The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) – Europe’s leading business university – brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education.
Faculty members and experts are drawn from more than 240 universities and from leading corporations worldwide. This is one of the reasons why we are triple-accredited and ranked in numerous business school and MBA rankings.
As part of WU, the WU Executive Academy is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Alongside AMBA and EQUIS, AACSB is among the most important accreditations for business schools worldwide, standing out for an extraordinary commitment to quality and continual improvement, as well as a strict and cohesive evaluation procedure.
The WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) was the first Austrian university to undergo and successfully complete the international accreditation procedure resulting in the award of the EQUIS seal of quality (European Quality Improvement System) in 2007.
The accreditation was confirmed in 2010 for another 3 years. In 2013 and 2018, the WU – including, of course, the WU Executive Academy – has received the EQUIS hallmark of excellence for 5 years, the maximum period possible. This makes the WU Executive Academy one of only 3 top providers of MBA programs in the German-speaking world to be EQUIS accredited for the maximum 5-year period.
In 2010, the WU Executive Academy became the first and only Austrian MBA provider to be awarded the international seal of quality by AMBA (Association of MBAs). The WU Executive Academy is one of only five business schools in the German-speaking world to be AMBA accredited - and one of only two to satisfy the high quality criteria of both EQUIS and AMBA.
FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) has gained ground particularly in the German-speaking world in the accreditation of MBA programs and lays increasing value on the international orientation of programs. The principal emphasis is on economic and business studies courses offered by German, Swiss and Austrian providers.
The WU Executive Academy was again ranked among the top 50 Executive MBA programs in 2019. Our MBA was particularly convincing in the following areas:
More information on the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking.
After reviewing over 300 Executive MBA programs, the Global Executive MBA was ranked #13 worldwide in the survey of the 2018 best Joint Executive MBA programs based on reputation, career advancement, curriculum, life balance and globality.
More information on the Ivy Exec Joint Executive MBA Ranking.
For the second time in a row, Romania’s most prestigious financial newspaper, „Ziarul Financiar” (ZF), ranks the WU Executive Academy’s Executive MBA program in Romania No. 1 in the most important MBA survey of the year 2015.
The annual Financial Times European Business School Ranking compares the European MBA, Executive MBA, Master in Management and non-degree programs. The Vienna University of Economics and Business reached the 41st rank in 2019. More information on the Financial Times European Business School Ranking.
The QS Global EMBA Ranking focuses on a program’s global reputation for employability and thought leadership/research strength. It also consider the career outcomes of an EMBA graduate as well as the executive profile, experience and level of diversity found among participants in an EMBA class.
The QS Global Joint EMBA Rankings encompass programs offered in partnership between two or more business schools and invariably see participants study in multiple locations.
The Global Executive MBA of the WU Executive Academy was listed #12 worldwide in 2019 among the joint EMBA programs. In the category "Diversity" the Global Executive MBA was ranked #1 worldwide and in the category "Executive Profiles" #5 worldwide.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation and research impact.
The WU Vienna's Master in Management program was listed #17 in 2018.
The WU Vienna is ranked 4th in the research ranking of the German Handelsblatt for business administration in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. 12 WU researcher have also been honored in the category "lifetime achievement".
More information on the Handelsblatt Ranking (2014).
The German Personalmagazin included the WU Executive in their list of 40 best business schools worldwide (2013).