Internationality

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
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Why go international

Learning Russian

Valentina Malagó, International Business Management student.

Sonja Hammerschmid
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Why go international

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
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Why go international

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
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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.

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

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