Executive MBA with Specialization Options

Get on top of your business

Our Executive MBA is designed to meet today’s challenges of highly demanding industries or business functions. It provides you with all the tools necessary to leverage your potential to become a world-class leader with profound expertise and practical skills in management, strategy, organization and finance. This enables our EMBA participants to seize new opportunities, quickly adapt to new business environments and overcome global challenges. 

    • 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 6,500 members from approx. 100 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 18 months duration
      • Lectures in the classroom and through our online learning platform
    • International Faculty

      • Faculty members from top universities around the globe, e.g. Carlson School of Management, WU Vienna, INSEAD, Tel Aviv University, ECSP
      • Acclaimed experts and research leaders, eg. MIT, Cambridge Innovation Center, ...
      • Guest speakers from top corporations, e.g. Audi, OMV, Google, ...

The program: Business Core & Specializations

The modular structure of our Executive MBA programs allows managers and high potentials to take a world-class MBA while pursuing their careers. The Business Core modules cover vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques. The specialization modules provide our students with profound knowledge, expertise and competencies in a chosen function or industry.

WU Executive Academy: Accreditations & MBA-Rankings

The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) is one of Europe's leading universities and can look back on over 100 years of excellence in executive education. 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 40: QS World University Ranking

  • Top 45: Financial Times European Business School Ranking

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

      Completing an MBA program while working is a demanding endeavor. The WU Executive Academy offers flexible options that will enable you to better integrate your studies in your professional and private life.

      Blended learning structures optimize knowledge transfer and make for smooth learning journeys. Access to our e-learning platform allows you to finish your assignments in a flexible way – on your way to work, the lunch break, or during a business trip.

      You can choose between two tracks in the first year of the Executive MBA program (the Business Core): the On-Campus Track or the Hybrid Track. Both tracks consist of seven modules each. If you choose the On-Campus Track, you will complete all modules on site; if you opt for the Hybrid Track, you will travel to the campus for four modules and take the remaining three as synchronous and asynchronous online sessions.

      Choose the On-Campus Track to experience all our campus has to offer as well as a lively on-site exchange with faculty and fellow students at the impressive WU Campus. Alternatively, opt for a mix of classes on site of the WU Campus (4x) and online teaching (3x) in the Hybrid Track, which will let you benefit from mutual exchange and networking on site while simultaneously saving you days off from work and money as three of the modules will not require travel to and from the campus.

    • How are students evaluated during the Executive 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.

Where our Students work (a selection)

Companies Professional MBA

WU Executive Club Services

From the start of your program, you will become a lifetime member of the WU Executive Club and will enjoy numerous exclusive benefits:

  • Career services that support your career development and help you leverage your full potential. These include skill development sessions, coaching, and networking events with our executive search partners.
  • Invitations to panel discussions, conferences, and guest speaker events featuring top executives, leading experts, and academics.
  • Preferential access to national and international career opportunities.
  • Exclusive events that help you establish, maintain, and deepen personal and professional ties with other senior executives of different nationalities coming from diverse professional backgrounds. 
Milena Prvulovic

Milena Prvulovic

  • Programme Specialist | United Nations Development Programme | Geneva Switzerland

The Executive MBA allowed me to perfect my skills and more importantly hone the systemic approach to projects and daily work, invaluable skills throughout one’s career. Although it is a cliché often found in MBA overviews I was amazed with how the diversity of our class offered variety of views and approaches and eventually enriched all of us.

Our program managers are here to help you, answer your questions and provide you with additional information on our Executive MBA programs. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Financing your executive education

Scholarships and financial advice to help you achieve your goals.

8 reasons for the WU Executive Academy

We provide everything you need for today´s challenges in the business world.

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