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Master programme Business Administration

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master's programme in Business Administration enhances the skills already gained. In addition to the teaching of subject-related skills, a special emphasis is placed on the teaching of social, media-related and international skills. The degree programme is oriented on the guiding principles of business administration as guiding discipline, interdiscipliarity, advancement of social skills as teaching principle, English as the language of instruction and examination, ethics and ecology as a core subject and the use of new media in teaching. A special emphasis will be placed on meta qualifications such as methodology, analysis and synthesis skills, observation and reflexion skills, innovation initiative and the ability to integrate other points of view in the intercultural context. The medium of instruction is English and German.

Higher education institution:
Universität Graz
Group of fields of study:
Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Business Administration
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
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published in the:
MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 34 a

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Business Administration deals with methodological, institutional and application-oriented management knowledge for the resolution of business administration problems.


The master's programme in business administration consists of the modules A: general business administration, B: theories, methods and skills from related disciplines, C: special business administration 1; D: special business administration 2, E: master thesis and elective subject. In the module B two elective subjects must be chosen from a list of subjects, in the modules D and E students have to choose a specialisation. Specialisations can be chosen from the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management and management sciences. From these areas students have to choose one module per specialisation. The specialisations conclude with an examination. Towards the end of the degree programme students have to write a master's thesis, the topic of which must be one of the chosen topics of special business administration. Moreover, students are recommended to spend a semester at a university abroad, using the mobility programmes of the university.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations