FH Kärnten

Wirtschaft - Public Management

  • BA
  • Full-time, Extra occupational
  • German
  • 6 Semester
  • Villach
  • 22 Plätze

The Bachelor's program "Business - Public Management" with a focus on politics prepares students for careers in both the public and private sectors. They receive a comprehensive education in administrative law and administrative management, which is not only in demand in municipalities, federal states, state-related companies and at the federal level, but also offers optimal conditions for jobs in non-profit organisations or in the public sector. With expert knowledge in political science, law and communication, graduates of the program are well prepared for the future challenges of their profession.

Teachers with a wealth of experience and practical knowledge are available to support students in this course, which is unique in southern and western Austria. They provide expertise and practice-oriented insights into administrative action, insights into politics and the influence of law on state action. The imminent generational change in the public sector has resulted in a shortage of skilled workers, which opens up promising opportunities on the labour market for graduates. 

What students should bring to their studies:

Interest in economic and political topics
Interest in the public sector
Interest in and involvement in socially relevant topics
a team-oriented attitude
linguistic and communication skills
responsible social behaviour

The Bachelor's degree program in Economics at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences can basically be completed without any relevant previous education, provided that the student has the necessary interest and willingness to perform, from any school education with a general university entrance qualification.

After successful completion of their studies, graduates have the following skills and knowledge:

  • They have a sound business education with a strong focus on politics, law and social change.
  • They have the best prerequisites for a career or career step in the public sector.
  • You will work in management positions at the interface of business, politics and society.

Read more on our website.

Entry requirements

In order to be admitted into a bachelor degree program at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled:
• Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Austrian ‘Matura’ or an equivalent international certificate)
• Higher education (University) entrance examination certification
• Vocational higher education (University) entrance examination
• Vocational (VET) diploma examination (vocational apprenticeship or completion of at least a 3-year vocational secondary school) with additional exams
Moreover, there are degree program specific additional prerequisites as well as more comprehensive information regarding admissions on the individual web pages of the corresponding degree program. The German University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) entrance qualification certificate is only valid as an admission prerequisite for an Austrian UAS/FH bachelor degree program when combined with an applicable vocational certificate.
Later submission of required documents
Persons in their last year of school may apply for a study place in a bachelor degree program before taking their secondary school-leaving exams by submitting their most current secondary school grade/marks report. The secondary school-leaving certificate must be submitted during the registration process at the beginning of the semester.


Application mode:

Application time:
The application period starts at the earliest in October of the previous year and runs until the end of September at the most -> See website!

Appointment for the admissions process:
ongoing until the end of the application period

Admission procedure:

Start of studies:

Study information days:
Study counselling: ongoing • FH Days, Campus Days, Info-Sessions - please check the calendar of events on our website

Tuition fee:
363,36 Euro + ÖH Austrian Students Union Fee (about € 20,-, annual adjustment) per semester

Compulsory internship of 12 weeks in the 6th semester; internship abroad possible. For part-time students, the work placement is credited if they have a job relevant to the subject.

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