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Master's Programme in Banking and Finance: Structure

Overview

The programme offers a solid, well-grounded education in the key areas of finance. Students also acquire knowledge in other disciplines of the economic sciences, in related areas, and in research methods.

The programme consists of a general core programme and two alternative branches:

  • Business Orientation with specialisations in
    • Banking
      or
    • Corporate Finance

    It prepares students to work in consulting companies, controlling and finance department of companies, risk-management and corporate finance department of banks

  • Science Orientation with specialisations in
    • Banking
      or
    • Corporate Finance
      or
    • Financial Markets

    It prepares students for PhD Programs, Central Banks, Government and Supervisory Agencies, International Finance Institutions, Research Units of Banks

Core Programme (36 ECTS)

  • Introductory Module (8 ECTS)
    (Basics of Finance, Decisions unter Uncertainty)
  • Core Courses in Finance 1 (12 ECTS)
    (Asset Pricing, Banking and Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance)
  • Economics (16 ECTS)
    (Money and Banking, Game Theory and Information Economics)

Elective Programme (60 ECTS)

"Business Orientation"

  • Econometrics for Business Orientation (8 ECTS)
    (Introductory Econometrics/Microeconometrics)
  • Banking for Business Orientation (24 ECTS)
    or
    Corporate Finance for Business Orientation (24 ECTS)
  • Electives in Finance, Accounting and Economic Law (20 ECTS)
  • Electives in Business, Economics and Statistics (8 ECTS)

"Science Orientation"

  • Core Courses in Finance 2 (12 ECTS)
    (Asset Pricing, Banking and Financial Intermediation, Corporate Finance)
  • Econometrics for Science Orientation (16 ECTS)
    (Introductory Econometrics/Microeconometrics, Econometrics in Finance)
  • Banking for Science Orientation (16 ECTS)
    or
    Corporate Finance for Science Orientation (16 ECTS)
    or
    Financial Markets (16 ECTS)
  • Electives (16 ECTS)

Master’s Thesis Module (24 ECTS)

  • Master’s Thesis Seminar (2 ECTS)
  • Master Thesis (20 ECTS)
  • Master examination (2 ECTS)


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Institut für Finanzwirtschaft
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Universität Wien

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