Elite Network: Finance and Information Management

Finance and Information Management

The Elite Graduate Program “Finance and In­formation Manage­ment” (FIM) offers motivat­ed stu­dents numerous unique ad­vantages that ena­ble them not only to suc­cessfully master the inno­vative and chal­lenging study program, but also to pre­pare for careers in leader­ship posi­tions in business, science and poli­tics.

The Elite Graduate Program at a glance

DegreeMaster of Science
Duration of studyFour to five semesters
Place of studyAugsburg, Munich, Bayreuth
Admission requirementsBachelor’s degree in economics, mathematical economics, engineering economics, business informatics, applied informatics or related disciplines
Language of instructionGerman, English
HeadProf. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl
Prof. Dr. Rudi Zagst
CoordinatorJakob Ahlrichs
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Further informationWebsite Finance and Information Management

Interdisciplinary – International – Individual

The Universi­ty of Augs­burg, the Technical Universi­ty of Munich and the Universi­ty of Bayreuth have co­operated closely with col­leagues from business mathe­matics, econom­ics and (business) informat­ics to design the Elite Graduate Program "Finance and In­formation Manage­ment" (FIM). The four-semester program aims at students of eco­nomics, (business) mathe­matics, industrial engineer­ing, busi­ness in­format­ics, ap­plied computer science and simi­lar sub­jects who are about to gradu­ate with a bachelor's de­gree.

Through the com­bination of aca­demic excel­lence in the areas of fi­nance and in­formation manage­ment with soft skills courses, inter­dis­ciplinary and in­terna­tional network­ing,“Finance and Infor­mation Manage­ment" provides talented and mo­tivated students with in­tensive and indi­vidual support, enabling them to pursue a consider­ably more in-depth, in­terna­tional, rapid and cross-linked course of study.

Portrait photo: Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl

FIM is designed as a centre of ideas, innovation and strategies which enables talented students to prepare for taking on responsibility in executive functions.

Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Buhl

The study program of "Finance and Information Management" helps students preparing for future management tasks in business, science and politics.

Snippets of the program

Social FIM

Beyond the coursework of the FIM program, all students are involved in social working groups.

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The Gumbel WG in its exhibition

 FIM has maintained the top rank

For the fifth consecutive time, the Elite Graduate Program “Finance & Information Management” (FIM) has maintained the top rank in the nationwide CHE Master-Ranking. 

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graphic listing of years

Snippets of the research

Proactive Services

In her doctoral thesis Annette Wenninger's focuses on topics related to omnichannel management and proactive services in the B2C sector.


In his master thesis Philipp Ollig deals with organizational reliability and agility.

Solving problems together

In his research master thesis Oliver Meindl deals with the collective solution finding of complex problems on online platforms