Executive Master of Business Administration

Executive MBA

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4 semester
part time
EUR 25,900


Lead innovatively. Learn globally. Act strategically.

One of the hallmarks of the Executive MBA program is its comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to instruction. Experienced students will learn the latest management techniques and at the same time they will expand their professional and personal capabilities to have a better understanding of modern management expertise, preparing themselves for their next career step.

Main topics are Strategic Management, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management and Leadership & Innovation Management.

Study trips complete this innovative management program. These trips include university courses, visits to corporations and evening lectures.

Target audience

As an experienced manager with some leadership experience, you want to enhance your leadership position or may wish to found your own company. Your existing management knowledge meets insights of cutting edge of research and practice, allowing you to hone your own strategic decision-making and leadership skills.


General Management Modules

  • Fundamentals of Management (ONLINE)
  • Fundamentals of Statistics and Economics (ONLINE)
  • Business Analytics & Research Methods
  • Managerial Economics & Global Business Environment
  • Controlling & Reporting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business
  • Business Ethics
  • Managing People
  • Leadership
  • Managing Complexity & Project Management
  • Knowledge Management & Innovation

Specialization Modules

  • Leading Strategic Business Change
  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Leadership Concepts and Change I
  • Master thesis Workshop
  • Leadership Concepts and Change II
  • Global Business Dynamics

Study trip to Silicon Valley

Master's Thesis

Practical relevance

Leading edge curriculum for innovative leaders - for an exceptional sustainable career.

The courses of the Executive MBA Program offer leading edge general management education aligned with international standards for ambitious executives. The Leader´s Program is distinguished by its modular structure: 16 on campus courses and 1 international study trip. The program, which is completed in four semesters, is designed as a part time study program. One module consists of several courses, and comprises six days of intensive learning and experienced-based knowledge transfer.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements: Austrian or equivalent foreign academic degree (Magister, Bachelor), five years of professional experience and three years of leadership experience.
At least eight years of professional experience with a qualification equivalent to an academic degree, and 3 years of leadership experience.
Very good knowledge of English.

Scholarships available!

Total fees: EUR 25,900

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.

  • 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

What makes us unique?

The combination of

  • Internationalism of our staff and student body
  • Well established, highly successful, in-house teaching methods
  • International quality assurance
  • A combination of research and practice
  • Highest quality standards
  • Flexible 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.

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Danube University Krems is the university for continuing education.
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 about 9,000 students from 93 countries and with 20,000 graduates, it is one of the leading providers of further education courses in Europe. Danube University Krems combines 20 years of experience in postgraduate education with innovation and highest quality standards in research and teaching and bears the AQ Austria seal of quality.

Students with professional experience.
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 their personal abilities.


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Danube Business School
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3500 Krems

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