Department of Management

Banking and Insurance Industry

My Studies



To graduate from the degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • produce two Bachelor’s theses which must both receive a pass mark
  • pass the Bachelor’s examination

Your title on graduation will be "Bachelor of Arts in Business (BA)“.

Bachelor’s thesis

Students are required to complete two written Bachelor’s theses in two different modules during the course of the programme. These theses should demonstrate that students are capable of handling a problem from a specific specialist field within a certain timeframe, under the direction of a supervisor and present the results clearly and consistently. In each case, the topics addressed by each one of the two Bachelor’s theses should relate to the banking and insurance industry respectively.

Bachelor’s examination

Following positive completion of the classes, a Bachelor’s examination will take place at the end of the sixth semester. This will take the form of an oral examination before an examination board and will be open to the public. The Bachelor’s examination will last an hour in total and will comprise the following components:

  • Presentation of a Bachelor’s thesis
  • Defence of the thesis and oral examination about the subject related to the Bachelor’s thesis
  • Questions on topics to be determined in advance of the examination

After graduation

Our graduates are ideally qualified to take up jobs in the banking or insurance industry. A Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Insurance Industry also meets the entry requirement for Master’s programmes at FH JOHANNEUM and other universities. The Banking and Insurance Management course at our Institute builds on the Bachelor’s course and offers the chance to specialise further in an area of interest.