourself as soon as possible.

Contact Persons Accounting, Controlling & Finance MA

Jasmin Winder-Fink
Master‘s Degree Programme Business Administration

+43 5572 792 5600

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Dr. Irene Häntschel-Erhart
Master´s Degree Programme Business Administration, Programme Director, Senior Lecturer

+43 5572 792 5605


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