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Banking and Insurance Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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The master degree programme prepares students for demanding specialist and leadership roles in the financial sector, particularly in banking and insurance, both at home and abroad. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing the banking and insurance industry, and learn to take an integrated business management approach.

About

As part of the Master’s degree programme in Banking and Insurance Management, we will provide you with extensive relevant expertise in the banking and insurance sector. We will train you to become the decision-makers of the future in the finance sector. You will also learn about the international finance system and regulatory standards. Your awareness of responsible corporate management will enable you to engage in in-depth discussions of the individual aspects of banking and insurance management.

We place particular importance on developing and furthering your methodological, social and leadership skills in several lectures. Your professional expertise in strategy, leadership and process and project management will allow you to complete managerial tasks in the banking and insurance industry in a targeted and efficient manner.

Scientific thought processes and actions are important to us. It is essential that you learn how to apply and demonstrate your knowledge in an appropriate manner. You will develop your scientific skills further as part of the course. Your expertise in this area will be put to the test as part of your Master’s thesis.

At the start of the course, you will decide whether to pursue the direction of Bank Management or Insurance Management from the second semester onward. During the third semester, this choice will influence the majority of the classes you will attend. The focus will be on conveying an understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship of successful and value-oriented corporate management in banks and insurance companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International GAAP
  • Consumer, Investor and Lender Protection
  • Financial Markets Regulation
  • International Financial System
  • Monetary Policy
  • Personal Skills and Communication
  • Project Management

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • If you want to apply for a Master’s degree programme you need to have a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
  • English and German are the languages of instruction. Knowledge of the English and German language is thus an essential prerequisite (at least Level B2)
  • A signed letter of application

  • A signed CV

  • A copy of documentary evidence that you have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification

  • A Transcript of Records for verifying compliance with the admission requirements

  • A proof of qualification for university entrance

  • A copy of your citizenship certificate or passport

  • Application Form, completed and signed

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 727 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Students from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay a cost contribution of 727 euros per semester

Living costs for Graz

  • 846 - 1200 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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