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MBA in Project Management | Professional MBA | MBA Programs

About the MBA in Project Management

Perfect your project management skills

This specialization provides you with key expertise, enabling you to enhance and perfect your project management and social skills. You sharpen your understanding of how to lead teams and individuals in projects and learn to deal with the interests of different project stakeholders. Moreover, you get to better understand the need for a paradigm shift towards sustainability, agility and social media for project-oriented organizations.

Theory & up-to-date methods in project management

Designed around the specific requirements of executives, the specialization places particular emphasis on the application of theoretical concepts and up-to-date methods to real-world situations encountered by students in their everyday professional practice, and on practical project work. Graduates of the specialization in project management can manage projects professionally with a view to achieving sustainable results.

Balancing economic, ecological, and social interests

You will learn, share methods and generate new ideas; and of course, build a network of long-lasting relationships with like-minded international peers. You will work alongside motivated executives from a broad range of companies and cultures, giving you an insight into their way of thinking, and their approach to business.

Target group

  • Project and program managers who want to deepen and refresh their knowledge
  • Technical experts and engineers who are eager to enhance their leadership and management skills
  • Executives and managers who are in charge of developing project management capabilities, or who are responsible for making change happen in their organizations
  • Management trainers and consultants who wish to update and enhance their knowledge
  • Executives and employees in the public sector or in the consulting business
    • Real-Life Content

      • You bring your business challenges to class for discussion
      • International residency (USA), real-life cases and exclusive company visits
      • Apply your newly acquired knowledge directly to your job
    • Global Network

      • Over 4,500 members from  over 85 nations
      • Online student and alumni platform
      • Local community chapters
      • Exclusive events and services
      • A great resource for company insights and exchange
    • Blended Learning

      • Compact format with 18 months duration
      • Lectures in the classroom and through our online learning platform
    • International Faculty

      • Faculty members from top universities around the globe, e.g. WU Wien, IE Business School, University of St. Gallen, SDA Bocconi
      • Acclaimed experts and research leaders
      • Guest speakers from top corporations, e.g. Microsoft, Rewe, Google

Alexander Hartner, MBA

  • Alumnus | Head of Operations Standard Leasing/Contract Management Standard | Raiffeisen-Leasing | Austria

Specialized education is absolutely necessary to master today's challenges. With the support of my employer, I was attending the Professional MBA Project Management and, with our company motto ‘there is always room for improvement’ in mind, apply the knowledge acquired in my typical work day.

Where our MBA in Project Management Students Work (a Selection)

Strabag Commerzbank IAEA Siemens Austrian TU Graz

Project Management Curriculum: The Practical Approach

The curriculum of the MBA in Project Management is taught by experts and active professionals from the world of Business and Project Management, who transfer their knowledge and experiences directly to students.

Throughout the program, in the hands of renowned professionals, you will learn among other topics

  • Project Management Methods & Trends
  • Risk Management & Agility,
  • Stakeholder Engagement & Project Organization
  • Managing Project-Oriented Organizations and Change.

You will participate in an intensive exchange with faculty from leading institutions & experienced practitioners. Engage in knowledge building conversations and practical discussions with our peers from different industries, companies and countries.

Preparation for project management certifications

If you want to prepare for a project management certification, the module "Project Management Process and International Approaches" is an ideal basis. In this module you will gain an understanding and overview on selected project management standards. You will learn about differences and commonalities of international project management standards such as the International Competence Baseline (ICB) of the IPMA, Project Management Body of Knowledge of the PMI, and Projects in Controlled Environments (Prince2) of the AXELOS.

    • How can managers with 50-60 hours working time manage the program?

      Although our MBA program is challenging, it is designed for working executives. That's why students can access our online forums from their smartphones or tablets, giving them the flexibility to manage their workloads on the go, whether they're on their way to work, on a lunch break, or traveling around the world.

    • How are students evaluated during the MBA?

      • Participation in class: Students are continuously evaluated during classroom discussions and video conferences. Every contribution, whether written or spoken, is taken into account.
      • Individual assignments: Students are asked to participate in quiz questions, individual assignments or evaluated homework.
      • Group assignments: As part of a small team, students must prepare presentations, research papers or papers.

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