From Classroom to Global Workplace: ICM Students Gain Practical Experience in Six Countries.


The FACHHOCHSCHULE KÄRNTEN (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences) offers a business degree program called "Intercultural Management" that emphasizes practical management experience in the innovative future-oriented curriculum.

Students are required to complete a compulsory internship, which is done in partnership with companies and institutions around the world as part of the @CUAS internationalization strategy.  

This year was truly international. Supported by ICM coordinator of internships and program co-leader Dr. Colin Heller students completed internships in six different countries: Germany (Berlin, Munich), Italy (Turin), Austria (Vienna, Klagenfurt, Thörl-Maglern, Seeboden), Liechtenstein (Vaduz), Bulgaria (Sofia), and Scotland (Edinburgh). Through this Intercultural Management (ICM) program, students have the opportunity to develop their intercultural management skills and gain practical international experience. The goal of the program is to shape future multilingual leaders of intercultural teams, and with this practical internship experience, students are well-prepared to complete their BA business education, take final exams, and graduate.

Internship partners 2023: Berlin Music Video Awards, EUNEPA (Eurosion Nexus Partners GmbH), Infineon Technologies, FERCAM Austria, TCO Srl – International Diversity Management, Red Bull Deutschland GmbH, Lomographische GmbH, Startup Carinthia, OMV Aktiengesellschaft, Claim Service international, Xchonge Sport & Event AG, Verein lAAl- International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges, Bilingualism Matters, Open Potentials e.U, Nettera Ltd