The International Programme (IP) was created as an endeavour of the UAS BFI Vienna to guarantee a sufficiently wide range of courses that meet the needs of incoming students and facilitate networking and idea exchange between local and international students.

The IP offers courses on economic and management related topics and foreign languages, with an international and intercultural focus. All courses are offered in English and/or the language to be learnt (German, Chinese). However, the participation of international students in the programme has to be clarified individually and recognition of the course in the respective degree programme can only be guaranteed in certain cases.

The International Programme offers the following courses:

Integrated Courses

European Economic Development & EU Integration

After successful completion of the course the students have done research with the help of my research website, have analysed specific topics from the content of the course listed below and by that have acquired a comprehensive knowledge of historical and economic trends and interrelationships in Europe since the Industrial Revolution. The main focus is on economic developments in the last decades and on the basis of the lecture. The students will be able to select specific topic areas close to their academic environment and research these economic and historical events and compare them to similar occurrences in other parts of Europe and by that they will evaluate and scrutinise the position of Europe in a globalised world based on the economic and historical insight they have gained in the lecture.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

Internation Dimension of Sustainability

After successful completion of this course the students will be able to define ecological problems of sustainability with a focus on international challenge and describe the layers of climate crisis. They will be able to compare different theoretical approaches to solve the climate crisis and analyse the role of the state in dealing with environmental problems. The students will be able to compare different approaches to green finance and green monetary policy and explain the challenges of sustainability in the fields of international logistics, trade, and value chains. They will learn to compare different routes to international sustainability and to apply their gained knowledge about societal change to current international challenges in sustainability.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

Intercultural Management

After successful completion of the course, students can differentiate between cultural dimensions, they can use different communication styles (direct-indirect, high-low context communication) and decide on suitable international recruiting practices. They understand the importance of concepts such as diversity and unconscious bias. As part of the course, students participate in both CREACT workshops.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

International Business Policy

After successful completion of the course, students are able to conduct strategic analyses in a variety of industries and competitive situations and, especially, base their analysis on a good understanding of the competitive challenges of a global market environment. They will also be able to think strategically about a company, its present business position, its long-term direction, its resources and competitive capabilities, the calibre of its present strategy, and its opportunities for gaining sustainable competitive advantage.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

International Corporate Finance

After successful completion of this course, students are familiar with different methods for analysing investment projects, they are able to evaluate the financial viability of investments using different methods of analysis, they know and understand different financing instruments and are able to compare the advantages of different financing instruments.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

International Marketing

After the successful completion of the course, students are able to apply the specific instruments of global marketing. They are able to analyze the global marketing environment: segmentation, targeting, positioning globally international trade institutions, cultural/economic/political/legal environments; global marketing management, strategic planning market expansion; beginning international marketing activities: export, licensing, franchising, competitive strategies, product adaptation, pricing strategies, brand strategies, services marketing; global promotional strategies including the importance of social media, marketing channels.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

International Project Management

After the successful completion of the course, students are able to define the structure of a project, use tools to assess the risks of projects, select the right methods for effort estimation, schedule a project, plan the resources needed for a project, calculate the costs of projects, and report about project progress. Furthermore, students learn to understand how culture affects international project management, know how to manage diverse, globally based teams, and select appropriate communication tools for international teams.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

Module: Cross-cultural Reflection & Action

The module is directed at outgoing students and is designed to facilitate intercultural competence development during their exchange semester.
Additionally, incoming students participate in the CREACT workshops as part of the course “Intercultural Management”.
The module extends over three semesters and consists of the following courses:
• CREACT Preparation workshop (before the exchange semester)
• CREACT Virtual learning
• CREACT Reflection workshop (after the exchange semester)

After successful completion of the module, students are aware of their own, characteristic way of behaving in a given cultural context, of how another person or group behaves in a given context; they are able to manage their thoughts and emotions as they become aware of the nature of the cultural gap between themselves and the culturally different other, and bridge this cultural gap by taking the other’s perspectives. After successful completion of CREACT, outgoing students will have acquired the Global Competence Certificate. The module will be graded with “successfully completed”.
Workload: 3 ECTS credits (recognition is guaranteed for bachelor outgoing students, excluding double degree participants)

Practical Courses

Austrian Language and Culture (Beginner)

After successful completion of the course, students will be able to greet, ask and understand simple questions, talk about themselves, about what they do in their spare time and professionally, talk about their family, make appointments, say, and understand numbers and time, and understand people talking about their daily routine or about what they did the day before.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

Austrian Language and Culture (Intermediate)

After successful completion of the course, students will be able to communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations, when travelling and when talking about topics that are of personal interest. They can describe experiences, hopes and ambitions and give reasons for opinions. Overall, they have an overview of and can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

Austrian Language and Culture (Advanced)

After successful completion of the course, the students will have broadened their vocabulary at an advanced level and have further improved their skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Besides, they will have a detailed insight into Austrian regional and cultural studies.
Workload: 5 ECTS credits

Chinese Language, Culture, and Business

After successful completion of the course, participants will have acquired the Chinese language skills needed to have basic conversations about everyday life and business occasions. After the ten course sessions, participants will understand China’s economy and culture by discussing current trends that influence China as well as the world. They will learn how to use effective cross-cultural communication skills. This will enable them to be more effective in dealing with Chinese companies in their future careers. In addition, they can further improve their Chinese language skills themselves by using the methodology taught in this course.
Workload: 3 ECTS credits

The EU and the Eurasian Economic Union: Competition, Conflict and International Business

​After successful completion of this course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of cooperation and convergence vs. competition and conflicts between the EU and the Russian dominated Eurasian Economic Union. They will be aware of the multidimensional nature of these conflicts and ​of the fact that they have, at the same time, specific impacts on international businesses operating in the region.
Workload: 3 ECTS credits

A course will be held only if an adequate number of participants will be found

Additionally, incoming student can choose courses from other study programmes which are open for them. A comprehensive list can be found at