Reasons Why:
Steep career paths in finance
Among the world’s top 20 finance programs
Excellence in statistics and R
A variety of specializations
Highly diverse student body
“WU is like Hogwarts on a spaceship”

Known for excellent academic programs and a state-of-the-art campus, WU was the first choice for Valeriia from Russia. WU’s combination of a modern ambience and overall innovative spirit with a long tradition of excellent research makes Valeriia think of Hogwarts on a spaceship. 

The master’s program

In the first year, you acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in financial economics, microeconomics, mathematics, statistics, and computing. You will also be trained in using the programming language R by one of its main developers. During the program you will focus particularly on applications in asset management, financial risk management, and advanced statistical data analysis.

In your second year, you specialize. You can choose the Science Track to prepare for an academic career or the Industry Track to train for a career as a quant. You will combine expertise on financial models with computational skills and apply your knowledge in real-world settings in cooperation with our corporate partners.

Program duration
4 semesters
Program type
Full-time degree program
Teaching language
English
ECTS Credits
120
Start of studies
October
Application period
  • 1st Deadline: 08.10.23
  • 2nd Deadline: 08.01.24
  • 3rd Deadline: 08.03.24
  1. Admission

    You’re interested in solving complex quantitative problems and want to start a career in finance? If you like to work in intercultural teams and are not afraid to think outside the box, apply now!

    Please read our guide for applicants and make sure that you meet the admission requirements. Don’t forget to have a look at our admission timeline and note the deadlines.

    Further information on tuition fees can be found here.

  2. Program structure and content
    1. semester 2. semester 3. semester 4. semester
    1. half term 2. half term 1. half term 2. half term 1. half term 2. half term 1. half term 2. half term
    Mathematics Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Microeconomics Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Computing Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Probability Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Principles of Finance Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Statistics 1 Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Corporate Finance Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Financial Markets and Instruments Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Statistics 2 Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Asset/Risk Management I Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Mathematical Finance Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Econometrics Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Statistical and Machine Learning Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Asset/Risk Management II Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Option 1 – Specialization Science Track (Mandatory Courses: Paper Reading and Writing, Research Seminar I & II: Finance or StatMath + Electives: 5) Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered Is offered Is offered
    Option 2 – Specialization Industry Track (Mandatory Courses: Industry Lab + Electives: 5) Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered Is offered Is offered
    Electives Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered Is offered Is offered
    Master Thesis Seminar Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered
    Master Thesis Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered
    1. semester 2. semester 3. semester 4. semester
    1. half term 2. half term 1. half term 2. half term 1. half term 2. half term 1. half term 2. half term
    Mathematics
    Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Microeconomics
    Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Computing
    Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Probability
    Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Principles of Finance
    Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Statistics 1
    Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Corporate Finance
    Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Financial Markets and Instruments
    Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Statistics 2
    Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Asset/Risk Management I
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Mathematical Finance
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Econometrics
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Statistical and Machine Learning
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Asset/Risk Management II
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered
    Option 1 – Specialization Science Track (Mandatory Courses: Paper Reading and Writing, Research Seminar I & II: Finance or StatMath + Electives: 5)
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered Is offered Is offered
    Option 2 – Specialization Industry Track (Mandatory Courses: Industry Lab + Electives: 5)
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered Is offered Is offered
    Electives
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered Is offered Is offered
    Master Thesis Seminar
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered
    Master Thesis
    Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is not offered Is offered Is offered
  3. Master of Science, MSc (WU)

    With a degree in quantitative finance, you will be in high demand in the international financial job market. Our graduates typically work in risk and asset management, banking, and fintech, or make careers in consulting or research.

Make your way

80%
of students have an international background (2019/20)
35%
of students are female
16th out of 204
programs ranked in the QS Masters in Finance Ranking 2024
1
month or less until 1st job after graduation

Living the student life

Experiencing Campus WU

Campus WU is an excellent place to study. Students benefit from the campus’s cutting-edge technology and spectacular architectural setting while enjoying a lively urban space with many restaurants, cafés, and recreational facilities.

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Vienna, where classic meets contemporary

Vienna is known as the world’s most livable city. The second-largest German-speaking city is a pulsating metropolis with a laid-back vibe where tradition and modernity meet and blend into a perfect whole.

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Dragana Pajic, Program Manager
Dragana Pajic
Program Manager

Ask us

Do you have any further questions? As program manager, I’m here to answer any questions or requests you may have, right from the start. To get in touch, please use the online contact form or send an email to qfin@wu.ac.at.

 

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