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Intercultural Management BA

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
6 semesters
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
14 September 2020
Application deadline: Period I: 15/05 | Period II: 15/07 | Period III: 30/09
363 EUR
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Intercultural Management BA

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.

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.

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

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.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Active Start
  • Introduction to Business Studies
  • Digitalization
  • Business Law
  • Languages 1

Semester 2

  • Organizations & HR
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Languages 2
  • Culture & Society

Semester 3

  • Academic Research I
  • Business Processes
  • Law & Economics I
  • Languages 3
  • Intercultural Management

Semester 4

  • Academic Research II
  • Projects
  • Law & Economics II
  • Investment & Financing
  • Languages 4
  • Pre-Departure & Re-entry Orientation

Semester 5

  • Accounting & Tax Law
  • Languages 5
  • Business & Society
  • International Business Environment
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurial Action

Semester 6

  • Bachelor Thesis & Exam
  • Professional Internship

Tuition fees

Price per semester is EUR 363.36 plus Austrian Student Union Fee EUR 20.20.


Bachelor of Arts in Business (BA)

Key learning outcomes

Graduates of Intercultural Management BA 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.

Continuing studies

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).

Career opportunities

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

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Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

The Carinthia University of Applied Sciences is an internationally oriented university that cooperates with more than 160 institutions of higher education worldwide. Open-minded and without borders, the CUAS is located in Austria at the intersection of three cultures in the...

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Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Villacher Straße 1
9800 Spittal an der Drau Carinthia

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