Application process

On the 21th of September (Friday) from 3pm-5pm at the Campus of the Vienna University of Economics (WU) in the room D3.0.225 there will be an information event for students, who are interested in the program.

This year the program offers two application periods in June and September. The first deadline for the 16th class was June, 17th. The second deadline will be September, 23rd.

We invite all interested students of Vienna University of Economics (WU), either in the Bachelors programme with a specialization in finance or at the beginning of a compatible Masters programme, as well as PhD students and students at University of Vienna or Technische Universität Vienna with specializations in finance or related subjects, to apply for the unique opportunity to join the Portfolio Management Program (PMP).

We are looking for qualified and motivated students with an academic background in finance who are willing to invest parts of their spare time to experience the world of asset management together with a team of other motivated students.

Besides the technical qualification we are looking for proactive students who are willing to bear the responsibility of managing a real world portfolio, since the future success of the program depends as well on the performance of the portfolios.

The participation in the program lasts for two years. In the first year the students are engaged as analysts supporting the students who are in their second year, who are actually managing the portfolio. This structure ensures that incoming students acquire the necessary skills to manage the portfolio in their second year as well as it stimulates the exchange of knowledge between the students.


We expect from the participants:

  • Participation at weekly meetings, expert talks and presentations
  • Preparation of research reports of analysed asset classes and strategies
  • Participation in special trainings (Bloomberg, FactSet,…)
  • Ongoing market research and supervision of the portfolio


Application process:

To apply for the 16th class of the Portfolio Management Program please send us a motivation letter, CV and your transcripts either in English or German via E-mail (as a pdf-document) within the application period.

The official start of the program is in October 2018.


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