Career Prospects

Career Prospects

This world-class postgraduate program will guide you through management as well as financial and insurance skills enabling you to perform at the top of the international trade, finance and insurance industry.

The Offenburg University MBA takes 18 months to complete and will prepare you for senior roles that have major responsibility, accelerating your progress towards well-paid positions of leadership.

The program provides a unique combination of the latest academic research, practical application and a broad variety of topics. Participants will learn from leading finance and insurance practitioners as well as renowned academics how to put academic thinking and business strategies into professional practice.


Who Should Study for this MBA

This program is suitable for corporate practitioners looking for an in-depth and practical understanding of finance, risk management and insurance. It is aimed at individuals working within Trade & Export Finance Banks, private Credit and Political Risk Insurance Underwriters and Brokers, Export Credit Agencies and Development Finance Institutions, Governments, Law Firms, as well as Corporate Exporters.


Our Students

Ashin Shretsh, Finance Manager

“It was great to study at one of the leading Business Schools in Germany. Our cohort was an amazing mix with students from different academic backgrounds, industry sectors and numerous countries.“


Subhashree Sibani Sa Sahoo, Business Process Consultant

“I love Offenburg University! The lecturers, the campus and the Black Forest were absolutely fantastic. Studying at Offenburg has given me access to cutting-edge research and practitioner-oriented thinking.”


Florian Gantert, Treasury Analyst

“I think that one of Offenburg’s strongest points is the unique combination of expertise in finance, risk management and insurance. The professors have a unique global network with governments and the industry which is really impressive.”



Competency Matrix

Professsional/Technical Skills and Qualifications

Graduates of the MBA in Finance, Risk and Insurance will have...

FK1: … an in-depth knowledge about the global economic environment and international financial markets, as well as the international business context in which corporates and governments operate.
FK2: … fundamental knowledge of the theory and practice of strategic management, innovation cycles, the diffusion of new ideas and the management of organisational innovation including the transformational role of the digital economy.
FK3: … a strong ability at conceptual level to understand and interpret business models and risk profiles of firms, examine financial statements, and understand the principles and implications of different financial systems.
FK4: … the expertise to cope with the rising complexity of macroeconomic risk, corporate risk management and compliance, as well as key concepts of international rules and regulations in a trade and finance context.
FK5: …the enhanced ability to deal with complex topics and challenges related to financial transactions, to assess relevant political and financial factors, as well as manage credit and claims portfolios.


Multidisciplinary Skills and Qualifications

Graduates of the MBA in Finance, Risk and Insurance will have...

ÜK1: … cognitive skills of critical thinking, sound analysis and synthesis, including the capability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, detect false logic or reasoning, and identify implicit values.
ÜK2: … the ability to create, evaluate and assess a range of options in order to apply effective problem solving and decision making using quantitative and qualitative methods.
ÜK3: … skills to apply effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour, motivation, individual initiative, and entrepreneurial attitude.
ÜK4: … the attitude and self-confidence to perform within a challenging team environment, including leadership, team building and influencing.
ÜK5: … improved interpersonal skills of effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation as well as successful project management.

Competency Matrix for MBA Finance, Risk and Insurance

Module Professsional/Technical Skills and Qualifications Multidisciplinary Skills and Qualifications
FRI-01 FK1, FK3, FK4 ÜK1, ÜK2, ÜK5
FRI-02 FK2, FK3, FK5 ÜK1, ÜK3, ÜK5
FRI-03 FK3, FK4, FK5 ÜK1, ÜK2, ÜK3
FRI-04 FK1, FK3, FK4 ÜK1, ÜK2, ÜK3
FRI-05 FK1, FK4, FK5 ÜK1, ÜK2, ÜK3
FRI-06 FK1, FK3, FK4 ÜK2, ÜK4, ÜK5
FRI-07 FK1, FK3, FK5 ÜK1, ÜK2, ÜK4
FRI-08 FK1, FK2, FK5 ÜK1, ÜK2, ÜK3, ÜK4, ÜK5
FRI-11 FK1, FK2, FK4 ÜK1, ÜK2, ÜK3, ÜK4, ÜK5