Central Bankingwith integrated professional training, dual system
Bachelor of Science
Standard period of study (amount)
Overview and admission
Summer and Winter Semester
Area of study
Banking Supervision, Securities and Insurance Supervision, Case Studies on Financial Supervision, Business Administration, Corporate Finance, Human Resource Management, Banking Industry and Credit System, Bank Management, Risk Management, Economics (Monetary Policy, Financial Stability and International Economics), Payments and Financial Market Infrastructure, Fundamentals of the Legal System (GG,BGB,HGB), Corporate Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Human Resources and Contract Management, Financial Mathematics, Statistics, Analysis of Annual Financial Statements and Financial Instruments, Methods: Quantitative Methods, Advanced Analytics, Financial Econometrics, IT, Process/Project Management, Digital Transformation, Case Studies
At the Hochschule der Bundesbank in Hachenburg (Westerwald), students acquire an extensive knowledge of Economics and Law, with specialisations in Banking, Financial Systems and Monetary Policy. In the practical modules, they work in different fields within a central bank and therefore put their theoretical knowledge to direct use in the head office, central administration buildings, and subsidiaries. Throughout the 3 years of study, they receive trainee stipends, which are increased to include a special supplement if the student has banking experience. The accredited sandwich course that focuses on business administration starts on 1 October or 1 April and lasts 3 years. Theoretical and practical phases are alternated and are closely interlinked. The theoretical subjects are taught at the university over a total of 22 months in blocks of approx. 6 months each. The practical studies that last several weeks at a time are spent in subsidiaries, central administration buildings and the headquarters of the Bundesbank in Frankfurt. In certain circumstances, students also have the opportunity to independently arrange and complete a 5 to 7-week placement outside the Bundesbank, either in Germany or another European country. This includes institutions such as a foreign central bank, a supervisory body or an international organisation. Upon successful completion of the degree, the academic degree of Bachelor of Science is awarded. Graduates also receive a professional qualification for executive banking.
- (Subject-) higher education entrance qualification or another higher education entrance qualification - Good ability to articulate views in writing and verbally - Good knowledge of German and mathematics - Advanced command of English, proven by an English test within our selection procedure - Strong analytical skills, proven by an aptitude test for intellectual performance within our selection procedure - Nationality according to art. 7 of the Federal Civil Servants Act (due to civil service on revocation) - National mobility In addition to the requirements stated in the advertisement and the successful completion of the selection procedure, the admission requirements of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act must also be fulfilled.
Winter semester (2016/2017)
Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants
Throughout the three years of the degree course, students receive a salary (stipends), which is increased by a special supplement if they have commercial training. There are no tuition fees.
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