B.Sc. Finance & Management

ISM - International School of Management
Program overview
6 semesters
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
5,700 EUR
March (spring term) and September (fall term)

5,700 EUR
March (spring term) and September (fall term)

5,700 EUR
March (spring term) and September (fall term)
ISM - International School of Management

About this program

B.Sc. Finance & Management

A Bachelor in Finance & Management offers you a wealth of information in the field of business and economics fundamentals on one hand, and financial management, on the other. Whether you are interested in financial planning, business taxation, or corporate finance- the undergraduate program Bachelor of Financecombines the classic management and economics principles of business administration studies with extensive knowledge of the management of the financial sector.

The Bachelor of Finance teaches you about the core subjects of the finance world: among others, you will get to know principles of finance, accounting, financial products, and how companies operate on global capital and financial markets. With the Bachelor of Finance program, you will also acquire know-how in finance topics such as corporate finance, financial management, and reporting. During the last two semesters, you will additionally gain more in-depth knowledge of subjects such as mergers and acquisitions or international financial reporting.

If you decide to pursue a financial management degree at ISM, your will also enjoy compulsory internships in Germany and abroad, interesting hands-on consulting projects, workshops and permanent contact with experienced lecturers from the financial management and business world.

Admission requirements

How Can I Apply?

In order to start studying at the International School of Management, you must first send your Documents by E-mail to your study advisor.

This is what you need for the first check of your registration if you do not have a german high school diploma:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • School-leaving certificate qualifying you to study at a higher education institution.
  • Language skills (min. level B2) of the respective language of instruction (German or English)
  • Copy of your ID card
  • One digital passport photo (colored, jpg format, high resolution)

After successful verification, you can register for the admission test.

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Program content

1st Semester:

Business Administration 1: Principles of Business Economics

  • Introduction to Business Administration, Procurement & Production (2,5 ECTS)
  • Marketing (2,5 ECTS)

Business Administration 2: Financial Reporting

  • Financial Accounting (2,5 ECTS)
  • Financial Reporting & Business Taxation (2,5 ECTS)

Mathematical Basics

  • Business Mathematics (2,5 ECTS)
  • Statistics 1 (2,5 ECTS)


  • Introduction to Law (2,5 ECTS)
  • Business Law (2,5 ECTS)

Business English 1

  • Business Correspondence (2 ECTS)

2nd Language

  • French 1/Spanish 1/Italian 1/German 1 (3 ECTS)

Program Specifics:

Core Competencies

  • Introduction to Finance & Management (1 ECTS)
  • Scientific Methods (1 ECTS)
  • Calculation Software (1 ECTS)
  • Rhetoric (1 ECTS)
  • Project Management (1 ECTS)

Internship possible (6 ECTS)

2nd Semester:

Business Administration 3: Managerial Accounting

  • Investment & Financing (2,5 ECTS)
  • Cost Accounting (2,5 ECTS)

Economics 1: Principles of Economics

  • Microeconomics (2,5 ECTS)
  • Macroeconomics (2,5 ECTS)

Applied Statistics

  • Statistics 2 (2,5 ECTS)
  • Market Research (2,5 ECTS)

Business English 2

  • Moderation & Presentation (2 ECTS)

2nd Language

  • French 2/Spanish 2/Italian 2/German 2 (3 ECTS)

Program Specifics:

Financial Reporting

  • Financial Reporting (2,5 ECTS)
  • Financial Accounting (2,5 ECTS)

Fundamentals of Finance

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance (2,5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Capital Markets (2,5 ECTS)

Internship possible (6 ECTS)

3rd Semester:

Business Administration 4: Human Resources & Organization Management

  • Human Resource Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Organization (2,5 ECTS)

Business Administration 5: Business Management

  • Principles of Corporate Management (2,5 ECTS)
  • Service Management (2,5 ECTS)

Economics 2: Basics of Political Economy

  • Economic Policy (2,5 ECTS)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (2,5 ECTS)

Business English 3

  • Negotiation (2 ECTS)

2nd Language

  • French 3/Spanish 3/Italian 3/German 3 (3 ECTS)

Program Specifics:

Financial Framework

  • Capital Market Law & Investor Relation (2,5 ECTS)
  • Financial Markets & Institutions (2,5 ECTS)

Legal Framework

  • Business Law Advanced (2,5 ECTS)
  • International Taxation (2,5 ECTS)

Internship possible (6 ECTS)

4th Semester:

Semester abroad (24 ECTS)

Internship possible (6 ECTS)

5th Semester:

Business Analysis

  • Auditing (2 ECTS)
  • Corporate Valuation (2 ECTS)
  • Corporate Rating (2 ECTS)

Financial Management

  • Derivatives (2 ECTS)
  • International Financial Management (2 ECTS)
  • Portfolio & Asset Management (2 ECTS)

Workshop/Practical Seminar (5 ECTS)

2nd Language:

  • French 4/Spanish 4/Italian 4/German 4 (1 ECTS)

Elective Module (1 of 2):

Business Communication

  • Internal Communication (2 ECTS)
  • Investor Relations (2 ECTS)
  • Global Communications (2 ECTS)

General Management

  • Strategic Management (2 ECTS)
  • Leadership & Motivation (2 ECTS)
  • Crisis Management & Recapitalization (2 ECTS)

Internship possible (6 ECTS)

6th Semester:

International Financial Reporting

  • IRFS 1 (2 ECTS)
  • IRFS 2 (2 ECTS)
  • Group Consolidation (2 ECTS)

Corporate Structuring

  • Investment Management (2 ECTS)
  • Corporate Finance (2 ECTS)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (2 ECTS)

Elective Module (1 of 2):


  • Strategic Controlling (2 ECTS)
  • Operational Controlling (2 ECTS)
  • Controlling of Multinational Enterprises (2 ECTS)


  • Consulting Instruments (2 ECTS)
  • Management of Consulting Projects (2 ECTS)
  • Consulting Project/Tender Pitch (2 ECTS)


7th Semester:

Optional semester abroad (Europe/overseas)

Program delivery

Global Track

With a second, optional overseas semester in the seventh semester, the „Global Track“ Option offers you the opportunity to spend another semester abroad. This will enable you to expand your specialist knowledge and further develop your linguistic and intercultural skills.

Develop a Flair for the Right Numbers

Performing the analysis of complex business models and processes, getting to know financial products better, or recognising interrelationships of markets - pursuing financial management studies at ISM will supply you with the necessary knowledge to become a sought-after financial specialist in national as well as international companies.

The course promises you a business management basis with individual orientation, lectures in the areas of management basics (business studies, economics), soft skills (personal and social competencies), foreign languages as well as industry-specific focus. For example, lectures are offered in the areas of financial management, corporate structuring, or international financial reporting.

Getting to Know International Financial Markets

Studying Finance & Management means not only acquiring business knowledge but also understanding the structures of the global financial markets.

In order to prepare you for a career in international financial management, the Bachelor of Finance comprises:

  • intensive language training in German, French, or Spanish,
  • an integrated semester abroad at one of our over 190 partner universities, and
  • an optional second semester abroad.

Studying finance at ISM also means taking part in many practical projects and benefitting from a continuous direct exchange with the business world. Thus, you will gain insights into many companies, develop your problem-solving skills, and can immerse yourself in different fields of work during your studies with an internship in Germany or abroad. This will bring you closer to your dream job.


As a state-recognized, non-profit university the ISM is solely financed by tuition fees.

Per semester (EU / Non-EU):

  • €5,380 in Dortmund, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin (starting with Spring Term 2023: €5,480)
  • 5,580 in Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Hamburg(starting with Spring Term 2023: €5,480)
  • Monthly payments are possible

Career paths

What Are My Career Options after Graduation?

Thanks to digitalization, the finance industry has developed new and interesting positions for career starters and experienced staff in the investment and banking sector, in insurance companies or in corporate finance functions for example as financial managers. Due to their business model, banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies offer many typical finance-related services.

Finance know-how is also one of the key qualifications for a career in management. By linking management, business administration, controlling, and accounting with finance in your degree program, you will be able to score points with hiring managers after graduation.

After completing a B.Sc. Finance degree, if you want to go for higher studies, you can also pursue a Master of Finance or even an MBA degree.

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About this institute

ISM - International School of Management

The International School of Management (ISM) ranks among Germany’s leading private business schools. Founded in 1990, the ISM has seven campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, and Berlin and is home to over 3850 students. Internationality,...

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Why study at ISM - International School of Management

The ISM is:


  • students of 84 nationalities
  • 30% international students
  • integrated semester abroad
  • international lecturers & over 56 guest lecturers
  • around 190 renowned partner universities


  • small study groups & a personal atmosphere
  • 1:7 ratio of university lecturers: students
  • from day 1 you become part of the ISM family & network 
  • individual support for your self-development


  • over 30 years of educational competence
  • unlimited state accreditation and top rankings
  • over 40% of bachelor graduates find a job during their studies
  • we facilitate student's entry into professional life
  • regular ISM alumni events to expand your professional network

Contact info

ISM - International School of Management

Technologie-Park, Otto-Hahn-Straße 19
44227 Dortmund

Phone no: +49 2319751390

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