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Business Administration for Engineers

In the university course Business Administration for Engineers, you will gain a thorough understanding of business administration, insights that enable you to take a holistic and systematised perspective, as well as comprehensive knowledge of business accounting and the core elements of controlling. You will learn how to recognize essential interrelationships within companies, initiate and carry out independent analyses and evaluations that are required to make business management decisions and make management-oriented decisions.

Content

The university course Business Administration for Engineers includes two modules with 5 ECTS each:

  • Business Administration (5 ECTS)
  • Accounting and Finance - Accounting and Controlling (5 ECTS)

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

Target groups

The university course Business Administration for Engineers has been developed to meet the needs of people working in companies who want to be able to analyse, explain, initiate, or control operational decision-making processes, as well as to strive to achieve a high level of competence in business administration as specialists and managers.

In view of the increasingly rapid changes occurring on the national and international markets (especially due to the digital transformation), decisions must be supported by business management. An essential success factor for companies is that they display entrepreneurial thinking and take action at all levels and in all functions. This ultimately enables them to understand and control critical business variables.

The course is especially suitable for professionals from the following sectors:

  • Industry, R&D
  • Consulting services
  • Trade and logistics
  • Energy industry
  • Marketing & IT

Admission requirements

To apply for this university course, you need to have qualifications specific to the target group, e.g. those of a project manager, quality engineer, business economist or comparable qualifications. Admittance to the course is made by the academic course management based on the qualifications submitted.

Dates and Deadlines

Next course starts: November 2023
Application Deadline: 1 November 2023

Modules Business Administration and Accounting and Finance (offered parallel):

  • dates follow

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • ECTS credit points: 10
  • Certificate: TU Graz confirmation of participation
  • Language of instruction: German or English
  • Participation fees: 2.500 Euro

Registration

Next start date: November 2023
Application deadline: 1 November 2023

Required documents:

 

Please send your application by e-mail to helmut.aschbachernoSpam@tugraz.at.

Future Career Options

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Digitalization experts
  • Innovation managers

Business Administration Module

  1. The company and its organization
  2. Production
  3. Company analysis
  4. Purchasing / procurement
  5. Sales / marketing
  6. Personnel management
  7. Financing
  8. Investment

Accounting and Finance Module

  1. Basics and understanding of the accounting system
  2. Knowledge of the relevant legal provisions
  3. Knowledge of the annual financial statement components, their structure and interactions
  4. Understanding the systematic approach to cost accounting and how its essential components are designed 
  5. Understanding interrelationships among processes relevant to cost accounting in the company
  6. Understanding relevant computing technology
  7. Relationships between management and controlling
  8. Key figures and planning instruments
  9. Case studies related to selected chapters

Programme Director

Ulrich Bauer
O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Phone: +43 316 873 7280
ulrich.bauernoSpam@tugraz.at

Contact

Helmut ASCHBACHER
Dr.
TU Graz Life Long Learning
Phone: +43 316 873 4943
helmut.aschbachernoSpam@tugraz.at