Intercultural Management - Bachelor

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 practitioners 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 intake 2022 the following Application Deadlines are opened:
 
I:   1.11.-15.3.
II:  16.3.-15.5.
III: 16.5.-15.7.
IV: 16.7-30.9.*

*We reserve the right to close period IV at any time.

For applicants from outside Europe:
We accept applications only from period I & II

Study start

The Semester starts in october.

Teaching time

Monday to Friday full-time and partly on Saturdays.

Events

FH DAY
04.02.2022

CAMPUS DAY
04.03 & 06.05.2022

MASTERSESSION ONLINE
02.12.2021 & 12.04.2022

STUDIEN-INFO-LOUNGE
2nd Tuesday per month.

Individual appointments can be booked online.

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:

For inquiries related to your application, please contact our Student Administrator, Julia Ebenberger-Fidebauer.

ICM Management Team

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
€ 21.20 / 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 Program "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
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 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.10.121
Collaboration & Cooperation ILV 1,5 2,0 B4.06360.10.021
Corporate Law ILV 0,6 1,0 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 (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.320
Italian I (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.272
Russian I (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.280
Spanish I (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.290
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
Research Skills 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
Re-Departure Orientation ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.390
Russian III UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.340
Spanish III UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.350
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Balance Sheet Analysis ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.50.011
Investment & Financing II ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.50.031
Tax Law ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.50.021
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Cost Accounting ILV 2,1 3,0 B4.06360.20.041
Digital Marketing ILV 1,3 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 1,3 2,0 B4.06360.20.021
Fundamentals of Marketing ILV 1,3 2,0 B4.06360.20.061
Fundamentals of Organization ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.20.011
Labour Law ILV 0,7 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
French II (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.410
Spanish II (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.380
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English: Academic English ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.40.091
European law ILV 1,7 2,5 B4.06360.40.081
Fundamentals of economics II: Macroeconomics ILV 1,7 2,5 B4.06360.40.071
Fundamentals of Empirical Social Research II ILV 1,5 2,5 B4.06360.40.021
Project management ILV 3,2 4,0 B4.06360.40.041
Project management systems ILV 0,8 1,0 B4.06360.40.051
Project supervision ILV 0,8 1,0 B4.06360.40.061
Research Skills II ILV 0,9 1,5 B4.03630.40.011
Statistics II ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.40.031
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor Thesis and Bachelor Colloquium BA 1,0 10,0 B4.06360.60.011
Bachelor-Exam DP 0,0 2,0 B4.06360.60.021
Professional Internship BOPR 0,0 18,0 B4.06360.60.030
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 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.10.121
Collaboration & Cooperation ILV 1,5 2,0 B4.06360.10.021
Corporate Law ILV 0,6 1,0 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 (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.320
Italian I (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.272
Croatian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.310
Russian I (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.280
Slovene I (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.300
Spanish I (CEF A1) ILV 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
Methods of Scientific Work 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 ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.380
Italian III ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.332
Croatian III ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.360
Pre-Departure Orientation ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.390
Russian III ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.340
Writing with academic context ILV 3,7 6,0 B4.06360.30.400
Slovene III ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.370
Spanish III ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.350
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Balance Sheet Analysis ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.50.011
Investment & Financing II ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.50.031
Tax Law ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.50.021
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French V UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.750
Italian V UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.710
Russian V UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.720
Slovenian V UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.740
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 1,3 2,0 B4.06360.20.071
English: Presenting with Impact ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.20.091
Fundamentals of HR ILV 1,3 2,0 B4.06360.20.021
Fundamentals of Marketing ILV 1,3 2,0 B4.06360.20.061
Fundamentals of Organization ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.20.011
Labour Law ILV 0,7 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
French II (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.410
Italian II (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.362
Croatian II ILV 3,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.390
Russian II (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.370
Slovene II (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.400
Spanish II (CEF A1) ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.380
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
English: Academic English ILV 0,7 1,0 B4.06360.40.091
European law ILV 1,7 2,5 B4.06360.40.081
Fundamentals of economics II: Macroeconomics ILV 1,7 2,5 B4.06360.40.071
Fundamentals of Empirical Social Research II ILV 1,5 2,5 B4.06360.40.021
Methods of Scientific Work II ILV 0,9 1,5 B4.03630.40.011
Project management ILV 3,2 4,0 B4.06360.40.041
Project management systems ILV 0,8 1,0 B4.06360.40.051
Project Supervision ILV 0,8 1,0 B4.06360.40.061
Statistics II ILV 1,2 2,0 B4.06360.40.031
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French IV ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.350
Italian IV ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.302
Croatian IV ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.330
Present, Argue, Discuss ILV 3,0 6,0 B4.06360.40.370
Re-Entry Orientation ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.360
Russian IV ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.310
Slovene IV ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.340
Spanish IV ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.320
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor Thesis and Bachelor Colloquium BA 1,0 10,0 B4.06360.60.011
Bachelor-Exam DP 0,0 2,0 B4.06360.60.021
Professional Internship BOPR 0,0 18,0 B4.06360.60.030
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Elective Module for Incomings: Austrian Language ILV 3,7 6,0 B4.06365.80.171
Elective Module for Incomings: Doing Business in Austria ILV 3,7 6,0 B4.06365.80.181

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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.

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Faculty and Staff - Management

Dean Management, Program Director Business Management

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Dietmar Brodel
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
Program Director "Intercultural Management"
 Svetlana BUKO
Program Director of Digital Business Management

Dipl.-Ing.

 Martin Stromberger
Program Director

Dr.

 Irina Lindermüller
Program Director & Professor of Hotel Management

FH-Prof. Dipl.BW FH

 Stefan Nungesser
Vice Program Director

FH-Prof. Dr. phil.

 Colin Heller, M.A.
Head of Degree Program & Professor of Public Management

FH-Prof.in MMag.a Dr.in

 Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle
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
 Evelyn Eigner
Administration of Studies - Economy and Public Management Master
 Romana Pechac
Planning of Schedules and Rooms

Mag.a

 Margit Schager
Senior Lecturer1

Mag.

 Martin Schellrat
Lecturer of Slovene, coordination for foreign languages

Mag.a

 Katarina Gutownig Fürst
+43 (0)5 90500-4222
k.gutownigfuerst[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten
Senior Lecturer of English, International Coordinator
 Janet Brown, MA MA
Professor

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Thomas Fenzl

Mag.

 Michael Kosutnik
Professor for Intercultural Management

FH-Prof.in Dr.in

 Eithne Knappitsch
Professor of Logistics and Change Management

Mag.

 Wolfgang Leitner
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
Research and Teaching Assistant

Mag.a (FH)

 Marika Gruber
Senior Researcher/Lecturer
 Bernhard Guetz, BA MSc.

Mag.a

 Melanie Luise Krenn, MA MSc

MMag.a

 Jirina Ley, MSc
+43 (0)5 90500-5144
j.ley[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Villacher Straße 1
9800 Spittal an der Drau
 Albert Luger, M.A.

Dr.in

 Karin MARTIN
 Petra Regenfelder-Davis, B.A. M.A.

FH-Prof.in MMag.a Dr.in

 Vera Seyer
Senior Lecturer1

Dipl.-Ing.

 Jürgen Thierry
+43 (0)5 90500-3226
j.thierry[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Primoschgasse 10
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Senior Lecturer

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

 Dominik Rauner-Reithmayer
+43 (0)5 90500-3212
d.rauner-reithmayer[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Primoschgasse 10
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Dipl.-Ing.

 Michael Karl Reiner, BSc
+43 (0)5 90500-3216
m.reiner[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Primoschgasse 10
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Research Assistant

Mag.a

 Sabrina Katzenberger, BBakk.
 Claudia Regina Morocutti, BA MA
 Stephanie Putz, BA MA
 Kathrin Zupan, MA
Project Assistant
 Isabell Stephanie Eckert, BA MA

Mag.a

 Claudia Haid
 Jessica Pöcher, B.A.
Laboratory Engineer

Ing.

 Christoph KUCHLING
Part-time Lecturer

Mag.a Dr.in

 Magdalena Bleyer

Mag. Mag.a Dr. sc.

 Sabrina Dorn, MSc ETH

Mag.a Dr.in

 Daniela Ebner

DI

 Martin Fahrenberger-Zirngast, Bakk.
 Hannes Gessoni, MSc.

Dipl. Fac. Cath.

 Francoise Jouffre-Koch

Hon.-Prof.in (FH) MMag.a

 Ulrike Juritsch

Mag. (FH)

 Christina Kienzer, MSc.

Arch. Dipl.-Ing.

 Gerhard Kopeinig
 Melanie Kosutnik-Sutterlüty

MMag.a

 Eva Maria Köffler-Malliga

Mag. Mag.

 Günther Köpf

Dr. phil.

 Andreas Nikolaus LUDWIG, MA

Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH)

 Michael Littich

Prof. Dr.

 Alfred Merl

Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH)

 Georg Overs

MMag.

 Florian Pibal, Bakk.

Mag.

 Christian Piber, MBA

Mag.a

 Maria Fernanda Ruocco de Kronawetter

DI Dr.

 Andreas Starzacher, Bakk.

Hon.-Prof.in (FH) MMag.a Dr.in

 Gabriele Stoiser

Dr. jur.

 Kurt Wagner, MBA

Mag. iur. Dr. iur.

 Hannes Walder

ao.Univ.-Prof.

 Norbert Wohlgemuth
 Kathrin Wutej, BSc MSc

FH-Prof. Prof. Dr. habil.

 Gregor van der Beek

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