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Data Science

Don’t put your career on hold—enroll at WU Executive Academy and start your Data Science program today

The WU Executive Academy is part of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) - one of Europe’s leading business universities. With over 100 years of experience in providing executive education, various recognized accreditations including AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, and rankings in a range of business school and MBA lists, WU maintains its excellent reputation. That’s why so many career professionals and executives choose to pursue WU Executive Academy’s flexible programs. 

Smarter decisions, powered by data

WU’s applied program “Data Science” is designed to provide managers who are required to deal with data as part of their job with cross-functional knowledge. The approach is interdisciplinary and team-oriented in nature and provides a holistic understanding of various business application domains. Data specialists will equip you with a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of data science, teaching you all the tools, techniques and concepts needed when it comes to using data as a basis for making better decisions.

Flexible Learning That Fits Your Busy Schedule

At WU Executive Academy, we understand the busy lifestyle of a business executive, manager, or entrepreneur, and as a result, we build our programs to cater to you and your schedule—not the other way around. In fact, the modular structure of our program ensures you receive the most up-to-date training, while spending little time away from work.


The journey ahead of the participants begins in November 2017 and lasts until March 2018. All modules will take place in Vienna. You will learn about the following topics:

  • What is Data Science? Concepts & Application Domains
  • From Data Science to Big Data
  • Data Science in Practice and in the Future

We put special emphasis on ensuring that you acquire the comprehensive know-how in a highly practical way: Working on team projects involving case studies from you and your colleagues' respective businesses will enable you to transfer your training to the workplace while still attending the program. These projects include coaching sessions by our outstanding faculty members.

Axel Polleres

Univ.Prof. Dr. Axel Polleres

  • Professor | Head of Institute of Information Business | WU Vienna | Austria

In order to show what can be done with data, we need to dispel myths by demonstrating in a hands-on manner how to work with data: what problems there are and what is technically, and legally, feasible. Moreover, we will explore a wealth of successful real-world examples of corporate data science with a view to familiarizing participants with the potential you can unlock by making strategic and creative use of data.

Learn from World-Renowned Professors & Top Industry Executives

WU’s faculty is made up of world-renowned professors and acclaimed industry executives. Our lecturers are from WU, as well as more than 200 partner universities, and prominent corporations from across the globe. This means you’ll have access to tons of lectures given by industry experts, and you’ll get their insights on a number of subjects including new scientific discoveries, the latest management tools and techniques, and much more.

Build an International Network

Exchanging ideas with like-minded international peers will add immeasurable value to your experience at WU Executive Academy, as today’s businesses are becoming more and more global. You’ll also have the opportunity to build professional relationships with your peers, providing you with access to an international network throughout your career.


Are you ready to take the next step towards enhancing your business career?


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