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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 2017/2018. 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 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.... [-]


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 2017/2018. 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 Computer Science

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

Computer Science is a software education and training that is oriented towards theory and includes strong methodological and algorithmic components. It is thus located at the interface of a number of other sciences. [+]

The master’s programme Computer Science taught in English at TU Graz offers you a vast number of opportunities to specialize in a particular field. You may choose 2 out of 12 areas of specialization, in which you wish to develop your expertise. You receive instruction from internationally recognized scientists and will be involved in research projects. You can take advantage of cooperative networks with top-universities in the USA, work with the best software and hardware and study at internationally acclaimed institutes. Content Compulsory Subjects Compiler Construction Discrete Stochastics and Information Theory Enumerative Combinatoric Algorithms Geometry for Computer Scientists IT Security Numerical Optimization You may choose 2 out of these 12 catalogues of elective courses Algorithms Computational Intelligence Computer Graphics Computer Vision IT Security Knowledge Technologies Multimedia Information Systems Pervasive Computing Robotics Software Technology Mathematical Foundations Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (Double diploma programme with the University of Ljubljana) Career Options Graduates have numerous employment opportunities: They conduct research at universities, other research institutions and research and development departments in companies. They design, test and assess complex hardware and software systems in the field of information technology, the automobile industry and telecommunication. The systems that they develop will be used in, for example, Smartphones and Apps, or in robotic systems. They work both nationally and internationally, either independently or as an employee, for example, in industries, new start-up companies or in the service sector. They frequently direct departments or projects. [-]

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... [+]

Masters in Austria 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Master of Science (MSc) in Marketing

Webster Vienna Private University
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna + 1 more

The objective of the marketing curriculum is to provide an opportunity for the student to study the dynamics of human behavior that affect 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. ... [-]

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.). [+]

Masters in Austria 2017/2018. 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... [-]

Master International Business Administration

University of Vienna
Campus Full time March 2018 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. [+]

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 the list of cultural... [-]

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 2017/2018. 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 -... [-]

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. [+]

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 may complete up to... [-]

Health Care Information Technology

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Austria Klagenfurt Spittal an der Drau Villach Feldkirchen in Kärnten + 3 more

The Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ was developed with the vision and goal to meet the information technology as well as the organizational development requirements and challenges in [+]

 Master Health Care Information Technology

 

The Master degree study program ‘Health Care IT’ was developed with the vision and goal to meet the information technology as well as the organizational development requirements and challenges in the healthcare sector.  Our students will learn to deal with these challenges through a thorough practice-oriented university education.

The core competence of the degree study program is the deepening of the fundamental understanding of the technical and organizational requirements within the information and communication technologies in the healthcare sector. Successful careers for our graduates are practically guaranteed through the acquired skill sets which can be put to use in solving the current requirements necessary in the fields of medical informatics, medical engineering and healthcare economics as well as future technical challenges.... [-]


Master in Development Economics

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Innsbruck

What do we “develop” in our Master's programme in Development Economics? If “software” is the answer you were looking for, the app obviously led you to the wrong page. But if you want to know what economic and policy instruments can spur growth of a whole country, how to assess the impact of a policy measure, or most efficiently help developing countries reach adequate living standards or whether help helps at all. If you’d like to do your own research in this field one day or work with governments and aid agencies advising them on current development issues– this might be just the right study for you! [+]

Development Economics (M.A.) What do we “develop” in our Master's programme in Development Economics? If “software” is the answer you were looking for, the app obviously led you to the wrong page. But if you want to know what economic and policy instruments can spur growth of a whole country, how to assess the impact of a policy measure, or most efficiently help developing countries reach adequate living standards or whether help helps at all. If you’d like to do your own research in this field one day or work with governments and aid agencies advising them on current development issues– this might be just the right study for you! Study programme: Development Economics (M.A.) Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) with an optional Double Degree Programme duration: 4 Semesters Beginning of programme: Winter and summer semester Admission: limited admission (application to the university) Admission requirements: Admission procedure Application: Application procedure Application deadline: April 1st to May 15th (for the winter semester) and October 1st to November 15th (for the summer semester) Language requirements: Good skills in English proven by e.g. TOEFL, IELTS (the programme is taught completely in English) General information The English-language Master of Arts in Development Economics is jointly offered by the Department of Economics (Faculty of Economic Sciences) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences). It builds on the successful Master of Arts in International Economics and the Master of Arts in Agribusiness; these programmes already had a strong specialisation in development... [-]

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.... [-]