Career in focus: Finance Bachelor's programme

Risk management, banking and corporate finance are among the core businesses of the banking and finance industry. The focus of the bachelor degree programme “Banking and Finance” is to grasp, both practically and theoretically, the complex relationships in the sector and the derivations thereof.

The programme further entails extensive knowledge of the insurance industry. This combination could be the foundation stone of a career set in the banking and finance sector.

As a graduate you will be able to:

  • identify and analyse the various operations of banks and insurance companies
  • apply concepts and methods in consumer banking, risk management, mathematics and corporate finance
  • distinguish between and evaluate insurance products
  • put insurance controlling methods into practice
  • analyse and propose solutions for questions related to finance (e.g. portfolio selection, fixed-income securities and options) and corporate finance (company finance and valuation)
  • combine intercultural management skills and occupation-specific English abilities in order to work effectively in an international environment

Typical career fields open to you after graduation:

  • Customer relationship manager
  • Asset manager
  • Account manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Auditor or tax consultant

You can find more information in the current brochure of the degree programme (German)

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Be the finance expert of tomorrow (German)

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Interview with the director of degree programme Gernot Kreiger (German)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The programme at a glance


Bachelor of Arts in Business, BA

Length of programme

6 semester

Mode of study

  • Career-parallel - three times a week and Saturdays during the day
  • Full-time - Monday to Friday (daytime)

Place of study

Campus Wohlmutstraße
Wohlmutstraße 22
1020 Vienna

Language of instruction

German with English courses


180 ECTS

Tuition fee

€ 363.36 / semester (+ student union fee)

Specialisation possible

during the 6th semester

International Economics, Banking & Finance or Insurance Economics

Semester abroad

Students have various possibilities to go abroad and spend time at one of our partner universities. The degree programme recommends completing a semester abroad in the 3rd semester.


during semester 6

Admission procedure

  • Online admission test (multiple choice) (reading comprehension, English, mathematics, business administration and degree-programme-specific section)

Preparation for admissions procedure

For preparation, we recommend our preparatory script. You can also find more information in our "Bachelor Application and Admission Guide" under the info materials. No external courses are required.

Application period for EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 2 June

Application period for non-EU/EEA citizens and applicants

1 October until 30 April

Admission requirements

For this degree programme, you need German language skills at CEFR level C1 and English language skills at level B2.

Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework


Field(s) of study (e.g. ISCED-F)

0412 Finance, banking and insurance

Access to further studies

Graduates of university of applied sciences bachelor programmes may enroll in relevant master programmes at universities and universities of applied sciences.


Magdalena Schlichtinger

+43 1 720 12 86-231

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