Study in Austria, graduate in California

Do you want to do your graduation in the USA and celebrate a graduation as you see it on TV? You can have it! International Business School Austria offers an American MBA program here in Austria, which includes topics such as leadership, strategy development, and change management.

He crosses the stage in a robe, accepts his diploma, and finally throws up his energetic academic hat – in this country, the iconic graduation ceremonies in the United States are only known on television. If you want to have this unique experience in person, you need to move to the United States and work for the coveted degree there with high tuition fees. At least that’s the general assumption. But what if there is an easier way? What if you could stay in Austria and work here while studying at an American university? It is actually possible!

For twelve years the International Business School Austriashort IBSA, one MBA (Master in Business Administration) by special class on. This is a collaboration with the Lutheran University of California (Calluterano). Fun fact: Callutheran is a traditional and high quality university, which occupies a pleasant 19th place in a ranking of 1,295 US colleges. With the MBA you are enrolled in Callutheran, take courses at university, but reside in Austria. A mix of online and weekend courses makes it possible. The latter can optionally be found in Graz, Linz or Vienna instead of. The professors flew in from California for this. The program is designed to be part-time. The highlight of the MBA is a two-week trip to California where final modules are completed and graduation takes place. But there are even more advantages …

MBA in 15 months

The program starts in March 2022 and ends in May of the following year. To say: In just 15 months you will get the coveted title. It is not necessary to write a dissertation. It is much more than implementing what you have learned into a practical final project. Of course you can also connect correctly. Students get the feel of the California campus in advance, after all they are in constant contact with their US professors. The language of instruction is English.

The focus of the MBA – leadership and change management – is more relevant than ever in the face of the corona pandemic. The curriculum includes courses where you learn the basics that are essential for aspiring leaders. Particularly interesting: during the course “Innovation and organizational entrepreneurship” candies you design your startup idea and present it during your graduation trip to the New Venture Fair in California. In recent years, Austrian teams have repeatedly won cash prizes. Here you can find the curriculum in detail.

Of course, a good MBA program has its price too, but you don’t necessarily have to pay for it yourself. IBSA is currently awarding total and partial scholarships excluded. What do you have to do for it? Send your CV and motivation letter to, The deadline is November 8th. The scholarships will be awarded on the occasion of an evening event on 11/29/2021 forgive.

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