Extension Graduate Degree Programs and
Personal Development Programs at the JKU.

Knowledge is good, but more knowledge is better. Those who know more, can say more. But that is not the only reason why the JKU offers a variety of graduate programs and personal development programs. It's also because today's companies and the job market demand more from prospective applicants. And because lifelong-learning is becoming more of a social issue. And because, of course, more questions arise in today's digital age. More on that below.

Medicine

Degree: Master of Business Administration, abbrev. MBA

 

Duration: 4 Semesters

 

Program Objective:
The extension graduate degree program in Health Care Management aims to provide medical professionals and business executives with in-depth understanding and skills in business, economics and law and become an effective leader and a key player when meeting the challenges of today’s rapidly evolving, dynamic healthcare market.

The extension graduate degree program in Health Care Management has been designed especially for: professionals and supervisors/management in the healthcare sector, such as physicians, senior nurses, administrative staff who have budget and personnel responsibilities, as well as other professional groups who exercise managerial responsibility. The program expands on the student’s first degree by providing structured, comprehensive instruction focusing on healthcare management

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Contact:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Dorothea Greiling
Academic Director
HF 001 (Hochschulfond Bldg., Ground Floor, Rm. 001)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 3490
dorothea.greiling(at)jku.at

Education

Degree: Master of Education (M.Ed.)

 

Duration: 6 Semesters

 

Program Objective:

The program has been created for management-level educators to help develop and continue to develop the pedagogical, functional, social and personal skills necessary for leadership roles in education. These areas include, for example, human resource management and team development, quality management as well as school and lesson development. Graduates of the program are qualified to assume leadership functions at educational institutions in accordance with national and international quality standards.

The program is aimed at school administrative directors and junior staff managing educational institutions as well as those in the field of school supervision, quality management in education, and teachers at educational colleges.

Please see the program brochure , opens a filefor additional information about the program objectives, admission, courses and course requirements.

Please note: This program is currently being restructured and will be offered as an extension graduate degree program. Detailed information will be available shortly.

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Contact:

o.Univ. Prof. Dr. Herbert Altrichter
Academic Director
K131B (Keplergebäude Bldg., 1st Floor, Rm. 131B)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 7241
Fax: +43 732 2468 7280
herbert.altricher(at)jku.at
 

Mag. Dr. Manuela Gamsjäger (PH OÖ)
Organizational Management
Huemerstraße 3-5, 4020 Linz
Ph.: +43 732 7470 7390
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Bettina Dastel
Information and Academic Advising
K132B (Keplergebäude Bldg., 1st Floor, Rm. 132B)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 7240
bettina.dastel(at)jku.at
 

Astrid Stieger
Information and Academic Advising
K132B (Keplergebäude Bldg., 1st Floor, Rm. 132B)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 7240
astrid.stieger(at)jku.at
 

Judith Ascher (PH OÖ)
Information and Academic Advising
Kaplanhofstraße 40, 4020 Linz
Ph.: +43 732 7470 7131
judith.ascher(at)ph-ooe.at

Law

Degree: Master of Laws (Medical Law), abbrev. LL.M.

 

Duration: 4 semesters

 

Program Objective:
Every day, physicians are confronted with a variety issues ranging from obligatory responsibilities to providing legal disclosure, documentation, understanding labor laws, hospital laws, and basic criminal & civil laws to grasping social and tax issues.

This hands-on program provides students with legal expertise that can be applied to their respective medical fields on a daily basis. The program instructors are legal experts who are able to convey the program content educationally in the classroom.

The program has been primarily designed for medical physicians and legal professionals who specialize in Medical Law, notary publics, legal practitioners, and university graduates who wish to learn more in-depth about the field of Medical Law.

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about the program objectives, admission, courses and course requirements

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Contact:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Resch
Academic Director
reinhard.resch(at)jku.at
 

Hon. Prof. Dr. Felix Wallner
Academic Director
wallner(at)aekooe.at
 

Mag. Silvia Peschel, MBA
Information and Academic Advising
MedAk – Medizinische Fortbildungsakademie OÖ
Ph.: +43 732 77 83 71 315
Fax: +43 732 78 36 60 315
peschel(at)medak.at

Degree: Professional Master of Ethics (Medical Ethic) - PM.ME.

 

Duration: 4 semesters

 

Program Objective:
The program provides a methodological and critical analysis of ethical acceptability in medical practice. During the program, instructors and students will discuss general base-knowledge ethics in the context of a philosophical discipline. Reflection topics include doctor-patient relationships as well as ethical questions at the beginning and end of life, and selected questions in various medical subject areas. Additional topics include pharmaceutical ethics, ethical questions as applied to care facilities, general care, emergency and intensive care medicine, research ethics and public health ethics.

The program is for medical physicians in particular, as well as those involved in the field of healthcare.

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Contact:

Univ. Prof. DDr. Herbert Kalb
Academic Director
BA217 (Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Rm. 217)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 3204
Fax: +43 732 2468 3227
herbert.kalb(at)jku.at
 

Monika Huber, BSc
Information and Academic Advising
MedAk – Medizinische Fortbildungsakademie OÖ
Ph.: +43 732 77 83 71 316
Fax: +43 732 78 36 60 316
huber(at)medak.at

Degree: Completion of the graduate degree program for trainee patent attorneys

 

Duration: A minimum of 2 semesters

 

Content:
This program provides trainee patent attorneys with an in-depth proficiency and strong expertise in legal subject areas pertaining to activities as a patent attorney, particularly in the fields of private law, public law, corporate law, civil procedural law, and European law. The program covers invaluable factors as to how to work successfully as a trainee patent attorney, including acquiring an understanding of the basic legal parameters, how various legal fields correlate, as well as legal skills.
 

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about the program objectives, admission, courses and course requirements

 

Contact:

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Riedler
Academic Director
Institute for Multimedia Law Studies in Linz
Department for Multimedia Private Law
Petrinumstraße 12, 4040 Linz
Ph.: +43 732 24 68 1920
andreas.riedler(at)jku.at
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Birgit Steilner
Information and Academic Advising
Institute for Multimedia Law Studies in Linz
Department for Multimedia Private Law
Petrinumstraße 12, 4040 Linz
Ph.: +43 732 24 68 1961
​​​​​​​birgit.steilner@jku.at

Business

Degree: Akademischer Finanzmanager bzw. Akademische Finanzmanagerin

 

Duration: 3 Semesters

 

Program Objective:
The personal development program in Financial Management aims to convey a practice-relevant, base knowledge understanding in the fields of corporate finance and banking. Program graduates work in areas of management or as experts at mid-size companies, banks, insurance companies, and are a position to independently assess and make sound financial management decisions.

The program has been designed for company employees who have subject -related educational requirements/work experience, bank employees, and insurance company employees, as well as independent business owners and consultants in subject-related areas.

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Contact:

o.Univ. Prof. Dr. Helmut Pernsteiner
Academic Director
MZ213 A (Management Center, 2nd Floor, Rm. 213)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 9137
helmut.pernsteiner(at)jku.at
 

Univ. Prof. Dr. Günther Pöll
Academic Director
BA204 (Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Rm. 204)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 3299
guenther.poell(at)jku.at
 

Mag. Verena Wirtl
Information and Academic Advising
BA 205 (Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Rm. 205)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 3298
Fax: +43 732 2468 3297
verena.wirtl(at)jku.at
 

Konelija Grubesa
Information and Academic Advising for the program
BA 205 (Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Rm. 205)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 3295
Fax: +43 732 2468 3297
konelija.grubesa(at)jku.at

Additional information is available here (German only).

Post-Graduate Continuing Education Programs

Companies today need vision - and people with whom they can achieve this vision: leaders. This is exactly what the LIMAK Austrian Business School , opens an external URL in a new windowis all about! In cooperation with the JKU, the LIMAK Austrian Business School gives professionals new points of view, career prospects, and perspectives. You will be closer to attaining that vision in no time!

Degree: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

 

Duration: 4 semesters

 

Content:

As an executive, do you wish to improve your entrepreneurial skills and successfully lead your growing company towards sustainability in the digital age, both in Austria and abroad? The Global Executive MBA program gives you the essential tools you need to successfully meet your goals.

In addition to completing basic modules in Business Management Excellence and High Impact Leadership Essentials, you can select a specialization in the following areas:

  • Data Analytics and ­Business Process Optimization
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Leading Change and Transformation
  • Sales Management Excellence
  • Strategic Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic People Management and New Work
  • Sustainable Business and the Circular Economy

As part of the Global Executive MBA, there are two mandatory study trips, one to Asia and one to North America. In addition to academic content, the study trips are a unique opportunity to learn more abouit these international business environments from different perspectives, spark discussions about global challenges, and experience strategic decision-making first-hand. The intinerary includes visits to international companies as well as networking opportunities, plus a cultural program.

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window and www.limak.at, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

 

Contact:

Information and Academic Advising
LIMAK Austrian Business School
Science Park 5
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Ph.: +43 732 66 99 44 100
E-mail: beratung(at)limak.jku.at

Degree: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

 

Duration: 4 semesters

 

Content:

Are you looking to enhance your management and leadership skills? The Executive MBA Management and Leadership delivers cutting-edge, academic expertise and gives you the essential skills you need to support sustainable, successful entrepreneurial practices in the various areas at your company.

In addition to completing basic modules in Business Management Excellence and High Impact Leadership Essentials, you can select a specialization in the following areas:

  • Data Analytics and ­Business Process Optimization
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Leading Change and Transformation
  • Sales Management Excellence
  • Strategic Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic People Management and New Work
  • Sustainable Business and the Circular Economy

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window and www.limak.at, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

 

Contact:

Information and Academic Advising
LIMAK Austrian Business School
Science Park 5
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz
Ph.: +43 732 66 99 44 100
E-mail: beratung(at)limak.jku.at

Degree: “Akademischer General Manager” or “Akademische General Managerin”

 

Duration: 3 semesters

 

Content:

As organizations face an ever-increasing number of challenges, they must learn how to quickly adapt to new technologies, customer demands, and market conditions. In order to not only develop new strategies and business models but also support innovation and ensure sustainable management practices to keep an eye on successful sales, renowned faculty members teach individual, university-level courses in the program focusing on overall entrepreneurial contexts as well as real-world situations. The program also addresses change management and transformation processes, as well as legal aspects in the areas of labor law and strategic human resources management, including new working environments.

In addition to completing basic modules in Business Management Excellence and Diversity, Equality, Gender & Inclusion in Business, the following subject matter is covered as part of the General Management for Future Business specialization:

  • Strategic Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and New Business Development
  • Leading Change and Transformation
  • Sales Management Excellence
  • Sustainable Business and the Circular Economy
  • Strategic People Management and New Work
  • Business and Labour Law

Transfer work is intended to reinforce students' academic foundations and apply them professionally, creating a bridge across the individual course content. This involves focusing on a real-world challenges facing the company and applying academic and scientific based concepts and methods addressed in the classroom.

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window and www.limak.at, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

 

Contact:

Information and Academic Advising
LIMAK Austrian Business School
Science Park 5
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz
Ph.: +43 732 66 99 44 100
E-mail: beratung(at)limak.jku.at

Degree: -

 

Duration: A minimum of 1 semester

 

Content:
The program covers recent and applicable state-of-the-art expertise regarding concepts, theories, approaches, and methods in general management. This expertise is dovetailed with specific, corresponding skills. Students also build on their level of expertise as well as hone their social, personal and interdisciplinary skills.

Having studied the most recent academic findings and honing professional expertise and qualifications, graduates are well prepared to assume a management role in a global, dynamic environment.

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window and limak.at, opens an external URL in a new window for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

 

Contact:

Information and Academic Advising
LIMAK Austrian Business School
Science Park 5
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz

Ph.: +43 732 66 99 44 100
E-mail: beratung(at)limak.jku.at