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

  • we do require a proof of English for all of our programs.
    You can submit a TOEFL, an IELTS or a Cambridge Certificate
    results should be submitted with the application package


  • 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.


  • only complete applications can be considered, exception are made with High school diplomas or Bachelor diplomas – they can be submitted once the applicant has received it. Avoid sending each document individually!
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

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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