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Qualification: Diploma in organisation (vs) (no legal status)

Diploma in organisation (vs) (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:

(general competences) 

  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of processes, process-based organisations and master continuous improvement,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of the wide selection of approaches, models, tools and standards for constant improvement of the quality of an organisation and their application in a real environment,
  • apply and develop methods and techniques for successful and effective mastery of processes and constant improvement of the quality of work, products and services,
  • analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge flexibly in practice,
  • master research methods, procedures and processes in the field of organisational studies,
  • establish and maintain cooperative relations for work in a group and with other interested persons, along with creative dialogue,
  • develop critical and self-critical assessment,
  • understand the importance of quality and strive for quality of professional work through autonomy, (self-)criticism, (self-) reflection and (self-)evaluation in professional work,
  • demonstrate a capacity for ethical reflection and a commitment to professional ethics in the social setting,
  • master organisational changes in an organisation as a response to changes in the environment,
  • show sensitivity to people, guide relationships between them and develop communication skills in the local and international environment,
  • establish and maintain partner relations with all interested persons (clients, employees, owners, the social environment),
  • manage a department and/or group, organise active and independent work and train employees,
  • integrate knowledge of various subjects in an interdisciplinary manner,
  • provide mentorship, pursue professional development and lifelong learning,

(subject-specific competences)

  • internationalise the building blocks of modern organisation theory founded on the organisation as target-oriented relationships between people,
  • show knowledge and understanding of the autopoietic concept of mastering quality and excellence founded on the spiral-screw sequence of plan-do-check-act,
  • understand and use modern theories of organisation in a practical setting,
  • master the methodology and technology of research in the field of organisational studies,
  • understand mathematical and statistical laws with emphasis on their practical application,
  • actively master communication in a foreign language, with advanced knowledge of terminology in the field of organisational studies,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and understanding the philosophy, approaches, models, tools and standards of integral quality and business excellence and their application in practice,
  • recognise, master and constantly improve processes in an organisation and combine them into an integral process system,
  • recognise the decisive importance of a focus on the demands and expectations of clients, and master basic approaches and methods of marketing,
  • demonstrate familiarity with the fundamental concepts of the process of developing new products and services,
  • understand the approaches and models of high-quality mastery of the process of product manufacture and services,
  • recognise and master partner relations with suppliers or in the entire supply chain, sales and post-sales,
  • understand and master logistical processes and their interconnection with other processes in an organisation,
  • master key practical approaches in the area of managing people in terms of releasing their creative potentials,
  • recognise and master key aspects of the economics of an organisation,
  • master basic knowledge and practical approaches necessary for effective and successful mastery of the system of leading an organisation, with emphasis on leading by example, business communication, managing projects, computerisation of processes and systemic thinking,
  • master and constantly improve work in production or service organisations.

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

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Independent higher education institution, Faculty of Organisational Studies

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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Students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme to complete their studies.

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura; or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Ways to acquire: 

Students must meet all requirements defined by the study programme to complete their studies.