Travel the world. Be part of an international team. Get to know different business economies. This program gives you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in - and experience - a wide variety of cultures. See what is new and question what is outdated.
The Master's degree program in Global Business will prepare you to pursue a career in an international setting.
The program will hone and improve your skills in self-reflection, tolerance, understanding, flexibility and intercultural skills. These are qualities every manager needs in today's globally networked world.
Master of Science (MSc)
English (Level C1)
One year at the JKU
One year at all three partner universities
December 1, 2021
The Global Business program currently offers three different tracks, each containing a different cultural and business focus. The following tracks are available:
In addition to international business and languages, the Master's degree program provides the following opportunities to grow your skill set:
Did you know that ...?
As part of the Global Business ACT (Austria, Canada, Taiwan) program, you can choose to pursue an additional MBA degree at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan. As part of the PAC (Peru, Austria, Canada) program, you can choose to pursue an MBA at the CENTRUM PUCP Graduate Business School in Peru. As part of the TROIKA program, you can choose to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Business at the Higher School of Economics in Russia.
Acquiring a strong understanding of management combined with experience abroad is ideal to prepare you for an international career in many areas of industry and business. Potential careers include:
On average, graduates in this field find a job immediately after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 3.483.
In order to be accepted to the Master's degree program, you must meet the following admission requirements:
Please note: In order to successfully complete this program, you need strong time management skills, motivation. and a willingness to study in a full-time Master's degree program (120 ECTS credits) as part of an international group of like-minded people and under sometimes challenging conditions.
We have summarized and compiled comprehensive information for you, beginning with the application process to paying tuition fees! Learn everything you need to know here.
What makes the Global Business Master's Degree Programs so unique?
The programs' international focus is a unique feature. These Master's degree programs in Global Business are taught exclusively in English and provide students with an opportunity to spend six months abroad, living in two different countries and experiencing different cultures. The joint Master's degree program in Global Business aims to prepare students to pursue careers at international companies. This special graduate degree program not only challenges students to travel the world and learn to work together in international teams, but it also encourages them to appreciate different cultures and to reflect critically and conscientiously on their own country. Moreover, each track offers students the opportunity to acquire a double degree at one of the partner universities.
The program has been designed to raise each student's level of awareness, tolerance, understanding and flexibility - traits that every manager in our global world needs today
What are the admission requirements for the Master's degree program in Global Business at Johannes Kepler University in Linz?
Academic Business Background
Admission requirements for the Master’s degree program in Global Business are twofold. First, students must have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or hold a comparable degree. Degrees awarded by universities other than the JKU will be subject to review by the JKU Admissions Office in order to clarify whether or not they meet the required standards. If the degree is not considered comparable, during the first year of the Master's degree program, students will be given an opportunity to attend required, supplementary courses in addition to courses as outlined in the curriculum. As a guideline, students are required to have a basic understanding of management, which is given if they have attended classes worth a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in the fields of business administration or economics.
Proof of Language Proficiency
In addition, proof of proficiency in English at a C1 level in accordance with the European Frame of Reference is required. This requirement is waived for native speakers of English as well as for students graduating from programs that were taught entirely in English. Proof of proficiency in English can also be met by providing one of the following certificates:
Learn more about Proof of Language Proficiency.
In addition, students are required to successfully pass the application procedure.
When do I find out if I meet the admission requirements?
After submitting a completed application, you will receive notification that we have received your application. The academic program director will only verify receipt of your application, providing it is complete and complies with admission requirements. If your application fulfills all of the admission requirements, you will be invited for an interview at the Johannes Kepler University. The interview will be conducted in English.
How long does a Global Business degree program last?
The Master's degree program in Global Business is a two-year program consisting of a national year spent at the JKU and an international year where students will be staying approximately three months at each of the three partner universities.
What courses do I have to take during the national year of the Master's degree program in Global Business at the JKU?
Select 5 courses out of the following 8 courses:
Select 6 courses out of the following 8 courses:
Select 5 courses out of the following 8 courses:
Is it possible to start the Master’s degree program with the international year?
Yes, if you wish to apply for direct admission to the international year, please send the required application documents as well as all transcripts from your previous studies to: Julia.email@example.com
Are students in the Master's degree program in Global Business subject to tuition fees?
As an Austrian citizen or EU national, you are not subject to tuition fees if you are enrolled in the Master's degree program in Global Business. Students must, however, pay the Austrian student union fee, incl. insurance (€ 20.20 per semester, last update: June 2021).
Certain non-EU nationals will be subject to tuition fees of € 726.72 per semester. In addition, these students will also have to pay the Austrian student union fee, incl. insurance (€ 20.20 per semester, last update: June 2021). This means a total amount of € 746.92 per semester.
Are there any scholarships/grants available?
Students who are officially enrolled at the JKU Linz can apply for a number of scholarships and grants to help financially support and organize your stay abroad. In addition, you may be exempt from paying tuition fees (=Studienbeitrag) providing you meet the corresponding requirements. All students must pay the Austrian student union fee.
Exchange Program Study Grants
The following study grants are available. The amounts vary according to :
The following study grants are available:
The JKU Study Abroad Grant:
IPS Study Grant:
JKU Linz students who have official residency in Upper Austria (a minimum of 1 year) can apply for the IPS study grant funded by the Upper Austrian government (max. grant € 100 for Europe + travel allowance, max. €480).
Where can I find out more about visa and residence requirements?
See the Austrian Academic Exchange Service (OeAD) for detailed information about the Austrian visa and residence requirements.
Where can I find out more about studying and working in Austria?
For detailed information about studying in Austria, working while studying, and working after graduating, please see Pt. 6 in the "Guidelines to Enter and Reside in Austria for International Students" or in the brochure "Studying & Working in Austria".
If you have further questions about the Master's degree program in Global Business, please do not hesitate to inquire more information via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After completing your graduate 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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