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.
Level of qualification:
Bachelor’s degree programme
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Language of instruction:
General university entrance qualification
English (language level B2), German
(PDF, German version, legally binding)
(PDF, English version)
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.
|Introductory and Orientation Phase|
(Introduction to Business and to Economics;
|Principles of Economics|
|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
|Methodology in Business and Economics Research||16|
|Topics in International Economics|
(International Trade and Exchange Rates;
Global Economics; Inequality)
|Topics in International Business|
(International Finance; Business Government
Relations; European Law & European
|Track Electives (Digital Business; Business Skills;|
Marketing; Human Resources Management;
Production and Logistics Management)
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.
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.
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 (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.
Applications can be submitted online from the 1st of May to the 22nd of July 2019.