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Department Management

Global Leadership and HR Management


Admission requirements

If you have completed

  • a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or other social sciences with a focus on business, or
  • an equivalent degree from an accredited domestic or foreign post-secondary education institution

you meet the admission requirements for the master’s degree programme.

Admission to the Master’s degree programme in Global Strategic Management with the specialisation Global Leadership and HR Management can be granted by the completion of a wide range of Bachelor’s degree programmes at various universities and colleges. The following list shows examples of several bachelor’s degree programmes with which the admission requirements are, in principle, met:

  • Applied Business Administration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Banking and Insurance Management
  • Business Administration
  • Health Management in Tourism
  • Industrial Management
  • Innovation and Product Management
  • International Management
  • International Marketing & Sales Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management & Law
  • Management of International Business Processes
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Production and Management
  • Accounting & Controlling
  • Law & Economics
  • Environmental Systems Sciences – Business Administration
  • Environmental Systems Sciences – Economics
  • General Management
  • Economics
  • Economics and Law

In particular, the entry requirements for this Master’s degree programme are met with the completion of the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Banking and Insurance Industry, Industrial Management (full-time), Industrial Management (part-time), Health Management in Tourism, or International Management offered at the Department of Management at FH JOANNEUM.

We also welcome graduates of other Bachelor’s degree programmes with at least 180 ECTS or graduates with equivalent diplomas from accredited domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institutions, which have completed at least 50 ECTS credits in business-related subjects (whereby also business-related subjects such as business law, business statistics, business mathematics, business psychology, economic geography, etc. fall under that, since they usually are part in economic science studies or can be attributed as such). If the previous accomplishments are not presented in the form of ECTS credits, or cannot be converted into ECTS credits, an “equivalent basic business education” will be used as the evaluation criterion.


In unclear cases, the head of the degree programme will check whether the entry requirements are met. If your degree is fundamentally equivalent to the outlined degrees and only individual supplements to the full equivalence are missing, additional exams, which will have to be taken in the course of the present master’s degree, can be taken in order to make up for missing ECTS credits in specific subject areas. The applicants concerned will be informed in written form about the additional exams and the time frame in which they have to be successfully completed during the admission procedure.

Language proficiency

The language of instruction is English. With language skills at a minimum level of B2, you can easily follow the course content. Please confirm your language skills with a certificate unless they are mentioned in your school leaving certificates or similar diplomas.


The provisions of the Study and Examination Regulations of FH JOANNEUM in their most recent version, as well as the corresponding provisions of the Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz (FHG), apply.

You are not an Austrian citizen?

You’ll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.

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