Bachelor - Individual Emphasis

The fulfilment of the elective module (individual emphasis) is regulated differently in the various Bachelor's degree programmes:

Bachelor (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 with the opportunity to personalise their studies according to their individual interests. This way, their studies will correspond with their career ambitions.

Please note that it is the responsibility of each individual student to comply with the regulations regarding the elective module. It is also the student's responsibility to verify that all required examinations have been completed. The StudiesServiceCenter can only check for completeness of the completed examinations after all examinations have been completed and the written thesis has been submitted.

Extension curriculum with 30 ECTS or 2 extension curricula with 15 ECTS

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 with 15 ECTS in combination with ...

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 alternative extension. 

Individual Deepening: 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 alternative extensions.

International exchange stay 30 ECTS or international exchange stay 15 ECTS in combination with ...

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

International Internship

An internship abroad is recognized for the module to the extent of 15 ECTS = 375 working hours.

An internship abroad must be completed to the extent of 15 ECTS. The remaining 15 ECTS have to be filled up by an extension curriculum or by 15 ECTS from a study abroad.

Alternative extension

This can be freely chosen to the extent of a maximum of 15 ECTS. However, courses may not be a repetition of a content. Please note that the alternative extension should be an extension, and use this opportunity to shape your studies individually. Language courses in the native language as well as repetitions of already completed achievements do not represent an extension!

The 15 ECTS of the alternative extension can only be combined with an extension curriculum with 15 ECTS without exception.

Bachelor Statistics

Within the modul of the "Elective Module Group Individual Deepening" with 30 ECTS, extension curricula or instead the module Individual Deepening are to be completed.

Courses from the following areas can be selected:

  • Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Life sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Earth Sciences
  • Medicine

Bachelor Economics

ithin the "Elective Module Group Individual Deepening" with 30 ECTS you are to complete courses of an "extension curriculum" or as "free electives" to the extent of 15 ECTS.  The following ECs are considered pre-approved:

  •  Application fields of psychology
  • Aesthetics and philosophy of culture
  • Educational theory/research
  • Introduction to Law
  • Empirical Sociology
  • Ethics
  • European integration and global multilevel politics
  • History of Philosophy
  • Fundamentals of Cultural and Social Anthropology
  • Fundamentals of Political Science
  • Fundamentals of Psychology
  • Foundations of Continuing Education
  • Fundamentals of European Ethnology
  • Fundamentals of Public Communication
  • Intercultural Competence East Asia
  • International Development - Basics
  • International Development - Advanced
  • International Literary Transfer
  • International Law
  • Knowledge Creation: How new knowledge and innovation are created
  • Cultural Analysis of Everyday Life
  • Cultural Studies Basic
  • Cultural Studies Advanced
  • Media aesthetics in everyday life
  • Scientific thinking
  • Public Law- Rule of Law, Democracy and Administration
  • Philosophicum
  • Private Law - Legal Formation in Everyday Life and Business -Psychoanalysis (Fundamentals)
  • Psychoanalysis (basic principles)
  • Law in historical, social and philosophical context
  • Sociological analysis of society
  • Language and Society
  • Language and cognition
  • Statehood and democracy in transition
  • Criminal law and criminology
  • Thematic and regional perspectives of cultural and social anthropology
  • Science-Technology-Society



Sie absolvieren für die "individuelle Vertiefung" Lehrveranstaltungen im Rahmen eines Erweiterungscurriculums oder als freie Wahlfächer im Umfang von 15 ECTS.  Folgende ECs gelten bereits vorab als genehmigt:

  • Anwendungsfelder der Psychologie
  • Ästhetik und Kulturphilosophie
  • Bildungstheorie/Bildungsforschung
  • Einführung in die Rechtswissenschaften
  • Empirische Soziologie
  • Ethik
  • Europäische Integration und globale Mehrebenenpolitik
  • Geschichte der Philosophie
  • Grundlagen der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie
  • Grundlagen der Politikwissenschaft
  • Grundlagen der Psychologie
  • Grundlagen der Weiterbildung
  • Grundlagen Europäischer Ethnologie
  • Grundlagen öffentlicher Kommunikation
  • Interkulturelle Kompetenz Ostasien
  • Internationale Entwicklung – Grundlagen
  • Internationale Entwicklung – Vertiefung
  • Internationaler literarischer Transfer
  • Internationales Recht
  • Knowledge Creation: Wie neues Wissen und Innovationentstehen
  • Kulturanalysen des Alltags
  • Kulturwissenschaften /Cultural Studies Basis
  • Kulturwissenschaften/Cultural Studies Aufbau
  • Medienästhetik im Alltagseinsatz
  • Naturwissenschaftliches Denken
  • Öffentliches Recht- Rechtsstaat, Demokratie und Verwaltung
  • Philosophicum
  • Privatrecht – Rechtsgestaltung in Alltag und Unternehmen -Psychoanalyse (Grundlagen)
  • Psychoanalyse (Grundlagenvertiefung)
  • Recht im historischen, gesellschaftlichen und philosophischen Kontext
  • Soziologische Gesellschaftsanalysen
  • Sprache und Gesellschaft
  • Sprache und Kognition
  • Staatlichkeit und Demokratie im Wandel
  • Strafrecht und Kriminologie
  • Thematische und regionale Perspektiven der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie
  • Wissenschaft-Technik-Gesellschaft