Executive MBA Bucharest | WU Vienna

Challenge yourself and become a business leader

ⓘ Covid-19: All modules are organized face-to-face, by default. Hybrid formats are offered for those students who cannot be on site due to official travel restrictions.

We provide a challenging and nurturing learning environment in Vienna, Bucharest, and the United States, which enables you to acquire tools necessary to become a world-class business leader. The Executive MBA Bucharest builds a deep understanding of core business subjects in all major functional areas, enables you to develop the skills needed to recognize and adapt to emerging trends and technologies, and greatly improves your management and leadership abilities.

Receive practical insights from many industries and firms

The program incorporates the realities of the business world: this MBA brings together executives from a broad range of companies and cultures. This access to a wealth of practical insights is one of many things that makes the MBA experience so unique. It makes for an exciting and dynamic setting in which you learn, share methods, and generate new ideas.

Get a truly international experience and a strong local network

The program is truly international with residencies in Austria and the United States, guest speakers from abroad, renowned international faculty members, and insights into managerial approaches in other countries. Yet, while the international dimension is very strong, you will also build a network of long-lasting and valuable relationships with peers most of which are operating in the Romanian context.

    • Real-Life Content

      • Bring your business challenges to class for discussion
      • Study real life cases and take part in exclusive company visits
      • Apply your newly acquired knowledge directly to your job
    • Strong Regional & Global Network

      • Over 4,500 members from >85 nations
      • A particularly strong Romanian network with >400 executives
      • Online student and alumni platform
      • Exclusive events and services
      • A great resource for company insights and exchange
    • Blended Learning

      • Compact format with 16 months duration
      • Only 34 days off your job
      • 12 modules: Thursday to Sunday
      • 2 international residencies / 5 days each
      • 1 month off during summer
    • International experience

      • USA Residency: Lectures and company visits
      • Austria Residency: Lectures at the WU Executive Academy and company visits (eg. Henkel, Erste Bank, startups, accelerators)
    • International Faculty

      • Faculty members from top universities around the globe (eg. WU Vienna, IE Business School, Carlson School of Management, IESE)
      • Acclaimed experts and research leaders
      • Guest speakers from top corporations

Study with a dynamic & international peer group

Reflecting the realities of the business world, you will work alongside motivated executives from a broad range of companies and business areas, giving you an insight into their way of thinking, and their approach to business.

Average Class Profile:

  • 36 years 
  • 14 years of working experience
  • 7 years of leadership experience
  • 12% international participants
  • 60% male / 40% female participants

Where our Executive MBA Bucharest Students Work (a Selection)

Companies EMBA Buc

WU Executive Academy - Accreditations & Rankings

The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) is one of Europe's leading universities and can look back on 100 years of excellence in executive education. As a university we are commited to high quality standards and independence. We are proud to have received the prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS, which is reflected in the outstanding quality of our executive education. This has also been recognized in international rankings: 

  • Top 20: QS World University Ranking
  • Top 34: Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 
  • Top 50: Financial Times European Business School Ranking 

Official Degree

After completing the program you will graduate with the academic title "Master of Business Administration (MBA)" from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Cosmin Nazdravanu

Cosmin Nazdravanu, MBA

  • Manager Business Controlling
  • Michelin

Investing into my future was the main reason for choosing the WU Executive MBA program. Now, after graduating, I feel it was one of the best decisions I’ve taken in my life. I had the opportunity to get to know and work with great people, learn from the best professors coming from top universities in the world. Finally, what we have learned in the classroom were not just lessons of management but lessons for life which we’ll take away with us forever.

    • How can managers with 50-60 hours working time manage the program?

      Although our MBA program is challenging, it is designed for working executives. That's why students can access our online forums from their smartphones or tablets, giving them the flexibility to manage their workloads on the go, whether they're on their way to work, on a lunch break, or traveling around the world.

    • How are students evaluated during the MBA?

      • Participation in class: Students are continuously evaluated during classroom discussions and video conferences. Every contribution, whether written or spoken, is taken into account.
      • Individual assignments: Students are asked to participate in quiz questions, individual assignments or evaluated homework.
      • Group assignments: As part of a small team, students must prepare presentations, research papers or papers that will all be evaluated.

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