Bachelor Dual Studies BWL - Accounting & Controlling

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Your dual study program BWL - Accounting & Controlling (B.A.)

If business and law are your passions, then the Business Administration with the focus on Accounting & Controlling dual study programme at the International University (IU) is just right for you. This degree programme provides you with in-depth specialist knowledge of company data and business figures and prepares you

ideally prepared for the broad spectrum of finance. This degree programme will open doors to exciting career paths and make you an expert in the field of finance. With a dual study programme in Business Administration - Accounting & Controlling, you will lay the foundation for your success in the business world.

Depending on where you study, you will study in one of our two study models: dual study programme or dual myStudy programme.



Study Model


  • Classes on campus (dual studies) or

  • Voluntary courses on campus or virtually via livestream (dual myStudium)

Practice: 20 hours/week with a practice partner of your choice


Your degree programme lasts 6-7 semesters and has 180 Credit Points, depending on the study model.


Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Chemnitz*, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Köln, Leipzig, Lübeck, Mainz, Magdeburg, Mannheim, München, Münster, Nürnberg, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Stuttgart, Ulm, Virtueller Campus, Wuppertal, Würzburg

Depending on study model and study start


For this degree programme it is possible to start 4 times a year.

01.10.2024 01.01.2025 01.04.2025 01.07.2025 01.10.2025
You can apply up to 1 month before the start of your studies.

7 semesters


Degree: B.A.

System accredited. The IU is state-recognised and system-accredited by FIBAA. All degree programmes are individually accredited and therefore bear the seal of the Accreditation Council.

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Study Programs

Dual study programmes for the Bachelor BWL - Accounting & Controlling

You can complete your Bachelor's degree in BWL with the focus on Accounting & Controlling in one of our two study models, depending on the study location: The dual study programme or the dual myStudium. What doesn't change: You will spend 20 hours a week with a practice partner of your choice and gain important work experience. Find out more about the study models now!

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BWL - Accounting & Controlling: Dual studies

Dual study programme model: Courses on campus + 20 hours/week with your practice partner.

Study locations: Augsburg, Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Köln, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, München, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Ulm

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BWL - Accounting & Controlling: Dual myStudium

Dual myStudium study model: Voluntary courses on campus or virtually via livestream + 20 hours/week with your practice partner.

Study locations: Aachen, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Chemnitz*, Duisburg, Erfurt, Freiburg, Karslruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Münster, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Virtueller Campus, Wuppertal, Würzburg

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Study Content

Contents of the dual study programme in BWL - Accounting & Controlling

As part of your dual study programme in Business Administration with the focus on Accounting & Controlling, you will be prepared for a dynamic professional future. This degree programme not only provides you with comprehensive knowledge in strategic controlling and international accounting, but also a deep understanding of the complexity of decision making, strategy development and process design in companies. In addition, this degree programme will give you an insight into special controlling areas such as purchasing, production and marketing as well as valuable business administration expertise from a national and international context. Start your dual study programme in Business Administration - Accounting & Controlling and pave the way for your career in Accounting & Controlling from the third semester with targeted specialisation modules.

You can find a detailed curriculum on the page of your chosen study model: BWL - Accounting & Controlling dual studies programme or BWL - Accounting & Controlling dual myStudium programme. A semester could look like this:

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Why you should study BWL - Accounting & Controlling dual

Theory & Practice

Study, work and leisure - with us you can combine everything thanks to regular alternation between theory and practice. You always apply what you have learnt directly in the practical phases - this makes it much quicker and easier for you to understand course content.

15.000 Praxispartner

Anders als viele andere Hochschulen bringen wir Studierende und Unternehmen aufeinander abgestimmt zusammen – und das mit Erfolg: 2 von 3 Studierenden werden nach dem Abschluss von ihrem Praxispartner übernommen.

Private studies for 0€

Does studying privately sound expensive? At IU you pay €0 for your Dual Studies - because your practice partner pays your tuition fees.

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Counting peas was yesterday: Those who work in Accounting & Controlling today are no longer just suppliers of figures, but are also active in an advisory capacity and provide suitable suggestions for solutions in the event of potential problems in the company. After graduation, you will work, for example, as a...

Zwei Männer bei der Finanzbuchhaltung


As an accountant, you work in the accounting department of companies or banks. You not only prepare invoices and check incoming payments, but also document financial data and assets. You advise the management on financial matters and help to increase the success of the business. Unlike controlling, however, accounting is not about optimising costs, but about documenting real bookings and values. In large companies, a distinction is made between external or financial accounting and internal or payroll accounting. 

Datenauswertung auf Tablet


The fiercer competition between companies increases the pressure on costs - therefore, it is all the more important to recognise where money is being earned or burnt. As a business controller, you try to find out how to improve the company's performance. Therefore, your tasks include evaluation of data, comparison of planned and actual figures and preparation of budgets and forecasts, i.e. "look into the future". You work closely with other departments and the management and advise on how to achieve the company's goals. 

Mann und Frau bei der Produktionsplanung


Especially in a technical environment, controllers fulfil their modern role as advisors to management. This is because thinking and acting in terms of business administration, especially finance, is often not at the forefront in production, given the numerous technical issues. As a controller in a technical environment, you must always be aware of the specific features that characterise a technical operation. In other words, you must be prepared to engage yourself in the way of thinking and acting in technology and deal with technical problems.

Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“