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The School of Management is proud of its international focus, which is an integrated component of our work and curriculum. Through our research and cooperations, international excursions and the possibilities to study and work abroad, Management students experience an international outlook during their studies. The benefits gained from international experience are widespread and can be seen when students return from semesters studying and working abroad as more open and confident individuals, respectful of other cultures and excited about the possibility of fulfilling their dreams with enhanced employability.

The School of Management sees the added value in foreign language skills and is currently able to provide foreign language instruction for SIX languages: French, Italian, Russian, Slovene, Spanish and German as a Foreign Language, in addition to the compulsory English language classes.

Many students go on to further improve their language skills, whether English or another foreign language, through study abroad. Management students want to discover and experience another culture during their studies.

Mag.a Silke Fankhauser 

"Wie viele Sprachen du sprichst, sooft mal bist du Mensch."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The number of languages you speak, is the number of times you are human."

At CUAS since 2016


Mag. art. Colin Heller   

"Die Grenzen meiner Sprachen bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt."
Ludwig Wittgenstein

"My language barriers are the barriers to my world."

At CUAS since 2015


Mag.a Silke Mohl-Lengauer 

"Freude ist das Geheimnis aller Dinge. Folge dem, was dir Freude bereitet."

"Joy is the secret of all things. Follow what pleases you."

At CUAS since 2008


Mag.a Andrea Adametz  

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t  lose it“
Robin Williams

At CUAS since 2007


Nicola Benjamin-Leitner, B.A 

"Ni Ddychwel Doe"

"Yesterday never returns."

At CUAS since 2010


Janet Brown, M.A., M.A. 

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
Nelson Mandela
At CUAS since 1999


Nessa Dertnig, B.A. 

"A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there."      

At CUAS since 2015


Mag.a Sandra Fillipic-Klinar  

At CUAS since 2006


Mag.a Maria Jarnig  

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
Benjamin Franklin

At CUAS since 2017


Mag. Georg Jeschke  

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

At CUAS since 2015

g.jeschke(at)fh-kaerntenat Mag.a Vesna Lazović  

“A different language is a different vision of life.”
Federico Fellini

At CUAS since 2016


Mag.a Phil.  Katharina Rodgers  

"Teachers open the door. You enter yourself."
Chinese Proverb

At CUAS since 2015


Gabrielle Smith  

At CUAS since 2016


Fernanda Kronawetter  

"La multiculturalidad y el interculturalismo han sido siempre una constante en mi vida. El aprendizaje de una lengua nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestro prójimo."

"Multiculturalism and interculturalism have always been a constant in my life. Learning a language helps us to better understand our neighbors."

At CUAS since 1998


Dipl. Fac. Cath.  Francoise Jouffre-Koch 

"J’enseigne la langue de Molière parce qu’il existe au moins 75 bonnes raisons d’apprendre le français  mais  aussi pour que vous puissiez  râler à cœur joie, sans que personne ne fasse attention…" 

"I teach the language of Molière because there are at least 75 good reasons to learn French and also for you to be able to shout your heart out, with no one paying attention..."

At CUAS since 1998


Dott. Dr. phil. Simona Bartoli Kucher 

"Simona Bartoli Kucher insegna lingua e cultura italiana Fa ricerca nell’ambito della didattica della letteratura di lingua straniera, della didattica del film e della letteratura italiana transculturale contemporanea."

"Simona Bartoli Kucher teaches Italian language and culture and has a particular interest in didactics of foreign language literature and film as well as in contemporary Italian transcultural literature."

At CUAS since 2000

s.bartoli-kucher(at)fh-kaerntenat Karin Martin

“Gli errori sono nostri amici.”
"Mistakes are our friends."

At CUAS since 2016


Mag.a Chiara Percuzzi  

"Ciao! Io sono Chiara Percuzzi, sono italiana, di Trieste e da 20 anni abito in Carinzia, dove insegno l’italiano come lingua straniera. Sono molto felice quando i miei studenti imparano a parlare e a comunicare nella mia lingua."

"Hi! I’m Chiara Percuzzi, I am Italian, from Triest and have been living in Carinthia for 20 years. I teach Italian as a foreign language. I am happy when my students can speak and communicate in my mother tongue."

At CUAS since 2012


Mag. phil. Josef Johann Urschitz  

"Умом Россию не понять,
Аршином общим не измерить:
У ней особенная стать –
В Россию можно только верить."
 Ф.И. Тютчев 

"You will not grasp her with your mind
or cover with a common label,
For Russia is one of a kind –
Believe in her, if you are able."

At CUAS since 1998


Mag.a Katarina Gutownig Fürst 

"Kolikor jezikov znaš, toliko veljaš!"

"You are what you know."

At CUAS since 2001


Why go international

Valentina Malagó, International Business Management student.

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Cornelia Gruber, Management student spent one semester studying in Spanish at Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain.

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Barbara Prosekar, Management student, spent one semester at the University of Ljuljana in Slovenia.

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Corina Schmiedt, Management student, spent one semester studying in Italian at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy.

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Every year Management students take the decision to spend a semester abroad.

Roughly every second Management student takes advantage of the opportunity to study abroad at one of our numerous international partner universities. The Erasmus+ program offers financial support within the European Union. Of interest, however, is that students today seem to be attracted to destinations beyond Europe! From North, South and Central America over South Africa to Western and Southeast Asia; Management students are using their studies to explore the world!

Why study abroad?

What do our Business, Digital Business, Hotel, Public and International Business Management students think?

Studying abroad allows you to get to know yourself. Faced with several challenges, you discover your own personal way of solving problems effectively and developing your social skills.

Alena Wieser, Second Year Business Management Student, Freemover, ISCTE Business School, Lisbon, Portugal.

Studying abroad is character building. You learn a few things which you might not have learned at home, so you come back having a few more tools in your toolkit for life.

Krizanovic Ivana, Second Year Digital Business Management Student, Boras, Sweden

Studying abroad has allowed us to explore new hotel concepts and designs, as well as develop our English fluency. In the hospitality industry, it is of the utmost importance to have international experience and intercultural competence.

Christina Dulle, Caroline Wagner, Alina-Maria Viscusi, Second Year Hotel Management Students, Kuala Lumpur Business School, Malaysia

Studying abroad, it is interesting to see how differently cultures perceive and solve problems. This will help me to tackle future challenges from a broader more innovative perspective.

Barbara Prosekar, Second Year Public Management Student, Ljubljana University, Slovenia



Studying abroad is an opportunity to challenge myself and experience a new academic and social environment.

Suzana Jezercic, Final Year International Business Management Master Student, Cologne, Germany



More and more Management students are also choosing to work abroad. Thanks to the Erasmus+ program, students can spend up to twelve months of their studies either working or studying within the European Union. Use the opportunity to enhance your CV!

For further information, visit our International Relations Office.

Last year I decided to spend a semester abroad in Sweden, but what I did not know was that it would change my life. I made the choice to go to Sweden to gain experience for my life and see other places in the world. I chose Sweden because of the ice hockey tradition which Sweden has and my friend and I are in love with ice hockey, but I also favored Sweden because of its fabulous landscape.

It was 9 January 2014 when my friend, Jürgen, and I took a plane to Borås in Sweden to experience a life changing semester abroad. It was the first time I had to be fully responsible for myself and that in another country with another language, culture and many different people with different attitudes to life. That gave me another view of the world.

In the first few weeks, it took some time to feel at home but as we started to meet new people and get to know our surroundings, it became easier and we started to feel at home. Beside the courses which we had to attend, the university organized many events and that is also how my love story in Sweden began.

You are all familiar with the Erasmus baby statistic and a lot of students find their love during the Erasmus period. Yes, it also happened to me. It was on a so called “Tandem” where I met Stina, my girlfriend, for the first time. Tandem allows you to learn a language from a native speaker in exchange for your native language. As you can guess, I was sitting at the German table and that is where it all began. Meeting Stina, on top of all the other amazing experiences, made my stay abroad something really special. I could experience the real Swedish way of life and discover parts of Sweden I might not have seen otherwise.

Furthermore, during my stay in Sweden I got to know so many new people from all over the world. I lived in a student home with my friend. After a few weeks, we soon had our own family. We found new friends and we did a lot together. We cooked, we talked, we laughed, we traveled and we had a lot of fun.

If I had not made the choice to go to Sweden, I would not have seen so many different places. We traveled to Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and we were in the north of Sweden, in Lapland, where we could see the truly fascinating northern lights.

But now back to my love story. After we first met, it took a while before we met again. I do not know if it was destiny or just luck that I met Stina, but it was the best thing that could have happened to me. After a while we got together and had a great time. For one month, I could live with Stina, in Uddevalla. But there was one thing that  was always had on my mind: the time will come when I have to go home.

The time came and it was hard to say goodbye, but knew it was not forever. I knew Stina would make a semester in Torino, so it was not so far away from my place and we managed to see each other once in a while and stay together. Consequently, I also briefly enjoyed the Italian Erasmus experience. Again, I could see something new, which I would not have seen if I had not met Stina.

After a long search, I also managed to find an internship in Sweden and so I am again in Sweden with Stina. I know it will not get easier but I know that it was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.

So take the step and go abroad. It is well worth a try. I have never regretted my choice because no one can take this experience from me, experiences which have enriched my life both personally and professionally.

Alexander Turteltaube
Final year Business Management student



The Key to Successful International Teamwork

Every year our students choose to spend a semester abroad at one of our many university partners across the globe. One of the key skills they develop during this period is the ability to work in international teams, a challenge they mastered! Here is what they think the key to successful international teamwork is:

The key to successful international teamwork is being open-minded, showing an understanding for other cultures and good English skills.

Management students, Caroline Wagner, Christina Dulle, Alina-Maria Viscusi (from left to right), spent a semester at University Kuala Lumpur Business School, Malaysia

The key to successful international teamwork is being cooperative, learning from one another and seeing things in a more relaxed manner.

Management students, Karoline Rauter and Lisa-Marie Makoru, spent a semester at Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey.

The key to successful international teamwork is being open minded and speaking with people without any doubt about your language skills.

Management student, Sonja Hammerschmid, spent a semester in Lille at EDHEC Business School in France.

The key to successful international teamwork is learning about differences and open-mindedness.

Management student, Ivana Krizanovic, spent a semester studying in Sweden at the University of Borås.

The key to successful international teamwork is being flexible. When working in an international team, it is necessary to be able to adapt to the situation at hand, as well as to the different team members. The working approaches between the members usually differ substantially, therefore, it is always necessary to adapt and meet somewhere in the middle.

Management student, Suzana Jezercic, spent a semester studying in Cologne during her Master studies in International Business Management.

The key to successful international teamwork is being open-minded and ready for something new.

Management students, Joe Leurer and Patricia Kern, spent a semester at Conestoga College in CANADA.

For more information, see: “Global Teams That Work” by Tsedal Neeley (October 2015) Harvard Business Review, pp. 75-81

“For me, it is clear that all societies will be multiethnic, multicultural [and] multireligious in the future.”
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, Dec 2015, TEDGlobal Geneva

For more information, watch: “Refugees have the right to be protected
Dec 2015, TEDGlobal Geneva

School of Management International Incoming Students

Every semester, the School of Management is happy to welcome international exchange students to our program. Students from our university partners across the globe choose to spend one or even two semesters studying at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and attend courses on either our International Program or our regular Bachelor and Master courses in English or German.  See what they think…

“Choosing CUAS as my home for one semester has left a print in my heart and I would never trade it for anything else.”

Beyza Orazova, International Exchange Student from Turkmenistan, Romanian-American University in Bucharest

“We had an awesome atmosphere both studying and partying. We were very international and organised gatherings which made my life in Austria precious.”

Ketevan Malakvadze, International Exchange Student from Georgia, Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey