Die Masterfrage

The Master’s question

Natanja Christina Pascottini,

Anyone wishing to continue studying after completing a Bachelor’s has to address the Master’s question: how to proceed and where? FH JOANNEUM is a promising option. On 15 May 2018, there is the opportunity to find out more about the individual possibilities on offer at the university’s Graz campus.

Two years and 120 ECTS. This is how long a Master’s course lasts on average at FH JOANNEUM. During this time, students build on their competences, pursue their interests and receive valuable input from the worlds of business and industry.

Wide-ranging offer
Which is the right course? The university’s Course Finder helps you answer this question and can be found on the homepage of the FH JOANNEUM website www.fh-joanneum.at. Users should enter their requirements and interests in the drop-down fields and are then shown a list of suitable Master’s degree programmes and postgraduate Master’s courses.

The range of Master’s courses on offer at FH JOANNEUM extends across the Graz, Kapfenberg and Bad Gleichenberg campuses and encompasses the fields of Applied Computer Sciences, Building, Energy & Society, Engineering, Health Studies, Management and Media & Design. Many of the 20+ Master’s degree programmes and postgraduate Master’s courses on offer at the university are organised on a part-time or co-op basis and therefore enable students to combine a job with their studies. In addition to the numerous projects which provide students with a means of applying their theory-based knowledge, students are also able to develop their own network – both within a year group as well as with potential employers and cooperation partners.

Master’s degree admission requirements
Not all Bachelor’s degrees can be combined with all Master’s courses. Nevertheless, there are many options which might not immediately spring to mind: for example, graduates in business administration or law can switch to the IT Master’s course in IT Law & Management. Other Master’s courses such as Banking and Insurance Management are open to graduates of other subjects which may not seem to be related, at first glance. Some Master’s courses are even accessible to applicants without a Bachelor’s degree where a sufficient level of relevant professional experience can be proven. Depending on the Bachelor’s degree completed and the desired Master’s degree, students can catch up on lacking qualifications by taking additional exams.

The expertise acquired during a Master’s course, paired with professional experience, significantly increases the chances of securing a managerial position. And completing a Master’s course also generally pays off in financial terms too.