1 GRADUATE PROGRAMS GRADUATE PROGRAMS MSc Master of Science IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MANAGEMENT MSc Master of Science IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
2 ABOUT MODUL UNIVERSITY HISTORY MODUL University Vienna is an international private university in Austria owned by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest provider of private education in Austria. The university campus is located on Kahlenberg, a scenic hill with a spectacular view of the capital of Austria. The MODUL brand stands for more than 100 years of excellence in education. Founded in 1908, MODUL College is the vocational training school with the longest tradition in tourism and hospitality education worldwide. Since 2007, MODUL University Vienna has been offering cutting-edge education (BBA, BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD study programs) in the areas of international management, new media technology, public governance, sustainable development, and tourism and hospitality management. WHY STUDY AT MODUL UNIVERSITY VIENNA A 60% international student body provides a multicultural learning environment (students from more than 70 different nationalities have studied at MU) All courses are taught in English by an internationally experienced faculty Optimal student support ratio of 1:10 (faculty to students) All classes are conducted as seminars in a stimulating learning environment that guarantees a high degree of interaction with faculty Excellent possibilities for job placements at over 400 exclusive partner companies All programs are accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria, a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) Additionally, the MSc in International Tourism Management is accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization Graduates of MODUL University Vienna are prepared to challenge what we take for granted and embrace change (Knowledge, Creativity, Innovation), support the principles of equity and justice (Personal Integrity), value diversity and humanity (Mutual Respect), and serve as ambassadors of sustainable and responsible living (Responsibility and Stewardship). These fundamental values lay the basis and direction for the education offered by MODUL University Vienna. As a result, the university is renowned for the quality of its study programs, the high level of student satisfaction, the methodological competencies of its faculty and graduates, and a rigorous commitment to innovation and sustainability as key drivers of success in a dynamic and knowledge-based society. Prof. Dr. Karl Wöber President, MODUL University Vienna
3 GRADUATE PROGRAMS Prof. Dr. Harvey Goldstein Dean of Graduate Programs MSc MSc MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL TOURISM MANAGEMENT Strengths: Education at the highest level delivered by tourism experts Understand the emerging trends in future tourism management International, multicultural learning environment reflects the characteristics and requirements of the tourism industry Study program prepares graduates for leadership positions in tourism Core Courses: e.g Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Innovation Management, Information and Communication Technology Focus Courses: e.g. Service Quality Management, Tourism Business Project, Global Marketing, Corporate Financial Management, International Destination Management, Master Thesis and Defense MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY Strengths: Anticipating environmental, ecological, economical, and social trends to prepare graduates for creating a more sustainable world Program includes eco-friendly conceptual tools and management skills Prepares graduates to fill in-demand leadership positions in a variety of public and private organizations Core Courses: e.g. Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Research Design and Advanced Data Analysis, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory Focus Courses: e.g. Resource and Environmental Economics, Economic Development Principles and Strategies, Governance Issues in Sustainable Development, Social Dimensions in Sustainable Development, Public Policy Analysis, Master Thesis and Defense
4 SUSTAINABILITY IN FOCUS SUSTAINABILITY MU has identified sustainability as one of its key principles. Sustainability represents an integral part of the curriculum and research agenda and is also reflected in the daily workflow. The university operates in a manner which minimizes environmental risk and adverse effects on the environment. The university s solar panels, pellet heating system, and recycling program are evidence of the sustainable living and thinking within the university. In addition, MU was the first Austrian university to sign a contract with a renewable energy provider. SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE The committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to integrating sustainability issues in MU s daily life. The committee can be described as a democratic and open platform where all parts of the university have a voice. It serves as a platform for creative ideas and practical implementation of sustainable development. It aims to communicate the idea of becoming a sustainable university to each faculty and staff member as well as students of MODUL University. Furthermore, it is a gateway to the public trying to communicate and act in a sustainable manner. EXCURSIONS In cooperation with the Sustainability Committee, several excursions are organized every year to bring students up close and personal with sustainability in action. Visits to wind farms, recycling plants, biospheres, and other sustainability-forward locations are available to all MSc students. Learning about sustainable development has made me aware of the complexity of the challenges that we will, sooner or later, have to overcome. Education therefore plays a vital role in helping students to critically reflect on their own actions. Yet, education for sustainability is only of actual significance when combined with a concrete application, outside the classrooms. Joining the Sustainability Committee is hence a valuable hands-on experience, which strengthened my motivations to create a positive change. I am now more passionate than ever about finding ways to make a real-world impact, and eager to start a meaningful career. Hélène Gorny, MSc Student Sustainable Development, Management and Policy France
5 GRADUATE INTERNATIONALLY PROGRAMS RENOWNED FACULTY Egon Smeral Harvey Goldstein Josef Mazanec Graziano Ceddia Professor and faculty member Prof. Dr. Smeral has been involved in the Austrian Institute of Economic Research since 1974, and is currently the chairman of the advisory board on tourism strategy for the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth (BMWFJ), Vice-President of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST), the Tourist Research Center (TRC), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft (DGT), and the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF). His specialized field of expertise within tourism and leisure economics is in structural change and regional development with an emphasis on applied economic theory and policy focuses on tourism, leisure and services industries, econometrics and forecasting methods, modeling, tourism satellite accounts, and impact analyses. Professor and Dean of the Graduate Programs Prof. Dr. Goldstein s principal research interests are in the areas of regional economic development, the governance of development, and the role of institutions of higher education in creating sustainable communities and regions. He has served as a consultant for a number of international organizations and published widely on issues of regional economic development. Dr. Goldstein has been a Kauffmann Foundation Scholar in Entrepreneurship, a Fulbright Scholar in Austria in 2000 and currently serves on the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission Board. Before coming to Vienna in 2008, Goldstein was a professor at Columbia University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. Professor and faculty member Prior to his position at MU, Prof. Dr. Mazanec was head of the Institute for Tourism and Leisure Studies and Vice-Rector for Research at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Alongside his illustrious academic career, he participated as a board member of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST), a member of the Tourist Research Centre, and founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism (IAST). His main research interests are in the areas of hospitality and tourism management, models of consumer & tourist behavior, strategic marketing and planning, and management science applications to travel and tourism. Associate Professor in Sustainable Development Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceddia s main research interests lie in the area of ecological economics and natural resources economics as well as modeling and analyzing the interactions between socio-economic and ecological systems. He has addressed topics ranging from the analysis of spatial production externalities in agriculture to the application of ecological economic models and optimal control techniques for the management of invasive alien species and infectious diseases. Recently he has started to work on the issue of agricultural expansion and deforestation in tropical regions. He has published a number of articles in international, peer reviewed journals, plus several monographs. He is also a member of the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability (www.feasta.org). Prof. Dr. Smeral teaches the Master Thesis Seminar in the MSc in International Tourism Management Prof. Dr. Goldstein teaches Economic Development Principles and Strategies and the Master Thesis Seminar in the MSc in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy Prof. Dr. Mazanec teaches International Destination Management in the MSc in International Tourism Management. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceddia teaches Ecological Economics and Resource and Environmental Economics in the MSc in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy, and Intermediate Microeconomic Theory in both MSc degrees.
6 GRADUATE MSc IN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS TOURISM MANAGEMENT Math and Economics Foundation Course Environmental Management and Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Data Analysis and Decision Making Research Design and Advanced Data Analysis Intermediate Microeconomic Theory Global Marketing Corporate Financial Management International Destination Management Information and Communication Technology Tourism Business Project Service Quality Management Innovation Management Master Thesis Seminar Master Thesis + Defense 27 ECTS (Optional) Additional A variety of non-mandatory language courses are offered through partner institutions. Students may take up to four language courses included in the tuition. Total Program = 120 ECTS s: Sustainable Destination Development, Strategic City Marketing, Youth Tourism, Green Business Strategies, Designing Tourism Experiences, Social Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Principles of Consumer Behavior in Tourism, Identifying Market Segments in Tourism, The Art of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Strategic Marketing for Destination Marketing Organizations, Social Media Intelligence and Stakeholder Engagement, Study Tours: Hotel Strategy and Analysis, Ecotourism Management, Sustainable Tourism in Developing Countries. Note: offerings are subject to change. Core Courses Tourism Focus Courses s
7 GRADUATE MSc IN SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY Math and Economics Foundation Course Environmental Management and Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Data Analysis and Decision Making Research Design and Advanced Data Analysis Principles of Environmental Sciences and Systems Intermediate Microeconomic Theory Social Dimensions in Sustainable Development Resource and Environmental Economics Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation Economic Development Principles and Strategies Human Ecology Ecological Economics Governance Issues in Sustainable Development Master Thesis Seminar Master Thesis + Defense 27 ECTS (Optional) Additional A variety of non-mandatory language courses are offered through partner institutions. Students may take up to four language courses included in the tuition. Total Program = 120 ECTS s: Sustainable Destination Development, e-government, The Legal and Regulatory Framework of the European Union, Effective Public Management in Diverse Societies, Public Private Partnerships, Green Business Strategies, European Union Policies, Contemporary Challenges of Public Governance and Democracy, Social Entrepreneurship, The Art of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Ecotourism Management - Study Tour, Sustainable Tourism in Developing Countries - Study Tour. Note: offerings are subject to change. Core Courses Sustainable Development Focus Courses s
8 STUDYING IN VIENNA YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN THE HEART OF EUROPE Vienna is an international city with a population of more than 1.7 million people It hosts an official United Nations headquarters (UNIDO, IAEA, UNODC) Vienna was selected as the Top City for Quality of Life by Mercer Consulting, It was ranked the 5th Best Student City worldwide by QS World University Rankings in 2012 Europe s music capital offers cultural and historic highlights in a modern world city Vienna has excellent public transportation and infrastructure facilities More than 50% of the city is covered with green space Diversity in Action MU is proud of its diverse community, with over 70 countries represented in the student body. Among the event highlights is the annual International Day, where students, alumni, staff, faculty, and the public come together in a colorful celebration of shared food, fashion, dance, and song. The MU community uses the occasion to raise funds for one of our partner charities involved with an international cause. Studying at MU Vienna was the best choice for my education! The location of the university in the Vienna Woods was the perfect atmosphere for learning, while living in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.
9 GRADUATE YOUR LIFE AT PROGRAMS MU Become a part of the MU community - vibrant, international, culturally diverse, charitable, and responsible - a university experience unlike any other! MU Cares MU is about more than academics: it s about being a part of a community that gives back. Good students are good citizens too! The MU Cares program allows students to volunteer their time with various partner charities or with university development projects. Student volunteers decide which projects they wish to support, from cancer research fundraising to refugee assistance, and those who contribute their time receive a special certificate and recognition when they graduate. Orientation Week for new students includes info sessions, cultural excursions, and social events International students are paired with a buddy who helps newcomers settle comfortably in Vienna The Student Service Center provides visa and housing assistance for international students Events such as sports tournaments, BBQs, and movie nights help build a strong community Join the Wine Society, MU Choir, Football Club, Hotel Club, Chess Club - MU has extracurricular activities for every interest!
10 GRADUATE ALUMNI SUCCESS PROGRAMS STORIES David Leonard, MSc 2013 Australian Researcher and Lecturer, Phd Candidate MODUL University Vienna Stephanie Mezera, MSc 2012 Austrian Convention & Events Sales Executive Hilton Hotels Austria, Vienna Miroslav Fabšik, MSc 2013 Slovakian Logistics Agent LieTrade Establishment, Liechtenstein Hannes Hippacher, MSc 2012 Austrian Project Manager Environmental Services Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry Blanca Fernandez, MSc 2012 Spanish Researcher in Environmental Services Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin Aleksandra Tanackovic, MSc 2013 Serbian Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator MODUL University Vienna CAREER SERVICES MODUL CAREER services are communicated via and include: Providing a networking and information platform for more than 6000 MODUL College and MODUL University alumni through newsletters, events, and panel discussions Supporting current students in career exploration, internships, part-time and full-time job searches, and specialized advising needs Offering support in career planning and development to 200 graduates every year Organizing excursions to business and career fairs as well as industry events Annual Career Fair with up to 50 international and national partner companies who meet with current students Annual Alumni and Career Networking Cocktail for former graduates, career partners, current students and faculty With all the knowledge and experience gained at MU, I would like to continue enhancing my work experience and would even welcome an opportunity to work in a country I have never been to before. My career plans for the long term are to go back to Venezuela and make a positive difference in the sustainable tourism development of my home town. Daniel Petre, MSc 2012 Venezuelan/French Club Lounge Supervisor Intercontinental Hotels Group, Vienna
11 GRADUATE APPLICATION PROGRAMS DETAILS ADMISSION CRITERIA A minimum of a BA/Diploma degree or equivalent including transcripts, applicants should ideally demonstrate their research skills and their basic knowledge of the natural and/or social sciences Proof of English proficiency level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: only applicable to non-native speakers or those who have not attended high school or an undergraduate program conducted in English, i.e. TOEFL score 88 Internet-Based Test IELTS band score 6.5 (no sub-score under 6.0) or Cambridge Certificate (Certificate of Advanced English) To gain acceptance, applicants must pass a formal admission interview (in person or video Skype) FINANCIAL INFORMATION The tuition fee is EUR 24,000 for the entire two-year program. The tuition fee is paid in equal installments per semester and includes all reading material except books. General living expenses: approx. EUR 8,000/year (including housing, public transportation, insurance and estimated living expenses) Please visit our website in the section Financial Information for detailed information on available scholarships and special grants. APPLICATION DEADLINES Spring semester: EU citizens - January 31 st. International - October 31 st Fall semester: EU citizens - August 31 st. International - May 31 st HOW TO APPLY Apply online at https://applynow.modul.ac.at Note: Applications will be accepted also before completion of the undergraduate degree and before the English test has been sat. CHECKLIST Before submitting your application, please use this checklist to ensure that your application is complete. We only accept documents in English or German, so if documents are in other languages, please provide a certified translation. The following documents must be uploaded during the online application procedure. Curriculum Vitae (personal data sheet) Letter of motivation (description of reasons for applying to MODUL University Vienna) Copies of certificates and degrees (incl. transcripts) Copy of official test results of English proficiency test or other proof Two letters of recommendation (from academic sources) Copy of passport Photo
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