Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Brenner, Head of Department for Management and Economics
Mag. Dr. Willibald Gföhler, MBA, Program coordinator - Department for Management and Economics
Department Management and Economics
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MSc)
Danube University Krems is the university for continuing education. Its courses are specifically oriented toward the needs of working professionals. The University offers exclusive master's programs and short programs in five areas of study. Serving more than 8,500 students and with 17,000 graduates from 90 countries, it is one of the leading providers of further education courses in Europe. Danube University Krems combines almost 20 years of experience in postgraduate education with innovation and highest quality standards in research and teaching.
Danube University Krems is one of the pioneering institutions in Europe in the field of university-based advanced education, and a specialized institution in the sector of lifelong learning.
Attendees of Danube University Krems are students with very high expectations. Aged on average 40 years, they have several years of professional experience and usually a higher educational degree (university, college of higher education or academy). At Danube University Krems they prepare themselves for the next step in their career, update their knowledge, acquire new skills, and develop.
Danube University Krems is located 80 km from Vienna – in one of the most beautiful cultural landscapes of Europe known as the Wachau. It has been declared a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The modern adaptation of an erstwhile tobacco factory in Stein, a characteristic industrial building dating back to the start of the 20th century, and the new premises at Campus Krems offer students and teachers an open and motivating environment that promotes innovation. The facilities include modern teaching and research rooms, a library, an auditorium, a cinema, apartments, and a variety of restaurants.
Danube Business School
We strive to be number one in Europe in executive education and set standards by our state-of-the art curricula tailored to a manager’s needs in the fast-paced 21st century. As a lifelong career coach and partner to our executives we cater to their specific needs with cutting-edge managerial knowledge delivered by flexible blended learning formats based on latest technology. This allows us to have a lasting impact on both, our managers’ careers and self-development and the recent challenges of the society.
: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Brenner
We bridge future-oriented, academically sound teaching and research with practice-orientation to address recent economic and societal challenges from both a global and local angle.
We put learning into action by providing the best-possible value to our students and businesses.
We provide an inspiring learning environment that allows our students to acquire both social competences and expert knowledge from top-notch international faculty in an up-to-date and tailored fashion that caters to their individual needs.
Fields of Competencies
Our fields of competencies mirror current issues in the international business world. Danube Business School/Department for Management and Economics bundles specialist expertise and thus creates high quality further education courses, tailor-made to the future qualification requirements of our students.
- Business Management & Managerial Accounting
- Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior
- Marketing & International Business
- Finance & Economics
- Sustainability & Business Ethics
- Aviation & Operational Excellence
- Executive Education
The MBA programs
sharpen students' strategic management and leadership skills.
On the one hand, they teach broad, general, cross-functional state-of-the-art management knowledge and on the other — depending on the choice of MBA program — deepen functional or industry-specific skills, or leadership skills at the overall business level.
Special: 3 MBA-Formats
An excellent General Management- Program with an international focus, designed for top-managers; English; part-time
State of the art General Management-Program, oriented toward managers in or on the way to a leadership position; subject or sector specific specializations; German and / or English; full-time / part-time
General Management-Program with an international focus, oriented toward graduates from disciplines without a significant amount of business training and job experience; English; full-time / part-time
Our MSc programs
are oriented towards continuous professional development in a specific function or management role or a specific industry. Students of these programs deepen their operational management competencies in subject or industry specific areas and at the same time sharpen their social and leadership skills.
Graduates of some of our MSc-Courses are entitled to join a ‘MBA-Upgrade’. In this two-semester upgrade students will acquire knowledge in General Management.
Designed to teach management skills and tools in compact learning units of several modules (each between three and six days), depending upon the program of your choice. These modules also count towards MBA- and MSc-programs you might choose to do later at Danube Business School.
Special: Corporate Programs
Danube Business School designs short-term programs tailor-made to the meet specific needs of your enterprise, regarding both their content and the development of required skills.
The Danube Business School-Method
Increasingly managers are to address problems that are becoming significantly more complex. This calls for well-developed skills in dealing with uncertainty and conflicts.
In addition social skills and skills in group dynamics are getting more important role, as the enhancement of staff involvement becomes more crucial. In order to develop leadership ability in a constantly changing environment, decision makers must be able to successfully handle problems on an individual, group and organizational level.
What makes us unique?
Practical Knowledge: Deepening hands-on knowledge based on the experiences of successful practitioners
- Theory: Communicating and expanding knowledge
- Application: Bring your new learning into your workplace.
- Case Studies: Learning and training by means of current business cases
The combination of
- Internationalism of our staff and student body
- ell established, highly successful, in-house teaching methods
- nternational quality assurance
- combination of research and practice
- Highest quality standards
- lexible programs and course formats
- Well established and long-term links with industry and commerce
- Europe’s leading public University for Continuing Education
This unique combination distinguishes all continuing education courses and programs at Danube Business School: the linking of scientific approaches with practice orientation, innovative teaching and learning methods as well as the highest quality standards.
To ensure the quality of teaching and studying, our programs regularly undergo quality assurance procedures. These accreditations enhance both the international comparability of our degrees and the transparency of our programs and courses.
Der Erfolg von Führungskräften beruht auf sozialer Kompetenz, hoher Motivation und erstklassigem Fachwissen. Diese Schlüsselfähigkeiten werden den TeilnehmerInnen im Universitätslehrgang General Management College und dem darauf aufbauenden Professional MBA vermittelt.
The EMBA program addresses the demands placed on executives in a global environment and is comprised of ten modules, each of which is nine days long. Case studies combine theory and practice to ensure integration in a meaningful way. Study-trips to Asia and the North America enhance the learning process and provide insights into international business and current economic development.
For most recent graduates, leadership and assuming management responsibilities are goals and challenges at the same time. Executives in general management positions are responsible for budgets, they must understand competition, organizational issues and human resources – all of which requires sound business education in addition to professional studies.
You're a manager, have several years of professional experience, and want to prepare yourself for a future leadership position or start a company. You want your bring management knowledge to the cutting edge of research and practice or specialize thereby also training strategic decision making in individual management areas.
The Aviation Management related MBA program is designed for future managers of the Aviation Industry. It combines courses of General Management and all special fields of the Aviation Business.
Increasing demands for innovative therapies and mounting cost pressures characterize the development of novel pharmaceutical and medical products. Managers in biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies need to understand the factors driving health care systems on the one hand, and the industry, on the other hand.
This program offers a high quality education at international standards in the areas of Capital Markets, Derivative Securities, Bank Management and Corporate Finance. A unique characteristic of this program is the cooperation with the University of British Columbia. This provides students with the opportunity of an in-depth coverage of international capital markets research and latest developments in North American Financial Engineering.
Der postgraduale Universitätslehrgang 'Master of Financial Planning' hat den Zweck, den Studierenden vertiefende und anwendungsorientierte Kenntnisse im Bereich der Vermögens- und der Versicherungsberatung sowie der Beratung und Durchführung von sonstigen Finanzdienstleistungsgeschäften zu vermitteln.
Der Universitätslehrgang “Professional MBA Human Resource Management” vermittelt Management-Know-how und aktuelle Methoden und Instrumente des modernen Personalwesens. Human Resource (HR) des 21. Jahrhunderts benötigt ManagerInnen mit erstklassigem Fachwissen, emotionaler Intelligenz, hoher Motivation, optimistischem Denken und sozialer Kompetenz. Der Lehrgang besteht aus sechs General-Management-Modulen und vier Vertiefungsmodulen.
Der Universitätslehrgang „Professional MBA Industrial Management“ bietet mit der Verbindung von Know-how in General Management und praxisrelevanten Kenntnissen auf den Gebieten Industrial Engineering und Management eine einzigartige Qualifikationsmöglichkeit. Der Lehrgang ist in General-Management- und Vertiefungsmodule gegliedert.
The Professional MBA International Business program provides managers with the necessary tools for analyzing the global business, helps to formulate alternative strategies for solving these challenges and tries to reflect on the implications of different strategic options.
The Strategic Management Strategic Management & Organizational Change Program intends to fill this gap by introducing an innovative and practical framework, approaches to the formulation and implementation of strategic pathways that can adjust as environments and industries change. Through this program, you will learn how to explore the changes occurring in your own industry and assess the strategic position, strategic choices and ways to put your organization’s strategy into action.
Der Professional MBA Entrepreneurship vermittelt Management-Know-How und aktuelle Methoden und Instrumente der Unternehmensgründung und –führung. Die Ausbildung schließt mit einer Studienreise ab. Im Rahmen eines Vertiefungsmoduls erfahren die TeilnehmerInnen aktuelle wirtschaftliche, politische und soziale Entwicklungen in Central and Eastern Europe bzw. lernen auf der Studienreise Wirtschaft und Politik Russlands sowie dessen Rolle im zusammenwachsenden Europa kennen.
Executives in general management positions are responsible for budgets, they must understand competition, organizational issues and human resources – all of which requires sound business education in addition to professional studies. The General Management MBA program offers the possibility of acquiring basic business, legal and social knowledge while preparing for a career in management.
Der Universitätslehrgang „Professional MBA Logistics“ vermittelt General-Management-Know-how und aktuelle Methoden und Instrumente der Logistik für Industrie, Handel, Logistik-Dienstleistungen und Infrastruktur. Der Lehrgang ist in sieben General-Management- und vier Vertiefungsmodulen gegliedert.
Das Programm „Energy and Carbon Management“ wurde speziell für MitarbeiterInnen von Unternehmen, welche am Europäischen Emissionshandelssystem teilnehmen, entwickelt, deren Aufgabe das Energie und CO2 Management ist. Darüber hinaus profitieren auch Personen von anderen relevanten Märkten oder Instituitionen, für die das Wissen um effizientes und nachhaltiges Energie und CO2 Management essentiell ist.
Der Controller als Business Partner bewegt sich im Spannungsfeld von finanziellen Restriktionen, Veränderung und Rentabilität. Dabei müssen unter dynamischen Umfeldbedingungen kurz- und langfristige Ziele aber auch unterschiedliche Interessen der Stakeholder ausgeglichen werden. Im Rahmen des Lehrganges „Business Controlling“ vertiefen Sie Ihre Controlling-Fachkenntnisse und erweitern Ihr Wissen auf den Gebieten Leadership and Social Skills und Change Management.
Der Universitätslehrgang „Leadership and Management“, MBA wurde konzipiert, um Führungskräfte bei Ihren Karrierezielen in Organisationen zu unterstützen. In den höheren Managementebenen werden von den Führungskräften in zunehmendem Maße soziale Kompetenzen und strategisches ganzheitliches Denken gefordert. Gerade diese beiden Themenbereiche bilden den Schwerpunkt im Leadership-Masterlehrgang.
Requirements / Application
Suitability and language tests
We expect you to have an academic degree or, in exceptional cases, proof of adequate professional qualification. For the study programs that are taught in English (50% or more) a good working knowledge of the English language is required. Please find detailed criteria to each program in the single program profiles.
Updated information about the scholarships can be found here