Why study International Business Management at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)?

  • International Business Management is highly practice-oriented. Challenge-based learning, real-life case studies, online simulations, consulting projects for international companies, team challenges and excursions provide opportunities to learn about international management in an engaging and interactive way.
  • International Business Management is an internationally recognized high quality two-year master’s program which is taught entirely in English.
  • The brand-new curriculum (starting in 2021) offers an even stronger focus on developing personal skills (e.g. coaching skills, negotiation skills, communication skills and problem-solving skills), competencies related to the intelligent use of digital technologies in an international management context, and managing for sustainability.

  • With its flexible specialization structure, International Business Management allows students to gain both, a well-grounded general business education in an international context, and the opportunity to immerse themselves in two out of four fields of specialization – International Human Resource Management or International Supply Chain Management, and International Marketing and Sales Management or International Finance and Accounting.
  • The masterʼs program also provides an opportunity to learn a new foreign language. As part of the curriculum, students can choose from German, Italian, Russian and Slovene language courses. Together with a curriculum that is taught entirely in English and the location in a German-speaking country, studying at CUAS is a great opportunity to upgrade your language skills.
  • International Business Management is taught in a truly international environment. Students from all over the world meet with students from Austria and the South East and Central European region, thus opening opportunities for forming strong international networks and getting to know firms in the region.
  • Boutique-size classes, a modern infrastructure, lots of opportunities for teamwork, low drop-out rates, personal service of our administration and intensive interactions with our faculty – that’s what you can expect in an environment that is characterized by a passion for teaching and learning, high quality orientation, and a personal touch.
  • The practical business knowledge, internationality, solution-oriented approach, intercultural competence and multi-lingual communication abilities of our students are highly valued by employers both in Austria as well as around the world, as the impressive careers of our alumni in many different sectors (including, for example, consulting, industry, retail, media, services, public administration and research) prove.

CUAS is a member of AACSB and CEEMAN

For our International Business Management master’s students, we currently offer two double degree programs. In the Carinthia-Cologne double degree program with the International Business master’s program at TH Köln / Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Germany), selected International Business Management students can spend their second semester in Cologne and then receive both an Austrian master’s degree from CUAS and a German master’s degree from TH Köln. In the Carinthia-Udine double degree program with the International Marketing, Management and Organization program at the University of Udine (Italy), selected International Business Management students can spend their third semester in Udine and then receive both an Austrian master’s degree from CUAS and an Italian Laurea Magistrale degree from the University of Udine.

In addition to the double degree program, CUAS has a wide network of international university partners. The fourth semester of the International Business Management master’s program can also be taken abroad.

Get more information about our international partners here.

Alumni of the International Business Management master’s program have the right to be admitted to doctoral studies in social and economic sciences according to the Act of the Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research (BGBl. II Nr. 253/2008).

Curricular Focus

The aim of the curriculum of the International Business Management master’s degree is to prepare students for an expert or managerial role in an internationally active company and equip them with the necessary skills to contribute to the creation of sustainable international businesses.
There are five types of modules in the curriculum (in addition to the master thesis and master exam):

  • Core curriculum: covers the knowledge and skills that all students are expected to learn in order to prepare themselves for an expert or managerial role in an internationally active company.
  • Practical business laboratories: allow students to take part in real-life business projects in which student teams will be coached by lecturers with relevant managerial experience. Working in teams, students identify and test business ideas and create a business plan for an international new venture (in the International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab in semester 1), develop a digital marketing strategy and campaign for international markets (in the International Digital Marketing Lab in semester 2) and gain consulting expertise in helping companies to expand their business abroad (in the International Consulting Lab in semester 3).
  • Electives: provide students with the possibility to get more in-depth knowledge in selected functional areas of international management – in semester 2, students can choose between International Human Resource Management and International Supply Chain Management, in semester 3  between International Marketing and Sales Management and International Finance and Accounting.
  • Personal development program: this module in semester 1 is designed to support students in developing key competencies for succeeding in a managerial role in an international business context (including, for example, intercultural cooperation skills, coaching skills, communication skills, and problem-solving skills).
  • Language immersion courses: Students can choose one foreign language in which they upgrade their language skills in three intensive language courses during semesters 1-3 (3 out of the following 4 languages are offered depending on the number of students who enroll for the language courses: German as a foreign language, Russian, Italian, Slovene).

Download an overview of the curriculum and courses here.

Download more detailed course descriptions here.

The International Business Management master’s program of Carinthia University of Applied Sciences and/or its faculty managers have received a variety of teaching-related national and international awards and recognitions.

2020
An “International Business Management” faculty member received an award for getting on the shortlist for the “Ars docendi” ‒ Austrian State Prize for Teaching Excellence for the project “Global Case Study Challenge: Developing digital leadership and collaboration competencies”.

2018
The CUAS International Business Management program is ranked among the top 5 of all Austrian UAS master’s programs in the category Management/General Business Administration (Industriemagazin Ranking of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences 03/2018)

2017
A teaching case study produced by a faculty member of the "International Business Management" master’s program (together with a colleague from Estonia) receives a "Highly Commended Paper" award in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

2016
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences ranks in the top 3 among all Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences in business studies (both bachelor and master program combined) in the 2016 U-Multirank study

2014
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences’ business master programs are the highest ranked in Austria according to the 2014 international U-Multirank study 

2014
A paper on a basic teaching approach of the “International Business Management” program, “Challenge-Feedback-Learning,” was presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in Uppsala, Sweden 

2014
An “International Business Management” faculty member wins the “Ars docendi”  ‒ Austrian State Prize for Teaching Excellence at Universities of Applied Sciences and Private Universities 

2014
A teaching case study produced by a faculty member for the “International Business Management” master’s program is the winner of the 11th Annual oikos Case Writing Competition in the category Corporate Social Responsibility" (ahead of case studies from Università Bocconi, INSEAD und Essec Business School)

2014
The case study  “GREENoneTEC: Fierce competition under the sun” (originally produced by a faculty member as a teaching case for the International Strategic Management course in the “International Business Management” master’s program) is used as one of the three final cases in the John Molson International MBA Case Competition (one of the most prestigious of its kind worldwide with 36 participating university teams from all five continents) and wins a CAN$ 1.000 prize in the 2014 John Molson MBA Case Writing Competition 

2012
A video case produced by “International Business Management” faculty members together with students and a representative of Infineon Technologies Austria wins the first prize in the 2nd Annual Academy of Management Teaching Resource Library Video Competition (Boston/USA) 

2011
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences receives the Diploma Supplement Label. This European quality label is granted by the European Commission to higher education institutions which show excellence in the Diploma Supplement.

2011
An “International Business Management” faculty member together with a colleague from Estonian Business School wins the second place in the 17th Annual Emerald/CEEMAN Management Case Writing Competition 

2011
The “International Business Management” program is awarded with the European Language Seal (“Europäisches Sprachensiegel”) 

2010
An “International Business Management” faculty member is the winner of the 16th Annual Emerald/CEEMAN Management Case Writing Competition (Naples/Italy) 

2010
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences becomes a member of CEEMAN, the International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies

Application deadline

The application periods for the winter term 2021 are:
 
I:    01.11.-15.03.2021
II:   16.03.-15.05.2021
III:  16.05.-15.07.2021
IV:  16.07.-30.09.2021

For applicants from outside of Europe:
Due to visa and legalization processing we accept applications only in periods I & II

Study start

The semester starts in the end of September.

Teaching time

Job-friendly Monday, Wednesday, Thursday after 4 p.m., Friday after 1:30 p.m. and occasionally Saturday

Events

FH DAY
29.01.2021

FH Open Campus - Infoabend
05.03.2021
07.05.2021

FH Open Campus - Online
03.12.2020
15.04.2021
01.07.2021

Studien-Info-Lounge 
2nd Tuesday of the month via Videocall

Further information

5 attendance days distributed across the whole semester

Tuition fee Euro 363.36per semester

ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee Euro 20.20per semester

Information

Contact

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Head of Degree Program IBM

Level of qualification
Master
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fees
€ 363.36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Master of Arts in Business
Duration of study
4 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 20.20 / semester
Language of instruction
Englisch
FH campus
  • Villach

General Study Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

Each of the first three semesters consists of five 6 ECTS modules. Semester 4 is dedicated to the master thesis (23 ECTS) and master exam (3 ECTS) as well as the 4 ECTS module Sustainable Global Management Practices. There are five types of modules in the curriculum (in addition to the master thesis and master exam):

  • Core curriculum
    • Effective Management and Leadership of Global Teams
    • Integrated Financial Management & Controlling
    • Managing the Internationalization Process
    • International Strategic Management
    • CEE/SEE and Global Business Environment
    • Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Research Methods
    • Sustainable Global Management Practices
  • Practical business laboratories
    • International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab
    • International Digital Marketing Lab
    • International Consulting Lab
  • Electives/specialization modules (2 out of 4)
    • International Human Resource Management
    • International Supply Chain Management
    • International Marketing and Sales Management
    • International Finance and Accounting
  • Language immersion courses (either German, Italian, Russian or Slovene)
  • Personal skills development program
    • Global Case Challenge
    • Coaching skills
    • Elective skills seminars

Double Degree Program

  • Receive two master’s degrees from CUAS (Austria) and one of our partner universities in either Germany or Italy
    Students who successfully complete the double degree program will receive an Austrian master’s degree from FH Kärnten/Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) as well as either a German master’s degree from TH Köln/Cologne University of Applied Sciences or the Italian degree Laurea Magistrale from Università degli studi di Udine/University of Udine after four semesters. CUAS students who are participating in the double degree program spend either their second semester (Cologne) or third semester (Udine) abroad.
  • Gain international experience, build your network, and develop yourself
    Participants in the double degree program get the unique chance to study at two renowned higher education institutions and gain international experience through studying abroad. They can also build an international network and use their time abroad for personal development.
  • Enjoy a unique combination of study locations
    CUAS is located in the South of Austria, embedded between beautiful lakes and stunning mountains. Depending on the season, students can ride down the skiing slopes or jump into the refreshing lakes before class. TH Köln is Germany’s largest university of applied sciences. The city of Cologne with its over 1 million inhabitants is a cultural center with lively quarters and over 100,000 students. The University of Udine is located in the center of Udine, which offers students the whole variety of enjoying Italian city lifestyle near the beaches of the Adriatic Sea. Immerse yourself in nature, culture, local cuisine and student life in the center of Europe!

 

  • In order to be eligible for taking part in the Carinthia-Udine double degree program, you need to be enrolled in the International Business Management master’s program at CUAS or in the International Marketing, Management and Organization master’s program at UNIUD
  • The general entry requirements for both master degrees must be met 
  • Complete the application form for the double degree program and include the required appendices (see the application form)
  • Required level of English is B2

  • Successful application for the double degree program
  • Completion of all parts of the 4-semester double degree curriculum including one semester abroad at the partner institution (in the 3rd semester)
  • A positively approved master thesis (with the first supervisor at the home institution and the second assessor at the host institution)
  • A successfully passed master exam at CUAS

  • In order to be eligible for taking part in the Carinthia-Cologne double degree program, you need to be enrolled in the International Business Management master’s program at CUAS or in the International Business master’s program at TH Köln
  • The general entry requirements for both master degrees must be met 
  • Complete the application form for the Double Degree program and include the required appendices (see the form)
  • Required level of English is B2
  • Include GMAT test results >500 points or equivalent GRE test results

  • Successful application for the Double Degree Program
  • Completion of all parts of the 4-semester Double Degree curriculum including one semester abroad at the partner institution (2nd semester in Cologne for CUAS students, 3rd semester in Carinthia for TH Köln students).
  • A positively approved master thesis (with the first supervisor at the home institution and the second assessor at the host institution)
  • A successfully passed master exam at CUAS

Profile of the Study Program

Internationally active companies and organizations are very demanding when they recruit new employees. They usually look for people who are multilingual, solution-oriented, possess a high degree of cultural awareness, and are both generalists and specialists at the same time. International Business Management offers both, a well-grounded general business education in an international context, and the opportunity to immerse oneself in two of the four fields of specialization (Human Resource Management or International Supply Chain Management, and International Marketing and Sales Management or International Finance and Accounting).
In the individual modules, students acquire functional skills for doing business in an international context, but will also master challenges of increasing complexity (e.g. case studies, simulations, research projects, or real-life consulting projects for companies), which allows them to acquire the problem-solving and interpersonal skills required in today’s globalized business environment.

Download more detailed course descriptions here.

In addition to the formal requirements for admission, applicants to the Master’s program in International Business Management should:

  • hold a business-related degree of higher education (minimum 3-year Bachelor’s program); applicants with non-business degrees in a related field (e.g. industrial engineering, economic geography, business law) need at least 15 ECTS in subjects related to business administration, 5 ECTS in economics and 10 ECTS in accounting and finance-related subjects.
     
  • provide recent results of an English language proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS) – minimum requirement 6.5 or equivalent (English level C1)
     
  • demonstrate strengths in the following areas:
    • basic knowledge about the functional areas of business administration and management;
    • applying inter-disciplinary knowledge to analyze and solve complex problems;
    • a team-oriented mindset;
    • linguistic and communication skills (orally and on written form);
    • socially responsible behavior;
    • enjoyment of international and intercultural challenges.

Graduates of the master’s degree program in International Business Management at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences are able to:

  • effectively collaborate with others to responsibly manage complex business challenges in an expert or managerial role in an internationally active company
  • create and implement international business development strategies, business models, business plans and marketing strategies
  • take an active and leading role in achieving joint goals in a team together with other people from a variety of different cultural backgrounds
  • effectively communicate with others about international business-related issues
  • apply extended foreign language skills (in at least one foreign language besides English)
  • understand the specifics of doing business in the Central Eastern and South Eastern European region
  • recognize the opportunities and limitations that digital technologies offer as a support tool for managers in internationally active companies
  • consider ethical issues as well as potential societal and environmental impacts when making business decisions
  • analyze financial and non-financial data as well as institutional, legal and economic framework conditions as a basis for making and implementing international management-related decisions
  • use methods and tools for effective problem-solving in selected functional specialization areas in the management of internationally active companies (Human Resource Management or International Supply Chain Management, and International Marketing and Sales Management or International Finance and Accounting)

Current courses - International Business Management

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Cross-Border Negotiations ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.20.521
Doing Business in CEE/ SEE ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.23.151
Export Strategy ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.20.481
Intercultural Conflict Management Group 1 ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.20.511
Intercultural Conflict Management Group 2 ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.20.511
International Accounting ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.501
International Contract Law ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.23.171
International Marketing Research Seminar Group 1 SE 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.101
International Marketing Research Seminar Group 2 SE 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.101
International Supply Chain Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.121
Operative Export Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.491
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 2TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 2 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.180
Italian 2 (Level A1/A2 CEF) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.182
Russian 2 (CEF A1-A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.184
Specialization Area: International FinanceTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Finance ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.20.551
Risk Management ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.20.561
Specialization Area: International Human Resource ManagementTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Fundamentals of International HR Management ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.20.531
Global Talent Management and Leadership Development ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.20.541
Specialization Area: International MarketingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Digital Marketing ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.20.571
International Sales Management ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.20.581
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Exam DP 0,0 3,0 M4.05170.40.300
Master Thesis MT 0,0 23,0 M4.05170.40.281
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 4TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 4 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.40.290
Italian 4 (A2/B1 CEFR) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.40.292
Russian 4 (CEF A2-B1) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.40.294
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Academic Writing in International Business Group 1 ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.461
Academic Writing in International Business Group 2 ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.461
CEE/ SEE Business Environment ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.441
Fundamentals of International Marketing ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.411
Integrated Financial Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.431
Intercultural Communication Group 1 ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.451
Intercultural Communication Group 2 ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.451
International Entrepreneurship and Business Planning ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.421
International Strategic Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.13.031
International Trade and Globalization ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.13.051
Management and Leadership ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.401
Quantitative Research Methods ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.471
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 1TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 1 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.090
Italian 1 (Level A1 CEF) Group 1 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.092
Italian 1 (Level A1 CEF) Group 2 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.092
Russian 1 (CEF A1) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.094
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Business Intelligence ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.30.621
Economic Growth and Development ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.33.201
European Business and Competition Law ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.30.631
International Brand Management ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.30.611
International Business Ethics ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.33.231
International Consulting Project IPA 3,0 7,0 M4.05170.30.601
International eBusiness ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.33.221
International Project Management ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.30.591
Master Thesis Seminar Group I SE 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.30.261
Master Thesis Seminar Group II SE 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.30.261
Master Thesis Seminar Group III SE 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.30.261
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 3TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 3 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.30.270
Italian 3 (A2 CEFR) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.30.272
Russian 3 (CEF A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.30.274
Specialization Area: International FinanceTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Controlling ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.30.671
Mergers and Acquisitions ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.30.661
Specialization Area: International Human Resource ManagementTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Diversity Management in Multinational Organizations ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.30.651
International Labour Law ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.30.641
Specialization Area: International MarketingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Marketing Communication ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.30.691
Services Marketing in an International Context ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.30.681
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Cross-Border Negotiations ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.20.521
Doing Business in CEE/ SEE ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.23.151
Export Strategy ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.20.481
Intercultural Conflict Management ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.20.511
International Accounting ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.501
International Contract Law ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.23.171
International Marketing Research Seminar SE 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.101
International Supply Chain Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.121
Operative Export Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.20.491
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 2TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 2 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.180
Italian 2 (Level A1/A2 CEF) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.182
Russian 2 (CEF A1-A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.184
Slovene 2 (CEF A1-A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.20.186
Specialization Area: International FinanceTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Finance ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.20.551
Risk Management ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.20.561
Specialization Area: International Human Resource ManagementTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Fundamentals of International HR Management ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.20.531
Global Talent Management and Leadership Development ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.20.541
Specialization Area: International MarketingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Digital Marketing ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.20.571
International Sales Management ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.20.581
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Master Exam DP 0,0 3,0 M4.05170.40.300
Master Thesis MT 0,0 23,0 M4.05170.40.281
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 4TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 4 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.40.290
Italian 4 (A2/B1 CEFR) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.40.292
Russian 4 (CEF A2-B1) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.40.294
Slovene 4 (CEF A2-B1) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.40.296
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Academic Writing in International Business ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.461
CEE/ SEE Business Environment ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.441
Fundamentals of International Marketing ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.411
Integrated Financial Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.431
Intercultural Communication ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.451
International Entrepreneurship and Business Planning ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.421
International Strategic Management ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.13.031
International Trade and Globalization ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.13.051
Management and Leadership ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.10.401
Quantitative Research Methods ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.10.471
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 1TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 1 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.090
Italian 1 (Level A1 CEF) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.092
Russian 1 (CEF A1) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.094
Slovene 1 (CEF A1) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.10.096
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Business Intelligence ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.30.621
Economic Growth and Development ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.33.201
European Business and Competition Law ILV 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.30.631
International Brand Management ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.30.611
International Business Ethics ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05170.33.231
International Consulting Project IPA 3,0 7,0 M4.05170.30.601
International eBusiness ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.33.221
International Project Management ILV 1,0 1,0 M4.05170.30.591
Master Thesis Seminar SE 2,0 3,0 M4.05170.30.261
Compulsory optional subject: Foreign Languages 3TypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
German (DaF) 3 UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.30.270
Italian 3 (A2 CEFR) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.30.272
Russian 3 (CEF A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.30.274
Slovene 3 (CEF A2) UE 3,0 4,0 M4.05170.30.276
Specialization Area: International FinanceTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Controlling ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.30.671
Mergers and Acquisitions ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05172.30.661
Specialization Area: International Human Resource ManagementTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Diversity Management in Multinational Organizations ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.30.651
International Labour Law ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05171.30.641
Specialization Area: International MarketingTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
International Marketing Communication ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.30.691
Services Marketing in an International Context ILV 1,0 2,0 M4.05173.30.681

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Due to the holistic and comprehensive nature of the International Business Management program, it opens a range of different career opportunities. In addition to having a profound international business education, our alumni combine intercultural and communication skills, strategic and analytic thinking capabilities, an entrepreneurial approach and the ability to effectively solve complex business problems in collaboration with others – competences that are widely sought by employers in different professional fields, in multinational companies, SMEs and entrepreneurial start-ups as well as in international institutions.

Typical job profiles and responsibilities of International Business Management graduates include, for example:

  • Planning and implementing international projects
  • International marketing and brand management
  • Export management
  • Consulting and business development
  • International supply chain management & strategic procurement
  • Human resource management in an international context
  • Financial management & international controlling
  • Management trainee & top management assistance
  • Key account management in an international environment
  • Product management
  • Entrepreneur in an international new venture

Alumni of the International Business Management master’s program have the right to be admitted to doctoral studies in social and economic sciences according to the Act of the Austrian Federal Minister for Science and Research (BGBl. II Nr. 253/2008).

 

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Alumni Testimonials

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Manuel Beisser, MA

(Graduated in 2020)

Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Rosenbauer, Linz/Leonding

 

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Romana Mrkalj, MA

(Graduated in 2019)

Senior Consultant in the Field of Supply Chain & Operations at Ernst & Young Management Consulting GmbH, Vienna

 

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Carina Lechner, MA

(Graduated in 2018)

Salesforce Consulting at Deloitte Digital Austria

 

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Corina Schmiedt, MA

(Graduated in 2018)

Authorised Officer & Sales Manager at mediapool mvp GmbH

 

Student Testimonials

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Mahsin Mohamed Abdalla – Kenya, Class of 2020

Other than having a semester abroad or the possibility of attaining a double degree during the two years of the IBM master program, the level of…

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Dominika Kovácsová – Slovakia, Class of 2020

My name is Dominika Kovácsová, and I am a 24-year-old passionate student who is from the Slovak republic.

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Luana Fabrete de Almeida – Brazil, Class of 2020

In the last year of my graduation in industrial engineering in Brazil, I was approved on a scholarship (OeAD) for two semesters of exchange studies at…

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Matt Coss – USA, Class of 2020

I wanted an international experience, a learning environment where I truly immersed myself in a new way of thought, influenced not by textbooks but by…

Lecturers

Our International Business Management faculty

Renowned full-time and part-time faculty members ensure a highly interactive and engaging state-of-the art management education in the International Business Management master’s program.

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Dietmar Sternad BSc MBA teaches several management and leadership-related subjects in the International Business Management program.

Dietmar Sternad is Professor of International Management. In his prior managerial career, he was Managing Director of one of Austria's leading trade book publishing groups and the CEO of a media company in Slovenia. He is an alumni of the IMTA (CEEMAN) and GLOCOLL (Harvard Business School) management teachers’ programs, has lectured at universities and business schools in several European countries, has (co-)authored a range of different books, scientific articles, and case studies, and received several national and international awards for teaching excellence (e.g. the Austrian State Prize for Teaching Excellence “Ars docendi”) and for creating teaching materials.

FH-Prof. Dr. Dietmar Brodel teaches in the Sustainable Global Management Practices module in the International Business Management program.

Dietmar Brodel is Dean of the School of Management at CUAS. Between 2006-2014, he served as Rector of CUAS. Before, he was Professor at SME University for Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Managing Director at Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology, and a research assistant at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. He is member of many academic associations and serves on several academic and professional boards.

Janet Brown, MA MA teaches in the module Effective Management and Leadership of Global Teams in the International Business Management program.

Janet Brown is lecturer in Intercultural Communication and English for Specific Purposes. She was Program Development Director and is now Director of Studies of the English Bachelor program Intercultural Management. She is responsible for the curricular development of the English and foreign language programs at the School of Management and was involved in winning the European Language Label for the International Business Management language program.

DDr. Klaus Brugger teaches in the Integrated Financial Management & Accounting module and in the specialization module in International Finance and Accounting in the International Business Management program.

Klaus Brugger holds a PhD in Business Administration as well as a PhD in Law from the University of Vienna. In his prior managerial career, Klaus Brugger spent several years in Zurich (Switzerland), working as an equity analyst for a Swiss investment bank. Afterwards, Klaus was Head of Securities Business at a large Austrian Bank.

FH-Prof.in Dr.in Eithne Knappitsch teaches in the Personal Skills Development Program and in the specialization module in International Human Resource Management in the International Business Management program.

Eithne Knappitsch is Program Director of the Intercultural Management bachelor’s program at CUAS. She is also President of SIETAR Austria (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research). Eithne has also previously lectured at the University of Klagenfurt and the University of Ulster, and worked as a researcher for the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee at the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Mag. Michael Kosutnik teaches in the specialization module in International Human Resource Management in the International Business Management program.

Michael Kosutnik is professor for HR and Organisation at FH Kärnten/CUAS. Before, he worked in leading human resource management functions in two internationally operating companies for almost 20 years.

Mag. Wolfgang Leitner teaches the International Supply Chain Management specialization module in the International Business Management program.

Wolfgang Leitner is Professor for Logistics and Production Management at CUAS. In his prior job, he worked as a Director for Customer Integration Service at Flex, a contract manufacturing company, where he was actively working on process integration of major electronics and automotive customers (e.g. HP, Dell, Epson, Microsoft or Psion and Audi, Ford, BMW, GM etc.) on a global basis.

FH-Prof. MMag. Dr. Florian Oppitz teaches in the CEE/SEE and Global Business Environment module in the International Business Management program.

Florian Oppitz is Professor of Public and European Law at CUAS. In his prior career, he was an assistant at the law faculty of Vienna University, temporary lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights and junior lawyer at a business law firm in Vienna. He is also lecturer at the Rhein-Waal University in Kleve.

Dr.in Rahel Schomaker teaches in the modules CEE/SEE and Global Business Environment and Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Research Methods in the International Business Management program.

Rahel Schomaker is an economist with an additional degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Much of her academic work is dedicated to issues relevant in emerging markets, in particular the Middle East. She also works with national and international institutions in consultancy projects in the fields of higher education in economics and public management improvement in the MENA region, but also Central Asia.

Sven Bakker BBA MSc teaches in the Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Research Methods module in the International Business Management program.
Sven Bakker is a lecturer in Business Intelligence (BI) at several public and private universities in The Netherlands. Before he became a fulltime lecturer, he worked for ten years as a BI consultant, researcher and data scientist crunching large data sets and creating economic foresight models to provide businesses and governmental organizations with the right decision-making knowledge. Besides his specialization in BI, he also lectures business research, blockchain technology, and international economics.

Mag. Klaus Ehrenbrandtner teaches in the International Digital Marketing Lab in the International Business Management program.
Klaus Ehrenbrandtner is a Senior Consultant at Trigon Entwicklungsberatung (Klagenfurt, Austria). The focus of his consultancy work lies on strategy, brand development, and internationalization strategy.  Before, he worked in several leading marketing and management roles for the Austrian National Tourist Office (Österreich Werbung). He is also a lecturer and trainer in the fields of digital marketing, innovation management, tourism management and international strategy at different universities.

Mag. Dr. Bernhard Erler teaches in the International Consulting Lab in the International Business Management program.
Bernhard Erler is Managing Director of Klagenfurter Messe Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H. (the leading trade fair organizer in Carinthia), where he is also responsible for internationalization. He is also active in national and international fair associations (MA – Messen Austria, CEFA – Central European Fair Alliance, UFI – Union Foires International).

Mag. Martin Gruber MBA teaches International Strategic Management in the International Business Management program.
Martin Gruber works in the Strategy Office of NXP, one of the leading semiconductor companies worldwide, in Austria, the Netherlands, and the USA. He has a long-standing experience in strategy, mergers & acquisitions, as a general manager of a complete business sector, and as a lecturer for strategy-related topics at universities of applied sciences.

MMag. Dr. Meinrad Höfferer teaches Managing the Internationalization Process in the International Business Management program.
Meinrad Höfferer is Deputy Director of the Economic Chamber of Carinthia and the Head of its Foreign Trade and International Affairs division. His prior professional career included positions in the BMW Group (Munich, Germany) and at Mercedes Benz (Salzburg, Austria). In his current position, he supports Carinthian companies in their internationalization process worldwide.

Mag. Peter Irlacher teaches International Controlling in the Integrated Financial Management & Controlling module in the International Business Management program.
Peter Irlacher manages the Group Finance department of Styria Media Group AG, Graz, a leading player in the Austrian and South-East European media market. In this position, he is responsible for financial controlling, consolidation and taxes. He started his career in Styria in the international part of the group in 2007 where he played an active role in the international expansion of the media company. Before, Peter worked at Ernst & Young in Vienna.

Mag. Dr. Stefan Jausz teaches in the International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab in the International Business Management program.
Stefan Jausz has top management experience in different industries, including prefabricated homes, building technology, and vehicle construction. Before his career in industry, he worked as management consultant for several international companies, advising them in the fields of business development and financial and organizational restructuring.

Ing. Mag. Stefan Korb teaches in the International Marketing and Sales Management module in the International Business Management program.
Stefan Korb is sales manager and authorized officer of fischer Edelstahlrohre Austria GmbH, a producer of welded stainless steel tubes, where he is responsible for the worldwide export of special goods. Several years in the supervisory board of a company in the field of mechanical engineering completes his international sales experience.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Andreas Knorr teaches in the CEE/SEE and Global Business Environment module in the International Business Management program.
Andreas Knorr is Professor of Economics: Economic and Transport Policy at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer. He received his PhD in Economics as well as his habilitation from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Professor Knorr has written several monographies and over one hundred academic articles on a broad range of economic topics.

MMMag. Dr. Udo Kögl teaches International Finance and Accounting in the International Business Management program.
Udo Kögl is Business Unit CFO at a German commercial aircraft inserts company. In his prior career, he served as a Financial Director for a business unit and global R&D of a leading international supplier of integral lighting solutions, and as the Head of Business Models and Controlling and managing director of a research company.

Dr. Alfons Prießner, BSc MSc teaches in the Personal Skills Development Program and the International Consulting Lab in the International Business Management program.
Alfons Prießner is Chief of Staff at the International EduTech start-up GoStudent. Before, he was working as a consultant at the international management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company. During his consulting career, he worked in various multinational project teams in more than 10 countries with a consultancy focus on the industries of agriculture and power utilities as well as on companies with a high need for restructuring and turnaround support.

Mag.a Ilse Nadja Rapatz teaches in the International Human Resource Management specialization module in the International Business Management program.
Ilse Rapatz is Senior HR Manager at Philips and her main responsibilities are strategic HR development, HR reporting, budgeting, performance management, talent management, compensation & benefits and many more. Besides her professional work career, she also works for the Carinthian Industrial Association, for the control committee of the Carinthian regional health insurance, for the labor market service and for a CSR network called “Verantwortung zeigen”.

Mag. Markus Raunig teaches in the International Marketing and Sales Management module in the International Business Management program.
Markus Raunig holds the position of General Manager of Henkel Iberica (Barcelona), where he is responsible for the Laundry and Homecare business of Henkel in Spain and Portugal. Before, he had different assignments as a general manager and in sales and marketing in four different countries (Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Latvia) and worked in the regional Henkel headquarters in Vienna.

Gabrielle Smith MA teaches in the Personal Skills Development Program of the International Business Management program.
Gabrielle Smith is a Lecturer in Research and Writing and Effective Communication at Stanford University (USA) and a Senior Lecturer for Language Skills and Academic Writing at the University of Vienna. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master´s Degree (MATESOL) from San Jose State University.

Dr.in Barbara Stampf teaches in the International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab in the International Business Management program.
Barbara Stampf holds a PhD in Business Management with a focus on industry, innovation and international management. Before founding her own consulting company, she worked in two multinational companies for many years, where she was responsible for diverse HR (and also some other management) functions.

Mag. Alexander Tauchhammer teaches in the International Digital Marketing Lab in the International Business Management program.
Alexander Tauchhammer holds an Endowed Professorship for Digital Transformation at CUAS. He is also Member of the Management Committee and Head of Customer Centricity and Transformation at Dr. Oetker Austria. Previously, he was also Head of Global Digital Marketing and member of the Digital Transformation Office at Dr. Oetker. Before that, he was working in the Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, London, Berlin and Vienna in digital start-up companies in the field of digital marketing. He has earned the title „Onliner of the Year“ in Austria, has received an award at the Austrian State Prize for Multimedia and won two times gold and one time bronze at Austrians largest online Advertising ceremony (IAB Webad) for his digital projects.

Mag.a Anita Verderber, BEd teaches in the International Marketing and Sales Management module in the International Business Management program.
Anita Verderber works in an agency called frei-stil, which is based in Klagenfurt. The agency’s main customer is FCA Austria with its brands Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat and Abarth. As an event and communication agency, the agency is responsible for product launch events, the creation of communication strategies, marketing communication activities such as road shows, tradeshows, or promotional activities.

Mag.a Birgitta Winkler, L.L.M. teaches International Labour Law as part of the International Human Resource Management module in the International Business Management program.
Brigitta Winkler is a lawyer specialized in labour law. As an expert for international labour law, she was responsible for the subsidiaries of Rail Cargo Austria AG (one of the leading rail freight logistics companies in Europe) in Eastern and South East Europe. In her prior career, she worked for international law firms in Sydney and Vienna before taking the exam to the Austrian Bar. She also worked for the leading logistics and postal services provider in Austria.

Ing. Gerald Zankl BSc teaches as a regular guest lecturer in the International Digital Marketing module in the International Business Management program.
Ing. Gerald Zankl BSc is the Director of Global Inside Sales at Bitmovin, Inc., a global video infrastructure provider and the co-founder and CEO of Kickscale, a company that redefines B2B business meetings. With ample experience in the field of international sales and business development and (digital) B2B marketing, he helped tech startups to dramatically grow their business and increase revenue and profitability.

Dr.in Karin Martin teaches Italian in the International Business Management program.
Karin Martin is an entrepreneurial linguist and advocate for multilingualism. She is a native Italian who has lived and worked in Italy, Germany, Spain and France, before moving to Austria in 2011. She holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the University of Verona and a Certificate in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice.

Mag.a Silke Mohl-Lengauer teaches German as a Foreign Language in the International Business Management program.
Silke Mohl-Lengauer has been working as a trainer for Spanish and German as a foreign language in the field of adult education since 2004. In 2007 she also started her career as a self-employed consultant. Her tasks involve consulting as well as training. She is also certified as a coach for prospective language trainers.

Mag.a Chiara Percuzzi teaches Italian in the International Business Management program.
Chiara Percuzzi was born in Gorizia (Italy), studied Classical Philology at the University of Trieste and attended a course about didactic strategies for teaching Italian as a foreign language at the University of Siena (DITALS 1). She has been active in the field of translation and translated several books from German to Italian. She also teaches Italian as a foreign language at the Music Conservatory of Klagenfurt.

Mag. Josef Urschitz teaches Russian in the International Business Management program.
Josef Urschitz also teaches Russian at the Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt at the department of Slavic languages and at the Faculty of Management and Economics. During his studies, he took part in an exchange program for two semesters at Voronezh State University, Moscow State University and Leningrad State University (today St. Petersburg). For nearly 30 years, he has also worked as an interpreter and translator.

Faculty and Staff - International Business Management

Head of Degree Program International Business Management Master, Professor of International Management

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Dietmar Sternad, BSc MBA
Student Support Services
Administration of Studies - Economy and Public Management Master
Planning of Schedules and Rooms
Lecturer of Slovene, coordination for foreign languages

Mag.a

 Katarina Gutownig Fürst
Senior Lecturer of English, International Coordinator
Professor

FH-Prof. DDr.

 Klaus Brugger
Professor for Intercultural Management

FH-Prof.in Dr.in

 Eithne Knappitsch
Professor of Logistics and Change Management
Professor of Public and European Law

FH-Prof. MMag. Dr.

 Florian Oppitz
Program Director of Digital Business Management

Dipl.-Ing.

 Martin Stromberger
Program Director Digital Business Management & Professor of Digital Business

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Wolfgang Eixelsberger
Dean Management, Program Director Business Management
Head of Degree Program & Professor of Public Management

FH-Prof.in MMag.a Dr.in

 Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle
Head of Degree Program Business Development & Management, Professor of Marketing & Market Research

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Alexander Schwarz-Musch
Vice Dean, Professor of Business Management

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Hermine Bauer
Part-time Lecturer