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Department of Finance and Banking

Prof. Dr. Martin Ruckes


Post address:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Department of Finance and Banking (Prof. Ruckes)

Kaiserstr. 12

76131 Karlsruhe, Germany


Office address:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Department of Finance and Banking (Prof. Ruckes)

Building 09.21, 2nd floor

Bluecherstr. 17

76185 Karlsruhe, Germany


Phone: +49 721 608 43427

E-mail: corpfinFcg8∂fbv kit edu

Career service and jobwall

Job offerings at the Department of Finance and Banking as well as exclusive job offerings from special business partners can be found via our career service and jobwall.

Website Campus B

The offical website of the Campus Bluecherstr. (Building 09.21) can be reached via the following link: http://campus-b.wiwi.kit.edu/index.php

Welcome at the Department of Finance and Banking


News und Hinweise

2019 Research sabbatical

Prof. Ruckes will be on a research sabbatical during the SoSe 2019. Course offerings, office hours and other service by Prof. Ruckes and the Department for Finance and Banking will be restricted. For details see below.

Bachelor-Seminar summer term 2019

The "Seminar in Finance" (Bachelor, Prof. Ruckes) at the Department of Finance and Banking in the upcoming summer term 2019 will be on "Family Firms".

The registration process is required to be accomplished via the portal of the WiWi faculty. A list of topics and the time schedule is provided as well.

Course offerings summer term 2019

For an overview of the Department of Finance and Banking's course offering during the summer term 2019, please click here.

Bachelor und Master theses

Current topics of Bachelor and Master thesis offerings at the Department of Finance and Banking can be found on our German website. Please click here for detailed information: "Bachelor- & Master theses". Please note that the website can only be accessed within the KIT network and might therefore require to login via the VPN-Client if you are located outside the KIT network.


Current news


The research sabbatical of Prof. Ruckes during the summer semester 2019 will have the following effects on the course offerings, office hours and other services provides by Prof. Ruckes and the Deparment for Finance and Banking:

  • The course "Corporate Financial Policy" will not be offered. A regular written exam will still be offered at the end of the summer term 2019.
  • The course "Corporate Risk Management" will be held as a block course. Effective the summer term 2019, the course will consist of an equivalent of weekly lectures and biweekly discussion sessions (2+1 SWS). Students will now earn 4.5 ECTS for the course. A time schedule and detailed information will be provided soon.
  • Office hours of Prof. Ruckes will be restricted to three predefined dates (tba.) during the summer term 2019. Please contact Mrs. Kolberg to be scheduled for an appointment as soon as possible.
  • Personalized recommendation letters will not be issued.
  • Standardized recommendation letters will still be issued, but please expect significant prolonged processing times. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a timely issuance of the recommendation letters. We ask all students to submit their recommendation letter requests as soon as possible.

Effective January 2019, access to building 09.21, Bluecherstraße 17 has been restricted and is only possible using a KIT-Card.

Prior registration for students and other KIT employees may be required via the Wiwi-Portal to get access to building 09.21.


For the course offerings for this winter term 2018/2019, please click here or visit the course offering section on our website. A detailed description can also be found on the respective section of our German website.

Information on the examination dates after the winter term 2018/2019 can be found here.


Starting this winter term 2018/2019, the Department of Finance and Banking offers a new course entitled "Corporate Risk Management".

Please see here for more details.

(09.05.2017) Please note: Office hours of the entire team at the Department of Finance and Banking are now held every mondays. Please see the personal website of the respective team member for detailed information.