Department of Management

Master of General Management

My Studies

 

1. Semester

Economics | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S1_01 General Management 2 SWS 3 ECTS
.) General introduction to the subject of business administration
.) Legal forms of firms
.) Basics of Marketing
.) Introduction to materials management
.) Cost theory
.) Introduction to investment calculation
.) Basics of Human Resource Management
.) Introduction to Financing
.) The role of ERP systems in business
Management by Numbers | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S1_02 Management by Numbers 1: Fundamentals of accounting & cost accounting 3 SWS 4 ECTS
In this course students learn about the following topics:
.) Cost center accounting
.) Cost unit accounting
.) Operating income statement
.) Strategic controlling
.) Operative controlling
.) Standard functionalities in ERP systems to support cost accounting and controlling
Marketing and Communication | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S1_06 Communication 1: Presentation & Moderation 2 SWS 2 ECTS
In this course, important skills of oral interaction and interpersonal communication for managers are presented. This includes a presentation to an (also negative) audience, conducting meetings, listening and contributing to group decision-making. In teamwork, the students will present a specific topic. Students learn how to address an audience in writing and orally.

.) Presentation technique (target group analysis, target setting, structure of a presentation, visualization of the content and image design, use of media)
.) Personal appearance (effective elements, dealing with questions, objections, malfunctions and breakdowns)
.) Moderation (function and role of the moderator, roles of group members and interventions, interaction techniques, phases in the moderation process, schedule, leader of the meeting)
.) Basic attitude, method and materials of the metaplan technique
Marketing and Communication | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S1_05 Marketing 2 SWS 3 ECTS
This course shows how products and services are designed and introduced to the market.

Specific topics of the course:
.) What is Marketing?
.) Consumer analysis and consumer behavior
.) Market segmentation and exploration of buyer target groups
.) B2B market
.) Positioning strategy
.) Management of the relationships between suppliers and customers
.) Value-price calculation
.) Marketplace
.) Marketing planning
.) Global Marketing
Operations Management | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S1_04 Project Management 2 SWS 4 ECTS
With the globalization of companies and the penetration of technology in almost all business cases, projects are becoming more and more demanding. Due to more and more complex products, processes and services and significantly shorter" "time-to-market" "windows, Project Management is becoming more and more important.

The focus of the course is on cross-departmental projects and their risks, as it is also common in the ERP environment:
.) Methods of project management
.) Project definition, project types
.) Structuring and project planning
.) Project environment and risk analyses
.) Project organization
.) Project planning and execution
.) Specifics of IT / ERP project management
Organization and Innovation | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S1_03 Organizational Development 2 SWS 3 ECTS
In this course the fundamentals as well as selected instruments of organizational design and change are dealt with:
.) What are the principal goals of each company and organization?
.) With which resources can these goals be achieved?
.) Which tasks have to be performed by whom?
.) Which structures and processes are necessary for this?
.) Overview of creativity and innovation techniques in the context of process-oriented companies
.) the recognition of typical change situations
.) Success factors of transformations & organizational development
.) Typical organizational aspects when implementing an ERP system
Scientific Work | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S1_07 Scientific work: Research, Methods & Writing 1 SWS 4 ECTS
The focus of this course is on the following topics:
.) Preparation: topic selection & planning of a larger scientific work (research projects and diploma theses)
.) Material search and processing (working with scientific databases)
.) Implementation and evaluation of studies
.) Discussion of methods and specification
.) Scientific reasoning (including theses, hypotheses, verifications and falsifications)

2. Semester

Economics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S2_01 International Macroeconomics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with aspects of global economy. The focus is in particular on growth, trade, economic cycles, monetary market policy, financial and tax policy.

Main Focus:
.) Business and economic figures and definitions
.) Understanding of economic growth & economic cycles
.) Technological advances
.) Labor market, skills and unemployment
.) Trade
.) Finance / Tax Policy
.) Exchange rates & monetary policy
Leadership und Strategy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S2_04 Human Resources: Leadership & Conflict Management 2 SWS 3 ECTS
The following topics are covered in this course:
.) situational leadership
.) Leadership typologies
.) Recruiting
.) Leadership of distributed teams
.) Negotiations and conflict management
.) Characteristics of high performing teams & diversity
Management by Numbers | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S2_02 Financing and Investment 2 SWS 3 ECTS
The course is divided into three sections:

The "Project Assessment" section deals with the way in which an investment project is analyzed, how potential risks can be managed, taxes and inflation, the interest structure, the cost of capital and the desired return.

The "Capital Markets" section includes the functions of the capital markets, sources of finance, business valuation and optimal portfolio allocation.

The last section of the "Investment Calculation" addresses the issues of static and dynamic investment assessment, the optimal replacement time and aspects of international financing.
Management by Numbers | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S2_03 Management by Numbers 2: Advanced controlling 2 SWS 3 ECTS
The course deals with the following core topics:
.) Strategic controlling
.) Operational controlling
.) Management information systems
.) The role of ERP and IT systems for decision making
Marketing and Communication | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S2_06 Communication 2: Self-reflection & External assessment 2 SWS 2 ECTS
Perception, behavior and personality are influencing factors for social competence. In this lecture, personality theories are therefore discussed. The students are organized in a group formation in order to be able to understand how and why coherent groups form in an organization, which factors influence the effectiveness of the groups and how different work volumes affect the group dynamics. Furthermore, the different positions an individual can take in a group are examined.
Operations Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S2_05 Operations Management: Processes, Production Management, SCM & QM 3 SWS 5 ECTS
The students get to know the sub-areas of operations management and the instruments and methods used there. A focus is on the area of ??logistics and process management, which addresses both internal and inter-company logistics processes (supply chain management). Focus is on the cost-efficient and quality-oriented production of material goods and services.

.) Fundamentals of process management and logistics
.) Process / Product-Life-Cycle-Concepts and their process models
.) Process modeling and process optimization
.) Tasks and processes in logistics & SCM (inventory management, packaging, transport and order management)
.) Principles of demand planning
.) The role and potential of ERP systems in process management and SCM

In the area of ??production management and quality management, the following content is covered:
.) Basics of production management and quality management
.) Product management and product design
.) Integrative production planning
.) Asset management
.) Factory planning
.) Quality management philosophies and standards
.) Quality management and quality control
.) The role and potential of ERP systems in production management and in QM
Special Topics & Case Studies | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S2_07 Case Study 1: Projects & Special Topics 2 SWS 4 ECTS
ERP & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATINON & CHANGE MANAGEMENT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This seminar is an opportunity to deepen and expand the knowledge from previous lectures in the field of general management and ERP:
.) e.g. change management aspects in global ERP roll-out projects
.) Profitability assessments of ERP investments
.) Embedding the ERP system in a company-wide digitalization strategy

This course can also be held at a partner university as part of out exchange program.

3. Semester

Elective subject in the department International Economics | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S3_06 Elective subject in the department International Economics 2 SWS 3 ECTS
according to the chosen elective subject
IT und Management | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S3_01 Business Computing: ERP & Big Data 2 SWS 4 ECTS
Modern information and communication technologies (ICT) have a decisive influence on a company's success. However, the use of ICT does not always lead to the expected result. Not least because of this, dealing with ICT requires technical and methodological competence. The Business Computing course enables the students to "correctlyE manage the ICT production factor in a company.
.) Fundamentals of information management with a focus on ERP
.) Special role of ERP systems for companies
.) Challenges in the selection and implementation of the "right" ERP solution
.) Efficient work with IT applications with a focus on ERP systems in order to be able to solve economic and business problems
.) Conceptual and technical understanding of enterprise resource planning systems (ERP) and their process-oriented integration aspects
.) Be able to plan ERP projects, manage them and know their critical success factors
Leadership und Strategy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S3_03 Law for Executives 2 SWS 3 ECTS
The main topics in this course are:
.) Austrian law
.) EU law
.) Contract law
.) Commercial and company law
.) Competition Law
.) Labor law
.) Differentiation of different areas of law: How does public law work, civil law and how does it differ?
Leadership und Strategy | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S3_02 Strategic management: strategy development & risk management 2 SWS 4 ECTS
The focus of this course is on the following topics:
.) Aspects of a company's vision and mission
.) Process and success factors in the development of a company's strategy
.) The anticipation of trends and possibilities of (information) technological in strategy development
.) Definition of goals and how to cascade a strategy and goals across the entire company
.) Approaches and reference models of strategic management (e.g. Balanced Scorecard, OKR)
.) Values and corporate culture as the basis for strategy implementation
.) Risk identification
.) Risk assessment
Organization and Innovation | Lecture (Vo) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S3_04 Innovation / technology management & entrepreneurship 2 SWS 4 ECTS
This course deals with strategic and organizational matters in the development of new technologies and new business areas. Both large companies and aspiring, technology-based companies (start-ups) are discussed, and their different approaches to technology development are evaluated.

Technology and innovation management comprises the planning, implementation and control of the development and application of (new) technologies in order to create competitive advantages with an impact on success.

The section on entrepreneurship is about identifying (market) opportunities, finding (business) ideas and implementing them, as well as integrating the success factors of successful start-ups.
Special Topics & Case Studies | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S3_05 Case Studies 2: Projects & Special Topics 2 SWS 4 ECTS
ERP & BUSINESS ADMINISTRATINON & CHANGE MANAGEMENT & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This seminar is an opportunity to deepen and expand the knowledge from previous lectures in the field of general management and ERP:
.) e.g. change management aspects in global ERP roll-out projects
.) Profitability assessments of ERP investments
.) Embedding the ERP system in a company-wide digitalization strategy

This course can also be held at a partner university as part of out exchange program.

4. Semester

Leadership und Strategy | Integrated course (iL) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S4_01 Leadership and responsibility: ethics & corporate social responsibility 1 SWS 1 ECTS
The following topics are covered in this course:
.) Developing of an understanding of ethical responsibility as a professional manager and company
.) Knowledge of the central concepts, the system and theories of business ethics and corporate social responsibility
.) Ethical aspects of national economies and globalization.
Scientific Work | Master Thesis (MA) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S4_03 Master Thesis & Final Exam 0 SWS 20 ECTS
The students write thei final scientific master thesis and need to defend it in an examination before a committee.
Scientific Work | Seminar (Se) | Coursecode: K_MGM_2190012_S4_02 Master thesis Seminar 1 SWS 1 ECTS
The students are supported in the preparation of their scientific work by privatissima-like support. Open questions can be clarified not only with 1: 1 information, but also by explaining the problems in the group and answering them for everyone.