Master’s course

International Relations and Urban Policy

part-time

 
 

International Relations and Urban Policy

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.

Department
Administration, Economics, Security, Politics
Thema
Networking

Highlights

  • English-language program with international networking

  • Unique combination of applied political science, diplomacy, political management and administration

  • Specialization in International Affairs or Urban Policy

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations (MA)

    Duration of course
    4 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee

    once payment € 13.500,-

    Alternative model1

    + ÖH premium / semester

    ECTS
    120 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    English

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    1st March to 1st September 2023

    Study places

    24

    1 Alternative model for installments can be found under "Costs"

    Before the studies

    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.

    Why you should study with us

    Excellent network

    You will build a sustainable network from day one of your studies.

    New ways of thinking

    We invite you to join us in linking topics and thinking in a completely new way.

    Selected teachers

    Decision-makers and experts in their field will teach you at our university.

    Do you still have questions about the study?

    Make an appointment with course coordinator Hessam Habibi Doroh irup@fh-campuswien.ac.at for a a personal consultation via Zoom.

    • 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.

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (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.

    Costs

    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 degree program?

    Financial aid is available for academic courses, master courses and for courses and seminars.

    You can find information about funding agencies under grants and scholarships.


    During the studies

    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).

    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.

    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

    MAR1C1 Scientific Working Skills and Writing UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MAR1C1 Scientific Working Skills and Writing UE

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MAR1C2 Methodology UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MAR1C2 Methodology UE

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Christian Hummer, Dr.in Yvonne Prinzellner

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MCO1C1 Digital Communication and E-Diplomacy ILV
    1 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    MCO1C1 Digital Communication and E-Diplomacy ILV

    Lector: Dr. Petra Bernhardt, Paul Schmidinger, MA

    1 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    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

    MCO1C2 Digital Humanism - Actors, Spaces, Practices ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    MCO1C2 Digital Humanism - Actors, Spaces, Practices ILV

    Lector: Mag. Gernot Hausar

    0.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    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

    MCO2C1 Political and Social Marketing ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MCO2C1 Political and Social Marketing ILV

    Lector: Mag. Gernot Hausar

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MCO2C2 Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    MCO2C2 Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue ILV

    Lector: PD Dr. Dr. Madalina Diaconu, Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Mag. Dr. Walter Posch, Prof. Dr. Richard Trappl

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    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

    MG01C4 Introduction to International Law ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MG01C4 Introduction to International Law ILV

    Lector: Botschafter Dr. Franz Cede

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MGO1C1 Introduction to the European Union ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MGO1C1 Introduction to the European Union ILV

    Lector: Dr. Katharina Meissner-Schöller, Mag. Dr. Stefan Zotti , M.E.S.

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MGO1C2 International Governance and Institutions ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MGO1C2 International Governance and Institutions ILV

    Lector: Mag. MSC Martin Kreutner, Mag.a Marlies Stubits-Weidinger, MBA MSc

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MGO1C3 City Diplomacy ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MGO1C3 City Diplomacy ILV

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

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MGO1C5 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE
    0.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    MGO1C5 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    0.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    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

    MGO2C1 Socioeconomic Theories ILV
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MGO2C1 Socioeconomic Theories ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Mag. MSC Martin Kreutner, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MGO2C2 Legal Framework of SGI/SGEIs in the European Union UE
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

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

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Pablo Collazzo, Dipl.-Ing.in Elena Mitrenova, MA

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MGO2C3 Management of SGI/SGEIs. Case Studies UE
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MGO2C3 Management of SGI/SGEIs. Case Studies UE

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - European Case Studies
    - Outcome Assessment
    - Learnings and Conclusions

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods and discussion

    Language

    English

    MML1C1 Management of Complex Systems ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MML1C1 Management of Complex Systems ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MML1C2 Organization Theories - Useful Methods and Techniques in Political and Municipal Contexts ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

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

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

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MML1C3 Transformation Management / Evolving Resilience and Cooperation ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MML1C3 Transformation Management / Evolving Resilience and Cooperation ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Daniela Antal, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Dipl.-Ing.in Elena Mitrenova, MA

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MML1C4 Stakeholder Management in Political and Municipal Contexts ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MML1C4 Stakeholder Management in Political and Municipal Contexts ILV

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

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MML1C5 Strategic Project and Risk Management - Integrated Elements of Political and Municipal Management ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

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

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Brunnbauer, MA

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MAR2C1 Empirical Social Research ILV
    1 SWS
    3 ECTS

    MAR2C1 Empirical Social Research ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    1 SWS   3 ECTS

    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

    MCO3C1 Introduction to Negotiation Skills ILV
    1 SWS
    3 ECTS

    MCO3C1 Introduction to Negotiation Skills ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA

    1 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Negotiation Strategies
    - Conflict Resolution
    - Non-Verbal Communication

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, discussion

    Language

    English

    MCO3C2 International Negotiation Skills ILV
    1.5 SWS
    4 ECTS

    MCO3C2 International Negotiation Skills ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA

    1.5 SWS   4 ECTS

    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

    MGO3C1 Good Governance ILV
    2 SWS
    4 ECTS

    MGO3C1 Good Governance ILV

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Pablo Collazzo, Prof. Dr.jur Eduard lvanov, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    2 SWS   4 ECTS

    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

    MGO3C2 International Political Economy and Governance ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MGO3C2 International Political Economy and Governance ILV

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MGO3C3 Policy Analysis and Governance of City Transformation ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MGO3C3 Policy Analysis and Governance of City Transformation ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MGO3C4 Smart Project-Management Innovation Toolbox ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MGO3C4 Smart Project-Management Innovation Toolbox ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MML2C1 Digital Leadership ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MML2C1 Digital Leadership ILV

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MML2C2 High Reliability Organizations ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MML2C2 High Reliability Organizations ILV

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MML2C3 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE
    0.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    MML2C3 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures on Current Topics UE

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    0.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    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

    Specialization 1. Urban Policy

    MUPC1 Smart City Project Analytics. Case Studies ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MUPC1 Smart City Project Analytics. Case Studies ILV

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MUPC2 Urban Infrastructure Revisited ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MUPC2 Urban Infrastructure Revisited ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    Specialization 2. International Affairs in comparative perspective

    MIAC1 World Affairs in Comparative Perspective ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MIAC1 World Affairs in Comparative Perspective ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MIAC2 Introduction to EU Policies ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MIAC2 Introduction to EU Policies ILV

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MIAC3 Introduction to International Economic Law ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MIAC3 Introduction to International Economic Law ILV

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MAR2C2 Research Design UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MAR2C2 Research Design UE

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MAR2C3 Applied Political Science ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MAR2C3 Applied Political Science ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MAR4C1 Elaboration of Master Thesis I MT
    0 SWS
    5 ECTS

    MAR4C1 Elaboration of Master Thesis I MT

    0 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Master thesis

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Language

    English

    MCO4C1 Strategic Networking ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MCO4C1 Strategic Networking ILV

    Lector: Dr. Irina Michalowitz

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MCO4C2 EU Legal English UE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MCO4C2 EU Legal English UE

    Lector: Mag. Andrea Steiner

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MCO4C3 Public Diplomacy and City Branding ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MCO4C3 Public Diplomacy and City Branding ILV

    Lector: Dr. Katharina Meissner-Schöller, Evelyne Onyedikachi

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MGO5C1 Security and (Citizen) Sovereignty ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MGO5C1 Security and (Citizen) Sovereignty ILV

    Lector: Hessam Habibi Doroh, BA MA MA, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Claudia Körmer, Dr. Günter Stummvoll

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MGO5C2 Social Integration and Social Design ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MGO5C2 Social Integration and Social Design ILV

    Lector: Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl, D Dr. Alfred Strigl

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MML3C1 Design of Management Instruments and Managerial Tools ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MML3C1 Design of Management Instruments and Managerial Tools ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Brunnbauer, MA

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MML3C2 Change Management, Mediation and Participation ILV
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MML3C2 Change Management, Mediation and Participation ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Brunnbauer, MA

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MML3C3 EU-Project Management ILV
    0.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MML3C3 EU-Project Management ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Markus Brunnbauer, MA

    0.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MPAC1 Professional Residency or Professional Work Report PR
    0 SWS
    7 ECTS

    MPAC1 Professional Residency or Professional Work Report PR

    0 SWS   7 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Elaboration of a Report

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Report

    Teaching methods

    Self-study

    Language

    English

    MUP4C1 Austrian Politics in a Central European Context SE
    0.5 SWS
    1 ECTS

    MUP4C1 Austrian Politics in a Central European Context SE

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Johan Frederik Hartle, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    0.5 SWS   1 ECTS

    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

    MUP4C2 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures onCurrent Topics UE
    0.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    MUP4C2 Fireside Chats/Public Lectures onCurrent Topics UE

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk, ao.Univ.-Prof.(i.R.) Dr. Heinz Nissel

    0.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    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

    Master Thesis Workshop UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Master Thesis Workshop UE

    Lector: PhDr. Petra Heidler, MBA, MSc, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MAR3C2 Master Thesis Coaching SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MAR3C2 Master Thesis Coaching SE

    Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, Prof. Dr. Johannes Maerk

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    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

    MAR4C1 Elaboration of the Master Thesis II MT
    0 SWS
    19 ECTS

    MAR4C1 Elaboration of the Master Thesis II MT

    0 SWS   19 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Master thesis

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    -

    Language

    English

    MAR4C2 Master Thesis Exam AP
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    MAR4C2 Master Thesis Exam AP

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Presentation of scientific poster
    Oral exam

    Assessment methods

    Final exam

    Teaching methods

    -

    Language

    English

    MPAC2 Visit to International/Municipal Organizations UE
    2 SWS
    5 ECTS

    MPAC2 Visit to International/Municipal Organizations UE

    2 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

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

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Report

    Teaching methods

    Discussion

    Language

    English

    Program type
    From the 1st semester, online teaching, class attendance, and e-learning phases at home.

    Times
    One to two blocks per month over weekends: Friday (afternoon) to
    Sunday (morning) – three blocks presence and three blocks online.

    Schedule for the first semester 2022/23
    Schedule for the third semester 2022/23

     


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    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


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        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!


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