Master of Science in Finance, Accounting, Taxation & Supplements
Studying at an Outstanding University
The Free University of Berlin ranks high on the Times Higher Education Ranking:#2 Best Universities in Germany in Business & Economics (2019)
#49 Best Universities in Europe (2019)
#104 Best Universities Worldwide in Business & Economics (2019)
Furthermore, the Free University of Berlin succeeded several times in the Excellence Competition.
The Master’s program in Finance, Accounting, Taxation & Supplements (FACTS Master) aims at enhancing the students’ skills in the fields of Finance, Accounting (financial and managerial accounting as well as auditing), Taxation and Supplements (above all law and adjacent fields of business administration), focussing on a scholarly foundation as well as on practical orientation.
Besides the metropolitan ambience of the capital, guaranteeing a comfortable lifestyle complying with all of the students’ demands in a colorful city, the FACTS-Master’s program in Berlin provides many advantages for a successful career entry due, above all, to the presence of relevant companies and important institutions:
For instance, the Chamber of Public Auditors (Wirtschaftsprüferkammer), the German Chamber of Tax Consultants (Bundessteuerberaterkammer), the German Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium), and the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee) have their headquarters in Berlin.
Leading auditing and tax consultancy companies - throughout Germany as well as internationally -, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, or Deloitte, maintain central offices in the German capital. Moreover, KPMG and RöverBrönner have their headquarters here.
It is the various presentations of the Dahlem Lectures on FACTS and also the immediate integration of practitioners into the lecture program that facilitate the establishment of contacts between students and professionals throughout the course of studies.
The limited number of participants of 40 students per period enables the lecturers to provide the students with individual and high-quality support. One of the largest universities in Germany, Freie Universität Berlin can offer a broad and interdisciplinary program of study.
To study at Freie Universität Berlin improved language skills are required.
Have a look at Application & Admission to get further information.
In addition to the services offered by the School of Business & Economics, the central CareerService of Freie Universität can also provide assistance.
Additional Information about the Master's program FACTS:
- FACTS Master brochure (3/2015)
- Article in "Deutsches Steuerrecht" (5/2008)
- Article in "Betriebs-Berater" (7/2008)
- Article in "high potential" (5/2009)
- Videos FACTS -Master
CHE - Ranking
The "Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung" (CHE) and the journal "Die Zeit" conduct periodic rankings of individual faculties of higher education institutions. The latest ranking of the degree programs at the Department of Economics at Freie Universität Berlin can be found here: