FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences

Institute of Management


At the FH JOANNEUM Institute of Management, you are getting the perfect know-how to be a successful player in the world of Global Business.

The Institute of Management focuses on meeting the challenges of the global economy.

The academic programs offered by the Institute of Management tailor to the needs of the market and the industry, and help you prepare for your future role in management in a diverse multicultural world, regardless of whether you plan to work in multinational or national businesses, in public or private sectors, in enterprises or non-profit organizations, in industry or service sectors.

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  • Theory and Practice: The Institute of Management manages regional and international projects in cooperation with companies and institutions in trade and industry, banking and insurance, tourism and healthcare. Working in close cooperation with business and industry, the master programs provide you the opportunity to put acquired knowledge into practice, to learn and participate in the development of innovative solutions for topical issues in applied research projects.
  • Think and Act global: The Institute of Management’s international network of academic and corporate partners enables you to gain valuable experience abroad by spending a semester at a foreign university or completing an internship at an international company.
  • Study in small groups: Teaching is conducted in small teams, ensuring you tailored support from our experienced lecturers.
  • Interdisciplinary: As an active player in national and international R&D in a variety of topics, the Institute guarantees you the opportunity of meeting and working with outstanding staff and specialists in selected cutting-edge fields.
  • Excellent job prospects: The practice-oriented education, along with the cultivation of intercultural competences qualifies you to take up a leading management role – both in Austrian companies as well as in trading centers and future markets around the world.

Our Locations

Our master programs are offered in Graz and Bad Gleichenberg.

Graz: Graz is listed in the UNESCO world heritage site as a historic center. Complemented by its medieval flair and bustling urban atmosphere, Graz is the second largest city in Austria hosting eight universities and around 50,000 students. Well known for being the "Eco-city" and the "City of Design", Graz is a talent pool that numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations think highly of.

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Bad Gleichenberg: Bad Gleichenberg is known for being the traditional health resort in the heart of the Styrian spa region. Blessed with its rich natural resources, Bad Gleichenberg has developed several renowned training centers for the tourism and hospitality industry with a focus on wellness and treatment, making it an ideal location for the studies of health care and management.


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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MBA International Hospitality and Spa Management

Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 semesters October 2017 Austria Bad Gleichenberg

This innovative MBA programme is designed both for people presently working as managers in the hospitality and spa industry or in health tourism and for those planning to do so in the future. [+]

Program description Participants in this postgraduate degree program are trained as management executives for the hotel and spa sector. Meeting the challenges along with the ever-growing wellness trend, this unique program focuses on both day-to-day management as well as long-term strategic planning. The part-time structure of the program enables participants to immediately put what they have learned into practice. The core modules include: Spa Management, Quality Management, Hospitality Management, International Law in Tourism, International Management in Tourism, Social Skills, Leadership, Strategic and Operative Management, Wellness, Workplace Health Promotion, Sales, eTourism, Social Media, Business Planning, Cross Cultural Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Final Project Work. Career Prospects Graduates will have an integrative understanding of the diverse requirements for operative and strategic tasks in hospitality and spa management and will continually expand this expertise through their professional activities. With the focus on managing the interface between health and tourism, graduates will go on to successful careers in a variety of professional roles, such as spa manager, marketing and sales manager in hotels, strategic corporate planning expert, coordinator of human resources, project manager, self-employed consultant and many more. Facts Academic Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA) Mode of Study: Part-time / 4 Semesters / 120 ECTS Language of Instruction: English Head of Degree Program: Mag. (FH) Daniel Binder Person Campus: FH JOANNEUM Bad Gleichenberg Tuition fee: 3,500 € per Semester Next Start: October 2017 Application deadline: end of June 2017 Our Industry Supporters’ Testimonials "Today's hospitality industry leaders require a better understanding of the new competitive landscape, such as dealing with institutional owners, developing e-commerce strategies, revenue management, international law and strategic management, rather than just tactical operational issues. The newly established master degree in International Hospitality and Spa Management covers exactly these and other important topics. It ensures that its students are well equipped with the latest industry knowledge to further enhance their career opportunities in the future." Markus Platzer General Manager ANA InterContinental Tokyo "With 180,000 spa managers working in the industry and only 4,000 in education, there is no doubt that we are lacking qualified spa managers. I truly welcome FH JOANNEUM's comprehensive and accomplished spa management program and look forward to see it evolve." Anna Bjurstam Raison d’Etre, Six Senses "Our graduates can manage a spa as a business unit or as an independent company, but they are also prepared to manage hotels and in that context to make spa-related business decisions." Daniel Binder, Head of Program [-]


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Fachhochschule Joanneum

Address Alte Poststraße 149
8020 Graz, Austria
Website https://fh-joanneum.at/en/
Phone +43 316 54530