Diploma Programme International Economic and Business Studies

Curriculum (2001W)

As of winter semester 2023/2024 this programme is no longer open to new entrants.

Bachelor of Science

Duration/ECTS-Credits
8 semesters/240 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study
Full-time

Language
German

Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty
Faculty of Business and Management

ISCED-F
0488 Inter-disc.progr. involving Business, Admin. and Law

Study code
UC 155

Information on the Curriculum (2001W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

General Information

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. VO to be updated shortly (CM 1a, 2 h, 4 ECTS-Credits),
  2. VO Fundamentals of Economics (CM 2a, 2 h, 4 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. VO Fundamentals of Management (CM 1a, 3 h, 6 ECTS-Credits),
  2. SL Fundamentals of Management (CM 1b, 1 h, 1.5 ECTS-Credits),
  3. VO Fundamentals of Economics (CM 2a, 3 h, 6 ECTS-Credits),
  4. SL Fundamentals of Economics (CM 2b, 1h, 1.5 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 15 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) requirements cease to be effective as of academic year 2014/2015 and no longer apply for students of this study programme.

Students who enrolled for this programme before 1 October 2014 (academic year 2014/2015) can repeat not successful completed courses which were designated in the curriculum as “STEOP courses” four times (= five examination attempts). As per Universities Act § 77 (2), previous attempts are to be counted among the number of total examination attempts permitted.

For students only who enrolled before the winter term 2012/2013

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subject(s).

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

a. VO Fundamentals of Management (1 h, 1.875 ECTS-Credits)
b. VO Fundamentals of Economics (1 h, 1.875 ECTS-Credits)
c. VO Fundamentals of Mathematics (1 h, 1.875 ECTS-Credits)
d. VO Fundamentals of  Bookkeeping and Financial Accounting (1 h, 1.875 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage(STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

For students only who enrolled after the winter term 2012/2013

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subject(s).

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

a. VO Fundamentals of Management (3 h, 6 ECTS-Credits)
b. SL Fundamentals of Management (1 h, 1.5 ECTS-Credits)
c. VO Fundamentals of Economics (3 h, 6 ECTS-Credits)
d. SL Fundamentals of Economics (1 h, 1.5 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

Modules / Courses

The diploma study program IWW is divided into two parts each comprising four semesters. During the second part of the study program students have to study for one year at a foreign university in a non-German-speaking country.

After the introductory study and orientation phase the first part of the study program provides general introduction to management and economics as well as two foreign business languages. In addition, students have to complete modules in support areas such as business law, mathematics and statistics.

The second part of the study program covers compulsory courses with international focuses and two individually selected specializations in management and one specialization in economics. Modules in International Management and Economics as well as International Law are the core of the second part of the program. Individually selected specializations in management and economics, which can also be accomplished during the study year abroad, complete the study program. Finally the topic of the diploma thesis must be chosen from the subjects covered by the courses of the second part of the Program.

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Diploma Programme International Economic Sciences provides academic preparation for vocational activities in the social and economic sciences. Graduates of the programme are able to address issues and problems in business and economics scientifically and practically and to work in related fields. The mandatory academic year abroad during the second part of the study programme, spent at a non-German speaking university, allows students to acquire experience, sophistication and foreign language abilities as well as sensitivity for foreign cultures.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the programme are able to solve problems in national and international business and economic contexts, proceeding with intercultural sensitivity. Moreover, they are able to contribute constructively in national and international teams, to make decisions, and to take responsibility for their decisions.

Future prospects: occupational profiles and career opportunities

Graduates are academically qualified specialists in the field of international economic sciences, possessing competences in central and current issues in the field.

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, an Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/es-informatik/

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The ECTS Grading Table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The ECTS Grading Table is updated in regular intervals.

ABCDE
Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 22.3= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 33.5
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 27.9
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria16.3
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Examination Dates

13.02.2023 until 17.02.2023
Final exam registration: Monday, 30.01.2023 until 06.02.2023 12 a.m.

17.04.2023 until 21.04.2023
Final exam registration: Monday, 03.04.2023 until 10.04.2023 12 a.m.

22.05.2023 until 26.05.2023
Final exam registration: Monday, 08.05.2023 until 15.05.2023 12 a.m.

 Subject to change for organisational reasons.

12.07.2024 until 19.07.2024
Final exam registration: Monday, 01.07.2024 until 08.07.2024 12 a.m.

13.09.2024 until 20.09.2024
Final exam registration: Monday, 02.09.2024 until 09.09.2024 12 a.m. 

06.12.2024 until 13.12.2024
Final exam registration: Monday, 25.11.2024 until 02.12.2024 12 a.m.

Subject to change for organisational reasons.

Second Part of Studies

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