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    Ferdinand von Steinbeis
  • „We have made it our mission to comprehensively qualify tomorrow's leaders with business knowledge“
    Rainer Gehrung, CEO

Master of Science in Controlling and Consulting (MCC)

Controllers design comprehensive management instruments to control companies and today act as internal consultants and experts in many companies for all kinds of business-management problems. 

With the many complex new controlling tools, the increasing importance of knowledge in international accounting (IAS/IFRS), the information needs of capital markets, and changing roles – from bean counter to jointly responsible business partner – the demands on controllers have been growing. 

This calls for an intensive, well-grounded education in topics like leadership-oriented accounting, planning and controlling, international accounting, as well as consulting tools and consulting skills. This equally applies to corporate consultants working in this field.

Program Structure and Duration

The program takes a total of 24 months. The required skills and competencies are taught in 17 seminar weeks in a hands-on manner. Of these, some seminar weeks are held abroad at our internationally renowned partner universities. 

One seminar week usually lasts six days, from Monday through Saturday. 

During all seminar modules, obligatory tests are taken. Tests take the form of written examinations, case studies, presentations, and transfer projects. The language of instruction and testing is primarily German, while individual modules are held in English. 

The MCC program begins annually in November. Regardless of when the seminars start, project work at the company can start anytime, so you can flexibly plan your studies.

Exemplary Program Structure MCC


internationally accredited by FIBAA

After students have successfully completed the program, Steinbeis University Berlin awards them the nationally recognized and internationally FIBAA-accredited degree Master of Science in Controlling & Consulting. 

For completion of the Master of Science (MSc.) degree, 120 credit points are awarded according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Together with the first career-qualified degree of more than 180 credit points, this fulfills the formal prerequisites for admission to a doctoral degree program (a total of 300 credits).


Besides theoretical content, our study programs also focus on the acquisition of soft skills. During the MCC program, you will learn technical, methodological, and social skills at the international level. 

Among others, the following subjects are covered in the program: 

Professional expertise:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, and Academic Work
  • Project Management and Controlling
  • Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management
  • Accounting and Corporate Finance
  • Controlling Competencies 

Methodological expertise:

  • Controlling Tools (excerpt):
    • Target Costing/Life Cycle Costing
    • Benchmarking
    • Process-Based Cost Management
  • Consulting Tools (excerpt):
    • Design, and Analysis and Optimization of Business Processes
    • Management of Consulting Assignments

International competencies:

  • International Management (excerpt):
    • Cross-Cultural Marketing
    • International Marketing

Social skills:

  • Leadership and Competencies (excerpt):
    • Presentation, Moderation, and Conflict Management
    • Change Management
    • Business Culture

All modules and their content are described in the study and examination regulations.

Study Locations and Dates

Seminars in Germany take place in Stuttgart at SMIT or in Berlin, in SHB’s seminar rooms. 

The seminars abroad are held in cooperation with these partner universities:

  • Indiana University – Kelley School of Business (Bloomington, USA)
  • SKK Graduate School of Business (Seoul, Korea)

Admission Requirements

The following prerequisites must be met for admission to the program:

  • good to excellent results in completion of an economic degree (university, college of applied sciences, or dual university)
  • upper-intermediate to advanced German and English language skills (at least B2-Level)
  • successful completion of the SCMT admission test
  • A challenging project at a partner company (facilitated by SCMT, sought on the applicant’s own initiative or brought by the applicant)


With the Fellowshipmodell, students pay no tuition. This is borne by the relevant partner company. Fellows receive a fixed salary through the duration of the program.


As part of the SAP®-Corporate-Master-Programms, master’s degree students can also be trained for certification as SAP advisers.

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Stephanie Hühner

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