M.Sc. Business Management
in Digital Finance
Accredited by FIBAA, the international association of business schools, standing for the high quality of our internationally recognized, part-time Master degree.
Future proof skills
During your studies, we strengthen the future skills proclaimed by the World Economic Forum 2023: analytical thinking, creativity, agility and motivation.
Sustainable Development Goals
The curriculum content is based on the global sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda.
Build the Future of Finance
Leading in Digital Finance
Digital technologies are conquering the world, becoming a central success factor in the finance sector. Banks are likely to benefit from generative AI more than any other industry.
The rapid acquisition and analysis of data are leading to profound changes. Routine tasks are becoming obsolete. Efficient bank management as a cloud service, robotics, or artificial intelligence are integral elements of new technology on which the digital transformation of the financial world is based. Cyber risks are constantly increasing.
zeb, as a leading financial consultancy in Europe, has developed strategies for digital transformation in many consulting mandates for small and large financial institutions. The zeb.business school combines this immense experience curve with scientific methods and instruments. The zeb.business school combines this immense curve of experience with scientific methods and tools. This synergy creates an innovative teaching approach for Digital Finance, deeply grounded in theory while maximizing practical relevance.
What to expect
You will learn to successfully co-shape the digital transformation in your financial institution, becoming an indispensable leader in this process. We will show you how to convert the complex analytical models of the digital world into comprehensible information and actionable recommendations.
Start at any time on your preferred date
Münster, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Vienna and Zurich or Online
Costs & Fees
24 months € 18,900
incl. of all examination fees
18 months € 15,400
(with recognition of 30 CP)
12 months € 11,900
(with recognition of 60 CP)
24 month, part-time, but it can be extended up to four years without additional costs (and with additional costs beyond that).
The 24 month Master comprises 120 CP.
Recognitions of up to 60 CP can shorten the study duration to as little as one year.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Flexible course of studies
You can individually combine the elements of your studies according to your schedule.
For example, if a presence session for a module does not fit into your schedule, you can take it in the following semester.
You can participate via online streaming if you cannot attend the events in person. In compliance with GDPR rules, all presence sessions are transmitted and recorded via video meetings.
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The Focus Modules correspond to your specialization, giving you the crucial competencies and knowledge advantage in Digital Finance.
Additionally, we offer the option to choose and exchange Focus Modules from our other Master’s specializations.
Digital Automation (Robotic Process Automations / IFTTT /End2End Automation) / Digital IT Architecture in Banks (Architecture Concepts / API & System Integration / New IT Service Operation) / Distributed & Virtual Computing (Cloud / Fog & Edge Computing / IoT Industry 4.0 / Distrib. Ledger Blockchain)
Cognition & Analytics (AI / Deep Learning / Smart Data Analysis /Predictive Anaysis)
Digital market models (platform economy / networks) / Digital business models (digital competition / D2C & digital products / bigtechs & fintechs) / Digital customer strategies (digital onboarding / customer focus / customer xperience / hybrid / smart services) / Digital marketing strategies (SEO / SEM / omni-channel marketing / digital branding)
Digital paradigms (digital ecosystems / digital transformation) / digital thinking (design thinking / disruptive thinking / lateral thinking) / digital corporate culture (innovation culture / agility culture / innovation culture) / digital risk culture (risk culture / MARisk / IT culture)
New Work (Digital Leadership / Network Organization / Agile Organization) / Innovation Management (Innovation Strategies / Innovation Organizations / Innovation Controlling) Agility Management (Agile PM SCRUM Kanban / Network / Agile Organization) / Digital T.O.M. (Compliance Cybersecurity BAIT / Infrastructure Management / Process Automation)
Unternehmen können ein eigenes Modul entwickeln und dessen Inhalte vorgeben. Das Modul kann einem geschlossenen Teilnehmerkreis oder offen für alle Studierenden angeboten werden.
Außerdem entwickeln wir jedes Jahr ausgehend von aktuellen Megatrends der Branche ein brandaktuelles neues Modul – bleib am Puls der Zeit und besuche die Corporate University als Teil deines Masterstudiums.
The Core Modules are compulsory. They form the business management foundation for your specialization.
Overview of economic research directions, methods, concepts and ideas for conducting independent research at university level
Understand microeconomics and macroeconomics / be able to apply models and instruments / analyze and understand monetary and currency policy decisions
Project management styles & consulting-innovative methods and key success factors for managing projects
Strategic Management / Entrepreneurship: Development of individual business cases from vision to strategy to foundation. Methods: Scrum, business model canvas, minimum viable product
Statistics & Data Analytics Basics:
Understanding and applying basics in empirical data analysis & interface to AI / scale levels, regression methods, cluster analyses
Statistics & Data Analytics advanced:
Understand and apply modern advanced methods of AI-based data analysis from planning to interpretation. Basics for the implementation in R and Python / independent coding
Scientific Modeling & Econometrics:
Insights into the scientific modeling of complex interrelationships and normative knowledge acquisition
zeb.bs student consultancy: You set up a (student) consultancy in a team and solve real, complex practical problems
Trends in finance, banking & controlling and the resulting implications for the management of financial service providers, wealth managers, ORG/IT structures and the digital transformation in the financial sector
Balancing studies, work, family, and leisure can be challenging for part-time students.
We have given much thought to how we can support, motivate, and nurture you during this challenging phase.