Organization Studies

University of Innsbruck

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The goal of the Master's Programme Organization Studies at the University of Innsbruck is to develop reflective organizational competence. It is a highly interdisciplinary program, incorporating elements of the social sciences.


It has a strongly international orientation and emphasizes the value of openness toward foreign ways of thought and life. In accordance with this profile, the programme is held entirely in English, involving instructors from leading international universities.

The Organization Studies programme at the University of Innsbruck conveys knowledge on various levels: Conceptual knowledge provides a comprehensive view of the work and function of organizations within their societal context, promoting the development of new perspectives. Methodological knowledge enables complex organizational connections to be analyzed and created. Elements of reflective learning offer the opportunity to further develop personal, social and communicative competences and to assume a critical-constructive posture toward self and others. As reflective practitioners and experts in complexity, graduates are able to comprehend and create complex organizational connections in a socially responsible manner and to contribute to their further development through creative impulses. 

Graduates possess highly specialized knowledge for the analysis and development of processes and structures in organizations. They possess knowledge of the concepts and theories for the analysis and design of organizational processes; of methods for the design and development of change processes in organizations; and of the social competences required to plan and implement responsible decisions in management areas.

Career opportunities

  • Management functions requiring specific organizational competences, such as personnel management, personnel development, knowledge management, creating communication relationships with internal and external stakeholders of organizations;
  • Specific organization types, such as non-profit organizations, public organizations and expert organizations (universities of applied science, media organizations, hospitals);
  • Organizational consulting: the programme offers a solid basis for entry into this area;
  • Academic careers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Organization Studies 
  • Organizational Design 
  • Communication and Conflict 
  • Interventions in Organizations 
  • Organizational Dynamics and Change 
  • Organizational Analysis: Research Methods 
  • Organizational Knowledge and Management Development 
  • Elective Modules

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck - Bachelor's Programme in Management and Economics
  • Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field
  • Apply online for your intended study programme
  • In order to be admitted to a study programme you have to register in person at the Admission Department and bring along the official “Letter of Acceptance” (Mitteilung) of the Universität Innsbruck, your photo ID and everything asked for in the “Letter of Acceptance”
  • At the moment for Non-EEA-citizens it is not possible to apply online

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.


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Organization Studies
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