Department of Management

International Management



Do I meet the admission requirements?

Applicants must be proficient in German and English as the languages of instruction (Level B2 as a minimum requirement).

Qualification for university entrance

You can apply for a programme at FH JOANNEUM if you have completed

  • a secondary academic school or a college for higher vocational education,
  • a vocational matriculation exam or
  • an apprenticeship diploma plus upper secondary certificate

You have no university entrance qualification

If you have no secondary school leaving or vocational matriculation certificate you need

  • a university entrance qualification exam or
  • a relevant professional qualification plus additional exams, which you may take as part of the qualification course for university entrance

You need to provide evidence that you have passed the relevant exams until the start of studies.

Qualification course for university entrance

A university entrance qualification exam always consists of five modules.

A university entrance qualification entitling students to study for a degree within the Social and Economic Sciences group of studies will be fully recognised for this degree programme.


Qualification courses for university entrance are offered, for example, by the University of Graz and by other universities and educational institutions.

Relevant professional qualifications plus additional examinations

Relevant professional qualifications include

  • a completed apprenticeship (e.g. office and trade, financial services, banking and insurance, hotel and catering, IT etc.),
  • completion of a secondary vocational school (e.g. tourism, office management, creative office management, event management, IT management, commercial school etc.) or
  • completion of the first semester of a four-semester part-time technical college (HTL-B).

You must complete the following subjects

  • Essay on a general topic (German),
  • Mathematics and
  • English.

You can take these examinations as part of the qualification course for university entrance at FH JOANNEUM. The two-semester course is organised on a part-time basis and is free of charge. If your place is confirmed you may also take specific additional exams at FH JOANNEUM.

You are not an Austrian citizen?

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