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Master’s module Communicating – Intervening – Cooperating

Round out your skills






from the University of Graz

ECTS credit points


Module begins

summer semester

Modul duration

2 semesters

Language of instruction


Added value

practice, network, skills

Communicating – Intervening – Cooperating

"The icing on the cake"

A glance at job advertisements makes it clear that employees who are communicative, able to work in a team and understand conflict are in demand in the working and professional world. The module “Communicate – Intervene – Cooperate” offers you the opportunity to broaden your social-communicative expertise during your studies. This will increase your chances of a successful career: when starting your career, when coping with everyday life at work and also when taking further career steps!


3 Reasons to choose this master’s module

More professional opportunities

Acquire important competences for your career and work

Lots of practical information

Varied and interactive courses

Excellent supervision

Study in small groups

„It is not exam grades or the number of semesters studied that determine whether outgoing students are successful on the labour market, but above all their social-communicative skills: the ability to communicate, to deal with conflict and to work in a team.“

Helmut Jungwirth, Science Buster

[Translate to English:] Fotoquelle:@ernstpreininger.com

Module curriculum

The master’s module is designed as a closed whole with compulsory subjects and two options for specialisation. The compulsory subjects include lessons in communication, conflict management, leadership, self-management, counselling and presentation skills. In the specialisation subjects, you can choose between subjects about social skills and entrepreneurship:

Submodule Skills
The basics: Communicating – Intervening – Cooperating (compulsory subject)
  • reflect on your own conversational behaviour and describe mechanisms of information transfer,
  • present in front of groups and teams in a way that is appropriate to the situation and express your thoughts clearly,
  • describe conflict dynamics and apply conflict resolution strategies,
  • act in a self-directed way in challenging group situations,
  • accompany and advise organisations and their stakeholders in development processes, act convincingly in leadership situations
Social skills (elective course)
  • develop the organisational and procedural structure of project management and handle the project controlling,
  • work together professionally in interdisciplinary teams,
  • communicate a professionally relevant topic to the general public,
  • develop possibilities for action in intercultural contexts,
  • apply strategies for cooperative agreements,
  • be sociable, trustworthy and open in dealing with suggestions and complaints from others
Entrepreneurship (elective course)
  • deal with setbacks
  • discover and further develop your own resources and potential,
  • name and classify steps of founding a business,
  • name, assess and reflect on the possibilities of managing organisations in unstable times,
  • name and explain approaches, terms and attitudes to starting a business,
  • outline, link and critically reflect on leadership tasks, roles and requirements,
  • better understand people’s reactions, especially in leadership situations

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The specialisation subjects of the Centre for Social Competence are included in the regular offer. Students of the MA module are given priority for this.


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