Master's Programme in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

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Admission Requirements
Application It is recommended to commence the programme in the winter semester in order to avoid study delays.

* Information on the Curriculum (2008W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins. In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading

Not applicable Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).


understanding the content of this curriculum.

It is assumed that this knowledge has been attained, if a student has positively completed 15 ECTS credits in principles of financial and management accounting and a minimum of 15 ECTS credits from the areas of company taxation, controlling, management accounting, financial reporting or auditing.

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme (without taking the bachelor's thesis into account) will be assessed:

  • 100 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Economic Subjects, therefrom
  • 50 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Business

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.


Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module § 7 Para 3 or Elective Modul § 7 Para 4

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module § 7 Para 3 or Elective Modul § 7 Para 4

5.0 ECTS-Credits: AG Research Colloquium for Master Thesis

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Auditing according to International Standards on Auditing and Assurance Services 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Tax Planning 

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Financial Reporting and Auditing 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Special Topics in Taxation 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Special Topics in International Accounting 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Management Control 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Case Studies in Management Control

10.0 ECTS-Credits: One module (not yet passed) out of the module according to § 7, Para. 25.0 ECTS-Credits: Corporate Valuation 5.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Banking and Finance 5.0 ECTS-Credits: Financial Regulation 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, Especially Digital Society 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Ethics in Organizations 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Art, Culture, and Expert Organizations 10.0 ECTS-Credits: One module (not yet passed) out of the module according to § 8, Para. 1 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Gender, Work and Organization 10.0 ECTS-Credits: to be updated shortly 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Issues in Theory and Practice of Organizations 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Corporate Communication and Governance 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Entrepreneurship 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Strategy and Marketing 10.0 ECTS-Credits: Creativity and Change Management 5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (I): Intercultural Human Resource Development5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (II); Employment-Oriented Consulting10.0 ECTS-Credits: Individual Focus Modules

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master's Programme Accounting, Auditing and Taxation is grouped among the social and economic sciences. It provides in-depth social and scientific qualifications for vocational activities requiring the application of scientific knowledge and methods. The programme is held primarily in German; good knowledge of English and German are prerequisites.

As an academic degree programme, its key goal is to convey theory, methods and instruments of the social and economic sciences, in particular of management accounting and controlling, business taxation as well as accounting and auditing. The modules of the Master's Programme Accounting, Auditing and Taxation go beyond subject-specific competences by also promoting extracurricular social skills.

The goal of the master's programme is to provide graduates analytic and problem-solving skills based on scientific theories and methods for academic and practical applications. This competence enables graduates to treat scientific problems independently, to assess scientific knowledge and apply it in new and research-oriented contexts, and to pursue further academic studies in a doctoral programme.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates possess specialized skills in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxation and controlling. They are able to apply their skills to solve problems in organizational contexts. Moreover, they are able to reflect on organizational circumstances critically and to assess the advantages and disadvantages of various approaches.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master's Programme Accounting, Auditing and Taxation is intended for highly qualified students who aspire to positions in corporate finance and accounting or to a career in auditing or tax consultation. The master's programme also fulfills the requirements for a doctoral programme and for activities in national and international research institutions. Networking relationships with universities abroad and contacts with leading companies ensure the permanent transfer of knowledge and experience.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

  • 1. Zeugnis Original-Zeugnis und eine Kopie bzw. Studienerfolgsnachweisb. PrĂĽfung abgelegt im Ausland: Original-Zeugnis und eine Kopie der ausländischen Universität mit NotenschlĂĽssel 2. Aktuelles Studienblatt

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