MSc Leaderhip

4 semesters, 120 ECTS, 41 teaching days (taught on campus)

Academic Expert for Leaderhip

2 semesters, 60 ECTS, 27 teaching days (taught on campus)



  • Part-time program
  • The curriculum encompasses 4-5 modules per semester with blocked dates
  • No academic degree required
  • Language: German
  • Max. 24 students admitted
  • Start of the programs: September/October – beginning of the winter term
  • Locations: WKO campus Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 97, 1180 Vienna and Schloss Hernstein (hotel), Berndorfer Strasse 32, 2560 Hernstein

All lecturers fulfill the qualification profile required by the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication. They are academically qualified, have professional experience and proven pedagogical skills.

Furthermore, our program incorporates elements of the “Principles of Responsible Management Education” (PRME) throughout the program. The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 as a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in education hubs around the world, and to equip today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow.

Both programs are organized and carried out in collaboration with the Hernstein Institute of Management and Leadership. The program MSc Leadership requires you to write a Master’s Thesis and complete an oral Master exam conducted by a commission. The program Academic Expert of Leadership encompasses a project thesis. Diplomas are issued by the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication.


Mag.a Christine Güttel
FHWien der WKW, Head of Program MSc Leadership

T: +43 690 40 476 053

Mag.a Gabriele Schauer
Hernstein Institut für Management und Leadership, Product and Sales Management

Tel.: +43 (1) 514 50-5623

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