Studies in civil service; information on the department of finance (specialization in public finance)

The course of studies in public finance leading to the degree "Diplom-Verwaltungswirt/-in" is characterized by the efficient combination of theoretical education (university studies) and practical training in public finance administration. The course is offered at the University of Public Service, Department of Finance, in Herrsching. Internships take place in the offices of the State Office of Finance.


Civil servants entering the third qualification level in the specialist career path of administration and finance with a focus on public finance administration usually work for one of the departments of the State Office of Finance. This office is responsible, among other things, for the remuneration of all active civil servants and the provision of pensions for the state's pensioners, as well as for setting the salaries of employees (Bezügestellen). Another focus is the provision of legal advice to public authorities and the representation of the state in legal disputes (Fiskalat). The qualification obtained also offers the possibility of employment with numerous special authorities such as the administration of the State Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, the State Lottery Administration and Immobilen Bayern (property administration). The course of study therefore deals primarily with civil service law, pension law, salary law and collective bargaining law, budgetary law, cash management and accounting, administrative law and civil law. Also action authority e.g. communication, conflict mastering, time management, among other things - stand in the subject catalog. In addition, intensive instruction is given in the respective EDP procedures used and application-oriented programming skills are taught.

The training starts annually on 1 October. The recruitment figures are based on the needs of the State Finance Administration. Further information on the content and procedure of the course, the hiring authorities and the application process can be found on the Internet (see "Further links").


Recruitment requirements:

  • Unrestricted entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, subject-linked entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, general entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or an educational level recognised as equivalent by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Science and the Arts (e.g. master craftsman's examination and equivalent further vocational training examinations).
  • German citizenship or citizenship of another member state of the European Union or citizenship of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
  • Age limit: 45 years of age not yet reached at the time of recruitment
  • Successful participation in the special selection procedure of the state personnel committee and in the separate selection procedure of the respective business area.

The first requirement for the course of study is the establishment of a civil service relationship with a Bavarian employer. This employer then assigns the civil servant to the university for study.

The prerequisite for the establishment of the civil service relationship is first of all the passing of a state-wide selection procedure in which all applicants of a year must participate.


Please note the dates for the selection procedure by the Bavarian State Personnel Committee (see "Further links").


  • Students receive free accommodation at the place of study during the theoretical parts of their studies.

Status: 01.10.2021

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