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

Period I: 01.10. - 15.03.20
Period II: 16.03.- 15.05.20
Period III: 16.03. - 15.07.20
Period IV: 16.07. - 30.09.20

Please note that applicants from non-EU countries or applicants living outside the European Union should apply as soon as possible to be in time for the visa procedure.

Study start

The semester starts on 14.09.2020 - Applications should be handed in before September 2020. 

Teaching time

Monday-Friday full-time and partly on Saturdays

Events

FH DAY
31.01.2020
9-14 h
Campus Villach

FH CAMPUS DAY
06.03. & 08.05.2020
15-19 h
Campus Villach I Spittal I Feldkirchen I Klagenfurt

Study-Info-Lounge
Second Tuesday of the month
14-18 h
Campus Villach

Online-Info-Sessions
10.12.2019 I 14.04.2020 I 14.07.2020

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

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 prior Italian skills (B1 or equivalent).
  • 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
Community Project 1 ILV 1,0 1,0 B4.06360.23.191
Cost Accounting UE 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.20.251
Cost Accounting VO 1,0 2,0 B4.06360.20.241
Fundamentals of Economics II - Macroeconomics ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.23.211
Fundamentals of Human Resources Managment ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.23.231
Fundamentals of Marketing ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.00000.00.061
Fundamentals of Organization ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.23.301
General English II: Current Trends & Business Communication Group A ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.20.201
General English II: Current Trends & Business Communication Group B ILV 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.20.201
Investment and Financing I ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.23.291
Mathematics for Economists and Statistics II UE 1,0 2,0 B4.06360.23.271
Mathematics for Economists and Statistics II VO 1,0 1,0 B4.06360.20.261
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French II UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.340
Russian II UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.310
Spanish II UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.320
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
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
Accounting & Balance Sheet Analysis ILV 3,0 3,2 B4.06360.12.060
Active Start ILV 1,5 1,4 B4.06360.11.010
Business Software ILV 1,8 2,6 B4.06360.13.080
Case Studies in Private Business Law ILV 1,5 2,1 B4.06360.14.120
Collaboration & Cooperation ILV 1,6 1,4 B4.06360.11.030
Corporate Law ILV 0,5 1,1 B4.06360.14.130
Elements of Self-Management ILV 1,1 2,7 B4.06360.11.020
English: Language and Text Analysis Group A ILV 0,7 0,5 B4.06360.13.111
English: Language and Text Analysis Group B ILV 0,7 0,5 B4.06360.13.111
English: Persuasive Self-Presentation Group A ILV 0,7 0,5 B4-06360.11.041
English: Persuasive Self-Presentation Group B ILV 0,7 0,5 B4-06360.11.041
Internet & Web Technology ILV 1,4 2,9 B4.06360.13.090
Introduction to Business Studies ILV 2,7 2,8 B4.06360.12.050
Introduction to Private Business Law ILV 2,0 2,8 B4.06360.14.110
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.200
Italian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.150
Russian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.160
Spanish I UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.170
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Bachelor Thesis I BA 0,0 7,0 B4.06360.33.391
Balance Sheet Analysis UE 1,0 2,0 B4.06360.33.361
Balance Sheet Analysis VO 1,0 1,0 B4.06360.33.351
Fundamentals of Management Accounting ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.00000.00.051
Internet & Web Technology Group A ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.33.381
Internet & Web Technology Group B ILV 2,0 3,0 B4.06360.33.381
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French III UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.470
Russian III UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.440
Spanish III UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.70.450
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Company Law and Tax Law ILV 2,0 4,0 B4.06360.53.661
ERP Systems/ SAP Group A ILV 2,0 4,0 B4.00000.00.081
ERP Systems/ SAP Group B 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
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
French IV UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.610
Italian IV UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.570
Russian IV UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.580
Slovenian IV UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.80.600
Spanish IV UE 2,0 2,0 B4.06360.80.590
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
Accounting & Balance Sheet Analysis ILV 3,0 3,2 B4.06360.12.060
Active Start ILV 1,5 1,4 B4.06360.11.010
Business Software ILV 1,8 2,6 B4.06360.13.080
Case Studies in Private Business Law ILV 1,5 2,1 B4.06360.14.120
Collaboration & Cooperation ILV 1,6 1,4 B4.06360.11.030
Corporate Law ILV 0,5 1,1 B4.06360.14.130
Elements of Self-Management ILV 1,1 2,7 B4.06360.11.020
English: Language and Text Analysis ILV 0,7 0,5 B4.06360.13.111
English: Persuasive Self-Presentation ILV 0,7 0,5 B4-06360.11.041
Internet & Web Technology ILV 1,4 2,9 B4.06360.13.090
Introduction to Business Studies ILV 2,7 2,8 B4.06360.12.050
Introduction to Private Business Law ILV 2,0 2,8 B4.06360.14.110
Optional subjectTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
French I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.200
Italian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.150
Croatian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.190
Russian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.160
Slovenian I ILV 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.180
Spanish I UE 3,0 4,0 B4.06360.70.170
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
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

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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
 Rita Maria Elsa Marak, BA MA
Administration of Studies - Bachelor Intercultural Management
Administration of Studies - International Business Management Master
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
Lecturer of English
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

Dr. phil.

 Colin Heller, M.A.
Senior Lecturer

Mag.a (FH)

 Stefanie Vallant
Senior Lecturer1

Priv.-Doz. Mag. DI Dr. rer. nat.

 Anita Kloss-Brandstätter

Dipl.-Ing.

 Jürgen Thierry
Lecturer of English

Mag.a

 Andrea Adametz
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
 Sarah Lena Lehnert, BA
 Christina Astrid Lobnig, BA MA
 Jessica Pöcher, B.A.
Employee CUAS Research
Part-time Lecturer

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