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Heidrun Kopp
You have questions about the study program? Contact us! Heidrun Kopp, MBA MA

Head of Program
Sustainable Finance Management


We offer the following formats for the acquisition of Sustainable Finance Management competencies. Depending on the needs and professional background, they are aimed at experienced employees as well as young professionals and reflect the new professional profiles relevant to Sustainable Finance Management.

The modular structure of the program enables practice-oriented, content-related specialization options. The individual completed programs or modules can be credited to other academic programs, provided that the respective admission requirements are met.

Graduates of the MBA in Sustainable Finance Management receive all the professional tools they need to successfully initiate and manage change in their companies. The 3-semester, part-time MBA in Sustainable Finance Management focuses on the transfer of practical know-how and future-oriented management skills in order to achieve sustainable transformation in companies.


  • A fundamental scientific basis for sustainable finance and acquisition of the necessary skills to implement it
  • The tools to build, implement and manage change across the organization
  • A flexible modular structure of the program modules which allows to upgrade to the next level of competencies
  • Being part of a circle of experts for sustainable finance at the European level


Type of degree program

Part-time continuing education program (BB)

Language of instruction

German (partly in English)


MBA, Academic ESG Expert, Certified Program: Start in September 2024

Executive Programs:


All courses take place in modern seminar rooms close to the city center and are supplemented by online formats.



  • Executive Program: € 2,900 for the entire program
  • Certified Program: € 6,900 for the entire program
  • Academic ESG-Expert: € 12,500 for the entire program
  • MBA: € 20,900 for the entire program


  • Discount for FHWien graduates: 10 %
  • Early Bird discount (for acceptance until May 31, 2023 at the latest): 10 %
  • Group discount (for 3 or more participants from the same company or organization): 10 %

Grants & Financing

Here you find an overview of the funding opportunities.


Focus & Qualifications

The MBA in Sustainable Finance Management is designed as a part-time education and training program that combines an academic degree with practical orientation and applicability for day-to-day operations.

The program provides – in addition to a comprehensive professional knowledge – the competencies to successfully transform the concepts of Sustainable Finance Management into any kind of organization. Furthermore, participants are introduced to tools which drive sustainable business models along with skills on how to develop and implement those fairly new strategy concepts. Graduates with the skills they have learned are able to make a significant contribution to the strategic development of organizations.

The modular structure of the programs provides a goal-oriented, focused academic education for different industries, corporate functions and hierarchical levels, and this only within 3 semesters.

Quotes from Experts

Job & Career

Depending on the current needs and starting situation, the Sustainable Finance Management programs are aimed at both experienced employees and career starters and reflect the new professional profiles in Sustainable Finance Management.

Areas of Operations

Sustainable Finance Management affects financial services companies as well as companies in the real economy in the areas of financing, reporting, controlling, treasury, risk management, compliance, legal, marketing, investor relations, communication and sales. Sustainable Finance Management also opens up additional opportunities for advisory services in the field of management consulting.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MBA in Sustainable Finance Management (3 semesters) have all the qualifications needed to work at management level to ensure the sustainable orientation of companies and organizations.

Graduates of the program “Academic ESG Expert in Sustainable Finance Management” (2 semesters) will be able to work as ESG managers in companies.

Graduates of the “Certified Program Sustainable Finance Management” (1 semester) qualify as ESG experts and contact persons in their respective fields.


Admission requirements


  • Completion of a relevant Bachelor’s degree program at a university with at least 180 ECTS credits, OR completion of another relevant degree program with at least the same level of higher education at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution.
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience
  • Participation in the admission procedure

Academic ESG Expert

  • Completion of secondary school or apprenticeship training and, in the case of apprenticeship training, at least two years of relevant professional experience after completion of the apprenticeship training.
  • Participation in the admission procedure

Certified Program und Executive Program Sustainable Finance Management

No admission requirements

Application Process

MBA und Academic ESG Expert

  1. Consultation & Information: Call us or send us an e-mail: Heidrun Kopp (Tel.: 0800 40 00 77-01, E-Mail:!
    Together we will discuss whether the intended study program is right for you and if you meet all entry requirements.
  2. Send your application documents (letter of motivation, CV, proof of completed previous studies) to
  3. Acceptance: no later than 2 weeks after receiving your documents. To secure your place in the program, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible!

Certified Program und Executive Program Sustainable Finance Management

  1. Register at
  2. Personal information and counseling interview optional

Registration for all programs is now open.

Grants & Financing


  • Tax reimbursement: You can write off the tuition fees against your taxes, as long as the continuing education program is relevant or related to your current occupational field. The tax advantage depends on your total income. You could be reimbursed for up to 43.6 % of the tuition fees!
    More information can be found here:
    Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    Johannesgasse 5, 1010 Vienna
    Tel.: 01/514 33-0
    E-mail contact form
  • Tax deductibility for companies:
    Entrepreneurs can deduct continuing education costs as business expenses.
    More information can be found here:
    Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    Johannesgasse 5, 1010 Vienna
    Tel.: 01/514 33-0
    E-mail contact form

Grants in Austria

Grants at the federal state level

Possibility of support of up to 5,000 EUR of tuition fees with the Klima-Winner

Learn about Brain Capital education funds for flexible study financing:

Brain Capital MBA Education Fund

All information is without guarantee. Please be aware that we cannot make any guarantees about grants!


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Advisory Board

In order to keep our programs in Sustainable Finance Management up to date and practice-oriented as well as to ensure the link between business, teaching and research, an advisory board has been established. This honorary steering committee exchanges information on current findings and picks up on relevant developments at an early stage so that they can be integrated into teaching and research.

Members of the advisory board are Ing. Mag. (FH) Michael Heritsch, MSc (CEO FHWien der WKW), Dr. Heidrun Kopp (Head of Program Sustainable Finance Management) as well as eleven external representatives. (not pictured: Dr. Danielle Spera and a representative of the Federal Environment Agency)

Anne Aubrunner

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Tamara Albrecht

© Tamara Albrecht

Klaus Bergsmann

© K. Bergsmann/Claudia Prieler

Anne Aubrunner, MSc MSc

Managing Director FMTG Invest

Mag.a Tamara Albrecht

Independent Management Consultant and Lecturer

Ing. Mag. Klaus Bergsmann

Independent Management Consultant for “Sustainable Solutions

Tanja Dietrich-Hübner


Albin Hahn

© Albin Hahn

Daniela Knieling

© Daniel Willinger Photographie/respACT

Mag.a Tanja Dietrich-Hübner

Head of Sustainability REWE International AG

Mag. Albin Hahn

Management Board of the Manner Private Foundation

Mag. Daniela Knieling

Managing Director respACT and Network Representative Global Compact Network Austria

Adam Lessing

© Adam Lessing

Andrea Reithmayer

© Wilke

Andreas Zakostelsky

© Imre Antal

Dr. Adam Lessing

Member of the Board LGT Bank Austria

Mag.a Andrea Reithmayer

Chairman of the Supervisory Board ÖBB-Holding AG

Mag. Andreas Zakostelsky

General Manager VBV Group

Verena Ehold

© Umweltbundesamt/B. Gröger

Mag.a Verena Ehold

Managing Director