We regularly publish in the leading academic finance journals globally and present our work at leading conferences. Moreover, since most of theresearch is empirical in nature, the collaboration with organisations is natural to the department’s members.
The university’s affiliated institutes with strong practical orientations foster a continuous exchange between the academic and business worlds. Within this programme we focus on financial institutions and market participants, evaluate risk with financial and actuarialconcepts, and investigate leasing as well as asset management models.
This combination is extremely helpful for gaining personalised competences for your future job in the financial sector or for pursuing an academic career.
Skills acquired in the Business Administration - Finance programme at University of Cologne get you ready for future line and staff positions with respect to a broad set of
finance and management related tasks. Potential employers range from start-ups and small/medium sized companies to large
and global corporations.
You will leave the University of Cologne successfully prepared for a career in the finance sector—within enterprises, banks,
insurance companies and other financial service providers, e.g. investment or leasing companies.
Exemplary job opportunities are:
- Management Consultant
- Financial Analyst
- Investment Banker
- Risk Manager
- Financial Auditor
- Treasury Management
- Asset and Wealth Manager
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- Finance Lectures & Management Skills
- Lectures Seminar
- Semester abroad
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor degree or equivalent (worth at least 180 ECTS credits) in Business Administration or Economics, strong proficiencyin quantitative methods and an overall grade point average of at least 2.7 (German grade). Applicants must meet the followingrequirements:
- At least 78 ECTS credits in the field of Business Administration and Economics
- of this at least 48 ECTS credits in Business Administration
- of this at least 18 ECTS credits in Economics
- At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics
- English language skills level B2 CEFR
- The successful completion of an admission test (TM-WiSo/ GMAT) is highly recommended.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
The University of Cologne does not charge any tuition fees.
Each semester, all enrolled students of the University of Cologne have to pay a social fee ("Semesterbeitrag").
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