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Leadership in Digital Transformation

LEAD Transformation!

The digitalisation of the working world is changing jobs and fields of activity: New business models, new technologies, new forms of teamwork and completely new professional groups and job profiles are emerging. Those who want to hold their own in this dynamic environment need digital expertise and leadership skills.

Take advantage of our expertise in the field of digital technologies and especially in application areas relevant to the economy (e.g. smart production, future mobility options) and meet the challenges of digitalisation head on!

The university programme has been designed specifically to connect business knowledge with computer science knowledge and enable you to gain a comprehensive overview of the ongoing changes in digitalisation. In this programme, space and support is provided that enables you develop professional, methodological, social and personal competences. In addition, you will benefit from gaining access to networking and to a mix of different industries and sectors that reflect the broad and dynamic subject area of digital transformation.

Content and Specializations

The interdisciplinary university programme offers various educational tracks: It provides a basic management education for specialists and managers with a technical or scientific background or provides graduates in the business economics, law and social sciences fields with a basic education in computer science as part of the programme's basic modules.

It is possible for you to further individualise and tailor your degree programme by choosing specializations in highly relevant application fields:

  • Digital Transformation & Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Digital & Sustainable Production
  • Future Mobility & Management
  • Smart & Sustainable Business Economics
  • Digital Marketing & Sales
  • Digitization & Energy Management

Additional opportunities for individualisation are offered by transfer projects and a Master's thesis.

Target Groups

The university programme has been developed for technicians, natural scientists and graduates in the fields of the social sciences, economics and/or law who have completed their primary academic education and would like to acquire complementary skills in the broad subject area of carrying out digital transformation projects or digital transformation processes as well as graduates with a proximity to the disciplines of technology or business, for example from the fields of business psychology, media or communication sciences.

Admission Requirements

As a prerequisite for admission to the postgraduate MBA programme Leadership in Digital Transformation, applicants must provide proof of one of the following qualifications:

  • completion of an internationally recognised master's degree at a university or university of applied sciences in the field of technology, natural sciences, or the social sciences, business economics, or law;
  • completion of an equivalent degree from a domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution in the field of technology, natural sciences and/or the social sciences, business economics, or law;
  • completion of a bachelor's degree in the field of technology, natural sciences and/or the social sciences, business economics, or law at a domestic or foreign university or university of applied sciences and at least three years of professional experience.
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University Programme Leadership in Digital Transformation

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dates and Deadlines

  • Early bird bonus: 15 July 2022
  • Scholarship: 15 August 2022
  • Online Information Evening: November 2022
  • Application deadline: 07 September 2022
  • Course start: 19 September 2022 (online phase)

Module dates

 

Quick Facts

  • Certificate: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Duration: 3 semesters part-time
  • ECTS credits: 90 ECTS
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Participation fees: 3 semesters: 20,700 euros (VAT-free)
    These fees do not include travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.
  • Programme location: TU Graz, online

Application

Online Applications must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Documentation of academic degrees and/or completion of professional training and/or school
  • Certificates/evidence of employment
  • Letter of motivation
  • Copy of passport or personal identification card

The documents must be submitted online. Guide for the online application

Discounts and funding

10% early bird bonus:

If you complete your application by 15 July 2022, you will receive a 10% discount on the participation fees.

20% discount on participation fees for:

  • Employees of TU Graz
  • Alumni of FH Campus 02 who choose the specialisation "Marketing & Sales"
  • Alumni of the University of Leoben who choose the specialisation "Digitization & Energy Management
  • ICG clients (all specialisations)

(Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined, excl. travel, accommodation and subsistence costs).

Funding:  

The MBA can be funded through the following programmes:

Scholarships

The partial scholarship waives one third of the tuition fees.

The offer is aimed at

  • all graduates of TU Graz,
  • top qualified women who choose the basic modules "Fundamentals in Computer Science"
  • as well as "TANDEMS", i.e. 2 persons from one company (e.g. technician and business economist).

The application period for a partial scholarship runs from now until 07.09.2022. First come, first served.

If you would like to apply for the 1/3 partial scholarship, please send your application documents including a letter of motivation by e-mail directly to our Programme Manager helmut.aschbachernoSpam@tugraz.at.

Teaching and learning methods

The in-service university programme has a modular structure, and teaching is carried out in the form of blended learning (combination of distance learning and presence teaching sessions).

The modular form of the blocked courses helps meet the needs of working students, with extra support provided by the upstream distance learning elements. As a rule, only one presence block every two to three month is required, from Monday 9 a.m. to Saturday 4 p.m. A virtual teaching and learning environment (TeachCenter) also offers students the opportunity to network with lecturers and fellow students outside the presence sessions. A transfer phase following the presence phase concludes the content of the respective module.

Pie chart: 37% online & presence, 22% master thesis, 17% specialisation, 24% project-oriented learning
Stefan Vorbach
Stefan Vorbach, Programme Director of the University Programme

The broad range of services is geared toward meeting the current needs of the companies. The focus and holistic approach are unique in Austria and in the European environment - Life Long Learning sees itself as a digital transformation hub.

Ernst Kreuzer
Ernst Kreuzer, Head of TU Graz Life Long Learning

With our new offer in the field of digital transformation, we want to invite you, your company and your organisations to set off on the road that leads to the digital world and empower you so that you can properly take advantage of new opportunities.

TU Graz is not only world-renowned for its expertise in researching key technologies that will enable a successful digital transformation of the economy and society (e.g. cyber security, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, data-driven business models), but also a pioneer in the digitalisation of teaching and learning.

Why you should take part in this university programme

You benefit from

  • an interdisciplinary and intersectoral continuing education that specifically takes into account all heterogeneous work contexts in the field of digital transformation.
  • an integrative view of the various levels: technology, strategy, business model and process.
  • a chance to broaden your perspective and acquire important interdisciplinary competences.
  • a high degree of flexibility, which allow you to make individual choices among the research-based areas of strength (FoE) at TU Graz.
  • the high degree of practical relevance through transfer projects

After receiving the master's degree

  • implement digital transformation processes in the company.
  • You will be prepared to tackle challenging tasks in interdisciplinary project teams.
  • You will be able to design digital business models and reflect on the limits and opportunities when applying technological solutions.
  • You will be able to assess the benefits of different technologies for solving entrepreneurial issues in your company and thus will be able to initiate and manage change and innovation projects.
  • You will be able to represent the business and/or technological side of the digital transformation in the company as part of a team, but you will also be able to understand and assess other departmental positions.

Programme Director

Institute for Corporate Management and Organisation
Kopernikusgasse 24/IV8010
Graz
www.ufo.tugraz.at

 

Stefan Vorbach
Univ.-Prof. DI Dr.techn.
Tel.: +43 316 873 7500
stefan.vorbachnoSpam@tugraz.at

 

Helmut Aschbacher, Bildquelle: Styrian Service Cluster

Contact

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

Special Offers

Corporate Life Long Learning (CL3)
We offer continuing education vouchers that have been developed especially for companies and which you can use as you like. These enable you to acquire and disseminate knowledge optimally in your company.

University courses
You can complete individual modules of the certificate programme as university courses and improve your digital skills.