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Social Economy and Social Work

European Master, part-time

Overview

The social, political and sociopolitical and economic changes pose the social sector with major challenges. Innovative concepts make it possible to optimize the conditions in order to provide quality social services. In this European degree program you will be awarded a "joint degree" from seven European universities. In addition to scientific skills you will acquire the management skills to be able to lead organizations in the social sector. As a graduate you will be able to analyze sociopolitical and economic developments at a national and European level.

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Mag.a Mag.a Catharina Peric
Deniz Vuran
Lavinia Kefeder, BA (Karenz)

Favoritenstraße 226, A.2.18
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3200
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3209
sowosec@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Wed. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thu. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fri. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Office hours during the semester break
Only by appointment


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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA)
49Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19

1st January 2018 to 15th May 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

Ideally you already work in the social sector and are interested in cost management, financial accounting, social marketing, project management, personnel management, assessment and economic evaluation of social work as well as founding businesses. You consider research and international networking important in order to develop innovative solutions to social problems. You would you like to exchange knowledge about transnational developments with experts from other European countries and learn from each other. Therefore you want to expand your intercultural skills and are open for future cross-border cooperation in the social sector.

What we offer you

The European master's degree program is offered in cooperation with six European universities and concludes with a joint degree from these universities. The University of Poitiers in cooperation with IRTS (France) and the University of Applied Sciences of Central Switzerland / Lucerne University were also involved in the development of the program.

University Munich (Germany)

University Silesia/Katowice (Poland)

University Cluj-Napoca (Romänien)

University Trnava (Slowac Republic)

University Ostrava (Czech Republic)

University Debrecen (Hungary)

In addition to this intensive international cooperation, we work closely with organizations from the social sector and research institutions throughout Austria. At the Department of Social Work we have our own Competence Center for Social Work which acts as an interface between research, practice and teaching. You will also benefit from our partnerships when writing your master's thesis.

What makes this degree program special

This master's degree program is the first European degree program for social economy and social work in which students are awarded a joint degree from several European universities. The degree program has an international and European focus. Modules and courses developed together with an international team increase the quality of the program. During a two-week, mandatory study period at a partner university from the joint degree network, you will deepen your professional, language and intercultural skills.
You will develop a project there as part of the intercultural project management. The main focus of the program is learning to recognize European trends in social policy and the social sector and to initiate innovative solutions to social problems.


What you will learn in the degree program

Students will acquire the know-how necessary for the planning, organization, control and leadership of organizations in the social sector.

  • At the core of the master's degree program is the relevant expertise in the fields of organization, personnel management, labor law, leadership, cost management and financing, quality management, social marketing and international project management, all adapted to the needs of organizations in the social sector.
  • Empirical-scientific work combined with firsthand research experience will enable you to develop new solutions and concepts for the practical application in social work.
  • You understand European and international sociopolitical developments and their impact on social economy organizations and social work.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Labour Law ILV

Labour Law ILV

Lector: Dr.in Gabriele Vana-Kowarzik

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Collective and individual labour right including sociolegal regulations
Contents, signing and termination of employment contracts
Legal duties and rights of employers and employees
Vocational training, education
Protection against redundancy and dismissal
Employment of third country citizens
Non-discrimination

Assessment methods

written exam. contribution during e-learning periods

Teaching methods

e-learning,self study.attendance periods with case studies

1 2
Introduction to Social Economy SE

Introduction to Social Economy SE

Lector: Mag. Peter Stepanek

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Social Economy & Social Management: evolution, definition, boundaries
- Social Economy in Austria
- Nonprofit, Lowprofit and Profit Organizations in times of hybrid organizations
- Social Services: service management, development of new services, new offers at the interface of the social sector and other disciplins
- How to act economically in the the Social Sector: effectiveness, efficiency, economisation
- Economics versus Business Administration
- Impact orientation in the Social Sector
- Trends in the Social Economy

Assessment methods

55% position paper (including peer feedback)30% moodle-test20% research work about a social economy organization

Teaching methods

combination of presentations, case studies, individual work and discussions

Language

German

1.5 3
Study Entrance UE

Study Entrance UE

Lector: Corinna Ladinig, MBA, Mag.a (FH) Mag.a Astrid Russ

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

self reflexion on own group behaviour and motivation
Creating a group feeling, that helps forming a positiv working atmosphere
Inputs on group processes

Assessment methods

presence, if not present a written homework

Teaching methods

Group discussionsReflexion methodsconstellation workinputs

Language

German

0.5 1
Foundations of Accounting ILV

Foundations of Accounting ILV

Lector: Mag. Peter Stepanek

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

definition and parts of accounting; functions of accounting; basics of double entry book keeping;
book keeping and preparing financial statements: opening, booking and striking a Balance, (standard) chart of accounts, capturing and accounting for typical business cases in the social economy

Assessment methods

final exam 60%, individual work 40%

Teaching methods

presentation, case studies, individual work, discussions

Language

German

1.5 3
Organizational Theory SE

Organizational Theory SE

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Helga Eberherr

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Def. Organization, organisational structure
- Organisational theories
- Organigram, tasks in organizations
- Organisational culture
- Targets and strategies of organizations
- Organisational environment
- Changes in organizations, Organisational development
- Persons, cooperation, power, conflicts
- infomal communication and emergent processes

Assessment methods

- written exam- e-learning exercise (Moodle)

Teaching methods

- Theoretical Inputs- e-learning-exercise (Moodle)- Group work- Thematical discussion- Guest lecturer

1.5 2
Personnel Management and Development ILV

Personnel Management and Development ILV

Lector: Mag. Stephan Spatt

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Especially in service organizations, which include most social organizations Human Resources is called the most important factor for success. Because organizations itself do not offer their services, but all of the participating employees. To build the competence of staff and develop appropriate personnel development is required. Competence Management is introduced in many organizations to bring all these processes together.

The second part of the seminar deals with all aspects of leadership.

Assessment methods

The successful completion of the course requires the continuous presencein the seminar and active participation. The course grade is made up of the performance ofthe exam at the end of the semester, the timely answers to the questions via Moodle, theelaboration of the thematic focus and the degree of active participation in the seminar.Please note that the documents must be submitted a week before the seminar via email or via Moodle.

Teaching methods

To achieve the learning and teaching objectives of the course the following methods are used: preparation of theory in individual work, small group exercises, presentations, discussions and critical reflection phases, coupled with theoretical input on specific issues that were not part of the preparation. For the second seminar a thematic focus on leadership has to be presented, either individual or in a group. The topics will be awarded in the first course.

Language

German

2.5 5
Quality Management ILV

Quality Management ILV

Lector: Mag. Matthias Schüchner, MAS

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

socio-political background of quality management in the field of social work
terms and definitions, basic concepts
ISO 9000ff
EFQM
quality management in social service organisations

Assessment methods

tasks via distance learningwritten exam

Teaching methods

theoretical inpute-learning activitiestext studiesdiscussions

1 2
Accounting in Social Economy Organizations ILV

Accounting in Social Economy Organizations ILV

Lector: Mag. Peter Stepanek

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

expenses and income in NPO; personell expenses; vehicle expenses; taxes: income tax, corporate tax, value added, social security costs; annual financiall statement; system of key performance indicators

Assessment methods

group work (report) 50%, presentation of the group work 20%, individual work 30%

Teaching methods

presentation, case studies, group work, individual work, discussions

Language

German

1.5 3
Social Work as a Profession and Science SE

Social Work as a Profession and Science SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- The Topic Social Work (as profession and discipline)
- Social Work as a Science of Acting
- characteristics and specifica of professionell Support
- the development of the discipline Social Work and Research
- theoretical models/approaches in Social Work
- fields of Social Work
- selected methods in Social Work at a glance;

Assessment methods

a) oral (presentation)b) written (seminar paper/Essay)

Teaching methods

- theoretical Inputs- group work in small Groups- students' presentations- discussions

Language

German

1.5 3
Advanced Course on Empirical Research ILV

Advanced Course on Empirical Research ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner, Mag.a Dr.in Helga Eberherr

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

The integrated lecture teaches methodological and paradigmatic basics of qualitative and quantitative research. The research process is explained along the main phases. A selection of qualitative and quantitative research approaches as well as typical procedures and conceptual elements (e.g. sampling strategies, methods of investigation and analysis) are presented in order to conceive limits and possibilities of qualitative and quantitative methods, quality criteria and ethical aspects for empirical studies. The course also provides techniques of scientific work (e.g. literature research, methods of reading, writing and giving feedback) and discusses characteristics of scientific papers and text types. Examples of applied research are used referring to the field of social work and social services / economy, in particular master theses of the study program.

Assessment methods

written self-evaluation exam, distance learning, active participation

Teaching methods

Input of teachers and exercises provide the chance to sharpen perception and to sensitize students to different aspects of empirical research. Distance learning exercises are given between the courses via e-learning platform Moodle.

Language

German

3 6

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Controlling ILV

Controlling ILV

Lector: Mag. Peter Stepanek

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

- controlling: definition, role of the controller, controlling cycle
- the understanding of controlling in the social economy
- strategic and operational controlling
- cost accounting, importance for the social economy
- calculation tools for the social economy

Assessment methods

Group-work 60%Individual moodle work 40%

Teaching methods

Theoretical input, case studies, discussion, group work, individual work, presentation

2 4
Financing and Funding ILV

Financing and Funding ILV

Lector: Mag. Ina Tschabuschnig, MAS

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Corporate Finance: objectives, functions, tasks, interest groups, cash flows, terms and definitions

Liquidity, financial performance indicators, financial rules

Finance: overview on methods of financing and sources of funding, equity vs. debts

Sources of funding: loan, leasing, micro credits, crowdfunding, private equity, mezzanine finance, sponsoring, donations, charity, merchandising

Financial planning, budgeting

Overview on public funding (sources, types, management)

Assessment methods

60% written exam | 20% two individual home assignments | 20% one group-assigment

Teaching methods

lecture, practical examples, discussions, sample calculations in Excel, individual and group home assignments

Language

German

1.5 3
Research Topics SE

Research Topics SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner, Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Melinz, Mag. Peter Stepanek, FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

0.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Presentation of research topics by lecturers
•Clarification or development of a project idea
•Clarification of previous knowledge and abilities resp. the need for education for the realisation of the project idea
•Selection of a topic and a supervisor

Assessment methods

final exam

Teaching methods

Introduction and “market place” for direct contact with four potential supervisors of the own master thesis

Language

German

0.5 1
Conceptualization and Research Design ILV

Conceptualization and Research Design ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner, Mag. Roland Gombots, DSA, Bakk., MMag. Gerald Käfer-Schmid, Bakk., Dr. Barbara Schörner

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Elaboration of a rough concept for the master thesis (under guidance of the supervisor)
•Planning of the own master thesis (research question, current state of research, methodological approach, relevance, aim, objective)
•Theory-driven development of a research question
•Application-oriented research designs in social economy

Assessment methods

distance learningactive participationfinal exam

Teaching methods

Input of teachers and exercises provide the chance to sharpen perception and to sensitize students to different aspects of empirical research on the social economy. Distance learning exercises are given between the courses via e-learning platform Moodle.

Language

German

2 5
Social Innovation and Change Management SE

Social Innovation and Change Management SE

Lector: Mag.a Judith Pühringer

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Models and principles of Change
•Innovation in the field of Public Management
•Innovation in the field of Social Economy and Social Work
•Principals and concepts of Social Innovation
•Innovation in Public Administration, NPOs and Social Service Sector
•Innovation in Social Economy and Social Work
•Change Design and Change Architecture
•Models and principles of Organizational Change

Assessment methods

Assessement: 1. Short written reflexion (via e-mail)2. Active oral participation, discussion, group work3. Written final examA positive final grade (min. 36, max. 60 points) consists of:Max. 10 points for short written reflexionMax. 15 points for participation in discussion and group workMax. 35 points for written examTo get a positive grade students have to reach min. 36 points (=60% of total points) 55-60 points: 149-54 points: 243-48 points: 337-42 points: 40-36 points: 5

Teaching methods

Powerpoint-PresentationReader (before the 2nd unit)Methods:Theory-InputLiterature research and presentationWorking in groupsDiscussions

Language

German

1 2
Social Planning and Social Reporting ILV

Social Planning and Social Reporting ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Vw.in Jana Schultheiß

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Theoretical basics: social planning and social reporting and their relationship

- Basics of social statistics and indicators (excursus: gender- und equality-data), interpretation of indicators

- Different types of social reporting (practical examples and comparing of differences and similarities)

- Further questions and (qualitative) studies in the framework of social reporting (practical examples)

- Basics demography/ population projections and their importance for social planning

- Issues and challenges for social planning (assumptions and scenarios, practical examples)

Assessment methods

- Task in connection with distance learning- Written homework (academic paper)

Teaching methods

- Lecture and joint discussion of practical examples- Reader with practical examples- Task in connection with distance learning

Language

German

1 2
Spring School 1 ILV

Spring School 1 ILV

Lector: Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Melinz, Mag. Peter Stepanek, FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Presentation of research results and discussion of current topics concerning Social Economy, Social Work and Social Politics (with national and international relevance)
- SS 2017: Topic: "Social Entrepreneurship/Business"
- social science compartive aspects concerning Social Economy, Social Work and Social Politics (on the national and regional Level as well as case-specific)
- Presentation and discussion of "best practice"-models

Assessment methods

- Students will be informed in the first lecture.

Teaching methods

- Key notes - Group work- Workshops- Plenary discussion

2.5 5
Economic and Social Policy in the context of the EU ILV

Economic and Social Policy in the context of the EU ILV

Lector: Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Melinz

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

a) the Austrian Welfare State: Construction principles, development patterns and current challenges
b) basic knowledge about EU (structures, working procedures, policy making)
c) introduction into policy analysis and EU-multi-level-governance-structures under consideration of certain social policy fields
d) during the second presence phase (2-days-seminar) a guest lecturer of a partner university will join the seminar. He or she will provide basic informations concerning his/her home country's social security system including the social welfare mix (of the new EU-member state). This is simultaneously a good starting point for the furture intercultural project management outgoing field research. Additionally, the team teaching seminar will also provide opportunities to learn about comparative social policy research (including the role of the social NGOs)

Assessment methods

4 Distance learning Tasks & a written Seminar paper.

Teaching methods

distance learning combined with presence phaseslecturer's input and discussions, small group work, panel discussions

Language

German-English

2.5 5
Civil and Corporate Law ILV

Civil and Corporate Law ILV

Lector: Dr.in Gabriele Vana-Kowarzik

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

•basics of civil law (contruct law, right to compensation, civil proceedings ) and corporate law (NGOs as companies, Corporate Code, Association law, legal framework for corporations, cooperatives, non-profit foundations, funds, liability of management)
•relation between public law (administration, public services, outsourcing to private companies) and private law (management, administration, carrying out public duties), corporation models like PPP (public-private partnership)
•basics of public subsidies, grant agreements, service directive, federal procurement law

Assessment methods

•e-learning tasks•written exam

Teaching methods

•discussion of the basics in the presence sessions•detailed study of the topics in distance learning sessions

1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Academic Writing ILV

Academic Writing ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Michael Glawar, Dr.phil. Mag.phil. Maria Rainer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Using English for academic purposes,
Text analysis

Assessment methods

Active class participation, homework

Teaching methods

Interactive teaching approachesGenre-Approach: English for Academic Purposes

Language

English

1 1
Applied Empirical Research 1 SE

Applied Empirical Research 1 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner, Mag. Roland Gombots, DSA, Bakk., MMag. Gerald Käfer-Schmid, Bakk., Dr. Barbara Schörner

4 SWS
8 ECTS

Lecture contents

The focus is on the development of qualitative and quantitative survey instruments, access to the field, specification of sampling strategies, implementation of and reflection on surveys, and the documentation and recording of data. Evaluation and analysis methods are considered as well.

Assessment methods

term paper, presence and distance learning exercises, tutorials / case studies, active participation in class

Teaching methods

Peer group learning and exchange between students are supplemented by feedback from lecturers. Between course blocks, distance learning exercises take place through the e-learning platform "Moodle". A productive learning environment is created, which enables not only progress with one's own master's dissertation, but also the application of the exercises independent of the empirical design of the master's dissertation.

Language

German

4 8
Study Period Abroad ILV

Study Period Abroad ILV

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Helga Eberherr

3.5 SWS
7 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students spend a period of two weeks abroad. The following contents are offered at one of the Joint Degree partner universities:

- Overview about social politics and the system of social welfare in the host country
- Social Economy, Social Work and the social sector in the host country
- Visits of local social organizations
- Conception and presentation of an EU-project for a social economy organization

Language: English or language of the host country

Assessment methods

presence, final presentation

Teaching methods

Lectures, Group Work, Project Coaching, Presentation

Language

German-English

3.5 7
Conversation, Presentation and Cultural Awareness UE

Conversation, Presentation and Cultural Awareness UE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Michael Glawar, Dr.phil. Mag.phil. Maria Rainer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

intercultural aspects of foreign language communication;
Preparation for intercultural learning,
exchange of intercultural experiences
Company presentation (PowerPoint)
Short biography

Assessment methods

Mitarbeit, Hausübungen

Teaching methods

interactive teaching approaches; CLT; genre-approach in EAP

1 1
EU Funding SE

EU Funding SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

Owerview of selected EU-programs
the logic of the European Union (incuding specific cross sectional topics)
Presentation of concrete project offices
Presentation of "best practice" Social Work projects

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

theoretical inputexercises (Group work)technical discourse

Language

German

1 1
Master's Thesis Seminar 1 ILV

Master's Thesis Seminar 1 ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner, Mag.a Dr.in Helga Eberherr, Mag. Roland Gombots, DSA, Bakk., MMag. Gerald Käfer-Schmid, Bakk., Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Melinz, Dr. Barbara Schörner, Mag. Peter Stepanek, FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

0.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Presentation of the exposé and of intermediate results of the Master thesis,
- discussion of topics,
- formulation of research issues,
- analyzis of research methods,
- counselling concerning next work-steps

Assessment methods

oral: - successful presentation of the exposéandwritten:- Uploading of the exposé and submitting the (working) title of the master thesis until 8th December (Portal for students)

Teaching methods

Students- present, discuss and reflect the Status Quo of their Master thesis and prepare questions along the research process and- discuss the Master thesis of colleagues in different stages of their thesis and give a constructive feedback as important hints for the next working-steps.Lecturers- discuss together with the students parts or aspects of their Master thesis (in different stages) and give a constructive feedback as valueable hints for the next working-steps.

Language

German

0.5 3
Project Management SE

Project Management SE

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Helga Eberherr

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

This course prepares for the study stay abroad and provides an overview of project management.

Assessment methods

readings, active participation in the discussion

Teaching methods

theoretical inputs, processing of literature, discussion, application

1 1
Social Marketing ILV

Social Marketing ILV

Lector: Mag. Ina Tschabuschnig, MAS, Andreas Zembaty

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

the importance of marketing, services marketing and social marketing in non-profit and social economic organisations
marketing as management and leadership tool
marketing instruments and their implementation
specific demands of marketing in social economic organisations

Assessment methods

final paper (subject: Marketing plan)

Teaching methods

theoretical and practical input by lecturerworking through the required reading by students (basic literature)research in a social economic organisation and conception of a marketing plan (example of social marketing in an organisation)individual and group work, presentation and discussion in the plenary

Language

German

2.5 5
Elective Course: Evaluation and Effectiveness SE

Elective Course: Evaluation and Effectiveness SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

During the course we get to know and discuss various evaluation methods and designs with particular emphasis on impact evaluation. We also focus on discussing and learning from existing practice (case studies of social economy).

Assessment methods

term paper, essay on journal paper, active participation in class

Teaching methods

lectures, discussionindividual or group workpresentationscritical individual reflections

Language

German

1.5 3
Elective Course: Company Formation SE

Elective Course: Company Formation SE

Lector: Mag. Peter Stepanek

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

•founding of a company: principial questions, risks, opportunities, first steps
•how to develop a business plan
•business model
•business financing options for social business
•austrian funding agencies
•legal form of business
•strategic marketing

Assessment methods

written paper (group work) business plan 90%participation video conference 10%

Teaching methods

theoretical inputs, group work, case studies, discussions, individual work,

Language

German

1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied Empirical Research 2 SE

Applied Empirical Research 2 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner, Mag. Roland Gombots, DSA, Bakk., MMag. Gerald Käfer-Schmid, Bakk., Dr. Barbara Schörner

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

The cours carries forward "Applied Empirical Research" of the 3rd term. The focus is on analysis methods and the finalisation of the master thesis.

Assessment methods

2 parts: 1. giving and getting feedback, polishing a text; 2. interpretation of SPSS-Outputs; presence learning exercises, active participation in class

Teaching methods

Peer group learning and exchange between students are supplemented by feedback from lecturers. Between course blocks, distance learning exercises take place through the e-learning platform "Moodle". A productive learning environment is created, which enables not only progress with one's own master's dissertation, but also the application of the exercises independent of the empirical design of the master's dissertation.

1.5 3
Leadership in Social Economy Organisations SE

Leadership in Social Economy Organisations SE

Lector: Corinna Ladinig, MBA, Mag.a (FH) Mag.a Astrid Russ

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Leadership 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0;
management theories
Leadership competences;
Role and tasks of managers, especially middle management;
particular focus on communication and conflict management;

Assessment methods

tasks, presentations, case studies

Teaching methods

Lecture, group work, practical examples

Language

German

1 2
Master's Thesis MT

Master's Thesis MT

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

0 SWS
0 ECTS

Lecture contents

The final Master Thesis demonstrates the ability of the student to work autonomously along a research question or problem concerning Social Economy and/or Social Work.
The work on the Master thesis happens mainly in the 3rd and 4th Semester.
The student gets coaching from their supervisor during this process.

Assessment methods

- first assessment from the supervisor of the thesis- second assessment from the (external) second assessor

Teaching methods

autonomous work and coaching by the supervisor

0 0
Master's Thesis Seminar 2 ILV

Master's Thesis Seminar 2 ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Florentina Astleithner, Mag. Roland Gombots, DSA, Bakk., MMag. Gerald Käfer-Schmid, Bakk., Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Melinz, Dr. Barbara Schörner, Mag. Peter Stepanek, FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

1 SWS
13 ECTS

Lecture contents

Presentation of the Status Quo as well as the intermediate results of the Master thesis,
- discussion and counselling concerning the next work-steps

Assessment methods

oral: successful presentation of the Status Quo and intermediate results of the Master thesis

Teaching methods

Students- present, discuss and reflect the Status Quo of their Master thesis and prepare questions along the research process and- discuss the Master thesis of colleagues in different stages of their thesis and give a constructive feedback as important hints for the next working-steps.Lecturers- discuss together with students parts or aspects of their Master thesis (in different stages) and give a constructive feedback as valueable hints for the next working-steps.

Language

German

1 13
Spring School 2 ILV

Spring School 2 ILV

Lector: Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Melinz, Mag. Peter Stepanek, FH-Prof.in Dr.in Brigitta Zierer

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Presentation of research results and discussion of current topics concerning Social Economy, Social Work and Social Politics (with national and international relevance)
- SS 2017: Topic: "Social Entrepreneurship/Business"
- social science compartive aspects concerning Social Economy, Social Work and Social Politics (on the national and regional level as well as case-specific)
- Presentation and discussion of "best practice"-models

Assessment methods

- Students will be informed in the first lecture.

Teaching methods

- Key notes - Group work- Workshops- Plenary discussion

2.5 5
Strategic Company Management ILV

Strategic Company Management ILV

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Mag.a Astrid Russ

2.5 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

–basic aspects of management, strategy and controlling (nesessity, objectives, etc.)
–concepts and modell of management, strategy and controlling (normativ, strategic, operativ level, decision and objective)
–process and perspectives of management, strategy and controlling (managementprocess-cycle, controllingcircle, strategy development)
–technics, tools and instruments of management, strategy and controlling (Porter 5 Forces, ressource-based analysis, portfolios, etc.)
–personal aspects of management, strategy and controlling (personal characteristics, individual tasks like networking, etc.)
–contexts of management (Strategy, Controlling, NPO, specifics of social services and their planning)

Assessment methods

final presentation / attendance and active cooperation / seminar paper

Teaching methods

lecture, self-study, groupwork

Language

German

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Public and Media Relations SE

Public and Media Relations SE

Lector: Andreas Zembaty

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Social work's aim is to change. Its central theme: to identify reasons for social misery and to treat them in a public discourse.
Its key requirements are effective strategies to gain influence on the public opinion and beyond that also on politics. Demonstration of expert knowledge in this discourse does not only mean to reduce oneself to case work. Cross-relations need to be explained, possibilities for changes have to be pointed out. This can only be achieved by successfully aligning synchronized procedures within the organisation, which you as part of the management are responsible for.These strategies are part of the content of this teaching, whose main focus lies on media relations (in its central position among PR). Furthermore topics like crisis public relations, improvement of presentational- and campaigning skills will be discussed.

Assessment methods

participation in class (10%)research work (20%)essay on a subject-specific academic text (70%)

Teaching methods

Lecture, work in small groups, discussion in plenum

Language

German

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Semester dates
Summer semester: 16th February to 1st July 2017

Number of teaching weeks
15 per semester

Times
Every 3 to 4 weeks Thu. to Sat. 9:45 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Joint degree

To earn a joint degree (based on § 3 Section 2 Subsection 10 FHStG) you must obtain at least 30 ECTS credits from our partner universities abroad.

  • You complete your master's thesis and master's examination with a second reviewer and a second examiner from one of the partner universities abroad (10 ECTS credits).
  • You complete the module "Intercultural Project Management in Europe" through one of the partner universities abroad (10 ECTS credits).
  • You benefit from individual modules such as "Basics of Social Work and Social Economy", "Economic and Social Policy in the EU Context", "Organization and Corporate Law" or "Personnel Management and Leadership", which are taught jointly with a visiting lecturer from a partner university abroad (10 ECTS).
  • You study for a semester abroad at one of our partner universities (the master's thesis and the final exam must still be conducted jointly as part of the joint degree program).

Career opportunities

The current economic situation makes both public funding as well as funding through donations difficult. This development provides people with social work and economic qualifications good career opportunities in a variety of professional fields:


Admission

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor or similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits

> Bachelor or diploma in social work from a university of applied sciences
> Bachelor or diploma in social sciences (e.g. political science, sociology, cultural and social anthropology, development studies, nursing science etc.)
> Bachelor or diploma in educational science and philosophy
> Bachelor or diploma in psychology
> Bachelor or diploma at a education academy / college of education

  • Diploma from an three-year academy of social work
  • Equivalent certification from abroad
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • Bachelor degree / diploma (studies) certificate / equivalent certificate from abroad

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.

Validation and shortening programs

Perhaps your qualifications exceed our admission requirements, you are interested in the possibility of joining the program at a higher semester or you hold a degree from a university abroad?

For more information, please refer to the sections on validation and shortening programs.

The selection process

The selection process consists of an interview with the selection committee. Professional qualifications will be considered positively when awarding study places.
Upon completing the selection process, the students will be divided into two groups. You should keep the dates free for both groups until the program begins.


Contact

Secretary's office

Mag.a Mag.a Catharina Peric
Deniz Vuran
Lavinia Kefeder, BA (Karenz)

Favoritenstraße 226, A.2.18
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3200
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3209
sowosec@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours during the semester
Mon. to Wed. 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thu. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fri. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Office hours during the semester break
Only by appointment

Teaching staff and research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with numerous organizations in the social and public sectors, universities and research institutes. Our close cooperation with work placements in social work guarantees you strong contacts for your professional career or participation in research and development activities. 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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