Bachelor's Programme Management and Economics

Faculty Innsbruck University School of Management
Faculty of Economics and Statistics
Duration/ ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-F 0311 Economics
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 033 571
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2007W) *
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Application » Information about the admission procedure


* Information on the Curriculum (2007W)

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: http://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution 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 grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
19,8

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
30,9
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
28,7
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
20,6
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017

 

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, 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).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2016 »

will be updated shorty!

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) winter term 2014 until december 2015 »

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.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until summer term 2014 »

For students only who enrolled with 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.

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 Studies Induction and Orientation Stage for Students, 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 for Students (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

Major in Economics »

First Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Economics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area - Law for Management and Economics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area - Mathematics

Second Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area - Statistical Data Analysis
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Economics -  Theory of Economic Decisions: Decisions and Strategies 
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area – Foreign Business Language
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Accounting 2: Management Accounting

Third Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module of Social Sience
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Economics - Fundamentals of Macroeconomics:
                                 Business Cycles & Economic Growth
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Economics - Economics and the Public Sector
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Accounting 1: Financial Accounting
 

Fourth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management:
                                 Operations Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management:
                                 Organisation and Human Resource Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Specialization - Elective Module  SVWL - Basic
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Specialization - Elective Module  SVWL - Basic

Fifth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management: Strategy and Marketing
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management: Financial Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Information Systems
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Specialization: Elective Module  SVWL - Intermediate

Sixth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Free Elective Module
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Seminar and Bachelor‘sThesis

Major in Management »

First Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Economics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area - Law for Management and Economics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area - Mathematics

Second Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area - Statistical Data Analysis
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Accounting 1: Financial Accounting 
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Accounting 2: Management Accounting
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Area – Foreign Business Language

Third Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management: Strategy and Marketing
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management: Financial Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management:
                                 Operations Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Fundamentals of Management:
                                 Organisation and Human Resource Management
 

Fourth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Management - Information Systems
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Specialization - Elective Module  SBWL - Basic
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Specialization - Elective Module  SBWL - Basic
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Economics - Fundamentals of Macroeconomics:
                                 Business Cycles & Economic Growth

Fifth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Economics - Economics and the Public Sector
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Core Programme Economics -  Theory of Economic Decisions: Decisions and Strategies
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Specialization: Elective Module  SBWL - Intermediate
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module of Social Sience

Sixth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Free Elective Module
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Seminar and Bachelor‘sThesis

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Bachelor's Programme Management and Economics provides broad fundamental training in business administration and economics, offering graduates a first professional degree and qualifications for employment. It serves as academic preparation for the social and economic sciences and for occupational activities requiring the application of scientific knowledge and methods. The main emphasis of the degree programme is on conveying the theories, methods and instruments of business administration and economics.

The modules of the Bachelor's Programme Management and Economics promote both subject-specific and extracurricular social competences. The goal of the bachelor's programme is to provide graduates problem-solving skills based on scientific theories and methods. These problem-solving skills enable graduates to treat relevant issues on a sound scientific and practically-oriented basis. As academically trained experts in the field of economic sciences, graduates possess a wide range of qualifications that can be applied in various occupational fields.

The hallmark of the Bachelor's Programme Management and Economics is its broad fundamental training, imparting skills that support life-long learning. In this respect, the program differs substantially from many other regional and national bachelor's programmes dealing with economics. Instead of specialization in the early semesters, the programme focuses on comprehensive methodological and problem-solving competences, independent and responsible working practices, and critical treatment of acquired knowledge.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to apply scientific knowledge and developments to address issues in business administration and economics, to assess the appropriateness of such measures, and to apply skills in an interdisciplinary fashion. They possess problem-solving skills based on scientific theories and methods and key competences in additional areas, such as teamwork, communication and presentation.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The university degree bachelor of science allows graduates to pursue various occupational activities and career opportunities in commerce, public administration, business associations and chambers, interest groups and in the media. Moreover, the degree serves as the basis for master's degree studies.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

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Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies 
 ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Habersam

Dean of Studies
- Univ.-Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Martin Messner
  (Innsbruck University School of Management, Major in Management)
- Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gottfried Tappeiner
  (Faculty of Economics and Statistics, Major in Economics)

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