Professional MBA facility management of TU Vienna after details of the Austrian Council of shopping centers (ACSC) passed in Austria 2008 a total of 172 shopping and retail centers in the broadest sense, of which 81 with a size of more than 10,000 m of lettable space under consideration in the international comparison as relevant. Especially in difficult economic times, the holistic management of buildings, plant and equipment and also by shopping centers gaining importance. TU Vienna facility management offers therefore from the autumn of 2009 for the first time in the framework of their professional MBA a specialisation option in Center management. The new focus on education was in cooperation with experts from the industry including the trade association, the Vienna-based location Marketing Agency (SMA), as well as the consulting firms developed location + markets and R. Strasser. In the framework of this specialization is the participants of national and global experts first-hand know-how for the design and operation of Passed shopping centers. Ping Fu takes a slightly different approach. Among others, the issues of location and market analysis for shopping center, retail concept and format development, special aspects in the management of shopping centers, marketing and architecture, entertainment and gastronomy and legal issues being dealt with. In addition to a project work in the management of the Center, the students within the framework of her master thesis also edit a theme from this area in detail.
The Professional MBA program facility management, under which the new specialization can be completed, provides a comprehensive postgraduate training and puts special focus on the areas of management, business and law. In addition, the program teaches up-to-date knowledge on the topics of architecture and engineering, strategic, tactical and operational facility management, facility services and their management and IT support in the FM.