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Department of Management

International Industrial Management


The International Industrial Management programme combines management skills with expert knowledge in engineering and business with a focus on supply chain management and the future of production. You can specialise in Industry 4.0 or Supply Chain Engineering. This know-how will make you a sought-after expert for senior positions in industry.

What you will learn:

Supply Chain Engineering

In this specialisation you will learn how to optimise the supply chain from the customer's customer to the supplier's supplier. The focus is on technical procurement including supplier management and on technical sales including market research, CRM and multi-channel management.


You will work on strategic topics in different contexts such as innovation & entrepreneurship, sustainability, international management, business planning and product life cycle management.

Smart Production & Services

This specialisation focuses on the future of (manufacturing) companies, namely digitalisation. The topics range from big data & data analysis and smart manufacturing & simulation to classical factory planning & lean production. Special emphasis is also placed on aspects of quality management and risk management.

Enterprise Resource Planning

IT has become an indispensable tool for any company: you will be made familiar with business management software such as SAP and ERP and systems for customer & supplier relationship management and learn how to integrate them in business processes.


If you want to take on responsibility you must first learn to systematically reflect on topics and on yourself. The necessary input will be provided by subjects such as Human Resources Management, Leadership & Conflict Management, Supply Chain Management or International Management & Negotiations.

International Research Projects

You will work in project groups to explore industrially relevant topics from practice, often together with industrial companies. Our students have successfully completed a total of some 370 projects, which are undertaken in the second semester. The students on the Master's programme apply their leadership skills by supervising students on the Bachelor's course as team or project managers.

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… that we help you gain the necessary qualifications for the programme?

We offer a range of introductory modules at the start of the course depending on your previous education. These modules allow applicants with an engineering degree to gain insight into industrial management, while students with an industrial management degree can fill their knowledge gaps in the field of engineering. A transitional semester with a focus on engineering subjects is available for applicants with a business management degree.

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… that you’ll acquire the management knowledge needed in executive positions?

You deepen your knowledge of key management skills in general management, technical sales and technical procurement.

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… that you’ll be studying with the best?

Renowned managers from industry and business have rated our degree programme as the best industrial engineering course at an Austrian university of applied sciences.

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… that you’ll undertake an industrial research project?

During their second semester students lead a project team and investigate current challenges in national and international business practice in the form of an industrial project.

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… that we offer hands-on knowledge?

Our lecturers enjoy many years of professional and leadership experience. Our students benefit from access to this know-how, and can apply what they have learned on the course in their later careers.

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… that excellent jobs are waiting for our industrial engineers?

With your specialist technical knowledge and management expertise, you’ll be highly sought-after for management positions in industry. And you will also be qualified for positions which require both a technical and business understanding.

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… that our master degree makes you fit to work anywhere in the world?

A major focus is placed on international exchange during the course. Over two thirds of our students are given the chance to complete at least one semester abroad at a partner university.

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… that you can learn a second foreign language in addition to English?

You’ll learn business English to a high level, equipping you for the international job market. And we also offer the chance to learn a second foreign language, such as Spanish, Russian or Chinese, where there is sufficient interest from students in a particular year.

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… that you can catch up on any technical knowledge you may be missing by taking courses from the Industrial Management bachelor degree programme?

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… that you’ll graduate with the academic degree of Diplomingenieur / Diplomingenieurin (DI) in four semesters?

We ensure the degree programme covers all the subject areas you need and is organised so that you can focus on the essentials – your studies.