Executive Management MBA with a focus on "Integrated Management Systems"
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This continuing education program has been conceived for university graduates and professionals with at least three years of experience in a leading position, who are interested in attaining the degree Master of Business Administration (MBA).
For those applicants who already have a master’s degree or equivalent from a tertiary institution and for those who have graduated from or have dropped out of a program with an economic focus, there may be the possibility to transfer credits and be exempted from taking particular courses. Partial credit transfer may also be possible for graduates of field-related, recognized continuing education programs and/or candidates with a field-related skills attestation from a certification authority.
Program duration & commencement
This master’s program is a 4-semester (2-year) program. It is offered in a part-time format and consists of up to 11 blocks of 20 units (academic hours of 45 minutes) each. The program for the coming academic year is set to start on Friday, 16 March 2012.
- Friday, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (6 contact hours)
- Saturday, 9:00 am – 6:15 pm (10 contact hours)
- Sunday, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (4 contact hours)
The exact dates of the on-site blocks will be provided upon request; alternatively; the dates can be found at www.sanconsult.at.
For this continuing education MBA, a total of 525 units of coursework must be completed. For those students who have successfully completed the educational program Systems Manager for Quality, Environment or Security, it is possible to transfer 136 units of coursework; additional transfers may be possible for risk management as well as other selected courses. In other words, as a certified Systems Manager, the study time required to achieve an MBA is reduced to three semesters.
Curriculum & didactic approaches
The MBA program comprises a total of 525 units (academic hours of 45 minutes each) of coursework plus the compilation of the master’s thesis, which all in all translates into 90 ECTS points. In certain cases it may be possible for students to transfer credits from other academic programs they have attended in the past.
The curriculum is grounded in a didactic concept that allows program participants to integrate their professional and personal background into intensive exchanges with their colleagues and instructors in the context of purposeful group and project work. The modules of the on-site phases provide students with complex problem situations in which they can apply their modified and newly acquired knowledge. Predefined feedback loops are an integral part of this approach and thus support the learning processes as well as provide novel insights. Additionally, in the first two semesters, the students are required to sit for a number of examinations designed measure to what extent they have grasped the essential concepts covered in the coursework. In the final two semesters, students are asked to write papers on specific, application oriented themes in connection with their projects. These papers should develop the students’ writing and research skills, which will be indispensable for the work on their master’s thesis. For this master’s thesis, students are also urged to find a practical focus by studying a concrete problem and developing a conceptual framework for action for themselves and the company in which the research work is set.
Prerequisite for admission
One of the following prerequisites must be fulfilled by prospective students in order to be eligible for admission to this continuing education program:
(1) an internationally recognized, academic degree from a tertiary institution in Austria or abroad; or
(2) a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a leading position and other work-related qualifications, provided this experience gives the candidate an equivalent aptitude for participation in the study program (to be determined at the discretion of the program director).