MBA International Business

Universität für Weiterbildung Krems
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
3 or 4 semester(s)
City, country:
Krems, Lower Austria, Austria
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International Business presents a captivating, dynamic, and interdisciplinary challenge in management and leadership. It encompasses intricate economic opportunities and challenges that arise from global markets and the actions of organizations worldwide.

This MBA Program, specializing in "International Business," aims to enrich students' understanding of the economic facets of globalization and seeks to enhance their managerial expertise associated with international business. This encompasses, among other aspects, the analysis of future market potential, formulation of market entry strategies, development of suitablecorporate structures, and a profound understanding of diverse cultural and political contexts. The MBA Program imparts practical solutions and always aims to reflect on current issues in the rapidly changing realm of international businesses.

It is possible to finalize the Certificate Program "International Business" first. Completed modules can then be credited towards the MBA continuing education program with specialization "International Business" or "Executive MBA".

More Informationen:
Dr. Doris Burger
Program Coordinator

Target audience

Managers and future executives in internationally operating companies.

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The study program contains 90 ECTS credits:
  • 12 compulsory modules General Management (36 ECTS)
  • 3-5 elective modules General Management (15 ECTS)
  • Specialization modules (24 ECTS)
  • MBA Thesis (15 ECTS) 
Compulsory modules
  • Fundamentals of Management (MA)
  • Fundamentals of Economics (EC)
  • Controlling & Reporting (CR)
  • Corporate Financial Management (FN)
  • Strategic Management (SM)
  • Marketing Management (MM)
  • Human Resources Management (HR)
  • Leadership (LS)
  • Research Methods (RM)
  • Business Ethics (BE)
  • Business Analytics (BA)
  • Managing Complexity & Project Management (CP)
Elective modules
  • Transformative Management (TM)
  • Knowledge Management & Innovation (KM)
  • International Business (IB)
  • Managerial Economics (VWL)
  • Business Planning (BP)
  • Business Simulation (BS)
  • Applied Business Law (WR)
Specialization modules
The teaching program of the “International Business” (CP) course consists of three Compulsory modules and one compulsory study trip and includes a total of 24 ECTS points.
  • International Leadership and Business Dynamics
  • International and European Business Law
  • International Finance and Supply Chain Dynamics
  • International Study Trip

Admission/Entrance requirements

Total fees approx.
EUR 23,900
The requirements for admission to the "MBA" are:
(1) a relevant course of study (at least at bachelor's level with at least 180 ECTS credits) at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution
(2) two years of relevant professional experience
(3) completion of the inbound test as a prerequisite for measuring the learning outcomes after graduation (outbound test)
(4) positive completion of the selection process at the University of Continuing Education Krems.
In addition, admission interviews must be held during the admission procedure, during which the director of studies will select the elective modules together with the applicants and record them in a "Learning Agreement".

Entry is possible at any time.
Please note that the first examination may only be taken from 01.10. (start of semester WS) for first-time admissions after 30.06. and from 01.3. (start of semester SS) for first-time admissions after 21.12.

More information:

Blended learning option
  • General Management Core Curriculum (Blended Learning)
  • Specialization (Blended Learning)
Continuing education tuition fee: EUR 23,900

Distance learning option
  • General Management Core Curriculum (Distance Learning - German only)
  • Specialization (Blended Learning)
Continuing education tuition fee: EUR 16,900

The program comprises a total of 90 ECTS credits. The part-time variant lasts four semesters, the full-time variant three semesters. Admission is possible at any time.

The Core Curriculum is offered as an online distance learning variant (German only) and as a blended learning variant (German or English). The specialization is exclusively offered in English language as a blended learning variant.

The four specialization modules can also be booked as a Certificate Program in "International Business".

The "MBA" program comprises a total of 90 ECTS credits. The curriculum consists of 12 compulsory modules, amounting to 36 ECTS credits, and elective modules totaling 15 ECTS credits. Additionally, students must choose a specialization worth 24 ECTS credits. The modules for specialization are determined by the curriculum of the Certificate Programs in effect at the time of completion. Finally, students must complete a thesis worth 15 ECTS credits. The selection of core curriculum modules and specialization electives is to be documented in a separate agreement (Learning Agreement), signed by the student and the academic director, and appended to the student's record. This agreement serves as the basis for examinations. It also specifies which modules will be completed through distance learning and which through blended learning mode.


Language(s) of instruction: English
Going abroad: verpflichtend

Benefit from our study program

  • The blended learning concept, the quality of teaching and the small class sizes make us stand out.
  • We provide a unique learning environment where students are encouraged to develop their personality, creativity and skills as next generation leaders. 
  • Our state-of the art industry-program has allowed us to instill an enterprising culture into our modules which has resulted in the Business School’s reputation as being focused on professionally experienced and motivated students from an academic point of view.
  • Being accredited by ACBSP and being a member of PRME stand for a permanent supervision of the curriculum. 

Danube Business School Method

Increasingly managers are to address problems that are becoming significantly more complex. This calls for well-developed skills in dealing with uncertainty and conflicts.
In addition social skills and skills in group dynamics are getting more important role, as the enhancement of staff involvement becomes more crucial. In order to develop leadership ability in a constantly changing environment, decision makers must be able to successfully handle problems on an individual, group and organizational level.

  • Practical Knowledge: Deepening hands-on knowledge based on the experiences of successful practitioners
  • Theory: Communicating and expanding knowledge
  • Application: Bring your new learning into your workplace.
  • Case Studies: Learning and training by means of current business cases

What makes us unique?

The combination of
  • Internationalism of our staff and student body
  • Well established, highly successful, in-house teaching methods
  • International quality assurance
  • A combination of research and practice
  • Highest quality standards
  • Flexible programs and course formats
  • Well established and long-term links with industry and commerce
  • Europe’s leading public University for Continuing Education
This unique combination distinguishes all continuing education courses and programs at Danube Business School: the linking of scientific approaches with practice orientation, innovative teaching and learning methods as well as the highest quality standards.

To ensure the quality of teaching and studying, our programs regularly undergo quality assurance procedures. These accreditations enhance both the international comparability of our degrees and the transparency of our programs and courses.
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