Summer Study in Vienna, Austria

If Chopin found inspiration in Vienna, then perhaps you can too?

"Vienna is a handsome, lively city, and pleases me exceedingly."

Frederic Chopin

Summer 2016 Schedule:

  • May 18th-July 10th, 2016

Courses available for the summer of 2016

EPMD 3000 Motion Media Studio - Cross-listed also possible as : ART 3850 Motion Media Studio

Course Description: Students learn the strategies and techniques employed in the design of creative motion-media productions used in various fields, this course will create digital, interactive, web and/or audio-visual projects. All digital media is open for students to use but a specialization in video or digital visualization is also possible.Students will learn how to create, produce and present in areas of creative digital media by exploring all aspects necessary for successful completion of their projects. The use of photo, video or film-cameras, audio-recording equipment, graphic design-tools, editing software for images, software for visualization, video and graphic design, the use of web-applications and internet devices are possible. This class is not limited to a specific tool/media-type and students can develop their own focus in their projects.                  

Participants are encouraged to connect and combine various electronic production methods, practicing the use of a digital design and production studio. Students will learn how to develop motion-media projects based on the utilization of digital-media tools and the potential of interactive media. Students are invited to develop their own individual expression in an open studio environment that encourages cooperative learning. The finished projects will be presented at the end of each term on the internet and if possible eventually at public events.

PSYC 2000 Contemporary Issues in Psychology: "Sport and Exercise Psychology"

Course Description: Sport and Exercise Psychology is an interdisciplinary field, including Sport Sciences, Medicine/Physiology and Psychology. It addresses: cognitive, behavioral, social, developmental, emotional and personality aspects of sports and exercise. Clients of Sport Psychologists include athletes (all levels), coaches, athletic administrators, as well as people participating in wellness programs, fitness clubs or community health initiatives.



MNGT 3700 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
(6 weeks course – M&W 2x2 hours + W 1.5 hours/week Entrepreneurship Workshop*)
Dr. Nada Mumdziev

This course introduces the concept of entrepreneurship and its relationship with small business. The course focuses on activities involved in planning, organizing, establishing, and controlling a small business. Includes procedures and problems in starting a business, managerial functions, marketing, and financing a new enterprise, as well as governmental regulations.
Prerequisites: ACCT 2010, ACCT 2025, MNGT 2100, MNGT 3280, MNGT 3500

 MNGT 4200 Innovation, Creativity and the Entrepreneur
(6 weeks course – T&TH 2x2 hours + TH 1.5 hours/week Entrepreneurship Workshop*)
Mag. Walther Schoenthaler

This course introduces students to basic theories of innovation and creativity. The concepts are balanced between an analysis of what has been done and what can be done. The course includes an analysis of the sources of creativity as seen from multiple perspectives and from an interdisciplinary perspective. The creativity of artists and musicians is analyzed. The role played by language, and to a lesser extent, literature is also analyzed. The social contexts for creativity and economic activity are evaluated and analyzed. Practical tools for individual creativity are introduced to the student to advance their own approaches to creativity in their specific field to assist the student toward realizing what might be done.

 MNGT 3100/50 Issues in Management: Franchising (Entrepreneurship Related)
(6 weeks course – F 5 hours + 2 hours guest lecture once in the term)
Dr. Nada Mumdziev
Optional Elective for the Entrepreneurship Certificate.

 Dr. Nada Mumdziev is an Assistant Professor at Webster Vienna Private University. Since 2012 she is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Vienna. Her research interests are related to international franchising and inter-organizational networks, as well as entrepreneurship and small business management. Specifically, her areas of interest cover international business and marketing strategy; as well as organizational structure and allocation of decision rights in franchise firms. Furthermore, her research interests extends to network and innovation strategies of small enterprises; and the analysis of contextual success factors for start-up companies.

 *) An additional 1.5 hours at the end of the W&TH sessions will be dedicated to guest lectures by industry players such as: representatives of networking hubs, business angels, innovators and entrepreneurs. Networking events may be visited. Students will also develop the pitches to their own ideas to be presented before an expert panel at the end of week 6.


 ECON 4900 History of Economic Thought
Mag. Ralph G. Schoellhammer, M.A.

This course provides the student a context for understanding the modern economic paradigm. This is accomplished by introducing the student to the development of economic thought from its earliest formation through its current manifestation. Care is taken to demonstrate the interdependence of this development of thought and the historical social context.

 Mag. Ralph Schoellhammer, M.A. is currently a faculty member and student advisor at the Business and Management Department. His research interests are at the intersection of economics and political science, with a special emphasis on human behavior. One of his central research questions is to describe a concept of human nature that can serve as a heuristic device in several social sciences and bridges the gap that exists for example between Evolutionary biology, psychology, psychiatry, anthropology, sociology, history, and economics that largely live in “inglorious isolation” from one another. This idea of conceptual or vertical integration attempts to make the disciplines within the behavioral and social sciences should make themselves reciprocally consistent, and brought in line with the findings we have from the natural sciences.


MNGT 3100/COAP 3010 Advanced Application Topics: Business Analytics - Big Data
Dr. Florin Abazi


Strategy (BUSN):

 BUSN 5680 Microeconomics of Competitiveness (Micheal Porter’s Harvard Course)
Dr. Nada Mumdziev

 Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) has been created at Harvard University in a multiyear development effort by Professor Michael E. Porter and the staff and affiliates of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. This course is regularly taught at Harvard Business School and Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government. As part of our future collaboration with the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School as an affiliate institution, Prof. Porter’s signature course is taught at Webster Vienna by a local instructor licensed by Prof. Porter.

This course investigates the determinants of competitiveness and economic development viewed from a bottom up, microeconomics perspective. While sound macroeconomic policies, stable legal and political systems, and the accumulation of factors of production affect the potential for competitiveness, wealth is actually created at the microeconomics level. The strategies of firms, the vitality of clusters, and quality of the business environment in which competition takes place are what ultimately determines a nation or region's productivity.
This course covers both developing and advanced economies, and addresses competitiveness at the level of nations, states or cities within nations, clusters, and groups of neighboring countries. A major theme of the course is that competitiveness and economic development is affected by policies at all these levels.

The course structure and materials are almost exactly the same as those being used by Professor Porter for his courses at Harvard.

6-week term  June 13 - July 22, 2016   Six credits

Faculty: Tom Lang, Professor and Chair of the Art, Design, and Art History Department - Webster-St. Louis

The Summer Art Global Institute is a collaboration between Webster University's Department of Art, Design, and Art History and The Vienna Art School (Die Wiener Kunstchule).  The 6-credit program will use the entire city of Vienna as its base.
     Undergraduate: ART 3099.01  Summer Art Global Institute
     Graduate: ART 5110.02  Drawing Studio: Summer Art Global Institute - Vienna
     Students study theory, and practice with an international faculty!
     - Studio Work     - Guest Artist Lectures     - Study Trips     - Gallery Visits     - Museum Tours     - Focused Projects
     - Food tastings   - A Grand Final Exhibition

-Summer Art Global Institute Flyer 






Please visit the Webster University Vienna website for more information.