Specialization in Language

Intercultural Management offers students a business degree in English with a specialization in Language and Intercultural Communication. The program is aimed at individuals interested in working in an international business environment. Students deepen their knowledge and understanding of culture and either the German or Italian language and can choose from our elective foreign language program.

 

Real-life challenges in the international business world

Intercultural Management students are introduced to approaches and strategies for dealing with real-life challenges in the international business world. Experienced practioners and lecturers provide activating course contents and methods, such as case studies, experiential learning and excursions, motivating students to interact and engage with each other and their professors in the learning process. 

Intercultural Management combines business and management know-how with intercultural communication competence and languages. Intercultural Management is an international study program aimed at internationals and internationally-minded individuals keen to further their ability to manage cultural differences effectively.

 

Application deadline

For Winterterm 2021 the following Application Deadlines are opened:
 
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 Europe:
Due to visa and legalization processing we accept applications only from period I & II

Study start

The Semester starts in the middle of September.
Due to semesterstart applications have to be handed in till end of august.

Teaching time

Monday-Friday full-time and partly on Saturdays

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

Admission requirements:

• Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Austrian ‘Matura’) or equivalent

• Minimum English level B2 or equivalent

• German speaking applicants require a second foreign language (in addition to English) at intermediate level

• Non-German speaking applicants require no Italian or German skills

Information

Contact

If you have any questions feel free to ask:

Head of Degree Program ICM

Level of qualification
Bachelor
ECTS credits
180
Tuition fees
€ 363.36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business
Duration of study
6 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 20.20 / semester
Language of instruction
Englisch
FH campus
  • Villach

General Study Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profile

Foreign Language skills are an integral part of the Intercultural Management program. Intercultural Management is taught through English as a medium of instruction. Hence, applicants require strong English skills (B2) to apply and will further expand their ability to use English in an academic and business context. Intercultural Management students choose to specialize in either German or Italian. Austrian and German-speaking students require intermediate language skills in either Italian or another foreign language to be able to study Intercultural Management. Non-German speaking students require no Italian or German skills and can learn German as total beginners and reach level B2. Additionally, all Management students have the option to choose from our elective foreign language courses in French, Russian and Spanish.

There are degree program specific additional prerequisites for Intercultural Management:

  • All applicants require sufficient English language skills (B2) to follow the program in English.
  • German speaking applicants require a second foreign language (in addition to English) at intermediate level
  • Non-German speaking applicants require no German skills.

 

Graduates of the Bachelor Study Pogram "Intercultural Management" are able to:

  • apply general management know-how in practical business situations,
  • explain the main concepts in the areas of finance & accounting, marketing and management,
  • evaluate the economic, social and legal environments of businesses,
  • describe and explain the ethical responsibilities and obligations of businesses,
  • lead intercultural and interdisciplinary teams,
  • communicate effectively in English and at least one further foreign language in an international business context.

Current courses - Management

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Cost Accounting ILV 2,1 3,0 B4.06360.20.041
Digital Marketing ILV 1,4 2,0 B4.06360.20.071
English: Presenting with Impact Group A ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.20.091
English: Presenting with Impact Group B ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.20.091
Fundamentals of HR ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.20.021
Fundamentals of Marketing ILV 1,4 2,0 B4.06360.20.061
Fundamentals of Organization ILV 1,9 3,0 B4.06360.20.011
Labor Law ILV 0,6 1,0 B4.06360.20.031
Management Accounting ILV 2,1 3,0 B4.06360.20.051
Public Relations ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.20.081
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Business Process & Workflow Management ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.43.521
Case Studies in Contract Law ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.43.531
Communication Skills & Conflict Management ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.43.491
Community Project 2 ILV 1,0 1,0 B4.06360.43.471
Fundamentals of European Law ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.43.501
Organizational Development & Change Management ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.43.511
Public Relations ILV 1,0 2,0 B4.06360.43.541
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Russian IV UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.580
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor Examination DP 0,0 2,0 B4.06360.60.761
Bachelor Thesis Colloquium Group A SE 1,0 2,0 B4.06360.60.771
Bachelor Thesis Colloquium Group B SE 1,0 2,0 B4.06360.60.771
Bachelor Thesis II BA 0,0 12,0 B4.06360.60.751
Internship BOPR 0,0 14,0 B4.06360.60.781
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Active Start ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.011
Business Software ILV 1,8 2,5 B4.06360.10.071
Case Studies in Private Law ILV 0,6 1,0 B4.06360.10.121
Collaboration & Cooperation ILV 1,5 2,0 B4.06360.10.021
Corporate Law ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.10.111
Elements of Self-Management ILV 1,5 2,0 B4.06360.10.031
English: Language and Text Analysis Group A ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.091
English: Language and Text Analysis Group B ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.091
English: Persuasive Self-Presentation Group A ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.041
English: Persuasive Self-Presentation Group B ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.041
Financial Accounting ILV 2,5 3,0 B4.06360.10.061
Internet & Web Technology ILV 1,8 2,5 B4.06360.10.081
Introduction to Business Studies ILV 2,5 3,0 B4.06360.10.051
Introduction to Private Law ILV 1,8 3,0 B4.06360.10.101
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.320
Italian I Group A ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.272
Italian I Group B ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.272
Russian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.280
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English: Current Trend Analysis Group A ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.30.041
English: Current Trend Analysis Group B ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.30.041
Fundamentals of Empirical Social Research I ILV 0,3 0,5 B4.06360.30.021
Scientific & Computional Thinking I ILV 1,0 1,5 B4.06360.30.011
Statistics I ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.30.031
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French III UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.380
Russian III UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.340
Slovenian III UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.370
Spanish III UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.350
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Company Law and Tax Law ILV 2,0 4,0 B4.06360.53.661
ERP Systems/ SAP ILV 2,0 4,0 B4.00000.00.081
Project Management UE 2,0 7,0 B4.06360.50.631
Project Management VO 1,0 1,0 B4.06360.50.621
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French V UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.750
Spanish V UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.730
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Cost Accounting ILV 2,1 3,0 B4.06360.20.041
Digital Marketing ILV 1,4 2,0 B4.06360.20.071
English: Presenting with Impact ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.20.091
Fundamentals of HR ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.20.021
Fundamentals of Marketing ILV 1,4 2,0 B4.06360.20.061
Fundamentals of Organization ILV 1,9 3,0 B4.06360.20.011
Kroatisch II ILV 3,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.390
Labor Law ILV 0,6 1,0 B4.06360.20.031
Management Accounting ILV 2,1 3,0 B4.06360.20.051
Public Relations ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.20.081
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Slovenian II UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.400
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor Examination DP 0,0 2,0 B4.06360.60.761
Bachelor Thesis Colloquium SE 1,0 2,0 B4.06360.60.771
Bachelor Thesis II BA 0,0 12,0 B4.06360.60.751
Internship BOPR 0,0 14,0 B4.06360.60.781
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French VI UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.830
Italian VI UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.790
Russian VI UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.800
Slovenian VI UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.820
Spanish VI UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.810
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Active Start ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.011
Business Software ILV 1,8 2,5 B4.06360.10.071
Case Studies in Private Law ILV 0,6 1,0 B4.06360.10.121
Collaboration & Cooperation ILV 1,5 2,0 B4.06360.10.021
Corporate Law ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.10.111
Elements of Self-Management ILV 1,5 2,0 B4.06360.10.031
English: Language and Text Analysis ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.091
English: Persuasive Self-Presentation ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.10.041
Financial Accounting ILV 2,5 3,0 B4.06360.10.061
Internet & Web Technology ILV 1,8 2,5 B4.06360.10.081
Introduction to Business Studies ILV 2,5 3,0 B4.06360.10.051
Introduction to Private Law ILV 1,8 3,0 B4.06360.10.101
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.320
Italian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.272
Croatian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.310
Russian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.280
Slovenian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.300
Spanish I UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.290
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English: Current Trend Analysis ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.30.041
Fundamentals of Empirical Social Research I ILV 0,3 0,5 B4.06360.30.021
Scientific & Computional Thinking I ILV 1,0 1,5 B4.06360.30.011
Statistics I ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.30.031
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French III UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.380
Italian III UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.332
Re-Departure Orientation ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.390
Russian III UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.340
Slovenian III UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.370
Spanish III UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.350

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Job & Career

In our globalized economy, with increased cross-border alliances, expanding e-commerce and more complex customer relations, there is a growing demand for business professionals skilled in managing cultural differences effectively. Intercultural Management addresses the needs of international business today.

Graduates of Intercultural Management have studied abroad, learnt at least one if not two foreign languages and have already gained experience in working with international and culturally diverse groups. The combination of Business, Languages and Intercultural Communication and Management offers graduates the basis to succeed in internationally-oriented organizations in Austria and abroad.

Possible fields of employment include:

  • Management roles for international Austrian businesses and organizations
  • International Project Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing

Successful completion of the bachelor program qualifies the graduate to undertake the Master Degree Program in Management at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences over four semesters or an equivalent master’s degree program at another university of applied sciences or university according to  FHStG [Fachhochschul Studies Act] § 6 (4).

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Faculty and Staff - Management

Dean Management, Program Director Business Management
Leading Team Business Management, Professor of Business Management, Focus: Management Accounting

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Alexander Sitter
Leading Team Business Management, Professor of Business Management, Focus: Human Resources Management & Organisation

FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in

 Ursula Liebhart
Professor for Intercultural Management

FH-Prof.in Dr.in

 Eithne Knappitsch
Professor of Logistics and Change Management
Program Director of Digital Business Management

Dipl.-Ing.

 Martin Stromberger
Program Director & Professor of Hotel Management

FH-Prof. Dipl.BW FH

 Stefan Nungesser
Head of Degree Program & Professor of Public Management

FH-Prof.in MMag.a Dr.in

 Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle
Student Support Services
Student Support Services
 Rita Maria Elsa Marak, BA MA
Administration of Studies - Bachelor Intercultural Management

MMag.a

 Julia Ebenberger-Fidebauer
Administration of Studies - Economy and Business Development & Management Master
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
Professor of Public and European Law

FH-Prof. MMag. Dr.

 Florian Oppitz
Professor of Administrative Science & Applied Economics

Prof.in Dr.in

 Rahel Schomaker
Professor of Applied Economics

FH-Prof.in Mag. (FH) Dr.in

 Birgit Aigner-Walder
Head of Degree Program International Business Management Master, Professor of International Management

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Dietmar Sternad, BSc MBA
Vice Dean, Professor of Business Management

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Hermine Bauer
Lecturer/Senior Researcher
Research and Teaching Assistant
Senior Lecturer, Language coordination

FH-Prof. Dr. phil.

 Colin Heller, M.A.
Senior Lecturer1

Dipl.-Ing.

 Jürgen Thierry
Professor

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr.

 Andreas Schelling
Senior Lecturer

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.

 Dominik Rauner-Reithmayer

Dipl.-Ing.

 Michael Karl Reiner, BSc
Research Assistant
Project Assistant
 Isabell Stephanie Eckert, BA
 Christina Astrid Lobnig, BA MA
 Jessica Pöcher, B.A.
Laboratory Engineer
Part-time Lecturer

Mag. (FH)

 Sandra Wiesinger

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