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Master in Finance

Degree awarded
Master of Science (M.Sc.)

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Burgplatz 2, 56179 Vallendar – Germany

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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
17 or 21 months (90-credit track or 120-credit track)

Date of commencement
September 2023

Application deadline
31 May 2022

Class size
42 Students

Cost / fees
€ 33,200

Student grants / Financial assistance
We are determined that qualified students should not be held back by their financial situation. Therefore, there are several financing options available to our Master of Science students, which allow all successful candidates to study at WHU.


Exchange partner schools
212 partner universities worldwide.

Student profile
1. More than 45 nationalities
2. Ratio of Men / Women - On average 23% are female students
3. Average age - 23

Admission requirements
See below / opposite

Programme Director
Julia Teuber
Associate Director Marketing & Admissions BSc/MSc
Tel: +49 (0)261 6509 520

Contact details for application
Hannah Page
Manager Marketing & Admissions
+49 (0)261 6509 521

Sharon Min
Manager Marketing & Admissions
+49 (0)261 6509 523

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Master in Finance

The Master in Finance is a rigorous full-time international and specialized Master of Science program in the field of finance, which provides fundamental skills and knowledge of financial markets, and a deeper understanding of theories surrounding modern finance. Our program will prepare students for a successful career across all landscapes in finance.

The program offers a 90-credit track (for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree with at least 210 ECTS credits) which has a duration of 17 month including a one-week international module, the capstone module. The 120-credit track is for students who have completed a 180 ECTS credit bachelor’s degree. This 21-months program includes a semester in either the Master or MBA program at one of our 200 partner universities.

The program allows students to bring theory to practice in real-life cases and offers an international experience.

Core modules include: Financial Econometrics, Capital Market Theory, International Financial Reporting.

As well as various electives: International Tax Strategy, Industrial Organization, Exchange Rates and International Finance, Monetary Economics and Central Banking, Advanced Corporate Finance, Game Theory, International Strategy, The Analytics' Edge, Venture Capital Finance, Corporate Governance, Valuation and M&A, Advanced, Organizational Behaviour, Advanced Management Accounting and Control, Contract Theory. Modern Tools and Applications of Data Science. Decision Support Systems (Data Science), Financial Reporting and Capital Markets, Current Challenges, Accounting for M&A Transactions, Economics of Financial Markets, Health Economics, Policy and Management, Financial Technologies, Behavioural and Cultural Finance, Psychology and Economics, Seminar Empirical Finance, International Strategy, Blockchain Programming, Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation.

Current Topics in Accounting, Building and Scaling Successful Companies, Financial Risk Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Financial Derivatives, Household Finance, Web Mining.

From day one, the WHU Career Center supports students in developing your potential for a successful and seamless transition into the working world. The WHU Career Center organizes a comprehensive range of activities and provides personal career counselling.

Admission to the Master in Finance
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with at least 180 ECTS
  • At least 12 weeks of relevant practical experience
  • Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Proof of strong analytical and quantitative skills (GMAT/GRE/TM-BASE)
  • International experience of about 3 months
  • Successful completion of WHU admission test

Other courses offered by WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

  • Master in Entrepreneurship (M.Sc.)
  • Master in International Business (M.Sc.)
  • Master in Management (M.Sc.)

  • About WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

    WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management offers top-notch business programs with an international reputation for excellence. Since its establishment, WHU has proven to be a pioneer of future-oriented research and in teaching business administration programs. Offering degree programs at a bachelor, master, MBA, and doctoral level, WHU's programs are centered around business administration, management, and finance. WHU's international network includes more than 200 partner universities with which there are exchanges of lecturers and students, as well as cooperation in research worldwide.

    WHU is regularly certified by EQUIS and FIBAA and a member of the renowned accreditation institution AACSB, which guarantees the excellent standard of courses and a high degree of internationalization. In addition, WHU is the only private business school in Germany, which is a member of the German Research Association (DFG). In both national and international rankings WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management continues to excel in business education.

    Why WHU?
    • One of the best business schools in Europe.
    • Accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and FIBAA.
    • Truly international in all core areas of activity.
    • Renowned and international faculty.
    • High-quality academic programs.
    • Strong network of partner universities, (unicorn-) companies, and alumni.
    • WHU a spirit based on social responsibility and respect.
    Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking

    #1 Germany - Masters in Finance Rankings 2022
    #15 WW - Masters in Finance 2022

    #2 Germany - European Business School Rankings 2021
    #20 Europe - European Business School Rankings 2021