FH Upper Austria

Leading Transformation for Impact Organizations

  • Master of Arts in Business
  • Extra occupational
  • English, German
  • 4 Semesters
  • Linz, Vienna and with project partners
  • 20 Places

Responsible Transformation for Organizations, People & the Planet

In a world of rapid change, our mission is to create sustainable impact. The master‘s degree program “Leading Transformation” goes beyond a conventional education – rather, it is a call to all “impact makers” who courageously lead the transformation for humanity and our precious planet.

During your studies, you will learn the art of transformation in the following areas: 

•    Transformation Management & Design
•    Digital Transformation
•    Organization & Leadership Transformation
•    Socio-Ecology Transformation

You will be empowered to bring about both positive social and ecological change in organizations. Our teaching approach not only provides an in-depth understanding of digitalization, sustainability and organizational change, but also offers you the opportunity to participate in short-term programs at our partner universities.

For anyone who wants to make companies more ecological, digital and social.


→ Transformative Change: Society, Ecology & Digital Transformation

→ Purpose-driven Organizations & Ecosystems

→ Digital Leadership, New Work & Life Design

→ Sustainability, Impact Management & Impact Investing

→ Digital for Good, Digital Humanism, Inclusion & Ethics

→ Brand Building, Social Psychology & Behavioral Change

In the second year of your degree program, you can choose from a wide range of compulsory electives 2, including Regenerative Cultures & Leadership, Ecopsychology, SMART Cities & Regions, eSports Management, Holistic Health Management, Creative Economy Management or HR Transformation and Team Dynamics.

Graduates are qualified to work internationally as Transformation Experts, Organizational Developers and Chief Transformation Officers, Digital Managers, Sustainability Managers, Social & Sustainable Entrepreneurs, Digital Transformation and Sustainability Consultants as well as Fundraising Managers and Community Managers.

*This study program is subject to approval by AQ Austria and, following approval, scheduled to start in fall 2024.

Entry requirements

Degree with courses as follows: Social Sciences, Humanities and Economics of at least 30 ECTS;
German language skills level C1; English language skills level B2


Application mode:

Application time:

Appointment for the admissions process:
on a regular basis

Admission procedure:

Start of studies:
Winter Semester

Tuition fee:
For students from EU and EEA countries: EUR 363.36 per semester + ÖH (Austrian Student Union) contribution  For students from non-member states: EUR 726.72 per semester + ÖH (Austrian Student Union) contribution. Merit-based scholarships are available.

No internship. But the curriculum allows for a semester abroad or short-term stays in the 3rd and 4th semesters. The Transformation Lab, the Transformative Change Project and the International Days also offer an ideal opportunity to make international contacts. Courses are also offered in English every semester to prepare students for working in an international environment.

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