Lauder Business School

Strategic Finance and Business Analytics

  • MA
  • English
  • 4 Semester
  • Vienna, Austria
  • 20 Places
from 10.01.2022

The Strategic Finance and Business Analytics master program at Lauder Business School (LBS) combines contemporary knowledge in the field of international finance and corporate strategy with the latest trends in business analysis/analytics. This innovative program is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the financial sector as well as the appropriate financial management of corporations in the non-financial industry.

Moreover, we will equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills. You will able to conduct applied research projects and engage in empirical investigations under the umbrella of several courses. At the same time, recent megatrends such as the internet of things, a green and sustainable mindset and FinTechs also have a key and active role throughout the study program. You will learn to be a data-driven deal-maker and financial professional who understands business processes, management and strategy in leading finance institutions, corporations, consulting and auditing companies.

At LBS, emphasis is placed on the practical, hands-on side of education. By joining simulation exercises, real-life project work and industry-related research, you will be prepared to creatively and efficiently tackle business challenges. With our unique mix of on-campus classes (app. 15h/week) and online sessions you will be able to combine your further education with part-time work. In addition, we recommend continuous work experience and encourage it by possible accreditation/recognition of some courses.

Our students get the chance to study both the global economy and international business by merging the best that the American business educational system has to offer with the finest European business tradition.

Your Benefits

  • Access to financial data sources – Bloomberg
  • Learn to use the statistical software package R
  • Learn Python and SQL for in-depth financial and AI data analytics
  • Learn to use SAP & receive a certificate
  • Get IPMA-D certificate at a 50% discount
  • Get prepared for and obtain the Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) certificate
  • Prepare for and take the BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
  • Student Consultancy Project with a partner company
  • Banking Simulation
  • Real-world practitioners as lecturers
  • Harvard MOC classes
  • Interactive & international study environment
  • Group work & project-based learning
  • Work part-time & accredit some courses

Snapshot of Courses:

  • Asset Management Simulation
  • FinTechs, Data Science and Digital Trends
  • Process Management & SAP
  • Investement Banking
  • Python and SQL for Finance and AI
  • Quantitative Data Analysis - R
  • Business Analysis and Business Modelling


Application mode:

Admission procedure:
Online application -> Upload of Documents -> Case Study -> Interview

Start of studies:
September 29, 2022

Tuition fee:
EU students: €726,72 per year; non-EU students: €1.453,44 per year

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