MBA Master of Business Administration

MODUL University Vienna

Application deadline: INTAKE in FALL: EU citizens: August 31st; Others: April 30th
Tuition fee:
  • € 12,500 / Year (EEA)
  • € 12,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2014
Credits: 90 ECTS
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is organized as a two-year part-time program designed especially for industry professionals wanting to advance their careers. The program concentrates on strategic analysis and planning, interdisciplinary skills, value-based management, and critical thinking. It builds these skills upon a solid foundation of core business disciplines including human resource management, organizational behavior, accounting and finance, marketing and operations, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Gaining access to an influential network of established professors and industry experts, participants not only acquire profound insights into general management, but also have the opportunity to specialize in a specific field or industry. All courses are taught in English.

The program

Pursuing a Master of Business Administration with MODUL University Vienna encourages out-of-the-box thinking and challenging existing limits and thought patterns. The MBA program strengthens the methodological, problem-solving, social, and management skills students need to take their careers to the next level. The part-time format and flexible study method give participants the opportunity to apply newly gained knowledge immediately in the workplace, ensuring that the benefits of the study program are realized from day one forward. Designed to support and inspire students in their learning process, the MBA courses employ a variety of resources and formats including books, online articles, case studies, and real-life examples taken from the industry. Lecturers encourage interpersonal exchange and collaborative learning with fellow participants, drawing on their unique professional experience and industry knowledge.

Core courses

The business core focuses on fundamental business knowledge, management techniques and leadership strategies. Business core courses are offered in the fields of Leadership, Managing People and Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Competitive Analysis, Strategic Marketing, Financial Reporting, and Quantitative and Economic Analysis. An extensive offering of enrichment courses ensures flexibility to meet individual preferences and ambitions, with 65% of the program consisting of compulsory elements and 35% enrichment courses. The enrichment courses are a unique opportunity to personalize the MBA program to match the students career, interests, aspirations, and expectations and are offered in four innovative fields:

  • Sustainable Development
  • New Media and Information Management
  • Public Governance
  • Tourism Management

Enrichment courses

Students may decide to take a variety of enrichment courses from across the four specializations, or they decide to cluster their enrichment courses in one particular area. The list of enrichment courses includes courses such as Environmental Management, Dispute Resolution, Negotiation and Collaborative Processes, Public-Private Partnerships, Semantic Web Technologies, New Forms of Communication and Collaboration, Consumer Behavior and Psychology in Tourism and Leisure, and Human Ecology. Students who select eight or more enrichment courses within a particular area will receive additional recognition in the form of a major on their diploma.


The MBA program offers courses on a monthly basis throughout the entire academic year starting in October thru September. Each course involves 2-3 days of interactive seminars led by internationally recognized scholars who convey their expertise and encourage participation through a variety of innovative teaching methods. The schedule is convenient for working professionals with blocked courses taking place on 4-5 consecutive weekdays and weekend-days. MBA students who finish all required courses in the first 12 months of the program can complete their degree in 18 months, with 4 months dedicated entirely to writing the masters thesis. An extended format also gives participants the option to increase their study time to 24 months, allowing even more scheduling flexibility and additional time to work on an independent, applied research project that becomes the masters thesis.

Master of Business Administration

Business Core Courses (30 ECTS)

MODUL I Managing People and Teams (12 ECTS)

  • Leadership
  • Managing People and Teams
  • Managing Organizations
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Financial Management
  • Information Systems Management

MODUL II Marketing and Innovation (6 ECTS)

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Competitive Analysis and Strategy
  • Marketing Management

MODUL III Quantitative and Economic Analysis (12 ECTS)

  • Managerial Economics
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting

MODUL IV Enrichment Courses (choose 30 ECTS)

  • Green Business Strategies
  • Environmental Management
  • Economic Development Strategies and Policy
  • The Art of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Principles of Consumer Behavior in Tourism
  • Identifying Market Segments in Tourism
  • Designing Tourism Experiences
  • Strategic Marketing for Destination Marketing Organizations
  • Tourism Marketing Intelligence
  • Tourism Services Production
  • Real Estate Planning and Evaluation
  • Contemporary Challenges of Public Governance and Democratization
  • E-Government
  • Public Management, Controlling and Quality Management
  • Public Administration and the Rule of Law
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • The Legal and Regulatory Framework of the European Union
  • Program and Policy Evaluation Techniques
  • Telecommunication - Branding, Products and Distribution
  • Semantic Web Technologies
  • Visualization Techniques
  • Media Asset Management and Utilization
  • Electronic Content Production
  • Social Media Intelligence and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Business Plans and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Recommendation and Customization
  • Human Ecology
  • Environmental Systems
  • Governance Issues in Sustainable Development
  • The Practice of Sustainable Development
  • Special Topics in Sustainable Development
  • Tourism Economics

MODUL V Master Thesis (30 ECTS)

  • Master Thesis Tutorial
  • Master Thesis and Master Thesis Defense


  • Application form with photo
  • Letter of motivation
  • C.V.
  • A minimum of a BA/Diploma degree or equivalent including transcripts, applicants should ideally demonstrate their research skills and their basic knowledge of the natural and/or social sciences
  • Proof of English proficiency level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • Copy of passport
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of relevant work experience: minimum 3 years

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570
TOEFL iBT® test: 88

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.



MODUL University Vienna is accredited by the Austrian Accreditation Council (ÖAR), an independent agency of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research. All degrees are fully recognized and compatible with any other academic degree confered by all other private and public universities. In addition, MODUL University is member of the Austrian Private University Conference (ÖPUK), an association comprising all Austrian Private Universities.

Further more, MODUL University Vienna is accredited by several other international bodies. These accreditations confirm its outstanding quality
and international orientation:


Accreditation by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK), a fully autonomous supreme corporate public body responsible for the planning, coordination, governance and supervision of higher education.


Accreditation by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Saudi Arabia

Accreditation by the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education. Listed as a recommended university for the King Abdullah Scholarships Program.


Listed by the Omani Ministry of Higher Education as a recommended university.

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