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General Management for Engineers

In the University Course General Management for Engineers, you will acquire a thorough overview of the subject area and learn about the goals and tasks associated with corporate management and organization. In addition, you will gain a systematic overview and a comprehensive understanding of different strategies used in companies. This will provide you with the skills to develop a strategy for your company.


The University Course General Management for Engineers includes two modules with 5 ECTS each:

  • General Management (5 ECTS)
  • Strategic Management (5 ECTS)

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

Participants are given the tools to turn technological innovations into business successes.

Target groups

The University Course General Management for Engineers has been developed especially for engineers and employees in development and technology fields who would like to understand and be able to apply the strategic and organizationally relevant aspects of (new) technological approaches.

  • Engineers with an interest in strategic and organizational issues related to technological products and services
  • Technical employees in managerial positions who want to take personal advantage of juxtapositions between technological innovation and entrepreneurial success.
  • Founders who want to successfully turn technology-based business ideas into reality through appropriate strategic positioning and organization.

The university course is particularly 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 and comparable qualifications. Admittance to the course is made by the academic course management based on the qualifications submitted.

Dates and Deadlines

Next course starts: To be determined soon
Application Deadline: Exact date follows

Modules General Management and Strategic Management (offered parallel):

  • dates follow

Subject to change.


Next start date: To be determined soon
Application deadline: Exact date follows

Required documents:

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

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

General Management Module

  1. Management and corporate governance basics and concepts  
  2. Strategic management in the context of corporate governance
  3. Business model management
  4. Organization and organizational development
  5. Corporate culture and personnel management
  6. Case studies on the topic of strategy and organizational development

Strategic Management Module

  1. Strategic management basics and concepts 
  2. Strategic management as a sub-task of management
  3. Strategy development process
  4. Strategic environmental analysis
  5. Strategic business analysis / strategic analysis at the business-unit level
  6. Strategic goals, strategy formulation and selection (options and decision-making)
  7. Strategy application
  8. Strategic control
  9. Key figures and strategic planning instruments
  10. Different strategies used in companies
  11. Selected functional strategies
  12. Case studies on strategic management

Future Career Options

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Digitalization experts
  • Innovation managers
  • Specialists in the field of business development
  • Organizational development in a technological environment
  • Technical project or programme managers

Programme Director

Stefan Vorbach
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.techn.
Tel.: +43 316 873 7500


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