Universität Wien FIND

040095 KU Investment Banking (MA) (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Please note that the Investment Banking course is preferably reserved for students of the Master's degree programme "Banking and Finance", as the course is a compulsory subject in this programme.
Students from other Master´s degree programmes will be placed on the waiting list and can only participate in the course if course places become available.


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The course will be held digitally via Zoom due to Covid19 security measures. The lecture hall is only booked for the purpose of streaming by the course instructor. A detailed course description and the link to purchase the case studies will be emailed to your U:account after the registration period has closed.

Update 10 March 2021: In case you are looking for other students to team up with for the group case studies, you can use the Moodle forum to find other participants: https://moodle.univie.ac.at/course/view.php?id=229400

Freitag 16.04. 13:15 - 21:30 Digital
Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Samstag 17.04. 08:00 - 20:00 Digital
Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Montag 19.04. 18:30 - 21:30 Digital
Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung


The aim of the course Investment Banking is to provide insights into selected strategies and / or transactional situations as well as about the industry in general. Among the subjects covered are:
- Initial Public Offering
- Fixed Income Offering
- Restructuring
- Mergers & Acquisitions

Learning approach and learning outcomes

The lecture is taught using an interactive approach, combining lecture, presentations as well as case studies. Prior to the sessions, students are required to submit mandatory hand-ins, which will be explained in further detail below.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss trends affecting the investment banking industry and assess implication
- Understand major investment banking products and services
- Explain how the investment industry and the capital markets interact
- Understand internal procedures and decision making to deliver such products and services
- Appreciate the various dimensions of the client interface
- Describe dimensions of performance and risk
- Describe the impact of financial innovation, advances in technology, and changes in regulations has had on the structure and dynamics of the investment banking industry

Course description

The course will provide an overview about typical transaction-related situations in the investment banking industry. Thereby you will either assume the perspective of a bank or a bank's client: We will discuss transactions in the areas of - among others - equity and debt capital markets, M&A, and restructuring all with a focus on the case study format.
!!! Please note that the case studies used in the course have to be purchased by students on the website of Harvard Business School Publishing. !!!

• You may familiarize yourself with literature / readings about the principles of Bank Management. Basically, feel free to select any literature which suits you. Good references in this context are general Corporate Finance-related books (e.g. great is: Damodaran) or such as Liaw / The Business of Investment Banking.
• A summary of relevant concepts you also find on my website: http://christianschopper.com/on-finance/
• Please note and be mindful of the intensity of the Course: You may assume that the preparation of the respective case studies for the Mandatory Hand-Ins will realistically require anything from 20-30 hours, depending upon how familiar you are with the case study method.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participation and grading

Full and timely involvement by actively participating in class as well as the delivery of the mandatory hand-ins will be graded.

Mandatory submissions (Hand-ins)

The mandatory hand-ins should enable students to profit as much as possible from the course by aiding their preparation for class and deepening their understanding of the content. The hand-ins are also the basis for a brief in-class presentation. Please refer to the course materials for the specific structural and organisational requirements of the hand-ins.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grading will be dependent upon the quality of your professional preparation, active participation and contribution in class room, as well as the quality and timely delivery of your Mandatory Hand-Ins and Home Assignment. - You can receive a maximum of 100 points, whereby the eventual grades will be as folIows:

Points / Grade
0-49 / 5
50-63 / 4
64-77 / 3
77-90 / 2
90-100 / 1

You can achieve for each of the following criteria the following maximum of points:
• Quality of class room participation & Interim Tests 30 points
• Mandatory Hand-Ins (incl. class room presentations) 70 points


see course description above


see course description above

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 03.05.2021 11:07