We offer a demanding degree program in the areas of Finance, Accounting & Taxation, which is in line with the requirements of the international economy. The majority of our teaching staff have a background in business and many years of experience, guaranteeing our students a practically relevant degree program. The content of study programs are based on international standards and requirements from the business world.
Students work in small groups, are supervised individually and benefit from lean administration.
The degree program in Finance, Accounting & Taxation is offered in a full-time format or in a part-time format. Our part-time degree programs give students the chance to study and have a career at the same time, as classes are held in the evenings and sometimes at the weekend.
- Economic and legal basics
- Project management and business simulation
- Analytical and methodological skills
- Specializations (financial markets, tax law, auditing or controlling)
Type of degree program
Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT)
Teaching four to five days per week in this time frame:
- Part-time: 18:30 – 21:45 (occasionally during the day, blocked or at the weekend)
- Full-time: 8:00 – 18:30 (occasionally blocked, in the evening or at the weekend)
Language of instruction
German (single modules in English)
Study abroad semester
PT: optional or Summer Session
Study-abroad semester or summer session possible at our partner universities in Europe, USA and Asia
In the 5th and 6th semester. Possibility of transfer credits for working students
Start of degree program
Always at the beginning of the winter semester in September
Place of study
wko campus wien, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna
(U6 metro station Währinger Straße/Volksoper)
Focus & Qualifications
Major fields of study
- Semester 1 and 2: The basics of business administration and law, business English and analytical methods are taught
- Semester 3 and 4: Detailed courses about internal and external accounting, taxation, business controlling and the financial sector
- Semester 5 and 6: The gained knowledge is put into practice and students decide on their specialization.
The last stage of the degree program serves to put gained knowledge into practice and to specialize. Four electives (financial markets, business controlling, auditing and tax consultancy) are offered and students may choose two of them.
Developing social and personal skills makes up a significant part of the degree program. These skills are developed in seminars, with topics such as project management or presentation techniques.
Know more – do more
The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.
What is a module?
A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.
How does it help students?
Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.
Job & Career
The Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting & Taxation is a program offered at an extremely high professional level, which enables its graduates to solve complex problems relating to their career field.
Areas of application for graduates are:
- International corporations
- Large or middle-sized Austrian companies
- Tax advising companies and auditing companies
The Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting & Taxation is highly regarded by businesses, in particular due to its teaching of a unique combination of solid, professional know-how and personal skills. This is reflected in our longstanding cooperation with partners such as Deloitte and EY.
Having completed the Bachelor’s degree program in Finance, Accounting & Taxation, the following career fields are available to you:
Operative and strategic business controlling, budgeting, business planning
Corporate finance, emissions, treasury, cash management, investment management
Stock exchange trading, securities management, risk management financial engineering
Accounting and balancing, cost accounting, international accounting (US-GAAP, IAS/IFRS), investor relations
Auditing and tax services
Auditing, tax advising
Process management, cost management, company valuation, strategy consulting
Curious about our study program? Inform yourself about the requirements and the admissions procedure at FHWien der WKW.
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Through this Master’s program, you will acquire professional and personal skills that will distinguish you as an executive in Financial Management & Controlling and, after successfully completing your studies, will provide you with exciting career prospects in leading positions.