Master's Program Executive Management*

Successful Management is the objective!

The English-language Master’s program in Business Administration – Executive Management offers a generalistic business education for future leaders over the course of two years.

The program prepares graduates for leadership roles in the Management of organizations. Emphasis is placed on the strategic management of organizational growth and restructuring processes. The development of problem-solving skills, leadership capabilities and the ability to adapt to changes in the business environment are key focus areas.

*Subject to the approval of AQ Austria

Program Content

The contents of the program are based on four pillars:

  • Strategic Management: International Management, Management models, international trends, Strategic Controlling
  • Organizational Growth: Development and implementation of (international) expansion strategies, growth processes, Innovation Management, Business Planning, Digital Business Modelling & E-Commerce
  • Organizational Restructuring: Crisis prevention, Change Management, Turn-Around-Management
  • Leadership: Development of social skills, Teambuilding, Conflict Management

Target Groups

The English-language Master’s program in Business Administration – Executive Management is suited for graduates who already possess basic knowledge of Business Administration:

  • Graduates of specialized business programs (e.g. Real Estate Management, Finance, Marketing, etc.) who want to broaden their career perspectives
  • Self-employed workers with an academic degree who want to manage their business more efficiently
  • Non-business graduates (e.g. Law, Engineering, Natural Sciences, etc.) with work experience in a business context, who need management knowledge to advance their career

The submission of English-language certificates such as TOEFL or Cambridge Certificate is not required.

Practical Relevance

The program offers an interdisciplinary approach within the field of business and therefore provides the strategic managerial perspectives that are necessary to be acquired for career advancement.

As a graduate of the program, you will be able to recognize and further develop local and international growth opportunities for your business. Your advanced social skills will make you a confident and sustainable leader.

Program Overview


4 semesters


Master of Arts in Business (MA),
qualifies for PhD Studies

Mode of study


Course Language



You can find out more about costs here.

Places available

73 per year

Program start

Every winter semester (september)

Campus location

wko campus Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna
(U6 station Währinger Straße/Volksoper)

Semester abroad

not obliged but recommended in 3rd semester, also possible within summer school

Organization form

mainly Thursday evenings, Friday from 14:50 and Saturday all-day;
1 blocked week per semester with all-day lectures

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