Continuing Education Program

International MBA in Management & Communications

Tackling all types of management situations requires great communication skills and sound expert knowledge. This conviction led us to launch our MBA program in 2009, pooling the strengths of FHWien der WKW in the fields of management and communication.

Application

Our program has been internationally accredited by FIBAA, and has a fixed place in the highly competitive MBA market in Austria. Our goal: To equip you with all the necessary skills to analyze situations from a leadership perspective and develop solutions that are supported by the whole company.

We do all this in just 17 months. Rise up to the challenge!

All courses are held close to the city center at FHWien der WKW in the 18th district in Vienna.

Duration
3
semesters (17 months)
Degree
MBA
Master of Business Administration
University Places
15
per year

Program

Highlights

  • Two weeks abroad at a North American business school
  • Prestigious strategy module based on material from Harvard Business School (made possible by FHWien der WKW joining Harvard Business School’s MOC network)
  • International accreditation (FIBAA accreditation)
  • Innovative, skills-oriented learning and fewer, more comprehensive examinations as part of a modularized curriculum
  • Career friendly format: 10 Friday/Saturday blocks per semester

Organization

Type of degree program

Part-Time (PT)

Friday 14.00-21.45,
Saturday 08.30-16.30,
(occasionally Thursday evening)

Language of instruction

German and English

Study abroad module

Two weeks long, compulsory, in the second semester at a North American Business School

Beginning

Always in September

Place

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

Application

Fees

€ 6,500 per semester (incl. student union fee)
Please note this does not include the travel and accommodation costs for the time spent abroad.

Application

Focus & Qualifications

The International MBA in Management & Communications is a postgraduate continuing education program for decision makers who want to improve their leadership skills with an academically sound and practice-oriented program.

The program teaches a broad, generalist understanding of management and is completed in just 17 months with an internationally recognized MBA (Master of Business Administration).

Program goals

  • Teaching a comprehensive generalist understanding of management, which integrates business and communication expertise
  • Gaining of specialist, social and implementation skills, to meet the requirements of a modern leader
  • International university flair due to a study-abroad module at a North American business school and a strategy module based on materials from Harvard Business School

Teaching staff

A select mix of professors, lecturers and practitioners make up the teaching staff at FHWien der WKW.

They are either academics or have relevant business experience and a very high level of pedagogical skills.

Our MBA partner in Germany:

Curriculum

Know more – do more

The requirements of the labor market are growing and growing – making it increasingly important to be “fit for the job” after completing your degree program. Curricula are improved on an ongoing basis so as to fit in with developments in the working world and new international trends. This is to prepare our graduates for the beginning of – or the next step in – their careers. Our motto spans from “know more” to “do more” – meaning that we focus more on practical strengths learned. Teaching, learning and exams at FHWien der WKW are completed in modules. This means: Topic blocks make up modules, and at the end of the module there is an exam.

What is a module?

A module is a teaching unit consisting of multiple topic blocks, which are thematically linked and cover a specific area relevant to the degree program. In this module, clearly defined skills will be developed, with an examination of all sub elements at the end.

How does it help students?

Teaching is directed towards learning outcomes. Competency-based learning and fewer exams – which are integrated and more comprehensive – make up the curricula. Students’ personal development and their employability in business is our central goal.

Quotes of graduates & lecturers

Job & Career

Graduates from the MBA program will have improved their leadership skills and will be qualified for high-up leadership positions in all sectors. The career field is very broad, in that the comprehensive view is prioritized over the purely specialist view.

Graduates will be qualified for positions in general management, executive management or management consultancy, in marketing or corporate communication, as well as in the areas of business controlling and finance:

  • CEO
  • Head of Marketing or Sales Division
  • Head of Controlling / Internal and External Accounting
  • Head of Corporate Communication
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Consultant
  • Company Founder

Application

Target group and admissions requirements

  • Managers/Entrepreneurs/Leaders
  • Decision makers/practitioners with or without a background in business, who want to develop their leadership skills and/or want to qualify themselves for a more senior position.
  • It is beneficial if applicants have already completed a degree (in Austria or in a foreign country)
  • Many years of relevant professional experience (part of which in a leadership capacity) before and during the MBA program.
  • A good knowledge of English (at least B1)

Application process

  1. Send all documents (letter of motivation, résumé, certificates) either via e-mail mba@fh-wien.ac.at or via mail to

    FHWien der WKW
    Währinger Gürtel 97
    1180 Vienna

  2. Personal interview

  3. University places awarded

    Due to the limited number of places available it is recommended that you apply as early as possible.

Program information

If you have any questions about the International MBA in Management & Communications we would be happy to answer them either in person, via telephone +43 (1) 476 77-5811 or via mail (mba@fh-wien.ac.at).

Useful links:

fit4fh courses for MBA and Master students

Subsidies

  • Tax reimbursement: You can write off the tuition fees against your taxes, as long as the continuing education program is relevant or related to your current occupational field. The tax advantage depends on your total income. You could be reimbursed for up to 43.6% of the tuition fees! More information can be found here:
    Bundesministerium für Finanzen (Federal Ministry of Finance)
    Hintere Zollamtsstraße 2b, 1030 Wien
    Tel.: 01/514 33-0
    www.bmf.gv.atThe e-mail contact form can be found here: www.bmf.gv.at/service/allg/feedback/_start.asp
  • BFB Training allowance for companies:
    www.kursfoerderung.at/index.php?id=9&uid=22

All information is without guarantee. Please be aware that we cannot make any guarantees about subsidies!

News & Events

Team

Manfred Schieber, MA MSc

Head of Management & Entrepreneurship Study Programs

Head of Program
International MBA in Management & Communications

Mag. (FH) Andreas Tschiltsch

Academic Coordinator MBA & Partner Institutions