In order to set up a new program at the University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, the institution is required to present a demand an acceptance analysis for any planned program to the AQ – the Austrian agency for quality assurance and accreditation.
The analyses focus on trends in the branch, analyses of the labor market and surveys amongst experts in the respective field.
Acceptance analyses of programs in the planning stage comprise the presentation of coherent post-secondary education programs in place and the identification of potential applicants that amount to estimates regarding the numbers of people who could apply for any such program.
Up until now, surveys have been carried out for programs associated to the following branches:
· Energy and Environmental Management
· Information Technology and Management
· Social Sciences.