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Specialisation International Financial Management

Master the use of the latest financial management tools and techniques


The area of specialisation lets you choose a focus within your studies. Register for the Bachelor in Business Administration (International Management) or the Bachelor in Betriebsökonomie.

International companies and organisations as well as SMEs and the public sector are looking for professionals who can master the use of the latest financial management tools and techniques to manage the finances of multinational companies, SMEs and organisations.

You are passionate about...

  • figures
  • advanced topics in finance and accounting
  • entrepreneurial decision-making and problem-solving
  • value creation for companies

Career Opportunities

This specialisation prepares students for careers in finance departments such as the treasury and in the corporate development of multinational corporations, financial services providers, banks and other financial institutions. It will open up the following career roles to you:

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial controller
  • Management consultant
  • Financial planner
  • Treasury and financial officer
  • Risk manager
  • Business developer

Insights from practice

International Financial Management

This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire hands-on treasury knowledge in a practice oriented setting.

Silke Waterstraat, Lecturer

This specialisation provides students with the tools and techniques they need to master complex international financial management challenges, including decisions on debt and equity financing, capital allocation, risk management and treasury management, controlling and planning, value-based management decisions and strategic business decisions. Upon completion of the specialisation, students will be able to answer the following questions: How does the capital structure of a company influence strategic decisions? Does the overall financing strategy of a company help the company to maximize its value? How does a company minimize financial risk? What are the main functions of the treasury department? How can a company evaluate the value of a particular strategic financial decision? Are there wasteful expenses for a particular project and company? What are the challenges for the financial industry and do you think your position could be impacted?


The students will gain practical insights into the tasks and responsibilities of the finance and treasury departments and understand the importance of these core business functions for the long-term success of a company. The following topics are covered in detail:

  • Treasury and risk management
  • International financial accounting
  • International controlling
  • Advanced financial accounting and controlling
  • Strategic financial decision-making
  • Financial modelling with Excel spreadsheets

Module description

ECTS Points: 20
Teaching Language: English

-BSc in Business Administration (International Management) - Area of specialisation International Financial Management
-BSc in Betriebsökonomie - Vertiefungsrichtung Internationales Finanzmanagement

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