WU Executive Academy - The Vienna University of Economics and Business

Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna
Austria

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The Program

State-of-the-art lecture halls

State-of-the-art lecture halls

Executive MBA
The Executive MBA has been designed for experienced participants who want to broaden their business knowledge and vision in general management. We offer three different Executive MBA programs, two in English and one in German.

 

Professional MBA
The Professional MBA combines a broad business management education with a functional or industry focus. We offer a large variety of specializations:

The University

Campus WU

Campus WU

Europe's Leading Business University

The WU Vienna was founded by the Austrian Emperor in 1898. Today, it is the leading business university in Europe, with more than half of all Austrian business graduates having earned their degrees from this university. It closed ties with more than 200 partner universities worldwide and its career planning center counts over 100 corporate members in Europe. The WU Vienna has world-renowned faculty, an international orientation, proximity to and connections with Eastern Europe, and a great infrastructure.

The Business School

Building Executive Academy

Building Executive Academy

Executive Education at the Highest International Level

The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Europe's largest business university, brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education. Thus it belongs to the leading business universities worldwide. The executive education portfolio of the WU Executive Academy includes MBA and Master of Laws programs, university certificate programs, corporate programs and open programs. In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become one of the leading providers in Central and Eastern Europe.

As part of WU, the WU Executive Academy is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accredited. EQUIS is an internationally recognized accreditation system offered by the European Foundation of Management. Moreover, the outstanding quality of its MBA programs has been recognized by AMBA (Association of MBAs) awarding its renowned global accreditation. Apart from WU, less than 75 business universities and business schools around the globe, and just two in the German-speaking world, meet the strict quality standards of all three accreditation agencies.

Current achievements of the WU Executive Academy

  • Financial Times European Business School Ranking (2016): # 43
  • Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking (2016): # 44 worldwide
  • Personalmagazin Ranking (2013): Among the Top 40 Business Schools worldwide
  • Ziarul Financial MBA Ranking (2015): # 1 MBA in Romania

Renowned experts

Being part of WU, the WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 400 faculty members and countless experts in more than 200 partner universities all over the world. The knowledge we provide is of immediate practical relevance and is kept up-to-date through our scientific research capabilities. The faculty of the WU Executive Academy consists of both internationally renowned professors and top executives. Together, they provide the latest scientifically-based knowledge - and in-depth views of state-of-the-art applications of management models.

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The Faculty

Executive MBA lecture

Executive MBA lecture

Being part of WU, the WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 400 faculty members and countless experts in more than 200 partner universities all over the world. The knowledge we provide is of immediate practical relevance and is kept up-to-date through our scientific research capabilities. The faculty of the WU Executive Academy consists of both internationally renowned professors and top executives. Together, they provide the latest scientifically-based knowledge - and in-depth views of state-of-the-art applications of management models.

Entry Requirements

ADMISSION CRITERIA

Diversity is essential to the quality of the Global Executive MBA program. We select all our Executive MBA participants with great care, considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience.

Criteria include:

  • Solid career progression
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Ability to commit to a challenging program
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • A clear career vision
  • Ambition and drive

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

MBA applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent to a bachelor's degree or higher)
  • Minimum of 5 years (Executive MBA) / 3 years (Professional MBA) of relevant work experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English or German (depending on specialization)

Application Procedure

Online application and admission interview

Tuition and Fees

The total program fee is

  • EUR 28,000 - 45,000 for the Professional MBA programs
  • EUR 28,500 - 49,000 for the Executive MBA programs.

This fee includes course materials, examination fee and catering during modules. Accommodation & travel expenses are not covered by the program fee. The program fee is VAT exempt according to § 6 paragraph 12 Austrian Value Added Tax Law. The program fee may be tax deductible.

Financial Aid

At specific times scholarships for our MBA programs are available. Please find detailed information on scholarships at Find the Perfect Financing Options

 

Location

The new Campus WU opened 2013.

The new Campus WU opened 2013.

The blocked modules (in-class time) take place in Vienna.

Depending on the program, field studies e.g. to Minneapolis, Rio de Janeiro, Boston are organized additional to the regular teaching modules.

Programs at WU Executive Academy

Part-Time

Language
English
Intakes
Fall
Duration
18 months
Concentrations
Specializations in English:
Energy Management
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Finance
Marketing & Sales
Project Management

Specializations in German:
Health Care Management
Public Auditing
Social Management
Features
  • Depending on the chosen specialization some modules take place outside Austria, e.g. the USA, South America and the Middle East
  • Lectures are offered in blocked modules, each lasting 4 days
Application Deadlines
June 30

Executive MBA

Language
English
Intakes
April
Duration
15 months
Features
  • Program is offered in cooperation with the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, students gain double MBA
  • Program includes international residencies in China, India, Chile, Brazil and the USA
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Language
English
Intakes
November
Duration
14 months
Features
  • Program includes international residencies in Austria and the USA
  • 5% discount on tuition fee granted for applications received by March 31, 2018
Application Deadlines
September 15, 2018
Language
German
Intakes
September
Duration
16 months
Features
  • Program includes an international residency in Mallorca (Spain)
Application Deadlines
July 31, 2018

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