Attitude and Success

Resource scarcity, climate change, financial crises, demographic developments, technological advances and international supply chains pose major challenges for responsible companies and organisations. New approaches and "out-of-the-box thinking" are more in demand than ever.

The master's course Sustainability & Responsible Management offers you innovative models to run businesses sustainably while maintaining their competitiveness. In 2014 the course was awarded the Sustainability Award for "Teaching and Curricula".

Your network is also sustainable: the UAS BFI Vienna is a member of respACT (Austrian Business Council for sustainable development) and a member of the UN Global Compact UNGC. The scientific director Mag.a Karin Huber-Heim is a member of the Austrian "UN Global Compact Steering Committee".

The UN‘s Sustainable Development Goals and the MIT Sloane School of Management‘s Climate Change Negotiation Simulation are an essential part of the curriculum. Thus you can span the arc from theory to practice and also experience the negotiating dynamics with different stakeholder groups.


The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are an integral part of the curriculum. You learn how to make the transition from theory to practice and extend your network by forging new contacts to key stakeholders.

Corporate Governance

  • Value Management and Ethics
  • CSR and Compliance
  • Precautionary Principle and Due Diligence

CSR and Stakeholder Communication

  • Stakeholder Theory, Mapping and Analysis
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • CSR Branding

Core Issues of Social Responsibility

  • Human Rights in Corporate Practice
  • Clean Production, Life Cycle Management and Climate Protection
  • Responsible Supply Chain
  • Anti-Corruption

The programme at a glance


Master of Science (MSc) in Sustainability and Responsible Management




EUR 9,500 (VAT-free, can be paid in instalments on request). Financial aid for applicants with primary residence in Vienna.


German and English


March 2020


Three semesters

Contact hours

  • One block week per semester
  • Friday afternoons and Saturdays (daytime) at three-week intervals
  • Blended learning units

Target groups

  • Managers in the public and private sectors, and at NGOs
  • CSR, environmental
  • HR, quality and communication managers
  • Corporate consultants and
  • Project managers

Admission requirements

  • Recognised academic degree (bachelor or higher) or equivalent (CSR Manager or Diversity and Inclusion Manager postgraduate programme)
  • Proof of necessary basic knowledge from a related degree programme (ECTS credits for CSR and diversity-related courses)
  • Good German and English skills, written application
  • Interview

Applicants who have completed the CSR Manager or Diversity and Inclusion Manager postgraduate programme can join the programme in semester 3.


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At the Executive Education Center your studies are ...

  • practice-oriented - with lecturers from industry and academics
  • innovative - through online and face-to-face offers
  • interdisciplinary - thanks to programmes from different fields
  • part-time - with compact study periods or online offers
  • familiar - in small, motivated groups with dedicated lecturers
  • international - connected to a worldwide network
  • affordable - thanks to deductibility and financial support