CFA Research Challenge - Information about the application

The CFA Research Challenge is a global student competition hosted by CFA Institute in which a publicly traded company is analyzed and evaluated, and the findings are summarized in a research report and communicated in a presentation. The students get a real-life experience of analyst practice and can network with the company, CFA members and other students. Already twice the best Austrian team reached a top 5 position at the European finals. The entire competition will be held in English.

Key Facts:

  • OMV Aktiengesellschaft acts as the company to be analyzed this year
  • Students are supervised by experienced CFA mentors
  • The Austrian final will take place on 25.2.2022 at the FH bfi Vienna.
  • The international finals will be held online starting March 2022
  • All students will receive a certificate with confirmation of successful participation
  • Refunding of travel expenses, discount on CFA examination fees, distribution of various non-cash prizes
  • In the presentation you will also find the contact details for further inquiries.


Master's Programme Research in Economics and Finance

Starting in the 2021/22 winter term, the Master's programme "Research in Economics and Finance" will be offered jointly with the Institute of Economics at our faculty.


Master's Programme Banking and Finance

The new Study Guide for the academic year 2021/22 is available:

>> Download Study Guide (Version 01.09.2021)


Brown Bag Seminar: Upcoming Presentations

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Dates im WS via zoom meeting or - if possible - on site:


26 January 2022, 12.15 pm - 1.15 pm (SR 16, third floor)

Stefanie Schräder (Uni Vienna)


Students of the master's program Banking and Finance are welcome to attend the seminar! 



11.07.2019 (update 22.05.2021)

Master's Programme Banking and Finance

From the academic year 2019/20 the following courses can be taken instead of the course UK Game Theory and Information Economics:

  • VO Decision and Game Theory (MA)
    (the course will be offered every semester, in the first half of the semester;
    the course is not offered in the SS 2019)
  • KU Decision and Game Theory II (MA)
    (the course will be offered every semester, in the second half of the semester
    the course is not offered in the SS 2019)
  • UK Contract Theory (MA) or Incentive Contracts (MA)
    (Contract Theory is offered every summer semester, in the first half of the semester; 
    Incentive Contracts is offered every winter semester; an exception is the WS 2021/22 when the course will not be offered.)

The courses should be taken consecutively since they bulid on each other. The course Incentive Contracts can be taken in parallel to the courses Decision and Game Theory. Please note that the courses Corporate Finance 2 and Banking and Financial Intermediation 2 build on these courses.

The courses Corporate Finance 1 and Banking and Financial Intermediation 1 will be held both in the winter as well as in the summer Semester.

Please find current information also at