MBA Professional MBA Project Management

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  • 18 months
  • EUR30000 Year (Non-EEA)
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WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) | Vienna, Austria
The Professional MBA Project Management provides executives with up-to-date tools and key expertise to optimize their project management - from commencement to successful conclusion. From project costing and organizational design to risk management and project discontinuities - the expert faculty shares deep insights, tested methodologies and helps develop the polished social skills that project and process managers need to deliver quality, sustainable results and to lead their teams to success.
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Description of Professional MBA Project Management

The project and process management specialization allows participants to gain profound knowledge and skills to optimize the handling of their projects. During this program participants get the chance to further develop their social competencies, vital for being an excellent project and process manager.

Moreover, it is the optimal preparation for the project management certification according to IPMA (International Project Management Association) or PMI (Project Management Institute) standards.


  • Process Management
  • Project Management Methods
  • Design of Project Organizations & Program Management
  • Project Cost, Project Risk Management & Project Discontinuities
  • Project Start, Project Controlling & Project Close-Down
  • Management of the project-oriented Company
  • International Project Management Methods
  • Change & Projects
  • Preparation for the Project Management Certification
  • Social Competencies in Projects

The Professional MBA Project & Process Management is aimed to provide a specialization in the field of project and process management. In 18 months participants gain a profound knowledge in the customized specialization project and process management as well as in business fundamentals. The last part of the program is reserved for the composing of the Master Thesis.

International Faculty

Faculty consists of international faculty as well as of top executives. World-renowned professors and professionals - each an expert in his or her field - provide latest scientifically based knowledge as well as in-depth views of state-of-the-art applications of management models.

Didactic Design

The didactic design, consisting of pre-, core- and post-module work, ensures an efficient learning transfer while participants follow their professional career. Various pedagogical approaches such as case studies, presentations, group work, etc. are being used.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 30
Tuition fee
  • EUR 30000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 28000 Year (EEA)

Total Program Fee. Includes course materials and catering during modules Accommodation and travel expenses are not covered by the program fee The program fee is VAT exempt according to § 6 paragraph 12 Austrian Value Added Tax Law. The program fee may be tax deductible.

€ 30,000 with International Residency

Start date October  2016
Duration full-time 18 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Part-time variant Weekend

Course Content

The modular structure of our MBA programs allows managers to take a world-class MBA while pursuing their careers. The Business Core modules cover vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques. The Specialization modules allow participants to gain profound knowledge, expertise and competencies in a chosen function or industry.
Below, please find an overview of all modules taught during the MBA. Click on the module names for detailed content information.

In addition to the Business Core you are enrolled in the following specialization modules:

Training Project

The first three blocks of the specialization in project management are thematically linked by means of a training project. Assuming the roles of project management consultants, participants form small groups to work on planning a project. The training projects are drawn from their own professional practice and are selected at the beginning of the specialization. This "learning-on-the-project" approach provides participants with a testing ground for the theories, concepts and methods discussed in the course of the program.

Specialization Project Management
  • Project Management and Sustainable Development
  • Project Management Methods
  • Project Collaboration Platforms and Social Media
  • Designing Project and Program Organizations
  • Project Risks
  • Project Stakeholder Engagement
  • Commercial Project Management
  • Project Controlling Process and Methods
  • Designing the Project Management Process
  • International Project Management Approaches
  • Managing Project-Oriented Organizations
  • Project Management Labs
  • Change Management, Projects and Programs
  • Project Leadership
Master thesis

At the end of the MBA program, students have to write a master thesis in order to receive the academic degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). The intention of the master thesis is to guarantee that the graduate of the MBA program is able to write scientific papers on his or her own.

Academic qualification

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program Language

Due to the program's format, with cross-cultural teams, international faculty and the realities of today's business world, the program is taught in English.

English Language Requirements

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Requirements for Professional MBA Project Management

Student diversity is essential to the quality of the Professional MBA program. We select all our MBA participants with great care, considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience.

Criteria include:

  • Solid career progression
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Ability to commit to a challenging program
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • A clear career vision
  • Ambition and drive

Professional MBA applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Work Experience for Professional MBA Project Management

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

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