- Vienna, Austria
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
A Master of Science (MSc) in Finance from Webster is designed to provide a quantitative and comprehensive examination of the finance field. Students advance through the topics of corporate finance, investments, and market instruments and institutions. Additionally, students experience a significant exposure to supporting coursework in the closely related fields of accounting and economics. A capstone course ties together the major finance topics and exposes students to literature, and the analysis thereof, pertinent to the field. After a comprehensive examination of the field, students may choose their electives to satisfy their specific career goals.
Webster Vienna has become a recognized educational institution in the University Affiliation Program (UAP) of The CFA Institute. The Master of Science in Finance program has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. Also a limited number of Webster Vienna's students can apply for the CFA® Program Awareness Scholarship each year.
The Master of Science (MSc) in Finance requires successful completion of 36 US credit hours, including 33 US credit hours of core courses and 3 US credit hours of electives from the field. Students who require prerequisite courses may have to complete more than the minimum required US credit hours for this degree.
The following courses are required for the MSc in Finance:
- BUSN 6070 Management Accounting (3 hours)
- BUSN 6120 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
- FINC 5000 Finance (3 hours)
- FINC 5210 Investments (3 hours)
- FINC 5810 Capital Budgeting and Corporate Investments (3 hours)
- FINC 5830 Institutions and Financial Markets (3 hours)
- FINC 5840 International Finance (3 hours)
- FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 hours)
- FINC 6290 Mergers and Acquisitions (formerly Financial Strategies) (3 hours)
- FINC 6250 Thesis (6 hours)
- BUSN 5600 Accounting Theory and Practice (3 hours)
- BUSN 5620 Current Economic Analysis (3 hours)
- BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics* (3 hours)
*) if not waived, it counts towards elective credit hours
Note: Program prerequisites are to be completed before beginning coursework for the MSc in Finance for those students who have not completed prerequisite courses (or an appropriate equivalent) within five years of entering the program and having earned a grade of B or better. If the appropriate prerequisite course content was completed longer than five years prior to entering the program, the department will allow a waiver if the student demonstrates their command of the content area by successfully completing a waiver examination. The prerequisite courses BUSN 5600 and BUSN 5620 may not count as electives in the 37-credit-hour MSc in Finance
- Setting Description:
- The Vienna campus was established in 1981 and is the only dually accredited university in Austria, with both, the US accreditation as well as with Austrian private university accreditation by the local Ministry of Education.The student population of the Vienna campus is around 500 students from all over the world. Graduate classes have around 20 students, allowing students, faculty and staff to develop close working relationships. The neoclassical campus building is conveniently located in Vienna’s 2nd district, just a few steps away from the historic city center. Palais Wenkheim features a student resource center, library and study space as well.
- 27,195 EUR. Tuition includes text books.
Additional Program Information
- Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association The accreditation, which was first awarded in 1925, includes undergraduate and graduate degree programs at all locations worldwide where the Webster University offers its programs. AQ Austria:Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria Since 2001, Webster Vienna Private University, has been accredited by The Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ Austria) as an Austrian Private University. To receive Austrian accreditation, the majority of courses need to be taken at Webster Vienna Private University (i.e. Webster's campus in Vienna) especially during the last year. The student will receive the "Diploma Supplement" as part of the Austrian degree which specifies the ECTS credits commonly used in Europe (Bologna Process). ACBSP:Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Webster's Business and Management programs are accredited by ACBSP
- Financial Aid:
- FinancialAid Info:
- Financing your education: There are several options available for financing your studies at Webster Vienna, a private, non-profit university. These include scholarships, sponsorships, U.S. Federal Aid, and others.
- Scholarships Description:
- Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Only applicants who were accepted by the Admissions team for a degree program and have submitted a complete Webster Vienna Scholarship Application will be considered for a scholarship.
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