Stand out to global employers
Prepare to launch your international career with an accounting course at GISMA Berlin, awarded by the prestigious University of Law. You’ll acquire the accounting skills and financial expertise which global employers in every industry are seeking.
Once described as “poor but sexy” by its own mayor, Germany’s capital of Berlin has seen a huge resurgence in popularity over the last 30 years, whilst maintaining its cool-status and affordable price tag. The largest city in the EU is now considered the start-up capital of Europe, but is also home to some of the largest national and international companies in Germany, making Berlin a popular destination for students looking to live and work in Germany after their studies. However, Berlin is also famous for its freizeit (free-time) options – whether it is an all-night party at a club, exploring historical sights, or relaxing at one of the city’s 43 lakes or 2,500 public parks; Berlin residents have the best options for work and play.
This programme will have the option to start online for the April 2021 intake. Students will learn in a hybrid format, which is a live learning experience and allows for interaction with the tutor, as well as the ability to work in student groups. Students will then have the option to complete the programme in Germany once they are able to travel.
*The scholarship applies to the April and June 2021 intake only. A 20% scholarship applies to other intakes.
Our study guarantee: start your studies online or on campus
As an educational institution, we want to ensure that our students can start studying with us no matter the circumstance and we want to give you every chance to progress with your education and build a successful career. At GISMA we want to assure you that there will be an option for you to study and start your programme on time regardless of whether the campus is open or closed. We also want to assure you that you will still be able to study in the case where the campus is open but, due to health concerns or travel restrictions, you are unable to attend the classes in person on time.
With this in mind, all of our students will have the option to start their studies online. Students will learn in a hybrid format, which is a live learning experience and allows for interaction with the tutor, as well as the ability to work in student groups. Students will then have the option to complete the programme on-campus in Germany as soon as possible.
If you are fully ACCA exam qualified (all papers completed) – you will only need to complete the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility module and the programme dissertation to be awarded the MSc Global Accounting.
Top-up for ACCA qualified students
If you have completed all ACCA papers, then the MSc Global Accounting can be used as a top-up. All you will need to do is complete the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility modules and the programme dissertation to be awarded this degree.
The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education, with over 100 years of experience supporting students to build successful careers. This institution is a world leader in legal and business education. with a reputation for innovation and excellence in learning.
Who is the programme for?
This course is perfect for those looking to develop their knowledge of business and become a successful accounting professional. The programme will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of all the crucial aspects of accounting along with a strategic perspective in a global context.
How will you learn?
The MSc Global Accounting course is delivered interactively with a real-world focus, to prepare students for the ever-changing business world after they graduate. In addition to traditional face-to-face learning within the classroom, you will receive core textbooks and various reading materials. Students will also have access to a wealth of online facilities from the Financial Times and other professional bodies. These resources provide a range of sector and business based material which represent live accounting and finance changes and analysis reports. Continuous access to these articles ensures that our students are up-to-date with today’s fast-paced financial industry and therefore prepared professionally for the field.
About GISMA Berlin
GISMA Business School offers students a unique opportunity in Berlin. Perfectly positioned as the link between education and industry, GISMA has a huge number of services to ensure settling in Germany is achievable for any student. Before you arrive in Berlin and throughout your study period, you will have access to an accommodation support team and visa specialists, taking away a lot of the concerns students have when arriving in a new city. As a student at GISMA Berlin you will have access to free beginner German lessons and the dedicated Career Centre, meaning you’ll find it easy to connect with locals and prepare for your future.
Study in Germany
With a thriving economy, and exceptionally high quality of life score, Germany remains the number 1 choice for International Students in Europe. As a country built on manufacturing, Germany is now expanding its horizons and becoming just as well knows for finance, tech, and innovation – bringing with it a talent pool and exceptional employers. A world-leading healthcare system and strong commitment from German residents are part of the many reasons why Germany was affected by and has recovered from the coronavirus pandemic quicker than many other countries. Borders are now starting to reopen, and life is returning to normal in Germany. International students are warmly welcomed in Germany, not only due to English being a widely spoken language and diverse population, but because of the popular 18-month post study visa available for non-EU students.
The full-time course will take one year to complete, divided into two semesters of 12 weeks. You will study 60 credits in each semester, starting your dissertation module in Semester 2. Students will study the four compulsory modules and can choose one elective module.
Core modules include:
• Corporate Finance (30)
• Corporate Reporting (30)
• Strategic Management Accounting (30)
• Research Methods and Research Based Output (60)
• Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (30) or
• Mergers and Acquisitions (30) or
• Global Auditing and Assurance (30)
Gaining a Masters in Global Accounting can open the door to many financial and business careers. Upon completion of the course, potential fields for students could include business analysis, financial management, accounting and other management positions within a wider business context. Students who graduate from this degree may also consider professional accounting qualifications, an MBA or a PhD.
Fees and funding
Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.
Tuition fee - €15,000
Fees for top-up for ACCA qualified students - €5,600
Flexible payment plan
GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.
You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.
Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.
*Terms and conditions apply.
A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Should you be granted a scholarship, the tuition fee schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
Students who are fully ACCA exam qualified (all papers completed) are only required to complete the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility module and the programme dissertation to be awarded the MSc Global Accounting.
If you have previously studied a qualification or a module(s) within a qualification which you believe may be considered for an exemption, a non-standard application route is also available. Applicants without a bachelor's degree may apply if they possess at least 5 years' managerial experience. For more information and details on the non-standard application process please contact an advisor today for more information.
Career statistics you need to know
The University of Law is a prestigious university in the UK with an employability rate of 97%
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across business and legal sectors
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650*
in Europe, with a growing economy
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across legal and business sector
Study with an international student cohort with over 40 nationalities
Earn up to €40,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany
After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit