January 2, 2018

Austria

BHAK Wolfsberg

Our school BHAK Wolfsberg (Handelsakademie Wolfsberg) is a five-year business college for students aged 14-19. Besides a general education, the students obtain a profound commercial knowledge in many aspects, such as a sound usage of all MS Office programmes, bookkeeping, conducting sales contracts, all kinds of booking, and business communication in the languages German, English and Italian.

We also offer the following seminars to our students: Meet the World, Argumentaion Training, Video and Photography. In addition, there is a special emphasis on languages and sports. Our students can acquire international certificates in these fields. From their third year onwards they have to deepen their knowledge in one of our focus areas: Finance and Risk Management, International Business and Marketing or e-business. For their graduation our students have to work on and write a diploma project in one of their chosen areas and they also take the general A-levels.

We want our students to have a practical, hands-on commercial education and that´s why we also have a school-intern training firm and cooperate with regional companies. We design homepages, organize workshops on different topics and carry out and evaluate surveys and questionnaires for these businesses. Our students have to do a compulsory internship of 300 hours (spread over 5 years) and regional companies are willingly taking them on because of their extensive training. Furthermore, we are always looking for new partners, nationally and internationally.

Currently the staff consists of 30 teachers and there are about 210 students at our school.

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