International Business Administration

The academic program stresses an international, competitive education in the field of business administration with a strong focus on practical application. Together with a solid intercultural education (including one foreign language) graduates are specifically prepared for employment in organizations and enterprises with an international, multicultural focus where cultural diversity is an important issue. Starting from the 4th semester, students can choose between a marketing track and a finance track. During the 6th semester, the students must complete a 4-month internship as part of their curriculum. Graduates of this program are qualified to continue their studies at the graduate level.

Admission requirements

The general matriculation standard (cf. section 4, sub-section 4 FHStG, as amended) is to be documented by one of the following certificates:

  • Austrian school-leaving certificate (Maturazeugnis, Reifeprüfungszeugnis);
  • Another type of Austrian certificate documenting the candidate’s right to attend the relevant UAS degree program. This includes a university entrance certificate and a certificate documenting a completed vocational education;
  • A foreign certificate equivalent to one of these Austrian certificates, based on an agreement under international law; a recognized decision made by the head of the domestic UAS degree program on a case-by-case basis;
  • Pre-requisites Mathematics
  • ECDL advanced prerequisites for IT
Things to consider in the application
As you are applying for an international school, bear in mind that
  • English knowledge is a requirement for all our programs
    results should be submitted with the application package


We recommended the following tests:
  • IELTS: starting from Band 6, 6.5,7, 7.5,8, 8.5, 9
  • TOEFL: minimum score 68 points
    reading min. 15 points, listening min. 15 points, speaking min. 18 points, writing min. 20 points
  • all application documents have to be submitted in original and translation, if the documentation has not been issued bilingual or in English or in German.
    e.g. birth certificates, school leaving certificates, Bachelor diplomas, reference letters if not written in English/German.
    • certified translation: it has been performed by a professional qualified translator, and accurately reflects the original. Each page must be stamped & signed by the translation provider. Some translation companies also provide a Certifying Letter – look after this – it’s the translation’s legal provenance and may be asked for.
    • Notarized translation may be needed where more serious legal matters hinge on accurate translation, such as evidence in a civil or criminal case. To notarize a translation the translator must personally attend a Public Notary’s offices, where they will swear before the Notary that they are a professionally qualified translator and that the translation is to the best of their knowledge accurate. The Notary will stamp and authorize the translation. You will need to ask for a duplicate, as a replacement will have to be re-notarized and therefore the same cost will be involved. Notarized documents incur additional legal costs and are often charged per document.
    •  Legalised translation may be required for court or civil cases outside the UK. Bureaucracy can extend significantly lead times for legalized translation, so be prepared to allow enough time. Costs vary depending on the country it is for, but we try to minimize these for you. The most common of these processes is apostilling under the Hague Convention.
  •  Avoid sending each document individually!
    Only complete applications can be considered, exceptions are made with High school diplomas  – they can be submitted once the applicant has received it.
  • The LBS reserves the right to request SAT/ACT exams from Bachelor applicant
Recognition of previous credits

We do recognize previously accumulated ECTS credits.

  • Bachelor program applicants with a workload of 60 ECTS, can either have them partially recognized if only some subjects relate to the LBS curriculum or fully accredited if the field of studies was similar to the LBS curriculum, meaning they can start in the 3rd semester; the decision on the recognition is within the discretion of the director of studies.


Key Facts:


6 Semesters, 180 ECTS

Practical Training Semester (min. 16 weeks)

Bachelor of Arts

Language: English

Further links:
Modules and Learning Outcomes
List of courses per semester
List of courses per semester (discontinued curriculum*)

* The cohorts 2014 and 2015 will complete their studies according to the discontinued curriculum.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar is binding and includes important dates such as the start and the end of the academic year, and of the semesters, holidays and breaks, respectively.

Be aware that the schedule (rescheduling of the classes) is subject to change.

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