Strategic Finance & Business Analytics

Masters degree program

Full-time

4 Semesters, 120 ECTS

Simulations

Master of Arts

Language: English

Program Description

The Strategic Finance and Business Analytics master program at Lauder Business School (LBS) combines contemporary knowledge in the field of international banking and finance with the latest trends in business analytics. This innovative program is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the finance and banking industry and to equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills. You will learn to be a data-driven deal-maker and financial professional who understands the importance of management in leading financial institutions, consulting and auditing companies.

Our experienced and committed faculty of real-world practitioners and academic researchers will give you a comprehensive introduction to the theory and offer practical examples from their professional life. At LBS, emphasis is put on the practical side of education. In simulation exercises, real-life project work and industry-related research, you will be prepared to creatively and efficiently tackle business challenges. In addition, we recommend continuous work experience and encourage it by possible accreditation of some courses.

At LBS, students get the chance to study both the global economy and international business by merging the best that the American business educational system has to offer with the finest European business tradition.

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Your Benefits

• Access to financial data sources – Bloomberg
• Learn to use the statistical software package R
• Learn to use SAP & receive a certificate
• Get IPMA-D certificate at a 50% discount
• Student Consultancy Project with a partner company
• Banking Simulation
• Real-world practitioners as lecturers
• Harvard MOC classes
• Interactive & international study environment
• Group work & project-based learning
• Work part-time & accredit some courses

Career Profiles

Asset Manager, Business Analyst, Investment Banker, Economic Consultant, Risk Manager, Treasurer, Financial Analyst, Reporting Specialist, Compliance Officer, Data Scientist, Quantitative Modeler, Rating Expert, Banking and Financial Strategist, etc.

 

Curriculum 2019/20

Due to continuous evaluation and quality assurance measurement and in light of the recent job market trends, the Curricular Development Team and the Council of Lauder Business School decided to tailor the existing Banking, Finance and Compliance master program by placing a larger emphasis on the fast-growing field of business analytics as well as on strategic decision-making in the financial sector.

As a result, beginning with the academic year 2019/2020, LBS students will have the opportunity to enroll in the redesigned, state-of-the-art master program: Strategic Finance and Business Analytics.

 

What has Changed?

  • business analytics module added to the curriculum
  • emphasis on quantitative method
  • in-depth data analysis with the respective software/tools

The overwhelming majority of courses (85%) remains identical to the pre-existing Banking, Finance and Compliance master program, with the banking and compliance courses being the vital pillars of the redesigned curriculum too.

These changes were conceptualized in line with the feedback from our industry partners, students and lecturers with the aim to foster our graduates and provide them with a  clear competitive advantage on the job market.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Tamás Csermely, MSc

Director of MA Studies, Lauder Business School

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Admission Requirements

  • completed bachelor degree program in the relevant field* of at least 180 ECTS
  • or a completed equivalent program at a recognized domestic or  recognized foreign post-secondary education institution. This must be an education institution offering programmes that last at least six semesters, which require the general matriculation standard pursuant to this federal statute for admission, and known as a post-secondary education institution pursuant to the legislation of the country where it is located.
  • adequate command of English

In the case of Bachelor’s programs not regulated by accreditation, the director of studies of the degree program or the Council will decide whether the other program fulfills the relevant admission requirement. Information about which bachelors or post-secondary programs qualify as relevant admission requirement for certain FH masters degree programs is available from administrators or the director of studies. 

* a bachelor’s degree with a quantitative background (e.g. in business administration, finance, economics, business analysis, data science, computer science, mathematics, etc.)

 

Case Study Analysis

As part of the admissions process, applicants will be asked to analyze a short case study in form of an essay of max. 1000 words. Applicants will have 2 days to complete this task. Please download a sample to prepare.

Success Stories

What Our Graduates Say

"My experience at LBS was great and unique! During my studies of “Intercultural Management and Leadership” I received a profound knowledge in the area of my interest and met long-life friends. LBS had a significant impact on my personal development. There I experienced studying and working in a highly international environment, which ultimately defined my career path."

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Marina Rowe

Global LT, Recruiter EMEA

"Keep it real 🙂 Study hard and make great friends. Don’t shy away from any challenges and try to dream big. Nothing is impossible when you try just a little harder. LBS was a great stepping stone for me and enabled me to achieve great heights in my career later on. I’m humbled to say that it all started in LBS!"

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David Koves

R2G Digital, Founder & CEO

"Lauder Business School is where I learned my business ABC’s and where I laid the first cornerstones of building my professional network. One of the best memories from studying there would have to be the classes with Prof. Christian Mehlich and the mentorship conversations with him outside the classroom."

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Alex Melamed

Microsoft, Marketing Manager

"Lauder Business School Vienna provided me with the practical learning approach, developed using-real life case studies. Those allowed me to look at real business challenges from a CFO / CEO perspective, while being a pragmatic authoritative leader. Also, I had the precious opportunity of being taught by Prof. Joel Stern, which was an absolutely breath-taking experience. One thing I wanted to take away from this program, in addition to the leadership component, was a better understanding of initiating change in today’s uncertain financial markets."

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David Kralik, M.A.

GE Power Austria, Project Control Analyst

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