Applied Research and Training Semester

Marketing and Sales

Master degree programme / Full-time

Master students of the full-time format must complete an Applied Research and Training Semester during their third semester.

  • Research institutes in Austria or abroad
  • Austrian or foreign higher education institutes
  • Austrian or foreign companies

Students work 32 hours per week for 15 weeks at a company or research institute in Austria or abroad. The internship involves participating in an in-house project and documenting project-related activities in line with standard academic practice. Depending on their personal preferences, interns can choose to focus on a research-oriented or more practical topic.

The University’s links to partner institutions also influence the choice of placements available. Students must choose a subject for their project by the end of the second semester. This also forms the basis of the Master thesis and provides an overview of the schedule, work processes and data required to compile the project report and the thesis itself.

The Master thesis is written outside the students’ working time. This structure aims to encourage students to reflect on and develop the knowledge base built up during the Bachelor degree and the first year of the Master programme.