WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
The WU Executive Academy, the business school of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education and belongs to the leading business universities worldwide. The executive education portfolio of the WU Executive Academy includes MBA and Master of Laws programs, university certificate programs, custom programs and short programs.

Meet this school

Europe's leading business university

In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become one of the leading providers in Europe. The executive education portfolio of the WU Executive Academy includes

International accreditations

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)

Renowned experts

  • Being part of WU, the WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 400 faculty members
  • countless experts in more than 200 partner universities all over the world
  • knowledge we provide is of immediate practical relevance and is kept up-to-date through our scientific research capabilities
  • the faculty of the WU Executive Academy consists of both internationally renowned professors and top executives

Participants & Class Profiles - each year we welcome

  • more than 2,200 managers, experts and high potentials
  • from over 85 countries study
  • international immersions are conducted in more than 15 countries on 4 continents

WU Executive Club - Students & Alumni Association 

  • is living true to the concept of the "life long learning"
  • connects international managers to exchange expertise and experience across diverse educational and business backgrounds
  • offers an exceptional networking opportunity

Optimal infrastructure

  • Vienna - in the heart of Europe - top-ranked "livable" city
  • Modern WU Campus Location - easily accessible by public transportation
  • Participants benefit from state-of-the-art technology, teaching methods, and infrastructure especially designed for executive education

Executive Business Programs & Certificates

Global Executive MBA - 16 months, 4 continents, 2 degrees

  • Accreditations: AACSB | AMBA | EQUIS
  • Progam language: English
  • Program Focus: General Management, Global Leadership, Global Strategies
  • Duration: 16 months, part-time, blocked modules (4 days)
  • Location: Vienna
  • International Immersions: e.g. South America | China, India | USA
  • Target Group: Executives - university degree, 5 years work & leadership experience
  • Degrees: recieve 2 degrees: 1 in Europe, 1 in the USA
  • Program Start: April (yearly)
  • Program fee: 
    • intake for start 2023 EUR 54,000 - scholarships available
    • intake for start 2024 EUR 59,000 - scholarships available, early bird bonus available
  • Contact: gemba@wu.ac.at

Find out more: https://executiveacademy.at/en/programs/mba/executive-mba/global-executive-mba/


MBA with specialization - 7 programs, 16-20 months, international immersions

Find out more: MBA - WU Executive Academy


Executive MBA Bucharest - 16 months, 2 continents, 3 renowned accreditations

  • Accreditations: AACSB | AMBA | EQUIS
  • Progam language: English
  • Program Focus: General Management, Global Leadership
  • Duration: 16 months, part-time, blocked modules (4 days)
  • Location: Bucharest
  • International Immersions: Vienna, Austria | New York, Minneapolis, USA
  • Target Group: Executives - university degree, 5 years management experience
  • Program Start: November (yearly)
  • Program fee: EUR 42,000; scholarships available, early bird bonus available
  • Contact: emba-buc@wu.ac.at

Find out more: https://executiveacademy.at/en/programs/mba/executive-mba/executive-mba-bucharest/


Executive MBA Health Care Management - 24 months, part-time

  • Accreditations: AACSB | AMBA | EQUIS
  • Progam language: German
  • Program Focus: Profound knowledge of national/international health care system, state-of-the-art business know-how, social skills, legal proficiency
  • Duration: 24 months, part-time
  • Location: Vienna
  • Target Group: Executives in health care field
  • Program Start: June (yearly)
  • Program fee: EUR 24,000; scholarships available, early bird bonus available
  • Contact: emba-hcm@wu.ac.at

Find out more: Health Care Management - WU Executive Academy


LL.M. programs - 12-24 months, part-time/full-time, blocked modules

Building Bridges between the areas of law and business

Find out more: https://executiveacademy.at/en/programs/master-of-laws


Professional Master

Find out more: https://executiveacademy.at/en/programs/professional-master


Class Profiles per Program (Status 01/2023 based on last 3 years intakes)

Global Executive MBA

  • Age: 3 years
  • Working experience: 15 years
  • Management experience: 8 years
  • International participants: 72%
  • Female/Male: 25%/75%
  • Class size: 40-45 participants

Executive MBA Bucharest

  • Age: 37 years
  • Working experience: 15 years
  • Management experience: 8 years
  • Female/Male: 28%/72%
  • Class size: 25-35 participants

MBA (average cross 7 spezialisations)

  • Age: 35 years
  • Working experience: 11 years
  • Management experience: 5 years
  • International participants: 73%
  • Female/Male: 35%/65%
  • Class size: approx. 20-25 for each specialization

LL.M.

  • Age: 36 years
  • Working experience: 13 years
  • Management experience: 5 years
  • International participants: 11%
  • Female/Male: 45%/55%
  • Class size: approx. 20-25

Admission Requirements

We carefully select all participants considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience including: a solid career progression; management and leadership skills; an ability to commit to a challenging program; interpersonal and communication skills;ambition and drive

Executive MBA

  • Diploma, bachelor or master degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English or German for EMBA Health Care Management
  • Each MBA participant is expected to have a laptop computer and be familiar with MS Office software.

MBA

  • Diploma, bachelor or master degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English or German (depending teaching language)
  • Each MBA participant is expected to have a laptop computer and be familiar with MS Office software

LL.M. (e.g. Digitalization & Tax Law)

  • Diploma or Master degree (in Law, Economics, or Business Informatics) and/or
  • Bachelor degree (in Law, Economics, or Business Informatics) and minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience and
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Each participant is expected to have a laptop computer and be familiar with MS Office software.

Professional Master

  • Completed studies (bachelor, master, diploma, BBA, CBA) or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the program language (in written/spoken

Costs (per program)

  • Global Executive MBA:
    • € 54,000 (intakes for 2023 start)
    • € 59,000 (intakes for 2024 start)
  • Executive MBA Bucharest: € 42,000
  • Executive MBA Health Care Management: € 24,000
  • MBA: € 39,000
  • LL.M.: € 22,900 - 25,000 (depending on program)

For many years, the WU Executive Academy has been supporting high potentials, female applicants, and other applicants with financial need to achieve their educational and career goals by offering partial scholarships up to 25% of the tuition fee. The scholarships are open for applicants for whom financing the tuition fee is a challenge - regardless of your residence or citizenship. You can find detailed information on our website. Early Bird Bonus available - check out our website

Click here to take a look at our financing options (incl. current scholarships)

Upon graduation, all participants of our MBA programs and Master of Laws programs become life-time members of the WU Executive Club. Students can use the alumni and career services already from the start of their program.

With over 4,500 executives from more than 85 nations, this exclusive community of international managers offers an exceptional opportunity for networking as well as the exchange of expertise and experience across diverse educational and business backgrounds. On average, our alumni have 17 years of work experience and 10 years of management experience in various industries, which makes the alumni network a highly attractive knowledge pool.

WU Executive Club offers its members a variety of services. The Career Center supports MBA alumni with their career development through co-operations with executive search companies and international MBA top job-providers and career consulting services. Over 2000 alumni connect with each other on the platform WU EA Connect with exclusive job postings and direct recruiting possibilities. You would like to know more about the careers of our alumni? The career stories give very personal insights into their development!

Different community events provide the opportunity for gaining insights into current business and career topics and for networking in a relaxed environment. Event highlights are our regular MBA Alumni Lounges, career events like the Career Cafe, the WU Summer Party and the Alumni Lounge at WU Ball.

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