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♦ General provisions

(1) Assignment of Credits (ECTS)

Credits (ECTS points) are assigned to all student achievements. These credits specify the relative workload to be performed with a certain study achievement. The workload for an academic year is real 1,500 hours which corresponds to 60 ECTS credits (according to (§ 51 Abs. 2 Z 26 Austrian University Act – UG and § 14 (1) Study Regulations of the University of Graz). Accordingly, one ECTS credits amounts to 25 real hours. The workload comprises both private study and the presence in courses. One semester hours (of a course) corresponds 45 minutes per instruction week.

(2) Duration and Outline of the Program

The Master program with a total workload of 120 credits consists of four semesters and is structured modularly. As already mentioned, the four partner universities have four main foci:

  • University of Graz: business administration
  • University of Hildesheim: information science
  • Pai Chai University: computer science
  • Chungbuk National University: management information

In the first year, the students study at their home university. Students from the University of Graz and the University of Hildesheim spend their second academic year either at the Pai Chai University or the Chungbuk National University, while students from the Pai Chai University and the Chungbuk National University study either at the University of Graz or at the University of Hildesheim in the second year. The outline of the program can be seen in Figure 1.


Figure 1: Outline of the program

(3) Academic Degree

After having finished the master program, students are graduated from those two universities where they have studied with the degree "Master of Arts in Global Studies on Management and Information Science."

♦ Organisation and Outline of the Program

(1) Modules and Courses

The four semester lasting Master program comprises a workload of 120 credits. The program is structured modularly. In the following table, the examination subjects are specified by means of title, course type, credits (ECTS) and semester hours. For the three partner universities of the University of Graz only the module names and sub-module names are given. In the column “O/OS/E” it is specified whether a module/a course is obligatory (O), obligatory selected (OS) or elective (E). Obligatory selected modules/courses are modules/courses which must be selected from a list/contingent of offered modules/courses. The description of the modules can be found in Each school curriculum.
The first academic year takes place at the home university (modules A1 – A4), the mandatory stay abroad is in the second academic year (modules B1 – B4).
See more : Each school curriculum

(2) Electives („Freie Wahlfächer“)

South-Korean students are strongly encouraged to attend German-language courses and courses about European history and culture whereas students from the University of Graz and the University of Hildesheim are to attend Korean-language courses and courses about Korean history and culture in the second year of their study. In case of the University of Graz, foreign language courses can be integrated into the Master program as so-called electives (“Freie Wahlfächer”). These are offered by “Treffpunkt Sprachen” at the University of Graz.

(3) Specialisation in Business Administration

Students from the University of Graz must attend courses in business administration amounting to 24 credits. They must be selected from the moduls B, C or D (apart from the module “Information Science and Information Systems”) of the curriculum of the Master program on Business Administration (see curriculum, version from June 6th, 2013). It is recommended to choose courses from the range of English-language courses on business administration provided by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics of University of Graz (see module “Selected Topics on Business Administration” below).

(4) Selected Topics on Business Administration (only English-language Courses)

South-Korean students must attend English-language courses on business administration (24 credits) from the range of English-language courses on business administration provided by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics of University of Graz (for example, Strategic Human Resource Management, Sales Management, Innovation Management, Organizational Design and Strategy, Business-to-Business Management). Since the courses may vary each academic year, the courses provided in the particular year must be queried from the electronic course management system of the University of Graz.

(5) Master Thesis

The master thesis is supervised by two professors which are usually from the two partner universities where the student attends (has attended) his/her courses. The topic of the naster thesis must be announced at the home university of the student, this is the University of Graz for students from this university. The definition of the master thesis must account for that it is possible reasonable to complete it within six months, i.e. by the end of the fourth semester. It is possible, however, to complete the master thesis also after the second academic year. The master thesis must be submitted at the home university of the student.
Attention must be paid to the fact that, according to South Korean university regulations, the workload of the master thesis is not considered in the curriculum. Accordingly, no credits are specified for the master thesis of the Korean students.
The master's thesis defense is taken off by the two supervisors. In doing this, it is possible to use modern communication technologies (for instance, video conferences).

(6) Obligatory Study Abroad

It is obligatory to spend the whole second academic year amounting to 60 credits at one of the two partner universities. In case of the students from the University of Graz and the University of Hildesheim these are the Pai Chai University or Chungbuk National University, in case of the two South Korean students these are the University of Graz or the University of Hildesheim.

(7) Teaching Methods

In addition to the regular courses provided, the partner universities can offer joint events (for instance, summer or winter schools, intensive programs) which can be credited against the workload be achieved at a partner university (according to the Statute Study Regulations of the University of Graz, § 5 (1) line 14 and (2)).

♦ Examination Regulations

(1) Course Examinations

Course assessment takes place on the basis of the university regulations of that university, where the student has attended the course.
For the translations of marks, the following conversion tables will be used:

Austrian grades to South Korean grades   South Korean grades to Austrian grades
Austrian grade South Korean grade   South Korean grades Austrian grades
Sehr gut (1) A+   A+ und A Sehr gut (1)
Gut (2) B+   B+ und B Gut (2)
Befriedigend (3) C+   C+ und C Befriedigend (3)
Genügend (4) D+   D+ Genügend (4)

German grades to South Korean grades   South Korean grades to German grades
German grade South Korean grade   South Korean grade German grade
1.0 - 1.4 A+   A+ 1.0
1.5 - 1.9 A   A 1.5
2.0 - 2.4 B+   B+ 2.0
2.5 - 2.9 B   B 2.5
3.0 - 3,4 C+   C+ 3.0
3.5 - 3.7 C   C 3.5
3.75 - 3.9 D+   D+ 3.75