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Global Executive MBA | Double Degree Program | Part-Time

Global Executive MBA | WU Vienna

ⓘ Covid-19: Currently, we are offering modules in a hybrid format whenever possible, i.e. in-class teaching with simultaneous online participation for those students who are facing travel restrictions.

 

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.

    • Global Executive MBA | WU Executive Academy Scholarships

      The WU Executive Academy support high potentials reaching their educational and career goals by offering partial scholarships. If you face difficulties in financing your program, this scholarship is open to you - regardless of your residence or citizenship.

      Funded by:

      WU Executive Academy

      Open to:

      All applicants for the Global Executive MBA 2022-2023

      Scholarship award:

      Partial scholarships, up to 25% of the tuition fee.

      Deadline:

      December 15, 2021

      Selection criteria:

      In addition to financial need, the committee evaluates aspects such as: motivation, social competence and ability to work in teams, analytical skills, potential contribution to peer learning, diversity of the cohort, language proficiency, previous career track, and development potential. When two candidates have similar profiles and motivation, priority is given to the one with the larger proven financial need.

      Selection process:

      After receiving your application documents, you will be invited to an admission interview. During this interview, you will have the opportunity to personally demonstrate your motivation and career goals as well as your potential contribution to the program. A committee evaluates all applications received and decides shortly after whether you will be awarded a scholarship and the amount of the scholarship.

      Application:

      Please select the program and scholarship you are applying for in the online application form.

      In addition to the general application documents, a proof of salary must be provided upon request (payslip, income statement or confirmation from the company). If you have to cope with extraordinary financial burdens (care of a family member, medical expenses, etc.), please also submit a corresponding proof of this. If you have any questions, please send us an email to gemba(at)wu.ac.at

      Profile Check:

      We are happy to give you feedback on your profile before starting the online application. Please register here for your free profile-check.

    • Global Executive MBA | Scholarships for Female Leaders

      The WU Executive Academy has been supporting women in their professional development for many years. An application for a "Female Leaders" scholarship is open to all female applicants - regardless of residence or citizenship.

      Funded by:

      WU Executive Academy

      Open to:

      All female applicants for the Global Executive MBA 2022-2023

      Award:

      Need-based scholarships of up to 25% each

      Scholarship award:

      Partial scholarships, up to 25% of the tuition fee.

      Deadline:

      December 15, 2021

      Selection criteria:

      In addition to financial need, the committee evaluates aspects such as: motivation, social competence and ability to work in teams, analytical skills, potential contribution to peer learning, diversity of the cohort, language proficiency, previous career track, and development potential. When two candidates have similar profiles and motivation, priority is given to the one with the larger proven financial need.

      Selection process:

      After receiving your application documents, you will be invited to an admission interview. During this interview, you will have the opportunity to personally demonstrate your motivation and career goals as well as your potential contribution to the program. A committee evaluates all applications received and decides shortly after whether you will be awarded a scholarship and the amount of the scholarship.

      Application:

      Please select the program and scholarship you are applying for in the online application form.

      In addition to the general application documents, a proof of salary must be provided upon request (payslip, income statement or confirmation from the company). If you have to cope with extraordinary financial burdens (care of a family member, medical expenses, etc.), please also submit a corresponding proof of this. If you have any questions, please send us an email to gemba(at)wu.ac.at.

      If you would like to get assistance in the scholarship application process, the members of our Female Leaders Network are happy to answer your questions. Simply send an email to wuea-female-leaders-network(at)wu.ac.at.

      Profile Check:

      We are happy to give you feedback on your profile before starting the online application. Please register here for your free profile-check.

    • Global Executive MBA | € 10,000 Vedomosti Scholarships for CIS citizens

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      The WU Executive Academy support high potentials reaching their educational and career goals by offering partial scholarships. If you face difficulties in financing your program, this scholarship is open to you.

      Funded by:

      WU Executive Academy & Vedomosti

      Open to:

      All applications for the Global Executive MBA (Start 2022), who are citizens and residents of CIS countries as well as Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Georgia. Take a look at the Vedomosti website to read more about the scholarships and our program in Russian: https://emba.vedomosti.ru/

      Scholarship award:

      Partial scholarship of € 10,000 (regular € 54,000, with scholarship € 44,000)

      Deadline:

      December 15, 2021

      Selection criteria:

      In addition to financial need, the committee evaluates aspects such as: motivation, social competence and ability to work in teams, analytical skills, potential contribution to peer learning, diversity of the cohort, language proficiency, previous career track, and development potential. When two candidates have similar profiles and motivation, priority is given to the one with the larger proven financial need.

      Selection process:

      After receiving your application documents, you will be invited to an admission interview. During this interview, you will have the opportunity to personally demonstrate your motivation and career goals as well as your potential contribution to the program. A committee evaluates all applications received and decides shortly after whether you will be awarded a scholarship and the amount of the scholarship.

      Application:

      Please select the program and scholarship you are applying for in the online application form.

      In addition to the general application documents, a proof of salary must be provided upon request (payslip, income statement or confirmation from the company). If you have to cope with extraordinary financial burdens (care of a family member, medical expenses, etc.), please also submit a corresponding proof of this. If you have any questions, please send us an email to gemba(at)wu.ac.at.

      Profile Check:

      We are happy to give you feedback on your profile before starting the online application. Please register here for your free profile-check.

      If you would like to get assistance in the scholarship application process, one of our Global Executive MBA alumni is happy to answer your questions.

      Svetlana Kokurina, MBA

      E: svetlana.kokurina(at)volgamarketing.at 

      T: +79 1 079 650 02 / +43 664 7315 7919

    • 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
      • 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

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 35: Worldwide Financial Times & Economist Global Executive MBA Ranking 
  • Top 10: Overall satisfaction
  • #10: International experience during the program
  • #11: Work experience of the students
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 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.

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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