B. A. Business Administration Finance, Banking and Controlling
Sharing Our Knowledge
We impart a solid, general economic foundation. First, we collaboratively build a business management foundation comprised of various components, such as cost and investment accounting, organization, human resources, and marketing. Afterwards, you’ll possess the necessary competencies to delve deeper into specialized topics in the financial services industry.
Specialized topics include Bank Management, Digital Finance, Sustainable Finance, Organization/IT, and Wealth Management.
In the realm of financial services, we see ourselves as a leading provider of academic programs, primarily since the three-part standard work “Schierenbeck/Lister/Kirmße: Ertragsorientiertes Bankmanagement” is authored by our lecturers.
Start together: This is a week of intensive teamwork and coaching with your fellow students. Here, you’ll learn how we approach learning and the unique aspects of our study program. At the same time, you will meet your fellow-students, professors, and contacts for any study-related inquiries.
In the subsequent Foundation modules, you will learn the basics of business and the prerequisites for entrepreneurial success. Here, you will take five modules in each of the four blocks.
Business administration as a basis – the fundamentals of economic activity: From corporate management to profitability analysis
Business model analyses using advanced quantitative methods and procedures / decisions on investment and divestment in the company
Cost types, cost centers, cost objects / cost accounting systems: partial, full, actual, standard, budgeted cost accounting / target costing / activity-based costing
The leadership aspect in corporate management / Leadership in innovative organizations / Agile organizations / Team-oriented thinking
Marketing mix as a basis / Case studies to deepen innovative marketing approaches in business practice
Management of complex structures in times of globalization and increasing international networks of relationships between companies / International law / Management of diversity and intercultural cooperation
Scrum, agility and minimal viable product / combination of digital technologies / derivation of new business models / innovation management in companies
Modern methods of investment valuation / DCF methods for company valuation / Case studies on investment decisions
Classical finance: forms of financing and financial analysis / Neoclassical finance theory: capital market and portfolio theory / Institutional finance: the principal agent problem
Economics, Politics and Society / Understanding microeconomics and macroeconomics / Being able to apply models and instruments / Analyzing and understanding monetary and currency policy decisions
Statistics & quantitative analysis – Analysis of quantitative data: From decision support models to business forecasting modeling
National and international accounting: HGB financial statements, IAS and IFRS accounting, hedge accounting, impairment and depreciation
Principles of law / Basic knowledge for non-lawyers / Legal case studies / Tax law / Other areas of law relevant to business
Organizational structure and processes / Organizational theory / The situational approach in the organization / Agile organization in the digital world
Motivation theory / Emotion research / Elements of structured planning and control of operational and strategic personnel decisions
Networking and the relationship between organizations and people / Management of networks
zeb.bs student consultancy – students set up a student consultancy in a team and solve real, complex practical problems
What is your focus? What interests you, and could it become your Master’s specialization? You must complete ten modules from the Focus area, but you can choose according to your interests and preferences.
Focus Bank Management
Measuring the profitability and risk of financial transactions / Contribution margin calculations / Market interest rate method 2.0 / ROI analysis / Value at risk / Expected shortfall versus accrual accounting
Business segment-specific profitability strategies / Risk-bearing capacity concepts / Risk-opportunity calculation as the basis for risk capital allocation / Selected risk categories in financial institutions
Focus Wealth Management
Asset investment / Asset transfer / Business area management in wealth management / Advisory practice in wealth management
Definition of investment objectives / types of risk in asset management / Portfolio theory & asset allocation: money market instruments, bonds, equities, alternative investments, hedge funds, private equity, credit funds, ethical investments (education, climate protection, commodities), derivatives, funds, real estate management, real estate investments / Tax aspects: Taxation of income and assets, Internationally oriented asset investment strategies taking into account tax aspects, Taxation of alternative forms of investment (national and international)
Focus on digitization
Automation and digitalization as strong drivers of change – evaluation of alternative digital technologies / examples: RPA, distributed & virtual computing, API & system integration, possibilities of IoT etc.
Focus Treasury Management
Interest rate risk measurement: duration concepts and cash flow revaluation / simulation calculations / active interest book management / passive interest book management / use of derivatives as part of interest rate management / interest rate risk strategies with alternative interest rate structures: optimization of maturity transformation success / optimization of net interest income in the trading and present value balance sheets
Focus on insurance management
Product calculation / Market and strategy / Insurance sales channels / Sales management / Operations: application, contract, claims / Risk management and solvency / Value-oriented corporate management and asset-liability management
Open Banking / Digital Economies / IT Strategy & Digital Transformation / Service & Solution Management / Manage IT / Sourcing & Cloud / IT Compliance & Risk & Security / Financial EAM & Banking Platforms / Data & Process Management / PPM & CPM / Agile Work
Focus on corporate client business
Credit rating of corporate customers / Advisory approaches / Derivative support for corporate customers / Customer segmentation / Turn-around management / Restructuring, liquidation and realization modalities