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About the WU Executive Academy of Vienna University of Economics and Business

Europe's leading business university

The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), 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 Executive MBA programs, Master of Laws programs, Master's programs, Bachelor's programs, a certificate program in business administration (CBA), university certificate programs, compact continuing education programs, and custom programs. In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become one of the leading providers in Europe.

International accreditations

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, only approximately 100 universities and business schools around the globe meet the strict quality standards of all three accreditation agencies.

Renowned faculty members and 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.

Executives and high potentials from over 85 countries

Each year, more than 2,200 managers, experts and high potentials from over 85 countries study in our executive education programs. At present, residencies and programs are conducted in more than 15 countries on 4 continents.

WU Executive Club - our students & alumni association

Our students and alumni are living true to the concept of the "life long learning" and know how important it is to always be up-to-date. The community of international managers of the WU Executive Club offers an exceptional opportunity for networking as well as the exchange of expertise and experience across diverse educational and business backgrounds.

Optimal infrastructure

Located between two subway stations, the new campus is conveniently accessible by public transportation. The new location offers both students and faculty ideal conditions for teaching and research. 22,000 students and 2,100 faculty members, researchers and administrative staff are working on Campus WU. Participants of our programs benefit from state-of-the-art technology, teaching methods, and infrastructure, that is specially designed for executive education.

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