Project Management and Organisation
Project Management and Organisation
Project management serves as one of the pillars of a company’s economic success. For the realisation of projects, executives need comprehensive in-depth knowledge of project management, business analytical skills and social skills. The monitoring of change processes (change management) is one of the tasks of project managers, just as managing international projects. The master degree programme “Project Management and Organisation” offers an innovative, practical and at the same time scientific and profound academic training, which is suited to the needs of the economy.
- Management of complex temporary projects
- Management of project-focused companies
- Management of operational processes
Graduates of this programme can
- assume managerial responsibilities for international and complex projects and programmes
- implement and develop project management in organisations, and plan and manage project portfolios
- select suitable management approaches (conventional/agile/hybrid) according to the projects and companies in question and evaluate how they are being employed
- strategically manage project-focused organisations using interdisciplinary approaches and structure change
- prepare, analyse and evaluate start-ups
- analyse, evaluate, improve and manage process management and quality management systems
- exhibit good social, communication and intercultural skills as well as resilience
Richard Elsner, coordinator master programme project management and organisation
- Richard Elsner, BA
- Coordination of the study programme
- phone +43 1 720 12 86-51
Information about the programme (german)
The study programmes" Project Management and IT" (Bachelor) and "Project Management and Organisation" of the UAS BFI Vienna introduce themselves (German)
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ECTS and course information
Course Agile ProjectsECTS Credits 2.00Language EnglishCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • identify topical research questions, • explain agile project approaches with their processes and methods, and • carry out the tasks inherent in a respective role in a small agile project.
ECTS Credits 4.00Language GermanCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • identify topical research questions, • apply previously acquired PM knowledge to concrete current fields of application, problem areas and challenges in project management, • analyze professional literature using appropriate scientific methods, and • clearly communicate the results of the analysis to both lay as well as expert audiences.
Course Organizational DesignECTS Credits 3.00Language GermanCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • provide a methodologically sound outline of a suitable organizational view on projects and the organization of projects, • discuss organizational matters in a solution-oriented and interconnected manner, • apply the instruments of organizational and operational structure fitting for the business context, development stage and project orientation (depending on life cycle, environment, business size, etc.), • appropriately employ new and alternative concepts of organizational de-sign (virtual organization, modular organization, fractal organization, etc.), • carry out the practical realization of suitable organizational designs in various forms, • describe the areas of activity of change management as well as models of organizational change and organizational learning, and • classify the practice of organizational work also theoretically and explain it by means of selected organizational theory approaches.
Course Process ManagementECTS Credits 3.00Language EnglishCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • describe selected methods of process management and process improvement and illustrate their structure and context, • describe current trends in process management and illustrate their effects, • explain and distinguish the concepts of process reference, process maturity and process capability models, • develop a process landscape in keeping with the corporate strategy (in simple business contexts), • model and document processes using a standard notation, • analyze and improve existing processes and work out key indicators for process measurement, and • relate "process management" to the concepts "process-oriented quality management" and "integrated management systems".
Course Project Management ConceptsECTS Credits 2.00Language GermanCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, based on their consolidated knowledge of PM basics students will be able to explain • the interplay of core PM areas of responsibility, • commonalities and differences between leading procedure models, and • fields of activity for the leading procedure models and PM standards
ECTS Credits 3.00Language GermanCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • explain all relevant processes and tools of project management and their interplay, • on this basis, determine the suitable project design for specific project types and frameworks, and • explain the potential and limitations for utilizing information technology in project management.
ECTS Credits 1.00Language GermanCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in PM Concepts and PM Processes & Tools in typical project situations in a simulation game.
Course Quality and Risk ManagementECTS Credits 3.00Language EnglishCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • illustrate aims and principles of quality management, • illustrate aims and principles of risk management (on organization level), • explain the structure of quality and risk management systems as well as their interplay, • describe selected approaches of quality management systems and illustrate their particularities, advantages and disadvantages, • apply selected methods of quality management and risk management, • assess the interplay between quality/risk management and other business functions, and • actively co-design the risk and quality management of an organization in the role as manager/project manager
Course Responsible ManagementECTS Credits 2.00Language GermanCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • illustrate how management and project management are integrated in a broad context of economic, ecological and social factors, • outline essential concepts of sustainability, justice and decent work, • describe the effects of their (later) professional conduct on society and the natural environment, • assess their contribution to social responsibility and long-term sustainable development, and • apply these in their decisions as managers.
Course Strategic ManagementECTS Credits 3.00Language EnglishCurriculum PTSemester 1 WS
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to • name the basic elements of an organizational strategy, • illustrate strategic planning techniques and tools for strategic analysis, • outline the global sourcing strategies, roles and responsibilities of different units within an MNC (e.g. headquarters and subsidiaries), • perform a strategic analysis in a global setting, • apply analytical templates and other techniques in a holistic approach, • describe the strategic alternatives available to a business and devise a suitable strategy for the business by purposefully using strategic instruments, • explain cause-and-effect relationships and critically assess common management principles, • structure ideas and presentations both as individuals and as members of a team, and • analyze and present company and business context data.
Activities (only in German)
PM Symposium at the University of Applied Sciences on 10 June 2021
Das Projektteam der FH des BFI Wien gewinnt die Project Management Championship!
Neuer TeilnehmerInnenrekord beim PM Planspiel
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After completing my bachelor's degree in "Project Management and IT", I wanted to focus more intensively on the management aspects of companies. Since I am professionally responsible for IT and organizational development projects, the master's program "Project Management and Organization" seemed ideal to me.
The broadly based subject areas of this practice-oriented course of studies are optimally adapted to the professional challenges. The acquisition of valuable competences is made possible with this study.