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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 Bio Inspired Engineering

FH Kufstein Tirol - University of Applied Sciences
Campus Part time 4 semesters November 2017 Austria Kufstein

Learning from nature for engineering - that is the goal of this international Master's degree program (MSc) taught in English. Nature offers a myriad of solutions to engineering problems. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. Master in Bio Inspired Engineering Learning from nature for engineering - that is the goal of this international Master's degree program (MSc) taught in English. Nature offers a myriad of solutions to engineering problems. Over the course of four semesters, this program focuses on the implementation of numerous nature-inspired innovations into new technologies and sustainable products and offers an exciting overview of all core areas of biomimetics. Biomimetics is the process of utilizing natural constructions, processes, and developmental principles by transforming them into systemically engineered solutions that - without nature as a role model - we would not usually think of ourselves. While biomimetics as an interdisciplinary research field is still fairly new, it has four billion years of evolutionary mechanism optimization to show for. Considering the vast bio-cosmos' diversity and the complexity behind the necessary adaptations of systems to the environment, the tremendous potential that biomimetics has to offer to deal with the most pressing issues our society currently faces becomes evident. Through the symbiosis of a biological perspective on one hand and a natural science and engineering perspective on the other, this Master's degree program builds a cross-functional bridge founded on the graduate’s core competencies and hands-on experience. BENEFITS Holistic high-level training in all areas of biomimetics Directly usable and implementable solutions from biology and engineering Methodological competence for solving bionic issues Overview of sustainable manufacturing technologies for biomimetic products Use of biomimetics as a tried-and-tested supplier of ideas and an innovation engine Diving... [-]

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. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. 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 [-]

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.... [-]


Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS)

International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. 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. The MACS programme runs over two academic years with seven modules and a Master Thesis. Each module has a two-week, in-class phase which takes place approximately every three months. Most of the in-class phases are at IACA’s campus in Laxenburg, Austria (Vienna area). At least one in-class phase will be held at another location worldwide. Prior off-site classes took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (in cooperation with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) and Brasilia, Brazil (in cooperation with the Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil). Each module also has a pre- and a post-module phase. Four modules are completed in the first academic year. Three modules and the Master Thesis are completed in the second academic year. Admission Requirements Undergraduate degree, equivalent to a bachelor’s degree Minimum of three years of relevant work experience or a proven history of academic research in areas related to anti-corruption and/or... [-]

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... [-]

Master in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Graz

Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. [+]

Masters in Austria 2017. Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. The core areas are molecular biotechnology, biocatalysis, and environmental, food, enzyme and bioprocess technology. Students benefit from access to the excellently equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure. Content You learn working and analytical methods used in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and gene, enzyme and fermentation technology. You independently perform cutting-edge scientific and technological experiments. You assess the results of experiments, identify problems and propose solutions. You learn to develop new strategies by considering and assessing current research findings. You use modern information technology in bioinformatics. You work in teams and present results. Core areas Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Bioprocess Technology Environmental and Food Biotechnology Specialisation subjects You may choose 2 of the following areas of specialisation: Enzyme and Protein Technology Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology Bioprocess Engineering Environmental and Food Biotechnology Career Options Graduates are employed in leading positions in both the basic and applied sciences in academia and industry. Biotechnologists plan experiments and analyses, implement these and examine existing solutions. Their problem-solving skills are needed for research and technological development. Graduates work in the following areas: industrial biotechnology, chemical manufacturing using biocatalytic processes, pharmaceutical research, food technology, environmental biotechnology, agricultural research, in relevant university and non-university research institutions and with public authorities or in public offices. [-]

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. There will be a joint LL.M. degree awarded from the Universities in Hamburg, Ghent and Rotterdam and all other partner universities will award an additional 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 International Business Administration

University of Vienna
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

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

Masters in Austria 2017. The master programme International Business Administration (Master IBW) will be offered in its new structure as an interdisciplinary study programme 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. Structure The first part of Master International Business Administration is the introductory phase, in which basic economic knowledge are provided and repeated so that all newly admitted students are on the same level. Parallel to the introductory phase, other courses may already be attended. Further business administrative education in the amount of 20 ECTS can be chosen while completing training in International Management (20 ECTS). The list of possible business administrative specializations is long and includes Banking & Finance, Controlling, External Accounting, Marketing & International Marketing, Organization and Personnel, Smart Production, Strategic Manage-ment, and Supply Chain Management. Skills in culture, politics, history, and law are acquired in the module "Cultural Studies" from one of the electable cultural areas (Europe, Africa, Japan, China, South Asia, Latin America, Slavic region). Extending... [-]

LL.M. in International Business Law

Danube University Krems Faculty of Business and Globalization
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year October 2017 Austria Krems

The part-time program is suitable for working professionals abroad, who are not able to take time off professional or personal commitments for an entire academic year. About one third of the LL.M. program is carried out online via blended learning while the other two thirds are held at the Danube University Krems and the University of Olomouc. During the academic year, classes will meet a total of five weeks, seven days a week. [+]

International Business Law, LL.M. Danube University Krems and University of Olomouc Program Structure: The part-time program is suitable for working professionals abroad, who are not able to take time off professional or personal commitments for an entire academic year. About one third of the LL.M. program is carried out online via blended learning while the other two thirds are held at the Danube University Krems and the University of Olomouc. During the academic year, classes will meet a total of five weeks, seven days a week. 2 semesters (for lawyers), part-time through blended learning Overview: In practice, issues of business law often have a cross-border dimension and are determined by international and EU law. As a result, profound knowledge of international business law is essential for a successful career in transnational companies and law firms. The LL.M. program offers its participants a highly practice-oriented training and is oriented toward the legal know-how necessary in a globalized world. With this focused approach, the program provides a short cut to becoming an internationally successful expert in business law for practice in the context of European, international and transcontinental economic law. Thanks to the unprecedented cooperation between the Austrian and the Czech university, the participants are not only trained in international and European law, but also learn the respective characteristics of Austrian and Czech law on a comparative basis. “The LL.M. program focuses on those areas that are of central importance for the day-to-day practice of international law firms and legal departments. It... [-]

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... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) International Relations

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Vienna

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. [+]

Master of Arts (MA)  International Relations

 

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. Course-work provides exposure to legal, historical, and context-sensitive socioeconomic and political factors that are key elements in a study of this nature. Examination of the dynamics, structural characteristics, and humanitarian issues operating within the global community is included.

 

 

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Students who choose to take INTL 6000 must also take 3 elective courses, and students who choose to take INTL 6250 must take 2 elective courses, from any of the above international relations course options not used to satisfy the given requirements, or from any of the following business and management courses, or International Relations Elective Courses:... [-]


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 of International Business - MIB

SMBS - University of Salzburg Business School
Campus Part time 3 semesters October 2017 Austria Salzburg

To meet exactly those needs, the university course "Master of International Business – MIB" offers the possibility to improve strategic and operative skills in the area of international .... [+]

Master of International Business - MIB

University Course for International Business Activity, Logistics, and Management

 

The growing internationalisation and globalisation of economy constantly leads to new challenges and surrounding conditions for export-oriented companies (e.g. small companies and medium-sized enterprises). If you want to be successful in international trade, you need to get acquainted with the tools of international business initiation and transaction.

 

To meet exactly those needs, the university course "Master of International Business – MIB" offers the possibility to improve strategic and operative skills in the area of international business as well as management knowledge and skills at the highest level. This university course is the ideal basic training and further training for the multiple demands of international business. With regard to international orientation, individual English-language modules are held and offered at foreign universities. The lecturers and coaches are highly qualified practitioners with many years of professional experience from all areas of international business, as well as university professors with practical experience.... [-]


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... [-]