2 master degrees within 2 years
Welcome to the School of International Finance at the Nürtingen-Geislingen University!
The full-time Master of Science International Finance programme (MSc IF) enables you to attain an internationally recognized master degree within 3 semesters. By choosing our Double-Degree option as a Freemover you have the chance to earn 2 master degrees within 2 years.
Develop your potential...
The programme in International Finance leads to an internationally recognized and renowned Master of Science degree.
Our mission is to qualify students to become experts in the international financial world and to prepare them for top positions in finance departments within globally operating companies, banks and other financial institutions.
The rigorous curriculum delivers a thorough grounding in financial principles and theory while providing practical applications to the world of international finance.
MSc IF Key Facts
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Duration: 3 semesters, full-time
Semester Abroad: Optional Double Degree at an University of your choice
Career Prospects: Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Consulting, Portfolio Management, Financial Engineering, Bank Management
FIBAA Accredited Program
Due to the optional study abroad component, as well as a syllabus covering a wide range of international issues and modern teaching methods, the programme has been accredited by the European accreditation agency ACQUIN. The programme focuses strongly on finance courses as well as on social skills such as communication, intercultural understanding, teamwork, and self-management.
All students will spend the first two semesters at the HfWU Nuertingen-Geislingen University. For IFM students, it is optional to spend their 3rd semester either in Nuertingen or their 3rd and 4th semester as a Freemover at a university of their choice to receive a Double Degree.
- 1st Semester: Nuertingen, Germany - approx. from October to February
- 2nd Semester: Nuertingen, Germany - approx. from March to July
Option 1: 3rd Semester at the HfWU in Nuertingen & Master Thesis
Option 2: Double Degree as Freemover (3rd + 4th semester)
1st semester modules taking place in Nuertingen (winter semester):
- Financial Management
- Financial Analysis
- Management Skills
- Quantitative Research
2nd semester modules taking place in Nuertingen (summer semester):
- Applied International Corporate Finance
- Applied Quantitative Corporate Finance
- Research in Empirical Finance
- Derivatives & Financial Engineering
Option 1: 3rd semester modules taking place in Nuertingen (winter semester):
- Innovation in the Financial Industry
- Master Thesis
Option 2: Double Degree as a Freemover
By choosing the Double Degree option, students spend their first two semesters at the HfWU in Nuertingen and then go abroad to study approx. an additional year at a university of their choice. After completion of the required coursework, students will be awarded the MSc International Finance degree from the HfWU Nuertingen-Geilsingen University, as well as a master degree from the university abroad.
How Do I Apply to the IFM Programme?
The application via the portal uni-assist takes place online and paperless. For a step by step guide and link to the application portal, please check out the information provided by our Student Administration Office and our International Finance MSc homepage.
Please keep in mind:
the application portal for the IFM programme is open from March 1st until June 1st each year
Application Deadline: June 1st - for admission to the winter semester which starts towards the end of September/beginning of October each year. The deadline applies to all applicants (EU and Non-EU)
The programme only starts in the winter semester each year. A start in the summer semester is not possible