Here you will find detailed information to start a Master's Degree in Leading Innovative Organizations.

Step-by-step information about the admissions procedure is available below. Please note that in order to enroll in this degree program, you must meet the specific admission requirements and the general legal admission requirements.


Master's Degree in
Leading Innovative Organizations

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Applications will be handeled in a batch after each deadline.

Deadline I: November 30th 2020 (strongly recommended for third-country nationals!)

Deadline II: January 30th 2021

Deadline III: March 30th 2021

There will be a selection process after each application deadline resulting in a list of nominations for the adminissions office. We strongly advise third-country nationals to use the first deadline, because admissions and visa procedures are quite complex and you are expected to start your studies in July 2021 (online) and September 2021 (on site). Admission until July is therefore required, whereas presence on site - and hence a visum - are required until September. Austrian and EU students can choose which deadline they apply for. If you secure a place earlier, you have the advantage of being able to plan your next steps more easily.

Step 1: Enter Your Personal Information

The process of entering your personal information means you will be asked to fill out an online form disclosing your personal information and then you will be asked to select your major. The procedure consists of two parts:

  • Registration: Disclose your contact information and create a JKU Account
  • Admission: Select your major and provide information about your educational background, etc.

NOTE: SIMPLY ENTERING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ENROLLED! In order to be enrolled as a degree-seeking student, you must be officially admitted to the university and complete admissions (Step 4).

Step 2: Application

Submit your application via the online form for the 2021/2022 academic year. If you need assistance, contact us via e-mail.

The application must include the following:

Important information regarding Certificates and academic transcripts:

  • If you have not studied under the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System - ECTS system, please provide detailed explanations of your grading and credit system so that we can assess the hours you have spent on a particular module.

Important information regarding GMAT:

  • If you do hold a degree from outside the European Economic Area (non-EEA degree) you must take the GMAT. 
  • If you do not hold an undergraduate or graduate degree which provides sufficient knowledge in Business Administration you must take the GMAT. 
  • The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized, internationally recognized examination conducted around the world. Please note that you will need time to prepare for the examination (a minimum of 8 weeks; up to 6 months). Click here for detailed information.

Information about Fulfilling Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration Requirements

Successful completion of one of the following Bachelor's or Diploma Degree Programs

University Undergraduate / Graduate Degree Program
JKU Undergraduate / Graduate Degree in Business & Economics
JKU Undergraduate / Graduate Degree in Business Informatics
JKU Undergraduate / Graduate Degree in Social Economics
WU Wien Undergraduate Degree in Business, Economics and Social Sciences
WU Wien Undergraduate Degree in Business and Economics
University of Vienna Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration
University of Vienna Undergraduate Degree in International Business Administration
University of Graz Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration
University of Graz Undergraduate Degree in Economics
University of Graz Undergraduate Degree in Environmental System Sciences - Business Administration
University of Graz Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Systems Sciences – Economics
University of Klagenfurt Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration - Branch of Study Business Administration
University of Klagenfurt Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration - Branch of Study International Business Administration
University of Klagenfurt Undergraduate Degree in International Business and Economics
University of Innsbruck Undergraduate Degree in Management and Economics
University of Innsbruck Graduate Degree in Economic and Business Studies



Business Administration equivalence requirements are considered fulfilled providing the prospective applicant has successfully passed courses in the following areas as part of a Bachelor's or Diploma degree program (minimum of the scope/level as specified)

  • 10 ECTS credits in Methods and/or Applied Methods Courses (e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Survey Research, Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Programming, Formal Methods)
  • 18 ECTS credits in Finance/Accounting/Tax
  • 18 ECTS credits in Management/General Business Administration

Step 3: Complete the Selection Interview

The best candidates will be invited for an oral interview in English. If successful, you are nominated for admission (Step 4).

Step 4: Admission to Studies

Candidates selected in the Interview Process (Step 3) are nominated for admission.

Applicants have to fulfill the general legal admission process. Please send all the required documents per email to International applicants please check the International Educational Qualifications.

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