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International Business Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

It is nowadays a truism that accelerating globalization makes the world of international business a demanding and challenging place. Yet it is important to remember that change has always been part of the way we live our lives. Historically, people who have been the most successful at handling change have been those who have engaged in higher education at some point in their lives.

Successful people are generally those who have an attitude of not just adapting to changing circumstances, but who anticipate the direction of change and who can thrive in dynamic environments.

This International Business Studies at FH Kufstein Tirol - University of Applied Sciences, with its international orientation, allows students to choose from one of two specializations, whilst simultaneously offering a wide range of electives.

Students studying international business are given a rigorous training in such areas as economics, research methods, management, marketing, finance, accounting, area studies and foreign languages. These form the basis of skills acquisition so necessary in international business. 

Two Specialisations

The spezializations are in marketing and finance. The marketing option is designed to provide a sound management education in the broad area of marketing. A thorough understanding of services marketing, consumer marketing, consumer behavior, social marketing and social psychology is integral to the marketing management specialization.

The finance option, which is built upon a comprehensive economics base, includes courses in the areas of corporate finance, multinational business finance, behavioural finance as well as the economics of uncertainty.

Graduates from the program are effective communicators, are highly information literate, are able to analyse, evaluate and solve problems, as well as being creative and innovative. Moreover, such people understand the imperative for ethical behavior and to be responsible corporate citizens.

Career fields

  • Strategic Finance Management
  • Independent Entrepreneurship
  • CFO of International Companies
  • Banking/Investment Houses
  • Business and Market Development
  • Strategic Product Marketing
  • Integrated Corporate Communication
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Market Research
  • Marketing and Communication Consulting
  • Non-profit Sector, Management of SMEs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods for International Business
  • Economics for International Business
  • Econometrics
  • Strategic Management
  • International Economics
  • International Management Consulting 
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Accounting
  • Services Marketing
  • Academic Writing Skills

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 24 months
        • Credits
          120 ECTS
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

        Academic Requirements

        • Completion of a specialized Bachelors degree or degree course (technical college or university) or equivalent post-secondary degree
        • Practical work experience
        • Good English skills
        • 100 euro application fee

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          726 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          726 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        • € 363.36 + € 19,20 student union fee per semester

        Living costs for Kufstein

        • 800 - 1200 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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