Professional Masters Programme in Auditing

Auditing - Tax Law - Economics

The programme is offered in the German language and is thus directed at prospective students with a good command of German. The programme’s German-language web pages provide detailed information needed on the content of the course and application procedures.

From 2012, the Master’s Programme in Auditing offers young professionals already working in the auditing field, and parallel to their current positions, an opportunity to pursue a particularly challenging programme towards the Master’s degree in Auditing. Offered to full-time students and including integrated practise-oriented phases, the Master’s Programme provides extra-occupational education in business management in the area of tax-consultancy and auditing skills, together with systematic preparation for the examination in public accounting.

Professional Masters programme Auditing ©Leuphana/Anne Gabriel-Jürgens
Professional Masters programme Auditing at Leuphana Professional School


The Master in Auditing is offered as a professional programme in co-operation with the “Big Four” (within the scope of the AuditXcellence extra-occupational education initiative) and other major auditing firms. The curriculum in the subjects of auditing, tax law, commercial law, business administration and economics is based on a time model comprising classroom instruction from May to October of each year. With this time model, students can pursue their careers during the ‘busy season’, applying and deepening what they have learned.

This extra-occupational offering also includes a revision course that dovetails with the degree programme and rounds off systematic preparation for the examination in public accounting.

Upon petition, exams in commercial law and business administration/economics taken in the course of the programme will be recognised pursuant to § 8a of the German Public Accountants’ Code (WPO) within the framework of the examination in public accounting.

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Excellent preparation for the examination in public accounting

Once they have completed this course of study, graduates have the option of taking the examination in public accounting for which the programme has provided detailed preparation. This is how a Master’s degree in Auditing lays a key part of the foundation for a future career as an executive in the field of auditing:

  • Outstanding combination of theory and practise
  • Courses in small groups
  • Experienced instructors with an application-oriented background and lecturers with proven practical experience
  • Revision course built into the course of study
  • Course schedules optimally timed to prevent collision with students’ career commitments

Optimise your path to a career as an auditor

  • Because you can have the results of exams taken in commercial law and business administration/economics during your Master’s Programme recognised for the examination in public accounting, your professional examination will be limited to just four of the seven written exams.

Benefit from a course of study that

  • systematically deepens and broadens technical expertise in auditing, tax law, commercial law and business administration/economics,
  • trains and fosters communicative skills,
  • trains interdisciplinary proficiency while cultivating personal development and
  • offers successful graduates of this internationally recognised Master’s Programme an opportunity to continue on to the doctoral degree.

Assuring quality in extra-occupational education for auditors

When we develop and organise courses of study and instruction, our most important criteria for are quality, topicality and practical orientation.
All courses of study at Leuphana Professional School are accredited or are currently in the process of accreditation. Courses here are subject to evaluation on an ongoing basis.

The quality of the course of study leading to the Master in Auditing (M.A.) is also ensured by an Advisory Board with members drawn from high-ranking professionals in the worlds of theory and practise. The Advisory Board acts as a Steering Committee and Forum for multilateral exchange. It is vested with powers of strategic decision-making and acts in an advisory capacity. The aim of the Advisory Board is to provide optimal realisation of the interests of all parties involved in the programme of study.

At a glance

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Credit Points: 120
Length of Study: 6 terms extra-occupational
Language: German
Study Places: 40
Start Date: in May
Application Deadline: November 30
Costs: 35.000 Euro (including exam revision sessions), instalment payments possible
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Dörte Mody

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This programme received external accreditation by the FIBAA.

Contact & Advising

Dipl.Kffr. Heike Hagemann
Universitätsallee 1, C6.326
21336 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1954