Graduate 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

Graduate Program in Health Care Management

Degree: Master of Business Administration, abbrev. MBA

 

Duration: 4 Semesters

 

Program Objective:
The graduate 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 graduate 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

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission, courses and course requirements.

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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@jku.at

Post-Graduate Program in Advanced Clinical Research

Degree: Master of Science (Advanced Clinical Research) (MSc)

 

Duration: 4 Semesters

 

Program Objective:
This program has been designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles and management positions in various areas of clinical research. This program is comprised of the following modules:
- Methodology Skills
- Applied Clinical Research
- Ethics and Law, Basic Medicine
- Biostatistics/Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Communication Skills
- Basics of Pharmacology

The program has been designed for those in the field of clinical research at clinical practices, at research institutes, at regulatory institutions, involved in ethics committees, in the pharmaceutical industry, and at healthcare administrative institutions (physicians, pharmacists, biologists, biostatisticians, legal professionals).

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission, courses, and course requirements.

 

Next course start: expected October 21 

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Contact:

Univ. Prof. Prim. Dr. Josef Thaler
Academic Director
josef.thaler@klinikum-wegr.at

 

Univ. Prof. Dr. Andreas Gruber, MBA
Academic Director
andreas.gruber_1@jku.at

 

Daniela Zauner , MSc
Information and Academic Advising
Clinical Trial Unit, Grieskirchnerstr. 42, 4600 Wels
Ph.: +43 7242 415 96567
daniela.zauner@klinikum-wegr.at

 

Dipl. Kfm. (FH) Michael Pötscher , MSc
Information and Academic Advising
Clinical Trial Unit, Grieskirchnerstr. 42, 4600 Wels
Ph.: +43 7242 415 6567
michael.poetscher@klinikum-wegr.at

Education

Graduate Program in School Management

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.

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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@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@jku.at

 

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

 

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

Law

Post Graduate Program in Medical 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 obligations to provide 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@jku.at

Hon. Prof. Dr. Felix Wallner
Academic Director
wallner@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@medak.at

Post Graduate Program in Medical and Bioethics

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

 

Duration: 4 Semesters

 

Program Objective:
The program aims to open participants up to methodical-critical reflection of medical action in regards to their ethical and moral boundaries. During the course, instructors and students will discuss general base-knowledge ethics in the context of a philosophical discipline. Topics of reflection include doctor-patient relationships as well as ethical questions at the beginning and end of life, and special questions in selected 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 aimed in particular at medical physicians as well as those involved in the field of healthcare.

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission, courses and course requirements

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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@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@medak.at

Post Graduate Program for Trainee Patent Attorneys

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@jku.at

 

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

Social Sciences

Graduate Program in Mediation and Conflict Management

Degree: Professional Master of Mediation, abbrev. PMM

 

Duration: 4 Semesters

 

Program Objective:
Mediation and conflict management as an alternative, out-of-court option to resolve disputes in cases of family and partner conflicts as well as business and environmental conflicts.

This university-level program focuses on a broad spectrum of academic foundations, giving students practical hands-on tools as well as the skills necessary to become experts in the field of mediation and conflict management. Graduates are officially registered in the list of mediators administered by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice. The program has been designed for university graduates, business executives, representatives from areas of administration and government as well as those in professional fields who have a base education in psychosocial fields and/or advisory functions in business.

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission, courses and course requirements.

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Contact:

Univ. Prof. DDr. Herbert Kalb
Academic Director
herbert.kalb@jku.at

Assist. Prof. Dr. Franz Wagner
Academic Director
Ph.: +43 5-7000-7433
franz.wagner@jku.at

Irene Lichtenegger
Information and Academic Advising
WIFI OÖ
Ph.: +43 5-7000-7433
irene.lichtenegger@wifi-ooe.at or office@mediation-und-konfliktmanagement.eu

Business

Personal Development Program in Financial Management

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.

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

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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@jku.at

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

Personal Development Program in Insurance Economics Personal Development Program in Applied Knowledge Management

Degree: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)



Duration: 3 semesters

 

Program Objective:
The program was created for managers in the area of product and organizational development to acquire the skills necessary to successfully reflect on their own company’s philosophy and doctrines as well as develop a company culture and infrastructure in line with the dynamics of business and community life.

Overall, the program is aimed at conveying theory-led, integral negotiation and decision-making skills which participants can effectively apply on the job or as responsible citizens within an aspiring knowledge-based society, qualifying them to effectively and efficiently deal with concepts, technology, and tools in Knowledge Management

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

 

Contact:

o.Univ. Prof. Dr. Christian Stary
Academic Director
S3 149 (Science Park 3, 1st floor, Rm. 149)
Tel.: +43 732 2468 4320
Fax: +43 732 2468 24320
christian.stary@jku.at

Christoph Bawart
Information and Academic Advising
S 151 (Science Park 3, 1st Floor, Rm. 151)
Ph.: +43 732 2468 4320
Fax: +43 732 2468 24320
christoph.bawart@jku.at

 

Graduate Program in Financial Management

Degree: Masters of Business Administration (Financial Management), abbrev. MBA



Duration: 4 semesters

 

Program Objective:
This program is aimed at managers and executives at mid-size companies, banks, insurance companies and public service offices as well as independent consultants. The program has been designed to convey knowledge, abilities, and skills in corporate finance and banking by focusing on application oriented education. The program focuses concretely and intensely on base-knowledge economics and business, financial accounting as well as corporate and insolvency laws in operative and strategic Financial Management from all facets; the program also provides an overview of the stock market, securities and bond management, as well as banking and the insurance industry.

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

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Contact:

o.Univ. Prof. Dr. Helmut Pernsteiner
Academic Director
MZ213 A (Management Center, 2nd Floor, Rm. 213)
Tel.: +43 732 2468 7080
helmut.pernsteiner@jku.at

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

Graduate Program in Management and Leadership for Women

Additional information is available here (German only).

Graduate Degree Program in Real Estate Finance

Degree: Masters of Business Administration (Real Estate Finance), abbrev. MBA



Duration: 4 semesters

 

Program Objective:
The program provides managers and executives in the real estate industry and at real-estate related departments at banks, insurance companies and local authorities with academic-based knowledge and skills to successfully handle complex financial issues that arise in the field of real estate management. The program focuses on the basic principles of fiduciary affairs, facility management and property valuation in particular. This is followed by an in-depth look at topics in real estate financing (mortgages, mortgage bonds, incorporated real estate companies, real estate leasing, etc.) as well as financial issues that arise during the course of real estate development projects

Please see the curriculum, opens a file for additional information about the program objectives, admission requirements, program structure, and courses.

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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@jku.at

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

Graduate Program in Tourism Management

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 is 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!

Graduate Program in Management MBA

Degree: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

 

Duration: 4 semesters

 

Content:
The program aims to convey current, subject-related 'state-of-the-art' expertise through educational concepts, theory, methods and tools in the field of general management as well as providing a better understanding in regards to related and targeted skill sets. Graduates deepen their existing understanding of business and learn to work successfully as part of a dynamic, global environment.

The program has been designed for business executives and experts in the fields of business law and business management, controlling and finance, marketing and product management, sales management, HR management, quality, project and process management as well as business development in a digital economy.

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window and limak.at/mba-master-universitaetslehrgaenge/management-mba/, 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

Fax: +43 732 66 99 44 111

beratung@limak.jku.at

 

Graduate Program in Global Executive MBA

Degree: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

 

Duration: 4 semesters

 

Content:
The program has been designed for company executives to improve their management skills and leadership qualities. The program focuses on strategic management and corporate entrepreneurship to better implement stronger strategic and entrepreneurial thinking at companies as well as in new business development in a digital economy. The idea is to provide a strong understanding of current digitization trends. The program is supplemented with two one-week study trips to Canada/USA and China.

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window and limak.at/mba-master-universitaetslehrgaenge/global-executive-mba/, 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

Fax: +43 732 66 99 44 111

beratung@limak.jku.at

 

Graduate Program Executive MBA

Degree: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

 

Duration: 4 semesters

 

Content:

The program has been designed for company executives to improve their management skills and leadership qualities by focusing on areas of strategic management and corporate entrepreneurship in an effort to better implement stronger strategic and entrepreneurial thinking in companies. The program also focuses on areas of new business development in the digital economy. The objective is to provide the required awareness to better understand current trends in the area of digitalization.

 

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
Fax: +43 732 66 99 44 111
beratung@limak.jku.at

Graduate Program Master in Management

Degree: Masters in Management (MIM)

 

Duration: 3 semesters

 

Content:
The program aims to convey current, subject-related 'state-of-the-art' expertise in management through educational concepts, theory, methods and tools in the field of general management as well as apply acquired expertise through corresponding, targeted skill sets. The program also focuses on developing interdisciplinary skills, proficiency, and a strong social skill set.

An additional program point revolves around developing stronger leadership skills. Program participants not only take a look at their personal leadership style, they also focus on leadership roles as part of a team and leadership in an organizational context. Participants will focus on expanding their academic and real-world skills by designing and analyzing change processes.

Please see the curriculum, opens an external URL in a new window and limak.at/mba-master-universitaetslehrgaenge/master-in-management/, 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

Fax: +43 732 66 99 44 111

beratung@limak.jku.at

 

Graduate Program in Management

Degree: -

 

Duration: A minimum of 1 semester

 

Content:
The program aims to convey current, subject-related 'state-of-the-art' understanding through educational concepts, theory, methods and tools in the field of general management as well as provide a better understanding in regards to related and targeted skill sets. The program also focuses on developing interdisciplinary skills, proficiency, and a strong social skill set.

Graduates deepen their existing understanding of business and learn to work successfully as part of a dynamic, global 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

Fax: +43 732 66 99 44 111

beratung@limak.jku.at