Master Programs

Faculty of Business and Management offers a 3-year bachelor program in management, a 3-year bachelor program in economics, a variety of 2-year master programs and a 3-year doctorate/Ph.D. program. All programs are dedicated to high-quality, innovative teaching based on a research-focused faculty. Please click below for further information.

Director of Study Programs
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bank
Phone: + 43 (0)512 507 7581


Master in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation




Further Information:
The AAT Brochure

Accounting, auditing, and management control systems are gaining more and more importance and are no longer confined to the area of corporations but penetrate the fields of public administration, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organisations. Accounting systems today are also shaped by global processes of standardisation which impact on local organisations. Moreover, the globalisation of business implies new challenges in the fields of tax driven business strategies as auditing.

The Master Programme Accounting, Auditing and Taxation aims at developing competencies in the areas of managerial accounting and control, financial accounting, auditing, and business taxation. Though a certain specialisation in either managerial accounting, auditing, or taxation is expected from students, the programme is designed to provide an integrated view on accounting and taxation issues in organisations. In cooperation with the Faculty of Business and Management's research focus on Accounting Theory and Research there is a specific emphasis on the social and organisational context of accounting.


Master in Banking and Finance





Further Information:
The BF Brochure

The financial services sector offers several challenging, fascinating and demanding fields of activity. In order to avail oneself of the opportunity of working in this sector, expert knowledge about institutions, structures and processes is indispensable.

The Master programme Banking and Finance qualifies students for assuming demanding tasks in the financial services sector. Beside the examination of leading theories and concepts, which seek to prepare students for their professional experience, a major concern of this master program is to introduce students - by seminars and a Master thesis - to major fields of research at the Institute of Banking and Finance at the Faculty of Business and Management . Therefore, the Master programme Banking and Finance provides a scientific preparation for further PhD programs.

High-quality mentoring is guaranteed by studying and working in small groups. All lectures are given in English.


Master in Information Systems












Further Information:
The IS brochure

In a global economy, information technologies are core enablers of successful business models. A new generation of Internet companies has shown tremendous growth rates and has fundamentally changed the way businesses operate in many sectors. Information technologies have profoundly impacted businesses, organisations and society. This is reflected by terms such as e-business, e-government, agile organisations and knowledge society. Information systems (IS) have been characterised as the heart or the engine of business with a set of interrelated components that collect, retrieve, process, store and distribute information to support decision making and control in any organisation. Furthermore, information systems help managers and knowledge workers in efficient business processes, effective collaboration and improving existing or creating new business opportunities, products and services. In today`s economy there is a growing interdependence between an organisation`s ability to creatively apply and manage information systems and its agility, ability to implement corporate strategies and to achieve corporate goals.

The Master programme in Information Systems offers a blended mixture of management and computer science concepts, modelling skills and hands-on experiences in small groups applying leading-edge informition technologies to real-world business opportunities. Typical challenges are development, customising and continuous improvement of enterprise systems, establishing information infrastructures for knowledge workers, horizontal, vertical, business process-oriented and inter-organisational integration or development of IT-oriented business models and strategies. Information systems are part of a series of value-adding activities for acquiring, transforming, and distributing information so that managers can improve their decision making process, enhance organisational effectiveness and performance. A key asset of the Master programme in Information System is itss joint offering by experienced faculty in Information Systems, Management and Computer Science integrating a business and a computer science perspective on information systems into the process of learning. Other key assets are work in small groups, international IS case studies, leading-edge labs for student projects and advanced technology-enhanced collaborative learning concepts.


Master in Organizational Studies




Further Information:
The OS brochure

Organisations are the fabric of the social life. Whether we work in a company as managers, take part in a political movement, are members of an association, or just play football, we are parts of organisations. Organisations are vital actors in economic, cultural, and political spheres. They have a significant impact on people's lives and they influence the development of societies.

The management of organisations is facing rapid and fundamental changes. Globalisation, the knowledge society, privatisation and deregulation, the impact of technologies and innovation, and new forms of labour are but some of the keywords that characterise these challenges. Responding to these challenges in an adaptive way is key to a wealthy future – in economic and social terms.

The Master Program Organisation Studies qualifies students to take over responsibility in complex organisational settings. It is based on the Faculty of Business and Management’s research focus on Organisation Studies and close co-operations with partners from leading international academic institutions, as well as companies and other organisations. Elements of reflexive learning offer students the opportunity to further enhance their personal, communicative and social skills. All courses are taught in English.


Master in Strategic Management




Further Information:
The SM brochure

Global competition in a growing number of product markets is increasingly turning positive differentiation from competitors into a precondition for survival for all kinds of organizations. Attractive differentiation from competitors can only be established and sustained by continual product, process and capability innovation as well as by carefully building and maintaining relationships with important stakeholders, i.e. branding.

Innovation and branding capabilities of an organization depend on appropriate strategic leadership. Leadership style, management systems, socially accepted norms of behavior along with careful resource allocation processes further support and continually re-launch innovative thinking and actions. Strong relationships with external stakeholders largely depend on the leaders’ capability to serve as internal role models. Strategic leadership, therefore, is the driver and at the same time, the coordinator of an organization’s innovation and branding processes.

The Faculty of Business and Management has designed the Master Program " in Strategic Management" to respond to these challenges. The program focuses on the interrelationships among strategic leadership, innovation and branding. To foster a truly multi-cultural participant profile, the program is conducted in English.
It is based on the Faculty of Business and Management’s research focus in the field of strategic leadership, innovation and branding as well as on the school’s close relationships with national and international academic partner institutions, companies and non-profit organizations.