Department of Management

International Supply Management


Trends and challenges such as the focus on key competences or the global shortage of raw materials call for professional management of the ever-growing supply chain. We provide training for the purchasing managers of the future who need to have a comprehensive understanding of effective information and materials flows in customer-supplier relations.

Did you know, …

… that this master degree programme was developed in cooperation with management executives from the purchasing and SCM sector and is unique in Austria?

The programme meets the current needs of individuals working in the industry and greatly enhances their career prospects.

Did you know, …

… that this is a fully-recognised programme and successful candidates are awarded the academic title Master of Science (MSc)?

Did you know, …

… that you will acquire management know-how for executives?

You build on your existing knowledge and acquire important management skills in the areas of strategic management, business management and human resources management.

Did you know, …

… that you will gain an understanding of special trends in purchasing such as advanced purchasing, purchasing in project management or change management in purchasing?

Did you know, …

… that we teach hands-on knowledge?

Our lecturers have many years of work and management experience. Our participants profit from this know-how: you can immediately use what you have learned on the programme in your day-to-day work. You also have the opportunity to write your master degree thesis on a topic that is highly relevant to your company.

Did you know, …

… that graduates of our programme have excellent career prospects?

Whether as strategic and operative purchasing managers, IT experts in ERP/SRM, as lead buyers in industrial purchasing or as experts in supplier management.

Did you know, …

… that the degree programme is organised on a part-time basis?

Lectures are held in blocks at weekends (Friday afternoons and Saturdays), making it easier to combine work and study.

Did you know, …

… that individual support and a high level of service are very important to us?

Lectures and practical exercises are held in small teams, which means we can focus on the individual needs of programme participants.

Mode of Study

Lectures are held on 15 weekends per semester (Fridays from 14:00 until 22:00 and Saturdays from 8:30 until 16:30) on the FH JOANNEUM campus in Kapfenberg. In order to promote sharing of knowledge and experience, lectures generally require on-campus attendance. They are, however, supplemented with virtual learning units for group work.

Dates & Deadlines

Application Requirements

A university degree or relevant work experience:

  • Degree in Business Management, Industrial Management or Law with some initial work experience, preferably in purchasing, procurement and/or logistics.
  • Degree in a relevant subject such as Business Management, Industrial Management, Law or related subjects.
  • Degree in a general, non-related subject with at least one year of relevant work experience in purchasing, procurement and/or logistics. 
  • Candidates without a degree must have at least five years’ relevant work experience or at least three years’ managerial experience in purchasing, SCM or logistics and a recognised university entrance qualification that entitles them to study at an Austrian university or university of applied sciences.

A commission decides on the suitability of a candidate on a case by case basis.

Information & Contact

Our staff are happy to take time to speak directly to you about all the questions and concerns you might have.

Postgraduate programme International Supply Management
Werk-VI-Straße 46, 8605 Kapfenberg, AUSTRIA
T: +43 3862 33600 – 8303

Do you have questions about application, career opportunities or admission criteria?

The employees of our course guidance will be pleased to answer your questions and help you with the orientation.

Course Guidance
T: +43 316 5453 – 8800
By telephone: Mon to Thu, 9:00 – 15:00;
In person by appointment only: Mon and Thu, 9:00 – 12:00;