FHWien der WKW

Organizational & Human Resources Development

  • MA
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 4 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 34 places
Application period
from 09.01.2024 to 25.03.2024

Accompanying change

In the Master’s degree program Organizational & Human Resources Development, you will develop knowledge and skills so that you can advise and support companies and people in change processes, using strategically oriented organizational and HR development methods.
The two-year practically-relevant part-time course is geared towards:

  • Graduates with social and business studies degrees.
  • People with experience in human resources, who want to further improve their skills with a degree from a university of applied sciences.
  • External consultants who want to increase their efficiency through a more detailed knowledge base

You will learn skills in the areas of coaching and moderation, be better equipped to reflect upon yourself and others and will improve your social skills with a combination of theory and practice. You will generate assessable added value for companies and be in a position to create and implement target-oriented organizational and human resources development concepts. You will also have found your own approaches for organization and human resources development. Change processes, personnel diagnostics, personnel development and organizational development projects will be second nature to you.


  • Organizational culture and development in the digitalized, global world of work
  • Strategic and International Human Resources Development, HRM
  • Elective: Coaching Application OR Law in Human Resources Management
  • Practical projects with well-known companies
  • Development of interdisciplinary technical and methodological competencies
  • Coaching certificate
  • Certification opportunity in cooperation with Austrian Standards: “Expert in Labor Law in Human Resource Management”

Focus & Qualifications

Core content of the degree program

The degree program is built upon the core areas of:

  • Organizational development
  • Personnel development
  • Corporate action
  • Coaching
  • Specialization/Elective from the 3rd Semester: Coaching or Law in HRM

Practical relevance

90% of our lecturers are practitioners. Students are thus given first-hand sound knowledge and can make valuable contacts during their degree program.

Modern teaching methods

The Department of Human Resources & Organization teaches integrated classes instead of holding classic lectures. New content is discussed and reflected in classes, leading directly to new knowledge. Communication and social skills are perfected in the form of workshops. The Master’s thesis is developed from the second semester onwards and the degree program is completed in the fourth semester with a Master’s examination.

Entry requirements

Completed relevant Bachelor’s degree program or completed degree with equal academic value at a recognized domestic or international post-secondary educational institution.


Application mode:

Application time:
January 9 to March 25, 2024

Appointment for the admissions process:
March, April, May

Admission procedure:
Online registration, sending application documents, computer-based admissions test, degree-program specific admissions procedure (personal interview)

Start of studies:

Study information days:
Dates on the website: https://www.fh-wien.ac.at/en/?cat=44&post_type=event#start

Tuition fee:
Euro 363.36 per semester (excl. Austrian students’ union fee)

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