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
  • English knowledge is a requirement for all our programs
    results should be submitted with the application package

 

We recommend the following tests:
  • IELTS: starting from Band,7, 7.5,8, 8.5, 9
  • CAMBRIDGE CERTIFICATE: C1/2 – CAE (Grade “C”), FCE (Grade “A”) BEC Vantage (Grade “A”), BEC Higher (Grade “C”)
  •  TOEFL: minimum score 94 points
    reading min. 22 points, listening min. 22 points, speaking min. 26 points, writing min. 24 points
  • 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.

 

    • certified translation: it has been performed by a professional qualified translator, and accurately reflects the original. Each page must be stamped & signed by the translation provider. Some translation companies also provide a Certifying Letter – look after this – it’s the translation’s legal provenance and may be asked for.
    • Notarized translation may be needed where more serious legal matters hinge on accurate translation, such as evidence in a civil or criminal case. To notarize a translation the translator must personally attend a Public Notary’s offices, where they will swear before the Notary that they are a professionally qualified translator and that the translation is to the best of their knowledge accurate. The Notary will stamp and authorize the translation. You will need to ask for a duplicate, as a replacement will have to be re-notarized and therefore the same cost will be involved. Notarized documents incur additional legal costs and are often charged per document.
    •  Legalised translation may be required for court or civil cases outside the UK. Bureaucracy can extend significantly lead times for legalized translation, so be prepared to allow enough time. Costs vary depending on the country it is for, but we try to minimize these for you. The most common of these processes is apostilling under the Hague Convention

 

  • Avoid sending each document individually!
    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.
  • The LBS reserves the right to request GMAT exams from Master applicants.
Key Facts:

Full-time

2 semesters, 120 ECTS

Simulations

Master of Arts

Language: English

List of courses per semester
Modules
Faculty
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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