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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 October 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS)

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

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 Tourism and Leisure Management

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Krems

The Master programme Tourism and Leisure Management lasts four semesters and is offered in a full-time version. It includes three theory-based and one applied research and training semester. [+]

Master of Tourism and Leisure Management

Language of instruction: English

Every September we welcome a new intake of students for our Master programme, which is taught exclusively in English.

Qualification profiles and key competencies

To be successful in management functions of the tourism and leisure industry, competences along the entire value chain are particularly important.

These competencies include:

Designing products, processes and services to create value Managing organisations and projectsDeveloping integrated marketing and communication strategies Developing effective sales designs Fact-based decision making and a sound understanding of the tourism systems. ... [-]

Master in International Business Studies FT

FH Kufstein Tirol - University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Austria Kufstein

This comprehensive new master's degree, with its international orientation, allows students to choose from one of two specialisations, whilst simultaneously offering a wide range of electives. [+]

Master in International Business Studies FT

It is nowadays a truism that accelerating globalisation makes the world of international business a demanding and challenging place. Yet it is important to remember that change has always been part of the way we live our lives. Historically, people who have been the most successful at handling change have been those who have engaged in higher education at some point in their lives.

Successful people are generally those who have an attitude of not just adapting to changing circumstances, but who anticipate the direction of change and who can thrive in dynamic environments.

By studying international business at FH Kufstein you can be assured that you will receive a truly modern higher education in business that will help you succeed.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing

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

The objective of the marketing curriculum is to provide an opportunity for students to study the dynamic impact of the business environment and human behavior on marketing endeavors. Included in this analysis is an examination of effective marketing practices, procedures and analytical required to produce impactful marketing decisions. [+]

The Master of Science(MSc) in Marketing

The objective of the marketing curriculum is to provide an opportunity for students to study the dynamic impact of the business environment and human behavior on marketing endeavors. Included in this analysis is an examination of effective marketing practices, procedures and analytical required to produce impactful marketing decisions.Learning OutcomesGraduates will be able to:

Explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of marketing. Effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of marketing when analyzing complex marketing situations. Efficiently integrate (or synthesize) important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of marketing as demonstrated through the successful development of a marketing plan. ... [-]

Master in Advanced International Studies

Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Austria Vienna

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. [+]

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. Students have to complete an interdisciplinary thesis in this research-based programme. Equipped with extensive knowledge, strong analytical skills, some language competency, and the experience of an international community, graduates proceed to positions in international organisations, business, and government or to further research and academic careers. The M.A.I.S. is a joint Master’s degree of the Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna.

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CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Austria Vienna

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer theCEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). TheCEMS administrative office is located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in theMaster in Management Compass search engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master Business Computer Science

Ferdinand Porsche Fern FH
Online Part time 2 years September 2018 Austria Austria Online Vienna Wiener Neustadt + 2 more

the study of computer science economy offers a sound business and at the same time basic technical training. Graduates [+]

Dear interested persons, Dear prospective study computer science economy offers a sound business and at the same time basic technical training. Graduates of this program are active in various fields of technology, economics, and science.

The master's program at the Ferdinand Porsche FernFH builds on the Bachelor's degree as well as other similar disciplines other universities, colleges and university institutions mediated basics. You can improve your already acquired knowledge and skills. In addition, in the master's program that the students are taught to be to further the development of models and the design, commissioning and ongoing expansion of complex information and communications systems required. ... [-]


SUMA – Master in Sustainable Materials

EIT RawMaterials
Campus 2 years September 2018 Austria Leoben

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation. [+]

The Challenge

Materials provide the foundation for the modern global economy. Moreover, materials, many of them critical, are becoming increasingly relevant for the shift to a decarbonizing society as materials enable the transition to renewable energy, electric mobility, resource efficiency, among others. In order to ensure a future society is supplied with a sustainable stream of raw materials, robust solutions and game-changing technologies will be pivotal to ensuring material supply keeps pace with demand.

Sustainable material solutions with SUMA

The SUMA Master programme aims to train tomorrow’s resource engineers in collaborative work in a global world, gathering together some of the best educational programmes in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe. The goal is to ensure young scientists obtain a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competencies for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. SUMA puts a particularly strong focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership and takes a holistic approach to the materials paradigm by exploring circular (eco)design, materials substitution, life cycle engineering and circular economy design, materials processing and recycling, manufacturing and innovation.... [-]


Professional Master in Pedagogy of Music

Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy (RTTEMA)
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Austria

Ability to analyze regularities in the interpretations of different styles of musical works; objectively assess music science and composer's creative heritage; conduct scientific research in music pedagogy, use qualitative and quantitative research methods; prepare a cultural project proposal for accessing funding; work with computer programs designed for music. [+]

Degree acquired: Professional Master's degree in pedagogy of music

The length of the studies The length of full-time studies: 1 year and 5 months or 3 semesters The length of part-time studies: 2 years or 4 semesters Conduct of the studies

study year - October (Introductory lecture, exercises etc.), January, June, July;

study year October, January (defense of the Master paper).

Requirements for beginning the study programme: higher professional or professional bachelor's education and/or qualification of a teacher in various subjects connected to music.

Requirements for acquiring the qualification: academic courses that provide the newest advances in theory and practice of the field; research and innovation study courses; practice; development and defense of the master paper. ... [-]

Master Program General Management

Johannes Kepler University Linz - JKU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Linz

The Master Program General Management has been designed for motivated, dedicated and outstanding graduates of Bachelor or Diploma degree programs who are not only interested in attaining key management positions but who also wish to learn how to solve current issues and face future challenges within businesses and at organizations. [+]

Master Program General Management

The Master Program General Management has been designed for motivated, dedicated and outstanding graduates of Bachelor or Diploma degree programs who are not only interested in attaining key management positions but who also wish to learn how to solve current issues and face future challenges within businesses and at organizations. The program prepares students for a career in a dynamic, global and competitive environment. This four-semester Master Program qualifies graduates for a variety of key management positions. The program is held in English, supporting its international and practice-oriented character. Students will acquire and develop professional and subject-related language skills.... [-]


Master in Sustainable International Agriculture

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Innsbruck

This Joint degree program of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well-founded knowledge of biophysical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. [+]

Master in Sustainable International Agriculture (M.Sc.)

This Joint degree program of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well-founded knowledge of biophysical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. Three profiles: International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics, International Organic Agriculture and Tropical Agriculture.The Master’s program in Sustainable International Agriculture (SIA) is a consecutive joint Master study program of the agricultural faculties of the Georg-August-University of Goettingen and the University of Kassel - Witzenhausen comprising 120 ECTS. All SIA modules are taught in English.The Master’s program consists of fifteen modules with 6 ECTS each; a Master’s thesis in the 4th semester with 24 ECTS; colloquium with 6 ECTS.... [-]