Boost Your Finance Career - Master Treasury and Investment
At the heart of every well-functioning organisation is a team responsible for keeping track of its funds and managing investments. This role requires an in-depth understanding of various aspects of financial markets and instruments, corporate finance, risk management, cash management and general business strategy. Treasury and Investment combines these fields of finance to manage the overall wellbeing of an organisation.
Since the global financial crisis, an increasingly volatile economic environment combined with large overhauls of regulations and procedures has led to the rise of importance of the treasury function. These rapid changes require a greater focus on cash and working capital management, identification and management of risks, financing and identifying strategies to create value from the surplus cash and to enable future growth. The Treasury and Investment specialisation addresses the need for highly skilled professionals in these fields by delivering a comprehensive set of skills and applied knowledge required for a successful career in international treasury management, investment analysis and financial consultancy.
Treasury and Investment specialisation is offered within the Business Consultancy International (BCi) programme, which is taught exclusively in English.
For the complete list of courses see our curriculum.
Why BCi Treasury and Investment?
Unique Combination of Finance, Investment and Consultancy
Cash and liquidity management
Evaluating investment opportunities
Financial planning and forecasting
Evaluating funding alternatives
Analysing financial statements
Issuing investment recommendations
Treasury and risk management
Processes and structures
Asset allocation and wealth management
Governance and compliance
Accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers
The BCi Master specialisation in Treasury and Investment is accredited for the professional qualifications awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), the world’s leading chartered professional body for treasurers. The accreditation confirms the quality of our programme, its high practical relevance and alignment with global industry standards. It also enables our students to get a professional certificate together with their master’s degree.
All students graduating from the specialisation can gain the ACT’s professional qualifications - Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals and Certificate in Treasury (upon the payment of an exemption fee). They will also be exempt from one of four units for the Diploma in Treasury Management certificate. ACT certificates in treasury are recognised internationally, highly valued by potential employers and often required for treasury roles. The qualifications will improve your career prospects and increase your earning potential right after graduation.
We are the first and at the moment the only university in continental Europe with such an accreditation.
To learn more about the exemptions, visit the ACT’s website or contact the Finance Department.
Great Career Prospects
In the EU, careers as business professionals in the financial services sector rank in the top 10 based on employment growth (Eurofound 2014). Since our first graduating class in 2007, we have seen our graduates excel quickly in their careers both in Austria and across the globe.
See our career opportunities page to find out more.
Treasury Analyst at Medtronic, The Netherlands
As a Treasury and Investment student you will have the chance to participate in various extra-curricular activities and competitions to help advance your skillsets and networks. Examples of competitions in which our students participated in the past include the Directa University Trading Challenge, in which students are given the chance to open a real trading account and attempt to make real returns, or the CFA Research Challenge - a global competition in which students research a publicly traded company and present their findings together with investment recommendations in an equity research report.
The Investment Society offers you the opportunity to network with other students, alumni and finance professionals to get you better prepared for a successful career in finance.
Upon the successful completion of the programme you should be able to:
- analyse and interpret financial information and develop appropriate strategies
- determine the value of financial assets and make investment recommendations
- evaluate risk and develop appropriate risk management strategies
- express complex financial information and concepts in a clear and concise way in speaking and writing
- use finance and investment knowledge to advise clients on a wide range of finance and investment problems in order to improve their performance and help them grow.
|Head of Finance Department|
Dr. Kinga Niemczak CertT
P: +43 (0) 2622 / 89 084 - 404
F: +43 (0) 2622 / 89 084 - 99