To go beyond a traditional academic cooperation the consortium actively collaborates with representatives from the financial industry. These companies agreed to support the university partners in their effort to implement a practice-oriented approach in their master programmes. The involvement of the following industry representatives in the INTQUANT network is perceived as long-term commitment bringing mutual benefits for students, higher education institutions and companies at the same time.
Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG (RLB NOE-Wien) ranks among Austria’s top six commercial banks. It is the central institution providing consulting and other support services to 65 Raiffeisen cooperative banks in Lower Austria. In Vienna the bank offers high quality customer care under its brand “Raiffeisen in Wien. Meine BeraterBank”. The full range of financial services is provided to private and corporate customers via 40 branches and five special competence centres for trade and commerce. In addition RLB NOE-Wien operates a successful Private Banking division. The bank strives to support its clients in all their banking requirements by providing specialised financial advice. It cooperates closely with its customers to develop individual solutions that are tailormade to meet their needs. In addition RLB NOE-Wien takes its role as a regional bank seriously by supporting local businesses with services and banking products. These services and products assist corporate customers in both their Austrian and foreign activities.
The Unipol Group is the second insurance group on the Italian market and the first in Non-Life business, classified among the top ten in Europe. Unipol adopts an integrated offer strategy, providing a full range of insurance and financial products, and is particularly active in supplementary social security and health sectors. The core business is complemented by presence in the banking sector, real estate sector and other diversified activities. It has approximately 14.800 employees and serves over 16 million customers thanks to a vast network of agencies. Over the last 50 years – between 1963 and 2013 – Unipol has undergone a lengthy process of growth and consolidation, first as a composite company, then as the parent company of an increasingly multifaceted insurance and banking group and latterly with the devolvement of centralised and coordination functions to Unipol Gruppo Finanziario S.p.A. This parent company is an investment holding and services company. It has been operational since the 1st of September 2007. The company is the result of a reorganization process started by Unipol Assicurazioni at the end of 2006, which led to the separation of holding company functions from those of the subsidiaries.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Its offices and operations span 200 cities in 56 countries and serve clients in more than 120 countries. Accenture has approximately 305,000 people working with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide, including 91 of the FORTUNE® Global 100, and more than three-quarters of the FORTUNE® Global 500 and government agencies around the world. Accenture helps clients become high-performance businesses. In other words, it helps them become more successful in every part of their businesses, from strategic planning to day-to-day operations. This includes helping them to identify and enter new markets, increase revenues in existing markets and deliver their products and services more effectively and efficiently.
Banca Comercialã Românã (BCR) is the most important financial group in Romania, including companies on the leasing, private pension and housing bank markets, as well as mobile banking services. BCR is the most valuable financial brand in Romania, according to level of customer trust and number of clients who mainly bank with BCR. From 2006 on, BCR became a member of Erste Group, which was founded 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank. Since 1997 Erste Group has developed into one of the largest financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe, with more than 46,000 employees serving around 16.4 million clients in 2,900 branches in 7 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia).