Public Management is a degree program that is tailored to modern administration and the public sector and trains you in a needs-based, interdisciplinary and practical manner. Use the associated opportunity to help shape public structures and services for the common good. The degree program creates a sound basis for efficient business with social responsibility. The public sector is a labor market with a future. It includes around 8,000 public companies as well as federal, state, municipal and European institutions and international organizations.

Department
Administration, Economics, Security, Politics
Topic
Technologies

Highlights

  • Practice-oriented degree program for modern administration and the public sector

  • Focus on the common good

  • Individual emphasis for maximum flexibility

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Bachelor of Arts in Business (BA)

    Duration of course
    6 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee per semester

    € 363,361

    + ÖH premium

    ECTS
    180 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    11th January to 21st May 2023

    Study places

    25

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

    Before the studies

    You are interested in federal and legal framework conditions at a national and international level and have a basic understanding of business. Social benefits are important to you in your work and you strive to reconcile economic needs with social values. You value creative space, think analytically, networked and service-oriented. You are open, communicative and place an emphasis on common interests. If you are already working in the public sector, you see the bachelor’s degree program as an opportunity to combine your professional experience with theoretical know-how and new solution tools to further develop yourself professionally.

    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 Nicole Frei and Sonja Schneider for a a personal consultation via Zoom: publicmanagement@fh-campuswien.ac.at

    Joining in the first semester

    • General higher education entrance qualification
      • School leaving certificate from a secondary school or a secondary technical school
      • Secondary school vocational certificate (Berufsreifeprüfung)
      • Equivalent certification from abroad
        Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases, a decision by the head of the academic section.
    • University entrance qualification exam (Studienberechtigungsprüfung), following university entrance qualification exams will be accepted:
      • legal
      • social sciences
      • economics
      • philosophical
      • art and scientific education
    • Career advancement examinations for civil servants (B-matura)

    Joining in the third semester

    • At least four years of professional experience in the public service or a similar service
    • Additional examinations for entry into the third semester
      • After taking into account the relevant (service) basic training, the learning outcomes must be proven for those courses from the 1st and 2nd semester of the Bachelor's degree program in Public Management for which no adequate training can be credited. Students must take so-called "substitute examinations" for this purpose.

        After acceptance to the program, applicants for entry into the third semester receive access to the "Moodle" learning platform, where video tutorials, access to live lectures in the summer and further documents on the content of those subjects for which they were unable to provide adequate proof, including questions, are provided. For each subject, they must prove that they have achieved the learning outcomes by means of written examinations (according to scientific criteria). All examinations must be completed by the end of September.

        As in regular studies, there are two further examination options, if the first examination has not been positively completed (repeat examination, board examination). However, the courses must be positively completed at the latest by the BIS registration (beginning of November).
        The following courses in the 1st and 2nd semester are not or only partially covered in the basic federal training programs (as an example) and must therefore be completed:
        • Introduction to and basics of scientific work and scientific thinking (2 LV)
        • Fundamentals of public business administration
        • Digital transformation
        • Legal aspects of digitization and block chain
        • Fundamentals of the common good and public management
        • Public budgets
        • Theories and concepts of public value
        • E-Government and E-Governance
        • Quality management
    • In addition, you will need your declaration of consent that you will inform your employer about your enrollment for a study program.

    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 (if available)
    • Marriage certificate (if available)
    • Letter of motivation
    • Curriculum vitae
    • University entrance certificate or university entrance exam (Studienberechtigungsprüfung) or proof of professional qualification or proof of career advancement examinations for civil servants (B-Matura). In the case of non-German documents, official certification is required.
    • When you enroll in the 3rd semester (subject to available study places and according to the overall ranking in the admission procedure): Proof of four years of professional experience in the public sector and the certificate of completed basic education. For details see: Admission requirements

    Please bring these personal documents and additionally a photo ID to the admission interview.

    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 be held online on 11th March , 15th April, and 6th May and 10th June 2023. It is not possible to select a date.

    Dates for admissions interviews:

    21st to 23rd March 2023

    20th, 24th and 25th April 2023

    15th to 17th May 2023

    13th to 15th June 2023

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


    During the studies

    FH Campus Wien has built up extensive expertise and a large network in the public sector, for example with ministries, the City of Vienna and public companies such as Wien Holding and Wiener Stadtwerke. The degree program was developed together with the Federal Chancellery and other representatives of the public sector. Through our strong network, we gain excellent lecturers from the public sector as well as universities, whose know-how and experience flow into their teaching. This gives you the chance during your studies to find practical access to problems and to make valuable contacts for your professional future. Current research topics arise from the regular exchange with experts in the public sector. For example, we deal with public good balance sheets and the criteria according to which they are drawn up. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lectures, public lecture evenings with prominent experts, where the trends and future issues in the public sector are explored and discussed.

    Public Management is a versatile degree program for modern administration and the public sector. In both areas you pursue the goal of creating social benefits. The common good acts as the engine that drives your professional activity. What makes it special is that, compared to university degree programs such as law or economics, the program is interdisciplinary and practice-oriented. An individual focus on digitalization and quantification of the world, sustainability and social transformation in administration, participation and empowerment or knowledge management makes it possible to design your studies individually and to deepen yourself in future topics of the public sector. In addition to the content, the FH Campus Wien degree program provides numerous other advantages: The organizational framework allows the degree to be completed part-time and within the standard period of study. You learn in small groups and benefit in your education and in your professional career from the strong FH Campus Wien network with the public sector.

    In the bachelor's degree program you acquire extensive knowledge as well as management skills and the competence needed to face the challenges of an innovative public sector. The guideline for action emphasizes public value.

    You will acquire knowledge about law, the federal government and administration in an international context, economy and budget, organization and management, the common good and society. As part of the Campus Lectures, you will regularly exchange ideas with specialists and managers from the public sector.

    In addition, you can design your studies individually by setting a personal focus and choosing one of these topics: Digitization and Quantification of the World, Sustainability and Social Transformation in Administration, Participation and Empowerment, and Knowledge Management.

    Curriculum*

    Digital transformation ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Digital transformation ILV

    Lector: Mag. Hans Werner Streicher, MBA

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Digital Transformation - Introduction- Strategic framework & stakeholders
    - Levels of action of transformation
    - Up-to-date technologies
    - Selected transformation projects
    - "Lessons learned - digital fitness"

    - Digital transformation - deepening- Selected framework conditions and projects
    - Practical examples (live demos of applications)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Presentation, written work, case handling

    Teaching methods

    Introduction: Lecture/presentation (discussion, feedback)
    Consolidation: work assignments with feedback, group exercises, case solutions

    Language

    German

    Introduction to scientific thinking UE
    1.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Introduction to scientific thinking UE

    Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, Mag. Dr. Mario Steyer

    1.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Characteristics/genres of scientific texts, scientific practice and scientific thinking
    - Forms and diversity of science, operation of science
    - Relations between science and society; use of scientific arguments in decision-making
    - Identification and research of scientific texts
    - Quoting
    - Argumentation
    - Structure of scientific work

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Two online multiple-choice tests (Moodle); two individual seminar papers (conducting a literature search, writing a literature review)

    Teaching methods

    Reading (guided) of given scientific texts and other materials (citation guidelines); teacher input with discussion; learning videos; individual work assignments with feedback; group exercises

    Language

    German

    Introduction to socioeconomics ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Introduction to socioeconomics ILV

    Lector: Michael Soder, MSc. PhD.

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Approaches to the conceptualization and thematization of economic behavior
    - Understanding economic behavior with reference to the embedding of economic processes in societal and social structures
    - Market, individual, groups, organization and evolution of institutions, social (sub-)systems and their interdependencies
    - Questions of social sustainability, business ethics and morals in economic considerations and processes based on current economic policy issues

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The learning progress and performance assessment within the course is based on three pillars. Active participation and group work in the classroom units (25 %), reading tasks (30 %), elaboration of reflection questions for practical application of the seminar contents (45 %).

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, reading tasks and the answering of deeper reflection questions

    Language

    German

    Introduction to macroeconomics VO
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Introduction to macroeconomics VO

    Lector: Mag.Dr. Stephan Schulmeister

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Basic knowledge of economics, which is necessary to be able to form a picture of central problems in the overall economy (unemployment, national debt, financial instability) and to be able to take an independent position.
    This content is to be achieved in two ways. First, by working through 15 fundamental chapters of the textbook "Grundzüge der Volkswirtschaftslehre" by Peter Bofinger (Pearson Studium, 5th edition, Munich 2019) and second, by applying what has been learned using the example of the main economic problems in the industrialised countries as well as in the world economy and a synopsis based on economic history since the 1920s, which leads to an attempt to define the current position.

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination consisting of a test on basic theoretical knowledge (compulsory reading from Bofinger) and a short essay on main empirical problems.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/lecture with discussion, distance learning

    Language

    German

    Fundamentals of the common good and public management ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Fundamentals of the common good and public management ILV

    Lector: Mag. Armin Puller

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Status, forms of argumentation and implications of ethics as a philosophical level of reflection on the common good, state purposes and state activity
    - Classical basic ethical positions on the common good and justice based on the three examples of Plato's ethics of virtue, the consequent utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill and the deontological position of John Rawls
    - Current debates and positions in political philosophy and normative ethics on the definition of the common good: Egalitarian liberalism in the wake of John Rawls; libertarianism in Robert Nozick and Friedrich Hayek; communitarianism in Charles Taylor, Alasdair MacInyre and Michael Sandel; Capability Approach in Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum
    - Basic concepts of the administrative scientific analysis of administrative structures and administrative activity
    - Development, basics, structures, modes of operation and effects of administrative models in comparison (in particular bureaucracy model, New Public Management, public welfare oriented administration) and their significance in the Austrian context of public administration and administrative reforms in Austria
    - Current debates in administrative science regarding the definition and further development of the Austrian administration against the background of current challenges and past reforms

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The determination of the benefit is based on three aspects:
    - Distance learning exercise (15 %) for the guided independent consolidation and written elaboration of a classical ethical basic position and its application to an ethical dilemma developed by the student
    - Written final examination (50 %) on the contents of the course, which consists of knowledge questions to be answered briefly and comprehension questions to be answered in essay style
    - Seminar paper (35%) on a fictitious administrative reform to be conceptualized under guidance along a concrete example to be worked out independently, which is to be presented against the background of the theory of administrative models and justified ethically in its meaning for the common good

    Teaching methods

    The Integrated Course is based on (1) lectures with discussion, (2) discussions in small groups in the classroom units on the application of ethical positions for the reflection of action dilemmas, and (3) individual and general feedback on the distance learning exercise.

    Language

    German

    Public budgets ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Public budgets ILV

    Lector: Dr. Daniel Bierbaumer, Mag. Sandra Kaiser

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Fundamentals of finance
    - Structure of government expenditure and revenue
    - Public budgets of local authorities: federal government, Länder, municipalities
    - Organization of budget management and budget structure at federal level
    - Budgets and financial statements
    - Current trends and reform efforts such as ensuring sustainability, impact orientation, International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Group work, written examination and consideration of participation

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Organization theory and organizational management ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Organization theory and organizational management ILV

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

    1.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Management: Conceptual foundations, functions and areas.
    - Organization: theories, terms, functions and forms, types of organization
    - Organizational culture: elements and contents, strategic importance
    - Individual and organization: motivation, groups, leadership, communication

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The assessment consists of presentations, case studies, homework, quizzes and a written final exam.

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Political-administrative systems of Austria and the EU ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Political-administrative systems of Austria and the EU ILV

    Lector: Dr. Manfred Matzka

    1.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    State and administration
    - Socio-economic and political factors in the actions of the state administration
    - Administration as a function and as an institution
    - Administration as action of the state: legal person, organ, organ administrator
    - Administration as a complex system: the levels
    - Administrative tasks of Austrian local authorities Administration and its staff
    Fundamentals and principles of management
    - Principles of administration under the rule of law
    - Basic concepts of administrative organization
    - Concept and basics, step-by-step structure of administrative organization law
    - Sovereign administration, private sector administration
    - Forms of action of the administration
    - Terminology
    - Models
    The administrative organization in Austria
    - Federal Government and Federal Minister
    - Direct federal administration, indirect federal administration
    - State administration
    - Local government
    - New developments in administrative organization, such as line organization, staff organization, matrix organization, project organization
    - Challenging examples of the organizational structure
    - Process organization
    Institutions of the European Union and their points of contact with national sovereign acts
    - Demarcation and origin
    - The institutions of the EU
    - The law of the European Union
    - Austria's participation in the Community decision-making process
    - The legislative procedures
    - The European Administrative Area

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Final examination in writing, partial performances (short presentations on questions of the home modules, continuous assessment of the oral participation, short assignment)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, distance learning (concrete tasks for the application of the presented material, whereby these are to be worked out in writing and also presented in the course), intensive work through selected scientific essays

    Language

    German

    Self-management and the culture of responsibility UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Self-management and the culture of responsibility UE

    Lector: Mag.a Natalia Hartmann, Mag.a Elfriede Konas

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of systems theory according to Luhmann
    - Self management tools according to Covey
    - Rules for constructive feedback
    - 12-step burn-out scale
    - Seven keys to increasing resilience
    - Fields of responsibility in connection with SDGs (as well as the challenges of digitization)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Assessment of performance through a reflection assignment as well as individual distance learning exercises and participation in working groups.

    Teaching methods

    Smaller lecture units, group exercises with emphasis on the application of different methods, case solutions, discussions, work assignments, partly online elements in the Flipped Classroom, work assignments in the online teaching on Moodle (question-answer forum).

    Language

    German

    Theory of the state and public administration VO
    1.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Theory of the state and public administration VO

    Lector: Mag. Armin Puller

    1.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Political science and history: formation of the modern state, democratic political systems and administrative structures in European comparison
    - Development of the Austrian state from absolutism to the present day - with a special focus on the foundations, activities, challenges and phases of Austrian administrative structures
    - Political-economic foundations of the transformation of the modern state in Europe in the 20th century: formation of European welfare nation states in the age of Fordism; transformation of European states towards performance and competition states in the age of post-Fordism and European integration
    - Current challenges and development trends of statehood in the 21st century: inter-, de- and transnationalization as well as withdrawal of state apparatuses, policy-making and political systems; changes in state apparatuses in the face of new forms of work and production in the course of digitization, social change and sustainable development; areas of tension in current state transformation between consolidation and corporate statehood
    - Classical theoretical approaches to the modern state: Niccolò Machiavelli, contract theory, critique of the state, Joseph von Sonnenfels, Max Weber, Hans Kelsen, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu
    - Current theoretical approaches to the transformation of states and state activity: B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre, Bob Jessop, Colin Crouch, Wolfgang Streeck, Mariana Mazzucato

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    The course is concluded with a written final examination, which consists of knowledge questions to be answered briefly and comprehension questions to be answered in essay style.

    Teaching methods

    The course consists of lectures with discussion. Based on a reader, text-supported group discussions also take place.

    Language

    German

    Constitutional and EU law ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Constitutional and EU law ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Natalia Hartmann

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Constitutional foundations Function and structure of the three state powers
    - Basic principles of the Federal Constitution
    - Origin of the law (legislative)
    - Execution of the law (executive)
    - Protection of the law (judiciary)
    - Basic and human rights
    - Overview EU institutions, their functions and procedures

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The course concludes with a written (open book) final examination, which includes small case studies on constitutional law, EU law and fundamental rights. A mid-term test asks for definitions of terms and "legal vocabulary". One or two distance learning tasks on case solutions complement the performance evaluation.

    Teaching methods

    Flipped classroom and lecture with activating methods for teaching the material, case solutions, group work, and discussion, as well as problem-based learning for deepening and applying the material.

    Language

    German

    General law of the administrative procedure ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    General law of the administrative procedure ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Natalia Hartmann, Dr. Alois Schittengruber

    1.5 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Determination of the competent authority
    - Possible ways of submitting applications to the authority
    - Procedure to be followed when applications are received by a non-competent authority
    - Party and interested party in administrative proceedings
    - Elements of a settlement of the authority
    - Invitation to the authority
    - Service of official decision
    - Principles of the investigation procedure and evidence
    - Elements of a decision
    - Appeals against decisions and competent authority for appeal
    - Resumption of procedure and restitutio in integrum
    - Ex-officio remedy of decisions

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written examination at the end of the course on specific questions and preparation of a decision on a given issue

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, self-study using the given literature, group work, discussion, work assignments with feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning.

    Language

    German

    Professional writing ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Professional writing ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Christina Hollosi-Boiger, B.A.

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Writing techniques
    - Reading techniques
    - Paraphrasing
    - Summarizing
    - Arguing in texts
    - Professional texts, professional correspondence and criteria of appropriateness
    - Feedback options

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent assessment of performance through partial performance in the form of written work orders for various types of text

    Teaching methods

    Lecture and discussion, group work, work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, distance learning

    Language

    German

    Internship 1 PR
    0 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Internship 1 PR

    0 SWS   6 ECTS

    Teaching methods

    Depending on the internship position
    Reflection in the Training for Professional Practice courses 1 and 2

    Language

    German

    Public service law ILV
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Public service law ILV

    Lector: Mag. Martin Sauseng

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Main features of the Staff Regulations for Officials and contract staff (with emphasis on rights and obligations)

    - Main features of the remuneration of officials and contract staff

    - Main features of the service procedure

    - Basic principles of the law on staff representation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Final examination oral (50 %) and immanent performance assessment (presentation of a case in a small group) (50 %)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, group work, discussion, case solutions

    Language

    German

    E-government and E-governance ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    E-government and E-governance ILV

    Lector: Dr. Ronald Sallmann

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Internal and external aspects and instruments of eGovernment 2.0, including: citizen card/mobile phone signature, portal network, register, e-delivery,
    - Business case processing and document management systems (Electronic Files)
    - E-government in international comparison
    - Selected aspects of e-governance in the administration: organisational structure of e-government decision-making processes, IT security and data protection, other legal aspects, IT service management, accessibility, knowledge assurance in the event of staff departures, electronically supported participation procedures, inter-organizational cooperation, big data, effects on citizens, society and the environment

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Several multiple choice tests

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, flipped classroom, group work

    Language

    German

    Introduction to public microeconomics ILV
    2.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Introduction to public microeconomics ILV

    Lector: Dr. LLM. Philipp Lust, Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug

    2.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to general business administration
    - Organizational theory basics
    - Special framework conditions in the context of public administration
    - Theoretical foundations and concepts: New Public Management, Public Governance, Public Value
    - Economic instruments for the management of public entities, in particular spin-offs

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Active participation, occasional homework and group work including presentation

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, group work, discussion

    Language

    German

    Introduction to scientific work UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Introduction to scientific work UE

    Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, Mag. Dr. Mario Steyer

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Significance of different theoretical perspectives for the administrative sciences (rational actor, organizational theories, governmental politics) using the example of research on the Cuban crisis
    - Connection between theoretical perspective and empirical research
    - Understand and explain decision-making processes in (international) politics from different perspectives
    - Plan (instructed) own research on given current problems in the fields of ecology and sustainability, social justice / gender justice as well as knowledge and digitization

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment: MC tests; reading tasks; short presentations with corresponding documents (group work); development of research plan (group work)

    Teaching methods

    Reading (guided) individual chapters from Allison/Zelikow (1999); teacher's inputs; group puzzles for reading and group work for research planning (step-by-step guided); short presentations by students; problem-based learning

    Language

    German

    Creativity and reflection techniques UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Creativity and reflection techniques UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - The history of creativity research
    - Neuroscientific background on the topic of decisions and reflection: How do we make our decisions and which mental patterns do we follow?
    - Methods and techniques for open creative thinking
    - Reflection and practical practice of these techniques
    - Methods case for the practical transfer into the everyday life of the organisation
    - Practical examples of how organisations use this knowledge in their everyday business
    - New working and new thinking needs new spaces: How can organisations create new working worlds together with their employees, especially in new spaces, and what kind of environment do we need to be able to work and think creatively?
    - Methods of reflection and their application in practice

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Carrying out a "creativity exercise" in your own area using the tools you have learned. This includes asking the right questions, using the tools correctly and presenting the results. The reflection afterwards should be a structured report. This includes a report and reflection on the personal experiences with the application of the tools.

    If someone does not have the possibility to do a customer journey, there is the possibility to do a literature research as compensation. This includes a short summary, possibly a presentation (due to time constraints, not everyone will be able to do this) as well as a personal statement on what has been read. This will not lead to any disadvantages in the grading.

    Teaching methods

    Compact inputs create an overview and stimulate new thoughts. Specific exercises and ongoing feedback encourage continuous learning. The work on specific use cases creates integration into your own practice.

    Language

    German

    Policy analysis and public governance ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Policy analysis and public governance ILV

    Lector: Mag. Michael Kallinger

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Development of the basic concepts of policy field analysis
    - Exercise in applying the concepts and models of policy field analysis to individual policy fields
    - Establishing the connection between the policy-analysis model of the policy cycle and impact orientation
    - Discussion of the concept of "public governance" on the basis of selected specialist literature
    - Application of governance criteria to administrative units
    - Relevance of SDGs, especially SDG 16 Strong institutions

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Cooperation, distance learning exercises, presentations

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Quality management ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Quality management ILV

    Lector: Eva Sejrek-Tunke, Mag.(FH) Bernadette Tropper-Malz, MAS

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Main features of quality thinking and quality management (QM):
    - Quality and Quality Management in Public Administration
    - The role of the human being in QM: From the customer to the co-creator
    - The different aspects of the concept of customer
    Holistic QM:
    - From customer orientation to TQM
    - QM and quality assessment: from results to impact assessment; PDCA cycle
    - Use quality impulses - e.g. from surveys, complaint management, idea management, quality circles, CIP, benchmarking, competitions
    QM models and their application in public administration:
    - CAF
    - EFQM
    - ISO 9000 ff
    Success factors of QM:
    - Structural factors
    - Interactive factors
    - Relevance of early detection and self-competence

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment: written work, presentation, written test

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Legal aspects of digitization and block chain UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Legal aspects of digitization and block chain UE

    Lector: Dr. Martin Hanzl, MSc (WU), LL.M. (IT Law)

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Technological fundamentals of block chain technology;
    - Sustainable and non-sustainable block chains;
    - Recognizing the intersection of law and technology;
    - Possible problem areas or the need for action from this intersection;
    - Civil law implications of smart contracts;
    - Liability law & use of AI applications.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    20 % active cooperation
    40 % oral presentation
    40 % reflection report

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussions and group work with presentations

    Language

    German

    Theories and concepts of public value UE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Theories and concepts of public value UE

    Lector: Mag.a Natalia Hartmann, FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Thematic introduction, origin of public value in management science, development of management paradigms (traditional administration/NPM/Public Value)
    - Theoretical approaches and current scientific debates on public value
    - Group work on management paradigms, different approaches and models
    - Concepts of public value: societal level (social justice and ecological sustainability) as well as organisational level (NPOs and civil society organisations; link to existing management concepts)
    - Structuring and measurement of public value effects
    - Political dimension of public value measurement, question of trade-offs
    - Social inclusion, gender, diversity
    - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    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:
    -research of examples of public welfare-oriented action
    -editing, presentation and discussion of reading
    -written reflection
    -seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion, written reflection as well as 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

    Introduction to impact orientation, management and control ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Introduction to impact orientation, management and control ILV

    Lector: Mag. (FH) Stefan Lindeis, Mag. Roland Schneider

    1.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - General introduction to impact-oriented management control
    - Development of administrative reform concepts
    - Overview of the international use of "Performance Management
    - Linking impact-oriented management control with higher-level strategies (e.g. the Sustainable Development Goals)
    - Instruments and formats: Impact-based management and impact assessment
    - Reporting and digitization of work processes and reporting procedures (monitoring and evaluation)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Performance behaviour: observed in the active participation during the lecture units (20 %) and in the implementation of the course content in the context of group work within the last lecture unit (30 %)
    Performance result: judged by the results of the own learning transfer. Written examination on the contents taught in the last teaching unit (50%).

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Gender mainstreaming and diversity management UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Gender mainstreaming and diversity management UE

    Lector: Mag.a Ursula Bauer, FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak, Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Human rights as a basis for equality and inclusion
    - Reflection on existing inequalities and exclusions and stereotypes
    - Conceptual work "Gender", "Gender Mainstreaming" (in some cases on the advancement of women), "Diversity Management", "Intersectionality" "Interculturality" - definitions, components, aspects
    - Legal and institutional foundations of gender mainstreaming
    - Core dimensions of diversity
    - Instruments of gender mainstreaming and diversity management (including gender-sensitive language)
    - Fields of action of gender mainstreaming and diversity management in the administration

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Writing three written reflection papers on the thematic focus of the individual attendance units in individual or team work.

    Teaching methods

    Input/lecture by the teachers; exercises for individual reflection in the classroom units; group discussions and exercises; plenary discussions; feedback on reflection papers; materials for self-study (Moodle)

    Language

    German

    Introduction to accounting and budgeting ILV
    2.5 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Introduction to accounting and budgeting ILV

    Lector: Dr. LLM. Philipp Lust, Mag.a Dr.in Karin Schönpflug

    2.5 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - How double-entry bookkeeping works
    - Legal bases and principles for accounting in the private sector
    - Entries in the income statement and balance sheet
    - Legal bases for federal budget law
    - Classical cameralistics versus "new accounting"
    - Budget process and budget reallocations

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Ongoing cooperation and a written examination at the end of the course

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, feedback, (group) exercises, case solutions

    Language

    German

    Group dynamics and conflict management UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Group dynamics and conflict management UE

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

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definition of group dynamics
    - Basic principles of group and rank dynamics, power positions
    - Control of group dynamic processes
    - Characteristics of well functioning (virtual) groups
    - Fundamentals of a systemic understanding of conflict
    - Types of conflict
    - Conflict emergence, dynamics and escalation according to Glasl
    - Conflict Analysis
    - Conflict Resolution
    - Procedures for conflict resolution (conflict moderation, mediation, Harvard procedure, clarification aid, conciliation, arbitration, expert vote)
    - Conflict Prevention
    - Basics of communication (ego messages, empathic listening, non-violent communication according to Rosenberg, 4-ears model according to Watzlawick)
    - Mediative questioning techniques for identifying needs behind conflict positions

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent assessment of performance through case work and discussion using theoretical principles (from distance learning), (distance learning) reflection tasks, (distance learning) small group work, participation in attendance time as well as a term paper to integrate and deepen the teaching content.

    Teaching methods

    Theory inputs, individual and group work, exercises and role-plays (with emphasis on the application of different methods) with feedback, technology-supported courses, work and observation tasks with collegial feedback, structured group exercises, independent acquisition of knowledge and competence through case work on one's own and exemplary group and conflict situations, dialogue and discussion in the plenary and in the question-answer forum.

    Language

    German

    Cost accounting ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Cost accounting ILV

    Lector: Mag. (FH) Ulrike Danzmayr, Mag. (FH) Andreas Raschke

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Legal basis
    - Characteristics of Federal Management Accounting
    - Objectives and functions of cost and performance accounting
    - Conceptual location in accounting
    - Principles of cost allocation (actual, normal and planned costs, full and partial costs)
    - Subareas of cost and performance accounting- Cost-type accounting (farm transfer sheet)
    - Cost centre accounting (cost accounting sheet)
    - Cost Object Controlling (Costing)

    - Break-even analysis & direct costing calculation, make or buy decision
    - Cost truth under the aspect of public welfare

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment based on group and homework after each course and as distance learning in preparation for the federal section
    Discussion of the legal basis after preparation by the students
    Presentation of group work and discussion of the results (based on the script and slides with the relevant content)
    The overall grade is calculated from the sub-grades distance learning and group work in the attendance part

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Civil law ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Civil law ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Natalia Hartmann, Mag. Marlies Schefer, Dr. Stefan Mathias Ullreich

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Legal capacity, capacity to act
    - Representation
    - Conclusion of legal transactions (declaration of intent, error)
    - Deficiencies in performance
    - Contractual obligations, in particular tort law
    - Selected areas of property law: possession, ownership

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Oral participation in the Moot Court at the end of the course and written preparation for it. An mid-term test on concepts of private law, distance learning tasks on case solutions, and presentations.

    Teaching methods

    Flipped classroom, group work, case solution, discussions, peer feedback, problem based learning, moot court

    Language

    German

    Research methods 1 ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Research methods 1 ILV

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Bettina Prokop

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Joint repetition of the contents of the previous semesters: basic concepts of science; basic principles of central paradigms; development of research questions and research designs
    - Introduction to research planning: debriefing and consolidation - reference to competence covered in the 1st semester, "literature research" and theories covered in the 2nd semester
    - Reading and interpreting quantitative and qualitative research results, practice with text extracts and graphic examples
    - Reflection of strengths and weaknesses of qualitative and quantitative methods. Which paradigm for which research question? What does the decision mean for the research process?
    - Qualitative survey methods: Overview, possible data sources, quality criteria of qualitative research
    - Focus: interviewing and observation
    - Quantitative survey methods: Overview, possible data sources
    - Focus: Construction of questionnaires

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences will be assessed on the basis of partial performances within the framework of the immanent performance assessment:
    (1)Written teamwork: reading and critical discussion of a given scientific text according to previously defined criteria
    (2)Individual work: execution of a participant observation and writing an observation protocol
    (3)Group exercise on quantitative research: construction of a questionnaire and planning of the research process

    Teaching methods

    The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion as well as 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

    Labor law ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Labor law ILV

    Lector: Mag. Michael Mössler, Dr. Victoria Treber-Müller

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Step-by-step structure of the legal system including the basic principles of collective labour law
    - Basic features of the employment contract (content, mutual claims, termination options, deadlines and claims, protection against dismissal)
    - Main features of the different types of employment
    - Main features of the procedure before the Labour and Social Court
    - Presentation of relevant secondary laws

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance review, final inspection in writing (50 %) and immanent assessment (presentation of a case in small groups - 50 %)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, group work, discussion, case solutions

    Language

    German

    Communicating in English in contemporary public administrations 1 UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Communicating in English in contemporary public administrations 1 UE

    Lector: Kelly James, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction & self-directed interview on professional life
    - Language and grammar input
    - Language for politics
    - You and your job - vocabulary
    - Meetings
    - Negotiating
    - Idiomatic business phrases
    - Discussion of relevant topics

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment: classroom participation, discussions, pair work and group work; written assignments, online tasks

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, pair & group assignments in class, discussions & feedback, research-based learning, online tasks, practical exercises

    Language

    English

    Data science, AI, ethics and digital humanism ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Data science, AI, ethics and digital humanism ILV

    Lector: Franz Altner, M.A.

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    As the basis of a sustainable state, digitization, data science and algorithmic decision-making systems hold the promise of transparency, objectivity and efficiency in public administration. Algorithms should function as ideology-free, fair instruments of order and control in a digital society. However, the decision-making processes behind them are always embedded in a socio-cultural system - whose assumptions and stereotypes are incorporated into the construction of algorithms.
    Especially in the public sector, algorithmic decision systems usually have a monopoly position with a high risk potential. Therefore, it is all the more essential for female public managers in decision-making bodies to know about the ethical, ideological, political and social fields of tension that can be reflected and even intensified in supposedly neutral algorithms.
    Using case studies from the public sector, students are familiarized with the ethical and socio-political fields of tension.
    The contents of this course include:
    - Fundamentals of ethics (utilitarianism, deontology, ethics of virtue) and introduction to applied ethics, especially ethics of technology
    - Big Data, Data Science and AI in public administration
    - Challenges of algorithmic data processing and decision systems: Ideology, bias and discrimination, sources of error
    - Social implications and technology assessment, including the digital divide, data gaps
    - Algorithms, AI and Law - The problem of responsibility
    - Use cases of algorithms in politics and administration
    - Fairness and quality measures
    - Recommendations for action in practice

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent course, which is divided into the following parts: group work with presentation (40%), individual seminar paper (40%) and active participation (20%)

    Teaching methods

    The teaching and learning methods comprise a lecture part with activating methods, discussion, group exercises, case studies, and a group work with final presentation. Special attention is paid to problem-based learning.

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: digitization and quantification of the world

    Statistics and quantitative methodology ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Statistics and quantitative methodology ILV

    Lector: Mag. Michael Friedberg

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Statistics and measurements / measurement problems: objectivity, validity, reliability
    - Data types (numerical, categorical) and the impact on quantitative research
    - From descriptive statistics to inferential statistics, importance of sampling
    - The statistical inference chain: from hypothesis to statistical evaluation
    - Statistical tests: t-test, regression, chi-square independence test, unit value test
    - The modern interpretation of the p-value in the course of scientific studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    After each unit, the current status of an ongoing group work should be uploaded to Moodle. In the last unit there will also be a final presentation.

    Teaching methods

    After a short flipped classroom session, each unit begins with a detailed lecture part, which presents the statistics as far as possible without formulas, and ends with a group exercise part. This ensures that what has been learned is always subliminated in the students' perceptual process.

    Language

    German

    Statistical data analysis and business analytics ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Statistical data analysis and business analytics ILV

    Lector: Priv.-Doz. Ing. Dr. Ronald Hochreiter

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence
    - Supervised learning and unsupervised learning
    - Transaction-based learning: recommender systems
    - Analytics in the real world: application to problems of the public sector and other organizations.
    - Text mining and natural language processing

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    From the beginning, cases are processed as group tasks with the help of the R programming language. In addition, there is a short multiple choice test every second unit of the course to consolidate the statistical concepts. Furthermore, the group presentations (creation of a supervised learning model for concrete problem solving) are added to the final grade.

    Teaching methods

    Generally, each unit starts with a flipped classroom session. After a lecture in which new content is taught, the group projects are discussed and developed further together. For each unit, the work of one or two groups is discussed in the auditorium.

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: knowledge management

    Fundamentals of knowledge management UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Fundamentals of knowledge management UE

    Lector: Mag. Bernhard Krabina, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Typologies and forms of knowledge management
    - Concepts and models of knowledge management- Integrative/holistic knowledge management
    - SECI model after Nonaka and Takeuchi
    - Cycle of knowledge management according to Probst et al.
    - Knowledge market model according to North
    - Knowledge brokering and models for knowledge exchange
    - Know-Net framework according to Mentzas et al.
    - Competence-oriented knowledge management according to Sauter and Scholz
    - Munich knowledge management model according to Reinmann-Rothmeier
    - Learning organization according to Senge
    - Tacit knowledge management

    - Knowledge management in the federal administration: the approach of the Austrian Federal Ministry for the Civil Service
    - Knowledge management and impact orientation
    - Empirical experience with knowledge management in the public sector
    - Knowledge management instruments - overview of methods and tools
    - Knowledge management beyond the organisation: a public sector perspective

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Group presentation/presentation of a knowledge management approach, group seminar work in the form of a literature search

    Teaching methods

    Flipped classroom, group presentations/lectures with peer feedback, discussion, case vignettes

    Language

    German

    Knowledge in public organizations: theoretical introduction ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Knowledge in public organizations: theoretical introduction ILV

    Lector: Mag. Bernhard Krabina, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Knowledge society, knowledge economy and knowledge/knowing governance
    - Open data, open government and transparency
    - Knowledge from a sociological perspective: knowledge and practice
    - Knowledge from business management perspectives: Knowledge as a resource, success and competitive factor
    - Knowledge from a policy field analytical perspective: Knowledge for decision making
    - Knowledge collectives and local knowledge cultures, communities of practice
    - Organizational v. individual knowledge, knowledge carriers and forms
    - Organizational culture and knowledge
    - The learning organization
    - Knowledge networks
    - Knowledge and technology - digitization and the knowledge landscape
    - Knowledge in the public sector: specifics

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Literature-based presentation and/or seminar paper (group)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with discussion and activating methods, group work on case studies, literature-based presentations (flipped classroom)

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: participation & empowerment

    Legal and practical aspects of public participation ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Legal and practical aspects of public participation ILV

    Lector: Dr.in Martina Handler

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - International and national legal framework for public participation
    - Participation at municipal level - basics, fields of application and practical examples
    - Basic knowledge of the methodological design of participation processes
    - Qualities of analogue and digital participation and their successful combination

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment: quality of the cooperation, the presentation and the written work

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, feedback, activating methods, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, peer feedback, practical exercises, problem-based learning

    Language

    German

    Theory of participation and democracy SE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Theory of participation and democracy SE

    Lector: PD Mag. Dr. Peter Biegelbauer, S.M.

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Classical and modern understanding of democracy and participation
    - Elements of change in the relationship between society and the state
    - Direct and indirect democracy
    - Complexity of the relationship between democracy and administration
    - Fields of application and degrees of participation
    - Participation in the daily work of the administration
    - Participation and digitisation
    - Purposes, possibilities, limits and risks of public participation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent achievement determination by the following elements: short presentation of a text with 3-5 core statements on PowerPoint (15% of the note), active co-operation during the lecture (30%), house work (55%).

    Teaching methods

    Using various methods such as group moderation, participatory procedures, and business games, the basics of democracy and participation are discussed in small and large groups with the help of texts, current topics are discussed and participation procedures with peer feedback are tested. In the course of the semester, small groups are formed to examine a practical case with regard to participation that is actually lived.

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: sustainability and social transformation in public administration

    Climate and energy policy ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Climate and energy policy ILV

    Lector: em.Univ.Prof. Helga Kromp-Kolb, Dr. Patrick Scherhaufer

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Climate change and consequences, ecological & economic & social
    - Climate policy as a focus of the sustainability strategy of Austria and the EU
    - Concepts, measures, instruments: what works in which climate and energy policy area and what does not
    - Policy field climate and its actors: the new protest dynamics (Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion and social media, private actors - companies and celebrities like DiCaprio), the (non-)functioning policy integration, potential of new technologies (smart grids, e-Cars, data centres, cloud, etc.)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Seminar paper, multiple choice intermediate test

    Teaching methods

    Flipped classroom, group work, case solution, discussions, peer feedback, problem based learning

    Language

    German

    Austria in current sustainability developments ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Austria in current sustainability developments ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Sustainability policy - origin and development (WCSD, UN, tensions in the discourse, MDGs, redefinitions, SDGs, ...)
    - Sustainability as a cross-cutting issue: theories, approaches and discourses (besides "common models" also including resilience, public interest economy, sustainable development, three pillars, doughnut economy, Degrowth/Buen Vivir... )
    - Neighboring initiatives: Local Agenda 21, Green Cities Network, Healthy Cities, Brundtland Cities, regional sustainability initiatives, etc.
    - Global and European developments of the last decades (biodiversity, energy and emissions, transport, consumption, waste, land use patterns; review of global and European environmental policies and their impact)
    - Austria in the context of sustainability policy (indicators and values for the physical sustainability of Austria for the purpose of overview and contextualisation - such as HANPP and its sources, Ecological Footprint, inequality/Gini/poverty, national accounts of wellbeing/quality of life/welfare index, HDI, virtual trade of water and other material flow analysis values, emissions, other Eurostat SDS indicators etc.; as well as MDGs and SDGs; Austria's greatest current sustainability challenges)
    - Austria as a sustainability policy field: current players, coalitions and concepts (federal ministries, forest dialogue, poverty conference, social movements, implementation of SDGs, relation to impact orientation, sustainability programme of individual parties, trade unions or provinces)
    - Sustainability as a framework programme at the national level plus principles of sustainability strategies in general

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Short presentations, seminar paper

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with discussion, group work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, case solutions, flipped classroom

    Language

    German

    Communicating in English in contemporary public administrations 2 UE
    1.5 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Communicating in English in contemporary public administrations 2 UE

    Lector: Kelly James, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Andrea Zimpernik

    1.5 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Language input: developing arguments, debating
    - At an international conference (vocabulary, idiomatic phrases, socialising)
    - Discussion of relevant topics
    - Institutions of the European Union
    - Society and public administration

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment: classroom participation, discussions & debates, pair work and group work; written assignments, online tasks

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, pair & group assignments in class, discussions & feedback, research-based learning, online tasks, practical exercises

    Language

    English

    Data governance and data management SE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Data governance and data management SE

    Lector: DI Mag. Günther Tschabuschnig

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Fundamentals of data governance
    - Data ecosystems
    - Open data
    - Semi open data and closed data
    - PSI, IFG and, OGD
    - Basics of open licenses
    - Data management and data strategy

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Multiple choice test and graded exercises

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, group work, discussion, feedback

    Language

    German

    Investment, financing and externalities ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Investment, financing and externalities ILV

    Lector: Michael Soder, MSc. PhD.

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Overview of the extent and nature of public sector investment
    - Relevance of the state for the provision of technical and social infrastructure (public services of general interest)
    - Social and natural capital as a social resource and factors of the common good
    - Effects of public investment on growth, employment, distribution and the environment (externalities)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The learning progress and performance assessment within the course is based on four pillars. Active participation in classroom units (10 %), reading tasks (25 %), quizzes on the seminar content (15 %) and a case study in groups of four (50 %). A total of 100 points can be achieved in the seminar.

    Teaching methods

    Interactive lecture with activating elements, group discussions and exercises, reading tasks of specialist literature (Peer Reviewed Journal Articles) and their evaluation, discussion, elaboration of problem-centred case studies on specific topics of public investment activity in groups, elaboration of self-developed reflection questions on the individual reading tasks, feedback on the individual sub-services.

    Language

    German

    Public commercial and company law UE
    1 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Public commercial and company law UE

    Lector: Dr. Alois Schittengruber

    1 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Nature of commercial law, public and private commercial law
    - EU legal and constitutional framework
    - Trade law (scope of application, personal requirements for a trade licence, commercial operating facilities)
    - Water law (public and private waters, public and private use of waters)
    - Waste management law (definition of waste and hazardous waste, treatment of waste)
    - Contaminated Sites Remediation Act (concept of contaminated site, contaminated site atlas, contaminated site remediation contribution)
    - Federal Air Pollution Control Act (obligations for air pollution control, bans)
    - Immission Protection Act - Air (immission limits, measures to be taken if limits are exceeded)
    - Regulation of the energy market (gas and electricity) in Austria
    - Regulation of the railway sector in Austria
    - Regulation of goods and passenger transport on roads (Motor Vehicles Act, Goods Transport Act, Occasional Transport Act
    - Regional planning (objectives and instruments of regional planning, zoning plan, development plan)
    - Construction law (terms of construction, construction measures requiring approval, construction measures subject to notification, construction procedures)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Written examination at the end of the course on specific questions

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, self-study on the basis of the given literature, discussion, work assignments on practical cases with feedback

    Language

    German

    Project management ILV
    2 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Project management ILV

    Lector: Mag.(FH) Johann Weber, MBA MPA MA

    2 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basics of PM according to IPMA
    - Methods for project start
    - Methods for project coordination
    - Methods for project marketing
    - Project controlling methods
    - Methods for coping with a project crisis
    - Methods for project completion

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Written final examination using multiple choice test and case processing - can also be taken as "pm basic Certification" on a voluntary basis.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture or presentation, group work, discussion, feedback, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Process management UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Process management UE

    Lector: Dr. Ronald Sallmann

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic concepts of process management: nomenclature of the subject area, different approaches/thinking directions
    - Methods and characteristics of process management
    - Methodology of process mapping (= modelling) and knowledge of the different models and their rules and regulations
    - Process designs using concrete examples from administrative practice
    - Economic aspects of business process management (e.g. benefit assessment)
    - Learning the GPM software "ARIS Express" for visualization and data-technical multidimensional mapping of business processes

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The performance assessment is carried out in the form of accompanying practical exercises with the BPM software "ARIS Express", which finally lead to a concluding assignment. The goal of this concluding assignment is the collection and methodically correct mapping of a concrete business process from the area of public administration, the execution of different analyses and the transfer of the gained knowledge into a reformed target business process. A written performance review at the end of the course serves to deepen the theoretical construct of business process management.

    Teaching methods

    Subject-specific basic knowledge in form of an initial lecture, in the further course teaching of the event-driven process chain method for the visualization of business processes, practicing the method by means of practical examples, learning the BPM software "ARIS Express" for the visualisation and data-technical multidimensional mapping of business processes, deepening the practical application in form of regular homework (distance learning tasks), identifying, collecting and modeling a complex business case from public administration in small groups, analyzing business processes according to different criteria and mapping an optimized business process.

    Language

    German

    Statistics UE
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Statistics UE

    Lector: Priv.-Doz. Ing. Dr. Ronald Hochreiter

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Statistics and measurements / measurement problems: objectivity, validity, reliability
    - Data types (numerical, categorical) and the impact on quantitative research
    - From descriptive statistics to inferential statistics, importance of sampling
    - The statistical inference chain: from hypothesis to statistical evaluation
    - Statistical tests: t-test, regression, chi-square independence test, unit value test
    - The modern interpretation of the p-value in the course of scientific studies

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    After each unit, the current status of the group work must be uploaded into the e-learning system. In the last unit, the final presentation will also take place.

    Teaching methods

    After a short flipped classroom session, each unit begins with a detailed lecture part, which presents the statistics as far as possible without formulas, and ends with a group exercise part. This ensures that what has been learned is always subliminated in the students' perceptual process.

    Language

    German

    Team and individual ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Team and individual ILV

    Lector: Mag.a Elfriede Konas

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Differentiation between team, (work) group, high performance team
    - Theory and characteristics of modern team forms (agile, self-controlled, cross-generational, virtual, multicultural, intercultural, sociocratic/holacratic)
    - Basics of a functioning cooperation in the proven and modern team forms
    - Functional role versus team role (using the example of the BELBIN team roles)
    - Team roles according to Belbin
    - Observation of the individual on the basis of transactional analysis (structural model, functional model, egogram, inner drivers)
    - Individual stress patterns (according to Satir)
    - Individual paths of self-directed and lifelong learning as an essential factor in maintaining employability
    - Individual health prevention: salutogenesis and the house of work ability
    - Interaction individual resilience - team resilience - organisational resilience (systemic view)
    - Interaction individual - team: feedback and feedback rules, Johari window, theory of cognitive dissonance, effect relationship between individual abilities and collective competence, psychological games
    - Interplay of task - individual - team on the model of topic-centred interaction (TCI)
    - Fundamentals of the psychology of New Work
    - Dealing with narcissistic personalities

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent assessment of performance through case work and discussion using theoretical principles (from distance learning), (distance learning) reflection tasks, (distance learning) small group work, participation in attendance time as well as a term paper to integrate and deepen the teaching content.

    Teaching methods

    Theory inputs, individual and group work, exercises and role-plays with feedback, technology-supported courses, work and observation tasks with collegial feedback, structured group exercises, independent acquisition of knowledge and skills through case work on one's own and exemplary team situations, dialogue and discussion in plenary and in the forum.

    Language

    German

    Team building UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Team building UE

    Lector: Mag.a Elfriede Konas

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definition of the term team development
    - Use and benefits of team development
    - Team development process
    - Team development of modern team forms (agile, self-controlled, cross-generational, virtual, multicultural, sociocratic/holacratic)
    - Team phases and team clock
    - A selection of simple team exercises and tools for team development
    - Conflict prevention in the individual team phases
    - Riemann-Thomann model for teams
    - Criteria for good team composition
    - Importance of kick off meetings at the team start
    - Linking skills (social and communicative skills for goal-oriented, agile and respectful cooperation)
    - Team leadership and team management
    - The new way of leadership - the importance of coaching skills for team leaders
    - Leading virtual teams by developing
    - Potential development of the team members through a systemic coaching attitude
    - Selected coaching skills
    - Promotion of team learning
    - Basics of the moderation of team meetings
    - Systemic consensus
    - Adjourning phase (team disbanding) and its support

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent assessment of performance through case work and discussion using theoretical principles (from distance learning), (distance learning) reflection tasks, (distance learning) small group work, participation in attendance time as well as a term paper to integrate and deepen the teaching content.

    Teaching methods

    Theory inputs, individual and group work, exercises and role-plays with feedback, technology-supported courses, work and observation tasks with collegial feedback, structured group exercises, independent acquisition of knowledge and skills through case work on one's own and exemplary team situations, dialog and discussion in plenary and in the forum.

    Language

    German

    Research methods 2 ILV
    1.5 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Research methods 2 ILV

    Lector: Mag. Dr. Bettina Prokop

    1.5 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Relations between theory and empiricism
    - Steps and decisions in research planning
    - Research design
    - Data sources and data types
    - Evaluation methods in qualitative and quantitative social research
    - Triangulation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Two group works (text analysis/analytical memo, theory-based qualitative and quantitative data evaluation); individual quick outline

    Teaching methods

    Reading (instructed) of given scientific texts; teacher input with discussion; individual work assignment with feedback; group exercises (evaluation of the interview transcripts provided, evaluation of prepared qualitative and quantitative data material with the aim of forming theoretical conclusions)

    Language

    German

    Monitoring and evaluation systems/frameworks ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Monitoring and evaluation systems/frameworks ILV

    Lector: Mag. (FH) Stefan Lindeis, Mag. Roland Schneider

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Objectives, metrics and indicators - definition, deployment and quality
    - Basics of performance management
    - Basic distinction between monitoring and evaluation
    - Implementation of key performance indicators and monitoring systems in organizations and the associated challenges of using and not using key performance indicator systems

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Performance behavior: observed in the active participation during the lecture units (20 %) and in the implementation of the course content in the context of group work (50 %)
    Performance result: judged by the results of the own learning transfer. Individual written work within the framework of distance learning (30%).

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation with online elements, practical group work with discussion and feedback by lecturers, individual work assignments with feedback

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: digitization and quantification of the world

    Big data, science and database management UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Big data, science and database management UE

    Lector: Florian Schwendinger, Dipl.-Ing., PHd

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Relational databases and NoSQL databases
    - Databases and data lakes
    - Cloud computing, especially with regard to databases
    - ERM modeling of real problems

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    From the beginning, cases are processed as group tasks with the help of the R programming language. In addition, every second unit of the course includes a short multiple choice test to consolidate the concepts of modern database modelling and administration. Furthermore, the group presentations (ERM modelling of a concrete problem) are added to the final grade.

    Teaching methods

    Generally, each unit starts with a flipped classroom session. After that, a multiple choice test is held every two weeks. After a theory session, in which new content is taught, the group projects are discussed and developed further together. Each week, the work of one or two groups is discussed concretely in the auditorium.

    Language

    German

    Decision optimization and prescriptive analytics UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Decision optimization and prescriptive analytics UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Field of tension between artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics
    - Operations Research & Management Science
    - Optimization methods for quantitative decision analysis
    - Quantitative modelling for problem solving

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    From the beginning, cases are processed as group tasks with the help of the R programming language. In addition, there is a short multiple choice test every second week to consolidate the concepts of Operations Research. Furthermore, the group presentations (modelling a concrete problem as a decision optimisation problem) are added to the final grade.

    Teaching methods

    Generally, each unit starts with a flipped classroom session. After that, a multiple choice test is held every two weeks. After a theory session in which new content is taught, the group projects are discussed and developed further together. For each course unit, the work of one or two groups is discussed in the auditorium.

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: knowledge management

    Knowledge management in practice: organizations UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Knowledge management in practice: organizations UE

    Lector: Mag. Bernhard Krabina, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Development of knowledge management systems and strategies - architectures
    - Knowledge management as management of changes
    - Promoting framework conditions, barriers and success factors
    - Organizational maturity levels of knowledge management
    - Knowledge management as organizational strategy, objectives and overall goals
    - Relationship between organizational culture and knowledge
    - Leadership for knowledge management
    - Software technical support of knowledge management, (digital) infrastructure for knowledge management assessment, adaptation, introduction
    - Institutionalisation of knowledge management in the organization
    - Evaluation and monitoring of knowledge management strategies, systems and tools
    - Digital innovations as an organizational process
    - Human resources management and knowledge management
    - Familiarization with concrete instruments/methods:- Electronic Files/Sharepoint
    - Knowledge Maps
    - Communities of practice
    - Knowledge portals
    - Applications of artificial intelligence: text and data mining systems
    - Management information systems: Data Warehouse Systems
    - knowledge graphs

    - Examples and applications

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper (reflection/evaluation of the knowledge management strategy of your own organisation; knowledge diagnostics and design of a knowledge management strategy - knowledge goals, knowledge management objectives, indicators; planning and implementation of the strategy)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with discussion, group work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, case solutions

    Language

    German

    Knowledge management in practice: teams UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Knowledge management in practice: teams UE

    Lector: Mag. Bernhard Krabina, DI Michal Sedlacko, MSc PhD

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Empirical experience with concrete tools (and compositions of tools) at the middle management level with regard to forms of knowledge and task types- Wikis
    - Trello
    - Leaving Expert Interview
    - Storytelling, microarticles
    - Collegial case consultation
    - World Cafe/Knowledge Cafe
    - Mentoring, shadowing
    - Process models

    - Knowledge diagnostics of the teams, knowledge management profile
    - Embedding in the larger organizational goals
    - Establishment of a system of responsibilities
    - Monitoring
    - Integration into concrete processes and working practices, operational knowledge management
    - Skills for knowledge management

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Seminar paper (evaluation of a real or planned knowledge management measure in the context of the knowledge aspects of the team and its work tasks)

    Teaching methods

    Problem-based learning, flipped Classroom, hands-on case vignettes and seminar papers

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: participation & empowerment

    Analysis and evaluation of participation processes UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Analysis and evaluation of participation processes UE

    Lector: Dr. DI Kerstin Arbter

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Analysis and evaluation of case studies from practice based on Austrian standards of public participation, building on the theory of participation and on legal and practical foundations of participation
    - Research of case studies, including examples of mediation procedures and with online elements, if possible examples with a reference to sustainable development
    - Interviews on case studies with experts from participation practice
    - Documentation of case studies using the grid of www.partizipation.at
    - Elaboration of "lessons learned" and potential for improvement

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Presentation, written documentation of the analysed examples, oral reflection

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Conflict resolution and mediation in participation processes UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Conflict resolution and mediation in participation processes UE

    Lector: Mag.a Barbara Wurz

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Theoretical foundations of conflict research- What is a conflict? (Types & Types)
    - Conflict analysis and background
    - Escalation levels

    - Advisory environment in mediation
    - Own handling of conflicts based on two models- Transaction Analysis
    - Riemann-Thomann model

    - Basics of non-violent communication
    - Basics of mediation
    - Selected tools of mediation
    - Criteria for mediation

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Reflection work in three stages (total length 7,000 - 10,000 characters).
    Between the teaching dates, guided written reflection units are provided.
    Furthermore, the contents are to be deepened through literature work.
    The overall grade is calculated by weighting all three grades in the ratio 40% + 30% + 30%

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, work assignments with feedback, group exercises, role plays, problem-based learning, individual reflection, distance learning

    Language

    German

    Specialization In-depth expertise: sustainability and social transformation in public administration

    Sustainability in public administration organizations UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Sustainability in public administration organizations UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Environmental performance of organizations, measures
    - Professional training for sustainable development, sustainability values, environmental awareness of employees: true impact?
    - Resilience, occupational health promotion
    - Participation and hybrid forms of governance
    - Alliance building and objectives: strengthening horizontal and vertical integration
    - Impact orientation and sustainability
    - Diversity and fairness in the organisation's human resources policy (including demographics and age structure, leave of absence, family support measures, etc.)
    - Sustainable procurement (as an introduction, as there is a separate course for this)
    - Knowledge management in context
    - Digitization in context
    - Teleworking and its offsetting (COVID as a case study)
    - Insurance and costs/risks of environmental change
    - Community level, urban planning, regional sustainability
    - Other fields of action

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Presentations, seminar paper (sustainability report of one's own organization)

    Teaching methods

    Expert input, lectures, group work

    Language

    German

    Economic transformation towards sustainability UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Economic transformation towards sustainability UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Current ecological, economic and social challenges
    - Social change towards sustainability
    - Transformation into a sustainable society
    - Digitization and technological developments in relation to sustainable development
    - Involved: individuals and social groups, states and the community of states as well as companies and science
    - New concepts for sustainable management (e.g. recycling management, cradle to cradle)
    - The new customers (post-materialism, voluntary simplifiers, income/class and consumption patterns, precarity, greenwashing and symbolic environmental consumption - influences on marketing and branding)
    - Sustainable Supply Chain Management
    - CSR, CSR 2.0, responsiveness, corporate citizenship, business ethics
    - GRI, Reporting, Integrated Reporting
    - Challenges for the public sector in these contexts

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Seminar paper, interim presentations

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion

    Language

    German

    Balancing and analysis of balance/record/results UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Balancing and analysis of balance/record/results UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Accounting in the public sector:
    - Legal basis for federal, state and local authorities
    - Differences and similarities with private sector accounting
    - Balance sheet analysis, especially from the point of view of sustainability
    - Links between hived-off units and the core budget
    Accounting in the private sector:
    - Critical examination of individual financial statements in accordance with national law (Companies Act)
    - Basic knowledge of the structure and legal basis for consolidated financial statements and their economic significance (ITUC-IFRS)
    - Introduction to accounting: significance, objective, target group

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    30% group work in teams of two on topics related to private sector accounting and balance sheet analysis
    30% group work balance sheet analysis of two public entities
    40% participation

    Teaching methods

    Lecture with activating methods, group work during the presence phase, discussion, individual work and group work as homework, feedback. Based on the contents of the course Fundamentals in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Budgeting, students have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in a practical application.

    Language

    German

    Ethics and compliance ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Ethics and compliance ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Terms (morals, ethics, professional ethics, ethos, professional ethics, compliance, corruption, ...)
    - Different moral concepts and moral theories (different views of human beings)
    - Relationship between ethics and law/value standard aspect
    - Typical decision dilemmas
    - Compliance culture
    - Analysis and reflection of own interactions/work
    - Fight against corruption - responsibility of public sector employees

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment: Permanent learning success control through project participation, active collaboration and co-design. Two written homeworks (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

    Language

    German

    Evaluation theory, evaluation systems and monitoring ILV
    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Evaluation theory, evaluation systems and monitoring ILV

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Functions of evaluations in the context of organisational and policy management
    - Evaluation and monitoring in the context of impact orientation
    - Distinctions between evaluation, monitoring, feedback, controlling, research, and similar basic terms
    - Types, models and designs of evaluations
    - Evaluation questions and criteria
    - Logical models and central categories of result control
    - Evaluation planning: time, budget, human and data resources
    - Formulate evaluation results: performance measurement and assessment, synthesis, indices
    - Communication of evaluation results
    - Evaluation use and follow-up

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The assessment is based on the individual contributions to the case studies and the active participation in the course as well as the evaluation of the written exercise and final paper.
    The final grade is made up of the following parts:
    -collaboration 30%
    -written exercise 30%
    -final paper 40%

    Teaching methods

    The course consists of introductory overview lectures by the course instructors, group discussions on case studies from practice, group exercises (e.g. evaluation of a funding programme, working on terms of reference) and the reading of short, relevant technical and popular science articles, which are jointly analyzed discursively.

    Language

    German

    Subsidies ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Subsidies ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Austria: World Champion in Subsidies? The state must not give anything away - a critically reflective introduction to the topic
    - The private sector state
    - Levels of support
    - Federal subsidies (statistics on subsidies: direct, indirect, in international comparison and according to transparency database)
    - Legal bases of the promotion system in the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular the Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Finance on General Framework Guidelines for Grants from Federal Funds (ARR 2014) including Sections 1 to 10
    - EU State Aid Law
    - Subsidies in Austria - Quo Vadis?
    - Subsidy processing agencies at federal level
    - EU subsidies using the example of a European Structural Fund including the necessary control elements

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    In the context of the course, students work in groups to prepare both an application for funding and a funding contract. In the course of these practical exercises, the acquisition of professional competence in the legal requirements of the subsidies will be examined. The remaining learning outcomes are subjected to a performance check in the course of the written final examination.
    Written final examination, homework as group work as an element of distance learning, group exercise on cases of support within the framework of the course.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, group work, discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, work assignments, group exercises, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning with current examples, distance learning

    Language

    German

    Innovation lab public governance 1 ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Innovation lab public governance 1 ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Previously acquired digitization skills are to be applied and deepened here
    - Deepening of the subject area "policy analysis and public governance" on the basis of case studies and using innovative solution methods
    - Basic concepts of innovation management
    - Testing of innovation methods: challenges, pitches, personas, collaborative brainstorming, prototypes, MVP
    - Identification of innovation needs and application of innovation methods in administrative units

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The performance result is judged by the result assurance of the own learning transfer (presentation of a planning or implementation phase of an innovation process): Development of a topic relevant to the course (innovation laboratory)
    Quality criteria:
    Quality and proof of a theory-based, organization-sensitive and sustainable approach

    Teaching methods

    Group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, distance learning, use of collaborative tools, Innovation Jam

    Language

    German

    Public relations and reputation management ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Public relations and reputation management ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Main features of public relations work
    - Practical handling of media (guideline)
    - Professional ethics - job-specific ethics
    - Ethics in journalism, fields of tension
    - Critical discourse and culture of dispute
    - Excerpts from media law with special consideration of the protection of personality rights

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The assessment of performance is based on a point system, which is derived from submitted written assignments and the cooperation of the students.

    Teaching methods

    The distance learning supported parts of the lectures are developed in the three attendance half days through discussion, feedback, practical exercises and the teaching of problem-based learning and discussion.
    This course is designed to raise awareness of the ethos of the public sector and to provide a solid, practical application of public relations in the public sector. In this context, it will be important that a critical reflection and confrontation about the "perception and image of the public sector" through media but also through "own experiences (professional practice, personal points of contact, etc.)" takes place discursively. Rules, limits, mission statements and fouls/no-goes will be researched, discussed and developed on the basis of examples. With the achievement of the learning outcomes, basic knowledge of the practice of public relations in the public sector will also be imparted.

    Language

    German

    Operational controlling and budgeting UE
    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Operational controlling and budgeting UE

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Controlling cycle
    - Components and phases of budget compilation
    - Planning and control: public budget vs. private company
    - Public budget management and execution
    - The "impact-based outcome assessment"

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent performance assessment with presentations, case work in small groups, MC test

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, discussion, lecture with activating methods (business game), work assignments with feedback, practical exercises, online quiz APP

    Language

    German

    Policy making in the EU UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Policy making in the EU UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Institutions, processes, and analytical approaches in EU policy making
    - The EU policy making in comparative perspective
    - Concrete examples of EU policies and implementation at the national level
    - EU Policy Making in a time of crisis

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Oral presentations, written case studies

    Teaching methods

    Activating methods, concise presentations followed by peer-group discussions

    Language

    English

    Public administration in EU and in international contexts UE
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Public administration in EU and in international contexts UE

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    The course concerns itself with the following questions:
    - How is public administration practiced in European and global contexts?
    - What comparisons can we make between public administration practices internationally?
    - How and why do we make such comparisons?
    - Why is it important to understand public administration in a global context and how does this shape our understanding of public administration at home?
    - How can we discuss and communicate these issues on an international stage?
    In answering these questions, the course deals with these specific areas:
    - International comparisons of public administration practices
    - Frameworks and definitions of quality public administration in the EU
    - The role of European agencies in multi-level governance systems
    - Professional communication skills for international contexts

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Reflection assignments (3 in total) (45%)
    Podium / Panel discussion participation (25%)
    Group podcasts (30%)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, lecture with activating methods, problem-based learning, flipped classroom, online lessons

    Language

    English

    Bachelor’s thesis seminar 1 UE
    1 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Bachelor’s thesis seminar 1 UE

    1 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Formalities & requirements for Bachelor thesis 1
    - Scientific writing (writing workshop for writing scientific papers in cooperation with ZEWISS)
    - Interim presentations of Bachelor thesis 1 (with feedback from peers and teachers)
    - Demand-oriented addition of topics

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Bachelor thesis 1 (according to evaluation criteria for BA at the course of studies) and partial performances in the course of the course of studies

    Teaching methods

    Inputs from teachers; teaching videos; short presentations by students with peer feedback; group work (writing workshop); feedback from supervisors

    Language

    German

    Training for professional practice 1 UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Training for professional practice 1 UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Collegial case consultation
    - Theory and knowledge about the use and design of a collegial (case) consultancy
    - Moderation techniques in collegial counselling
    - Question techniques in counselling situations
    - Implementation of collegial (case) counselling
    - Self analysis and self-reflection
    - Definition of problems, cause analysis and definition of measures
    - Students are asked to bring practical problems they would like to bring to this unit and use them in the group work.
    - Reflection on the consultations, answering questions arising from them
    (Phoenix) Kaizen
    - Increasing efficiency and productivity
    Increasing productivity in the workplace goes hand in hand with increasing productivity in the private sphere
    Kaizen is a system that is intended to help individuals to increase their own productivity and thus their quality of life.

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Reflections for both parts of the course, i.e. Kollegiale Fallberatung and Kaizen (50% each)

    Teaching methods

    Group work, role plays, discussion

    Language

    German

    Outcome orientation in practice ILV
    1.5 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Outcome orientation in practice ILV

    1.5 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Application of impact-oriented management control
    - Application of impact-based impact assessment
    - Implementation of monitoring and performance measurement systems in the administration
    - Critical discourse on the actual implementation of impact orientation in Austria based on selected evaluation results
    - IT solutions within the scope of impact orientation
    - Linking impact orientation with other political, social and governmental target and value systems (Sustainable Development Goals, government programmes, EU strategies)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Performance behaviour: observed in active participation during lecture units and in group work (30 %)
    Performance result: judged by the results of the own learning transfer. Written elaboration of own impact statements within the framework of impact orientation in the federal budget and an impact-oriented impact assessment (70 %).

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation with online elements, practical group work with discussion and feedback by lecturers, individual final assignments with feedback

    Language

    German

    Bachelor’s examination AP
    0 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Bachelor’s examination AP

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Language

    German

    Internship 2 PR
    0 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Internship 2 PR

    0 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Depending on the internship position
    Reflection in the Training for professional practice 1 and 2 courses

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Interview with internship supervisor/information by internship supervisor

    Language

    German

    Innovation lab public governance 2 UE
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Innovation lab public governance 2 UE

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - More in-depth, acquired digitization skills should be taken into account to a greater extent
    - Framework conditions and design of innovation (culture, leadership, control and experiment, monitoring and reflection, upscaling)
    - Strategic aspects of innovation management and its methods and instruments
    - Organizational complexity and change processes
    - Digital transformation processes and innovation in administration and ethics

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The performance result is judged by the result assurance of the own learning transfer (presentation of a planning or implementation phase of an innovation process): Development of a topic relevant to the course (innovation laboratory)
    Quality criteria:
    Quality and proof of a theory-based, organization-sensitive and sustainable approach

    Teaching methods

    - Linking theory to the students' work experience and knowledge
    - Further development of PM competencies through action-oriented tasks
    - Methods: input/lecture, discussions, group work, reflection work and work tasks

    Language

    German

    Intercultural management ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Intercultural management ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Identity, society and culture; cultural intelligence
    - Austrian culture & identity
    - Analyzing cultures
    - Intercultural management in practice (managing diversity, communication styles)
    - Core values and intercultural management

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (research tasks & discussions, presentations, peer feedback, classroom participation)

    Teaching methods

    Group work, discussions, lecture with activating methods, exercises with feedback, group tasks, peer feedback, exercises, online tasks

    Language

    English

    Sustainable procurement management ILV
    2 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Sustainable procurement management ILV

    2 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - What does sustainability, CSR and sustainable procurement mean?
    - Definition of sustainable procurement targets based on the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Convention and national strategies
    - Setting up an impact model and measuring it
    - Sustainable procurement in BVergG 2018 in implementation of the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU
    - Opportunities and risks of sustainable procurement (materiality matrix)
    - Sufficiency, consistency and efficiency strategy
    - Triple bottom line of sustainable procurement
    - The strategic and operative purchasing process (demand, material groups, suppliers, tender, contract, controlling, operative purchasing)
    - Sustainability labels and certifications (eco-labels, EMAS, ISO, etc.)
    - The "true" procurement price / life cycle costs
    - Climate Neutrality / Greenhouse Gas Protocol
    - Sustainable supplier assessment
    - Performance review (Sustainable Balanced Scorecard)
    - Overview of key contacts for sustainable public procurement, use of guides and tools

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Assignment (60%) and presentation of results (40%)

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, group work, exercises

    Language

    German

    Human resource management and administration UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Human resource management and administration UE

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Personnel management - personnel administration - personnel management. Basic understanding- Diversity of various personnel management processes
    - Personnel management within the framework of traditional development processes at the interface between personnel and organization
    - Personnel management within the framework of organizational change processes

    - Design elements in personnel management (especially in the public sector): personnel plan; personnel development and qualification; recruiting and appraisal interviews
    - Fields of action in the public sector (demographic change and mobility, availability and qualification; knowledge management; digital transformation (digitization of personnel management and personnel management as a driver of digitisation in the organisation)
    - Personnel controlling
    - Strategic personnel management
    - Leadership and control in personnel management

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The performance result is judged by the results of the own learning transfer (controlling process for a main topic): Development of a course-relevant topic
    Quality criteria:
    Quality and proof of theory-based approach
    Integration of the procedure into a controlling cycle (target/effect-oriented procedure)
    Transparency and focus of topic setting (probability of implementation) topic - organizational unit - time frame - competencies and responsibility)

    Teaching methods

    - Linking theory to the students' work experience and knowledge,
    - Further development of PM competencies through action-oriented tasks
    - methods: Input/lecture, discussions, group work, reflection work and work tasks

    Language

    German

    Presenting in English UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Presenting in English UE

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - preparing and planning presentations
    - formal versus informal presentation style
    - opening and closing techniques
    - idiomatic language for presentations: useful phrases, signposting, building rapport
    - working with visuals
    - describing results, trends, facts and figures
    - the Q&A session
    - group presentations & feedback

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Continuous assessment (presentations, language fluency exercises, analysis of presentations, peer feedback, classroom participation)

    Teaching methods

    Group work, discussions, lecture with activating methods, exercises with feedback, group tasks, peer feedback, exercises, online tasks

    Language

    English

    Service design and stakeholder relations ILV
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Service design and stakeholder relations ILV

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Input service design thinking: What is service design/design thinking and other agile methods, switching between result orientation and openness to results, best practice cases (use cases)
    - Developing a target into a practical case, result, stakeholders, purpose, success criteria
    - Stakeholder analysis and derivation of personas
    - Persona work: developing personas for the case, presenting personas, formulating initial core statements, deriving insights
    - Input customer journey and touch-point analysis, implementation of practical customer journeys, enthusiasm points versus potential for change, presentations in plenary
    - Derive core statements and findings
    - Out-of-the-box thinking
    - Input: creative work needs a stable framework, explanation of different creation methods
    - Creation methods and trial and error
    - Classifications for the development of an idea pool
    - Input on the subject of presentation
    - Argumentation and storytelling
    - Presentation of the toolbox, handling of the different workshop designs, formats for the daily implementation in the everyday life of the organization (transfer!)

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Carrying out a "Customer Journey" (CJ) in your own area using the tools you have learned. This includes asking the right questions, using the tool correctly and presenting the results. The reflection afterwards should be a structured report, this includes visualization and reflection on the personal experiences with the application of the tools.
    If someone does not have the possibility to do a CJ, there is the possibility to do a literature research as compensation. This includes a short summary, possibly a paper on the subject and a personal statement on what has been read. The choice of task has no effect on the final grade.

    Teaching methods

    Concise inputs create an overview and stimulate new thoughts. Specific exercises and ongoing feedback encourage continuous learning. The work on specific use cases creates integration into one's own practice.

    Language

    German

    Bachelor’s thesis seminar 2 UE
    1 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Bachelor’s thesis seminar 2 UE

    1 SWS   6 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Formalities & requirements for bachelor thesis 2
    - Research ethics and data protection
    - Evaluation methods (consolidation)
    - Visualization of results and poster creation
    - Intermediate presentations of BA 2 (with feedback from peers and teachers)

    Assessment methods

    Final exam
    Bachelor thesis 2 (according to assessment criteria for bachelor theses in the program)

    Teaching methods

    Teacher inputs; teaching videos; short presentations by students with peer feedback; group work; feedback from the supervisors

    Language

    German

    Training for professional practice 2 UE
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Training for professional practice 2 UE

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Deepening (Phoenix) Kaizen
    - Increasing efficiency and productivity
    - Increasing productivity in the workplace goes hand in hand with increasing productivity in the private sector
    - Kaizen is understood as a system that helps the individual to increase his or her own productivity and thus quality of life.
    Communities of Practice
    A Community of Practice (CoP) can be described as a non-hierarchical, self-organized group of people who are connected by a common "cause", such as a common (professional) interest, a common (professional) activity or a common (professional) aspiration. The group members are connected by social relationships (e.g. colleagues from one or more companies) and common values. In Communities of Practice the focus is on learning together. Ideas, insights and findings are exchanged. Mutual help and support as well as joint further development are therefore in the foreground. In a Community of Practice (CoP), learning is placed in the context of social relationships. Accordingly, the acquisition of knowledge through participation in and within a community is of importance, in which common knowledge is passed on and constructed. (among others Wenger E., Lave, J. 1991)
    - Functionality of a CoP
    - Participation in a CoP beyond your studies
    - Self analysis and self-reflection

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Reflections for both parts of the course and consolidation of Kaizen and Communities of Practice - COP (50% each)

    Teaching methods

    Group work, role-plays, discussion, founding a COP with other students in the course

    Language

    German

    Contracting ILV
    2 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Contracting ILV

    2 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic principles of public procurement law: purpose & principles
    - Legal basis
    - Federal Public Procurement Act 2018
    - Award procedure
    - Implementation of the award procedure
    - Termination of the award procedure: award procedure
    - Legal protection at federal level:
    Federal Administrative Court (BVwG)
    - Federal Procurement GmbH
    - National and international judgments on awards

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    The students analyze in group work national and international judicatures, which make a substantial contribution to the development of law. In the context of these practical exercises, the acquisition of professional competence in the legal requirements of the grants is subject to an examination. The remaining learning outcomes are subjected to a performance check in the course of the written final examination.
    Written final examination, homework as group work as an element of distance learning, group exercise on national and international judicial decision within the framework of the course.

    Teaching methods

    Lecture/presentation, group work, discussion, feedback, lecture with activating methods, work assignments, group exercises, peer feedback, case solutions, practical exercises, problem-based learning, distance learning

    Language

    German

    Negotiation UE
    2 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Negotiation UE

    2 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Conduct of negotiations
    - History
    - Processes
    - Psychosocial and psychodynamic influences
    Game theory
    - General principles
    - environmental impact
    Conflict management
    - Basics
    - Emotionality

    Assessment methods

    Continuous assessment
    Immanent assessment of performance during the course through short reflections, group work, distance learning exercises and development of one's own case study.
    This is done through short reflections, group work and their presentations as well as the development of an own case study from practice.
    The distance learning exercises are designed to ensure that the theoretical basics are acquired outside of classroom time.
    Particular emphasis is placed on the ability to link theory and practice.

    Teaching methods

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

    Language

    German

    Number of teaching weeks
    18 per semester

    Electives
    Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.

    Times
    Usually every two weeks, in blocks, Fr. and Sa., 8.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

    *Subject to changes


    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 public sector is a large job market with a future, including around 8,000 public utilities such as water, energy and transport companies. In the administration or in an international context for example, you will be involved in performing public tasks in local authorities or at the EU level, or you will actively participate in European or international project management. Your know-how will support you in involving citizens or other stakeholders when projects are carried out in the public interest. In finance and budgeting, you will take on budgeting tasks or work on technical and financial processes using key figure systems. You will be able to define social parameters, determine performance and measure their effects. Your professional opportunities include personnel management as well as operational quality management. In public companies you will face comparable challenges. If you already work in the public sector, you will create a very good starting point for your further career with the Public Management degree.

    • Local authorities: federal, provincial or municipal governance

    • European institutions and international organizations

    • Divested companies such as Statistik Austria, Bundesbeschaffungs GmbH, ÖBB, Österreichische Post AG and Telekom Austria AG, Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH, Federal Environment Agency etc.

      • Interest groups

      • Social security carriers

      • Companies

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