Detailed information about the Master's degree program in Leading Innovative Organizations is available here.
Pre-Term / Boot Camp
The Covid-19 pandemic means there is a degree of tentativeness in the schedule. At the moment, JKU services and education will continue online and we are also prepared to start the new LIO cohort remotely. As the boot camp courses are taught primarily online anyway, our regular program would foresee on-site, in-person attendance in Linz for the "BC1: Induction - Team Development" course on September 14. Please monitor your personal health closely before making the decision to come to campus. If you have questions, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com for further advice.
|13.07.-04.09.||BC2: Foundations of Management||Online|
|01.09.-18.09.||BC3: Foundational Readings and Academic Writing - Part 1||Online|
|14.09.-18.09.||BC1: Induction - Team Development||On-Site|
|23.09.-24.09.||BC3: Foundational Readings and Academic Writing - Part 2||On-Site|
|02.10. 10:00-11:00||BC3: Foundational Readings and Academic Writing - Exam||On-Site|
|02.10. 14:00-open end||LIO Touchdown & Take-off Event||On-Site|
Required Study Material
Please note: These are the key course resources. Be sure to have a copy by the beginning of the course.
Foundations of Management
- Gerald A Cole, Phil Kelly (2015). Management Theory and Practice. 8th Edition. Cengage Learning (ISBN 978-1-4080-9527-0)
Winter Term / Capacity Building
|Understanding Organizations and Leadership||6|
|Understanding the Digital Economy||6|
|Management Skills I||6|
|Research Skills I||5|
Summer Term / Capacity Integration
|Organising and Leading for Innovation||6|
|Innovation and New Markets||6|
|Entrepreneurship in Context||6|
|Management Skills II||6|
|Research Skills II||5|
You are free to choose your elective courses. We recommend, however, that students in the LIO program choose electives that supplement their undergraduate education with the following basic pillars in the LIO program:
- Social theoretical foundations of management (psychology, sociology, economics)
- Business administration (finance, accounting, management)
- Business informatics, analytics and statistics
- English/German language skills
So if, for example, you have a biology or engineering background, you most likely have strong analytical skills but may want to expand on your knowledge of social theory and business administration beyond the basic courses in the LIO program which, for instance, do not have a strong emphasis on finance and accounting. Conversely, if you have an undergraduate degree in business administration, you may want to take elective courses in programming or business informatics to learn more about this field. If you have an academic background in social sciences or humanities, we recommend focusing on taking some basic business administration courses in addition to improving your understanding of statistics and mathematics. If you earned your undergraduate degree at a university of applied sciences, we recommend completing a few theory-oriented courses.
JKU offers a range of courses in all of these areas which students can attend. An overview of courses offered in English is available here:
Each term, we also provide a specific list of available elective recommendations via Moodle. You can also contact the LIO office if you have any questions about possible electives: firstname.lastname@example.org