The TU Wien offers a MBA program for (future) managers in the automotive and supplier industry. The intention of the MBA Automotive Industry is to transfer knowledge on the design and management of business processes in the automotive industry and its suppliers. The networking of theory, practice and case studies ensures that the knowledge acquired by the participants is directly applicable in the their company. The MBA program consists of general economic and subject-specific modules, which are designed by internationally renowned scientists and experts.

The MBA program is structured in modules and lasts 4 semesters.The lectures are held exclusively in English by recognized scientists and experts. In addition to the practice- and future-oriented transfer of knowledge, top-class business evenings and excursions to well-known companies round off the program.

Your key learnings at a glance:

  • Deep insights into the structures and processes in the automotive and supplier industry

  • Know-how for the target-oriented management of your company or organization

  • Participation and decision-making competence in management and new technologies

  • Strengthening your leadership personality

  • Exchange of practical knowledge & expansion of your automotive network with international participants and speakers

  • Current research results TU Wien & Fraunhofer Austria

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7 Reasons to study the  "Professional MBA Automotive Industry"

Managers in the automotive and supply industries have to meet different demands due to multi-sectoral requirements. Successful engineers and managers are those who are specialists not only in their field of expertise but who also have in-depth creative and decision-making abilities in related areas such as marketing, business management, law, protection of intellectual property, production, logistics quality management and teamwork.

The course offers participants access to international experts, content that is specifically tailored to the requirements of the industry, excursions to major automotive and supplier production sites, Business Evening with opinion leaders, cross-border cooperation between two major universities, and at the end, a fully certified academic degree – all within the framework of a continuing education course running in parallel with their professional life.  The lectures are conducted exclusively in English by major researchers and experts and are carefully designed to ensure a balanced combination of theory and practice.

The international students and the lecturers  are mostly working in the automotive and supply industry. There are other students who are working in other different areas, such as sales, R&D and other busiess areas. During the program they share the knowledge and experience.  

The automotive and component supply industry are faced with important challenges, such as changing customer behaviors of the so-called generation XYZ, new players on the market, e-mobility, digitalization, globalization and others. Who ignores trends in the automotive Industry loose the business. In order to hear the current and future challenges Business Evenings with Opinionleaders in the automotive industry will be oragnized.  As guest speakers, successful managers, executives and experts from the automotive and supply industries are usually selected who can give the participants a "different view of things".

The program aims to give the student the in depth looks at automotive industry not only in an overview and case studies but in detail. Students understand the specialties, problems, methods and upcoming trends in the automotive industry starting at brands; systems; development processes; the factory as a system, production systems, quality manageme,  planning and control up to the logistic processes. Being able to understand Automotive Industry holistically and to evaluate current development and visualize the future in an economic, managerial and technological way is the goal. At excursions and field trip  students will get more insights into structures ad process of the automotive industry on site. 

The exursions to companies in the automotive and supply industries provide participant to link theotry and practice.  Students are welcomed by the maganement of the compamy and can ask after the plant tour questions directly and discuss various topics. In this way students can see the practical implementation of the knowledge the they have acuqired in the real world and also can expand their skills. 

Through the excursions to Austrian, German, Hungarian and Slovak companies  the participants get to know different institutional regulations and different company cultures. In this way, the discussion of different cultures as well as different company cultures is promoted.

Because the automotive industry is fundamentally strongly export or import oriented, the industry only functions as an international network. The class consists of international students with different diverse academic and practical experiences in the automotive and supply industry. They create a climate that promotes international and intercultural cooperation and the discussion of international and intercultural aspects. In discussions and group work participants contribute their own perspective and their experience. The intercultural exchange or a mutual understanding process takes place on a professional as well as on a social level. 


Internationally renowned experts are members of this highly acclaimed faculty, based on their sound interdisciplinary specialized knowledge or on their extensive practical experience in the automotive and components supply industries.


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Program Management

Dr. Man-Wook Han, MSc.(OU)

Dr. Man-Wook Han, MSc.(OU)

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