Globally connected cycles. World-wide networking and cross-border action. Understanding business practices and honing intercultural skills. Study International Business Administration and acquire expertise to become an experienced professional.
Taught entirely in English, the new Bachelor's degree program International Business Administration offered by the JKU Business School prepares you to pursue a career at an international company either in Austria or abroad. The program not only provides you with an insightful overview of a company's business activities, but also helps you hone your managerial skills so you can work effectively as part of an intercultural team.
You will learn just how important core areas of business administration are, ranging from finance, accounting, and tax management to management and marketing, digitalization, and supply chain management.
In addition, students take classes in economics, mathematics/statistics, research methods, social skills, international law, and are required to learn a second language (entry level B1).
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
English (Level C1)
Linz + Mandatory semester abroad
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Admission is subject to an admissions procedure
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program in International Business Administration, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas:
The curriculum contains detailed information about the required courses. At the start of your studies, you will be required to successfully complete all courses listed under the section "Studies Introduction and Orientation Phase (StEOP)". Once these courses have been successfully completed, you may continue with the program and take other courses.
Your education in International Business Administration will provide you with a clear, global, and interdisciplinary focus on:
International Finance, Accounting and Taxation: Good business is knowing your numbers. You focus on the financials in an international and application-oriented way by first acquiring a basic understanding. You learn about a company's most important pillars: Financial reporting and auditing, management accounting and controlling, financial management and investment, corporate governance and reporting, and business tax management.
International Management and Marketing: When it comes to an international market, what kind of strategic directions are a better fit for my company? What kind of management style fits into my intercultural environment? Will I have to adapt my marketing campaign abroad to given cultural values? You not only study management and marketing across cultures, organizational theory, and international strategy, but also marketing across borders and leadership and change.
Digitalization and Supply Chain Management: Ongoing digitalization brings about various challenges and you focus on current issues in the field. Operations management, supply networks; information systems, E-commerce, innovation management, software development using Python, etc.
Economics: Economics focuses on decisions made by individuals and companies and the resulting interactions. You acquire the tools needed in order to analyze complex problems as well as assess and make recommendations in regard to policy decisions. You learn to understand and interpret data, develop theoretical hypotheses, and test your hypotheses in the real world.
You acquire skills inherent to internationally active experts in business, such as being a creative problem-solver in regard to intercultural issues. Among other things, you will learn about:
Graduates of the International Business Administration program at the JKU are qualified to pursue a career at, for example, large international and multinational companies as well as at organizations (NPOs, NGOs). Your educational background trains you as a specialist, able to fulfill different functional tasks at a company such as:
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements:
If there are over 80 applications for admission to the program, applicants will be subject to completing an admissions procedure in order to enroll in the program.
What is the difference between Business Administration and
International Business Administration?
Both programs provide a solid education in business, however the International Business Administration program has a more international focus, students are required to go on a student exchange program abroad, and all classes in the program are held only in English.
How can I best prepare for the International Business Administration program?
Ideally, you should be interested in business topics of an international nature. Keep up on business topics by regularly reading/listening to daily newspapers, online media or podcasts, etc..
If you have any questions about the Bachelor's degree program in International Business Administration, please do not hesitate to contact us by making an academic advising appointment in advance or stopping by our offices on Mondays between 1.00 and 4.00 PM or Wednesdays between 9.00 AM and noon.
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
These academic degree programs may also be of interest:
The JKU Business School's "Fast-Track" Master's Degree Program.
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