MBA Finance

ⓘ 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.


Succeed in the dynamic field of finance

The Professional MBA Finance provides you with theoretical expertise, analytical know-how and practical management tools enabling you to succeed in the dynamic, globalized field of finance. The curriculum has been specifically designed around the implementation of applicable content and is taught by an international faculty of top experts from the finance sector (e.g. INSEAD, Lehigh University, ...).

Flexibility to react quickly to future evolution in the finance sector

This MBA will expand your expertise, strengthen your intuition, and help you develop the ability to react quickly and in a flexible way to the challenges of financial decision making. The broad range of content allows graduates to take up various positions in finance - a vital career benefit. As this MBA gives you the skills to make better business decisions, to improve the financial performance of your company and thereby to create shareholder value for its owners, it is also a veritable asset to your employer.

The curriculum also includes current trends in the financial industry, such as labor finance, executive compensation, machine learning, or green finance.

    • 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 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 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

Oliver Schumy

  • CEO | IMMOFINANZ AG | Vienna

The overall concept of the Professional MBA Finance is really convincing. All components of this MBA program have been carefully designed: The curriculum contains the most important finance topics, including the interface of finance and psychology and "Hot Topics in Finance". The webpage shows the learning outcomes in a very detailed and clear way. The professors teaching in this program have been thoroughly selected from international universities and companies. The distinguished guest speaker events round off the classes by adding additional industry perspectives, which I consider very important.

Target Group

In general, the target group of the Professional MBA Finance comprehends executives and high potentials from the financial industry and from non-financial corporations/institutions with a professional background or an interest in the areas of corporate finance, investments, and risk management. Specific examples are:

  • Management board and supervisory board members (e.g. CEOs, CFOs, 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), business and financial planners, treasurers (including cash managers, liquidity managers, employees in debt collection departments and supply chain managers), (corporate and financial) 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 international and supranational 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 Professional 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 Professional 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 MBA Finance students

WU Executive Academy - Accreditations & Rankings

The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU) is one of Europe's leading universities and can look back on 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 50: Financial Times European Business School Ranking 
  • Top 20: QS World University Ranking

Official Degree - Master of Business Administration

After completing the program you will graduate with the academic title "Master of Business Administration (MBA)" 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 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 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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