Admission and Enrollment.

Your guide to take your first steps to enroll in the Bachelor’s degree program in International Business Administration.

Are you interested in applying for the English-language Bachelor's degree program "International Business Administration"? In order to enroll, you are required to meet the university's admission criteria as well as complete an admissions procedure held once a year during the spring/summer. Successfully pass the admissions procedure and you are eligible to enroll in the program for the following Winter Semester or the subsequent Summer Semester.

A maximum of 80 students will be accepted into the program.

The admissions procedure consists of the following steps:

Bachelor's Degree Program
International Business Administration

Online Registration Period:
April 6 – May 20, 2021

Applicants may not register outside of the designated registration period!

80 students will be accepted in the program

Admissions Regulation

Please note: Only the German version of the regulation is legally binding. The English version is a translation and not a legal document.

Step 1: Register online

The online registration period is between April 6 and May 20, 2021. A link to register online will be available on April 6th!

Create an Applicant Account

When registering online, you will be registering at the JKU for the first time and will receive a guest account to use during the admissions process. This guest account allows you to proceed with all of the additional steps in order to register.

Please note: Do not use an Austrian university matriculation number as this number will not work in the applicant account.

How do I choose my degree program?

Log in to your account and then select the Bachelor's degree program: International Business Administration.

In addition, as part of this step, we need:

  • Information about your educational background
  • A current photo (jpeg) for your JKU Card (student ID card)

After entering your details, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive this confirmation e-mail, check your spam folder in your e-mail account or contact aufnahmeverfahren@jku.at. Your registration confirmation for the admissions procedure will be attached in the e-mail. Please keep your confirmation in a safe place as you will need it to complete the subsequent steps in the admissions procedure and for admission to the program.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact aufnahmeverfahren@jku.at.

Please note:

  • In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill all formal university admission requirements.
  • When choosing your degree program, you must complete a statistical survey in accordance with § 9 (6) of the Education Documentation Act.
  • The admissions procedure takes place only once a year. You may not apply or enroll outside of the application and enrollment periods!
  • The e-mail address you provide must be active and valid. All additional e-mails regarding the admissions procedure will be sent to the e-mail address you provide.

If the number of applicants who register for the program is less than the number of available spots in the program (80), the admissions procedure will not move forward. In this case, all applicants can enroll in the program (during the enrollment period) for the desired semester (i.e., for the following Winter Semester or Summer Semester). If there are more than 80 applicants, the admissions procedure will move forward. You will receive an email by May 27, 2021 notifying you about whether or not the procedure will take place. If so, you will receive an e-mail containing a link to upload the required application video (see Step 2).

The deadline to submit information for the admissions procedure has expired. A new procedure is expected to open beginning in Spring 2022.

Step 2: Submit Your Application Video

You will receive an e-mail by May 27, 2021 informing you of whether or not the admissions procedure will take place. If it does, the e-mail you receive will contain a link to the Moodle course where you will upload your application video. The e-mail address used will be the address you provided during the online registration procedure.

The video must be in English and should answer the following questions:

  • Who are you? What is your background story?
  • Why do you want to study International Business Administration? What motivates you to pursue the IBA Bachelor’s degree program?
  • What is your motivation to come to the JKU Business School?
  • What makes you the right person for the program?
  • What are your career goals for the next 5-10 years? What do you want to achieve in your career?
  • Be bold! Show us your creative side and have fun making a dynamic video!

Your video must be 1.5 to 2 minutes long and no larger than 250 MB. Acceptable formats include: .avi, .mov, mp4, .m4v, 3gp, .asf, .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg, .mpe. You can use your smart phone to make your video.

We are required to verify your identity and ask that a copy of your passport be uploaded via the same Moodle course. The deadline to upload your application video and a copy of your passport ends at midnight on June 10, 2021.

Your video will be reviewed by our program management team to determine if the content and language requirements have been met. After your application video has been evaluated, you will receive an e-mail by no later than June 17, 2021 about whether or not you may continue taking part in the admissions process.

Do you any questions about the video? Contact us by sending an e-mail to: ba-iba@jku.at!

Step 3: Submit Your Essay

If you received positive feedback in regard to your application video by no later than June 17, 2021 and have been approved to continue taking part in the admissions procedure, your next step is to write and upload an essay. The essay must be written in English and then uploaded into the Moodle course. The essay will be evaluated in regard to significantly understanding the reading material in particular, your ability to argue and express an opinion, and use of language. The Essay Guidelines and Essay Template are available in the Info Box to the right.

What can I do in advance to prepare?

1. Familiarize yourself with the reading material

The essay is based on the following reading material (available as an e-book): Fundamentals of Business, Third Edition

Skripak, Stephen J. and Ron Poff (2020). Fundamentals of Business

, 3rd Edition, Blacksburg, VA: VT Publishing. hdl.handle.net/10919/99283. Licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

The corresponding chapters are:

  • Chapter 2 The Foundations of Business
  • Chapter 3 Economics and Business
  • Chapter 4 Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 5 Business in a Global Environment
  • Chapter 6 Forms of Business Ownership
  • Chapter 8 Management and Leadership
  • Chapter 9 Structuring Organizations
  • Chapter 12 Managing Human Resources
  • Chapter 14 Marketing: Providing Value to Customers
  • Chapter 17 Accounting and Financial Information

2. Think about the following general topics and look into the following companies

Essay Topics:

  • Implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on international business
  • Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on new forms of work
  • Comparative advantage due to the use of computers
  • Strategic aspects of innovation and new technologies
  • Reporting of financial and non-financial information to various stakeholders
  • Ownership structure and corporate governance

Companies to base your essay on include:

Detailed essay assignments can be accessed in Moodle between June 18 and July 1, 2021. Choose ONE assignment and ONE company to write about. Your essay must be 10,000 to 16,000 characters (including spaces). The Essay Guidelines and Essay Template are available in the "Submit Your Essay" Info Box above.

Between June 18 and July 1, 2021, you will have a 72-hour period to access the assignment as well as write and upload the essay. The 72-hour period begins once you log in to the assignment in the Moodle course. If the essay is not uploaded within 72 hours once you have logged in, you will be excluded continuing on in the admissions procedure. The last opportunity to upload your essay is July 1, 2021!

Results

You will receive an e-mail containing the results (in accordance with § 14 of the Admissions Regulation) by no later than July 19, 2021. The e-mail address used will be the address you provided during the registration procedure. At the same time, and based on the results, you will be notified as to whether or not you have been accepted to the program.

Do you have a question about the essay? Contact us by sending an e-mail to: ba-iba@jku.at!

Submit Your Essay

Submission Period

June 18 to July 1, 2021

You have 72 hours to access the assignment and to write and submit your essay!

Results

Via e-mail by July 19, 2021 at the latest

Step 4: Complete your Admission

As soon as you receive confirmation of having been accepted to the program, you are required to submit an application to enroll at the JKU in order to complete the admissions process. If starting the program in Winter Semester 2021/22, you must enroll by August 9, 2021; for the Summer Semester 2022, you can enroll within the general enrollment period.

Information about enrollment, including the required documents and when and where you can enroll, is available below.

Documents for Students holding Austrian Qualifications

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Documents for Students holding International Qualifications

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Step 5: Pay Austrian Student Union and/or Tuition Fees

When you enroll to study, you will be subject to paying the Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees. Only then will you be officially enrolled and ready to begin your studies! See Austrian Student Union Fees and Tuition for detailed information.

The Austrian Student Union fee and, if applicable, tuition fees are to be paid each semester!

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