Master programme International Business and Export Management (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme in International Business and Export Management focuses on strategic management and is characterised by an interdisciplinary nature. Students will develop expertise in export business and international and intercultural management as part of an applied and holistic education. Learning is based on case studies, the latest academic findings and current trends. Since this is an advanced academic education students will autonomously and scientifically deal with a topic relevant for the export sector within the framework of an “applied research and internship semester” (3rd semester, only for full-time studies). At the same time students will develop social skills, e.g. a high degree of flexibility, mobility, and learn to be proactive. Knowledge and understanding of different cultures, cosmopolitan thinking as well as communication skills will be developed further and advanced.

Higher education institution:
IMC Fachhochschule Krems GmbH
Group of fields of study:
Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
International Business and Export Management (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts in Business, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 für EU-StaatsbürgerInnen; für Non-EU-StaatsbürgerInnen: EUR 200 Registration fee und EUR 3900 p (Detailed information)
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
University of Applied Sciences
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Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Export-oriented Management deals with leading management and leadership functions in export-oriented and thus strongly internationally oriented companies.


The master’s programme consists of subjects such as “Strategic Management and Planning“, “Corporate Strategies“, “Business and Project Development“, “Change Management and New Management Methods“, “Corporate Governance and International Conduct“, “International Management Simulation“, “International Business and Strategic Change“, “Research Seminar and Preparation for Master Thesis“ and “Research and Coaching Seminar“. Moreover, students can specialise in “Foreign Trade Techniques and Financing“, “International Marketing and Sales“, “Finance and Controlling“, “Purchase and Logistics“, “International Law and Global Political Studies“, or “Human Resource and Intercultural Management“. The programme concludes with a master’s thesis.

Entrance examinations

To qualify for admission to the master’s programme in International Business and Export Management you must have obtained a bachelor’s or university diploma in Business Administration or a related subject at a recognised institution of higher education in Austria or abroad. Minimum number of ECTS credits required: 180. All applicants who are neither native speakers of English nor have completed the entire courses of the qualifying preliminary studies lectured in English have to provide as an additional requirement an English language certificate. Sufficient proof of English language proficiency by means of IELTS 7.0, TOEFL minimum score 95 or Cambridge Certificate Level C1. The admission procedure for the master’s programme in International Business and Export Management involves an assessment of your application file and an admission interview, which will be held in the language of instruction (English). This one-on-one interview either takes place in Krems or will be held on Skype.

Supplementary examinations