Your application to the degree programme International Management and Leadership!

We look forward to receiving your application! Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about your admission for study or about the application procedure.

The following documents are required to complete your application:

  • The online application form
  • Cover letter (motivation letter)
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular format (résumé, vita)
  • Evidence of general university entrance qualifications (High School Diploma or equivalent)
  • Completion of a Bachelor‘s degree or equivalent 
    • Transcript of Records – performance overview
    • Diploma certificate
    • Bachelor's/Master's degrees, diploma examination certificates or diplomas
  • Diploma supplement: if available
  • Proof of at least two years professional experience (certificate of employment, employment contract)
  • If your native language is other than English, you need to provide evidence of your English proficiency (at least level B2 based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
  • Copy of your passport
  • Recent portrait photo

Please be aware, that all required documents issued in non-EU / EEA countries may need some form of legalisation and translation and need to be presented at the time of application. In case your original documents are not in English or German, please do always upload the original document AND the translation!

Regulations for applicants with international certificates/documents

Proof of higher education at an institution in another country need to be legalised. Guidelines for legalisation and translation can be found under International.

The admission procedure consists of two stages:

Stage 1Stage 1 includes the preliminary examination of your documents, in particular the evaluation of your motivation letter, your achievements in the preliminary studies as well as your professional experience.

The best candidates from the rankings in stage 1 will be admitted to stage 2.
Stage 2 Stage 2 consists of an one-hour structured interview conducted by two experts. The interview covers the following topics 
  • personal motivation to study,
  • professional experience,
  • previous specialist knowledge,
  • organisational prerequisites.

To prepare for the discussion in the field of previous specialist knowledge you will receive a selected assignment before the interview.

Evaluation of language skills can be based on TOEFL ITP, IELTS or Cambridge First Certificate not older than 4 years by start of study. Applications without independent English Test, language proficiency will be judged by interviewers.

The best 15 applicants will be admitted.

Admission milestones:

November 15th to May 31stYou can submit your online-application consecutively from November 15th to May 31st

Application for Non-EU/EEA countries (except Switzerland): November 15th to March 1st

The application deadline for applicants coming from and living in third-party states (Non-EU/EEA, except Switzerland) is March 1st! The duration for applying and obtaining a visa and/or residence permit my vary by country of origin. We recommend that you inform yourself as soon as possible about necessary procedures and corresponding lead-times
Early stage Admission: 
Deadline March 1st
  • Applicants who have submitted their documents by March 1st will take part in the admission procedure in spring.
  • After completing the process you will be either offered admission or informed to be on a waiting list.
Regular stage Admission:  
Deadline May 31st
  • If you are applying between March 1st and May 31st you will participate in the admission procedure in May/June.
  • All applicants including those from the waiting list from early stage will be informed not later than end of June about the outcome of the final admission process.

Important note: Adaptations possible because of Covid-19

Should it not be possible to conduct the structured interviews on site due to the Covid-19 situation, they will be conducted in virtual space.

Information on the planned format will be provided by the degree programme administration in due time.


Contact Persons International Management and Leadership MA

Sabine Simon
Master‘s Degree Programme International Management and Leadership, Programme Administrator

+43 5572 792 5602

E2 19


Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Wilfried Manhart, MBA
Master’s Degree Programme International Management and Leadership, Programme Director, Senior Lecturer

+43 5572 792 3312

E2 11


Do you need further advice? We are pleased to answer your questions and give you further information personally.

Service Hours:
Friday 9 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m
(or individual appointment)