Information about the degree programme

Name of degree programme  International Business Administration - specialisation in Human Resources & Organisation (HRO)
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework Master (2. cycle)
Qualification awardedMaster of Arts in Business (MA)
Field of study (ISCED-F Code) 041 Business and administration
Mode of studyPart-time, variable time model
Length of programme4 semester
Study timesFriday: afternoon till evening; Saturday: all day; Depending on contextual studies attendance required at Thursday evening or in two block weeks.
Number of credits120 ECTS
Languages of instruction German, numerous course units in English
Mobility windowSemester abroad optional in the 4th semester
Academic calendarView the academic calendar
Examination regulations and grading scale  View the examination regulations and grading scale
Final examination  Oral master's examination  
CostsNo tuition fees, student union fee Euro 20,70/semester
Commencing studies  September
Specific admission requirements  Completed basic course of study (minimum 180 ECTS) in Business Administration or completed bachelor’s degree programme with at least 30 ECTS in Business Administration.
ApplicationApply now - deadline for application for the winter semester: 15. May

You work at the interface of people and the organisation.

After completing your programme, you will have mastered the operative HR duties such as recruiting, human resources administration and development within national and international settings. You initiate, design and evaluate development projects and change processes including strategy implementation, structural change or cultural development. Over your career, you develop as a competent business partner within company management and help to shape and moderate the business change and dialogue processes.

FH Vorarlberg is unique among Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences in offering students the opportunity to mix and match courses and interests. You have scope to choose the study content in the 2. and 3. semesters. You will research, push boundaries and look into areas of personal interest.


Contact Persons Human Resources & Organisation

Patrick Köck B.A.
Master‘s Degree Programme Business Administration, Programme Administrator

+43 5572 792 5603

E2 19


Dr. Irene Häntschel-Erhart
Master´s Degree Programme Business Administration, Programme Director, Senior Lecturer

+43 5572 792 5605


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