Excellent quality 95% of our alumni would recommend their MBA program to a colleague or a friend.* The WU Executive Academy places 45th worldwide and 4th in the German-speaking region (DACH) in the
Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2018. We are ranked in the top 20 worldwide in the working experience of our students and our international course experience. The WU Vienna also holds triple accreditation: Less than 1% of business schools in the world have quality levels recognized by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation organizations: AMBA (Association of MBAs), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) by the European Foundation of Management. International experience We are located in the heart of Europe and our faculty is quite international:
Furthermore, our international residencies will enable you to overcome cultural barriers and experience business practices in different countries. Find more information on our faculty members on each program’s website. Global network During your MBA you will establish an extremely valuable network with your classmates. In addition, you get access to the powerful WU Executive Club:
Do you need more reasons for the WU Executive Academy? Get them here.
In general, out of all our MBA students:
Since building a career is a lifelong journey, the WU Executive Academy offers the Career Accelerator Program, which helps you succeed. The WU Executive Academy supports your professional development with individual coaching, career workshops, trainings, panel discussions and webinars. You will learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, negotiate your salary and position your personal brand. All our services – many of which are provided by HR experts and executive search partners - continue even after your graduation.
In general, 53% of our alumni receive higher earnings while doing an MBA or within 1 year after graduation.* Explore our alumni’s career stories here.
You'll expand your expertise when doing an MBA. However, an MBA goes beyond theory. It is an amazing journey. You widen your horizon by exchanging ideas with international executives and you develop as an individual when you:
Discover age, years of work experience, nationality, gender and much more in our class profiles:
During the modules, teaching usually takes place every day from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. During some evenings, you will also meet guest speakers for additional insights.
Physical presence during classes is mandatory. It helps to build trustful relationships, which encourages students to engage in fruitful discussions and knowledge sharing. This safe place facilitates effective learning for the individual and the class as a whole. If you miss a substantial portion of a class, we will work out together how you can make up for it. For every class attended outside a student’s regular program cycle, a fee of EUR 200 per day will be charged.
If the planned standard period is exceeded because not all of the mandatory modules have been positively completed, a fee of EUR 500 will be charged for each additional semester.
In general, we offer Executive and Professional MBAs. Our Executive MBA programs are designed for experienced executives who are seeking a general management education. We offer two Executive MBAs:
A Professional MBA program is the right option for you, if you want to combine hands-on specialist know how and general management. Explore our nine different Professional MBA specializations here.
See the starting times of our MBA programs in the MBA Programs - Facts Overview.
Yes, the WU Executive Academy offers a wide range of scholarships and financing options. Discover them here. Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis. The admission committee decides whether and to what extent a scholarship will be granted by evaluating your:
Additional eligibility criteria for each scholarship can be found here.
To apply for a scholarship it is required to state your motivation for the scholarship in the motivation letter, provide a proof of salary and – if applicable - documentation of exceptional circumstances (e.g. supporting dependents, medical care etc.). You have to bring the originals of these documents to the admission interview.
The application deadlines for each scholarship can be found here.
For further information regarding the application process, please click here.
Yes, our MBA tuition fees are fully tax deductible for taxpayers in Austria. With our flexible payment modalities, you can spread the fees over several tax periods. Learn more about the available financial benefits for individuals and companies in Austria here. However, as tax deductibility can vary greatly from person to person, we recommend that you also contact a tax advisor or inquire directly at the tax office.
If you are taxpayer of another country, please contact your local tax authorities for information on available tax deductions.
If you apply, we will carefully assess your
In general, we expect you to have to have a solid career progression and the commitment to pursue an MBA next to your busy schedule.
You need at least an undergraduate university degree (e.g. bachelor degree) for our MBA programs. Furthermore, we require a minimum work experience of 3 years (5 years for the Executive MBA) together with an excellent knowledge of the program language (English or German).
Yes, for our MBA programs there is at least an undergraduate university degree required (e.g. bachelor degree). Applicants with an exceptional career progression and profound professional experience may also be admitted to an MBA program if they submit an excellent GMAC Executive Assessment score.
If you are applying for an Executive MBA we expect at least 5 years of relevant work experience as well as some leadership experience.
If you are applying for a Professional MBA we expect at least 3 years of relevant work experience. Read more about the admission requirements here.
Your proficiency in written and spoken English is assessed during the admission process. No formal proof or certificates (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL) are required. Under certain circumstances, some applicants might be asked to submit a formal proof of their language level (C1) to further proceed in the admission process.
Student diversity is an asset of our MBA programs and we welcome students from all over the world. If you are a non-EU citizen, you might need a visa to enter, live and work in Austria. You can find detailed information for foreign students here.
Yes, there is an application fee of EUR 200. It has to be paid via credit card.
In general, the application process takes approximately one month.
We follow a rolling admission process, which means you are able to apply and can be accepted at any time until the application deadline. Since the programs often fill to capacity, we recommend that potential students submit their applications as early as possible. Qualified applicants are admitted on a rolling basis.
*Data acquired from the 2018 Financial Times EMBA Ranking, the 2017 Alumni Survey and the 2016 & 2017 Overall Feedback from our students.