MBA in Sustainable Development and Management

MODUL University Vienna
City, Region, Country:
Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Master MBA

4 Semester/s
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6 Semester/s
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Master Programme MBA in Sustainable Development and Management

The MBA in Sustainable Development and Management is a joint-degree program offered by MODUL University Vienna (MU) and the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). The program takes advantage of the considerable combined resources of an internationally focused, business and economics-oriented university (MU) and a university with a world-class faculty in environmental sciences and ecology (BOKU). All courses are taught in English.

The program
The program provides the concepts, skills, and understandings of the current and future practice of sustainable development, and the management of corporate social responsibility programs. MBA students in the Sustainable Development and Management degree program become acquainted with the skills needed to ad-dress the globalization and sustainability challenges of this millennium. The future world needs people with comprehensive knowledge of strategies for governance, development, and sustainability to provide leadership for local and global communities. The MBA in Sustainable Development and Management is a unique professional degree program that combines strong preparation in business and management subjects with concepts and tools from economics, governance, sociology, ecology, and environmental sciences. Students develop highly valued, practical skills in such areas as dispute resolution and negotiation, environmental auditing, leadership, management of innovation, and information systems management. It prepares future leaders in both government and the private sector for effectively dealing with the challenges of building economic and social well-being with preservation and protection of our shared natural environment.

Target audience

The MBA in Sustainable Development and Management is as a two-year part-time program designed for people with professional experience who aspire to take on challenging positions at international organizations, NGOs, or private companies. It prepares graduates for jobs such as managing corporate social responsibility programs, designing, monitoring and analyzing green business practices, or planning regional economic development strategies that incorporate principles of sustainability.
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Core courses
The business core focuses on fundamental business knowledge, management techniques and leadership strategies. Business core courses are offered in the fields of Leadership, Managing People and Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Competitive Analysis, Strategic Marketing, Financial Reporting, and Quantitative and Economic Analysis. Courses in Sustainable Development and Management include Human Ecology, Environmental Systems, Environmental Management, Green Business Strategies, Governance Issues in Sustainable Development and Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Collaborative Processes.

Enrichment courses
Students are offered a variety of enrichment courses to choose from. Special topics include Public Governance and Democracy, e-Government, Public-Private Partnerships, Program Evaluation Methods, Online Collaboration, Virtual Communities and Social Networks, and Public Administration and the Rule of Law.

Admission/Entrance requirements

Number of participants max.: 30  
Number of applicants: n.a.  
Total fees approx.: € 25.000,-  
Tuition fee:

The tuition fee for the entire Master Program is € 25,000.00. The tuition fee includes study materials.

Early Bird Discount:

For first installment payments before 31st May there will be a reduction of EUR 1,000.00 from the total tuition fee for the program. This amount will be deducted from the amount owing for the second installment.

Admission criteria:

  • Proof of an undergraduate degree of a minimum of three years (incl. transcripts)

  • Minimum of three years professional experience

  • CV and motivation letter

  • Two letters of recommendation or a list of publications

  • Proof of proficiency in the English language: TOEFL (570 Paper-Based Test or 230 Computer-Based Test or 88 Internet-Based Test) OR IELTS (band score 6.5: no sub-score below 6.0) OR Cambridge Certificate (Certificate in Advanced English)


Language(s) of instruction: English
Going abroad: possible

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MODUL University Vienna (MU Vienna) is an internationally oriented organization for research and education on tourism, sustainable development, new media technology, and public governance. It was established by the Vienna Economic Chamber of Commerce and approved by the Austrian Accreditation Council in 2007.

MODUL combines a strong academic foundation with a commitment to sustainability and innovation as the key drivers of long-term success. It aims to foster independent and original research and bring the benefits of innovation to the research community and the general public.

MODUL builds upon an international network of partner universities, commercial enterprises and public institutions. Its faculty comprises renowned Austrian and international scholars who have a strong commitment to develop this young organi- zation into a leading research platform in its fields.
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Master MBA, Studying in Vienna

Studying in Vienna

Vienna - Austria's capital city in the heart of Europe - serves as favorable hub to various other world cities for interesting weekend trips to i.e. Prague, Rome or Paris. It has an inter- national population of 1.7 million people and offers excellent public transportation as well as infrastructure facilities.

Europe's music capital, provides not only cultural and history highlights, but is also a modern, cosmopolitan city. Furthermore, more than 50% of the city is covered with green space, enabling its inhabitants to enjoy a variety of parks, woods and attractive bike paths.

For the second consecutive year, Vienna has been found to be the best city in the world when it comes to quality of living. The capital of Austria has successfully maintained its top-ranking position in the international Mercer study on the quality of living in cities.

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