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.

Knowledge transfer activities are coordinated by CSAVRI (Centro Servizi di Ateneo per la Valorizzazione della Ricerca e la gestione dell'Incubatore), the centre for research funding and management of the university's business incubator.

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.

Questions about the programme?

For questions about the double degree programme please contact:

Dr. Tobias Kaufmann
Raum KÄ7/01.32
Kärtenstr. 7
D-96052 Bamberg
Tel.: +49 951 863-2096
E-Mail: studium-international.sowi[at]

Application and Language Proficiency

During the application for winter term, the double degree application is included in the regular application process for the Master in Finance and accounting.

Information regarding the necessary documents and deadlines can be found here:

>>>Further Information about the dual degree application

Knowledge of the Italian language is not required but recommended. We recommend students to start learning Italian during the first year.

>>>Information about languge courses at the language center of the University of Bamberg

Obtaining the academic degrees

On completion of the credit required for the double degree programme the University of Florence awards the academic degree

  • Master of Science in Accounting, Auditing and Control

and the University of Bamberg awards the academic degree

  • Master of Science in Finance and Accounting

Degree Programme

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. 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).

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

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. Finance and Accountinghere


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

You will find the current version of the module handbook (MHB) of the M. Sc. Finance and Accountinghere.  

Bewerbung und Sprachkenntnisse

Die Bewerbung zum Doppelabschlussprogramm erfolgt immer zum Wintersemester im Rahmen der Bewerbung zum Masterstudiengang Finance and Accounting.

Für die Bewerbung müssen (zusätzlich zu den üblichen Unterlagen für die Masterbewerbung) die folgenden Dokumente / Nachweise eingereicht werden:

  • Motivationsschreiben in englischer oder deutscher Sprache;
  • Englisch auf dem Niveau B2 des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens

Italienischkenntnisse sind nicht zwingend erforderlich, werden jedoch als wünschenswert angesehen. Studierenden, die im ersten Jahr Italienischkenntnisse aufbauen möchten, empfehlen wir die Fachsprachausbildung im Sprachenzentrum der Universität Bamberg:

>>>Informationen zur Fachsprachausbildung im Sprachenzentrum der Universität Bamberg

>>>Informationen zur Bewerbung für einen Doppelabschluss und Bewerbungsfristen

>>>Allgemeine Informationen zum Bewerbungsverfahren

Zum Zeitpunkt der Bewerbung werden, neben den üblichen anerkannten Sprachnachweisen, bspw. auch Schul- oder Universitätszeugnisse akzeptiert. Für die Anmeldung an der Partnerhochschule, welche im ersten Semester (i.d.R. ende November) stattfindet, muss dann ein offizieller und aktueller Sprachnachweis erbracht werden. Die Anmeldung für das zweite Jahr an der Universität Florenz sowie die Prüfung eines Erasmus Stipendiums wird während des ersten Semesters durch das Auslandsamt der Universität Bamberg organisiert. Folgende Sprachnachweise werden aktuell vom Akademischen Auslandsamt akzeptiert:

  • TOEFL ibT mit mindestens 80 Punkte
  • IELTS Academic mit mindestens 6.5 Punkten
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE), Niveau B2
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Niveau C1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), Niveau C2
  • Zusätzlich wird der kostenlose Sprachtest des Bamberger Sprachenzentrums mit einem Ergebnis von mind. B2 akzeptiert.