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Department Management

Banking and Insurance Management


Admission requirements

You meet the formal requirements for this Master’s degree programme if you have

  • a relevant Bachelor’s degree or
  • an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution of post-secondary education in Austria or abroad.

Details on admission requirements

1. Academic degree (Bachelor, Diploma or equivalent) in one of the following areas:
  • Business
  • Law
  • Engineering / Science with relation to finance topics such as financial or actuarial mathematics, statistics, etc.

This includes:

University courses in:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Environmental Systems Sciences – Business Administration
  • Law
  • Mathematics with a focus on Financial and Actuarial Mathematics
  • Business Informatics / Software Development and Business Management

Courses at Universities of Applied Sciences with a focus on:

  • Accounting
  • Controlling / Management Accounting
  • Bank Management
  • Business Administration
  • Business Consultancy
  • Business Management
  • Digital Business Management
  • Industrial Management
  • International Business Administration
  • Financial Management
  • Management & Law
  • Product Management
  • Taxation
  • Business & Management

Courses at FH JOANNEUM

  • Construction Design and Economics
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management
  • Automotive Engineering
  • eHealth
  • Health Management in Tourism
  • Industrial Management
  • Information Management
  • Internet Technology
  • Aviation
  • International Management
  • Mobile Software Development
  • Sustainable Food Management
  • Production Technology and Organisation
  • Software Design

Holders of degrees in other disciplines will have to provide relevant evidence or take additional examinations. We also welcome applicants who have completed a relevant equivalent degree programme at other universities or in other countries.

2. Evidence of at least one year professional experience in one of the following areas:
  • Financial service
  • Financial supervision
  • Business consulting (in a relevant field)
  • Finance role in a company or organisation

In cases of doubt, the head of degree programme will decide whether the admission requirements are met. You will be notified once we have received your complete application documents.

Language skills

The degree programme is taught in German. If you are proficient in German at level C1 you should have no problem following the classes. Please send us a certificate evidencing your language skills unless these are included in your secondary school leaving certificate or similar diplomas.


The Master’s degree programme is also ideal for law and engineering graduates who have already gained relevant professional experience and wish to qualify for management positions in the banking and insurance industry.

You are not an Austrian citizen?

You’ll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.

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