Banking, Finance and Compliance

The Banking, Finance and Compliance Program at Lauder Business School combines contemporary knowledge and concepts in the field of international banking and finance with the relevant topics of law and policy as well as the tools and techniques of compliance management. The drastic changes to the regulative frameworks within which international organizations operate (Basel III, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Corporate Governance codes, valuation and accounting regulations, etc.) mean that contemporary business professionals need a new and very special profile.

Professionals in the finance sectors must become critical thinkers, dealmakers and investors as well as understand management in leading financial institutions and companies. Students will acquire expert knowledge in the fields of banking and finance and in managing institutions within this industry, in consulting and in auditing organizations in terms of compliance with a complex framework of regulations.


The LBS combines American and European educational methods and is connected to the Harvard MOC (Microeconomics of Competitiveness) Network, which includes more than 100 major business schools from 65 different countries.

Admission requirements

The prerequisite for admission to a FH masters degree program (cf. section 4, sub-section 4 FHStG, as amended) is a

  • completed FH bachelor degree program in the same field of at least 180 ECTS
  • or a completed equivalent program at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary education institution. This must be an education institution offering programmes that last at least six semesters, which require the general matriculation standard pursuant to this federal statute for admission, and known as a post-secondary education institution pursuant to the legislation of the country where it is located.
  • Adequate command of English

In the case of Bachelor’s programs not regulated by accreditation, the director of studies of the degree program or the Council will decide whether the other program fulfills the relevant admission requirement. Information about which bachelors or post-secondary programs qualify as relevant admission requirement for certain FH masters degree programs is available from administrators or the director of studies.

Things to consider in the application

As you are applying for an international school, bear in mind that

  • we do require a proof of English for all of our programs.
    You can submit a TOEFL, an IELTS or a Cambridge Certificate
    results should be submitted with the application package


  • all application documents have to be submitted in original and translation, if the documentation has not been issued bilingual or in English or in German.
    e.g. birth certificates, school leaving certificates, Bachelor diplomas, reference letters if not written in English/German.


  • only complete applications can be considered, exception are made with High school diplomas or Bachelor diplomas – they can be submitted once the applicant has received it. Avoid sending each document individually!
Key Features:

– Full-time course of study
– 4 semesters
– 120 ECTS
– Academic degree: Master of Arts in Business
– Language of instruction: English

List of courses per semester
Completed Master Theses
Academic calendar

The academic calendar is binding and includes important dates such as the start and the end of the academic year, and of the semesters, holidays and breaks, respectively.

Be aware that the schedule (rescheduling of the classes) is subject to change.

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