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Leadership, Politics and Management

Master degree programm for advanced professional training, part-time 

Overview

Apart from strong personal motivation, acting and leading in a political environment also requires a thorough understanding of management and responsibilities of leadership. The Master’s degree program for the first time in Austria positions political management at the centre of continuing education. Political systems combined with business administration and management methods are at the core of the curriculum. The Master’s degree program will prepare you for leadership positions in politics and management, also in companies and non-governmental organizations.

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Course coordinator

Mag.a Daniela Antal 
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.10 
1100 Vienna 
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3982 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2159
fpm@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester:
by agreement


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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Arts in Political Management (MA)
24Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for the academic year 2018/19

20th November 2017 to 16th July 2018

tuition fee

once payment
€ 12.000,-

+ ÖH premium / semester

 

 

What you can offer

Working at the intersection to a political system or in a managerial function in politics requires openness, capability for discourse, a good perception of social problems and a willingness to compromise, yet also assertiveness. It is also important to consider your dialog partner's point of view and thereby to surmount ideological barriers. Whilst many see this as a challenge, you see the opportunity to find good and constructive solutions together. You are part of a political organization yourself, or you need to deal with corporate political decision making. Your concept of politics is of a long-term process which impacts the future and your actions are far-sighted. You will, in a management position, be able to implement processes and decisions with a sense of responsibility and prudence. The Master's degree program will add the finishing touch to your above skills.

What we offer you

The Master's degree program in Leadership, Politics and Management was introduced in the 2012/13 academic year. This postgraduate degree program is unique in Austria to this day. This is because for the first time managers or persons on the leadership track in political and semi-governmental organizations can now qualify in this field specifically. The degree program combines detailed know-how about political systems with business administration, leadership and management strategies. Our management training for political professions offers you the advantage of studying together with your "peers". This means that your fellow students in the degree program will hail from the political or economic arena, just like you. Your project work also stands to benefit from this interaction. You will combine the knowledge you gained in your own professional practice with the sound scientific know-how of the course. Our lecturers, all of whom are also engaged in their chosen professions, are your guarantee of the practical application of your studies. Our university additionally also presents evening lectures (Campus Lectures), delivered by top notch experts and free for all to attend.

What makes this degree program special

Your purpose with these studies is to obtain excellent political management skills. This demand is satisfied already in the structuring of the curriculum. This included numerous political role players. This will meet the high expectations you have of the degree program, since two distinguishing features of the Master's degree program are its direct relevance to your professional practice and the first class network. Our invaluable contacts enable you benefit from excursions which will include discussions with top political players. Our university also has profound management and administration skills relevant to the public sector. Our successful cooperation with the Federal Chancellery (Public Management degree program) and the Ministry for Finances (Tax Management degree program) are cases in point.

Apart from your recognized academic graduation as a Master of Arts (MA), there are additional benefits for you in your Master's degree program. We can offer you the opportunity of obtaining important international certifications:

  • Level D certification by the International Project Management Association IPMA
    Your course will prepare you for level D certification by the International Project Management Association IPMA without the need for any additional courses.
  • Supervisory board certificate 
    You will be able to obtain a certificate within the framework of the degree program which serves to confirm your technical aptitude for supervisory board membership. The preparations for certification for supervisory board membership are fully integrated in the curriculum of the degree program, strengthening your competency for making far reaching decisions in complex systems.

What you will learn in the degree program

The objective of the Master's degree program is to teach you the personal and technical prerequisites enabling you to manage complex organizations in the political sphere and in institutes and companies involved in political processes.

  • The degree program will impart specialized knowledge of the administrative political system to you, including its relevance to business economic theories, processes and analytical methods.
  • You will acquire expert knowledge of system and complexity theories, project and process management, strategy development and change management.
  • You will learn about new methods of strategic management and discussion and negotiation techniques, including debating the challenges posed by modern leadership principles.
  • On the basis of concrete examples, you will deepen your knowledge about the relationship and interaction between the economy, politics and society. In the course of the first three semesters, you will be analyzing complex political projects and problems, applying your know-how to practical cases.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Fundaments of business management MODUL

Fundaments of business management MODUL

Lector: Dr. Elisabeth Dearing, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Hon.Prof.(FH) Mag. Albert Walter Huber, CEFA, Dr. Claudia Schmied, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz, Gerhard Walter

7 SWS
11 ECTS

Language

German

7 11
Fundaments of the political system MODUL

Fundaments of the political system MODUL

Lector: Mag. Natalia Corrales-Díez, Univ. Doz. Dr. Johann Dvorak, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Mag. LL.M. Ulrich Jedliczka, Mag. Norbert Nemeth, Dr. Martin Schürz

8 SWS
12 ECTS

Language

German

8 12
Scientific working methods MODUL

Scientific working methods MODUL

Lector: Gerald Forstner

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1 1
Organization and leadership theories MODUL

Organization and leadership theories MODUL

Lector: Mag.a Daniela Antal, Dr. Werner Antal, Mag. Astrid Ewald, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Bakk. Mag. Dr. Markus Pichlmair, Mag. Karin Reiter, Dr. Claudia Schmied

4 SWS
6 ECTS

Language

German

4 6

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied empirical research methods MODUL

Applied empirical research methods MODUL

Lector: Gerald Forstner, Dr. Claudia Schmied

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Applied political analysis MODUL

Applied political analysis MODUL

Lector: Mag.iur. Martin Falb, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Dr. Peter Köppl, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz, Gerhard Walter

7 SWS
11 ECTS

Language

German

7 11
Management of complex systems MODUL

Management of complex systems MODUL

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Mag.a Susanne Schwanzer, MSc, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz, Gerhard Walter

5 SWS
7 ECTS

Language

German

5 7
Values-based leadership MODUL

Values-based leadership MODUL

Lector: Mag.a Daniela Antal, Dr. Werner Antal, Mag. Astrid Ewald, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Bakk. Mag. Dr. Markus Pichlmair, Mag. Karin Reiter, Dr. Claudia Schmied, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider

6 SWS
9 ECTS

Language

German

6 9

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Resilient leadership MODUL

Resilient leadership MODUL

Lector: Mag.a Daniela Antal, Dr. Werner Antal, Ing. Mag. Gerhard Cecil, Mag. Astrid Ewald, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, DI (FH) Hans Georg Hadwiger, MSc, Mag. Daniel Löcker, MA, Mag.a (FH) Mag.a Astrid Russ, KommR Andreas Werner, MA

5 SWS
7 ECTS

Language

German

5 7
State, politics and media MODUL

State, politics and media MODUL

Lector: Dr. Christian Böhmer, Univ. Doz. Dr. Johann Dvorak, Mag.iur. Martin Falb, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Verena Nowotny, MA

6 SWS
9 ECTS

Language

German

6 9
Applied transformational leadership MODUL

Applied transformational leadership MODUL

Lector: Mag. Elfriede Baumann, Dr. Mario Gall, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Dr. Andreas Hable, LL.M., Mag. Walter Krainz, Dr. Isabella Ladstätter, Dr. Claudia Schmied, Hon.Prof. Dr. Wilfried Stadler

6 SWS
10 ECTS

Language

German

6 10
Communicating political und scientific issues MODUL

Communicating political und scientific issues MODUL

Lector: Gerald Forstner, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Dr. Claudia Schmied

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

3 4

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Master Thesis MT

Master Thesis MT

Lector: Gerald Forstner, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

4 SWS
23 ECTS

Language

German

4 23
Compulsory optional subject ILV

Compulsory optional subject ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, DI (FH) Hans Georg Hadwiger, MSc, Jochen Höfferer, MA, Mag. Ulrike Huemer

4 SWS
7 ECTS

Language

German

4 7

Semester dates
Winter semester: 29th August 2016 to 29th January 2017
Summer semester: 13th February to 16th July 2017

Program type: Part-time

  • From the 1st semester, blended learning for some courses (class attendance phases and e-learning phases)
  • Times: In blocks over weekends, Friday to Monday, one to two blocks per month.

Language of Instruction
German


Fee

The actually incurred expenses will determine the tuition fees. For the payment of your fees, you may select one of three different payment options:

Option A

This option assumes that you are certain to complete and pay for the entire degree course (four semesters). The fees of € 12.000,- are due in full at the start of the degree program.

Once-off payment of € 12.000,-
Due about four weeks prior to the start of the first degree program semester.

Option B

This option allows you to pay your tuition fees in four installments of € 3.150,- each. The tuition fees must be paid in full, even should you terminate your degree program prematurely.

Installment per semester: € 3.150,- (full amount: € 12.600,-)
In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester

Option C

This option takes into account the option of terminating the studies after any semester, which is the best option for those who prefer keeping open their options for early termination.

First, second and third semester, each € 3.900,-
Fourth semester € 2.100,-
(total amount € 13.800,-)
In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Can I afford the study course?

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

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


Your career opportunities

You may deploy your comprehensive management skills in all fields of politics and civil society in a leading position in the following areas:

  • On EU, Federal, State, Regional and Municipal level
  • Cabinets of ministries or in the offices of political decision makers (city or state councilor)
  • Political (semi)organizations and interest groups and also organizations with political objectives
  • Public organizations (infrastructural bodies, hospitals, relief agencies, etc.)
  • Companies
  • International organizations (UN, OSCE, etc.)
  • Consulting and expert opinion in political structuring and communication processes

Admission

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor, Master or Diploma graduation with at least one year of relevant professional practice (political organization, major corporations, administration or NGO).
  • The required university degree may be offset against at least three years of relevant professional experience in a managerial position and other professional qualifications - provided your relevant aptitude is also satisfactory. A commission will in individual cases decide on the applicant's aptitude.

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • Valid photo identification
  • School leaving certificate or university entrance qualification exam
  • Proof of completed degree program
  • letter of motivation and detailed CV with photograph.

Please note:

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

The selection process

The selection process examines the aptitude of the applicants for the Master's degree program. This consists of an oral selection interview with the course directors. The course coordinator, Mag.a Daniela Antal, will inform you of the date of the selection interview.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to persons who complete the selection process with the best results.
  • Criteria
    The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision. The admission requirements must be met in all cases. The process as a whole and all test and assessment results for the selection process are documented in a verifiable manner and archived.

Contact

Course coordinator

Mag.a Daniela Antal 
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.10 
1100 Vienna 
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3982 
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2159
fpm@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester:
by agreement

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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

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