MSc Sustainability & Responsible Management
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.
- 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
Management Models and Standards
- International CSR Standards
- Risk Management
- Diversity Management
- Energy Management/Environmental Management
Change and Transformation
- Change Management
- Creating Shared Value
- Impact measurement of CSR
Framework Conditions for CSR
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Macroeconomic Framework for CSR in Austria and Europe
- CSR Networks
- Future-oriented Personality & Resilience
- Collaboration, Cooperation, Empowerment: Skills Training
- Workshop Design, Moderation and Presentation-techniques
- Climate Plan Simulation Game
- Organisational Culture and organisational Analysis
- Strategic Sustainability Management
- Sustainable Innovation & New-Business Models
- Adaptive Management
- Circular Economy
- Governance & Ethical Compliance
- Responsible Leadership & Ethical Dilemma Management
- Integration of the SDGs
- Responsible Finance & Impact Investment
- Integrated Reporting
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Compass & Reporting
- Responsible Marketing & Advertising
- Sustainability Business Case
- Master thesis
Mag.a Karin Huber-Heim, Scientific Director, UAS Lecturer, CSR and communication
"A sustainable economy needs managers with integrity and foresight. Our program trains executives who are able to manage the complexity of global value chains as well as the claims of different stakeholders responsibly."
Mag. Reinhard Friesenbichler, lecturer
"Ultimately, it is the financial market that makes ressources available for or withdrawn them from companies and projects. To understand and to use this is the core issue of a sustainable investment."
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