"As the "University of Applied Sciences", the practical relevance of our studies is particularly important to us. This means that the teaching of those skills that guarantee sustainable professional success is at the center of the study. This is best achieved by lecturers who have an excellent academic and didactic record and who, above all, are successful in their own practical work. This is what the team of the Economics & Management study area stands for.”



If you have any questions feel free to contact:


to study Management at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences:

The Management Language Center, School of Economics and Management, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses to support in the acquisition and strengthening of foreign language skills.

The degree study programs offer excellent conditions for a starting a professional career or advancement in a variety of sectors.  The planning of courses and scheduling is designed to match the needs of working students as much as possible.

Practice-oriented projects provide an organized space for student engagement, responsibility and creativity.  As a result, students can develop and implement their own meaningful and individually designed ideas.

Memberships in the European University Association (EUA – the largest association of European universities) and Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN – an international association of business schools with the air of improving management training) guarantee the constant exchange and development of teaching and scientific practices.

This model not only enables students to make early contact with reputable companies, but also offers them a solid basis for further professional development in addition to their goal-oriented academic studies.

With currently around 140 international university partners, studying abroad is possible around the globe.  Students who would like to perform an internship abroad are supported as well. In addition to strengthening and broadening their business and economic expertise, participants also acquire social skills and expand their language skills.

Regular excursions to other European countries are an integral part of the curriculum.  Internationality in the academic programs and research is an important element of the study concept.  Degree programs in English enrich the intercultural competence of the students and promote their understanding of other cultures. In addition to career-oriented advantages, there are other relative advantages of an educational program provided in English, especially in regards to personal development.

CUAS is a member of AACSB and CEEMAN:


Poster "Egypt and Ecuador"

Poster exhibition "Language Diversity at School of Management"

The poster exhibition " Sprachenvielfalt am Studienbereich Wirtschaft & Management // Language Diversity at School of Management", which can be…

Matthias Egarter, CFO at Lindner Recyclingtech, with International Business Managemet students

Guest Lecture of Matthias Egarter, CFO of Lindner Recycling

On January 24th, 2024, the first semester students of the International Business Management (IBM) master’s program were joined in their "Effective…

Svetlana Buko and Bernhard Guetz holding an American Councils Poster

CUAS Teams Up with American Councils in the format of Virtual Internships for International Youth

A new collaboration between Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) and American Councils www.americancouncils.org - in our commitment to…

Erfolgreiches Google Ads Bootcamp an der Fachhochschule Kärnten

Am 20. Jänner 2024 veranstaltete die Fachhochschule Kärnten in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Branchenriesen Google das dritte Google Bootcamp.

More Management

The Management Language Center is the central contact point for students on the CUAS Campus Villach who are interested in expanding their foreign language skills. The foreign language instructors offer students on the one hand courses targeted for different language levels and on the other hand they support all those interested in questions of foreign language communication.

You can find the range of language courses offered in the current semester, information on certified language proficiency exams in German and Slovenian as well as the latest news on language-specific questions on this website.



Dr. phil. Colin Heller, M.A. 

+43 5 90500 2409

The language courses start on 14.10.2019

The School of Management Language Center offers the following language courses in the winter semester 2019/20:

  • AUSTRIAN LANGUAGE / for beginners
    (Basic course communication)
    Course instructor: Silke Mohl-Lengauer
    Monday, 13.30 Uhr – 16.50 Uhr

    Course instructor Verena Paar-Grünbichler
    Monday, 16.00 Uhr – 18.30 Uhr

    Course instructor: Silke Fankhauser
    Monday 16.00 – 18.30 

    (native speakers and/or level B+)
    Course instructor: Colin Heller
    Tuesday, 16.00 – 19.20 

  • FRENCH 1
    Course instructor: Francoise Jouffre-Koch
    Monday, 16.00 – 18.30
  • FRENCH 3
    Course instructor: Francoise Jouffre-Koch
    Monday, 14.20 – 16.00 

    Course instructor: Stefania Squadrito
    Monday, 16.00 – 18.30 
    Course instructor: Chiara Percuzzi
    Monday, 16.00  – 18.30 

    Course instructor: Josef Urschitz
    Monday, 16.50  – 19.20 
    Course instructor: Josef Urschitz
    Monday, 14.20 – 16.50 

    Course instructor: Fernanda Ruocco de Kronawetter
    Monday, 16.00 – 18.30 
    Course instructor: Fernanda Ruocco de Kronawetter
    Monday, 14.20 – 16.00 
    Course instructor: Fernanda Ruocco de Kronawetter
    Dates by arrangement with the course instructor


Please sign up for a course by sending your degree program and current semester to: 

Claudia Kopačka
Administration School of Management

Am Sprachenzentrum-Wirtschaft der Fachhochschule Kärnten, Studienbereich Wirtschaft & Management, können die international anerkannten Sprachprüfungen des Österreichischen Sprachdiploms Deutsch (ÖSD) abgelegt werden.

Die Prüfungen des ÖSD werden weltweit angeboten und sind als standardisierter Nachweis von Deutschkenntnissen für NichtmuttersprachlerInnen in unterschiedlichen Bereichen und zu unterschiedlichen Zwecken anerkannt.

Neben Studierenden haben Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der FH Kärnten und externe InteressentInnen die Möglichkeit, die ÖSD-Prüfungen auf den Sprachniveaus A1 bis C2 abzulegen.

Termin: 01.07. 2019 (Niveaus: A2, B1, B2, C1)
Ende der Anmeldefrist: 14.06.2019

Die Anmeldung zur Prüfung erfolgt bitte ausschließlich per Mail an: 


  • Niveau A1: ÖSD Zertifikat A1 (ZA1)
    € 90,00
  • Niveau A2: ÖSD Zertifikat A2 (ZA2)
    € 100,00
  • Niveau B1: ÖSD Zertifikat Deutsch Österreich B1 (ZDÖ B1)
    ÖSD Zertifikat B1 (ZB1) auch modular ablegbar
    gesamt: € 105,00 / pro Modul: € 32,00
  • Niveau B2: ÖSD Zertifikat B2 (ZB2)
    € 110,00
  • Niveau C1: ÖSD Zertifikat C1 (ZC1)
    € 120,00
  • Niveau C2: ÖSD Zertifikat C2 (ZC2)
    € 140,00

Materialien zur Prüfungsvorbereitung und Modellprüfungen:
https://www.osd.at/ (den Button für das gewünschte Niveau anklicken)

Anmeldung und Beratung

Dr. phil. Colin Heller, M.A. 

+43 5 90500 2409


FH-Professorin Mag.a Sabine Spanz 

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten 

+43 5 90500 4112

Am Sprachenzentrum-Wirtschaft der Fachhochschule Kärnten, Studienbereich Wirtschaft & Management, können die international anerkannten Sprachprüfungen des Zentrums für Slowenisch als Fremd-/ Zweitsprache der Universität Ljubljana (CSDTJ) abgelegt werden.

Die Prüfungen des CSDTJ sind als standardisierter Nachweis von Slowenischkenntnissen für NichtmuttersprachlerInnen in unterschiedlichen Bereichen und zu unterschiedlichen Zwecken anerkannt.

Neben Studierenden haben Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der FH Kärnten und externe InteressentInnen die Möglichkeit, die CSDTJ -Prüfungen auf den Sprachniveaus „na osnovni A2/B1“, „na višji B“ und „na odličnostni C1/C2“ abzulegen.

Jezikovni center na Fachhochschule Kärnten, ki deluje v okviru študijske smeri Gospodarstvo&Menedžment, ponuja mednarodno veljavne izpite za slovenščino. Izpite izvaja Center za slovenščino kot drugi/tuji jezik (CSDTJ) Univerze v Ljubljani.

Z uspešno opravljenim izpitom CSDTJ kandidat/kandidatka pridobi javno veljavno listino o znanju slovenščine za uradne ali zasebne namene.

Poleg študentov FH, imajo tudi sodelavci FH in zunanji interesenti možnost opravljanja izpitov na treh ravneh: na osnovni ravni A2/B1, na višji ravni B2 in na ravni odličnosti C1/C2.


Prüfungstermin und Prüfungsgebühren:

29. Mai 2019

Prüfung: Slowenisch als Zweit-/Fremdsprache (B2)
(Sprachenzentrum Wirtschaft in Kooperation mit  Center za slovenščino kot drugi in tuji jezik)

Izpitni roki in stroški opravljanja izpita:
29. maj 2019
Izpit iz znanja slovenščine na višji ravni (B2)

Die Anmeldung zur Prüfung erfolgt bitte ausschließlich per Mail an: szw[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Prijave sprejemamo izključno v pisni obliki na elektronski naslov: szw[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at .

Dodatne informacije
Za dodatne informacije sem Vam na voljo Katarina Gutownig Fürst.
05 90500 4222

Anmeldung und Beratung

Mag.a Katarina Gutownig Fürst

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten 

+43 5 90500 4222

Students can apply to take the IELTS (INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH TESTING SYSTEM) exam at the University of Klagenfurt, in collaboration with British Council Austria (https://www.britishcouncil.at/)

Further information regarding the exam, examination dates and preparation courses can be found on the university website:



Dr. phil. Colin Heller, M.A. 

+43 5 90500 2409


What is PLIDA?

The PLIDA Certificate is an official Diploma issued by the Dante Alighieri Society under an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Rome La Sapienza. It attests proficiency in Italian as a foreign language on a 6-level scale according to the parameters established by the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR), from A1 to C2 in progression of difficulty.
Furthermore, the PLIDA Certificate is officially affiliated to ALTE (Association of Language Tester in Europe). This European Association promotes multilingualism in Europe, sets the standards for language evaluation, and guarantees quality and equity in language testing and groups together the language certifications officially recognized in Europe.

Who can take the exam?

The PLIDA Certificate is intended for:

  • students whose mother tongue is not Italian;
  • all Italian citizens with Italian as mother tongue, living abroad and needing a certificate of language competence for study, work or other reasons.

What is the PLIDA Certificate for?

With the PLIDA Certificate you can:

  • Enroll in an Italian University without signing up for an entrance examination in Italian (Level B2 or C1);
  • Specify in a very transparent way your language competence level in Italian in your CV and in job application forms;
  • Register with a professional association to practice certain occupations (e.g., the medical profession);
  • Gain a valid alternative to the South Tyrolean bilingual exam, as PLIDA is recognized from the South Tyrolean Administration;
  • Obtain a residence permit or a long-term residence permit for non-EU citizens.


  • A2, B1, B2, C1 exams will be held on June 24th and 27th 2023.


  • The exam will take place at International School Carinthia (Rosentaler Str. 15, 9220 Velden am Wörthersee).


  • A1*/A2  €120,- + €15,-*
  • B1 €150,- + €15,-
  • B2 €150,- + €15,-
  • C1 €195,- + €15,-
  • C2 €195,- + €15,-

*15€ are for the Membership fee to Dante Alighieri Villach


Please note: the exam will be held only when the minimum number of participants is reached, otherwise the amounts paid will be refunded in full.
We remain available for further clarification.


Veranstaltungen bieten den idealen Rahmen für einen aktiven Meinungsaustausch. Daher haben wir uns zum Ziel gesetzt, einem interessierten Publikum attraktive Veranstaltungen zu aktuellen Themen der Wirtschaft zu bieten.

„Potenziale durch Digitalisierung im Tourismus"

Seit mehr als zehn Jahren veranstalten die Bachelor-Studienzweige Digital Business Management, Hotel Management sowie neuerdings der Masterstudiengang Digital Transformation Management das Forum eTourismus. Dabei stehen aktuelle Themen der Digitalisierung im Tourismus im Mittelpunkt. Zielgruppen sind Unternehmerinnen und Unternehmer sowie Mitarbeitende in Hotellerie, Gastronomie und Touristik, aus Tourismusorganisationen, Studierende, Schülerinnen und Schüler sowie alle, die sich für digitale Themen im Tourismus interessieren.

Dieses Jahr findet das Forum eTourismus am

  • Mittwoch, den 18.10.2023, 16:00 – 19:00 Uhr
  • hybrid am Campus Villach und über zoom statt

Zur Teilnahme vor Ort melden Sie sich bitte unter eTourismus[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at mit Namen und Anzahl der Personen an.
Zur Teilnahme online bitten wir um Registrierung mit Namen und E-Mail-Adresse über folgenden Link zu zoom:

Sie bekommen dann rechtzeitig den Zugangslink zu zoom zugeschickt. Die Teilnahme an der Veranstaltung ist kostenlos. Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie andere auf die Veranstaltung aufmerksam machen.


Mittwoch, 01.04.2020 von 10:00 – 13:00 Uhr
FH Kärnten, Campus Villach, Hörsaal 6
Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach

  • MitarbeiterInnen und PolitikerInnen auf kommunaler Ebene
  • MitarbeiterInnen und PolitikerInnen auf Landesebene
  • Unternehmen, die mit der öffentlichen Verwaltung verbunden sind


  • 10:00 – 10:15 
    Begrüßung FH-Prof. Dr. Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle, FH-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Eixelsberger
  • 10:15 – 10:30
    Grußworte LR Ing. Daniel Fellner

  • 10:30 – 11:00
    Keynote: Intelligente Menschen nutzen  intelligente Maschinen auf intelligente Weise
    Thomas Ramge (Bestsellerautor und Wirtschaftsjournalist)

  • 11:00 – 11:20 Uhr
    Digitale Gemeinde - Herausforderungen und Handlungsfelder 
    FH-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Eixelsberger (Fachhochschule Kärnten)

  • 11:20 – 11:40 Uhr
    Digitalisierung als Managementaufgabe
    Ing. Mag. Andreas Tischler (Amtsleiter der Marktgemeinde Grafenstein)

  • 11:40 – 12:00 Uhr
    Digitale Praxis - Best Practice und Fallstricke
    DI Manfred Wundara (Abteilungsleiter Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien, Stadt Villach)

Anmeldung & Kontakt

Mit Unterstützung von:

Re!think Marketing Con

Wie können Unternehmen die Möglichkeiten und Chancen, welche sich im Metaverse bieten, effizient nutzen?

Das Metaverse ist eine virtuelle Welt, in der Individuen in unterschiedlichen Umgebungen miteinander interagieren können. Unternehmen wie Nike und Coca-Cola haben bereits mit der Planung von virtuellen Verkäufen im Metaverse begonnen.

Im fünften Teil der re!think Veranstaltungsreihe begleitet Sie die Fachhochschule Kärnten in Kooperation mit dem Competence Circle Marketing in die bunte Welt des Metaverse. Bitte registrieren Sie sich vorab, um an der Veranstaltung teilnehmen zu können. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, jedoch auf 300 Teilnehmer*innen begrenzt.


Growth Lab

Das Seminar- und Coaching-Programm zur Entwicklung
Ihrer internationalen Wachstumsstrategie


  • Identifizieren Sie erfolgsversprechende Wachstumsmöglichkeiten für Ihr Unternehmen!
  • Entwickeln Sie Ihre individuelle Roadmap für das Wachstum Ihres Unternehmens!
  • Lernen Sie Methoden und Tools für Ihr Unternehmenswachstum kennen!
… mit spannenden Growth-Impulsen von „Wachstums-Champions“ unter anderem von
  • Helen Landhäußer
    CEO LOOXR GmbH Innovator im Bereich der digitalen Druckluft
  • Johannes Braith
    CEO & Founder Storebox Holding GmbH EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019, Forbes 30 u 30 DACH
  • Margareta Sailer
    Founder mondaysquares Ltd. Erfolgreiche Führungspersönlichkeit mit Erfahrungen in der Skalierung von Start-Ups (z.B. Tesla)
  • Aris Brauchart
    Head of Tech, Waterdrop Microdrink GmbH
  • Magdalena Hörhager 
    Vice President Growth, Bitpanda GmbH

Termine (jeweils 13:30 – 19:00 Uhr):

  • 28.09.2022: Strategische Wachstumsziele erarbeiten
  • 19.10.2022: Das Geschäftsmodell designen
  • 16.11.2022: Wachstum umsetzen mit Kooperationen und Partnern
  • 30.11.2022: Die organisatorische Umsetzung gestalten


Top-Management in Kärntner Unternehmen mit internationalen Wachstumszielen (produzierender Sektor und Dienstleistungssektor)
Exklusiv! Begrenzte Teilnehmerzahl – nur 10 Plätze verfügbar!


  • Hannes Gessoni, MSc
  • Mag.a Melanie Luise Krenn, MA MSc
  • FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Schwarz-Musch
  • Dr.in Barbara Stampf
  • FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Dietmar Sternad, BSc MBA

Anmeldung zur Teilnahme und weitere Informationen:

Evelyn Maria Stele
Fachhochschule Kärnten, School of Management
+43 5 90500 2421

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Änderungen vorbehalten.

Study & Work - is that possible?

With over 80 Study & Work partner companies and organizations, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers students of a bachelor's or master's degree program the opportunity to combine their studies with a career.

This attractive offer gives students the chance to immediately put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain professional experience in Carinthia's leading companies.

Study & Work Programme für unseren Bachelor-Studiengang

  • Aicher & Partner Steuerberater OG, St. Veit an der Glan
  • APP Steuerberatung GmbH, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • BDO Kärnten GmbH Steuerberatungsgesellschaft
  • BG&P Binder Grossek & Partner Steuerberatung und Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH
  • CONFIDA Hermagor Wirtschaftstreuhandgesellschaft m.b.H., Hermagor
  • CONFIDA Klagenfurt Steuerberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H., Klagenfurt
  • CONFIDA Villach Wirtschaftstreuhandgesellschaft m.b.H., Villach
  • CONVISIO Völkermarkt, Völkermarkt
  • Crowe SOT GmbH,Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgeselleschaft, Klagenfurt
  • Die Steuerberater - GKS Steuerberatung GmbH & Co KG, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • ECA Keiler & Partner Steuerberatung GmbH, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • ECA Klagenfurt Steuerberatung GmbH
  • EY Österreich (Ernst & Young)
  • Glatzhofer & Matschek Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • Kampitsch & Partner Steuerberatungs GmbH, St. Veit an der Glan
  • kth Kärntner Treuhand GmbH, Spittal an der Drau & Villach & Klagenfurt
  • Köstenbauer Steuerberatung, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • Kohlfürst, Roth & Partner Wirtschaftsprüfung und Steuerberatung Gmbh, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • KPMG Alpen-Treuhand GmbH, Wirtschaftsprüfungs- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Klagenfurt
  • Mag. Helmut Wasserbacher Wirtschaftstreuhand- und Steuerberatungsges. mbH
  • Mag. Ingrid Huber - Wirtschaftsprüferin und Steuerberaterin
  • Pippan & Partner, Villach
  • Procedo Audit Wirtschaftsprüfung GmbH
  • R + R  Steuerberatung, Dr. Johann Rebernig & Partner GmbH, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • Rossbacher & Partner, Klagenfurt
  • Steuerberatung Dr. Höfferer GmbH, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
  • TPA Steuerberatung GmbH, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee und Villach
  • Treuhand-Union Villach Wirtschaftstreuhand- u. Steuerberatungs GmbH, Villach
  • Treuhand-Union Klagenfurt Wirtschaftstreuhand- und Steuerberatungs GmbH & Co KG, Klagenfurt
  • Tributaria Wirtschaftstreuhand GesmbH, Villach
  • Villacher Treuhand Dr. Nehsl & Partner Steuerberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Walter Zenkl & Partner GmbH


Mag. Michael Kosutnik

+43 5 90500 2408

Europastraße 4
9524 Villach

Das Digital Lab der Fachhochschule Kärnten unterstützt Unternehmen und die öffentliche Verwaltung bei der digitalen Transformation. Im Zentrum stehen Projekte mit Bezug zur angewandten Forschung und Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen. Die Forschungsergebnisse werden über Veröffentlichungen und Veranstaltungen öffentlich zugänglich gemacht.

Detaillierte Informationen finden Sie HIER!





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

Valentina Malagó

Learning Russian

Valentina Malagó, International Business Management student.

Sonja Hammerschmid

Learning French and studying in France

Sonja Hammerschmid, Management student, spent one semester studying in French at EDHEC Business School Lille, in France.

Corina Schmiedt in front of a car

Learning Italian and studying in Italy

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

Barbara Prosekar

Learning the Slovenian language

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

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

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

Our International Partner Universities

Why study abroad?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For further information, visit our International Relations Office.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alexander Turteltaube
Final year Business Management student

The Key to Successful International Teamwork

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The key to successful international teamwork is being flexible.

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

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

The key to successful international teamwork is being flexible. When working in an international team, it is necessary to be able to adapt to the situation at hand, as well as to the different team members.

The working approaches between the members usually differ substantially, therefore, it is always necessary to adapt and meet somewhere in the middle.

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

School of Management International Incoming Students

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

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

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

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

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

Learning by doing - das Berufspraktikum

Ein besonders wichtiger Bestandteil des Studienplans des Bachelorstudiums im Bereich Wirtschaft & Management ist das Berufspraktikum. Im sechsten Semester arbeiten die Studierenden in Unternehmen und Einrichtungen der öffentlichen Hand. Die Aufgaben und Projekte stehen dabei in einem engen Zusammenhang mit dem gewählten Studienzweig. Durch das Berufspraktikum haben die Studierenden die Möglichkeit, das erworbene Wissen praxisorientiert anzuwenden und ihre Kompetenzen "on-the-job" zu erweitern. 

Zwingende Voraussetzung für ein erfolgreiches Praktikum ist die weitgehend selbstständige Durchführung von Projekten, unterstützt durch eine/n MentorIn am betreffenden Arbeitsplatz. Während des Praktikums steht jedem Studierenden auch ein praxiserfahrener Hochschullehrender des Studienbereichs als persönlicher Ansprechpartner zur Verfügung. Dieses „Back-up“ stellt sicher, dass die Studierenden bei auftretenden Fragen auf fachliches Know-how zurückgreifen können.

Durch die im Praktikum absolvierten Aufgaben und gesammelten Erfahrungen ergibt sich häufig ein Thema für das Verfassen der Abschlussarbeit. Zusätzlich werden wichtige erste Kontakte mit potentiellen Arbeitgebern geknüpft. Nicht selten ist es auch der Fall, dass aus dem Praktikum ein konkretes Jobangebot resultiert.  

Practice-oriented business education & profile-building specializations


The Bachelor study program in Management offers a compact, practice-oriented basic education in economics. In addition, there is a strong focus on teaching key and future skills tailored to the respective branches of study (6 German-language and 2 English-language) from the first semester onwards. This profile-building specialization accounts for more than half of the total course content. Current topics such as sustainability, digitality, internationality and diversity are an integral part of many modules.


The high practical relevance of the study program is ensured by close cooperation with regional, national and international companies as well as the use of experienced lecturers from industry, business and institutions, who bring current topics and new developments from professional practice into the study program or can also be experienced in excursions. The students' transfer skills are strengthened by working on specific and current practical tasks.

Degree program management full-time: modern study time model

In the full-time study program, the modules are divided into two semesters with an intermediate or final examination week. This enables focused learning and makes it easier for students to plan the time required to complete their examinations.

Innovative study time model - perfect match of studying, working & living

We support part-time students with an innovative study time model: the modules per semester are implemented in sequences. This enables focused learning on the module content. The module is completed immediately after the end of the module sequence by means of an examination. This leads away from the parallel learning of a lot of content with a high mental load, towards focused work on individual content and thus more effective learning.

This study model promotes a high proportion of varied classroom teaching, which takes place in sequences on only a few weekends per semester (Thurs: 4:50 - 8:10 pm, Fri: 9:20 - 4:50 pm, Sat: 8:30 - 4:00 pm) and is supplemented by interactive online teaching units (depending on the module, Tue and/or Wed evenings: 5:50 - 9:00 pm or Sat: 8:30 - 4:00 pm). In order to ensure planning security for the usually tight time budget, the weekends of the course are already fixed two years in advance.


The part-time degree program requires at least two years of relevant professional experience. This ensures that students can also generate significant added value by exchanging experiences and networking with their colleagues.



The ISMA (Interdisciplinary Studies in Management) Research Center coordinates the research activities of the Business & Management study program. The special characteristic of the research at the department is its interdisciplinarity: representatives from the fields of business administration and economics, law, political science and administration, cultural studies and computer science work closely together at the department.

Under the guiding principle of application orientation, the ISMA Research Center conducts in-house, contract and third-party funded research in close cooperation with partners from industry, the public sector and science. The satisfaction of the cooperation partners as well as a high research quota, also in comparison with other universities of applied sciences, are the result of a distinguished research. Application-oriented research and the constant feedback to practice are guarantors for current, new developments and reflective teaching, in which the students benefit directly from the research.

The interdisciplinary team of the ISMA Research Center at the Department of Business & Management is currently working in six main research areas:
  • Modernization of the Public Sector
  • Business development and international business activities
  • Regional economy and tourism
  • Sustainable development and qualitative growth
  • Digitisation and new technologies
  • Demographic and social change



Institute for Applied Research on Ageing


Digital Transformation Modelling


TRANSformative Societal and Political Cultural Engagement

Faculty and Staff - Management

Dean Management

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Thomas Fenzl
Program Director of Digital Business Management


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

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Dietmar Sternad, BSc MBA
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 Management, Professor of Business Management

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Hermine Bauer
Vice Dean Management, Program Director "Intercultural Management"

FH. Prof FH-Prof.in Dr. rer. soc.

 Svetlana BUKO
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 "Digital Tax & Accounting"

FH-Prof. Mag. 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.
Student Support Services


 Michaela Rosenwirth
Administration of Studies - Bachelor Intercultural Management


 Julia Ebenberger-Fidebauer
Administration of Studies - Economy and Business Development & Management Master
 Evelyn Eigner
Administration of Studies - Economy and Public Management Master
 Romana Pechac
Stunden- und Raumplanung
 Rita Maria Elsa Marak, BA MA
Planning of Schedules and Rooms


 Margit Schager
Assistenz Studienbereichsleitung
 Birgit Zobal, BA
Senior Lecturer1

Mag. Dr. rer. soc. oec.

 Stefan Dreisiebner


 Jirina Ley, MSc
+43 (0)5 90500-5144

Villacher Straße 1
9800 Spittal an der Drau


 Martin Schellrat
Lecturer of English


 Georg Jeschke
Lecturer of Slovene, coordination for foreign languages


 Katarina Fürst
+43 (0)5 90500-4222

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten
Lecturer/Senior Researcher

Mag.a (FH) Dr.

 Marika Gruber
Senior Lecturer of English, International Coordinator
 Janet Brown, MA MA
Professor for Digital Transformation

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Dietmar Brodel

FH-Prof. DDr.

 Klaus Brugger


 Anna Hauser-Oppelmayer, Bakk. MSc


 Michael Kosutnik
Professor of Digital Business

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Wolfgang Eixelsberger
Professor for Intercultural Management

FH-Prof.in Dr.in

 Eithne Knappitsch
Professor of Logistics and Change Management


 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
Senior Researcher/Lecturer

Dott.ssa mag.

 Elisa Borella, MU


 Bernhard Guetz, BA MSc.
 Albert Luger, M.A.

Mag. Dr.

 Thomas Friedrich Zametter

FH-Prof.in Mag.a

 Sabine Spanz
+43 (0)5 90500-4112

Hauptplatz 12
9560 Feldkirchen in Kärnten
Senior Researcher/Lecturer
 Petra Regenfelder-Davis, B.A. M.A.
Senior Lecturer

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

 Dominik Rauner-Reithmayer
+43 (0)5 90500-3212

Primoschgasse 10
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee


 Michael Karl Reiner, BSc
+43 (0)5 90500-3216

Primoschgasse 10
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Research Assistant
 Kristóf Dudás
 Verena Fink, B.A. MA
 Mellory Lagler, BA MA
 Stephanie Putz, BA MA
Project Assistant
 Jessica Pöcher, B.A.
 Isabell Stephanie Stern, BA MA
 Susanne Tripold, BA
Laboratory Engineer


 Christoph KUCHLING
Staff Marketing & PR Department


 Marion Siller
Part-time Lecturer

Hon.-Prof. (FH) Mag.

 Günter Bauer
 Pierre Bechler, BSc MA

Mag.a Dr.in

 Magdalena Bleyer


 Selvana Disho, Bakk.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.

 Alexander Felfernig

Mag.a Dr.in

 Sibylle Grechenig

Mag. (FH)

 Volker Grünauer

Mag. (FH)

 Peter Heymich, MA

MMag. Dr.

 Meinrad Höfferer

Mag. Mag. (FH)

 Oskar Januschke

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

 Ulrike Juritsch

Prof. Dr. h. c. Dr.

 Andreas Knorr

MMag.a Dr.in

 Tanja Koller

Arch. Dipl.-Ing.

 Gerhard Kopeinig

Dr. iur. Dr.

 Ulrich Kraßnig, LL.M.

DI (FH) Dr.

 Peter Claus Kriebernegg


 Eva Maria Köffler-Malliga

Dr. phil.

 Andreas Nikolaus LUDWIG, MA

Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH)

 Michael Littich

Mag. Dr. iur.

 Ludwig Notsch

Mag.a Mag.a

 Ulrike Ossegger

Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH)

 Georg Overs


 Philip-Josef Parzer, MSc


 Konstanze Felicitas Ranacher, MSc
 Viktoria Ranacher-Lackner, BA MA

Mag.a phil.

 Katharina Rodgers

Mag. (FH)

 Christian Stefan Rudiferia, MA


 Maria Fernanda Ruocco de Kronawetter
 Florian Semmler, BA M.A.


 Alexandra Siegl, M.Sc.

DI Dr.

 Andreas Starzacher, Bakk.

Mag. iur.

 Alexander Stieglitz, LL.M. LL.M.

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

 Gabriele Stoiser

Dr.in rer. soc. oec. Mag.a

 Iris Straßer

Mag. Mag.

 Paul Tiefling, MBA LL.M.


 Anita Verderber, BEd

Dr. iur.

 Kurt Wagner, MBA

Mag. iur. Dr. iur.

 Hannes Walder

Ing. Mag. (FH)

 Markus Walluschnig, MA

Steuerberaterin Mag.

 Eva Maria Winkler


 Michael Wohlgemuth, LL.M.

FH-Prof. Prof. Dr. habil.

 Gregor van der Beek



The Villach region combines tradition, cosmopolitanism and quality of life with the advantages of an innovative business location. Villach, a small town with about 60,000 inhabitants, is an international high-tech location with groundbreaking cooperation between science and industry and is also increasingly developing into a start-up town.

Situated directly at the intersection of three cultures, Villach, situated on the Drava river, is an important traffic junction in the Alps-Adriatic region. This special geographical location and the beautiful landscape around Villach and in the federal state of Carinthia have made the region a popular holiday destination for generations, further beyond the borders. The drinking water quality of the lakes and the particularly clean air make Villach and its surroundings an environmental paradise.

In addition to its geographical advantages, Austria also leads the world in terms of its social and health care system and is considered a particularly safe, prosperous and liveable country.

Despite the above-average prosperity and the comprehensive state social benefits, Villach compares favourably with many international destinations. The "small town bonus" comes into its own here and makes everyday life affordable.

 Explore Campus Villach on a 360° Tour.
 Make a virtual walk through the Science & Energy Labs – T10.

Motorway exit Wernberg, then on the B 83 approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, after the Villach town sign the B83 passes under the A2 motorway, and then immediately right the first exit in the direction of MAGDALENEN SEE. Following the signs for Magdalenen See, the road leads through a small wooded area, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Magdalenen See (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St. Magdalene. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.


Motorway exit Villach/Ossiacher See, then approx. 2 km in the direction of Villach, on the right is Gasthof Seehof, on the left is Lake Vassach, continue on the B33 left in the direction of east, Wernberg, Klagenfurt, always follow the B33, after approx. 4 km turn right in the direction of Magdalenen See. The road leads through a small forest, always follow the road, after an S-curve past Lake Magdalenen (left) always straight ahead, cross the southern railway line and go uphill directly into the centre of St.Magdalen. Turn right at the top of the hill, down the road, the grounds of the technology park are already visible to the south, the chimney of the combined heat and power plant, and directly in the sharp right-hand bend turn left onto the grounds of the technology park.



The bus company Dr. Richard runs from Villach city to the FH in about every 15 minutes. The timetables are coordinated with the timetables of the ÖBB.


Europastraße 4
9524 Villach, Austria

+43 5 90500 7700 

Explore Campus Villach on a 360° Tour.