Wirtschaft & Management - Intercultural Management


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Campus Villach

Letztes Update: 02.12.2020
Bereich: Management und Verwaltung 317
Umfang 6 Semester / 180 ECTS
Studienplätze: 22 / Jahr
Abschluss: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Kosten: gesetzl. Studiengebühr (363,30€ pro Semester)
Website: https://www.fh-kaernten.a...

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Über das Studium:

Specialization in Language

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.


Real-life challenges in the international business world

Intercultural Management students are introduced to approaches and strategies for dealing with real-life challenges in the international business world. Experienced practioners 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.


Studienzweigs Intercultural Management:

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 develop their ability to manage cultural differences effectively.

Curricular focus:

  • Culture, Society and Globalization
  • Foreign Languages: Majors: Italian OR German as a Foreign Language; Electives: French,
  • Russian, Slovene, Spanish
  • Fundamentals of Intercultural Management
  • Culture and Diversity 


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Foreign Language skills are an integral part of the Intercultural Management program. Intercultural Management is taught through English as a medium of instruction. Hence, applicants require strong English skills (B2) to apply and will further expand their ability to use English in an academic and business context. Intercultural Management students choose to specialize in either German or Italian. Austrian and German-speaking students require intermediate language skills in either Italian or another foreign language to be able to study Intercultural Management. Non-German speaking students require no Italian or German skills and can learn German as total beginners and reach level B2. Additionally, all Management students have the option to choose from our elective foreign language courses in French, Russian and Spanish.

Graduates of the Bachelor Study Pogram "Intercultural Management" 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.

Berufsaussichten / Jobs:

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


In order to be admitted into a bachelor degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled: 

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Austrian ‘Matura’ or an equivalent international certificate)
  • Higher education (University) entrance examination certification
  • Vocational higher education (University) entrance examination
  • Vocational (VET) diploma examination (vocational apprenticeship or completion of at least a 3-year vocational secondary school) with additional exams

Moreover, there are degree program specific additional prerequisites as well as more comprehensive information regarding admissions on the individual web pages of the corresponding degree program.  The German University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) entrance qualification certificate is only valid as an admission prerequisite for an Austrian UAS/FH bachelor degree program when combined with an applicable vocational certificate.

Later submission of required documents

Persons in their last year of school may apply for a study place in a bachelor degree program before taking their secondary school-leaving exams by submitting their most current secondary school grade/marks report.  The secondary school-leaving certificate must be submitted during the registration process at the beginning of the semester.

There are degree program specific additional prerequisites for Intercultural Management:

  • All applicants require sufficient English language skills (B2) to follow the program in English.
  • German speaking applicants require a second foreign language (in addition to English) at intermediate level
  • Non-German speaking applicants require no German skills.

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