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Master Accounting and Auditing

PART-TIME MASTER PROGRAM
ACCOUNTING & AUDITING

Master of Science (M.Sc.)
(1-subject Master)


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The part-time Master’s program in Accounting and Auditing at the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Faculty of Economics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is aimed at employees of auditing companies who want to prepare for the auditing exam and the profession of auditor on a part-time basis. It represents a decisive step on the way to a career as an auditor by dovetailing theory and practice. This program is unique because the part-time master’s program provides an excellent link between the requirements of business practice and current research findings, ensuring excellent preparation for the auditing exam in Germany.

If you want to become a future certified public accountant in the field of accounting and auditing and already have a first degree in economics or law that qualifies you for the profession, then this master’s program in accounting and auditing is just right for you!


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Application

Start of study

…annually in May

Application

Goes to the ASBM Accounting School Bochum Münster non-profit limited company
Managing Director: Dr. Andreas Bonse
GD 03/526
Universitätsstr 150
44801 Bochum

Application deadlines

  • November 30th of the previous year

Admission requirements

  • Degree in management and economics or law (e.g. Bachelor, Diplom, Staatsexamen)
  • Proof of six months of practical experience in auditing
  • Successful completion of a written entrance examination
  • Proof of successful completion of an oral entrance examination
  • Proof of English language skills

Admission procedure

  • Written entrance examinations (first week of January)
  • Notification of results /invitation to oral entrance examination (by the end of January)
  • Oral entrance exams (February / March)
  • Admission notification (end of March)


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Information ABOUT the study program

Form of study

… part-time

Degree

… joint “Master of Science” of the RUB and the WWU

Locations

… Düsseldorf, Bochum and Münster

Structure

  • Presence and self-study phases (May to July & September to October)
  • Practical phase in an auditing company (November to April)

Duration and scope

  • 7 semesters standard period of study with 120 ECTS credits

Course content

  • Applied business administration/Economics,
  • Business law,
  • Tax law and
  • Economic auditing, business valuation and professional law

Who does it suit?

Those who would like to study this program
… have:

  • a university degree in management and economics or law and initial professional experience in the field of auditing  

… have fun with:

  • challenging questions from the professional field of auditing, tax consulting and accounting

… struggle through

  • legal issues

This course of studies is suitable for… 
graduates of the following subjects

  • Management and Economics
  • Law

Those who have a degree in this field often work

  • in auditing
  • in tax consulting
  • in management consulting
  • in legal consulting
  • in the accounting department of companies

Costs

… The course of study is subject to a fee (32,000 € incl. revision course)

And what else?

Practice time …

  • is obligatory. It is completed during the course of study
  • Duration: six months (November to April)

A stay abroad …

  • can be completed voluntarily

Partner universities

  • Westphalian Wilhelms University Münster

Absolventin (2019) im Controlling eines Großkonzerns”Für alle die Interesse haben in den Bereichen Rechnungswesen, Finanzen oder Controlling zu arbeiten, ist der Studiengang FAACT sehr zu empfehlen. Gerade in der Praxis ist es wichtig Kenntnisse aus den verschiedenen Bereichen aufzuweisen, da es viele Schnittstellen untereinander gibt. Der Studiengang FAACT bietet ein umfangreiches Lehrangebot auf diesem Gebiet und ist somit eine gute Ausgangslage für einen erfolgreichen Berufseinstieg.”Absolvent (2018) im Corporate / Investment Banking einer großen deutschen Bank
“Rückblickend ist mein Studium mit Spezialisierung Accounting, Finance & Taxation sehr spannend und sowohl inhaltlich als auch persönlich prägend gewesen. Die Studienfächer haben mir ein breites Rüstzeug für meine heutige berufliche Tätigkeit im Corporate Finance Bereich einer großen deutschen Bank geliefert und boten gleichzeitig viel Spielraum für die individuelle Auswahl von Themenschwerpunkten. Insbesondere die Verzahnung unterschiedlicher theoretischer Inhalte in den einzelnen Modulen habe ich als sehr spannend empfunden und hat es mir deutlich erleichtert, bestimmte Fragestellungen in einem übergeordneten Kontext zu sehen und zu bewerten bzw. diese erklären zu können.”Absolventin (2018) in der Wirtschaftprüfung einer großen Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
“Ich habe mich dazu entschieden mein Studium an der RUB zu absolvieren, da eine große Auswahl an Modulen in den Bereichen Accounting, Finance und Taxation angeboten wird. Dadurch konnte ich von Anfang an meinen Schwerpunkt in diesen Bereichen setzen und mich im Laufe meines Studiums spezialisieren. Diese Fokussierung im Studium hat mir bei meinem Berufsstart in der Wirtschaftsprüfung geholfen. Die im Studium gelernten Inhalte konnte ich in meinem Beruf praktisch anwenden sowie mein Wissen weiter vertiefen.“
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Key points of the master program Accounting & Auditing

The Master in Accounting and Auditing is aimed at employees of auditing companies who want to prepare for the WP exam and the profession of auditor while working. By dovetailing theory and practice, it represents a decisive step on the path to a career as an auditor.

The aim of the master is to promote a new generation of auditors with the best preparation for the demanding WP exam. This includes that the course of study is designed in accordance with § 8a WPO in such a way that three of the examination credits obtained in the course of study can be recognised towards the seven examination credits to be obtained in the auditor’s examination. The course specifically prepares students for the remaining four examinations. The study programme is open to employees of any auditing firm, provided that the personal requirements are met.

Program

The master program Accounting & Auditing
  • annually in May
  • Duration of study: 7 semesters, 3.5 years
  • Scope of study: 120 ECTS
  • Form of study: Part-time
  • May to July and September to October: classroom and self-study phases
  • November to April: practical phase in an auditing company
  • Study locations: Düsseldorf, Bochum and Münster
  • Degree: Joint degree “Master of Science” from RUB and WWU
  • Crediting of the examination areas “Applied Business Administration / Business Administration” and “Business Law” in the auditing examination according to §8a WPO 
  • Participation in the AuditXcellence program

 

Module plan of the master program Accounting and Auditing

The modular master program comprises the following sub-areas, to each of which several modules are assigned:

  • Part A: Applied business administration/ economics
  • Part B: Business Law
  • Part C: Tax Law
  • Part D: Business auditing, business valuation and professional law


Admission requirements

  • Degree in economics or law (e.g. bachelor’s degree, diploma, state examination)
  • Proof of six months of practical experience in auditing
  • Successful completion of a written entrance examination
  • Proof of successful completion of an oral entrance examination
  • Proof of English language skills

Lecturers

Academic directors of the master program Accounting & Auditing

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens
Chair of International Accounting,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Dr. Peter Kajüter
Chair of International Accounting
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

The main courses are taught by the programme directors. In addition, other professors from the economics and law faculties of the RUB and WWU teach individual courses. In addition, highly qualified representatives from professional practice, each with many years of teaching experience, teach in their subject areas in the Master’s programme.

Target group

Target group for the joint master program Accounting & Auditing

Future certified public accountants with a first degree in economics or law that qualifies them for the profession

Benefits

Your benefits due to the master program Accounting & Auditing
  • Professional activity alongside your studies
  • Consideration of the “busy season” of auditing in the time model
  • Acquisition of a joint “Master of Science” degree from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Excellent preparation for the auditing profession

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Master program in Accounting and Auditing

Contact

Dr. Andreas Bonse
ASBM Accounting School Bochum Münster gGmbH Managing Director

Phone: 0234 3225318
E-Mail: asbm@rub.de
Room: GD 03/526

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