International Relations and Urban Policy

 

International Relations and Urban Policy

Master’s course, part-time

Overview

Vienna’s city management is a model for many political systems and urban centers. At the same time, the federal capital is the location of important international organizations and diplomatic missions. Against this background, the English-language, interdisciplinary Master course aims to combine the topics of diplomacy, administration, political management and applied political science. High potentials in international and municipal organizations will develop their leadership and management skills and specialize in international affairs and urban policy.

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Duration of course
4 Semester
Organisational form
part-time
120ECTS
Language of instruction English
24Study places
Final degree
Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations (MA)

Application period for the academic year 2022/23

1st March 2022 to 1st Sepember 2022

tuition fee

once payment
€ 13.500,-1

+ ÖH premium / semester


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What you can offer

You work in administration or in an international environment and would like to significantly expand your professional portfolio. “Think global” is not simply a catchphrase for you, but reflects your entire mindset. You are able to view developments in a larger context and recognize multidimensional connections. Complexity does not frighten you, but instead encourages you to uncover structures and potential in order to achieve good solutions. In any case, your aim is to share social responsibility and to professionalize administrative processes and decisions.

What we offer you

As a qualified employee in international and municipal organizations, this English-language Master course provides you with well-founded academic training with extensive expertise in leadership and management.

We take into account your specific needs by offering two specializations: International Affairs and Urban Policy. You will get to know management tools that support you in mastering specific problems in international affairs and in urban politics and develop guidelines for sustainable solutions in an urban, as well as international environment.

You combine your professional experience with profound scientific know-how and benefit from access to current research in Applied Political Sciences. During the course you will work on current topics and questions from your own professional experience. In a lively exchange with your fellow students and lecturers, you will build a network in which the latest knowledge circulates. The City of Vienna actively supports this network.

Many of the lecturers are top experts with management responsibility who come from public administration or renowned universities. You contribute current topics from your successful professional practice. You are also invited to join our fireside chats for an in-depth and practice-oriented exchange.

You will conclude the program with an internationally recognized Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations (with a specialization in International Affairs or Urban Policy).

What makes this degree program special

  • English-language program with international networking
  • Unique combination of applied political science, diplomacy, political management and administration  
  • Specialization in International Affairs or Urban Policy

The Master course benefits from its close cooperation with the City of Vienna. With its political and administrative experience in public services and city management, Vienna is a role model for many metropolises and urban areas and is an important source of knowledge.

We place great emphasis on imparting intercultural knowledge as well as digital skills, especially in the areas of e-governance and e-diplomacy. You will apply this knowledge in city diplomacy as an international instrument of local urban administration, with the aim of creating a prosperous and sustainable environment.

The program opens up new perspectives for European and international governance and for networking between regional and international institutions, for example through a study trip to EU institutions in Brussels and international organizations in Vienna.

Would you like to expand your professional experience? Optionally, you can complete an internship with an international organization in or outside Vienna or with municipal departments of the City of Vienna.


What you will learn in the degree program

You will combine basic political and legal knowledge such as international law, actors in the international system, international politics, etc. with practical elements such as leadership, e-diplomacy or e-governance in order to manage challenges in politics or politically related fields. Based on this, you will formulate sustainable solutions for an urban environment, especially in a European context.

You will learn to politically and administratively control urban living spaces. Above all, this means gaining the ability to act on the basis of cybernetic analysis and control models.

In order to analyze and evaluate questions of public order and to design creative solutions for the metropolitan areas with a large number of political decision-makers and interest groups, you will further develop your problem-solving capacities.

Curriculum

LectureSWSECTS
MGO2C3 Management of SGI/SGEIs. Case Studies UE

MGO2C3 Management of SGI/SGEIs. Case Studies UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- European Case Studies
- Outcome Assessment
- Learnings and Conclusions

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

0.52
MML1C1 Management of Complex Systems ILV

MML1C1 Management of Complex Systems ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Dealing with complexity and complex systems
- Principles of management cybernetics
- Principles of organizational cybernetics

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, Group work, Presentation, Discussion

Language

English

0.51
MML1C2 Organization Theories - Useful Methods and Techniques in Political and Municipal Contexts ILV

MML1C2 Organization Theories - Useful Methods and Techniques in Political and Municipal Contexts ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Brunnbauer, MA, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Organization theories - systems theory and constructivism
- A systemic approach to organizations and individuals
- Geographical and cultural impacts on organizational issues
- Differences of organizational cultures in political and municipal contexts from an intercultural perspective

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, Group work, Presentation, Discussion

Language

English

0.51
MML1C3 Transformation Management / Evolving Resilience and Cooperation ILV

MML1C3 Transformation Management / Evolving Resilience and Cooperation ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Resilience of organizations and individuals with focus on political and municipal contexts
- Principles of learning organizations
- Theory of transformation
- Effective change and transformation processes with focus on political and municipal contexts

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, Group work, Presentation, Discussion

Language

English

0.52
MML1C4 Stakeholder Management in Political and Municipal Contexts ILV

MML1C4 Stakeholder Management in Political and Municipal Contexts ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Theory of stakeholder approach
- Stakeholder management as integral part of managerial and leadership work
- Tools for stakeholder management in the NPO, governmental and private sector
- Stakeholder management in the NPO, governmental and private sector - case studies

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, Group work, Presentation, Discussion

Language

English

0.51
MML1C5 Strategic Project and Risk Management - Integrated Elements of Political and Municipal Management ILV

MML1C5 Strategic Project and Risk Management - Integrated Elements of Political and Municipal Management ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Theory of stakeholder approach
- Stakeholder management as integral part of managerial and leadership work
- Tools for stakeholder management in the NPO, governmental and private sector
- Stakeholder management in the NPO, governmental and private sector - case studies

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, Group work, Presentation, Discussion

Language

English

0.51
MAR1C1 Scientific Working Skills and Writing UE

MAR1C1 Scientific Working Skills and Writing UE

Lector: Gerald Forstner, Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Dr.in Yvonne Prinzellner

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to scientific rules, work and writing
- Introduction to different types of scientific texts

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Paper

Teaching methods

Writing an excerpt and a scientific article; reviewing a scientific article

Language

English

12
MAR1C2 Methodology UE

MAR1C2 Methodology UE

Lector: Gerald Forstner, Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Mag. Dr. Christian Hummer, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Dr.in Yvonne Prinzellner

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to social research strategies
- Methodological research approaches (qualitative and quantitative)

Assessment methods

Final exam
Paper

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

12
MCO1C1 Digital Communication and E-Diplomacy ILV

MCO1C1 Digital Communication and E-Diplomacy ILV

Lector: Dr. Petra Bernhardt, Paul Schmidinger, MA

1SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Institutions & Organizations: Keeping in touch with supporters, members, employees or customers with the aim of activating them for actions if necessary
- Ladder of Engagement Model
- Ways and means of establishing contact with target groups
- Methodical accesses for platform-independent use
- Adaptation and optimization of messages for the respective channels and target groups
- E-Diplomacy

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

12.5
MCO1C2 Digital Humanism - Actors, Spaces, Practices ILV

MCO1C2 Digital Humanism - Actors, Spaces, Practices ILV

Lector: Mag. Gernot Hausar

0.5SWS
1.5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Definitions: Aspects of the digital ecosystem
- Digital spaces: Nation state, international space and interconnected models
- Digital actors: Characteristics, examples, differences
- Digital Practices: Digital Literacy, Digital Divide, Digital Economy, Digital Education, eDemocracy, Privacy, Security, Surveillance Studies, Net Politics, Digital Commons, Public and Private Spaces, Sustainability of Digital Ecosystem
- Topics and Peculiarities of the Digital Ecosystem: Liquid Democracy, Right to be forgotten, Deep Web, Internet of Things, Permanent Change et al.
- Practical aspects

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

0.51.5
MCO2C1 Political and Social Marketing ILV

MCO2C1 Political and Social Marketing ILV

Lector: Dr Riem Khalil

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to political marketing
- Market research and psychographics
- Political strategy I: USP in politics
- Political Strategy II: Strategic thinking and resource-based decision-making
- Political Marketing Communication I (psychology of communication, staying in touch with voters)
- Political Marketing Communication II (special issue: message control, spin doctoring, crisis communication)
- The ethics of political marketing
- Social Marketing I: Principles, Concepts, Strategies and Tactics

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures with discussions, group activities, case studies (e.g., campaigns, elections, social marketing campaigns), individual tasks and exercises (e.g., press releases), simulations (crisis communication press briefing

Language

English

0.51
MCO2C2 Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue ILV

MCO2C2 Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue ILV

Lector: PD Dr. Dr. Madalina Diaconu, Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Prof. Dr. Richard Trappl

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Multicultural, intercultural, cross-cultural, glocal: definitions, historical background, relevance for Central and (South) Eastern Europe. Inner Orientalism and self-colonization
- Urbanity as Western concept? Variations of the urban ethos according to cultural and historic factors
- Public and private space: definitions, characteristics, classification, cultural variety.
- Social practices of producing and using urban space. Classical theories and their limits (e.g. strolling)
- Intercultural and interreligious agenda for cities. Urban policy approaches to diversity
- Creative industries of minority ethnic groups and ethnical economies
- Planning intercultural and interreglious neighborhoods
- Dialogue and divergence in lieux de mémoire (public monuments and public squares)
- Interreligious dimensions

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

1.53
MG01C4 Introduction to International Law ILV

MG01C4 Introduction to International Law ILV

Lector: Botschafter Dr. Franz Cede

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Approaching modern IL, its history and structure, the key principles and the main sources of IL
- Peace and Security in the UN system (collective security, the functioning of the UN Security Council, UN peacekeeping operations), case studies
- The peaceful settlement of international disputes (negotiations, good offices,mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement)
- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) and other international tribunalsRefugee Law, the legal aspects of the migration crisis
- International Humanitarian Law
- Regional frameworks of multilateral cooperation (e.g. EU, Council of Europe, NATO, OSCE)

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

0.51
MGO1C1 Introduction to the European Union ILV

MGO1C1 Introduction to the European Union ILV

Lector: Mag. MSC Martin Kreutner, Mag. Dr. Stefan Zotti , M.E.S.

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Historical development of the EU
- Legal basis (treaties)
- EU institutions
- European and national law
- EU budget and multi-annual financial framework

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Written Exam

Teaching methods

Blended learning: self-study of given literature, lecture and discussion to deepen and apply the subject matter

Language

English

0.51
MGO1C2 International Governance and Institutions ILV

MGO1C2 International Governance and Institutions ILV

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, Mag.a Marlies Stubits-Weidinger, MBA MSc

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Foundations of International Relations and the Global System of States
- Theories of International Relations and the Role of Law and Organizations
- The Landscape of International Governance and Institutions
- Contemporary Challenges and Global Crisis (Global Financial Crisis and COVID-19) and the Future of International Relations
- Role of Civil Society

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods; discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

0.51
MGO1C3 City Diplomacy ILV

MGO1C3 City Diplomacy ILV

Lector: Botschafter Dr. Franz Cede , Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- International Organizations and Cities & Regions: the role of UN Habitat, OECD, EU
- The State of World Cities and international developments
- City Diplomacy – the Role of Cities & Regions in International Relations
- Multilayered Diplomacy of Cities & Regions
- City Diplomacy and Civil Society

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

0.51
MGO1C5 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

MGO1C5 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of the lectures and talks is related to urban policy and international affairs.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

0.53
MGO2C1 Socioeconomic Theories ILV

MGO2C1 Socioeconomic Theories ILV

Lector: Mag. MSC Martin Kreutner, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The students are, after finishing the course, able to
- Identify major theories and trends in socio-economic thought
- Assess the impact of the Austrian school at international level
- Theorize pros and cons of public infrastructure ownership (like health care, transport, water management, etc.) and public sector based provision of services of general (economic) interest (public utilities, etc.)
- Theorize the pros and cons of market based provision of services of general interest
- Assess relevant contexts for innovative and effective procurement/forms of cooperation

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

11
MGO2C2 Legal Framework of SGI/SGEIs in the European Union UE

MGO2C2 Legal Framework of SGI/SGEIs in the European Union UE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Pablo Collazzo, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Essentials of EU procurement law and EU state aid law
- Interplays with EU competition law
- Disambiguation of Terminologies: SGIs/SGEIs
- Legal Contextualization of SGIs/SGEIs as a concept
- Remunicipalization from a legal point of view and relevant jurisdiction

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

0.52

LectureSWSECTS
MAR2C1 Empirical Social Research ILV

MAR2C1 Empirical Social Research ILV

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Introduction to qualitative methods
- Introduction to quantitative methods
- Practical exercises of both methods based on case studies

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, case studies; blended learning

Language

English

13
MC03C1 Introduction to Negotiation Skills ILV

MC03C1 Introduction to Negotiation Skills ILV

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

- Negotiation Strategies
- Conflict Resolution
- Non-Verbal Communication

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

13
MCO3C2 International Negotiation Skills ILV

MCO3C2 International Negotiation Skills ILV

1.5SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- The dynamics of international negotiations and mediations
- Skills to prepare for negotiations in a range of settings
- Explaining specific cases of negotiations

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

1.54
MG03C3 Policy Analysis and Governance of City Transformation ILV

MG03C3 Policy Analysis and Governance of City Transformation ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Cities as Organizations: Interplay of Strategy and Structure, Smart City Governance and Stakeholder Management, New Ways of Collaboration and Impact
Promoters of Change: The Role of Project Champions, Promoters, Innovation Brokers & Change Agents and Opinion Leaders in Urban Context
A Critical Review of the Smart City Terminology
Strategies for City Transformation. Smart City Vienna Framework in Comparison with International Benchmarks
Measuring & Monitoring Progress: Metrics, Indicators, Rankings
Innovative Financing (Guest Speaker)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lectures with interactive formats, group works, break-out sessions and discussion

Language

English

12
MG03C4 Smart Project-Management Innovation Toolbox ILV

MG03C4 Smart Project-Management Innovation Toolbox ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Reducing Complexity via Smart Project Management:
Assessment –Selection – Implementation – Scalability
The Interplay of Digitization, Social and Ecological Sustainability
Science and Technology Assessment for a Sustainable Urbanization
The Role of the Citizen:
Introduction to Diffusion Research – How Innovation spreads
The Concept of Preventive Innovation
Citizen Empowerment. Participation, Co-Creation and the Crowd in City Transformation (Guest Speaker)

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lectures with interactive formats, group works, break-out sessions and discussion

Language

English

12
MGO3C1 Good Governance ILV

MGO3C1 Good Governance ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

- Creation, development, and impact of the concept of 'good governance'
- Rule of law and democracy
- Anti-Corruption
- SDGs and Good Governance
- Good governance and ethics: business ethics, ethical standards in government, professional ethics
- E-Governance

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

24
MGO3C2 International Political Economy and Governance ILV

MGO3C2 International Political Economy and Governance ILV

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic Elements of International Trade Theory, Policies and International Money
- Global Governance in International Economics – the importance of G7, G20, IMF, World Bank and emerging institutions in Asia
- The Role of Multinational Enterprises in International Political Economy
- States, Regionals and Markets in the World Economy in the Era of Digitalization and (post-)Era of Globalization

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

0.52
MML2C1 Digital Leadership ILV

MML2C1 Digital Leadership ILV

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Drivers of the digital revolution
- VUCA Environment
- Changes in expectations of leadership
- Characteristics of digital leadership
- Leadership approaches and tools in the digital economy
- Threat landscape of cyber crime
- Cyber Security Management

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion

Language

English

0.52
MML2C2 High Reliability Organizations ILV

MML2C2 High Reliability Organizations ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Principles of High Reliability Organizations Theory
- Commonalities of High Reliability Organizations and political work, municipal, NPO or private organizations
- Case study: Useful methods and tools of High Reliability Organizations for the political and municipal contexts
- Military decision-making process and issue of orders
- Communication skills of High Reliability Organizations, e.g. negotiation skills in hostile environments

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, Group work, Presentation, Discussion

Language

English

0.51
MML2C3 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

MML2C3 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

0.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of the lectures and talks is related to urban policy and international affairs.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

0.53

Specialization 1. Urban Policy

LectureSWSECTS
MUPC1 Smart City Project Analytics. Case Studies ILV

MUPC1 Smart City Project Analytics. Case Studies ILV

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Smart City Case Studies
Future Urban Mobility, Energy Management, Construction/Housing, Circular Economy, Climate Adaption,
Digital City Case Studies
eGovernment, Internet of Things and AI, Blockchain, Value of Urban Data, OGD, Data Governance
Comparison of International Benchmarks
Smart City Economics
The Digital Economy and Local Value Added
The Role of Startups and Scalability

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with interactive formats, group works, break-out sessions and discussion

Language

English

0.52
MUPC2 Urban Infrastructure Revisited ILV

MUPC2 Urban Infrastructure Revisited ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Energy Management
Renewable Energy Generation
Urban Mobility, Mobility as a Service, Public Transport Services
Innovation Management and Data Governance in Public Utilities
Resilience and Security in Urban Infrastructure
Business Models and Financial Management of Public Utilities

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with interactive formats, group works, break-out sessions and discussion

Language

English

12

Specialization 2. International Affairs in comparative perspective

LectureSWSECTS
MIAC1 World Affairs in Comparative Perspective ILV

MIAC1 World Affairs in Comparative Perspective ILV

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Interrelation between different selected regions (China and Asia, Middle East, the Americas)
- Ethnic conflicts in comparative perspective
- The emergence of new actors in world affairs (NGOs, Cities, etc.)
- Climate change

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lectures, presentations

Language

English

0.52
MIAC2 Introduction to EU Policies ILV

MIAC2 Introduction to EU Policies ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Internal market policy
- Competition and state aid policy
- Green deal
- Innovation and research policy
- Structural and Cohesion policy
- Common Foreign and Security policy

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion. Complementary self-study of given literature.

Language

English

0.51
MIAC3 Introduction to International Economic Law ILV

MIAC3 Introduction to International Economic Law ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

- Basic Principles of the International Legal Economic Order
- The Main Actors and Law Makers of International Economic Law
- Basic Elements of World Trade Law (GATT, GATS, TRIPS, Anti-Dumping Measures) and Regional Trade Agreements
- Introduction to Mechanisms of International Dispute Settlements and International Commercial Arbitration
- Comparison and Case Studies of the Regional Market Integrations

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

0.51

LectureSWSECTS
MAR2C2 Research Design UE

MAR2C2 Research Design UE

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction and examples of research exposé
Preparation of master thesis

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion; blended learning

Language

English

11
MAR2C3 Applied Political Science ILV

MAR2C3 Applied Political Science ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Presentation of current research projects
Introduction to applied political science

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion; case studies; blended learning

Language

English

0.51
MCO4C1 Strategic Networking ILV

MCO4C1 Strategic Networking ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Mechanics of strategic networking, lobbying, and public affairs campaigns with a special focus on digitalization
Historical background to effective public relations and lobbying, and the ethical and regulatory frameworks
Various techniques employed by lobbyists around the world
Guidance to plan and implement campaigns
Case studies

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

0.51
MCO4C2 EU Legal English UE

MCO4C2 EU Legal English UE

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Introduction into the main legal EU terminology
Understanding EU legal texts and Court of Justice's judgements

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Inter-active language training based on legal texts (legislation and judgements)

Language

English

0.51
MCO4C3 Public Diplomacy and City Branding ILV

MCO4C3 Public Diplomacy and City Branding ILV

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Theoretical and historical foundations of public diplomacy and city branding
Strategies, tactics, and stakeholders in public diplomacy
Media relations, strategic media management, and crisis communication
Public diplomacy in the digital age
Brand management for cities and regions
Image and reputation management for cities in a globalized world
Implementation and evaluation of city branding strategies

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures with discussions, group activities, case studies (country cases and trends), individual tasks and exercises, simulations (crisis communication)

Language

English

0.52
MGO5C1 Security and (Citizen) Sovereignty ILV

MGO5C1 Security and (Citizen) Sovereignty ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Citizen sovereignty: advantages and disadvantages in security matters
The role of data and statistics: official statistics and dark numbers; data security in research
The state of European cities: demographic development, mobility and digitalization
Individual and social aspects: risk perception, vulnerable groups, fear of crime, relevant theories in criminology, subjective and objective safety and security
Service of public interest: urban resilience, sustainable urban planning, European and national action plans, public private partnership, risk and crises communication
Security technologies: video surveillance, unmanned aerial vehicles, social media analyses, artificial intelligence
Case study: analyze problem areas, vulnerable groups, relevant stakeholders and required data; evaluate and apply action plans

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, work in groups, discussions, case study

Language

English

12
MGO5C2 Social Integration and Social Design ILV

MGO5C2 Social Integration and Social Design ILV

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Livability of cities and regions in co-creation with residents
Development of regenerative blue-green areas and sensitive spaces that support healthy conditions
Climate adaption and mitigation in urban planning
Case Studies East-Asian, American and European cities
Cooperation of civil society and city-administrations
Awareness of ecologic, economic and social potentials of communities and companies
Introduction to theories of social integration and disintegration
Mechanism of group-focused enmity and radicalized milieus

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, case study solutions, problem-based learning

Language

English

0.52
MML3C2 Design of Management Instruments and Managerial Tools ILV

MML3C2 Design of Management Instruments and Managerial Tools ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Management instruments: Definitions, elements, benefits, effort
Individual design of management instruments for the benefit of the decision makers, the managing stuff, the learning organization, the customers and the public
Analyzing organizations to identify useful management instruments to achieve certain improvements
Integration of certain management instruments and tools: Designing an individual Integrated Management System

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods
Group work
Presentation
Discussion

Language

English

0.51
MML3C3 Change Management, Mediation and Participation ILV

MML3C3 Change Management, Mediation and Participation ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Theory of change, opposition and conflict
Intra-, interpersonal and intercultural aspects of opposition and conflict
Change management in political, municipal and private context
Theory of mediation and different approaches
Public, interorganizational and intraorganizational participation: methods and tools
Design of a change process - case study

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, Group work, Presentation, Discussion

Language

English

0.51
MML3C3 EU-Project Management ILV

MML3C3 EU-Project Management ILV

0.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Project management in general and EU project cycle management
Principles and structure of different EU funds
Finance structure design and grant processing of the most important EU funds
Principles and techniques of EU projects planning
Case studies for planning, submitting, managing budgeting/financing of EU projects and reporting needs

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, discussion and students' presentations

Language

English

0.52
MPAC1 Professional Residency or Professional Work Report PR

MPAC1 Professional Residency or Professional Work Report PR

0SWS
7ECTS

Lecture contents

Elaboration of a Report

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Report

Teaching methods

Self-study

Language

English

07
MPAC2 Visit to International/Municipal Organizations UE

MPAC2 Visit to International/Municipal Organizations UE

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

Visit to international and municipal organizations in Vienna (and optionally in Brussels)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Report

Teaching methods

Discussion

Language

English

25
MUP4C1 Austrian Politics in a Central European Context SE

MUP4C1 Austrian Politics in a Central European Context SE

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

Milestones of Austrian/Central European History
Austrian politics within a Central European context
Basic elements of Austrian foreign policy
Austrian social policy and social partnership (Sozialpartnerschaft)
Austrian political party system

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

0.51
MUP4C2 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures onCurrent Topics UE

MUP4C2 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures onCurrent Topics UE

0.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of the lectures and talks is related to urban policy and international affairs.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods and discussion

Language

English

0.53

LectureSWSECTS
Master Thesis Workshop UE

Master Thesis Workshop UE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Analysis and interpretation of interview transcript
Application of statistical methods

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with activating methods, exercise on the basis of concrete examples; blended learning

Language

English

12
MAR3C2 Master Thesis Coaching SE

MAR3C2 Master Thesis Coaching SE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Methodical discussion of the master thesis
Discussion of the content and structure of the master thesis

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Lecture with blended learning

Language

English

12
MAR4C1 Elaboration of the Master Thesis MT

MAR4C1 Elaboration of the Master Thesis MT

0SWS
24ECTS

Lecture contents

Master thesis

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

-

Language

English

024
MAR4C2 Master Thesis Exam AP

MAR4C2 Master Thesis Exam AP

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Presentation of scientific poster
Oral exam

Assessment methods

Final exam

Teaching methods

-

Language

English

12

Program type and times
From the 1st semester, blended learning for some courses (class attendance phases and e-learning phases)

Times
In blocks over weekends, Friday to Sunday, one to two blocks per month.

Open Lectures

You also have the opportunity to attend selected open courses (in german only) from other degree programs or departments. You can find the registration details here.


Costs1

The program fee is determined according to the actual costs. In addition to the tuition fee, you will also have to pay the ÖH student union fee (ÖH premium) each semester.

Variant A

Variant A assumes that you will complete and pay for the entire program. In this model, you will pay the entire fee prior to the start of the program in a single payment of € 13.500,-.

Single payment: € 13.500,-
(Due approximately 4 weeks before the start of the first semester.)

Variant B

This model offers you the possibility to pay the program fee in four installments of € 3.550,-. If you decide to leave the program early, you will still have to pay the entire fee.

Installment per semester: € 3.500,- (total amount: € 14.000,-)
(In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester)

Variant C

This model takes into account the possibility of leaving the program after each semester and is ideal for those who want to keep the option open to leave the program early.

First, second and third semester, each: € 4.450,-
Fourth semester: € 2.000,- (total amount € 15.350,-)
(In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester.)

Can I afford the study course?

Grants may be applied for for Master courses and for academic courses and seminars.

For information on supporting bodies, please refer to Grants and Bursaries.


Career opportunities

The interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach of the Master course opens up an extremely wide range of fields of activity and forms the starting point for your next career steps in city administration departments, in politics, in organizations of international relations and embassies as well as in business. A wide range of knowledge from political science, economics, international law and management creates the best conditions for assuming managerial responsibility and making well-founded and evidence-based decisions. You also have the opportunity to teach or conduct research in the social and political sciences.

  • Public administration at the EU, federal, state, district and community level
  • Embassies and diplomatic organizations
  • International organizations (UN, OSCE, OPEC etc.)
  • Political (sub) organizations
  • Interest groups
  • Organizations with political objectives
  • NGOs and NPOs
  • Private companies

Admission

  • Completed Bachelor, Master or Diploma degree or
  • University entrance qualification and at least three years of relevant professional experience in the field of administration, economics or politics (e.g. in international organizations, in the political-administrative system, NGO, private company). A commission decides on the suitability of applicants in individual cases.

Information on the certification of foreign documents (PDF 145 KB)

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • School leaving certificate or university entrance qualification exam
  • Proof of completed degree program
  • Letter of motivation and detailed CV with photograph

Please note:

It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

The admission procedure is a two-step process. In the first step, all the formal requirements are examined. In addition, the curriculum vitae and the letter of motivation are important elements that provide information about your previous performance. If the basic eligibility for acceptance is fulfilled, applicants will be invited to an admission interview. This interview is conducted on the basis of a structured guideline and (for applicants without a degree) also serves to review basic scientific knowledge through the completion of special tasks.

There are only a limited number of places available for students who have not completed a degree program. In order to ensure the inter-subjectivity of the results, the admission interview is conducted by at least two people from the core team of the academic course. The specializations are only offered if there are a minimum number of participants.

A commission decides on the suitability of applicants in individual cases.

Studying with disabilities

If you have any questions regarding accessibility or if you have a specific need in the admission procedure due to an impairment, please contact Ursula Weilenmann for organizational reasons as early as possible at barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at.

Since we try to take into account individual needs due to disabilities when conducting the written admission test, we ask you to indicate in your online application to Weilenmann in which form you require support.

Your contact person in the department Gender & Diversity Management
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann, Mitarbeiterin
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at
http://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/barrierefrei

 

Contact

> FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

Head of Master´s Course Leadership, Politics and Management, Digitization, Politics and Communication, International Relations and Urban Policy, Academic Staff

Hessam Habibi Doroh, MMA
Course coordination
Favoritenstraße 226, Raum A.3.22
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 6066877-3862
hessam.habibi_doroh@fh-campuswien.ac.at
irup@fh-campuswien.ac.at
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Office hours
by agreement

Personal consultation via Zoom

For a personal consultation via Zoom, please make an appointment with course coordinator Hessam Habibi Doroh.

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

The master's course is conducted in partnership with the City of Vienna.

We work closely with renowned companies in commerce and industry, with universities, institutions and schools. This guarantees you contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!

Campusnetzwerk