Mba It Colleges

Study part-time and get your master’s degree online.


IT management as a holistic concept of IT within an organization is one of the most important success factors for any company. Accordingly, IT managers play a central role. In this part-time MBA online distance learning program, you will gain practical IT-related management knowledge. The focus is on the use of information and communication technology in business and administration. Please accept the marketing cookies to watch this video. You may need to disable your adblocker. Cookie settings


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Study: IT Management (part-time) Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Title conferral: AIM Austrian Institute of Management | FH Burgenland Info evening date: 09.02.2023 19 h & 02.03.2023 19 h Start of studies I | official application deadline: 04 April 2023 | 21 March 2023 Study Start II | official application deadline: September 26, 2023 | September 12, 2023 Study language: Lectures and documents in German Scope | Duration: 60 ECTS points | 24 months Flexibility: 4 weeks free trial, interruption up to one year Form: Online distance learning – live lectures without compulsory attendance. Special feature: 100% live with recording for later unlimited viewing Exams: Announced final exam per module (from home). Group work: two group assignments per module (from home) Tuition fee: 9,900€ (please consider promotions and discounts). LearnSpace 3D®: award-winning virtual university building with your own avatar Study coordinator: Walter Hölblinger, MBA An internationally recognized domestic or foreign academic degree from a university (at least equivalent to a bachelor’s degree) or an aptitude to be determined by the course director, such as a university entrance qualification and at least five years of professional experience or a degree from an expert course/diploma course (university course for further education at a university of applied sciences or course of university character) of at least At least 60 ECTS credits and at least three years of professional experience, whereby professional experience means actual work experience as well as formal and informal training which allows the conclusion that principles of business management and organization have been conveyed and social competence has been further developed, or the positive completion of a standardized written entrance examination which covers the basics of the course.

Your Career Turbo.

  • Team Leader:in Software Development / Service / Product Management The team leader ensures that the work in the group functions well and that the set goals are achieved. To this end, he provides his team with the necessary information and defines the framework conditions.
  • IT controller:in Have the task of projecting IT tasks and objectives approved with management and controlling their implementation in compliance with the schedule, effort and budget.
  • IT Manager:in As an IT Manager, you will work in leading positions and take on the management, direction and control of the IT team.


FH Burgenland is the sponsor of the WBS AKADEMIE’s part-time master’s degree programs. The university is owned by the Austrian province of Burgenland and has a public educational mandate. More than 5,000 students have received an academic degree from FH Burgenland to date. The FH Burgenland cooperates with about 70 partner universities and about 400 business enterprises throughout Europe and currently has a strategic focus on Central, Central and Eastern European countries in terms of educational cooperation and content in the field of business. The AIM Austrian Institute of Management GmbH, a company of the FH Burgenland, is one of the leading providers in the field of distance learning. The part-time master studies take into account the everyday life of the students and allow flexible learning alongside the job. The FH Burgenland’s Scientific Advisory Board ensures the high quality and the constant orientation of the study contents to the current state of science and economy.

Information on distance learning.

  • Modules, examination type and ECTS
    • Seminar on the subject modules, group work and final examination (3 ECTS)
    • Information Management, group work and final examination (6 ECTS)
    • Project and requirements management, group work and final examination (6 ECTS)
    • IT Controlling, group work and final exam (6 ECTS)
    • Organization and Leadership in IT, group work and final exam (6 ECTS)
    • IT Architecture Management, group work and final exam (6 ECTS)
    • IT Security and IT Risk Management, group work and final exam (6 ECTS)
    • IT Governance, IT Service Management and Compliance, group work and final exam (6 ECTS)
    • Seminar on project work, group work and final examination (3 ECTS)
    • Scientific project work (12 ECTS)

    Procedure: At the beginning of the program, the seminar on the subject modules must be completed. This is followed by the seven subject modules. In preparation for the scientific project work, the seminar on the project work is completed and the master’s thesis is written at the end of the program. Preparatory modules: In each of the preparatory modules, the seminar on the subject modules and the seminar on the project work, 2 group projects and a final examination must be completed. The weighting is 40% for the group work and 60% for the final exam. Both the group work and the final exam are completed from home. Subject modules: In each of the specialist modules, 2 group projects and a final examination must be completed. The weighting is 40% for the group work and 60% for the final exam. Both the group work and the final exam are completed from home. Master’s Thesis: Following the modules, you must complete the master’s thesis in the form of a scientific project. Within the scope of this, you describe the processing and results of your own application case from your professional environment using the methods and concepts learned in the course of study and reflect on your own procedure as well as the results. As a rule, the project thesis must comprise a minimum of 40 pages and a maximum of 50 pages of pure content.

  • Worth knowing

    All inclusive: The master’s program of the future Experience live online lectures in the new WBS LearnSpace 3D®. And benefit from an extensive range of attractive inclusive services:

    • A powerful business notebook
    • An award-winning virtual learning environment
    • Study-relevant workshops
    • Personal support for your master’s thesis
    • Up-to-date technical literature
    • All semester fees and examination fees

    You will receive a business notebook specially optimized for the requirements of WBS LearnSpace 3D®, our virtual campus. Of course, you can also use this notebook privately. After the four-week withdrawal period, the notebook becomes your property.

  • Prospects

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be qualified to hold management positions in IT or to perform existing management tasks more effectively and efficiently: Some typical fields of application are:

    • Team leader in software development, service management, product management, infrastructure management
    • IT manager
    • Head of IT controlling or IT project management
  • Description of the duration

    The average duration of the program is about 24 months. The months of July and August as well as the Christmas vacations (24.12 to 06.01) are lecture-free. Lectures are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18:00 to 21:15.

  • Procedure of the examination

    In each module, two group projects and a final exam have to be completed. The weighting is 40% for the group work and 60% for the final exam. Both the group work and the final exam are completed from home.

  • How do I enroll in the program?

    Admission takes place according to the chronological order of registration via online registration at our cooperation partner the AIM Austrian Institute of Management/FH Burgenland. After your complete application documents have been submitted, we will check whether you meet the relevant admission requirements. Usually, you will receive feedback within 14 days as to whether you have been admitted to your desired study program.

  • What do the tuition fees include?
    • All lectures in WBS LEARNSPACE 3D® and also use of virtual classroom and eCampus outside class hours
    • Master thesis supervision
    • Current technical literature in the form of textbooks, lecture notes and presentations
    • Online access to the FH-Burgenland library
    • All semester fees and examination fees
    • Free interruption of studies up to 1 year
    • There are no hidden costs!
  • What does the study process look like in general?

    At the beginning of your studies you have to complete the module “Seminar on the subject modules” (duration: four weeks). Here you will receive the necessary tools for scientific work, information on group work, how to use the WBS LEARNSPACE 3D® as well as the eCampus. This is followed by the seven specialist modules, each of which lasts eight weeks. The specialist modules impart the relevant management knowledge. In preparation for the scientific work, the module “Seminar on Project Work” is then completed. The focus here is on the structure and methodology of the master’s thesis. This module is concluded with the preliminary concept for the master’s thesis. At the end of the program, the master’s thesis must be completed in the form of a scientific project thesis. Each student is assigned a Master’s thesis supervisor who provides advice and assistance during the elaboration process and also carries out the subsequent evaluation. The deadline for the preparation of the master thesis is 6 months from the date of assignment of the supervisor and approval of the preliminary concept.


We offer flexible and transparent study fee models especially for the part-time WBS AKADEMIE distance learning programs. So you can study alongside your job or during your time off, no matter from where, and have a good feeling. The content of the different payment models is identical. Depending on the payment model, we adjust the tuition fees accordingly. These are our different payment models: One-time payment One-time payment after successful admission. Here you will receive an immediate payment discount of 2%. Total: 9.702,00 Euro   Payment in two installments Here 50% is to be paid after admission and 50% 1 year later. The partial payment amounts to 4.950,00 Euro. Total: 9.900,00 Euro   Payment in installments over two years In this case, 3,250.00 euros are to be paid after admission and then 19 monthly installments of 350.00 euros each. Total: 9.900,00 Euro  


Your next steps. If you have decided in favor of one of our WBS AKADEMIE MBA and MSc distance learning programs, request our personal information package without obligation or register for the information evening. Get to know us without obligation: At the free info evening, you can get a direct taste of the world of WBS LearnSpace 3D®! At the one-hour information evening on your desired study program, the course coordinator of the relevant study program and a student from the student advisory service will welcome you personally. In this way, we ensure that all your questions can be answered individually and comprehensively. We will also give you insights into the process, structure and content of your studies. Of course, there will also be time for a short tour of your Campus-to-Go! As soon as you have registered for the next info evening via the form or at [email protected], we will send you instructions on how to get started with Learnspace3D. Experience for yourself how much fun it is to study at the virtual campus! Design your avatar and start your personal educational experience: You have already decided and have no more questions? Then register bindingly for your selected distance learning program – conveniently via the online registration form. We look forward to hearing from you!

We let others speak about us.


January 28, 2022 ” The MBA Compliance & Risk Management program meets my expectations in every respect! The lecturers are motivated and design the lectures individually to the required teaching content. The support of the study management is consistently present and flexible. I can recommend the study program! ”


July 04, 2022 ” Overall, everything is great. The lecturers are so far absolutely top. There are both deeper considerations in topics and but also just first explorations, for example IT controlling or information management, etc.. I like the whole way of implementation extremely well so far. Super thing! ”


April 14, 2022 ” The course has good lecturers, interesting content and is easy to accommodate in terms of time. Nevertheless, the material is challenging and still offers new and essential content even for participants with long work experience. The materials and also the books provided are sufficient. ”


Our WBS AKADEMIE Master’s programs meet the highest quality standards in terms of content and organization and have received top ratings from our graduates for years. A current recommendation rate of 99% on testifies to the quality of our MBA and MSc online distance learning programs. The trust in us as a distance learning provider is impressively proven again and again with awards such as “TOP Fernstudienanbieter 2022” and the highest satisfaction of our students is a daily incentive for us.

Start of study
Summer/Winter semester
Tuition fees
2.780 Euro per semester
Study time
5 semesters, 90 ECTS
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The program imparts up-to-date and at the same time practice-oriented knowledge in

  • business administration,
  • the corporate management and
  • in questions of IT applications.

Students learn about concepts for IT strategies and the opportunities and risks that arise from them. Technologically sound management skills are imparted in order to successfully exercise a leadership role in the dynamically changing industry. The course is aimed at professionals who have completed their first degree and who, after at least two years of practical work experience, would like to gain further qualifications in parallel with their professional activities, with the aim of taking on a management role in IT or in technology-intensive companies. Globalization is accompanied by technological innovations and is changing the world of work immensely. Above all, technology-oriented companies and their managers must meet the demands of the digital working world with up-to-date IT know-how and IT management skills. In addition to current knowledge of business administration, corporate management and strategic IT management, the program also teaches key qualifications, self-management and leadership skills. Upon successful completion, graduates are qualified to take on management tasks and leadership functions in technology-intensive companies.

Contact and consulting

Individual consulting

Would you like to find out more now or do you need individual advice? Then take the opportunity and arrange a personal consultation with our study program directors or other contact persons, gladly via Zoom or by phone. If you are interested, please send a message via the respective contact form or contact us by e-mail.

Application for the study program


Application period

Summer semester: 15.11. to 15.02. Winter semester: 02.05. to 31.08. Application via the application portal is only possible during these periods.

Information events about the study program

Overview of the study program

The continuing education program takes place on a part-time basis and can be easily combined with a career and family thanks to a combination of attendance times and e-learning. The program imparts qualified management and decision-making knowledge and promotes leadership skills. In small learning groups and in regular personal exchange with the lecturers, the students can optimally prepare for the examinations Part-time, compact attendance events (Fridays and Saturdays) in a two- to four-week rhythm Working professionals with a completed first degree who would like to further qualify themselves after at least two years of practical work experience; with the aim of taking on a management task or a management function in IT or in technology-intensive companies. The attendance events take place on Fridays and Saturdays in a two- to four-week rhythm and are easy to plan. In the fifth semester, there are no attendance dates scheduled, as the master’s thesis is written during this period.

  • Completed university studies with at least 210 ECTS credits.
  • University degrees with 180 ECTS credits are supplemented by relevant work experience with 30 ECTS credits
  • Bachelor degrees with 180 ECTS credits are upgraded by passing examinations from the current range of courses offered by HNU
  • Final grade 2.5 or better (or successful completion of an entrance examination)
  • At least 2 years of professional experience after completion of the first degree program

The MBA Digtial Leadership and IT Management is accredited by AHPGS Akkreditierung gGmbH. The program is accredited for the period 01.09.2020-31.08.2028. It bears the seal of the Accreditation Council. The Accreditation Council Foundation is a central database of accredited study programs and system-accredited universities.

  • The study program is accredited for the period 01.09.2020-31.08.2028
  • Sound and practice-oriented knowledge in business administration, corporate management and IT management
  • Understanding of the conception of IT strategies, as well as the opportunities and risks arising from various IT strategies
  • Targeted preparation for the requirements of management positions in the IT sector
  • Well-scheduled attendance events, on Fridays and Saturdays, in a two- to four-week rhythm
  • High flexibility due to modular structure
  • Use of e-learning elements, self-study, organization in small student groups
  • Preparation of project study work with intensive coaching support from the lecturers
  • International orientation

Modular structure

  • 1.Module

    General Management 9 ECTS

    • Fundamentals of business administration and economics
    • Taxes and Law
  • 2.Module

    Controlling and Financial Management 9 ECTS

    • Internal and external accounting
    • Controlling, investment accounting and financing
  • 3.Module

    International Management and Intercultural Communication 9 ECTS

    • International Management
    • Globalization, Internationalization and International Economic Relations
  • 4.Module

    Leadership and Key Qualifications 9 ECTS

    • Personnel Leadership and Management
    • Self Leadership
  • 5.Module

    Entrepreneurship and Management 9 ECTS

    • Entrepreneurship and Management
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Business Plan
  • 6.Module

    Framework of Digital Transformation 9 ECTS

    • Business models, IT strategy and governance
    • IoT and IT Security
  • 7.Module

    Digital Innovation and Corporate Transformation 9 ECTS

    • Enterprise Architecture Management
    • Innovation Management and Projects
  • 8.Module

    Digital Value Creation Activities 9 ECTS

    • Enterprise Resource Planning and Social Media
    • Big Data and Data Analysis
  • 9.Module

    Master thesis and seminar 18 ECTS Degree Master of Business Administration (MBA) with 90 ECTS

Admission and application

Application documents:

  • Tabular curriculum vitae
  • Certificate of graduation from university (copy)
  • University entrance qualification (copy)
  • Proof of at least two years of professional experience
  • Apply online. Contact us if you have any questions about your application. We will be happy to support you!Apply online hereAll information about the application and admission procedure can be found here
  • Completed university studies in a field of study with at least 210 ECTS credits.
  • Applicants with a degree with 180 ECTS credits can supplement the missing ECTS credits by passing examinations from their current course of study
  • At least two years of professional experience
  • Final grade of 2.5 or better
  • Language proficiency of at least C1 level

The responsible examination board decides on admission to the program.

Frequently asked questions

The classroom lectures can be easily planned in a two- to four-week rhythm. The lectures take place on Fridays and Saturdays. This makes it easy to combine them with your job and family. Due to the consideration of the Bavarian school vacations, there may be occasional postponements, which will be announced in advance. No, only the following points must be fulfilled for admission to the MBA program:

  • completed university studies
  • at least two years of professional experience after completion of the initial studies
  • successful participation in the selection process

The part-time MBA program is of interest to you if you want to prepare yourself specifically for taking on leadership and management tasks. The goal of the program is to prepare you for leadership and management tasks in the IT environment by teaching general management, leadership and strategic information management. Attendance is generally not compulsory for the lectures, but the two seminars and the stay abroad are compulsory. Documents from lectures not attended can be conveniently accessed at any time via the e-learning platform. By attending the lectures, you will increase your social competence, as you will learn how to work in a team and develop assertive strategies during discussions and professional debates. The exchange in the interdisciplinary group of participants also offers interesting insights. The attendance events offer you clearly defined periods of time to take time out of your daily work and family life and to concentrate on your studies. The attendance periods are spread over the lecture semesters 1 to 4. The standard period of study consists of five semesters. Based on our 15 years of experience in continuing education, we know how heavy the workload can be during part-time studies. The majority of students require five semesters to successfully complete the program. Classes are usually held in a two- to four-week cycle, on Fridays and Saturdays. In addition, there is an approximately two-week study abroad period. The program comprises five semesters with a total of 556 teaching units (UE) of 45 minutes each. Upon successful completion, you will receive the internationally recognized academic degree “Master of Business Administration” (MBA). You will acquire 90 ECTS in this degree program. Classroom attendance only takes place in the first to fourth semester of lectures; the fifth semester is reserved for writing your master’s thesis. You can start your studies either in the summer semester (beginning of March) or in the winter semester (middle/end of September). The tuition fees as well as all costs incurred in connection with the studies are fully tax deductible.

  • Consecutive degree programs build directly on the previous bachelor’s degree in terms of content and usually also in terms of time, i.e. they are a continuation of the first degree program.
  • Non-consecutive courses of study do not build directly on the content of a first degree and open up new disciplines or are interdisciplinary in nature.
  • Continuing master’s degree programs require at least two years of work experience after completion of the first degree.

2,780 euros per semester, or 13,900 euros in total. This includes the cost of attending all classroom events, the e-learning units and the supervision provided by the lecturers. In addition, the student union fee is charged per semester. Costs for organization and coordination of the excursion are included in the tuition fees, costs for flight, accommodation and meals during the excursion are exclusive. By teaching general management, leadership and strategic information management, you will be prepared for leadership and decision-making tasks in the IT environment. Graduates of this program are suited to assume management positions in technology-oriented companies, associations as well as technology-oriented service companies. The application procedure is an online procedure. If you receive the status “provisionally rejected”, this may mean that you still have to submit documents or take part in an admission test. Simply contact us if you have any questions about your application or status. We will then consult with the examination office and support your application process.

Is it possible to attend a taster lecture?

Yes, interested parties are welcome to attend a lecture to gain a deeper insight into the “MBA Digital Leadership and IT Management” program. In direct exchange with students and the lecturers, you will get an impression of the part-time study program at HNU. Participation is free of charge for interested parties. If you are interested, please contact us by e-mail.

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Students of the master program

IT Management (MBA)

IT executives for the working world 4.0 IT professionals are increasingly moving at the interface between IT and management, particularly in the course of digitalization. The task is to efficiently support demanding operational tasks through the use of suitable IT solutions or to design and successfully implement digital business models. This requires knowledge in the field of digitalization and comprehensive management skills. Master of Business Administration (MBA) Standard period of study 4 semesters (with typical credit) Start of studies summer & winter Language of instruction German & English Tuition fee 18,900 € + 52 € student union fee per semester Location THI


1st semester Credit modules: Selected Aspects, Instruments, Tasks and Processes of IT Management / Methodological Competence / Self- and Social Competence in the Workplace 2nd semester Operational Management Strategic Management Operational IT Management 3rd semester Business Process Management Leadership Strategic IT Management 4th semester Change/ Process Management Current Aspects of IT Management Project 5th semester Worth Knowing at a Glance

Admission and application Admission requirements: Admission to the MBA program requires a first domestic or foreign university degree with at least 210 ECTS credits. Furthermore, at least one year of professional practice in the IT sector, in IT-related fields or in business administration is required. In principle, the admission requirements according to the Bavarian Higher Education Act apply. Admission option for a university degree with less than 210 ECTS credit points: If you have a university degree with less than 210 ECTS or your degree is recognized with less than 210 ECTS, there is the possibility to credit up to 30 ECTS from qualified work experience. Counseling and Application: For individual advice before and during the application phase, please contact the named contacts at IAW. The respective contact details can be found on this page. The application for this study program is done online. There you will receive all relevant information about the application formalities and have the possibility to track your application progress online. The application period for the summer semester begins on November 15, for the winter semester on May 2 of each year. University entrance qualification acquired abroad If the university entrance qualification was acquired abroad, a preliminary examination of the university entrance qualification by uni-assist is required. Please note that the processing time of uni-assist can take 4 to 6 weeks. For more information on applying to study from abroad, please visit the website Studienbewerbung aus dem Ausland.

Job profiles

Graduates of the program are primarily prepared for specialist and management tasks in the following areas:

  • in non-IT companies

– in the IT sector – in specialist departments that work closely with IT and/or rely heavily on IT

  • line or project responsibility in IT companies (IT service providers and IT manufacturers)
  • Specialist responsibility in an IT management area in IT and non-IT companies (e.g. IT architecture management, IT service management, vendor management, IT security management)

The focus is on almost all industries, although in non-IT companies the size of the company should be such that it has its own IT department. The following industries are in particular focus

  • Insurance companies and banks
  • IT service providers and manufacturers
  • Automotive and automotive supplier industry
  • Trading companies
  • Technology companies
  • Logistics companies


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Head of study program: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hofmann Further lecturers:

  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Clostermann
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Jattke
  • Matthias Bauer
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Götz
  • Prof. Dr. Georg-Stephan Barefoot
  • Patrick Bungard
  • Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Scheed
  • Prof. Dr. Harry Wagner
  • Dr. Christian M. Schweda
  • Prof. Dr. Werner Schmidt
  • Prof. Dr. Utho Creusen
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Doyé
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Hackl
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Waldmann
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Franklin
  • Prof. Dr. Fanchen Meng
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Hahndel
  • Dr. Martina Schollmeyer
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Mayer


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Study and Examination Regulations The study and examination regulations can be found on the website of the Office of Legal Affairs.

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