The program covers various thematic areas that include:
- Fundamentals of Mindfulness: You’ll learn about the history and philosophy of mindfulness, and gain an overview of various mindfulness tools. You’ll also delve into the fields of compassion and empathy, and learn different research methods.
- Mindfulness — Effects and Mechanisms: You’ll learn about the neuroscientific mechanisms and correlations of mindfulness, including its effects on well-being, cognition, and consciousness. You’ll also gain expertise to critically reflect on the overall concept of mindfulness and its potential to change society.
- Leadership and Management: You’ll explore the fundamentals of leading a team or organization, evaluate different management methods and instruments.
- Research Methods: You’ll acquire essential knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, focusing on designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based mindfulness interventions.
- Mindfulness and Leadership in Application: This module will allow you to apply your knowledge to specific situations, participate in a mindfulness retreat, engage in mindfulness tools such as yoga and meditation, and acquire skills in systemic coaching.
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to select an elective module on one of the following topics: social entrepreneurship, retreat, or academic writing.Program Structure
Our Master's program is designed to provide you with a solid groundwork in both mindfulness and leadership. To achieve this, your first two semesters will consist of classes such as
- Introduction to Philosophical History of Mindfulness
- Mindfulness Tools and Instruments
- Applied Compassion and Empathy
- Neuroscience of Mindfulness
- Positive Psychology
- Critical Reflection of Mindfulness
- Leading People Fundamentals
- Organizational Leadership
- Cross-cultural Communication and Management
- Advanced Research Methods (incl. Statistics)
- Evidence-based Mindfulness Interventions
Your 3rd semester will focus on Application and Transfer. This subject is dedicated entirely to practical application, where you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to specific situations, design your own mindfulness retreat, and work on a case study.
During the fourth semester, you will engage in an internship to acquire further practical experience and select an elective module. The final components of your degree will be a Master's Thesis and attendance at a colloquium.