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The Theory and Practice of Management

The part-time academic MBA program is a management course of studies preparing for a leading management position. The MBA degree will enalbe you to overcome entrepreneurial challenges, make strategic decisions and successfully perform leadership tasks. This degree is of interest for both participants coming from a business background and for those who specialized in different fields and want to qualify themselves in the managerial area. IfM offers you an individual structure of your studies as well as extensive support on your way to success!

Why study at IfM?

Our MBA program, in cooperation with the Alpen-Adria-University in Klagenfurt, offers you numerous advantages and fulfils the highest quality standards in management training. The Executive MBA program at the IfM - Institute für Management is accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Administration Accreditation). This international seal of quality implies highest quality and comparable standards. The MBA program, with Univ.-Prof. Dkfm. Dr. Gerhard A. Wüherer as academic director of the faculty, stands due to following quality characteristics:

  • Starting the MBA program is possible several times a year
  • The MBA's modular structure enables a flexible planning of your studies
  • Individual examination dates can be arranged with the IfM-Team
  • The content of our MBA program is highly focused on managerial practice
  • Transfer of knowledge by renowned professors
  • Consistent international orientation
  • Personal support from the lecturers and the IfM-Team

Your success with us can begin immediately - contact us now und find out more about the part-time MBA program at the Institute for Management in Salzburg.

Target group and admission criteria

The MBA program at the IfM in Salzburg prepares students for a successful career in management and business administration. This practice-oriented further education to the Master of Business Administration is suitable for:

  • Executives, entrepreneurs and management trainees with several years of work experience
  • Full-time working individuals who aspire an academic degree by part-time studies
  • Individuals who want to complete their existing knowledge with a high-quality management education

The following requirements are defined for admission to the MBA program:

  • State-approved degree: minimum academic requirement is a bachelor's degree or an equivalent university degree
  • In particular cases, individuals who do not have a university degree may also be admitted to the program. For this purpose, a general qualification for university entrance and at least 5 years of professional experience are necessary

Content and Structure of the Course

Our MBA program with 90 ECTS is modular and gives you plenty of freedom for your individual study planning. The modular structure of our MBA program provides a high level of flexibility and allows perfect coordination of studies, work and private life. A start is possible several times a year!


The program is made up of 38,5 days of attendence held in the national language and in English and a 5-day Intercultural Exchange Seminar. The study period is equivalent to one academic year including private study and preparation. You can plan the order of the modules yourself according to your individual wishes and time reserves. The participants themselves determine the order and time of the individual compulsory and optional subjects. According to our experience you can assume an average program duration of 18 months.

Compulsory subjects

  • General Business Administration
  • Finance & Controlling
  • Corporate Management & Organization
  • International Marketing
  • Integrated Corporate Planning & Management (business game)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Law
  • Leadership
  • Academic Writing
  • Intercultural Exchange Seminar


  • Intercultural Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Change Management
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Personal Skills

Examination and closure

Your examination dates at the IfM will be arranged individually. In this way you can optimally adapt your studies to your professional and private life. The topics of the assignments within the framework of your studies can be combined or selected with practical topics from your own professional environment. In addition to assignments, presentations and written exams students have to write and defend a master’s thesis. The thesis may deal with a specific project or management issue from the student’s work life.

Through the topics and concepts, you develop during your studies, you will achieve an effective practical benefit for yourself and your personal as well as professional future development.

Course fees

The fee of EUR 24.800 is tax-free and includes:

  • Personal consultation
  • Admission fee
  • Examination fees
  • Study documents and scripts
  • Access to the "my-IfM" online portal
  • Thesis support
  • Meals and beverages at the study venue
  • Invitation to IfM network events
  • Graduation ceremony

There are various funding options for financing the MBA studies. We recommend talking to your tax advisor about the tax deductibility of your continuing education.

We are happy to answer your questions!

The MBA course is a postgraduate principally a generalist oriented management course. In the meantime, various specialized MBA courses have established themselves on the market. For about 25 years, the Master of Business Administraion - MBA for short - has been the most recognised postgraduate degree of our time. Not without reason - because the course enables excellent entrepreneurial and practice-oriented continuing education at the highest academic level.

A completed bachelor's, master's or diploma degree. Individuals who have not completed their studies may also be admitted to the university course. The requirement is that these applicants have a general university entrance qualification (A-levels, university entrance qualification) and 5 years of relevant professional experience.
The part-time Bachelor studies at the IfM can be directly followed by the MBA studies at the IfM.

Yes - You can also start an MBA without having completed a pre-study if you have

  • The general university entrance qualification and
  • 5 years' relevant professional experience

The part-time MBA program at IfM combines academic knowledge with practical application. The MBA at the IfM in Salzburg is flexibly structured and can be completed in the best possible way alongside career, family and hobbies.

  • Study starts several times a year
  • Modular structire - flexible study planning
  • Individual examination dates
  • Orientation towards entrepreneurial practice
  • Renowned professors
  • International focus
  • Personal support

A Master's program lasts between two and four semesters, depending on the crediting options for preliminary studies. The part-time MBA program at IfM is completed by the participants in an average of 18 months.

The part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the IfM consists of the following compulsory subjects and focal points:

  • General Business Administration
  • Finance & Controlling
  • Corporate Management & Organization
  • International Marketing
  • Integrated Corporate Planning & Management (business game)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Business Law
  • Leadership
  • Academic Writing
  • Intercultural Exchange Seminar

In addition, three optional subjects must be taken during the course:

  • Intercultural Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Change Management
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Personal Skills

Due to is excellent internationl reputation, the MBA confirms its position as a qualification for top management. Many graduates have several years of professional experience and mostly also leadership experience. The MBA updates academic knowledge and is a perfect stepping stone to the top.

The MBA is based on a general management course. The target group of an MBA program are executives or prospective executives who would like to acquire general business knowledge and leadership skills in addition to their specialist knowledge. MBA candidates want to acquire a degree in a relatively short period of time. The PhD focuses on the dissertation. With the PhD, attendance at university is hardly necessary. In this respect, the word "study" is also somewhat ambiguous. The doctorate is the adacemic scientific highlight if you do not want to work as a professor - which would require a habilitation. By the way, this is unusual in the USA and therefore the PhD is the highest academic honour there. 

The funding spectrum is broad and highly diverse. There are hardly any fixed state subsidies except for tax deductibility for all expenses (travel expenses, books, etc.) and tuition fees. It is highly recommended talking to your tax advisor about this. The IfM will be happy to assist you.  

Maybe a full-time study, but this is hardly possible besides the job. You would have to take educational leave, which leads to a career interruption. The MBA is the best in-service training for your success!

Student Advisory Service

You want to boost your career, reorient yourself and invest in your future? We will be glad to answer your questions around the MBA study and to explain the individual study concept at the IfM Salzburg. Please contact us for any further information or make an appointment for an individual consultation - simply make an appointment with us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at +43 (0)662 66 86 280

Get in touch with graduates of the MBA program at IfM and you will not only receive information about the MBA program but also about how the program has affected the graduates' network, career and personal progress.



38,5 Attendance days divided into 2-3 days of blocked modules
Intercultural study visit of 5 days
average study duration 18 months


90 ECTS, individual study planning and examination dates, designed fo in-service-training with maximum flexibility

Dates & Events

Start dates several times a year


German and English


Salzburg, Castle Leopoldskron


completed studies or general university entrance qualification and 5 years of professional experience

 Academic degree

Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt


€ 24.800,-- (tax-exempt)
incl. admission, examination and tuition fees, scripts, meals and drinks, online portal my-IfM, graduation ceremony, network events.
Individual payment agreement

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