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Master's programme Behavioral Counseling

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year professional experience in related field (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 5 semesters while working (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 1,750

Behavioral Counseling, an extra-occupational programme for advanced training, teaches and expands knowledge and skills to pursue and develop demanding counselling activities in mental health and educational facilities; beside taking a behavioural approach, it is also using behavioural methods. All skills taught are closely connected to the students’ daily practice: At first they are trained within the protected teaching environment, then transferred to actual practice under controlled conditions and finally, during the practical semester, implemented into the daily routine. Evaluation and supervision are of particular importance. Behavioural orientation is a forward-looking approach in mental health and educational practice; it takes into account intervention-related and socio-political developments, e.g. demands for basing findings on evidence and for professional quality management; moreover, it can be implemented into all mental health and educational counselling situations.

Programme Structure

The programme takes five semesters and is a combination of self-study, contact periods (every two to three weeks mainly on Fridays and Saturdays) and practical periods. During the first semester, students gain deeper knowledge regarding normative aspects, methodical research and media science. During the second and third semester, students acquire skills in behaviour-oriented counselling of individuals and groups (preparing behavioural analyses; planning, carrying out and evaluating behaviour-oriented interventions). The fourth semester (practical semester) is used to perform supervised behavioural counselling in institutions/facilities. Students will now put their previously acquired skills and expertise into practice. The Master’s thesis will be written during the fifth semester.

Career Perspectives

After completing the programme, graduates will be enabled to take over responsible positions in all areas of mental health and educational counselling. This includes, among others, work with children/youth (e.g. child guidance), counselling within schools, clinical social work (e.g. psychiatric clinics), work with disabled persons or in geriatric institutions, with migrants (e.g. integration support), or counselling for special occasions (e.g. marriage counselling).

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Franz J. Schermer

Phone +49 931 3511-6305
E-Mail smvb.cw[at]fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Behavioral Counseling (German only)

Programme offered by

Campus for Professional Development
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Master's programme Business with Europe

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year professional experience (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: international partner universities

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 6,250 for 3 semesters

Students with a minimum of one year work experience in different corporate functions will study this master’s programme full-time to prepare for taking over executive positions. Future work locations are usually in a European company located outside Europe or in a non-European company operating in Germany. This two-way possibility of students' areas of activity is treated in all modules; additionally, the international aspect is especially stressed in specific courses Students have the choice of two specialisations. Currently, there are Marketing and Finance with two modules each.

Programme Structure

The first semester takes place at a partner university abroad. In lectures and tutorials as well as from case studies students learn about the main corporate functions in an international business environment which involve management activities (e.g. marketing/sales, finance, HR, operations). The second semester takes place in Schweinfurt and concentrates on the students’ preparation for their international assignment in Europe. Depending on where they see their own future, students then can choose whether they want to spend the third semester in Schweinfurt or at a partner university abroad. In the last semester and in addition to preparing their final thesis, students choose two modules from an area of specialisation.

Career Perspectives

Taking over executive positions in an internationally operating company with a location in Europe or in a non-European country.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and/or programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Uwe Sponholz
Room 6.1.09
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8409
E-Mail uwe.sponholz@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!

Website of the Master's programme Business with Europe

Programme offered by

Campus for Professional Development
Faculty of Business and Engineering

Master's programme Compliance and Data Privacy & Security

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year professional experience (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 5 semesters (actual duration 3 semesters where appropriate) (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 4,350 per semester

The master’s programme Compliance and Data Privacy & Security aims at developing experts and management specialists in the area of compliance, data protection, and systematic prevention of criminal offences. To train experts and management specialist, the programme covers all theoretical issues of the subject and is completed by relevant knowledge and skills from other specialist areas and occupational fields. This master’s programme is an exciting opportunity while staying employed that can be studied in a heterogeneous team and which is offered by a dedicated team of lecturers from academia and industry. Teaching takes place in small groups where students work with case studies, projects and simulations; skills thus acquired can be immediately implemented into students’ working life. Graduates are equipped to develop and decisively shape compliance management systems and data privacy/security systems in the private and public sector.

Programme Structure

First semester: Basic knowledge about compliance and data protection

Second semester:
In-depth knowledge about compliance including ISO 19600, which is a guideline on compliance management systems; legal framework on a national and international basis; knowledge about civil and criminal liability.

Third semester:
In-depth knowledge about data privacy and security including laws on IT-security; skills to develop capacity for teamwork, and for internal and external communications as well as for cooperating internationally; methodical competence.

Fourth semester:
Practical project

Fifth semester: Knowledge management and Master’s thesis

Career Perspectives

Graduates fill positions in the private sector, for example as compliance officers, data privacy officers, anti-money-laundering officers (AML officers), or as heads of internal audit units/departments. Additionally, with this master’s degree graduates can specialise as lawyers, chartered accountants, journalists, private investigators, security manager or in public administration, investigative authorities, and health insurances.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Angelika Kreitel
Randesackerer Straße 15 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6302
E-Mail smcd.cw[at]fhws.de

Office hours:
Wednesday, 11:00-12:00

Website of the Master's programme Compliance and Data Privacy & Security (German only)

Programme offered by

Campus for Professional Development
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Master's programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: see "Additional Information" below

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 4 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 6,800

The advanced training programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt qualifies its students for an independent, scientifically sound application and development of music therapy interventions. It focuses especially on skills in music therapy for both the disabled (including autism, neurorehabilitation and hospice work) and dementia patients (including the elderly with other handicaps). The programme’s paradigm is a bio-psycho-social approach with an evidence-based foundation. The advanced training is international in its orientation and meets the subject area’s international standards. International university cooperation is thus firmly linked to the entire training programme.

Career Perspectives

The advanced training master provides qualification for specialists and managers in in-patient and out-patient facilities, but also for related services.  Occupational fields include

  • Hospitals
  • Facilities for the disabled and other special facilities
  • Geriatric care institutions
  • Out-patient services
  • Social participation
  • Teaching (e.g. in nursing training)

Additionally, graduates are entitled to enter doctoral studies either carried out in existing research projects of FHWS or together with other German or international higher education institutions.

Additional Information

Start of studies is every winter semester of even years (2018, 2020, 2022 ...). All examinations can be taken either in German or in English.

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Ann-Kathrin Folle and Prof. Dr. Thomas Wosch
Münzstraße 12, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6301
E-Mail ann-kathrin.folle[at]fhws.de or thomas.wosch@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment (e-mail arrangement preferred)

Website of the Master's programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients (German only)

Programme offered by

Campus for Professional Development
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Master's programme Healthcare Management

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; minimum one year full time work experience in a related profession (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 4 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Bad Kissingen

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 3,000 per semester

This programme teaches the necessary competence to successfully cope with management tasks in the health business. Accordingly, business subjects take up a large part of the programme. Furthermore, theoretical basics as well as practical issues are taken into consideration. So some courses are taught by professionals from the Health Region Bäderland Bayerische Rhön. Therefore, a specialised health business academy Akademie für Gesundheitswirtschaft, which belongs to the innovation centre Röhn-Saale Gründer- und Innovationszentrum (RSG) in Bad Kissingen, helps with organisational issues. The programme’s target group are workers in health services who would like to improve their qualification while being on the job.  This includes physicians, pharmacists, but also business administrators, healthcare manager, physical therapists, social education workers, and members of other academic professions in the social and healthcare sector.  For physicians, there is the possibility of earning CME-Points.

Programme Structure

The programme takes four semesters of studying while working. A master’s thesis is written during the fourth semester. Every two or three weeks there is face-to-face teaching on Fridays and Saturdays. Depending on the module, there are written and/or oral exams, or graded presentations including a written assignment. There are no classes during Bavarian school holidays.

Career Perspectives

The programme addresses workers in healthcare and in the health business who - while working - would like to earn an academic degree in the field of management to qualify themselves for the handling of appropriate and responsible tasks. The MBA, accordingly, qualifies for professional development in healthcare. Job prospects are offered, for example, by healthcare facilities and organisations like hospitals, surgeries, insurances, consulting firms, and associations. The MBA-programme, however, is also a suitable preparation when starting a business.

Additional Information

Please note that a programme start is only possible in the winter semester of uneven years (2017, 2019, 2021, ...).

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Prof. Dr. Dieter Kulke
Münzstraße 12, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8838 or -8420
E-Mail dieter.kulke@fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Master's programme Healthcare Management

Programme offered by

Campus for Professional Development
Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

Master's programme International Business with Focus on Asia, Western Europe or Central and Eastern Europe

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: Minimum one year professional experience; general admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: international partner universities (additionally 4 weeks abroad in Koahsiung, Taiwan, or Moskow, Russia)

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 5,500 per semester

The MBA-programme is an advanced training programme especially devised for  international business in Asia, Western Europe, Central, and Eastern Europe. It can be completed while being employed and working; classes are on Fridays and Saturdays and held by well-known professors of FHWS or experienced experts from renowned companies and state institutions. Within three semesters, students get a general corporate management training from an international perspective with a focus on intercultural aspects related to the regions mentioned above. Moreover, specialist knowledge  and a special training are offered that develops students’ already existing capabilities and leadership skills. The programme aims at preparing students for their career advancement in a targeted way.

Programme Structure

The programme’s objective is to impart a comprehensive understanding of current task and duties in international and intercultural management. In that, developing students’ personal skills is of high importance. Apart from that, the programme offers ideal conditions for starting or strengthening a network where colleagues, alumni, the faculty and companies get necessary incentives to keep alive the process of growing and sharing. The programme’s curriculum ensures all these goals.

Career Perspectives

The master’s programme specialises in equipping executives or managing generalists with global abilities and expertise in business relations with Asia, Western Europe, or Central and Eastern Europe. The advanced training programme “International Business” qualifies students for their career advancement in internationally operating companies or organisations. The curriculum concentrates on the acquisition of intercultural skills, special soft and hard skills as well as an adequate level of language proficiency.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Bruno Diez and Ann-Kathrin Folle
Room R.1.04
Randersackererstraße 15, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6301
E-Mail smiw.cw[at]fhws.de

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00-16:00

Website of the Master's programme International Business with Focus on Asia, Western Europe or Central and Eastern Europe

Programme offered by

Campus for Professional Development
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration