Master

Public Management

part-time

 
 

Public Management

Public Management builds on the Bachelor's degree of the same name and supports the changes in the public sector: administration reforms and restructuring affects federal, provincial and municipal structures and also quasi-public companies. The degree program imparts know-how on operational and strategic public management, preparing you for active participation in modernization processes. Your challenge will be to introduce management systems and methods into the public sector and to deploy targeted design and control functions.

Department
Administration, Economics, Security, Politics
Topic
Technologies

Highlights

  • Focus on public governance and public value

  • In-depth understanding of systems

  • Exchange of science and practice

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Master of Arts in Business (MA)

    Duration of course
    4 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium

    ECTS
    120 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    11th January to 7th May 20232

    Study places

    40

    1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester

    2applies only to federal employees, for other applicants conditional on a funding commitment

    Before the studies

    You are keen to advance your professional career and you recognize the potential of public governance. You have many ideas in the fields of restructuring of public institutions and companies which you are keen to contribute. This also involves critically scrutiny of budgeting processes and controlling structures. You have an interest in the adaptation of management systems to suit the peculiarities and the special mandate of the public sector. You like working with people and are interested in managerial functions.

    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.

    • Bachelor degree or similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits
      • in the disciplines of Public Management, Tax Management, Law, Economic Sciences (Business Administration, Economics), Social Sciences (Political Sciences, Sociology)
        You need a minimum number of ECTS credits in the following core subject areas:
        • Government and administration in the international context: at least 10 ECTS credits
        • Integrated administration management and economics: minimum 15 ECTS credits
        • Communication and leadership: minimum 5 ECTS credits

          Unless you can fully verify the required ECTS credits in the specific core subjects, you will be required to pass an additional examination on these subjects, with scope and content as outlined above.
    • Equivalent certification from abroad
      • Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases, a decision by the head of the academic section.

    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:

    • Proof of identity (passport or identity card)
    • Registration form (Meldezettel)
    • Proof of citizenship (if available)
    • Birth certificate
    • Marriage certificate (if available)
    • Bachelor/diploma certificate / equivalent certificate from abroad / other proof of admission requirements
    • Curriculum vitae
    • letter of motivation

    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 includes a written test and an interview with the admission committee.

    The written admission procedures will take place online on 15th March, 15th April 6th May and 10th June 2023. It is not possible to select a date.

    You will receive a written invitation via e-mail with your personal appointment date.


    During the studies

    Since we are located in the Oktogon at Schloss Laudon in the 14th District of Vienna, together with the Federal Academy of Public Administration, you stand to benefit from our most important cooperation partner, the Federal Chancellery. Numerous Federal Government experts and many others from divested companies lecture in the degree programs. The Public Management program was developed together with the Federal Chancellery and is an academic program tailored to suit the public sector; it is practice-oriented and comparable in terms of the Bologna process to other studies and internationally. Practical relevance is also guaranteed through our Campus Lecture evenings, with lectures presented by prominent experts. We have strong ties not only nationally, but Europe-wide.

    The Master degree program builds on the Bachelor degree program in Public Management and is a further step towards the consistent implementation of a fully-fledged and globally comparable degree program tailored for the public sector. As opposed to university studies such as law or economics, the part-time Master degree program and also the Bachelor degree program are interdisciplinary, tailored degree programs which may be completed in the minimum period. It is the most effective tool for public sector (change) management.
    Strategic and operational Public Management offers you the special mix of subjects you need for the development and control of complex change processes at local authorities or quasi-public companies and interest groups. Especially control often proved to be a weak point in the past, due to the lack of know-how in this field. You will enhance your visionary faculties as you deal with current trends and research issues in international Public Management.

    The Master's degree centers on strategic and operational Public Management and Leadership.

    • You will kick off by expanding your knowledge on Public Management and Public Finance, Organization and Law, including their environments and stakeholders.
    • In strategic Public Management, you will be dealing with fundamental questions and issues of strategic change.
    • In operational Public Management, you will be applying methods for implementation of your concepts:
      • In public business administration, you will be working with accounting, balance sheets and outcomes based control of your agreed objectives.
      • Based on cases from your own practical experience, you will learn to develop and structure organizations.
      • You will learn how to apply quality and knowledge management.
    • You will continue the development of your leadership personality and debate ethical aspects of the public sector. You will deal with methodical research principles, interview techniques and data and information management.
    • You will select a topic for your Master's thesis, based on current discourses and research issues relating to Public Management.

    Curriculum

    Applied research in public management 1 ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Applied research in public management 1 ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD, Potjeh Stojanovic, MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Characteristics of scientific thinking; scientific theory and empirical research; fundamentals of the qualitative and quantitative research paradigm; connection between theoretical perspective, problem, research question, methods and 'data'
    - Literature research, characteristics of scientific texts, working with scientific literature, writing excerpts, how and why to cite?
    - Concretization of the quantitative research paradigm: creation of quantitative questionnaires using an evaluation-oriented approach; repetition of the basics of statistics

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences is checked within the framework of the immanent performance assessment on the basis of the following partial performances:
    (1) Written reading assignments
    (2) Multiple choice tests on the topics of literature research and citation guidelines
    (3) Creation of a short quantitative questionnaire with an evaluation concept

    Teaching methods

    The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, multiple-choice test, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion and feedback from peers and teachers - allows for a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitisation.

    Language

    German-English

    Finance: impact and use of instruments VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Finance: impact and use of instruments VO

    Lector: Michael Soder, MSc. PhD.

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Objectives, sponsors and instruments of fiscal policy
    - Distinction between financial management, financial science and financial policy
    - Incidence analysis of taxes and transfers
    - Imperfect markets, public goods and services, externalities and the role of fiscal policy.
    - Structure of public sector expenditure and revenue
    - Overview of statistical databases on the public sector

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Quiz on the teaching content of the units in each unit, discussion and participation, writing a short analysis of specific public expenditure areas and writing a short discussion paper in groups.

    Teaching methods

    Interactive and discursive lecture, group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, case studies, reading tasks

    Language

    German

    Management and decision bases: public welfare and public management ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Management and decision bases: public welfare and public management ILV

    Lector: Andreas Amon, MA, Mag. phil. Alexander Friedrich

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Fields of tension of the common good in political philosophy: extent and limits of community, unitarianism/pluralism, individual and collective, different ethical positions, universalism/relativism
    - Functioning of the Austrian welfare state and services of general interest
    - Overview of different management styles
    - Public value as a public good concept in public management
    - Personal reflection and target group-appropriate presentation of current conditions and challenges in the practice of public management against the background of relevant theories and concepts

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    The assessment of performance is carried out through the development and subsequent presentation of self-chosen problems from the public welfare sector and a final examination in the form of a written paper.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with discussion and feedback as well as group work with problems from practice and questions for the development of possible solutions; also via EduCast; interactive process, active cooperation and creative thinking and working

    Language

    German

    Organizational development and corporate culture SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Organizational development and corporate culture SE

    Lector: Ursula Palle-Futschik, MSc

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Characteristics of corporate culture
    Layering model / iceberg model
    Error culture: characteristics, handling, effects
    Connection between corporate culture - error culture - management culture
    Practical examples

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written individual reflection
    Continuous group work
    MCT (varying)

    Teaching methods

    Theory input, group work, individual work

    Language

    German

    Forms of organization and law of public economy - Basis for decision-making ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Forms of organization and law of public economy - Basis for decision-making ILV

    Lector: Dr. Manfred Matzka

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - New Public Management: Historical development and criticism
    - Typology of organisational forms
    - Spin-offs of the Federal Government, the Länder and municipalities
    - Semi-autonomous budgetary bodies
    - Public-law forms
    - Special law and private law limited liability companies
    - Other forms
    - PPP models and mortgaging
    - Foundation and opening balance sheet
    - dowry budget, options for action, personnel issues, accounting areas and own income
    - Control by the owner's department
    - Spin-off: success criteria and "price
    - Maastricht criteria
    - Corporate governance

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination in writing and immanent performance assessment during the attendance units

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation with activating methods, group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback, group exercises

    Language

    German

    Risk management SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Risk management SE

    Lector: Mag. Josef Ruh

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The "risk society" - dealing with risks in a historical, social and governmental context
    Basics of risk management in organization, society and state - Overview of terms, definitions, standards, regulations, laws
    Principles of risk management - 4-phase model (identification, assessment, control, monitoring)
    Risk management methods - qualitative and quantitative methods for identifying and assessing risks
    Implementation of a risk management system in theory and practice - drivers and barriers at individual and organizational level
    Risk management between individual decision and social participation - possibilities and problems in decision and participation processes
    Risk communication - questions of risk perception and communication
    Risk ethics - risk and safety as an ethical and moral problem

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written examination

    Teaching methods

    Lectures, discussion, group tasks, self-study (e.g. reading, research)

    Language

    German

    Self-perception and external perception, group dynamics, decision-making in groups SE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Self-perception and external perception, group dynamics, decision-making in groups SE

    Lector: Mag. Wolfgang Bilinski, Mag.a Elfriede Konas

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Work functions and work preferences according to the concept of the Team Management System (Margerison/Mc Cann)
    - Self-management, self-efficacy and authentic leadership
    - sociogenic motives according to Roth and motivation theories
    - Employability
    - Decision making in groups
    - Control of group dynamics in relation to work 4.0, virtual, cross-generational, self-steering teams and liveliness in organizational units
    - Dealing with discounts (devaluating)
    - Values and changing values, public service ethos and common good, SDGs
    - External perception and errors of assessment
    - systemic thinking and foresight as leadership competence
    - Reflections on the leadership role, the own leadership style and the own leadership action
    - Schools of observational skills

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent examination character: Readiness for self-reflection, cooperation during the attendance time, working out the distance learning according to the information, written seminar work for the integration and consolidation of the teaching contents, presentations, distance learning exercises are included in the assessment.

    Teaching methods

    Theory inputs, individual and group work, dialogue and discussion in plenary or via moodle (question-answer forum), structured exercises with feedback, case work, distance learning tasks (partly online elements), preparation of presentations), written seminar paper
    Prerequisites
    Contents from Bachelor's level degree: Basics of group dynamics (group, team, team phases, team roles (Belbin), power positions, basic orientation according to Riemann-Thomann), new team forms (multinational, agile, self-controlling, virtual, cross-generational), Johari window, rules for feedback, basics of transaction analysis, basics about burn-out and increasing resilience

    Language

    German

    Control and strategy development - systems theory ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Control and strategy development - systems theory ILV

    Lector: Mag. Dagmar Untermarzoner

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to systems theory based on BA level
    - Trivial/non-trivial control and its instruments
    - Work on the identity of social systems
    - Systemic loops as a management tool
    - Concepts and instruments of systemic strategy development
    - The relationship between intended and emergent strategies

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent performance assessment (completion of written tasks, reflection reports, presentations)

    Teaching methods

    Lectures, discussion, group work, reflection on your own professional practice, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Strategic decision-making concepts and reform requirements: public governance VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Strategic decision-making concepts and reform requirements: public governance VO

    Lector: Mag. Michael Kallinger

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    In-depth examination of the concept of "public governance" on the basis of selected specialist literature, including English language literature. [Internationalisation]
    Development of the core elements of public governance.
    Comparison of the models of public management and governance
    Case studies of the application of governance criteria to analyze policies and public administrations
    Use of public governance as a strategic decision-making concept
    EU and OECD governance models. [Internationalisation]
    Establishing a link to Sustainable Development Goal 16 (strong institutions)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Cooperation, distance learning exercises, written work

    Teaching methods

    Examination of technical literature, teaching discussion, processing or evaluation of case studies (group work), presentations with feedback and discussion. Use of distance learning with interactive elements.

    Language

    German

    Negotiating and deciding UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Negotiating and deciding UE

    Lector: Mag. (FH) Dr. Karl Testor

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Behavioral Theory
    - Basics
    - Behaviour and motivation
    - Communication and behaviour
    Conduct of negotiations
    - History
    - Processes
    - Psychosocial and psychodynamic influences
    Decision-making processes
    - Basics
    Context of behaviour-motive decision

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent performance assessment, short reflections, group work, distance learning exercises
    Short reflections, presentations; processing of case studies

    Teaching methods

    Impulse lectures, group discussions, case study work, practical exercises, role play.

    Language

    German-English

    Civil society and participation - national and international developments ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Civil society and participation - national and international developments ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Christiana Pordes

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Theory of the modern state and theory of modern democracy
    - The concept of civil society; the relationship between society and the state
    - John Locke, Thomas Paine, G.W.F. Hegel, Antonio Gramsci
    - The modern state and the formation of a professional state bureaucracy
    - Parliamentarism in England, absolutist monarchies on the European continent and the formation of state bureaucracies
    - The Austrian Federal Constitution of 1920 and its significance for the theory and practice of administration
    - democracy, public administration and citizen participation: Theory, practice and problems, eParticipation
    - Visualization as part of the interaction between citizens and the state
    - The emergence and development of NGOs and their recognition within the United Nations
    - The change in ideas about the tasks of the state in the wake of neo-conservatism and neo-liberalism

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance review, reflection and written examination

    Teaching methods

    (Online) lecture and (e-)discussions; individual and group work, reflection

    Language

    German-English

    Innovation and governance in policy areas (6 ECTS of your choice)

    Innovation and governance in the policy field of education, science and culture SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Innovation and governance in the policy field of education, science and culture SE

    Lector: Univ. Doz. Dr. Johann Dvorak

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Actors in the field of education, science and cultural policy
    Issue-specific norms and institutional regimes, especially with regard to areas of tension in governance, including between:
    Performance orientation, inclusion claims and social justice
    Individualization and standardisation of educational processes and outcomes
    Federal, national, European and global structures
    Historical developments and current trends with special consideration of internationalisation tendencies and the increasing diversification of the Austrian society
    Financial issues
    Thematic theoretical approaches in relation to basic concepts such as culturalisation, knowledge, education and science research
    Thematic field-related specifics of innovation processes, especially with regard to internationalisation and transnational knowledge transfer
    Policy area analyses
    Methodological issues in the social sciences
    The importance of comparing and the historical development of social institutions and processes
    On the social functions of education, science and culture
    Policy field SCHOOL [The example of the Federal Ministry of Education since 1945]
    Review: The Glöckel reforms at the beginning of the First Republic
    School policy from 1945 until the school laws of 1962
    School policy in the 1970s
    School policy in the 21st century
    Policy area ADULT EDUCATION
    Policy field SCIENCE [Using the example of the Federal Ministry of Science and Research]
    The creation of the new ministry and the new science and research policy in the 1970s
    The UOG 1975 and the structures of the new democratic codetermination at Austrian universities
    The UG 2002 and the consequences
    The assignments of the science and research sector to the various ministries
    Policy field CULTURE and Austrian specificities in this field

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Project-oriented work in small groups for the comparative analysis of selected processes in the policy fields of education, science and culture

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, reading of selected texts and additional research, work in small groups

    Language

    German

    Innovation and governance in the health and social policy field SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Innovation and governance in the health and social policy field SE

    Lector: Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Actors of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection, the Federal Ministry of Labor, Family and Youth, the interest groups of the social partnership, health and care institutions
    - Thematic norms and institutional regimes, such as labor law, social security law, social partnership, civil society,
    - Atypical forms of employment
    - Future challenges in the care sector, in organizational, personnel, demographic and economic terms
    - Historical developments and current trends:- Impact of digitization on forms of work and labor law - keyword "Work 4.0
    - Development of the health care system between public care and private provision of services, with regard to new forms of organisation, e.g. primary care units
    - Funding
    - Strategic management of social diversity (LGBTIQ)

    - Thematic theoretical approaches - labor market theories, pension and health models, social security models, demography, migration research

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment (presentation, written work, case work, oral examination, reflection report, group work, cooperation, project work.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning, online courses, excursion, circular questioning.

    Language

    German

    Innovations and governance in the policy field of security and justice SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Innovations and governance in the policy field of security and justice SE

    Lector: Dr. Michael Lepuschitz, M.A.

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Actors security authorities, judicial authorities, interest groups, associations, NGOs, universities, importance of the media,
    - Standards and institutional regimes specific to the subject area, including Security Police Act, Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, secondary criminal law
    - Historical developments and current trends in the EU context- Fundamental rights
    - Data protection
    - Protection of the constitution and fight against terrorism
    - Foreigners and asylum law
    - Corruption and abuse of authority
    - digital state e-government

    - Hard and soft safety criteria
    - Thematic theoretical approaches- Theories of Justice
    - Security Research
    - Sociology of crime

    - Thematic specifics of innovation processes in the field of security and justice

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment (presentation, written work, case work)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback, case solutions, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Innovation and governance in the policy field of transport, energy and environment SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Innovation and governance in the policy field of transport, energy and environment SE

    Lector: Mag. Barbara Posch

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic terms and definitions
    - Actors and institutional regimes in the transport-energy-environment nexus
    - Fundamentals, historical developments and current trends in transport, energy and environmental policy
    - Policy areas in the European and international context, relation to the UN SDG and current developments
    - Innovation approaches in policy areas, eco-innovation as a new driver of change
    - Relationships between economic growth, mobility, energy consumption and sustainability
    - approaches from environmental economics, absolute and relative decoupling, weak and strong sustainability
    - Public management for a sustainable future

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment (collaboration, quiz, homework)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work with discussion, work assignments with feedback

    Language

    German

    Applied research in public management 2 ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Applied research in public management 2 ILV

    Lector: DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD, Potjeh Stojanovic, MSc

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Qualitative data collection, preparation and evaluation: perspective, method overview, theory connection
    - Interpretative-constructivist paradigm - specific theoretical approaches in qualitative research
    - Focus on expert interviews: Exercise/role play, reflection in plenary
    - Deepening the two research strategies (positivism and interpretivism; quantitative and qualitative): differences in epistemology, research planning and process, methods and epistemological goals, quality criteria
    - Investigation designs - Assessment of designs
    - Development of a research guiding question
    - "Fit" of research question, theoretical perspective, research design and methods
    - Research Planning and Research Process, Exposé.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences is checked within the framework of the immanent performance assessment on the basis of the following partial performances:
    (1) Group work: qualitative evaluation of interview transcripts
    (2) Empirical studies (qualitative and quantitative) will be made available, which will be analysed and compared in several steps

    Teaching methods

    The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, practical exercises based on individual and group work, role-play, discussion, written reflection and feedback from peers and teachers - allows for a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitization.

    Language

    German

    Public image and public relations, communication strategies, crisis communication SE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Public image and public relations, communication strategies, crisis communication SE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of public relations; goals, methods and tools of public relations and press work, formulation of core messages
    - Corporate and organisational communication; self-conception of organisations
    - Mission statement of the organization and corporate identity
    - Areas of conflict PR / journalism / administration / politics - possibilities and limits
    - Main features of integrated communication
    - Target group and stakeholder analysis
    - The power of images and graphics
    - Communication strategies
    - Working environment and PR industry in Austria, in-house vs. commissioned service
    - Special features of the public sector (e.g. proprietary media, legal framework, demarcation issues to lobbying, transparency, reporting obligations, protocol)
    - Regional and federalist media structures
    - Social Media; online dialogues - developments, trends and repercussions on society
    - Crisis communication; preparation for and behaviour in crisis situations,
    - Interview preparation and interview training with detailed analysis
    - Analysis tools for PR evaluation
    - Communicative risk management and evaluation
    - Reflection on the digitisation of media landscapes

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    -Assignment with personal reflection on the course
    -Active participation during the attendance blocks

    Teaching methods

    Inputs, individual and group work

    Language

    German

    Data governance - technical and legal foundations of digitization ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Data governance - technical and legal foundations of digitization ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basis Governance
    - Competence, significance, approach
    Fundamentals of Data Governance / Management / Data Curation / Data Litracy
    - Definitions of entity and identity
    - Data inventory management and data access
    - Data sources and data formats
    - Data quality, data origin
    - Metadata
    - Data archiving and storage
    - Data update
    - Value generation from data
    - Open innovation
    - Open Data / Semi Open Data / Closed Data

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent examination character

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, exercises

    Language

    German-English

    Fundamentals of national and international crisis and disaster management VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Fundamentals of national and international crisis and disaster management VO

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - The state as disaster manager and the tasks of state crisis and disaster management
    - Possibilities for disaster management
    - International organizations
    - Mechanisms of international conflict resolution
    - Strategic business game
    - Terms
    - Legal basis
    - Processing of layers and facts on the basis of examples

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination, case work, homework, written reflection

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, case handling

    Language

    German-English

    International cooperation SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    International cooperation SE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - State and non-state actors in international cooperation
    - Central forms of world order
    - The importance and role of international organizations
    - Influence and control of international policy fields by international NGOs, multinational corporations and interest groups
    - Globalisation and Global Governance
    - Digitization, new media, social networks in the context of international cooperation
    - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations
    - The European Pillar of Social Rights
    The aim is to create an interactive process that enables active participation and creative thinking.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    The assessment in the International Cooperation module is based on the development and subsequent presentation of case studies and a final exam in the form of a written paper.

    Teaching methods

    The didactic concept is divided into lecture with discussion and feedback as well as group work with practical case studies and questions to develop possible solutions.
    Furthermore, an interactive process is aimed at, which enables active cooperation and creative thinking to develop possible solutions.

    Language

    English

    Normative and strategic management ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Normative and strategic management ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Selected management approaches in relation to normative and strategic management
    - Introduction and consolidation of strategic management
    - Connection between strategic and operational management (leadership vs. management)
    - Strategy Processes
    - Modern methods of strategic analysis- Explorative and Normative Strategic Foresight Models
    - Diversity models
    - Megatrends and digitization

    - Value creation models
    - Stakeholder analysis
    - Practice-oriented strategy implementation with operational excellence approaches

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent performance determination:
    (1) Student contributions
    (2) Oral participation, group work, case studies, discussions, presentations
    (3) Written verification of cooperation
    (4) Homework, study of literature

    Teaching methods

    (1) Lecture with moderated discussions and practical examples
    (2) Group work (practice-oriented case studies, discussions, presentations) in 2 semi-groups
    (3) Supervised term papers on practice-oriented issues
    (4) Evaluation and feedback on the written and oral cooperation review

    Language

    German

    Operational controlling and financial planning as a basis for decision-making SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Operational controlling and financial planning as a basis for decision-making SE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Repetition Basics
    Controlling Instruments
    Legal basis
    Federal controlling - repetition of the budget cycle
    Targets & Key Figures
    Objectives of impact on the example of the Court of Auditors
    Impact orientation
    The Impact Assessment tool
    Break-Even-Analysis & DB Calculation
    Investment calculation (KW method)
    Preparation of profit and loss statement, balance sheet and operating figures; cash flow statement/CF statement
    Balance sheet analysis, preparation and interpretation of key figures

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent performance assessment through group work, presentations and written work / exercises as well as discussion of the case studies

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, group work, discussion, feedback
    Work assignments with feedback, group exercises, case work and case solutions, practical exercises
    Blended learning distance learning and face-to-face teaching

    Language

    German

    Quality management and control of organizations SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Quality management and control of organizations SE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    "Managing the Organization & Managing Change"
    - Core elements of organisational control
    - Organizations in change - shaping "change" with organizational development and change management
    - Successful steering and management of quality in public administration (based on practical examples)
    "Managing quality."
    - Quality & Quality Management in Public Administration
    - Continuous improvement of public administration under aspects of sustainability (SDGs), digitisation and ethical public welfare
    - Overview of quality management models in public administration (ISO, EFQM, CAF)
    - Quality management as an integral part of organizational control (in cooperation with e.g. complaint management, knowledge management, process management, risk management)
    "CAF - The Quality Management System for Public Administration":
    - Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
    - Experience CAF in practice (simulation of a CAF consensus and action plan workshop)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent assessment of performance: written examination, written paper, presentation

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, discussion, group work, practical exercises, distance learning forms

    Language

    German

    Resource and performance management UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Resource and performance management UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents


    Following an introduction to the topic, the course is divided into eight chapters and is structured as follows:
    Introduction
    "Fundamentals of Institutional Theory" (Chapter 1)
    "New State Models" (Chapter 2)
    "Organizational Change" (Chapter 3)
    "Steering Models" (Chapter 4)
    "Instruments and Methods" (Chapter 5)
    Administrative Reform Kahoot 2020-2021
    "Administrative Reform in Austria" (Chapter 6)
    Semester Project 2020/2021 "Social Network Analysis" (Chapter 7)
    "Guiding Ideas and Design Principles on the Austrian Development Path" (Chapter 8)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Written test
    Performance in the attendance and preparation phases
    Semester project; social network analysis

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, individual work, group work, discussion and project presentation; networked thinking, active participation and the possibility of independent research (including new methods)

    On the part of the course administration, in addition to classical lectures, discussion rounds are moderated at regular intervals, both in the context of classroom teaching and online. This requires preparatory independent work on topics (in combination with practical problems).
    At the beginning of each course, a joint semester project is defined (knowledge bazaar, social network analysis, etc.). In the course of this, the students are trained in networked thinking. The fractional distillation of the contents is essential for understanding the subject matter. For the central topic areas, instead of the well-known "sieves of reduction", specially developed "networks of reduction" (core topic networking, structural knowledge framework) are applied, which determine the amount of content or the filling of information.
    Based on a component-oriented design planning, the course follows the didactic logic in two dimensions: First, classical thematic structuring. Second, structured-methodical approach to the acquisition of the teaching material within the framework of a three-way strategy: a) the core topics are presented and enriched with applied examples; b) the students are continuously given tips on which methods can be used to work on topics as well as access to grey literature; c) the students are constantly encouraged to actively participate in class by means of requests to speak or prepared contributions.
    In addition, ways are outlined which allow further independent work on the topic.
    The course will be digitally enriched with different technical applications (Limesurvey, Kahoot, Mentimeter, Moodle, etc.) depending on the division between classroom and online teaching units. Depending on the current topic, guest speakers will be invited.

    Language

    German

    Social partnership, organizational change, service and staff representation law ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Social partnership, organizational change, service and staff representation law ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Legal bases, structures, history of social partnership in Austria, in the EU and in selected areas
    - Social partnership as a model for solving problems facing society as a whole (sustainable consolidation of different interests)
    - Social partnership concrete in selected situations
    - Interfaces between politics and the public sector
    - Interactions between European and Austrian development in the public sector
    - Administrative reform and social partnership (economic foundations for the further development of the public sector)
    - Service Law
    - Right of Staff Representation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment, case handling, reflection, presentations

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, case handling

    Language

    German

    Strategy implementation with projects SE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Strategy implementation with projects SE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Strategy operationalization
    - Temporary organizational structures
    - Roles and processes in project governance
    - National and international regulations on the governance of projects, programmes and portfolios
    - Strategic and operational project portfolio management
    - Discontinuity Management
    - Benefit Management

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Online quizzes, case studies, participation in group exercises and discussions (present and on Moodle)

    Teaching methods

    Flipped classroom, i.e. before each attendance block, independent acquisition of theoretical knowledge by means of literature and/or video sequences with a concluding online quiz; in the attendance blocks, application of the content in case studies, role plays and reflection rounds; between the blocks, transfer into the professional practice of the students and reflection on moodle.
    - Independent refreshing/supplementation of previous knowledge;
    - Preparatory reading of selected literature;
    - Presentation of concepts and methods in the course;
    - Illustration by means of practical examples;
    - Group exercises;
    - Application of selected methods in a simulation game;
    - Possibility of questions and discussions about moodle.
    Forum Questions to refresh the previous knowledge and preparatory literature
    Online quiz (5 short questions without time limit)
    Distance learning exercises
    Preparatory reading
    Online quizzes for self-checking
    Preparation for the simulation game
    Documentation and reflection of the simulation game as homework
    Prerequisites
    Good knowledge of individual project management
    Knowledge in strategic management and strategic controlling

    Language

    German

    Impact-oriented administrative and corporate management, strategic controlling SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Impact-oriented administrative and corporate management, strategic controlling SE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Importance of strategic management and innovation management
    Tools and methods of strategic controlling
    Guarantee state v. performance state
    Characteristics of public undertakings
    Management in the Federal Administration and management of public enterprises
    Public corporate governance
    Core elements of impact-oriented management control and linking these to higher-level strategies (e.g. the Sustainable Development Goals)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Performance behavior: Observed on the basis of active participation during the lecture units (40%)
    Performance result: Judged by the results of the student's own learning transfer (written reflection). Written examination on the contents taught during the last teaching unit (60%)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, feedback, group work, case solutions, practical exercises, linking theory to students' work experience and knowledge

    Language

    German

    Innovation and governance in policy areas (2 ECTS of your choice)

    Innovation laboratory in the policy field of education, science and culture UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Innovation laboratory in the policy field of education, science and culture UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Shaping the future in the nexus of education, science and culture (foresight, scenario development, participatory modelling)
    - Inter- and transdisciplinary research at the interfaces of science and education or science and art
    - Innovative (artistic, dialogical etc.) methods in research and project development
    - Integrative and cooperative formulation of solutions to concrete questions from practice

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Project work in small groups; written and verbal presentation of the results in the plenum

    Teaching methods

    Impulse presentations to introduce the tasks and small group work

    Language

    German-English

    Innovation laboratory in the health and social policy field UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Innovation laboratory in the health and social policy field UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Shaping the future in the health and social nexus (foresight, scenario development, participatory modelling)
    - Inter- and transdisciplinary research at the interface between politics and social issues
    - Integrative and cooperative formulation of solutions to concrete questions from practice
    - The role of new technologies in innovation processes and governance
    - Crisis management using the example of pandemics
    - Effects of pandemics

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment (presentation, written work, case work, oral examination, reflection report, group work, cooperation, project work.

    Teaching methods

    Group work, discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning, online courses, excursion, circular questioning.

    Language

    German-English

    Innovation laboratory in the policy field of security and justice UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Innovation laboratory in the policy field of security and justice UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Systems thinking, resilience
    - Public welfare and sustainability
    - Shaping the future in the security and justice nexus (foresight, scenario development, participatory modelling)
    - Inter- and transdisciplinary research at the interface between economy, politics and environment
    - Integrative and cooperative formulation of solutions to concrete questions from practice
    - The role of new technologies in innovation processes and governance

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent leadership review, (presentation, written work, case work, homework, reflection report)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning

    Language

    German-English

    Innovation laboratory in the policy field of transport, energy and environment UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Innovation laboratory in the policy field of transport, energy and environment UE

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Public welfare and sustainability
    - Shaping the future in the transport, energy and environment nexus (foresight, scenario development, participatory modelling)
    - Inter- and transdisciplinary research at the interface between economy, politics and environment
    - Integrative and cooperative formulation of solutions to concrete questions from practice
    - The role of new technologies in innovation processes and governance
    - Comprehensive presentation of a current concrete policy issue (e.g. alternative fuels)
    - Introduction, objectives, legal basis, challenges in application
    - Case study for the development of solutions for public administration
    - European/international approaches (e.g. presentation of the French Citizens' Convention on Climate)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent benefit assessment (cooperation, case processing and presentation)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, peer feedback, case solutions
    Individual feedback on the homework (deepening the learning outcomes from the first semester
    Field trips

    Language

    German-English

    Agile methods of leadership - new work ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Agile methods of leadership - new work ILV

    Lector: Mag. Barbara Weber-Kainz

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - New Work, agile methods
    - New work: Conflicting requirements, Laloux Reinventing Organizations a history of development, VUCA World, etc.
    - Headlines of the future
    - Agile methods of cooperation: DEEP DIVE: phases and process steps, criteria for new cooperation
    - Let's talk about innovation, culture and best practice, innovation culture navigator, trends
    - New Personas, Who are the employees of the future and what is the leadership of these employees about
    - Tools: SCRUM with Elevator Pitch on the topic of User Story
    - Tools: LEGO Serios Play with practical exercise
    - Tools: Service Design Thinking with practical exercise
    - Tools: Kanban
    - Transformation: which questions can be dealt with using these new methods, where is the application appropriate and where not. Discussion and planning of a practical example
    - Open Mind: Business Model Canvas and Blue Ocean with practical innovative and creative tasks
    - Open Mindset 8 strategies and a personal reflection on them

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Conducting a "Jam Session" with your own team in your own organization using the tools you have learned This includes asking the right questions, choosing the right tools and presenting the results. The reflection after the "Jam Session" should be a structured report, this includes the process and reflection on the personal experiences with the application of the tools.
    Students without leadership responsibility/team additionally create a seminar paper/reflection after literature research and processing of technical literature and present the results in the course.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussions, work assignments in practice (in your own organization) with reflection and feedback, group exercises, presentations.

    Language

    German-English

    Current legal acts of the EU, EU agencies and their mandates VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Current legal acts of the EU, EU agencies and their mandates VO

    Lector: Mag. phil. Alexander Friedrich, Mag. iur. Markus Medl

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Joint fine tuning of the teaching content:
    - Virtual, interactive survey via menometer to determine the current situation and to get to know each other including subsequent discussion
    Contents:
    - Decision-making structures in the EU (EU institutions, consultative bodies, EU agencies) and their work in practice
    - Decision-making processes in the EU (legislative procedures and decision-making processes)
    - From decision-making to implementation: substantive and procedural links between the European and national levels of government
    - The question of legal competences in the EU and their political relevance
    Focus:
    - Special importance is attached to examples from the field of fundamental rights in order to ensure synergies with the second/pertinent course
    - The Charter of Fundamental Rights is accorded special status as a basic standard for all EU legislation

    Practical case studies:
    - What is the role of competences before the ECJ?
    - How does an EU agency work?

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Oral examination, dates after announcement/agreement

    Teaching methods

    - Interactive discussion
    - Lectures
    - Case studies

    Language

    German

    E-Government in Austria and European developments, digitization as an instrument of strategic control ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    E-Government in Austria and European developments, digitization as an instrument of strategic control ILV

    Lector: Dr. Ronald Sallmann

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Update on the basics of e-government in Austria
    - The Austrian e-government "architecture"
    - Demarcation of e-government in the context of other IT topic areas (digitization - big data, cloud computing, etc.)
    - Significance and positioning of e-government in Austrian administrative reform - current approaches
    - European e-government developments and their effects on the Austrian administration
    - E-Government implementation in practice such as Service Design from the paper process to the administration process without media discontinuity

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Presentation, presentation document, written homework, reflection and feedback

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, individual work, group work, case work, discussions

    Language

    German-English

    Ethics and responsibility in the public sector UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Ethics and responsibility in the public sector UE

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Alfred Hödl

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Terms in the management context (morals, ethics, professional ethics, ethos, professional ethics, compliance, corruption)
    - Relationship between ethics and law/value standard aspect
    - Typical (job/leadership specific) decision dilemmas
    - Analysis and reflection of own interactions/work
    - Fight against corruption - responsibility of public sector employees
    - Importance of the development of moral judgement for decision-making processes in organisations
    - Dilemma discussions with the aim of analysing one's own moral judgement and promoting moral judgement
    - Conviction versus manipulation
    - Self-awareness through analysis and reflection of own interactions
    - Compliance culture, anti-corruption - Responsibility of managers
    - Mission statements

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment: case work
    Permanent learning success control through project participation, active collaboration and co-design.
    Two written assignments (reflection of own experience; case work); presentation of results in the course

    Teaching methods

    Statements and impulse presentations, individual work, group work, discussion and dilemma discussions, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, peer feedback, case work, practical exercises, problem-based dialogical learning processes, role plays with subsequent evaluation and transfer/reflection phase, online course if required

    Language

    German

    Management processes and management instruments UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Management processes and management instruments UE

    Lector: Dr. Georg Kodydek, M.E.S., Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Ranet

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - What managers should know about people
    - Leadership in the overall context of management
    - Conflict Management
    - Leadership as a balancing act - dealing with contradictions and areas of tension
    - Leadership and Followership - leadership as a process between managers and employees
    - Bad leadership, its effects and what can be done about it
    - Selected management instruments (various forms of discussion, delegation, etc.)
    - The tension between political processes in organisations (micropolitics) and the orientation of the public sector towards the common good and sustainability

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Immanent performance assessment (accomplishment of written tasks, reflection reports, presentations)

    Teaching methods

    Lectures, discussion, group work, reflection on your own professional practice, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Social and economic aspects of the digital transformation ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Social and economic aspects of the digital transformation ILV

    Lector: DI Mag. Günther Tschabuschnig

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Fundamentals of digital transformation
    Analogous to digital and the challenges
    Selected examples
    Driving autonomously
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
    Digital ecosystems
    Challenges and limitations

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Intrinsic performance measurement

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, discussion

    Language

    German

    Fundamental and human rights as a basis for decision-making VO
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Fundamental and human rights as a basis for decision-making VO

    Lector: Mag.iur Walter Suntinger

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic and human rights: historical development, definition, functions (in-depth)
    - Human rights in national and international law
    - Comprehensive binding of state powers to basic and human rights
    - State obligations to respect and guarantee basic and human rights
    - Characteristics of human rights analysis
    - Overview of selected basic and human rights (selection by first appointment)
    - Principle of equality and analysis of discrimination
    - Legal protection institutions at national and international level
    - Political-administrative processes of human rights implementation, including the role of civil society actors
    - Structural and systemic factors that influence the implementation of human rights

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Writing a reflection paper at the end of the course

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and discussion, case solutions, practical exercises, group work, problem-based learning

    Language

    German

    Methods of problem-oriented applied social research ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Methods of problem-oriented applied social research ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Julia Dahlvik, MA, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Literature research and "state of the art" - what does this chapter in the master thesis do?
    - Writing workshop: scientific argumentation; descriptive v. critical/analytical writing
    - Repetition: formulating good research questions
    - Short repetition of the contents from the first two semesters with focus on methods of data collection and evaluation
    - Discussion of the argumentation exercise & status of the literature search for the master thesis
    - In-depth: data sources and methods of data collection and evaluation, "interpretation" in quantitative and qualitative research: from figures, protocols and transcripts to results
    - Research planning and research process; individual and larger or commissioned projects; proposal; group exercise: outline.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences will be checked in the course of the immanent performance assessment by means of several written submissions in preparation for the master thesis, e.g. exemplary discussion of a scientific argument, chapter "state of research", and proposal.

    Teaching methods

    The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion and feedback from peers and teachers - enables a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitization.

    Language

    German

    Personnel development as a management task 1 SE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Personnel development as a management task 1 SE

    Lector: Mag.a Ursula Rosenbichler

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Personnel development as a joint task of several management functions: The manager as a personnel developer
    - Staff function in organizations
    - How does development work, how does learning work?
    - Management tasks as interactive/communicative processes in organizations

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    -Performance behavior: In the course, distance learning and written work observed on the responsibility of the individual in terms of taking responsibility for their own learning process and the fulfilment of the requirements. Delivery: Lessons Learned, 3 pages.
    -Performance result: Delivery of a management chart on the agreed topic.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, feedback, problem and solution based learning
    Linking theory to the students' work experience and knowledge, further development of competences in the field of concepts and methods of human resources development
    Reflection of the learning transfer processes to intensify the results from the course

    Language

    German

    Human resource management and transformation ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Human resource management and transformation ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Ursula Rosenbichler

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Interdisciplinary investigation of practical examples of human resource management applications in the context of (digital) transformation processes
    - Reform proposals for efficient effective personnel management (digitization in personnel management, personnel management for digital administration)
    - Possibilities of influence of politics, administration, management; stakeholders

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Creation of a case study on a selected topic in the area of transformation and human resources

    Teaching methods

    Input, group work, discussion, feedback, group exercises, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, problem and solution based learning
    - The students have written down/developed their own project,
    - Have used an integrative reference to theoretical-conceptual basics, instruments of the PM process, decision structures, evaluation of control instruments, reporting, impact orientation etc. acquired in other courses
    - Have reflected on the possible transferability of their project to other areas

    Language

    German

    Financial statements, balance sheets and budgets - Financial planning and control SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Financial statements, balance sheets and budgets - Financial planning and control SE

    Lector: Dr. Petra Gschiel, Mag. Bernhard Schatz

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Overview of the public budgeting system (especially for students who do not have a Bachelor's/previous knowledge in Public Management)
    - Instruments of budget control in the public sector
    - The informative value of annual and financial statements, both in the public and private sector
    - Processing and discussion of fiscal policy issues
    - Classification and processing of financial policy issues in connection with outsourced units

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written elaborations, group work during the attendance phase, course-immanent performance determination or consideration of the cooperation

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, group work during the presence phase, discussion, individual work and group work as homework, feedback

    Language

    German

    Public crisis and disaster management: case studies UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Public crisis and disaster management: case studies UE

    Lector: Mag. Robert Stocker

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Terms
    - Legal basis
    - Processing of layers and facts on the basis of examples
    - International partnership
    - Interdepartmental cooperation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance review, case handling, homework, concept development

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, individual work, group work, discussion and case work

    Language

    German

    Transformation management: case work SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Transformation management: case work SE

    Lector: Ursula Palle-Futschik, MSc, MMag. Helgar Thomic-Sutterlüti

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Depending on the case to be dealt with, students will deal with diverse topics related to organisations in terms of content.
    They analyze the effects of changes on several levels of coordination, from different perspectives.
    As an interconnected subject, case analysis offers the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge from other corresponding courses in practical applications.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Joint case solution in the form of a management summary and/or project result.
    Individual reflection

    Teaching methods

    Elements of business games
    Case work
    Plenary discussion
    Feedback rounds

    Language

    German

    Digital teams, groups and decisions SE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Digital teams, groups and decisions SE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Group dynamics
    - group dynamic phases of group development
    - group vs. team
    - emotions in teams
    Organisational development
    - analysis of processes and organizations
    - communication and resistance during change processes
    - IT supported optimization of processes
    Digitalisation
    - chances and limitations of digitization
    - introduction in artificial intelligence and machine learning

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Case study of the own institution and its processes.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, peer feedback, exercises, problem-based learning

    Language

    English

    Digitization, innovations and future research SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Digitization, innovations and future research SE

    Lector: Mag. Wolfgang Bilinski, Thomas Erben, BA MA

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Management concept
    Leading from the future
    Anticipation and transformation
    Methods of decision making
    Decision-making processes in teams and organizations
    Public welfare orientation
    Basic and human rights
    SDGs
    Futures and trends
    Creativity, networked and dialogical thinking and learning

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Case handling, concept development, presentations, homework

    Teaching methods

    Short lectures, individual work, group work, discussions and dilemma debates, written reflection

    Language

    German-English

    Guide, demand, promote UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Guide, demand, promote UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Management tasks, leadership skills
    - The house of work ability
    - Approaches to motivation and emotional attachment to the organization: The psychological employment contract, the X/Y theory, the 2-factor theory.
    - Healthy leadership: Different forms of appraisal interviews
    - Non-violent communication as a feedback instrument
    - Model of areas of influence for the acceptance of framework conditions and identification of scope for action

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment (completion of written tasks, reflection reports, presentations)

    Teaching methods

    Lectures, discussion, group work, reflection on your own professional practice, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Master's degree examination AP
    0 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Master's degree examination AP

    0 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Presentation and defense of the master thesis
    - Relevant questions on the topic of the master thesis
    - Creation of a scientific poster on the basis of which the Master thesis is presented
    - Public management

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Master exam

    Teaching methods

    Thesis defense, examination interview

    Language

    German

    Master thesis MT
    0 SWS
    16 ECTS

    Master thesis MT

    0 SWS   16 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Writing the master thesis
    - Theoretical part (theories, questions, state of research, ...)
    - Empirical part (qualitative or quantitative study, interpretation, ...)
    - Writing an executive summary (for master thesis collection)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Submission of master thesis

    Language

    German

    Personnel development as a management task 2 SE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Personnel development as a management task 2 SE

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic principles and framework of understanding: Human resources and the strategic importance of human resources management in an organizational context
    - Fields of action of human resources management in transition: e.g.: digital transformation, mobility, demographic changes, equality, knowledge management, diversity, etc.
    - Inventory strategic planning (responsibilities, competencies, instruments, success factors, ...)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Performance result assessed by the result assurance of the own learning transfer (Instructions for Strategic Change worked out on a workplace-relevant example) by handing in the examination task.

    Teaching methods

    - Lecture, group work, discussion, feedback, problem and solution based learning
    - Linking theory to the students' work experience and knowledge
    - Further development of competencies in the area of strategic planning and strategic personnel development through action-oriented tasks

    Language

    German

    Team and leadership: case work UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Team and leadership: case work UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Leadership and being led
    - Teamwork
    - Respectful and effective management and working style

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Written elaboration of a case from everyday professional life on the basis of a grid of questions provided

    Teaching methods

    - Work on cases brought in by the students (topics leadership and being led as well as teamwork) with methods of group supervision/intervision
    - Appropriate theory inputs for the cases
    - Evaluation and safeguarding of students' personal learning outcomes

    Language

    German

    Master thesis exercise UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Master thesis exercise UE

    Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Support in the preparation of the master thesis - in particular through targeted feedback; needs-oriented support in the application of the competences acquired during the course of study within the framework of an independent research project
    - Writing style and structure of scientific papers (cooperation with ZEWISS)
    - Consolidation: evaluation methods
    - Research ethics and data protection
    - Visualization of results; poster creation
    - Formalities of the master thesis and examination, Executive Summary

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent assessment: Submission of a methods paper or the methods chapter of the master thesis (draft), presentation of the current status of the work based on an annotated table of contents and submission of the written documents

    Teaching methods

    Teacher input; teaching videos; short presentations by students with peer feedback; group work (methods workshop, writing workshop; exercises in text design and visualisation of data); reading; written assignments with feedback

    Language

    German

    Number of teaching weeks
    9 per semester

    Times
    Usually every two weeks, in blocks, Fri. and Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and once a month on Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


    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 degree program enhances your career opportunities in the public sector and prepares you for future management responsibilities. You will be qualified to manage projects or organizational units, as the senior expert to prepare political decisions or, as a specialist expert, to participate in or manage the structuring and control of complex change processes. You are comfortable with developing new management concepts and methods and to further professionalize performance processes of organizational units by, for instance, specifying activities and optimally assessing an organization's qualitative effectiveness.

    The master improves your professional opportunities and prepares you for a career as a specialist or manager in the public sector. In addition to public institutions, this job market with a future includes around 8,000 public companies. As a graduate, you are qualified to lead projects or organizational units, to prepare politically relevant decisions as a senior expert, or to help shape and steer complex change processes as a specialist. You will be able to develop innovative management concepts and methods and to further professionalize performance processes of the organizational unit, for example by determining types of performance and optimally measuring the impact quality of an organization. You will be able to take on responsible challenges in human resources management, finance and budgeting, controlling and quality management.


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    We work closely with the BMKÖS and the BMI, renowned companies in the public sector, universities, institutions and schools, but also municipalities. These partnerships provide you with opportunities for professional internships, job opportunities or cooperation in research and development activities. You can find some of our cooperations on the Campus Network website. It is always worth taking a look and you might find a new job or an interesting event with one of our cooperation partners.


    Contact

    Head of Degree Program

    Office hours during the semester
    Tue to Thu, 9.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
    Fri, 7.30 a.m.-2.00 p.m. 
    Sat, 7.30 a.m.-2.00 p.m. 

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