20. November 2017



Successful Career Path with MSc International Financial Management: Ana-Maria Wall (KPMG AG)

Successful Career Path with MSc International Financial Management: Ana-Maria Wall (KPMG AG)

by Prof. Dr. Imke Keimer, Co-Head of MSc International Financial Management, Prof. Dr. Stefan Hunziker, Co-Head of MSc International Financial Management and Marcel Greimel, Master’s Assistant at the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ


Ana-Maria Wall, a graduate of MSc International Financial Management from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, works for KPMG AG in Zurich. We had the chance to talk with her about her current role at KPMG AG and how the MSc IFM prepared her for her career.


What’s your current job at KMPG AG?
Consultant Assurance Technology Group / Internal Auditor

Which tasks do you perform in this function?
Consult in external and internal audits as well as risk advisory projects covering ERP system landscapes, IT-supported business processes, analytics and technology innovation.

How has the MSc IFM been beneficial for your career path?
The IFM has been an important building block of my higher education, as it enabled me to not only expand my know-how in financial matters, but also see it applied in practice. With the intensive exposure to the business world during the studies, I was able to easily dive into the work that awaited me once I joined KPMG. Time and again I remind myself about the different modules studied, which helps me think out of the box for my career.

What memories come to your mind when thinking of MSc IFM?
Organization, early lectures with a nice cup of coffee, friendly lecturers and professors, multicultural friendships, great trip to Istanbul, social events.

What is your advice to current MSc IFM students concerning career planning and/or the programme?
Stay open; learn as much as you can from everything as you never know when you’ll have to use that know-how for your work (even if it is not your interest). Use every networking opportunity.

After all, would you recommend the MSc IFM?
Of course, I do. It is taught by professionals and provided by an institution with a great reputation in Switzerland.

Thank you very much for these interesting insights and we wish you all the best for your future career!

Linkedin Ana-Maria Wall


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