Courses

Individual Emphasis (Business Administration/International Business Administration)

The individual emphasis comprises 30 ECTS credits in total. It provides students of the bachelor's programmes in Business Administration and International Business Administration (curricula of 2014) with the opportunity to personalise their studies according to their individual interests. This way, their studies will correspond with their career ambitions.

Possible structure

There are different ways to complete the individual emphasis. However, please note that you cannot choose any courses as part of the individual emphasis that are compulsory courses or compulsory elective courses within your degree programme’s curriculum. If you choose an elective subject for the individual emphasis, its content has to be an addition to your degree programme or allow you to specialise in a certain field.

If none of the following offers suit you, please contact the StudiesServiceCenter before you start to attend courses as part of your individual emphasis.

Extension curricula comprising 30 ECTS credits

You have the opportunity to choose extension curricula comprising 30 ECTS credits from the University of Vienna’s range of extension curricula. You may also choose extension curricula provided by other faculties.

You can choose either a large extension curriculum comprising 30 ECTS credits or two small extension curricula comprising 15 ECTS credits each.

Please note that you have to register for extension curricula via U:SPACE by clicking the menu items “Studies” and “Extension curricula”.
A list of all extension curricula is available on the Student Point website.

Extension curriculum comprising 15 ECTS credits

You also have the opportunity to select only a small extension curriculum comprising 15 ECTS credits and complete the remaining 15 ECTS credits in the form of

  • a stay abroad
  • or an internship abroad
  • or free elective subjects. 

As a free elective subject you may choose any course from the range of courses offered by the Faculty or the University of Vienna. However, please note that you may NOT choose courses as free elective subjects that have a content similar to those of compulsory subjects or compulsory elective subjects of your curriculum. 

For example: You completed the compulsory course “Introduction to Private and Business Law” at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics. You may therefore NOT choose the corresponding introductory lecture at the Faculty of Law as a free elective subject. The same holds true for courses from the field of sociology, languages, etc. if they have similar contents.

The content of the selected courses has to be an addition to your degree programme or allow you to specialise in a certain field.
If you select free elective subjects from the range of courses provided by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, please make sure that you only choose courses offered as part of a bachelor’s programme. Courses from a master’s programme will only be recognised with special approval of the Directorate of Studies.

Occupational fields

 

In accordance with the curriculum, you complete the C.3 module by selecting another occupational field from the range of courses offered in the curriculum (24 ECTS credits). You obtain the remaining 6 ECTS credits in the form of free elective subjects (=alternative extensions) or internships abroad.

Semester abroad

 

 

You have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad (Erasmus, etc.) where you complete free elective subjects comprising between 15 ECTS credits (minimum) and 30 ECTS credits (maximum). Once you have obtained 30 ECTS credits, you have completed the entire module.

If you obtain less than 30 ECTS credits (but at least 15 ECTS credits), you can complete the remaining 15 ECTS credits in the form of free elective subjects.

If you obtain exactly 15 ECTS credits abroad, you may also complete a small extension curriculum comprising 15 ECTS credits to obtain 30 ECTS credits in total.

 

 

Internship abroad

 

 

If you complete an internship abroad, we can recognise 3 ECTS credits per month. The internship may not exceed a duration of 6 months, amounting to 18 ECTS credits (3x6=18) in total at the most. Please contact the Directorate of Studies before you start your internship to settle all the details and to make sure that your experience abroad will be recognised within your degree programme.

If you obtain at least 15 ECTS credits during your internship, you may obtain the remaining 15 ECTS credits in the form of free elective subjects.

If you obtain less than 15 ECTS credits, you will have to obtain at least 15 additional ECTS credits in another form. This means that you have to obtain at least 15 ECTS credits in the form of an extension curriculum, an internship, an occupational field or a semester abroad, etc. You can gain the remaining ECTS credits needed to achieve 30 ECTS credits in total by completing free elective subjects.

For example: You obtained 9 ECTS credits in the context of your internship abroad. You now have to obtain 15 ECTS credits in another form, e.g. by choosing an extension curriculum. The remaining 6 ECTS credits can be gained in the form of free elective subjects.

 

 

Basic language courses

Basic language courses can only be recognised for the individual emphasis, if you did NOT complete the module “Business Communication” in the same language.
We make exceptions for students who transfer from the curriculum of 2011 to the curriculum of 2014. As the curriculum of 2011 did not include free elective subjects, all basic Business Communication courses that you have already completed will be recognised as part of the individual emphasis.
You may not complete Business Communication courses for the individual emphasis for your mother tongue.

Please also note that you may NOT choose the course Business German as a free elective subject.

Revision courses at the Faculty

 

 

As they are advanced courses, you may also complete the Faculty’s revision courses as part of the individual emphasis. However, please note that they must NOT overlap with compulsory courses or compulsory elective courses of your degree programme in terms of content (as is the case, for instance, with the revision courses in mathematics and statistics).