* subject to the approval of AQ Austria
Language of instruction: English
This degree programme is the right choice for you if sustainable business is at the centre of your interests and if you want to go beyond earning a conventional business administration degree. Including aspects of sustainability in a curriculum or offering specialisations in sustainability is no longer enough. We need to put sustainability at the centre of business education, and the Bachelor's degree programme International Sustainable Business does just that. We are the first University of Applied Sciences in Austria to embark on this journey and we look forward to you having you with us!
You are tomorrow’s smart, committed business economists and you come to our cozy campus to study current issues that affect global business. During your studies, you will help shape the campus and your curriculum and learn how to tackle business challenges in practice upon completing your degree. There are already numerous businesses interested in graduates from this programme to fill positions in fields like sustainability reporting, sustainable management or in management consultancy for decarbonisation, sustainability management, strategy and reporting, sustainability risks.
You will start the programme with contents such as Sustainability & Business, People & Production Resources, Marketing Basics & Sustainable Marketing, Frameworks for Sustainability and Business Communication – contents that take you deep into the field of sustainable business. The second semester offers classical business administration with focus on Sustainability & Economics, Financial Management & Sustainable Finance, Corporate, Cost & Environmental Accounting, Business Mathematics & Statistics and Analytical and Strategic Thinking & Decision-Making. This will equip you with classical business skills and improve your competitive edge. In the third and fourth semesters you will delve into the international dimension of business management and prepare for the consultancy project ‘Sustainable Business Development’ which follows in the fifth semester. In the sixth semester, you will venture out into a professional field completing an internship and prepare for your Bachelor’s exam.
You are about to graduate from a secondary school, you are completing a gap year and you are looking to start your studies? You have your sights set on a job with a sense of purpose in business, and you are ready to apply new ways of thinking and get involved in sustainability topics and projects beyond your studies: Then this course programme is right for you!
The programme is organised in a career-enabling way, which means that you have classes on four days per week only. You can also choose to devote yourself completely to your studies and start gaining professional experience during your internship in the sixth semester.
There is a student dormitory adjacent to the campus in Eisenstadt. It is a great place that allows you to get to know this small but nice student town and connect with your colleagues on site. We recommend that you use this opportunity to get the most out of your student life.
Hesitations about studying in English? While we are of course happy if you speak very good English, we emphasize that your English grades are not that important to us. It is key that you are ready to study in English and that you are willing to improve your language skills. We also offer accompanying courses in Business English for students who feel a need for more support.
Bachelor’s Degree Programme - 6 semester programme
Bachelor of Arts in Business - BA
job-friendly, lectures usually four days per week
Available Study Places
Place of Study
7000 Eisenstadt, Campus 1
Language of Instruction
General Business Studies: Business management modules that are largely based on traditional concepts but supplemented by new, sustainability-oriented approaches.
Sustainable Business Studies: Modules in the fields of business management and economics with an international and global focus, which solely or mainly deal with sustainability-oriented concepts
Data Management and Law: Relevant basic knowledge in the fields of natural sciences, IT and data use as well as law
Sustainability Skill Set: Competences particularly relevant in the context of integrating, implementing or developing sustainability-oriented business management. These include a basic understanding of science, thinking and decision-making processes, social behaviour patterns as well as excellent communication skills
Independent Application of Knowledge: Bachelor’s thesis, internship and bachelor’s exam as the part of the study programme that allows independent and autonomous application of the knowledge and competences acquired
- Mi, 22. Februar 2023 / 19 bis 20:30 Uhr
- Do, 16. März 2023 / 19 bis 20:30 Uhr
- Do, 20. April 2023 / 19 bis 20:30 Uhr
- Mi, 17. Mai 2023 / 19 bis 20:30 Uhr
- Do, 15. Juni 2023 / 19 bis 20:30 Uhr
“A“ levels (or equivalent qualifications), university entrance examination or vocational matriculation examination, preparatory course with an accreditation exam.
FH Burgenland’s Bachelor's Programme International Sustainable Business welcomes 25 new students each year.
Applications received for the Bachelor's Programme International Sustainable Business within a set deadline will be considered in the admission procedure for the coming academic year. Registration takes place via online registration.
Prerequisite for participation in the admission procedure is completion of all registration requirements by the given deadline. A pre-selection takes place based on the documents provided. Candidates will be informed in good time about the date of the interview. In the personal interview we want get to know you, yours skills and competences. We will discuss your education, additional qualifications and your reasons for applying for the study programme.
Applicants must prove their English language skills (at least language level B2 is expected) as part of the admission process.
Decision on admission
Applicants will be informed in writing about their admission. Candidates who are not offered a firm place are put on a waiting list and can move up the list, if other candidates drop out. Late registrations will only be considered if there are places available on the study programme.
After acceptance of the place offered at the Bachelor’s Programme International Sustainable Business, a deposit of EUR 350,- is collected at the FH Burgenland to secure this place. This deposit is refunded to active students after the end of the first semester. If applicants do not fulfil the admission requirements prior to the start of the programme (e.g. did not pass the secondary school leaving examination, did not pass the additional qualification examination, etc.), the deposit will also be returned. In all other cases the deposit is forfeit.
Graduates are sought after in a variety of career fields in national or multinational organisations, in the private, public and non-profit sector:
- Climate Impact and Sustainability Business Consulting
- Sustainability Marketing
- Sustainable Business Development
- Sustainability Officers
- Sustainability Reporting and Communication
- Project and Process Management
- Comprehensive View on Sustainability: more than green practices, visions of a blue economy as guiding principle
- Sustainability Skill Set: guiding students in their personal development of 21st century skills, with a focus on innovation, transformation, critical and analytical thinking and solution finding.
- Global Perspective: learning from global best practice examples in an international network that works beyond the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals
- Unique Learning Experiences: collaborative and participative activities on campus, field trips to relevant companies, vivid exchange formats with global experts
- Early Adopters: you can be among the first graduates of this unique Bachelor’s Degree programme in International Sustainable Business in Austria
How to apply?
Take the next step in the right direction and apply online. We look forward to getting to know you.