Contents of studies Accounting, Controlling & Finance
Strengthen your foundation. Expand your field of vision.
Practically oriented courses in accounting, controlling and finance form the foundation of the programme structure. Deepen your existing basic knowledge and expand your field of vision in the topics of management, accounting, controlling, finance and tax. From the very beginning of your studies, you will work on a high-quality master's thesis - the propaedeutics module supports you in exploring methodological issues. An interdisciplinary range of optional modules in Contextual Studies rounds off your programme structure.
Benefit from an innovative didactics concept with an extensive mix of methods and the know-how of internal and external lecturers from all over the world. Gain valuable new im-pulses by working together in small groups and expand your language competence with individual courses in English.
Study programme structure
|M1 Communication Skills Lab||3||2|
|M1 Scientific work||3||1|
|M3 Cost accounting||3||2|
|M4 International Business Law and Corporate Governance||6||3|
|M5 Financial management||6||3|
|M6 Controlling as a management tool||6||3|
|M1 Qualitative research||2||1|
|M4 National and international tax law||6||3|
|M5 International Financial Risk Management||6||3|
|M6 Business Analytics in Controlling with R||6||3|
|K1 Contextual Studies Choice of 1 or 2 modules.||6||4|
|M1 Quantitative research||3||2|
|M1 Colloquium for the master's thesis||3||1|
|M2 Business ethics and corporate social responsibility||2||1|
|M4 International Accounting||4||2|
|M4 Consolidated financial statements||2||1|
|M6 Company Analysis and Valuation *E||6||3|
|K1 Contextual Studies Choice of 1 or 2 modules *K||6||4|
|Final master's examination||2||0|
*E | Courses in English
*K | Contextual Studies Selection of 1 or 2 modules totalling 6 ECTS
M1 - Propaedeutics
M2 - Leadership
M3 - Foundation ACF
M4 - Accounting and Tax
M5 - Finance
M6 - Management Accounting
ECTS: Performance points according to the "European Credit Transfer System". In accordance with international standards, 120 ECTS points are to be earned over 4 semesters
SWS: One hour per week (SWS) corresponds to 15 educational components of 45 minutes each.
Learning content in detail
Study and career: yes, it's possible!
Studying part-time is challenging and at the same time very rewarding. Contact hours at the FHV, e-learning units, self-organized learning and group and project work alternate in the course of study.
You need the necessary discipline, consistent time management and an appropriate agreement with the:r employer:in. We recommend a reduction of the professional activity to 50 to 80 percent.
The four-semester master's degree in is geared to the time resources of working professionals and managers.
We support you with these organizational measures:
- Contact hours and exam dates can be planned in the long term and are generally held
Fridays from 2 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Optimized schedules: The semester is structured in three parts of five weeks each.
In each of these parts, one or two courses are held in blocks.
- Examination dates directly following courses prevent clustered examinations at the end of the semester.
- Basic courses that take place during the week are recorded.
You have the opportunity to follow up on them independently of time.
- Projects, group work and the possibility of self-study allow you flexible time management.
- Electronic media (scripts, e-books, etc.) help you to achieve your learning goals.
Thinking ahead with Contextual Studies
The Contextual Studies at the FHV is a flexible part of your master's degree programme and a special feature among Austria's universities of applied sciences. It allows you to pursue personal questions of interest, to work independently and explore new territory: in research, in other cultures or disciplines.
Master's degree programmes at our university of applied sciences are characterised by three elements:
1. Core Studies:
The compulsory fundamental subjects in core studies establish the specialist skills and support your professional competences.
2. Specialisation Studies:
In the chosen field of specialisation, you will enhance and specialise - depending on the degree programme - your professional access based on your interests and career goals.
3. Contextual Studies:
In a selection of more than 40 modules, you cross the boundaries between:
- disciplines and schools of thought (interdisciplinarity)
- cultures, languages and countries (internationality)
- current knowledge and the future (research and development)
Your degree programme takes you through all three basic elements. This process allows you to deepen and broaden your skills while letting you incorporate your personal interests in your programme of study.