Finance and Investment

Studying Finance and Investments

Business make investments all the time; be that through launch of a new product line, expansion to a new market or acquiring a new company. These are in addition other classic investments a company might make like selling shares, buying bonds and taking loans.

By studying finance and investment, you will acquire the requisite numerate and analytical skills, financial acumen and industry knowledge needed to offer sound advice to companies. You will help firms make decisions that maximise profits and minimise risks and overheads.

Most courses require you to complete a semester-long internship or project. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in Germany.

Some of the most sought-after universities, colleges and institutes in Germany are:

  • Gisma Business School
  • Berlin School of Business & Innovation
  • European Business School
  • International University Of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH)

Salary and Career Prospects

Finance and investment professionals are hired by IT and tech companies, (Microsoft, Apple), engineering companies (Volkswagen, Airbus, retail and hospitality companies (Marriott, Aldi), banks and financial companies (JP Morgan, Allianz, Deutsche Bank) and the government. Graduates can set up their own practice too.

Some of the roles graduates take up are Investment Associate, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst, Investment Analyst, Accounts Manager and Risk Analyst.

Salaries vary based on job role, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, finance and investment professionals earn around €65,000 year (51 lakhs INR).

Why study in Germany?

Germany is a popular study destination for international students. Some German universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world. The country is popular for its engineering and business courses.

German economy is among the largest in both Europe and the world. The economy is powered mainly by automobile and manufacturing sectors and the country is home to premium brands like Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Frankfurt and Berlin are major business and commerce hubs that host a wide range of multinational companies, including technology companies (Apple, Siemens) and banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC). With its breathtakingly beautiful scenery, iconic monuments and palaces, museum and arts and culture scene, Germany is also a popular tourist destination.

German is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting up to 18 months