Course content – Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance

On this page you can inform yourself about the curriculum of the Masters programme Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the contact points listed under "Contact and Counselling" and make use of the counselling services offered by the Graduate School.

Course structure

Overview of Modules of the Masters programme Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance ©Leuphana
Overview of Modules Master Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance (M. Sc.)

Elective modules

2nd Semester

  • International Tax Management

3rd Semester

  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Contemporary Issues in Finance

The electives of the second and third semester can be replaced by electives of other masters of the master program Management or by the modules "Sustainability Performance Measurement and Management" and "Market-Oriented Sustainability Management" of the Masters programme Sustainability Science.

Subject-specific area

Core modules

The modules of the core area (30 CP) are composed as follows:

In the first semester, you be given an introduction to (non-)financial company reporting, corporate finance and sustainable management accounting. 

In the second semester, you complete a module on sustainable corporate governance & auditing and a module on business valuation.

In the third semester, you will complete a module on sustainability and behavior-oriented corporate finance.

Research modules

The Re­se­arch area (15 CP) ai­ms to ad­dress real pro­blems and ad­van­ce new know­ledge. Stu­dents can focus on qua­li­ta­ti­ve and quan­ti­ta­ti­ve re­se­arch me­thods and can apply their theoretical skills within a re­se­arch pro­ject during the third semester. In this re­se­arch pro­ject, stu­dents will ad­van­ce their sci­en­ti­fic un­der­stan­ding and de­ve­lop so­lu­ti­ons for cur­rent pro­blems.Working in a small group, you will produce a quantitative empirical seminar paper on an innovative research topic, for example determinants or the impact of climate reporting.


The elective area (15 CP) allows you to tailor the course to your personal interests – and develop the profile you want.

In the elective modules in the second and third semesters, you can either deepen your disciplinary expertise from an application-oriented perspective and strengthen your accounting and finance expertise or take a course from another Management Masters programme (e.g. Entrepreneurship) or the modules "Sustainability Performance Measurement and Management" and "Market-Oriented Sustainability Management" of the Masters programme Sustainability Science.

Master Thesis/Masters Forum

Students spend the final semester working on their empirical Master thesis. Throughout the semester, the Masters Forum helps you develop your research question and methodology and is an opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with fellow students and supervisors.

Management Studies

As a unifying element of the Masters programme in Management, Management Studies (15 CP) must be completed by all students of the Masters programme. The Management Studies lay the foundations for understanding and shaping management and entrepreneurship in a complex, dynamic and ambivalent environment.

In Management Studies, you will deepen your professional competences in the field of management in the following three modules:

The first semester uses a range of tools including case studies to illustrate "Organization, Strategy & Innovation", while the second semester explores "Digitalisation" and the issues surrounding it from the perspective of all six disciplines at the Faculty of Management and Technology (business administration, economics, law, psychology, IT and engineering). In the third semester, you develop specific business ideas for companies and partners in an "Entrepreneurial Project".

Complementary studies

The Complementary Studies are an essential part of the special teaching model of Leuphana. It supplements and expands students' subject-specific learning with the following three modules (5 CP each) with critical academic and practical perspectives from all faculties:

  1. Engaging with Knowledge and Sciences (in the 1st Semester)
  2. Reflecting on Research Methods (in the 2nd Semester)
  3. Connecting Science, Responsibility and Society (in the 3rd Semester)

Masters thesis

Generally, the Masters thesis is written at the end of the degree programme. All the information about the Masters thesis and how to organise your Masters thesis in five steps has been compiled for you on the website Masters thesis.

In addition, helpful courses for writing the Masters thesis are regularly offered as part of the GradSkills.

Study regulations/subject-specific schedule

Here you can find the General Assessment Regulations and the Subject-Specific Schedules.

The Subject-Specific Schedule shows the subject-specific curriculum. The modules to be taken and their content, the types of courses, the type and number of examinations are formulated in detail and in a legally binding manner.

Course catalogue

In the course catalogue you can get an overview of the courses currently offered and their specific contents.

Contact and Counselling

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