AAU/Studien/Bachelor International Business and Economics
Bachelor International Business and Economics
Contents of the degree programme
Preliminary information: New from autumn 2019!
Excellent preparation for an international career
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
The entrance examination has been moved from the 11th of July and is now scheduled to take place on the 2nd of September 2019. Applicants are required to take the examination in person. Additional details including the time and the location of the examination will be issued by e-mail.
Applicants are advised to study the following examination literature:
Online registration for the entrance examination is open from the 1st of May to the 15th 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
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.
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.