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Banking Award

Sparkasse Kufstein, in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol, announces the Banking Award for the first time. The prize is aimed at students of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, who are writing their Bachelor's and/or Master's thesis in the field of banking & finance.

Submission conditions

Only those Bachelor's and Master's theses can be submitted or considered for the Banking Award which have been submitted for assessment in the last calendar year by 30 September 2022 at the latest and have been assessed with the grade Very good or Good.

The topics must be related to banking & finance in the broadest sense.

Possible topics are:

•    Recent developments in banking, including marketing, customer communication, human resources management, sales and digitalisation.
•    Financing of SMEs incl. the advance of modern financing instruments
•    (Credit) risk management at credit institutions and companies
•    Money and capital market (instruments) incl. commodities and currencies
•    Management accounting for SMEs
•    Family businesses (e.g. business succession, digitalisation, internationalisation, etc.)

This is not to be regarded as an exhaustive list. Of course, other topics can also be submitted that are demonstrably related to Banking & Finance (this must be justified in the submission). The jury will decide whether this condition is met.

Submission deadline: 30.09.2022

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Prize money

The prize money is divided between the two categories of bachelor's and master's theses.

Bachelor's theses

  • 1st place: EUR 400.- 
  • 2nd place: EUR 300.-
  • 3rd place: EUR 100.- 

Master's theses

  • 1st place: EUR 600.- 
  • 2nd place: EUR 400.-
  • 3rd place: EUR 200.- 

Submission

Please submit all documents as pdf. files by e-mail. Please note that only applications with complete documents can be considered for further evaluation:

  • Copy of the Bachelor's or Master's thesis
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant student (please include a picture)
  • Short summary of the thesis - please use the following template:

Contact: banking-award@fh-kufstein.ac.at

Evaluation & jury

All submitted works will be reviewed by a jury of experts consisting of four members of the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol and the Sparkasse Kufstein and evaluated according to a standardised scheme. The participants will then be informed of the results.

Prof. (FH) Dr. Kristina Kampfer
Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol
Stv. Studiengangsleiterin im Bachelorstudiengang Unternehmensführung

Prof. (FH) Dr. Dr. Mario Situm, MBA
Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol
Studiengangsleiter im Bachelorstudiengang Unternehmensführung und im Masterstudiengang Corporate Transformation Management

Dir. Mag. Reinhard Waltl
Sparkasse Kufstein
Vorstandsdirektor

  • Curriculum vitae

Mag. (FH) Hannes Widmann, MSc.
Sparkasse Kufstein
Abteilungsleiter Marketing und Personalentwicklung

Further information

Confirmation of participation & certificate

All participants will receive a certificate of participation. Students who finish in the top three places will also receive a certificate of participation showing the placement they have achieved.

Award ceremony

The official presentation of the participation certificates and cash prizes to the winners will take place in October 2022. The exact date will be announced separately.

Contact

Situm Mario
Prof. (FH) DDr. Mario Situm, MBA
Director of Studies Business Management
+43 5372 71819 147
Mario.Situmfh-kufstein.ac.at
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