Banking and Finance (Master)

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The objective of the master’s programme in Banking and Finance at the University of Vienna is to offer a solid and well-founded education in finance, particularly focusing on asset pricing and financial markets, banking and financial intermediation as well as corporate finance. The master’s programme in Banking and Finance at the University of Vienna has two special focuses: the special focus “Business  Orientation” and the special focus “Science Orientation”.

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Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 974

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

Study Programme

The master’s programme in Banking and Finance consists of a common core (the “Core Programme”) and the two special focuses “Business Orientation” and “Science Orientation”. The special focuses are specified as alternative groups of compulsory modules (“elective programmes”). In addition, students have to complete a master’s thesis module, consisting of a master's thesis and a master's examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Econometric
  • Accounting and economic law
  • Game theory
  • Investment banking
  • Valuation

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.



After Graduation

The special focus “Business Orientation” is aimed at students who strive for a career in: consulting companies, controlling, finance departments of companies, risk management, corporate banking and investment banking. The special focus “Science Orientation” is aimed at students who strive for a career in: central banks, state authorities supervising different segments of the financial market, international financial institutions and research departments of banks. It also addresses students who plan to continue their academic education in the form of a PhD programme in the field of finance.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates