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Global Executive MBA | Double Degree Program | Part-Time

Global Executive MBA Program

Gain a global perspective

The Global Executive MBA is ranked among the top 50 worldwide, 9th in "working experience of students" and 13th in "international course experience" by the Financial Times.

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.

    • 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 over 85 nations
      • Online student and alumni platform
      • Local community chapters
      • Exclusive events and services
      • 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

Triple Accredited - FT-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, which ranked it among the top programs worldwide.

  • Top 50: Worldwide Financial Times Global Executive MBA Ranking 
  • #9: Work experience of the students
  • #13: International experience during the program
Jochen Borenich - Alumnus Global Executive MBA

Jochen Borenich, MBA

  • Member of the Executive Board | Kapsch BusinessCom

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.

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 40 days off your job
  • Get access to 2 leading alumni networks
Ruth Alt-Lansky - Alumna Global Executive MBA

Ruth Alt-Lansky, MBA

  • Managing Director | VERBUND Trading and Sales GmbH

We discussed many practical examples and case studies, including problem-solving strategies, which I found very helpful. Shortly after graduating, my then boss offered me the position of general manager, saying that, along with other factors, the Global Executive MBA had played a crucially important role in his decision.

    • 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.

Signe Viimsalu, MBA

  • Law Leader Baltics | EY | Estonia

After working for many years as an entrepreneur and venture builder, I embarked on my Global EMBA journey. The international residencies, the modules, my peers in the classroom – all of that allowed me to extend my knowledge on doing business on a global scale not only from a start-up, but a corporate perspective. My strong legal background and my broadened perspective on global business enabled my next great career move as a leader in international consulting.

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