In September 2018, a new Master programme in Economic and Financial Communications will begin at St. Pölten UAS, subject to the required approval. Monika Kovarova-Simecek, who has already headed the study programme development team, will take over the management of the course. The interdisciplinary study trains experts in areas such as investor relations, financial reporting & controlling as well as data- and financial-journalism. The programme is characterised by strong practical relevance, intensive cooperation with companies, digital orientation, a high proportion of English-language courses and the conveyance of high-level analysis and research skills.
"The new Master programme in Economic and Financial Communications trains experts who have skills both in finance and communications. In addition to economic and financial-market expertise as well as communications and media literacy, the study programme provides legal and technological knowledge, which is essential in an age of digitalisation and increasing importance of financial technologies", explained Monika Kovarova-Simecek.
Experience in practice and research
Monika Kovarova-Simecek has been a Lecturer since 2013 in the Department of Media and Economics at St. Pölten UAS. Previously, after completing her education as a business economist, she worked as finance director at the Ketchum Publico Agency, as manager of the controlling department at the Institute for Financial Management of the FHWien der WKW (Vienna University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication) as well as a specialist editor for the professional journal CFOaktuell. In addition, she was a speaker and lecturer in numerous universities at home and abroad. Her areas of research include financial literacy, online communications in investor relations and digital financial reporting.