Executive MBA Finance

Get the skills you need to lead in finance

The Executive MBA Finance is designed by experts and international faculty for professionals to build their careers in the financial world. This degree program will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a variety of finance-related roles, including investment banking, corporate finance, and financial analysis. The curriculum is designed to give you a solid foundation in financial theory and practice, but also includes current trends directly from the financial world in form of finance specializations such as ESG, Fintech, Behavioral Finance or Project Finance.

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through case studies and real-world projects. In addition, the Finance Executive MBA program offers a unique blend of online and on-campus learning, giving you the flexibility to study at your own pace and schedule. Whether you are looking to advance your career or make a switch to finance, the Executive MBA degree in Finance can help you reach your goals.

Learn how to make sound investment decisions and think strategically

An Executive MBA Finance gives you the skills and knowledge you need to react quickly to future evolution in the finance sector. You'll learn how to analyze financial data, identify trends, and make sound investment decisions. You'll also develop the ability to think strategically, which is essential for success in any business role. And because an MBA is internationally recognized, it will give you the flexibility to pursue a career anywhere in the world. So if you're looking for a way to boost your career in finance, an Executive MBA is a great option.

    • 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

    • Real-Life Content

      • You bring your business challenges to class for discussion
      • International residency (USA), 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. WU Wien, University of Texas, SDA Bocconi, Tel Aviv University
      • Acclaimed experts and research leaders
      • Guest speakers from top corporations, e.g.  Carpima Invest, Numerics Economic & Financial Consulting LTD 

Target Group for the Executive MBA Finance

The part-time Executive MBA Finance target group consists of executives and high potentials from the financial industry, as well as non-financial corporations/institutions with a professional background, work experience or interest in areas such as corporate finance, financial management, investments, and risk management.

Specific examples are:

  • Management board and supervisory board members (e.g. CEOs, Chief Financial Officers, executive directors), managing directors, as well as their assistants and advisors
  • Commercial bankers, retail bankers, investment bankers, private banking experts, portfolio managers, employees in the asset management industry (e.g. investment fund managers, pension fund managers, asset managers), traders on the financial market, asset and liability managers, employees in the venture capital industry and in private equity firms, financial engineers, product managers, sales managers and customer relationship managers in financial institutions (e.g. banks or insurance companies)
  • Various employees in the real estate industry and in the consulting industry
  • Analysts (including business analysts, financial analysts, credit portfolio analysts and trading analysts), employees in financial planning, treasurers (including cash managers, liquidity managers, employees in debt collection departments and supply chain managers), (corporate and financial managers) controllers, risk managers, investor relations managers, business development managers, project managers, project controllers, restructuring managers, employees in research divisions, consultants, advisors as well as managers in the areas of accounting, reporting, auditing and tax - all in both financial and non-financial institutions
  • Employees (including consultants) in the public sector, managers in supranational and global financial institutions (e.g. World Bank, IMF, EBRD, UNO etc.), employees of central banks (e.g. in the area of bank supervision), employees of other non-governmental organizations, other regulatory institutions or rating agencies
  • Persons with a technical background (e.g. technical managers, operations managers, IT managers) or a legal background (e.g. lawyers, compliance officers) who want to move into the finance area
  • Current and future entrepreneurs

We are happy to say that the alumni network of the Executive MBA Finance contains experts from each of the groups listed above.

Offer for CFA, CIIA, CEFA and ACCA graduates

As a graduate of the CFA, CIIA, CEFA or ACCA program, you have the chance to get credit for some of the modules of the Executive MBA Finance. This means that you can save a significant part of the tuition fee and also of the study time. For more information, please contact the program management.

Diverse careers of Executive MBA Finance students

Official Degree - Executive Master of Business Administration

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

    • 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.

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