Master Programs in Austria

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Austria is located in the heart of Europe. Its dynamic cities feature glittering palaces, classical music concerts, a metropolitan feel, and also a young, vibrant population. With the Alps nearby, there is also beautiful scenery and outdoor activities for the more adventurous. Austria is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and has a very high standard of living. Its cities are clean and its people are friendly and helpful. These reasons, in addition to the excellent educational institutions, make taking a Masters degree in Austria program a popular choice for many students. Birthplace of some of the most famous musicians and inventors of all time, Austria has long been known for its ability to develop thinkers and foster talent. With names like Wolfgang Mozart, Nikola Tesla, Joseph Haydn and Joseph Pulitzer on the list of people Austria produced, the country has a long history of excellence. Today, Austria remains a center for art and culture in Europe. Those interested in pursuing a Masters degree in Austria will be studying in the same halls that once housed these great artists and thinkers.

Higher education study has always come with extra benefits of foreign culture immersion as well as learning new perspectives that don’t always exist at home. Austria is one location that provides a crossroads to Europe as well as some of the finest and oldest higher learning institutions on the continent. Austria's higher education institutions are broken down into five categories. Universities offer Masters degrees in a range of fields. Universities of the arts are specific to those studying arts of all types. Private universities are harder to get into and offer specialized education. University colleges of teacher education and universities of applied science are tailored to students looking for specific professional fields.

The university system in Austria is broken into three cycles. The first cycle, or undergraduate studies, is equivalent to the bachelor's degree program found in other systems. The master's studies is the second cycle. Those interested in pursuing a Masters degree in Austria must have a relevant Bachelors or equivalent degree in order to apply. Also, students will need to be able to converse in German or English, depending on the course they choose, as these are the two languages required for universities in Austria.

Because Austrian universities are often state-funded, the cost for Bachelors and Masters degrees is often significantly less than the cost for programs in the UK, United States and Australia. Tuition will vary depending on the university you chose and the program you wish to pursue, but a wide range of grants, fellowships and scholarships are available.

A Masters degree allows students to gain more knowledge of the subject area of their choice. The course of study can last one to two years. While studying, students may also be able to participate in research programs or internships to gain valuable, hands-on experience in the field they are studying. With a Masters degree, students are able to enter the job market with greater qualifications, or they can continue to the third tier of the Austrian university system, the doctoral degree.

Austria's central location means numerous job opportunities for those who complete their Masters degree at an Austrian university. Within Austria itself, employers like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Telstra and Woolworths are always on the lookout for qualified individuals. In Austria finance is one of the strongest industries.

If you are an international student interested in earning a Masters degree in Austria, you will need to apply for your student visa well before you wish to travel. You will also need to pack, find a place to live and arrange for your travel to Austria. However, before you do all of that, you will need to find the right university. Use the options below or our search box to locate Master programs in Austria so you can find the right university to match your interests and needs.

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Master in Energy Informatics

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Hagenberg

Energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy – a critical factor in the production of nearly all goods and services in the modern world. Clearly, given the critical role of energy, the driving imperatives in any economy are ensuring the security of supply, maintaining competitiveness and overseeing the transition to a low-carbon future. [+]

Master in Energy Informatics

Energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy – a critical factor in the production of nearly all goods and services in the modern world. Clearly, given the critical role of energy, the driving imperatives in any economy are ensuring the security of supply, maintaining competitiveness and overseeing the transition to a low-carbon future.

Key requirements in this respect are the strategic management of supply and improving its overall generation and distribution. Impacting on these challenging goals will be a variety of factors, including advances in renewables, e-mobility and green technologies, to name only a few. Managing this changing environment is no easy task. That will require intelligent IT solutions and therefore well-educated IT experts able to design and/or operate future smart grids, smart city infrastructures and enhanced energy supply systems.... [-]


MSc International Business Administration

University of Vienna
Campus Full time March 2019 Austria Vienna

The master program International Business Administration (Master IBW) will be offered in its new structure as an interdisciplinary study program as of winter semester 2016/2017. [+]

The master program International Business Administration (Master IBW) will be offered in its new structure as an interdisciplinary study program as of winter semester 2016/2017.

In addition to business administrative skills and economic basics, students have the unique possibility to choose a cultural region in which they want to be extensively educated.

At the moment Europe, Africa, China, Japan, South Asia, Latin America and the Slavic regions are offered. For each cultural region language, historical, sociological and cultural skills, as well as legal competencies, are acquired. These are the basis for future international labor market requirements.

Graduates are able to solve complex management problems in an international environment independently and are thus indispensable employees for international companies.... [-]


MEng SpaceTech – Master of Engineering in Space Systems and Business Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months March 2019 Austria Graz

Through the university program "SpaceTech", participants are trained by experts in the fields of Space Systems and Business Engineering and prepared to take on key roles and management responsibilities in the international environment of the space industry. [+]

The aerospace sector is a fast-growing market. Multinational corporations are conducting research on cutting-edge technology to successfully develop new products and services. Some examples include satellite services in the communication, navigation and remote sensing fields, aerospace transportation, space tourism or the future mining of extraterrestrial materials. Through the university program "SpaceTech", participants are trained by experts in the fields of Space Systems and Business Engineering and prepared to take on key roles and management responsibilities in the international environment of the space industry.

Quick Facts Duration: 3 semesters (18 months) Final degree: Master of Engineering (MEng) in Space Systems and Business Engineering ECTS credits: 90 Language of instruction: English Participation fee (VAT-free) for applications received before: 30 Sep 2017: € 31,500 (Earliest Bird) 30 Nov 2017: € 32,500 (Early Bird) 15 Jan 2018: € 34,000 (Regular) Self-payers: please contact us to evaluate the availability of stipends/scholarships The participation fee does not cover costs for travel, accommodation, and meals. Number of participants: limited to 20 Course location: European Space Centers: TU Graz, Austria (Apr 2018) CNES Toulouse, France (Jul 2018) ESA ECSAT Harwell, Great Britain (Oct 2018) DLR GSOC Munich, Germany (Jan 2019) ESA ESRIN Frascati, Italy (Apr 2019) ESA ESTEC Noordwijk, the Netherlands (Jun 2019) TU Graz, Austria (Sep 2019) Content ... [-]

MA in Business Consultancy International

University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Austria Wiener Neustadt

Business Consultancy International (BCi) is a high quality and challenging business degree programme at master’s level taught entirely in English. [+]

Your gateway to leadership in international business

The Business Consultancy International Master's Degree Programme (MBCi) is an internationally focused programme taught entirely in English. It provides a particularly stimulating environment in which you and your fellow students from many different nations and cultural backgrounds work together with an international faculty.

Building upon a first degree in business, the two-year programme prepares you for future leadership positions with global companies. In the MBCi programme you can choose to specialise in one of the two specialisations:

Marketing Analytics Treasury & Investment

Throughout the programme, you will acquire a range of management and consultancy skills in addition to specialisation in the areas of financial management and investment analysis, or in marketing and data analytics. It is envisaged that these courses will build on previous knowledge.... [-]


International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC)

International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
Campus Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years November 2018 Austria Laxenburg + 1 more

The International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) is the first master’s program specially designed for anti-corruption compliance and collective action professionals involved with the business sector. [+]

About the Program

The International Master in Anti-Corruption Compliance and Collective Action (IMACC) program is the first master’s program specially designed for anti-corruption compliance and collective action professionals involved with the business sector. It is a practical, comprehensive answer to the ever-evolving regulatory environment and rising demand for specialized skills. The two-year program enables participants to upgrade their expertise and add value to their companies and organizations, while continuing to work, by:

implementing best practices in anti-corruption and compliance identifying and mitigating various types of risks initiating and managing collective action conducting internal investigations doing business based on the highest ethical standards. ... [-]

Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS)

International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
Campus Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2018 Austria Laxenburg + 1 more

IACA is the first international organization and educational institution to offer a global, postgraduate degree programme in anti-corruption and compliance: the Master of Arts in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). The MACS brings together professionals from around the world with related work experience in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, and academia. [+]

About the Programme

IACA is the first international organization and educational institution to offer a global, postgraduate degree programme in anti-corruption and compliance: the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). The MACS brings together professionals from around the world with related work experience in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, and academia.

Structure and Curriculum

Each of the seven MACS modules carries 14 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits, and the Master Thesis is worth 22 credits. The MACS degree, therefore, comes with a total of 120 ECTS credits, enabling enrolment into PhD programmes.... [-]


Master Applied Health Sciences

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau

The Master Program Applied Health Sciences prepares you for operative and strategic tasks of modern health care. [+]

Multiprofessional - Research-led - Innovative

Practice and research skills enable graduates to take on the expanded fields of activity and tasks - such as the consultation and coordination of health services in primary care units or the coordination and processing of clinical trials in health care institutions with a research mandate.

target group

The target group is people who are prepared to face the challenges and changes in the healthcare sector, in particular the use of new digital technologies and the integration of health-related innovations, and to develop their professional practice.

career paths

As a graduate, you can work in various health care facilities and care levels (primary, secondary, tertiary care): counseling or management tasks in the intra-mural area; self-employment with or without extramural counseling or management responsibilities, or in public administration, as well as clinical research activities.... [-]


Master Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau

The Master's degree program Management prepares you for the next career step in a national or global corporate environment. [+]

National and international leadership positions

The extra-occupational Master's Degree in Management is designed for individuals seeking leadership roles in national or global companies. Corporate responsibility is an essential component of training. Therefore concepts of sustainable management, innovation and change management as well as the influencing factors of digitization and their implementation are incorporated into the teaching concepts and are interdisciplinary linked.

target group

You want to develop or develop your leadership skills in national or global companies. The variety of specializations contributes significantly to your individual career path. Opportunities open up in controlling, HR, healthcare or corporate governance.... [-]


Master Environmental and Sustainability Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau

The master program Environmental and Sustainability Management prepares you for the implementation of ecological and social strategies in companies. [+]

Sustainable business

Sustainable business is on everyone's lips. It can be studied at the IMC FH Krems: The extra-occupational master program Environmental and Sustainability Management qualifies you to take on responsible, relevant activities in the national and international occupational field.

target group

You want to take over senior and senior staff functions at national and international companies, associations or NGOs and research institutions. They plan and think responsibly and are interested in environmental, sustainability and energy management as well as corporate social responsibility (CSR).

career paths

The degree program enables you to support organizations in implementing environmental sustainability policies and strategies in terms of both corporate and social responsibility. They are able to handle resources with care and to plan and act responsibly both within and outside the company.... [-]


Master Advanced Nursing Practice

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau

The extra-occupational master's program Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) trains the future nursing experts. [+]

Future experts of care

Primary Nursing: Get ready for the ever-changing challenges of nursing. Recognize opportunities in the health sector and act as a change agent in healthcare facilities. We teach and broaden our competences: from research, ethical decision-making, clinical and professional leadership to interdisciplinarity, consultation and counseling to coaching and leadership.

target group

They want to face the challenges of health care, such as the growth of chronic diseases and multi-morbidity, growing economic pressures on hospitals, nursing services and medical practices, and the advancing digitization. You are not afraid to review existing work processes and task assignments, to strive for maximum process optimization as well as to increase efficiency and efficiency or to design interface management.... [-]


Master Digital Business Innovation and Transformation

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 4 semesters September 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau

As change agents, our graduates will guide companies into the future. They have the skills needed to coordinate and manage digital transformation in any industry. Furthermore, they will have what it takes to develop new digital business models. This master degree programme focuses on the required business administration skills, in combination with core competences such as communication, cooperation, data mining and design thinking. [+]

Coordinate and manage digital transformation

As change agents, our graduates will guide companies into the future. They have the skills needed to coordinate and manage digital transformation in any industry. Furthermore, they will have what it takes to develop new digital business models. This master degree programme focuses on the required business administration skills, in combination with core competencies such as communication, cooperation, data mining and design thinking.

Target group

You are a student who wants to develop specific transformational capabilities that enable you to manage and support digitalisation processes in various corporate environments. As a change agent in corporate digital transformations, you will build the digital business models of the future.... [-]


Master Marketing

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau

We develop marketing communication experts, opening the door to a host of positions on both the client and the supplier side. Students can specialise in Tourism and Service Marketing, Fashion and Lifestyle Marketing as well as Retail and Shopper Marketing. [+]

Turn into a marketing communication expert

We develop marketing communication experts, opening the door to a host of positions on both the client and the supplier side. Students can specialise in Tourism and Service Marketing, Fashion and Lifestyle Marketing as well as Retail and Shopper Marketing.

Target group

You are interested in the challenging management of marketing communications. In addition, you are especially interested in one of the following industries: Tourism, Fashion and Lifestyle or Retail.

Careers

As a graduate, you will be in a position to assume a wide range of senior and executive positions. Your responsibilities may include developing marketing plans and strategies, managing collaboration with agencies and marketing directors, negotiating and concluding contracts, recruiting and training sales staff, designing sales strategies and distribution networks, carrying out market research and sales planning activities, drawing up pricing strategies, and budgeting and controlling.... [-]


Master International Business and Export Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2019 Austria Krems an der Donau

Our students develop the skills they need for international and cross-cultural management. The emphasis is on comprehensive practical components, enhancing social and research skills in terms of flexibility, adopting proactive approaches, and developing an understanding of other cultures and new forms of business and collaboration. Our graduates have the management capabilities required to hold their own in a competitive and constantly changing international environment. [+]

Specialise in international and cross-cultural

Our students develop the skills they need for international and cross-cultural management. The emphasis is on comprehensive practical components, enhancing social and research skills in terms of flexibility, adopting proactive approaches and developing an understanding of other cultures and new forms of business and collaboration. Our graduates have the management capabilities required to hold their own in a competitive and constantly changing international environment.

Target group

You want to develop the skills required for working in an international environment. The goal: to capitalise on career opportunities in an increasingly dynamic setting. Additionally, you have a strong interest in gaining valuable cross-cultural insights.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) International Relations

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years October 2018 Austria Vienna + 1 more

The international relations curriculum is designed to enable the student to examine and understand the complexities and processes involved in the relationships among institutions of international governance. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations

Enables students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs.Coursework provides exposure to the key subfields of the discipline and relevant issues such as international security, European Integration, EU-Asia relations, terrorism, and energy security. The program can help prepare students to compete for work with a governmental agency, an intergovernmental organization, a nongovernmental organization, or a multinational corporation. This program is also recommended for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. or an academic career at another institution.Note: the International Relations curriculum at Webster Vienna, Private University differs in some aspects from other Webster campuses because of Austrian accreditation requirements.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time 2 - 2.5 years October 2018 Austria Vienna

Webster University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology is an advanced, international program in English which has been designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals assisting those in emotional distress in today’s intercultural society. [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster University’s Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology is an advanced, international program in English which has been designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals assisting those in emotional distress in today’s intercultural society. An MA in psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology prepares students for a wide range of exciting careers. Relevant professional areas include mental health agencies, social services, private practices, human resources departments, personnel departments, and a variety of educational and organizational settings.... [-]