Information about the degree programme

Name of degree programme    International Business Administration  
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework    Bachelor (1. cycle)
Qualification awarded    Bachelor of Arts in Business, BA
Field of study (ISCED-F Code)    0413 – Management and administration
Mode of study    Part-time
Length of programme    6 semester
Study timesFriday afternoon to Friday evening, Saturday, plus additional contact days per semester
Number of credits    180 ECTS
Language of instruction  German, Specialisations in the 4. and 5. semester in English
Mobility window     
  • Compulsory Field-Trip (currently to India or Russia, 2 weeks) in the 3., 4. or 5. semester
  • Semester abroad (optional) in the 4. or 5. semester (study places according to availability at partner universities)
  • Optional: internship abroad in the 6. semester
Work placement    Compulsory internship (12 weeks) in the 6. semester – students may be eligible for credit for relevant professional achievements
Academic calendar  View the academic calendar
Examination regulations and grading scale    View the examination regulations and grading scale
Final examination    Oral bachelor's examination    
CostsNo tuition fees, student union fee Euro 20,70/semester
Commencing studies    September
Specific admission requirements    General university entrance qualification or equivalent qualification (for details view the specific admission requirements)    
ApplicationApply now - deadline for application for the winter semester: 15. May

What does the International Business Administration programme have to offer?

  • Do you hope to make all the right moves in a company?
  • Do you want to get to know the world in your future career and gain international experience?
  • Do you want to your studies to include work with the latest management skills and meeting lecturers from around the world?
  • Do you want to be a part of the decisions about your study programme content, pick your own specialisation, acquire knowledge and develop skills that will prepare you for the challenges of international corporate reality?
  • Do you hope to improve your language skills?
  • Do you wish to study in Vorarlberg, where attractive jobs await you, but also complete a part of your studies in another country?
  • Do you hope to study in Vorarlberg because you are anchored here but still want to get to know the rest of the world?

If you can clearly answer "yes" to these questions, then the International Business Administration bachelor's degree programme is perfect for you! In six exciting but also challenging semesters at University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg), you can acquire the foundations to be able to follow your planned career path.

The programme provides you with a solid education in the fundamentals of business administration and offers you a range of opportunities for personal development:

  • The chance to acquire indispensible social and intercultural skills
  • Study specialisations that you choose
  • The opportunity to develop individual potential through numerous electives
  • The chance to sharpen your personal profile through a unique composition of courses

Benefit from attractive specialisations, experiences abroad and real-life project workshops!

Collaboration with research

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Austria. Studies and research are closely linked at FH Vorarlberg.

The International Business Administration degree programme supports you already during your studies to have access to research and development. The courses are designed to be closely linked to the field of research.

Contact Persons International Business part-time BA

Elvira Göttmann
Bachelor‘s Degree Programme International Business, Programme Administrator

+43 5572 792 5403

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Prof. (FH) Dr. Martin Hebertinger
Bachelor‘s Degree Programme International Business, Programme Director, Senior Lecturer

+43 5572 792 5401

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