Berufsbegleitendes Doktoratsstudium
in Business Economics and Management
Dieses Studium mit dem anerkannten Abschluss Ph.D. ist in englischer Sprache und wird über einen Zeitraum von drei bis vier Jahren absolviert.

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Executive MBA in English

Leading you to Success.

Extra-occupational Education and Training.

Practical experience for practical application.
The Institute for Management offers tailor-made high-level education – professional, flexible, up-to-date, practical and implementable. All our training programs are extra-occupational and therefore adjust to the work life of each student.

Executive MBA in General Management. The Facts. The Faculty.

The MBA program is a management course of studies preparing for a leading management position. The MBA degree is of interest for both participants coming from a business background and for those who specialized in different fields and want to qualify themselves in the managerial area.

Target group

  • Executives, entrepreneurs and management trainees with several years of work experience
  • Full-time working individuals who aspire an academic degree by part-time studies
  • Individuals who want to complete their existing knowledge with a high-quality management education

Admission requirements

State-approved degree: Minimum academic requirement is a bachelor degree or an equivalent university degree and university of applied sciences degree respectively plus five years professional experience.

Individual assessment: In particular cases the admission committee will decide on a participation based on the presented documents and an interview.


The modular structure of our MBA program provides a high level of flexibility and allows perfect coordination of studies, work and private life. The program is made up of eleven compulsory subjects and three electives held in the national language and in English. The study period is equivalent to one academic year including private study and preparation. According to our experience you can assume an average program duration of 18 months.


The international faculty, with Univ.-Prof. Dkfm. Dr. Gerhard A. Wührer as academic director, has an excellent reputation and consists of lecturers from several countries including Austria, Germany, France, the UK and the USA.

International Accreditation

The Executive MBA program at the IfM – Institute for Management is accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Administration Accreditation). This international seal of quality implies highest quality and comparable standards.

The Lesson.

Compulsory subjects

  • General Business Administration
  • Finance & Controlling
  • Corporate Management & Organization
  • International Marketing
  • Integrated Corporate Planning & Management (business game)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Law
  • Leadership
  • Academic Writing
  • Intercultural Exchange Seminar


  • Intercultural Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Logistics
  • Change Management
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Personal Skills


In addition to assignments, presentations and written exams students have to write and defend a master’s thesis. The thesis may deal with a specific project or management issue from the student’s work life.


All MBA seminars held in Austria will take place at Leopoldskron Castle in Salzburg. The castle, with its 4-star hotel, is one of the most beautiful and state-of-the art conference and training centers in the Salzburg area. It was built in the 18th century by the then-archbishop of Salzburg named Leopold Firmian as a summer residence. In 1918, after frequent changes in ownership, the castle was acquired by Max Reinhard, founder of the Salzburg Festival, who lived there until 1938. Since 1959 Leopoldskron Castle has been owned by "Salzburg Global Seminar".

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