Quantitative Asset and Risk Management

Quantitative Asset and Risk Management is a career parallel, English-language degree programme. It qualifies students for a successful career in banking and finance for both the domestic and international labour market.

The main fields of study are asset management, risk management and asset liability management for banks, insurance companies, other financial service providers and regulatory institutions.

The programme is aimed at students with high affinity to (financial) mathematics and statistics. It offers extensive know-how in the area of asset and risk management and is very convincing with its practical applications.

Students have multiple opportunities to gain international experience at one of our partner universities and also gain a double degree. Depending on personal preferences and compatibility with career and private life.

Online info sessions

Would you like to learn more about the Quantitative Asset and Risk Management degree programme and have your individual questions answered? Then register now for our online info sessions! The degree programme team will inform you about application and admission, study contents and career opportunities.

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  • Wed, 03/05/2023, 7 pm – 8 pm

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Graduates are able to

  • describe and analyse the connections between asset and risk management in finance
  • quantify and assess risk types in risk management, and infer measures for integrated steering of banks and insurance companies
  • analyse various asset classes and their products
  • carry out portfolio selections, and calculate key performance and risk measures
  • apply financial mathematics and statistics to developing financial models
  • solve problems together with experts from other disciplines by applying risk management and asset management strategies and methods under consideration of ethical and social responsibilities
  • cooperate, as competent experts, in a globalised work environment or in international teams

Career opportunities

  • Asset management
  • Risk management
  • Liability management
  • Private banking and family office
  • Compliance and regulatory reporting
  • Consulting

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

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We thank our sponsor

We thank our partners

PRMIA accreditation for Quantitative Asset and Risk Management / PRM industry certificate

Alumni of Quantitative Asset and Risk Management will be eligible for exemption from PRM exam I and II (out of four exams): https://www.prmia.org/

Exemption PRMIA exams prerequisites and procedure (PDF, 368.98 KB)

CFA Society Austria

The master programme Quantitative Asset and Risk Management has strong ties to the CFA Society Austria and is submitting every year the best master theses to the CFA Austria Prize.


SAS Joint Certificate

Graduates of the master’s programme in Quantitative Asset and Risk Management (ARIMA) are now awarded the SAS Joint Certificate. ARIMA is the only programme in Austria, and one of only two universities in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (German-speaking countries), offering this qualification. The condition for this was the use of SAS software in the classrooms.

SAS® Joint Certificate Program


We have a new research partner: FENION.

Fenion specializes in the delivery of high-quality fund data in all common formats. Our long-standing customers include banks, insurance companies, asset managers, as well as trusts and companies in the public sector. In the context of an Innovationsscheck, sponsored by the FFG (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft), the study program will conduct joint research with Fenion in the field of regulatory reporting for pension funds.



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The programme at a glance


Master of Arts in Business, MA

Length of programme

4 semesters

Mode of study

Career parallel programme: three times a week in the evening and Saturdays during the day

Place of Study

Campus Wohlmutstrasse
Wohlmutstrasse 22
1020 Vienna

Language of instruction



120 ECTS

Tuition fee

€ 363.36 / semester (+ € 21.20 student union fee)

Semester Abroad

Obligatory in the second academic year, in blocked form (e.g. two weeks) at one of our partner universities. The degree programme recommends completing a semester abroad in the 3rd semester or 4th semester.

Admission procedure

  • Written application
  • Online MC test
  • Structured interview

Preparation for admission procedure

For preparation materials please see the download section. No external courses are required.

Application period for EU/EEA-citizens

1 October until 15 May

Application period for non-EU/EEA-citizens

1 October until 30 April

Admission requirements

  • Secondary school leaving-certificate (High school Diploma) AND
  • Completion of a social studies/business/natural science/ law/ technical degree in Austria or equivalent degree abroad (The legalization list can be found here.)

with documented qualifications in

  • Economic sciences (at least 9 ECTS) and
  • Mathematics or statistics (at least 6 ECTS).

Bridging courses

Take advantage of the free bridging courses offered by the UAS BFI Vienna (May to July) to acquire missing ECTS and qualify for admission to a master programme.

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 UAS master programmes are entitled to enroll in relevant doctoral programmes (pursuant to § 6 para. 4 FHG, as amended) or university courses.

Veronika Hallwirth

Coordination of the study programme

+43 1 720 12 86-931


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"ARIMA (Quantitative Risk and Asset Management) is a very intensive master`s programme, which is just the thing for number-crunchers interested in finance, mathematics and statistics. The degree programme offers comprehensive quantitative know-how in asset and risk management, winning you over with practice-oriented applications. Since the studies are quite internationally-oriented, there are numerous possibilities for a successful career in finance and insurance."

Raphael Siegert, MA, graduate