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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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MA Management and Leadership

Webster University Leiden
Campus or Online Full time Part time March 2018 Austria Vienna

The MA in Management and Leadership curriculum exposes students to the tools of management and leadership and provides experience in decision-making situations [+]

Masters in Austria 2017.

The MA in Management and Leadership curriculum exposes students to the tools of management and leadership and provides experience in decision-making situations. Students acquire familiarity with the analytical techniques of management and develop the ability to apply these techniques in actual problem solving in a corporate, government, or non-profit environment. Extensive use is made of case analysis and practical applications. Teamwork is an essential part of each course, and students will learn to polish the presentation and communication skills needed to succeed in business today. The MA in Management and Leadership is an excellent study to help improve your emotional intelligence, communication skills, budgeting know-how, and leadership abilities. The program is taught at more than 50 U.S. campus locations in major cities and military bases, at international campuses in Geneva, Switzerland; Leiden, the Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria; and online. Points of Distinction Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for MA programs in the Business and Management departments. Webster is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses in Geneva, Switzerland; Leiden, the Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria; Thailand and China. Faculty who practice in the field allow you to take your class experience and apply it to real work situations. Fees Students in the Management & Leadership program will be charged a tuition fee of €2,325 per 3-credit course. The program consists of... [-]

Master in Sports, Culture & Events Management FT

FH Kufstein Tirol - University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Austria Kufstein

This Master Degree Program has been developed as a management degree in the synergetic areas of sports, culture as well as events management with a strong international focus. [+]

This Master Degree Program has been developed as a management degree in the synergetic areas of sports, culture as well as events management with a strong international focus. The program is entirely taught in English with native speakers coming from England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia among others from both universities as well as the business field. The main emphasis lies on the development of strategic and leadership skills. Central to this program are analysis and conception as well as research orientation. With the inclusion of current scientific discussions, the unity of research and subject matter is guaranteed. This leads to a unique interdisciplinary approach to mastering the elements and structural provisions involved in the management of sports, culture and events businesses. Core Concept The key focus of the master program represents three core concepts - strategic management, research and management in the fields of sports, culture and events management and the future-orientated focus of optional academic study modules. Students are able to choose courses in areas such as venue management, destination management, strategic events management, strategic project development, urban studies, and city development. Comprehensive Social Leadership Preparation Social skills’ training is another component of the program. Particular emphasis is placed on leadership training, especially in an intercultural context. An international study trip encourages the subject skills as well as the social and intercultural competence of our graduates. Because of the tight connection to practical subject application, the program complies with the special qualification requirements of various career fields in international... [-]

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

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 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.... [-]


Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 14 months November 2017 Austria Vienna

The Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law provides you with the skills needed to communicate, manage, and lead more effectively across the combined business, legal, and regulatory specialties. [+]

This postgraduate program is tailored specifically for people without a law dregree working at the intersection of law, business and technical fields. Target Group Executives who frequently have to deal with legal issues in their daily work Practitioners from law departments aiming to enriching their know-how in European Business law High potentials seeking to further develop profound knowledge in business law You benefit in many ways: Get to know European Business Law by way of a comprehensive curriculum Ideal study conditions with a limited number of participants Benefit from our faculty of renowned professors and experienced practitioners Build up your comprehensive personal network by becoming a member of the WU Executive Academy alumni community Admission requirements First University degree (e.g. Bachelor) Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Proficiency in English [-]

Master Management of Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise

IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems
Campus Part time 2 years October 2017 Austria Krems

The Master programme in Management of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses master’s programme is aimed at business graduates looking to pursue a career in a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). [+]

Master Management of Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise

Language of instruction: German/some courses in English

Programme overview

 Leadership in SMEs   Managing SMEs   Entrepreneurship   Leadership in crisis situations   Corporate succession   Applications-based research   Business case study/business simulation   

Key Skills

Graduates of the Master programme will have the skills required to:

manage SMEs with a view to achieving company objectives, evaluating key management indicators and implementing appropriate responses based on their assessment; lead staff in SMEs, with the aim of achieving corporate objectives; set up their own business and execute growth strategies for SMEs; drive forward targeted innovation processes within the company; identify crisis situations in SMEs, and identify, implement and evaluate suitable corrective measures; introduce controlling policies and tools in SMEs, assess their suitability and respond accordingly to the results generated; analyse and evaluate key SME performance indicators, and develop and implement measures designed to achieve specific company objectives; lead SMEs in crisis situations and take the necessary steps to resolve the crisis; evaluate potential problems in the corporate succession process and implement appropriate responses; complete the procedure of closing a business. [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis 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 the Master in Management Compasssearch 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.... [-]


LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice

Center for International Legal Studies
Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 Austria Salzburg

Four institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members throughout the world. The Law Faculty of Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland) has ranked first among Polish university law faculties for the last seven years. Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), founded in 1635, ranks as the leading law faculty in Hungary. Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts) was established in 1872 and ranks in the top 25 of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. Four institutions organize the LL.M. in Transnational Commercial Practice. The Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria) has more than 5,000 lawyer members throughout the world. The Law Faculty of Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland) has ranked first among Polish university law faculties for the last seven years. Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary), founded in 1635, ranks as the leading law faculty in Hungary. Boston University School of Law (Boston, Massachusetts) was established in 1872 and ranks in the top 25 of more than 200 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association. The Central European locations (Budapest and Warsaw) and the session format of two weeks each provide a great advantage to those who cannot take a year away from their work, particularly active practitioners, to those who cannot afford the time or cost of a year abroad and/or to those who may have difficulty obtaining a visa to study in the United States. The program is designed to bring experienced lawyers together with expert faculty members, and the seminar structure lends itself to active exchange among the participants. Thirty-two lawyers from 13 countries, ranging in age from 25 to 65 years, participated in the 2017 two-week LL.M. sessions. The LL.M. requires satisfaction of 21 credits over three cycles offered each year in Budapest in March and June and in Warsaw in April. LL.M. courses are taught in English by faculty provided in March and April by CILS, Lazarski University, and Eötvös Loránd University. Selected participants... [-]

SpaceTech – Master of Engineering in Space Systems and Business Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Part time 18 months October 2017 Austria Graz

Through the university programme "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 programme "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: 34,000 € (VAT-free) This fee does not include costs for travel, accommodation or food. Number of participants: limited to 20 Course location: European Space Centers: TU Graz, Austria CNES Toulouse, France ESA ECSAT Harwell, Great Britain DLR GSOC Munich, Germany ESA ESRIN Frascati, Italy ESA ESTEC Noordwijk, the Netherlands Content You gain comprehensive knowledge on the current state of international research in the following fields: Applied Project Management for Space Systems Business Engineering Space Mission Analysis and Design Telecommunications Earth Observation Systems Engineering Navigation Human Space Flight In addition, you acquire leadership and social skills, perform case studies (Central Case Project – CCP) and complete a Master’s thesis. The course content is taught by internationally recognized experts from the respective fields. Target Groups The university programme is appropriate for Experts with several years of experience working in the... [-]

LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution

Danube University Krems Faculty of Business and Globalization
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Austria Krems

The LL.M. Program in International Dispute Resolution was designed to explore new and innovative avenues in the area of dispute resolution and to provide a profound knowledge and skills for a successful career in the exciting field [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. The LL.M. Program in International Dispute Resolution was designed to explore new and innovative avenues in the area of dispute resolution and to provide a profound knowledge and skills for a successful career in the exciting field of international dispute resolution. Emphasis is put on arbitration in the CEE region. The Department for Business Law and European Integration developed a program, which offers students the opportunity to explore in detail various means for resolving international disputes in an efficient way. The core areas of international commercial arbitration, international commercial litigation, international business mediation, and negotiation are complemented with course modules on international investment disputes and other special topics. These course modules include conflict management as well as practice-oriented exercises such as stakeholder disputes and litigation PR, which shall provide our graduates with the necessary practical knowledge and techniques to achieve the best possible outcome for their international clients. This program is supported by the international arbitration law firm Konrad & Partners. Target Group - Law graduates and practitioners interested in International Dispute Resolution as well as lawyers in training, business lawyers and attorneys, legal counsel and consultants Alumni Networking The alumni networking of the Department for Business Law and European Integration encourages and facilitates the benefits of personal contact and exchange of professional experience between graduates, lecturers and university. Admission requirements - First degree in law, or a degree with a substantial law content (exceptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis) - Fluency in English -... [-]

Master in Energy Informatics

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 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 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 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. Energy Informatics (ENI) is the application of information technologies to this highly demanding field. Information Degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Annual intake: 20 Mode of study: full-time Admission requirements: Completed Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with IT strand worth a minimum of 60 ECTS points, or a similar qualification. Sound knowledge of English. Language of tuition: English Fees: No tuition fees Focus of studies This Master’s degree programme Energy Informatics (ENI) provides technical, business and legal expertise for the development of future energy systems, especially in the areas of: International Energy Makets and Energy Law Processes and Process Modelling International Project Management Systems Engineering Energy generation, distribution and storage... [-]

MSc Environmental Sciences

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

The master’s programme and research network Environmental Sciences is a hub for students and scientists who want to apply deep scientific thought to the earth environment and some of its most urgent problems. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. The master’s programme and research network Environmental Sciences is a hub for students and scientists who want to apply deep scientific thought to the earth environment and some of its most urgent problems. Geoscientists, life scientists, geographers, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, economists and lawyers come together to tackle these problems in a collaborative way. Our goal is to prepare a new generation of professionals and scientists for solving the challenges ahead. The interdisciplinary programme focuses on the analysis of fundamental environmental processes using know-how from a wide range of scientific fields. This disciplinary diversity is reflected not only in the diversity of the fields of expertise of the faculty, but also in the diversity of students coming from various areas of science. Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary programme that deals with processes that control the earth system and the impact of human activities on this system. The programme emphasises a rigorous process level understanding of important problems in environmental science to learn how to analyse the complex earth system. Therefore, scientific methods of earth sciences, physical geography, life sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics are used. The workload of the master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credits. This is equivalent to a period of four semesters. After getting an overview of the field of study of Environmental Sciences in a ring-lecture and a seminar, students focus on basic issues in environmental chemistry and geochemistry, environmental biology, pollutants and element cycles. They get acquainted with a process oriented view on... [-]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)

University of Hamburg, Institute of Law & Economics
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Austria Vienna

This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). [+]

European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) This European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) programme offers the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities. Each partner university awards a Master degree (LL.M. / M.A. / M.Sc.). The programme provides students with an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares students for a professional career, for example, in public organisations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms. Graduates are also well prepared for doctorate research in a PhD programme such as the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE). The EMLE has been recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus + Programme of "outstanding academic quality". The Erasmus + label allows the EMLE programme to annually grant a substantial number of scholarships (including several full scholarships to students from “Partner Countries”). For law students, the knowledge of the specific regulations of their home country is too narrow a base for counseling firms that are active in international trade. Additionally, a familiarity with the economic effects of legal rules has become indispensable for understanding their clients' commercial needs. Similarly, economics students will profit from an accurate understanding of the institutional legal framework of market economies. For both lawyers and economists, knowledge of the other discipline and international contacts are crucial for a successful future career. The EMLE programme is the institutional response to these challenges. EMLE Programme Features The EMLE programme offers the following unique... [-]

Master in Advanced International Studies

Diplomatic Academy Of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. 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 Diplomatic Academy and the University of Vienna. Target group University and college graduates of all disciplines and all nationalities who wish to attain profound knowledge of international relations through a multidiscplinary Master’s programme. Structure MAIS1 In the first year of the Master of Advanced International Studies students attend classes in the fields of political science, international relations, economics and international economic relations, contemporary history, as well as international and European law. The student’s interests, preferences and prior knowledge are taken into account in individual student counselling sessions. The knowledge previously acquired in undergraduate programmes is complemented and supplemented, and the necessary basis for the analysis of specific topic areas in the MAIS2 year is created. MAIS2 In the second MAIS year students apply the knowledge acquired during the MAIS1 year in specialised courses and seminars to analyse problems and solve case studies. Methodological and interdisciplinary seminars, presented by prominent personalities from politics and science, prepare students for writing their Master’s thesis. In their Master’s thesis... [-]

Master's Degree in Mechatronics

Johannes Kepler University Linz - JKU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Linz

The study of Mechatronics – a combination of “mechanics” and “electronics” - combines mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and informatics. [+]

Master's Degree in Mechatronics

The study of Mechatronics – a combination of “mechanics” and “electronics” - combines mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and informatics. This interdisciplinary engineering field of study encompasses the collective area ranging from basic substructures, facilities and technology for development, to production and operations of future-oriented technical machinery, appliances and equipment. In the process, systems from technical components are combined with intelligent control systems.Mechatronics has increasingly changed our everyday lives with products and systems such as integrated ABS and EBS in automobiles, DVD and Blue-Ray Players, mobile communications with UMTS systems and video communications. Mechatronics is an essential catalyst for product innovation and the potential is growing more rapidly than ever before.... [-]


International Media Innovation Management

International Media Innovation Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

This program (online and presence modules in Germany, Austria, Spain, USA) is aimed at high-potentials from the media and creative industries. Executive students from www.imim-master.com dome from different positions in their respective value chains: development, financing, content, journalism, production, distribution, regulation/legislation. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. Master's program in International Media Innovation Management -- imim This program is aimed at high-potentials from the media and creative industries – with different positions in their respective value chains. Please note: APPLICATION PERIOD for its next start in autumn 2015 has ENDED on 1st of July! IMIM students have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in fields such as development, financing, content, journalism and production, distribution, regulation/legislation. During the two-year study, they pool their forces together into a media innovation think tank. With lecturers from leading media companies and universities from all over the world (Poynter Institute, Guardian, New York Times, Die Welt, Universidad Miguel Hernandez and many more) and seminars in Austria, Germany, Spain, the US and online, they work together in an international network. The students deal with real-life situations submitted by participating enterprises. Thus, companies participating in the program have a say in the structuring of the syllabus. “The students’ collaboration with academics, management trainers, journalists and business managers is crucial”, says Program Director Andy Kaltenbrunner, “innovation is to be established as the main currency of exchange in an international team.” The curriculum is divided into five one-week compulsory attendance modules (taking place in Austria, Germany, Spain and the US), complemented with e-learning. Lecturers: Leading international experts in media, journalism, technology, and change management, some from academia, others within the industry, including Wolfgang Blau (The Guardian), Lucy Küng (Universities of Oxford/Reuters Insitute, St. Gallen), Bill Horn (The New York Times),... [-]