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Student Story: There is a unique international feel at IMC

A look behind the scenes of our bachelor degree programme Business Administration

Thomas Holubovsky comes from Lower Austria. The special thing about Thomas is that he already has five years of professional experience to his credit. Having been employed at an automotive component supplier in Wieselburg, he has already had a taste of working in Mexico and China. He completed his school leaver’s certificate at the higher technical college for industrial engineering at Waidhofen an der Ybbs. Thomas loves to travel, and his friends describe him as a go-getter, cosmopolitan and hardworking.

The degree programme allowed Thomas to add a business and theoretical dimension to his technical background.

The degree programme allowed Thomas to add a business and theoretical dimension to his technical background.

Ready for the challenges of the future

I have been abroad a lot and learned a great deal about project management and intercultural competence – including from mistakes made along the way. I chose this degree programme because I wanted to add a business and theoretical dimension to my technical background to stand me in good stead for the challenges of the future.

A unique international feel

The course impresses me because it gives me something to smile about every day and I get to hear people talking three different languages – my course mates. I only talk to people in English; there is a uniquely international feel here on campus. For group assignments in particular, it is always interesting to see how people approach the same task from different angles, what strengths each individual has, and how that can have such a positive effect on the end result. This year I am going for international project management. Some of our lecturers come from industry, which means they have direct experience of the various issues in their day-to-day lives, and that impressed me.

Project management was the perfect specialisation for me

I firmly believe that this degree programme will give me much better career opportunities, especially as international project management continues to expand in this age of globalisation and specialists are in strong demand. I don’t regret having worked for five years beforehand – far from it – but this programme with this specialism was exactly right for me: taught in English, with an international work placement, the focus on international project management, and because as a technical expert – and we are not exactly known for our language skills – no further foreign languages are needed.

My tip

Work for six to 12 months after leaving high school, work out which direction you want to take, and do not sign up for any old study programme just because you still aren’t sure what it is you really want to do. This study programme was not a shot in the dark. It was 100% what I was looking for.

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