The Fast Track to Engineering Leadership Starts Here

Our Executive MBA will equip you with the business acumen to lead at the highest levels of any engineering organization. Become a sought-after leader, enhance your project and quality management skills, and develop your leadership abilities.

Caltech's Center for Technology and Management Education (CTME) teams with TU Wien to offer a groundbreaking Engineering Management MBA Program tailored for professionals that will prepare you for leadership roles in high-tech industries.

 

Choose from 3 Specializations

Operations & Supply Chain Management

Operations & Supply Chain Management

Being educated by experienced professionals: US experts train your skills to understand and control processes in logistics, production and global supply chains.

Deep Tech

deep tech

You'll be introduced to cutting-edge technologies such as AI, IoT, quantum computing, and biotechnology through a mix of case discussions, lab demonstrations, lectures, and readings.

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Focus on practical methods and tools to determine user requirements, define and effectively verify robust system architectures and designs so that products work as intended.

What is the program about

  1. Gain the skills for a leadership role in engineering
    This Executive MBA provides interdisciplinary skills for project management, quality management and engineering project management. Your leadership abilities will be strengthened through the program.

  2. Advance your career
    The program qualifies you for sought-after management and leadership roles in engineering, production, technology, logistics, systems engineering, IT, data science and public service.

  3. Learn from industry experts
    Study a practice-oriented curriculum developed in cooperation with leading companies in the engineering and technology sector.

  4. Build a strong professional network
    Connect with like-minded peers and professors with extensive industry experience. Develop relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

Why TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education?

At TU Wien Academy for Continuing Education, we are committed to providing our students with high-quality education and training that meets the demands of today's rapidly changing world. With over 200 years of experience in science and engineering, TU Wien is one of the most respected technical universities in Europe.

 

TU Wien

A Rigorous Curriculum Tailored to Technical Professionals

You will learn the core tasks of management to ensure financial performance and operational processes:

  • Corporate accounting, basic financial principles, financing and valuation problems
  • Economic policy and macroeconomic contexts, central economic theories and concepts
  • Data Science and Technology Management, Big Data - applicability  and assessment
  • Statistical methods for collecting and analyzing data
  • Innovation management
  • Marketing analysis, strategic marketing plans and consumer behavior
  • Control with performance indicators and financial key figures 

In our Base Camp on "Management & Technology," you'll enhance your expertise in "Finance, Accounting & Economics," "Managing Technologies," and "Strategy & Marketing." Here are the key takeaways for each area:

Finance, Accounting & Economics:

  • Understand internal and external corporate accounting, applying them for business decisions.
  • Solve financing and valuation issues using fundamental financial principles.
  • Analyze macroeconomic relationships, economic policy measures, and market economy consequences.

Managing Technologies:

  • Grasp data science and technology management fundamentals.
  • Select appropriate data collection methods, employ estimation procedures, and analyze results from sample surveys.
  • Apply probability and statistics concepts to analyze data sets.
  • Evaluate the impact of big data on business and its practical applications.
  • Understand new technologies from a management standpoint and assess their influence on the workplace.
  • Comprehend innovation processes at the company level, utilizing vital innovation management tools and strategies.

Marketing & Strategy:

  • Discuss core marketing and consumer behavior topics and apply them in practical scenarios.
  • Develop specific marketing analyses and strategic marketing plans.
  • Understand the complexities of global business processes in a dynamic, competitive environment.
  • Apply interdisciplinary knowledge to solve real-world problems.
  • Learn strategic management for internationally operating companies using performance indicators and financial ratios.

Learning Outcomes

After positive completion of the module, students are able to:

  • Acquire advanced leadership skills to manage teams in technology-driven supply chain environments effectively
  • Cultivate a growth mindset and adaptive behaviors to navigate the rapidly evolving supply chain management landscape
  • Implement innovative managerial processes to optimize supply chain operations for technology organizations
  • Master technical skills related to cutting-edge technologies in advanced manufacturing and precision manufacturing
  • Gain insights into the latest materials advancements and their impact on supply chain management
  • Leverage AI-enabled improvements for information security and decision-making in supply chain operations
  • Enhance strategic thinking to identify opportunities for process improvements, cost reduction, and increased efficiency in supply chains
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of global supply chain orchestration, manufacturing, and distribution networks
  • Foster cross-functional collaboration and communication skills to drive innovation and streamline supply chain processes
  • Apply emotional intelligence techniques to lead high-performing teams and foster a culture of continuous improvement in supply chain management

Content

In the module, the following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding advanced technologies: AI, IoT, robotics, biotechnology, quantum computing, and their impact on businesses and industries
  • Future thinking and forecasting: Developing strategic foresight to inform decision-making and navigate technological advancements under multiple scenarios
  • Building an innovation agenda: Creating a competitive edge at the product, enterprise, and industry levels through innovation strategies
  • Competitive business models and systems thinking: Leveraging platform strategies, multi-sided markets, and systems dynamics to identify new value propositions and their implications 
  • Managing innovation and R&D: Leading product development and teams charged with innovation initiatives
  • Organization design and transformation: Adapting technology organizations to the future of work through effective leadership and change management
  • Intellectual property and commercialization: Strategies for technology transfer, protecting innovations, and successfully bringing new technologies to market

Learning Outcomes

After positive completion of the module, students are able to:

  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of advanced technologies, including AI, IoT, robotics, biotechnology, and quantum computing, and their potential impact on businesses and industries
  • Develop the ability to think critically about the long-term implications of technology adoption and create strategic forecasts to inform decision-making
  • Master techniques for building and executing an innovation agenda at the product, enterprise, and industry levels to maintain a competitive edge in the market
  • Learn to design competitive business models using systems thinking and strategic options to create new value propositions
  • Gain insights into effectively managing strategic product development, leading R&D and technical teams, and driving innovation through internal ventures, spinouts, or within collaborative networks
  • Develop skills in organization design, leading change, and managing transformations in technology organizations to adapt to the future of work
  • Understand the principles of intellectual property strategy, technology transfer, and commercialization to successfully bring new technologies to market

Content

In the module, the following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding advanced technologies: AI, IoT, robotics, biotechnology, quantum computing, and their impact on businesses and industries.
  • Future thinking and forecasting: Developing strategic foresight to inform decision-making and navigate technological advancements under multiple scenarios
  • Building an innovation agenda: Creating a competitive edge at the product, enterprise, and industry levels through innovation strategies
  • Competitive business models and systems thinking: Leveraging platform strategies, multi-sided markets, and systems dynamics to identify new value propositions and their implications
  • Managing innovation and R&D: Leading product development and teams charged with innovation initiatives
  • Organization design and transformation: Adapting technology organizations to the future of work through effective leadership and change management
  • Intellectual property and commercialization: Strategies for technology transfer, protecting innovations, and successfully bringing new technologies to market

Learning Outcomes

After positive completion of the module, students are able to:

  • Explore systems thinking/systems engineering state-of-the-art and life-cycle challenges
  • Analyze stakeholder needs and develop clearly stated requirements
  • Conduct mission analysis and articulate a Concept of Operations
  • Assess requirements through Context Diagrams, System Boundary Diagrams, Functional Block Diagrams (FFBD), and Design Structure Matrices (DSM)
  • Architect systems, sub-systems, interfaces and interactions, hierarchies and hand-offs
  • Assess the maturity of technologies and interfaces between technologies
  • Evolve innovative design approaches for performance and trade-offs while managing change
  • Engineer for specialized outcomes such as Design for Manufacturing, Design-to-Cost, Maintainability and Usability
  • Define cost-effective verification and validation strategies
  • Effectively support overall program cost, schedule and risk management
  • Differentiate between agile frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Lean, and select the most appropriate for a project
  • Examine Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and approaches using SysML.

Content

In the module, the following topics will be covered:

  • Systems Thinking
  • Systems Engineering Roles
  • Systems Engineering Vee and Diamond
  • Stakeholder Needs Analysis
  • Functional Analysis
  • Defining System Requirements
  • System Specifications
  • System Architecture
  • Design and Integration
  • Decision Analysis
  • Verification and Validation
  • Engineering Specialties
  • Agile Frameworks
  • Systems Engineering Role in Program Management
  • Risk Management
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering

  • Project Initiation: Understanding how to define project objectives, scope, and stakeholders. Learning how to create a project charter.

  • Project Planning: Developing comprehensive project plans, including work breakdown structures (WBS), schedules, resource allocation, and risk management plans.

  • Project Execution: Implementing the project plan, managing project teams, and ensuring that tasks are completed as per the schedule and budget.

  • Project Monitoring and Controlling: Learning to track project progress, identify deviations from the plan, and take corrective actions as needed to keep the project on track.

  • Risk Management: Identifying, assessing, and mitigating project risks to minimize their impact on the project's success.

  • Quality Management: Understanding how to define and measure project quality, and ensuring that project deliverables meet the required standards.

  • Communication Management: Learning effective communication strategies to keep stakeholders informed and engaged throughout the project.

  • Resource Management: Managing project resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to optimize project performance.

  • Project Closure: The process of formally closing out a project, including evaluating its success, obtaining final approvals, and documenting lessons learned.

  • International Project Management: Special considerations for managing projects that involve international teams, cultural differences, and potentially remote work environments.

  • Certification Preparation: Preparing for the IPMA certification exam

In your Master's thesis, you will work independently on a problem in a topic area of your own choice, in terms of content and using scientific methods. In most cases, this is a question with practical relevance to your own working environment.

3 reasons to apply

Become a sought-after leader in engineering and technology

leadership

Gain the management and leadership skills to advance your career in engineering, production, and technology roles.

Develop innovative thinking

innovation

Learn how to develop innovative models and concepts to solve complex problems within engineering frameworks.

A flexible program for working professionals

flexible

Study part-time in a modular format to fit around your work schedule. Gain valuable skills and earn an Executive MBA without interrupting your career.

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