STUDY

Bachelor International Business and Economics

Contents of degree programme

The Bachelor‘s degree programme offers a broad and well-founded basic education in Business Administration with an international specialisation. The programme is conducted entirely in English. Students are trained to confidently address business and economic problems in an independent manner. They learn to link the principles of Business Administration, Economics, Sociology and Law in terms of content and to apply them to international issues.

Thanks to the specialized knowledge they acquire during their studies, upon completing their degree, students are qualified to identify problems in companies that are active in inter- and multinational settings and to identify solutions autonomously. Their in-depth analytical problem-solving skills ensure that they are well-equipped to approach business and economic issues and to find their way in different cultural spheres. In addition to the required subjects, students can choose from a wide range of elective courses. These include Digital Business, Marketing Skills, Logistics and Human Resources Management.

Excellent preparation for an international career

The programme teaches international Business Administration and Economics, providing a genuine preparation for an international career.

  • Students also gain important social skills during the course of their studies, allowing them to find their bearings in international cultural spaces.
  • The campus in Klagenfurt offers students excellent supervision arrangements, small seminar courses, and ideally-sized working groups.

Fact Box

Duration:
6
semesters
ECTS:
180

Level of qualification: Bachelor’s degree programme
Degree:

Bachelor of Science (BSc)


Prerequisites:

General university entrance qualification


Entrance examination:

Yes


Language of instruction:

English (language level B2), German


Curriculum/Studienplan
(PDF, German version, legally binding)
Curriculum
(PDF, English version)

Contact details

Student Guidance Service
E-mail: studieninfo [at] aau [dot] at

Programme Director
Dmitri Blüschke
E-mail: Dmitri [dot] Blueschke [at] aau [dot] at

             

Study objectives

Depending on the chosen specialisation, this one-of-a-kind degree programme provides the ideal qualification for careers in large companies that are active in inter- and multinational settings, as well as international organisations (NPOs, NGOs). Graduates can perform professional activities as specialists, e.g., in Marketing, Logistics, and Human Resources Management. In-depth expertise in issues concerning the global economy and culture, as well as communication and sustainability further enhance the international profile.

Entrance examination

Students are required to take an entrance examination in order to be admitted to the degree programme. Entrance examinations are scheduled to take place just once per year, before the start of the winter semester.

Online registration for the entrance examination is open from the 1st of May to the 22nd of July 2019.

Programme structure

Overview

DesignationECTS
Introductory and Orientation Phase
(Introduction to Business and to Economics;
Scientific Skills)
8
Principles of Economics
(Microeconomics; Macroeconomics;
Economic Policy)
16
Principles of Business, Law and Sociology
(People in Organisations; Marketing;
Entrepreneurship & Innovation; Management
Accounting; Capital Budgeting & Financing;
Operations Management, Logistics and Purchasing;
Financial Accounting; Service Management;
Public Management; Sustainability Management;
Introduction to Law and to Sociology
48
Methodology in Business and Economics Research
16
Topics in International Economics
(International Trade and Exchange Rates;
Global Economics; Inequality)
16
Topics in International Business
(International Finance; Business Government
Relations; European Law & European
Economic Law)
16
Track Electives (Digital Business; Business Skills;
Marketing; Human Resources Management;
Production and Logistics Management)
36
Bachelor Thesis6
Seminar2
Options12
Gender Studies4
 Total180

Practical training

Students may complete an internship (worth a total of 16 ECTS credits) with one of our national or international cooperation partners from the field of science or industry. Alternatively, students may acquire up to 16 ECTS credits at a foreign university and/or spend a semester studying abroad.

Students can also complete language courses worth either 8 or 16 ECTS credits. The languages can be selected from the entire range on offer at the University of Klagenfurt, which comprises English, French, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, Russian, and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Periods of study abroad

Within the scope of the Bachelor’s degree programme International Business Administration and Economics, students can complete a period of study abroad. The overseas placement must last at least one semester, and students must achieve a minimum of 16 ECTS credits during this period. The intercultural exchange and the acquisition of language skills serve as an ideal preparation for a career in the globalised economy.

Erasmus+ and Joint Study programmes allow students to study at numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

Careers and occupational profiles

Depending on the chosen specialisation, this one-of-a-kind degree programme provides the ideal qualification for careers in large companies that are active in inter- and multinational settings, as well as international organisations (NPOs, NGOs). Graduates can perform professional activities as specialists, e.g., in Marketing, Logistics, and Human Resources Management. In-depth expertise in issues concerning the global economy and culture, as well as communication and sustainability further enhance the international profile.

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme in International Business Administration and Economics, students can continue their studies in the Master’s degree programme Applied Business Adminsitration, choosing from the branches of study General Management, Entrepreneurship or Energy and Environmental Management.

Specialist courses

Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.

Extension curricula

Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.

The admission procedure takes place once per academic year!

Application period:

Applications can be submitted online from the 1st of May to the 22nd of July 2019.