The curriculum of the MBA Strategic Project Management consists of two integral parts:
The business core modules cover vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques. The specialization modules allow participants to gain expertise and skills in project management.
Below is an overview of the modules. Click on the titles for detailed information.
During this MBA, students tackle digitizing project management progresses. Below you find a recorded discussion on this topic between the Academic Director and one of the guest speakers in the program.
During the first three teaching blocks of the specialization, students work together on a training project. Assuming the roles of project management consultants, participants form small groups to work on planning a project. The training projects are drawn from the students´ own professional practice. This “learning-on-the-project” approach provides participants with a testing ground for the theories, concepts and methods discussed in the course of the MBA program.
Another highly practical-relevant feature of the program ist the "Project Vernissage". During this event, students exhibit their training projects and share their project management learning progress with business partners, alumni, students, and faculty of the program.
Below you find examples of projects featured at the "Project Vernissage".
The MBA Strategic Project Management includes company visits to project-oriented companies and organizations. Here, students have the opportunity to meet experts and discuss formulas for success and pitfalls to avoid in project management. Past company visits include: Audi Hungaria, OMV, Frequentis, City of Vienna, Raiffeisen Bank International.
I was worried how to manage studies, job and 3-year-old twins.
Honestly, it wasn’t easy, and I had to sacrifice some personal time too, but with a supportive partner and some flexibility at work it is manageable.
However, the MBA experience that I got in return is so great that I did not regret it a single minute. Moreover, it made me a time management expert ;).
Understanding and applying the core methods and trends is vital for successful project and program management. You will learn:
Designing of project and program organizations is a core element of ensuring competitive advantage and success. You will learn:
Dealing with uncertainty and risks on projects is central for every project manager. One answer to uncertainty is including agility into projects. You will learn:
Stakeholders of projects and programs are a valuable resource for ensuring sustainable outcomes and their acceptance. You will learn:
Project controlling is an essential task of a project manager to ensure project progress and success. Controlling and cooperation on the project can be supported by tooling, social media and digitalization. You will learn:
Designing the Project Management Process is a core project leadership task. Having an understanding and overview on selected project management standards is part of the profession. You will learn:
Project-oriented organizations need specific strategies, structures, cultures, processes, and methods expressed in distinct capabilities to support change and innovation. You will learn:
Students visit selected businesses to gain practical insights into how project-oriented companies work and what benefits they bring. Moreover, the Lab includes presentations on topical issues and special exercises that allow participants to further improve and perfect their PM and social skills. Topics in the past included for example project leadership.
You will learn/gain:
To strengthen the professional relevance of the MBA Strategic Project Management, the program will be expanding its offering starting from October 2023.
In addition to acquiring in-depth knowledge and skills in strategic project management, participants will now also have the opportunity to obtain a job-related Project Management certificate and an Agile Leadership certificate according to IPMA®.
The MBA Strategic Project Management prepares students for these IPMA® certifications. Examinations for levels C and D will be conducted in collaboration with project management austria (pma), the national association of IPMA®.
The certification is included in the MBA tuition fee.
At the end of the MBA program, students have to write a master's thesis in order to receive the academic degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). The intention of the master's thesis is to guarantee that the graduate of the MBA program is able to write scientific papers on his or her own.
The program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis, which makes it an ideal choice for those who want to continue working while studying.
Oliver Fallenegger, MBA
Coming from a technical background, the MBA Strategic Project Management was a perfect match for me. With the part-time structure, I could immediately apply my newly gained knowledge at work and could combine it with my private life. I feel well prepared for all the upcoming challenges and I can only recommend it to everybody who wants to empower himself or herself.