Studierende am Campus der Universität Klagenfurt

Thinking beyond business & borders

Studying at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Law

Studies in the field of economics and business at the University of Klagenfurt offer more than just an attractive programme of study. At the Faculty of Management, Economics and Law – also known by the German abbreviation WR – , a great deal of importance is placed on implementing the newly acquired knowledge in a practical setting through project work. What’s more, students are given many opportunities to gain experience abroad. Whether this takes the form of a semester abroad or a summer school, there is something for everyone.

Our degree programmes

Getting started …


Do you have a question about general admissions, university fees or special admissions processes?
You can find the answers in our FAQs.

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Degree programmes with a special admission procedure

In the case of some of the degree programmes offered by the University of Klagenfurt, students are required to go through a special admission procedure in order to be admitted to the desired degree programme. Admission procedures are scheduled to take place just once per year, before the start of the winter semester.

Each of the following degree programmes has its own particular admission procedure:

BA International Business and Economics

MA International Management

MA Management, Economics, and Data Science

MA Media and Convergence Management


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Information & advice

School pupils and prospective students

The University of Klagenfurt runs a number of events that give you the chance to get to know the university a little better and sample student life.

Open day

Students and employees from all degree programmes provide advice and information on the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. Taster lectures, workshops and campus and library tours are also available.

School visits / university visits

AAU students regularly visit schools across Austria. It is also possible to arrange for a whole class to visit AAU and attend specially organised lectures and workshops.

School pupils at universities

Particularly motivated school pupils may attend courses as non-degree students before they have obtained their school leaving certificate.

Degree programme tasters

Prospective students are able to attend taster events. Accompanied by a current student, they attend a course and then have the opportunity to ask questions about studying at the university.

Contact details

Faculty of Management, Economics & Law

Information and advice regarding our programmes

Mag. Siegrid Erken-Hüttner
Southern Wing, 1st floor, Room S.1.14
Phone: +43 463 2700 4009
E-mail: Siegrid [dot] Erken-Huettner [at] aau [dot] at
Website (Faculty)

New students

It’s natural to have a lot of questions when starting university. But don’t worry! There are plenty of places ready to offer help and advice. At the start of semester, the Austrian National Students’ Union runs (ÖH) runs welcome days and tutorials for students in their first semester.You can also get in touch with your student representative at any time. You will always receive advice from a student in a later semester who is familiar with your programme of study and who is equipped to give you some useful tips.

The Admissions and Examinations Office is here to support you from matriculation through to graduation. This office is responsible for admissions, recognition of qualifications, individual studies, entitlement to study and examinations in particular.

The programme directors (SPL) are responsible for issues relating to the organisation and governance of your programme. They decide whether examinations taken at another domestic or overseas institution can be recognised by AAU and also issue degree certificates. The programme director responsible for your programme of study can be found on this page under “Our degree programmes”; simply select the relevant subject.

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Received a top grade in your school leaving qualification?

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Law’s international funding programme is aimed at students who have passed their school leaving qualification with an “excellent” or “good” grade and who are starting a Bachelor’s degree programme in Business Administration and/or Business and Law at the University of Klagenfurt. If your application for the programme is successful, you will be guaranteed a place at a partner university for your semester abroad!

With 35 partner universities in the EU and a further 52 Joint Study partners all over the world, your semester abroad is certain to be an unforgettable experience. The following mobility programmes are available:

  • Erasmus+ semester abroad
  • Joint Study semester abroad
  • Language grants
  • Erasmus+ traineeships
  • Research placements in the EU and abroad
  • Summer schools


Please send your application, along with your school leaving certificate and personal statement, to the following address:

University of Klagenfurt
Faculty of Management, Economics and Law
“International Funding Programme” Siegrid Erken-Hüttner
Universitätsstraße 65–67
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria

Queries & information:

Siegrid Erken-Hüttner
Telephone: +43 463 2700 4009
E-mail: siegrid [dot] erken-huettner [at] aau [dot] at

Studying abroad

Mobility programmes

Partner universities

The Faculty of Management, Economics & Law has links with over 80 universities across world, including many in Europe. Overseas study placements are offered at a number of partner universities for a variety of different mobility programmes and subjects.

W&R partner universities

There is also a wide range of summer schools available at the University of Klagenfurt. To take part, grant applications can be submitted to the International Office.

Summer schools


To submit an application go to ‘My applications’ in your online student portal.

If you have any questions about how to apply, the International Office will be happy to help.

Recognition of examinations

Please contact the relevant programme director to have your examinations recognised:

Programme directors

Scholarships & grants

The Faculty of Management, Economics & Law is always happy to hear from potential scholarship sponsors. We would also like to thank the following organisations, which have provided scholarships to the faculty for many years:

New grant programme for students in the EU: spend a semester abroad at one of eight universities in New Zealand with “Dream NEW”! Apply here.

The European Funding Guide provides an overview of the various grants available in the EU.

Alps-Adriatic scholarships are available for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and are awarded to excellent students from the wider Alps-Adriatic region.

Further information for students seeking a Bachelor’s degree: https://www.aau.at/en/study/student-life/scholarships-grants/alps-adriatic-scholarships-bachelor/

Further information for students seeking a Master’s degree: https://www.aau.at/en/study/student-life/scholarships-grants/alps-adriatic-scholarships-master/

Additional grants and scholarships for study and work placements abroad can be found on the International pages (information in German).


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Student life

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When studying, it’s also important to take some time out. On the University of Klagenfurt campus and in the surrounding area, there are many different sports and cultural activities available to help you forget about exams and the stress of studying. Lake Wörthersee is just a few minutes away, and there are also housing options and a wide range of restaurants near the campus.

AAU’s position between the cultures of the Alps and the Mediterranean brings with it a wealth of options for day trips and leisure. For example, you can:

  • go hiking or ski on the Gerlitzen mountain within 30 minutes
  • swim off the Italian coast in two hours
  • enjoy the Venice Biennale within two and a half hours
  • stroll through the Old Town in Rovinj, Croatia, in three hours.
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Job & career

Many students at the University of  Klagenfurt work alongside their studies – firstly, to finance their studies and secondly, to gain additional qualifications and initial experience in their future profession.

The AAU Careers Service helps students find work experience and part-time/holiday jobs and offers AAU graduates a professional service to help them prepare for entry into the world of work. As a first port of call, the Careers Service offers individual consultations, workshops and events on the subject of careers and work.

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Job portals

The University of Klagenfurt jobs board lists current vacancies and placements, as well as company profiles for speculative applications. The weekly jobs newsletter delivers information on the latest jobs and news from the world of work to your mailbox free of charge!