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Global Executive MBA | Double Degree Program | Part-Time

Global Executive MBA | WU Vienna

Gain a global perspective

The EMBA is an internationally-oriented, cutting-edge partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). It will provide you a unique 360° global vision with expert insights into management and leadership practice in developed and emerging markets on four continents.


The part-time program structure is designed to help you balance your demanding career and challenging but nurturing studies, while also developing your professional and personal skills. This Master of Business Administration is just the start of your professional transformation, which continues beyond your 16 months at the WU Executive Academy. As a Global Executive Alumni, you continue your development with durable professional and personal relationships and learning within the MBA community and the WU Executive Academy alumni network.

Triple Accredited - Top-Ranked

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 & the Economist, which ranked it among the top programs worldwide.

  • Top 40: Worldwide Financial Times & Economist Global Executive MBA Ranking 
  • #8: Career Progress (FT)
  • #10: International study experience (FT)
  • #11: Work experience (FT)
Jochen Borenich - Alumnus Global Executive MBA

Jochen Borenich, MBA

  • Member of the Executive Board | K-Businesscom AG

Especially in the highly competitive and innovation-driven IT and telecommunications industry, it was very difficult to find an MBA program to suit my ambitious educational needs as a senior manager. The didactic design, international focus and outstanding faculty sustainably enriched my professional career.

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Kerstin Knapp

  • Executive Vice President People & Culture | Vestas

After successfully working in the field of HR for many years, I decided to deepen my portfolio of competencies outside this area. That is why I chose the Global Executive MBA program. The program provided me with the necessary knowledge and competencies to look at human capital in a more holistic and strategic way to provide added value to every organization.

Double degree program

Participants 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

Why the Global Executive MBA?

You'll get the tools and know how necessary to develop into a global leader:

  • Receive 2 degrees: 1 in Europe, 1 in the USA
  • Study on 4 continents at renowned partner universities
  • Learn from our top-faculty and experts
  • Visit top companies and get insights from guest speakers
  • Join a global student group during the global team project
  • Work & study in 16 months with just 45 days off your job
  • Get access to 2 leading alumni networks
    • 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.

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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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