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  • Business & Management

    Business Studies for English speakers in Vienna  who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills to work in an international environment, either in Austria or abroad.

  • The EBM programme

    The English Business Management (EBM) programme combines a broad theoretical foundation with practical orientation, taught by experienced academic staff and native speakers. It will:

    • help you to improve your overall business English language skills in writing, speaking, reading, and listening
    • develop your understanding of economic principles and the interdependence of industry, commerce, and production
    • introduce you to Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing
    • improve your IT-skills, essential to all management support staff (MS Office Professional)
    • help you to further develop your career skills to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • In brief

    • is a 1-yr administrative programme
    • prepares for your professional career
    • focuses on:
      – Business Studies
      – Communication Techniques
      – Office Management
      – IT Skills
    • Entry with GCE, O/A-Levels or equivalent
  • ACCOUNTING
    The student learns about basic principles of accounting and bookkeeping
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    provides the student with an understanding of basic economic principles and the interdependence of industry, commerce and production.
  • BUSINESS CORRESPONDENCE
    gives an in-depth overview of the main types of written business English – emails, letters, memos – and its use in office communication. The student learns to express him-/herself appropriately in a wide variety of business situations.
  • COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES
    to improve the student’s oral proficiency with particular attention to interviewing, presentation techniques, and telephoning.
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
    Intensive training of MS office programmes (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT
    The student studies the basic principles of management including management techniques and leadership qualities as well as the structure of companies.
  • MANAGING PEOPLE
    gives an introduction to concepts of personnel management.
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
    writing of a business plan and the role of entrepreneurs in the business world.
  • INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
    gives an overview of the most important International Organizations focusing in greater detail on the organizations present in Vienna – their history and objectives, structure and main activities.
  • OFFICE MANAGEMENT/CAREER SKILLS
    modern office management saves time and makes efficient use of support-services. These lessons help the student with office and personal organisation. Career skills include not only the necessary soft skills but also transferable job skills used throughout working life (managing time, setting priorities, meeting goals, managing conflicts etc.)
  • KEYBOARDING
    using an E-Learning tool outside regular classes, students train to touch-type with accuracy, neatness, intelligent display and a reasonable rate of output (International Organizations still require a speed typing test of some 40 wpm).

Optional subjects (to be chosen by the school):

6 participants required at a minimum. An extra charge of € 95 per semester hour applies.

  • REMEDIAL ENGLISHfor students who need additional instruction in order to master the course.
  • OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGEStaught by native speakers; eg SPANISH