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Global Executive MBA - Double degree program

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Global Executive MBA | WU Vienna

The Global Executive MBA is an internationally-oriented, cutting-edge partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). The program provides a unique 360° global vision with expert insights into management and leadership practice in mature and emerging markets on four continents. In addition to interactive classes in Vienna, three international residencies expose you to the latest thoughts of leading international professors, senior managers, and policy makers.

Our Global Executive MBA is specifically designed to meet the real-world challenges that managers face in demanding industries and business functions. It enables you to apply up-to-date knowledge and management tools in your workplace, even as you study. The program provides you with all the skills necessary to maximize your potential to become a world-class leader. In a challenging but nurturing environment, it builds a deep understanding of core business subjects in all major functional areas, while also emphasizing the skills needed to recognize and adapt to emerging trends and new technologies.

    • Real-Life Content

      • You bring your business challenges to class for discussion
      • Real life cases and exclusive company visits
      • Apply your newly acquired knowledge directly to your job
    • Global Network

      • Over 4,500 members from >85 nations
      • Online student and alumni platform
      • Local community chapters
      • Exclusive events and services
      • A great resource for company insights and exchange
    • Blended Learning

      • Compact format with 16 months duration
      • Only 45 days off your job
      • Class time is once a month Thursday–Sunday
    • International experience

      • 3 international residencies to Asia, South America and the U.S.A.
      • Global Team Project with EMBA students from 3 continents
    • International Faculty

      • Faculty members from top universities around the globe
      • Acclaimed experts and research leaders
      • Guest speakers from top corporations

Female Leaders Scholarships

Female leaders have a measurable positive impact in companies, but are still behind in position and pay. We at the WU Executive Academy are aware of our responsibility. We want to actively contribute to a more equal society and offer eg. special scholarships, work-life balance in our programs and the WU EA Female Leaders Network.

Apply for the our Female Leaders Scholarships and join the Global Executive MBA class in 2020! Here are the facts:

Open for:
All female applicants for the Global Executive MBA 2020-20211
​​Need-based scholarships of up to 25% each
Please use our online application form and choose "Application for MBA and Master of Laws program". Select the program as well as scholarship you are applying for.
We are happy to give you feedback on your profile before starting the online application. Please indicate your program of interest and send your current CV to mba(at)
December 15, 2019

Global Executive MBA - Rankings

Our Global Executive MBA is one of only a few programs worldwide to receive the prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. The outstanding quality of our program was recently reavaluated by the Financial Times, which ranked our Global Executive MBA among the top programs worldwide.

  • #45: Worldwide Global Executive MBA Ranking 
  • #19: Work experience of the students
  • #13: International experience during the program

Where our Global Executive MBA Students Work (a Selection)


Official Degree

The Global Executive MBA is offered by the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) as well as 

Participants of the Global Executive MBA receive two MBA degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by the University of Minnesota, USA
Martina Ernst | Global Executive MBA

Martina Ernst, MBA

  • Head of Human Ressources | Erste Bank

The Global Executive MBA program has certainly exceeded my expectations. I chose it for the well-rounded selection of study modules, the multiple accreditations and the strong international rankings. 


What I did not fully anticipate was the positive effect of my new diverse network with highly qualified international managers from interesting companies all around the world - a network which provided not only advice and support but new and exciting career opportunities to many of us.

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

      Although our Global Executive MBA 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.

Financing your studies

Scholarship and advice to help you achieve your goals.

Career Services for Alumni

A decision for the Global Executive MBA does not end after graduation: Read more about our lifelong services for graduates.

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