The master program “Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control” (organizational leadership) is a four-semester program and requires 120 ECTS points to obtain a degree. Graduates are awarded a Master of Science (WU) degree, which is abbreviated as MSc (WU). (Optional double degree in cooperation with selected partner schools.)
The master program ‘Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control’ (organizational leadership master), which is taught entirely in English, prepares tomorrow’s executives for their role as organizational leaders. The program combines theory, practice, and instruction in relevant social skills, for an integrated approach to ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP. Great emphasis will be placed on developing the ability to identify new entrepreneurial opportunities and, based on that ability, to developing strategies for achieving sustained success. Also highly important is the consistent organizational planning of strategy implementation, and management control.
WU employs a rolling admission policy, allowing students to apply from the beginning of September until spring. Rolling admission for the academic year 2015/16 starts September 1st, with the following three priority deadlines: October 8th, 2014; January 8th, 2015 and March 8th, 2015.
APPLICATION CRITERIA AND ADMISSION
To be admitted to the program, applicants have to undergo a comprehensive selection process. We are looking for ambitious, highly motivated students with outstanding qualifications, and excellent social skills.
The first step in the admission process is the online application. To apply for the program, the following minimum requirements apply:
› Completion of or enrollment in a relevant bachelor program or other equivalent degree program at a recognized Austrian or international postsecondary institution. To be considered relevant, the completed program has to meet the following criteria:
(i) The program is worth at least 180 ECTS credits. (ii) At least 45 ECTS credits must be from the field
of business administration.
›› From the academic year 2013/14 on, the GMAT test is mandatory for all applicants, who did not complete their bachelor studies at WU.
› English proficiency
After evaluation of the submitted documents, WU will invite the best candidates to submit a business plan and, in the next step, to present their plans in individual interviews, where students have the opportunity to demonstrate their aptitude for the Master Program in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control. The candidates’ business plans and performance during the interview will be assessed according to the following criteria: Academic excellence, achievement potential, prior knowledge in the business field, communication skills, and integrity/maturity.
For further and more detailed information on the application requirements and admission process, please visit the program’s website at