Technicians, scientists, pharmacists or even lawyers, all of them are already an expert in their field of study. So why would they consider a MBA program? A Master of Business Administration strengthens leadership and social competences and provides participants with legal and economic know-how. MBAs, thus, prepare new leaders for taking over more responsibilites and managing positions.
The General Management MBA is your kick-off to a career in business! The successful MBA Program is conducted by TU Wien in cooperation with Danube University Krems. While Danube University Krems offers ten years' experience in post-graduate management education, TU Wien provides special expertise in business education for engineering and natural science majors.
The first-year program focuses on teaching economic basic knowledge and on processes and tools of general management:
You can individually organize the third semester according to your needs and interests and choose modules from the 4 specialization options stated below (25 ECTS in total). For example, you may combine classes in Vienna and Krems with one study abroad (depending on availability). The fourth semester is dedicated to writing a practice-oriented master thesis.
1 Specialization in Vienna & Krems
The third semester is held in English. Based on the first year, the specialization builds upon the general management knowledge. Currently, the contents consist of topics in Financial Management, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Advanced Business Planning. The contents of the specialization modules are regularly adapted according to the changing requirements of managers.
2 Specialization at a Partner University abroad
In the second year, students have the opportunity to study for one semester at the renowned Baruch College in New York City. The students will be fully immersed in the host university program during their stay. Expenses for travelling and accommodation are not included in the MBA program fee.
3 Study Trip Abroad (Duration: 1 week – 10 days)
Destinations are adapted each year, depending on availability and included 2017 f.x.:
Further Information on the study trips: https://gm-mba.tuwien.ac.at/study_abroad/studienreisen/
For most recent graduates, leadership and assuming management responsibilities are goals and challenges at the same time. Executives in general management positions are responsible for budgets; they must understand competition, organizational issues and human resources - all of which requires sound business education in addition to professional studies. The General Management MBA program offers the possibility of acquiring basic business, legal and social knowledge while preparing for a career in management.
Schumpeter for the 21st century
Conducting business in an entrepreneurial way and having the capacity for innovation are the most important competitive factors in many business sectors today. To this end, the Austrian-born economist, Joseph Schumpeter, created the term "creative destruction": The stronger incessantly pushes the weaker. The existing economic structure is altered through innovation. Companies failing to rise to this challenge disappear from the market place. However, anyone determining the rules of the game as an innovator, not only generates wealth and social benefits, but may also achieve a temporary monopoly profit.
Innovations are not just the rare, trailblazing "break-throughs". Value is alos generated from companies by creative product improvements, altered processes, new markets and more intelligent organizational syltes. Entrepreneurial opportunities are constantly arising in technologies and markets, and many ideas are just waiting for their commercial implementation. The ability to make use of them will become a key qualification for executives and managers. It is particularly at the interface between economics and technology that there lies a great deal of unexplored potential.
The Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation provides the appropriate skills and techniques, and thereby teaches entrepreneurial thinking and acting. The lecturers are internationally renowned experts. The organizers, the TU Wien and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), represent the link between technological excellence and business competence. This Professional MBA is an important step in the transfer of cutting-edge knowledge and management skills at the highest international level.
In this program, innovation is understood as the process through which knowledge and creativity lead to product or service changes. Entrepreneurship is then the process through which knowledge and creativity generate new ways of delivering these products and services, either through a new organization or through reformation of an existing enterprise.
The Professional MBA Program comprises of general economic science modules and specialist in-depth modules. The basic modules of economic science raise all of the participants to a common level of sound, fundamental economic knowledge and serve as quality assurance for knowledge that has already been acquired.
In the second year, the professional specialization and immersion in the subject matter take place. The final part of the MBA Program serves for the consolidation and integration of what has been learned, as well as the writing of a practically-orientated Master's Thesis.
For further information on the contents on the general as well as specialization modules, please visit https://www.tu-wu-innovation.at/program/curriculum/
To provide the participants with some special insights into the Amercian way of doing business and pushing innovation, a field trip to the Boston area is also an essential part of this MBA program. The schedule will include lectures at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Business School as well as meetings with venture capitalists, business angels, founders of start-ups and much more. For futher information on the field trips, please visit https://www.tu-wu-innovation.at/program/field_study/
The Professional MBA Program is aiming mainly at people operating at the gateway between technology and economy and those who want to operate in this area in the future:
Potential founders with technological background
Those who ignore trends in the automotive industry quickly loose competitive advantage – and in the worst case even a whole business. With the so called industry 4.0, production processes have become digitalised allowing for cross-border manufacturing - just in time and sequence. High attention has also been drawn by visionary developments such as autonomous driving, connected cars or e-mobility. These developments call for a new generation of leaders with the ability of interdisciplinary and interconnected thinking in an uncertain and complex environment
The Professional MBA Automotive Industry - offered by TU Wien in cooperation with Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU Bratislava) - provides a new generation of leaders with the know-how, visions and analytical skills to be aware of risks as well as trends in the automotive industry.
The international MBA provides a profound insight into business-related topics as well as into the specific structures and processes of the automotive and supplier industry with a special focus on production, logistics and industry 4.0. Graduates of this program will posses profound knowledge of management within this industry and should be able to identify short-term as well as long-term challenges, to structure complex, dynamic projects, to manage independently a project using project management tools, to make right decisions in complex and difficult situations, to stay abreast of national as well as international changes.
For detailed information on the Curriculum, please visit https://automotive.tuwien.ac.at/program/curriculum/
In addition to the lectures various excursions and evening discussions with well-known guest speakers from the automotive and its supplier industry are planned.
Final Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
In cooperation with: STU Bratislava
Duration: 4 semester
Structure: part-time, blocked modules
Tuition Fee: EUR 20,000
Next Program Start: March 22, 2018
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
The Professional MBA program is intended for present as well as prospective managers in the automotive and its component supplier (eg SMEs) industry. The target group mainly consists of engineers, natural scientists, economists and managers from this industry who have taken their first career steps towards management and now want to prepare themselves for a further career development.
Admission will be granted to persons
In individual cases, and where there is good reason, interested applicants with equivalent qualifications may also be granted admission. This applies to persons holding a position equivalent to that normally held by a college graduate, or who have appropriate work experience. For further information on the admission process, please visit https://automotive.tuwien.ac.at/admission/requirements/EN/