Master's Programme Organization Studies

Curriculum (2007W)

As of winter semester 2024/2025 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding master’s programme please consult this page »

Master of Science

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree/equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Business and Management

Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0413 Management and Administration

Study Code
UC 066 972

It is recommended to commence the programme in the winter semester in order to avoid study delays.

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master's Programme Organization Studies will give you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria have to be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master's Programme Organization Studies, how long the programme takes, which modules have to be completed and much more.

The curriculum 2007W currently applies to the Master's degree in Master's Programme Organization Studies.

Information on the Curriculum (2007W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
 available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's resp. diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 100 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Economic- and/or Social Sciences

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.
The exemplary course of study listed below is a recommendation for full-time students starting their studies in the winter semester. The list serves to illustrate a possible course of study and is not binding. Please note that the introductory module (Approaches to OS), which is a prerequisite for all other modules, is currently only offered in the winter semester. Any examination repetitions or their effect of delaying the study period are not taken into account in the presentation.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Approaches to Organization Studies
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organizational Design
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Communication and Conflict

10.0 ECTS-Credits: HRM and Organization
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organizational Dynamics and Change
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (1)

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organizational Analysis: Research Methods
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organizational Knowledge and Management Development
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (2)

20 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
5 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of the Master's Thesis
5 ECTS-Credits: Research Colloquium for Master's Thesis

empfohlener Studienverlauf als grafische Darstellung

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Ethics in Organizations
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Art, Culture and Expert Organizations
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Gender, Work and Organization
10.0 ECTS-Credits: HRM and Organization
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Organizational Communication and Governance
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Issues in Theory and Practice of Organizations
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Accounting and Organization

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10.0 ECTS-Credits: Special Topics in International Accounting
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Corporate Valuation
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Information Economics
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Applied Risk Management
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Banking and Finance
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Financial Regulation
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Applied Behavioral Finance
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics of Information Systems, Especially Social Aspects of Information Systems
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Entrepreneurship
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Marketing Performance Management
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Strategy & Marketing
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Creativity & Change Management
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (I): Intercultural Human Resource Development
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Human Relation Management (II): Employment-Oriented Consulting
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills

(1) One elective module  totalling 20 ECTS-Credits from the catalogue § 8 Para 1 has to be completed.
(2) One elective module  totalling 10 ECTS-Credits from the catalogue § 8 Para 2 has to be completed.

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Course Sequence

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 52.5= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 29.1
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 11.2
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria 7.2
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

​​​​​Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Universitätsstraße 15

Associate Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Richard Weiskopf

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mike Peters

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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