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Part-Time Professional MBA Programs Overview | Business Core

Part-Time Professional MBA Programs

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


Get on top of your business

Our Professional MBA is designed to meet today’s challenges of highly demanding industries or business functions. It provides you with all the tools necessary to leverage your potential to become a world-class leader with profound expertise and practical skills in management, strategy, organization and finance. This enables our MBA participants to seize new opportunities, quickly adapt to new business environments and overcome global challenges. 

The program: Business Core & Specializations

The modular structure of our MBA programs allows managers and high potentials to take a world-class MBA while pursuing their careers. The Business Core modules cover vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques. The specialization modules provide our students with profound knowledge, expertise and competencies in a chosen function or industry.


Target group


The Professional MBA is aimed at executives, managers, entrepreneurs and high potentials, for whom an MBA is the next step in updating their knowledge, who want to deepen their professional focus and therefore seek the necessary expertise and who want state-of-the-art business know-how to better promote and run their businesses.

To maximize the opportunities for networking, we are pooling the participants of the various specializations of the Professional MBA during the Business Core*. This increases the variety of professional perspectives and the number of business contacts.

* Exception: due to compact scheduling needs, the Professional MBA Health Care Management and Public Auditing are taught independently of the other specializations.

Program focus

The Professional MBA offers vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques.



The WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 700 faculty members and countless experts in more than 240 partner universities all over the world. Our lecturers are professors from WU and other renowned international business school as well as guest speakers from leading business corporations and organizations

Location & international residencies

Teaching takes place in Vienna, depending on the chosen specialization some modules take place outside Austria, e.g. in the USA. ​In the following specializations students have the opportunity to get international experience during 1-week study trips:


The Professional MBA is offered part-time with blocked modules. The duration depends on your chosen specialization.

  • Approx. 18 months
  • Part-time, blocked modules
  • For the Business Core you can choose between two tracks, based on your personal preference:
    • Modules of Ø 4 days
    • Modules of Ø 8 days
  • The Specialization consists of modules of Ø 4 days

Program language

Due to the internationality of the participants and the content of the courses the program language is in English. The specializations Health Care Management and Public Auditing are taught in German.

Academic qualification

Graduates will be awarded the academic title Master of Business Administration (MBA) by the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). 

WU Executive Club Services

From the start of your program, you will become a lifetime member of the WU Executive Club and will enjoy numerous exclusive benefits:

  • Career services that support your career development and help you leverage your full potential. These include skill development sessions, coaching, and networking events with our executive search partners.
  • Invitations to panel discussions, conferences, and guest speaker events featuring top executives, leading experts, and academics.
  • Preferential access to national and international career opportunities.
  • Exclusive events that help you establish, maintain, and deepen personal and professional ties with other senior executives of different nationalities coming from diverse professional backgrounds. 

Our program managers are here to help you, answer your questions and provide you with additional information.

Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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