The University of Bamberg offers together with the University of Florence a double degree programme as part of the MSc in Finance and Accounting / MSc in Accounting, Auditing, and Control.

The University of Florence is an important and influential centre for research and higher training in Italy, with 1,800 lecturers and internal research staff, 1,600 technical and administrative staff, and over 1,600 research assistants and doctoral students.

It offers a wide range of study programmes at various levels and in all areas of knowledge. Over 130 degree courses (First and Second Cycle, corresponding to Bachelor's and Master's Degrees) organised in 10 schools, with a population of about 51,000 enrolled students. Each year there are over 9,000 degrees awarded in Florence.

The University of Florence has an international vocation and the development of internationalization is one of its strategic priorities. It is one of the largest and most productive public research institutions in Italy. Researchers at the University of Florence operate within 21 different departments and have approximately 40 research institutes comprising interfaculty and interuniversity centres as well as specialised research-, knowledge transfer- and training centres at their disposal.

In recent years the University of Florence has increasingly consolidated its ventures in the field of knowledge transfer: from patent application to setting up joint workshops with businesses through to participation in spin-off companies.

Degree and academic qualifications

On completion of the credit required for the double degree programme the University of Bamberg awards the academic degree Master of Science in Finance and Accounting and the University of Florence awards the academic degree

>>>Master of Science in Accounting, Auditing and Control

International Accreditations

The Master of Science in Accounting, Auditing, and Control at the University of Florence is subject to the accreditation of the Ministry of Education and ANVUR. Additionally, the programm is continuously monitored to match the students' as well as the job market's requirements.

Students starting the programme in Bamberg (Bamberg = home institution)

Application and admission

During the application for winter term, the double degree programme application is included in the regular application process for the Master in Finance and Accounting. For admission, you must demonstrate German language proficiency at level B2. For all further information on the application procedure, please switch to the German version of this page.

Students starting the programme in Florence (University of Florence = home institution)

Admission to the second year of study

If you have started your studies at the University of Florence (as your home university) and come to Bamberg for your second year of study, you will have to go through a simplified admission process. This begins with you being nominated by your home university. You will then receive all the information you need from the International Office (IO) of the University of Bamberg to prepare for your academic year in Bamberg (halls of residence, introductory and language courses, etc.). Further information on these topics can also be found on the homepage of the IO:

>>>Prepare your stay in Bamberg

Unlike regular exchange students, double degree students are regularly enrolled in Bamberg. You must submit an application via the online application procedure of the Registrar's Office. You will receive an email with all important information and deadlines after your nomination. Please wait until you are contacted by the SoWi double degree coordinator. You will then find the online application here:

>>>Online Application

There will also be an introductory event for double degrees at the SoWi at the beginning of the semester where you will have the opportunity to get to know other students who are also studying for a double degree. You will also receive a personal invitation by email.

>>>Living in Bamberg

Degree Programme for all DD stundets

The degree programme comprises 4 semesters. Students spend the first two semesters (Master 1, Bac +4, respectively) at their home institution and the last two semesters (Master 2, Bac +5, respectively) at the host institution. During their stay at the host institution students remain enrolled at their home institution. Both institutions recognize the academic credit earned according to the double degree programme mutually and equivalently.

At the University of Bamberg course credit and credit approval are governed by the examination regulations for the master degree programme in Finance and Accounting.

>>>Study and examination regulations MSc F&A

Course credit requirements and approval at the University of Florence are regulated by the University of Florence’s examination regulations.

The programme details mainly depend on whether the student starts the programme in Bamberg or in Florence. The following overview is designed for planning and orientation, while the individual programme details result from the individual recognition agreement students reach with the programme coordinators at both universities based on the current versions of the studying and examination rules in place for the underlying programmes. The courses currently offered in Bamberg are defined by the current version of the Module Handbook (German only).

>>>Current study programme in Bamberg (Module Handbook of the MSc F&A)

Master in Finance & Accounting

The distribution of ECTS in Bamberg is the following:

 Starting in BambergStarting in Florence
Module group1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Florence1st year in Florence2nd year in Bamberg
Finance and Accounting36366012
Methods and Research24  24
Master Thesis 24 24
Total ECTS120120

In detail, the modules from the University of Florence are recognized for the module groups of the Master's degree programme Finance and Accounting as follows:

 1st year in Bamberg2nd year in Florence
Module group Finance and Accounting
International Accounting 9
Financial Statement Analysis and Equity Valuation 6
Blockchain (law and economics) 6
Two courses (12 ECTS) out of the following:
Sustainability Accounting & Accountability 6

Strategic Managerial Accounting

Auditing and Internal Control Systems 6
One course (3 ECTS) out of the following:
Lab in Accounting Research 3
Lab in Blockchain 3
Lab in Managerial Accounting 3
Free choice of modules from the module groupe Finance and Accounting following the current rules of the MHB in Bamberg.36 
Module group Methods and Research
Two courses (12 ECTS) out of the following:

MAEES1.1: Advanced Microeconomics


MAEES1.2: Advanced Macroeconomics

MAEES5.1: Finanzwissenschaft (Public Economics)6 
MAEES6.1: Wirtschaftspolitik 1 (Economic Policy)6 

MAEES7.1: Wirtschaftstheorie 1 (Economic Theory)


MAEES8.1: Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung 1 (Applied Economic Research)

One course (6 ECTS) out of the following:

SuStat-031-M: Analyse von Zeitreihendaten (Time Series Analysis)

SuStat-026-M: Rechnerintensive Verfahren / Monte-Carlo-Methoden (Computationally Intensive Techniques / Monte Carlo Methods)6 

SuStat-033-M: Multivariate Verfahren (Multivariate Statistical Methods)


SuStat-032-M: Analyse von Paneldaten (Analysis of Panel Data)

One course (6 ECTS) out of the following:

Recht-M-03: Unternehmenssteuerrecht (German Corporate Tax Law)

Recht-M-04: Einkommensteuerrecht (German Income Tax Law)6 
Recht-M-05: Umsatzsteuerrecht (German Value-added Tax Law)6 
Master Thesis
Master Thesis 24


1st year in Florence

2nd year in Bamberg

Module group Finance and Accounting
Complementi di matematica finanziaria (Actuarial mathematics)6 
Diritto della crisi e dell’insolvenza (Bankruptcy law)9 

Economia dell'organizzazione (Organizational economics)

Diritto tributario (Tax law)9 
Imprese e internazionalizzazione (Firms internationalization)6 
Elective/-s from the current offer at the University of Florence15 
One course (9 ECTS) out of the following:
Public management and accounting (Public management and accounting)9 
Resilienza, analisi e composizione della crisi aziendale (Firms resilience and crisis management)9 
Gestione delle risorse umane (Human resources management)9 
Fintech, rischio e valore negli intermediari finanziari (Fintech and bank’s financial reporting)9 
Diritto civile e legislazione fiscale per l'impresa (Applied tax law)9 
Diritto civile dell'economia e dei contratti (Economic law and contracting)9 
Two courses (12 ECTS) out of the following:
BFC-M-02 International Finance 6
CTRL-M-03 Sustainability Accounting & Reporting 6
IRWP-M-08 Advanced International Financial Reporting 6
Module group Methods and Research
BSL-M-04 Tax Management 6
CTRL-M-02 Research Seminar Management Accounting & Sustainability 6
IRWP-M-04 Research Seminar International Accounting & Reporting 6
One course (6 ECTS) out of the following:
Business English 3: Business English V: Cross-cultural Issues and Business English VII: Legal Issues (WS) 6
Business English 4: Business English VI: Public Speaking and Business English VIII: Managerial Issues (SS) 6
One Module from the basket Finance and Accounting that was not done there. 6
Master Thesis
Master Thesis following the current ruels of the MHB in Bamberg 24