The Master’s program in Controlling, offered by the Department of Management, Controlling, and Health Care, appeals to students who have already studied relevant content during their Bachelor’s program and would like to further qualify for demanding specialist and managerial functions within the field of Controlling.
Organization of Studies
The consecutive Master’s program builds directly off your prior knowledge by deepening, expanding, and linking your understanding of Controlling to related disciplines. Thus, the program gives students distinctive and multifaceted expertise in the areas of Innovation and Change Management and strategic, operative, and behaviorally-oriented Corporate Management, along with an understanding of the interplay between Controlling and Financial Accounting. Finally, the program provides background in necessary IT-support for the above-mentioned fields.
The degree program enables graduates to manage the increasing complexity of tasks and functions within Controlling. This depends not only on having technical knowledge, since controllers must also be able to take on different rolls in different situations.
You are a Moderator, Advisor, Coordinator, and sometimes, also a Controller.
You will acquire intercultural competence through internationally-oriented program content as well as lectures conducted in English. Interaction with foreign exchange students in lectures and seminars adds to the international atmosphere of our program. A strong network of over 50 partner universities makes it easy to study abroad by allowing your credits to be transferred.
The Accreditation Council has granted accreditation to the program of Master’s of Arts in Controlling. In addition to this, the Department of Management, Controlling, and Healthcare has introduced a quality-management system, which includes, for example, regular course evaluations by students.
The city of Ludwigshafen itself lies in the middle of the metropolitan Rhein-Neckar region, which claims over 135,000 companies, 800,000 workers, and a gross value-added figure of over €62 billion. Multinational firms including BASF SE, SAP, Roche Diagnostics, and the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG are headquartered here. Last but not least, the 21 institutions of higher learning in this area, with more than 82,000 students, make for a vibrant student life.
This four-semester, on-campus program is comprised of eight required modules, three elective modules, and one semester dedicated solely to the Master’s thesis. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn the title of Master of Arts (M.A.).
We have a cooperative agreement with the Master’s program in Innovation Management, which is also offered by the Department of Management, Controlling, and Healthcare. Due to this cooperation, Master’s students from both Innovation Management as well as Controlling attend the first five modules together. These modules provide the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are needed in both Management and Controlling.
The modules in Accounting and Leadership Skills build a foundation for subsequent specialization. During the third semester, four elective modules are offered, from which students choose three. The elective modules allow students to become more specialized by deepening and expanding their knowledge and skills. They also give students the opportunity to partially determine their areas of specialization.