WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

MBA Graduation at WU Executive Academy

WU Executive Academy Building

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.
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Europe's leading business university

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. In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become the leading executive education providers in Central and Eastern Europe.

International accreditations

As part of WU, the WU Executive Academy is AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accredited. EQUIS is an internationally recognized accreditation system offered by the European Foundation of Management. Moreover, the outstanding quality of its MBA programs has been recognized by AMBA (Association of MBAs) awarding its renowned global accreditation. Apart from WU, less than 75 business universities and business schools around the globe, and just three in the German-speaking world, meet the strict quality standards of all three accreditation agencies.

Renowned experts

Being part of the WU, the WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 1200 faculty members and countless experts in more than 200 partner universities all over the world. The 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. Together, they provide the latest scientifically-based knowledge and in-depth views of state-of-the-art applications of management models.

Executives and high potentials from over 85 countries

Each year, as many as 750 graduate students and about 1,200 managers, experts and high potential from over 75 countries study in our executive education programs. At present, residencies and programs are con­ducted in more than 15 countries on four continents.

WU Executive Club alumni association 

Our alumni are living true to the concept of the "life long learning" and know how important it is to always be up-to-date. The community of international managers of the WU Executive Club offers an exceptional opportunity for networking as well as the exchange of expertise and experience across diverse educational and business backgrounds. Students of the MBA and Master of Laws programs can use the services already from day 1 of their studies and become life-time members upon graduation.

Optimal infrastructure

In 2013, the WU and the WU Executive Academy moved to the new “Campus WU” near the city center and adjacent to one of Vienna’s largest parks. The WU Executive Academy building was designed by the Spanish architects NO.MAD Arquitectos. It resides in a square-sided tower comprising seven floors, featuring a front made of glass and aluminum. Both sky and nature are mirrored in the building, which blends perfectly into its surroundings. The new campus offers world-class facilities and state-of-the art resources to the students, enabling the WU Executive Academy to provide first class executive education.

Programme Info

Global Executive MBA - 15 months, 4 continents, 2 degrees

  • Accreditations: AACSB | AMBA | EQUIS
  • Progam language: English
  • Program Focus: General Management, Global Leadership, Global Strategies
  • Duration: 15 months, part-time, blocked modules (4 days)
  • Location: Vienna
  • International Residencies: Santiago, Chile & Sao Paolo, Brazil | Guangzhou, China & Hyderabad, India | New York, Minneapolis, USA
  • Target Group: Executives - university degree, 5 years work & leadership experience
  • Program Start: April
  • Program fee: EUR 45,000, scholarships available
  • Contact: emba@wu.ac.at

Find out more: https://www.executiveacademy.at/en/mba/executive-MBA
 

Professional MBA with specialization options

  • Specializations: 
  • Accreditations: AACSB | AMBA | EQUIS | FIBAA
  • Program language: English
  • Duration: 15-20 months, part-time, blocked modules (4 days)
  • Location: Vienna
  • International Residencies: USA, South America (depending on specialization)
  • Target Group: Executives, managers, entrepreneurs, high potentials
  • Program Start: October-November
  • Program fee: Depending on specialization: EUR 28,000 - 45,000, scholarships available
  • Contact: pmba@wu.ac.at

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

Executive MBA Bucharest - 14 months, 2 continents, 3 renowned accreditations

  • Accreditations: AACSB | AMBA | EQUIS
  • Progam language: English
  • Program Focus: General Management, Global Leadership
  • Duration: 14 months, part-time, blocked modules (4 days)
  • Location: Bucharest
  • International Residencies: Vienna, Austria | New York, Minneapolis, USA
  • Target Group: Executives - university degree, 5 years management experience
  • Program Start: November
  • Program fee: EUR 35,000; scholarships available
  • Contact: emba-buc@wu.ac.at

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

 

Average Class Profiles: 

Global Executive MBA

  • Age: 37 years
  • Working experience: 13 years
  • Management experience: 6 years
  • International participants: 65%
  • Female/Male: 30%/70%
  • Class size: 40-50 participants

Executive MBA Bucharest

  • Age: 35 years
  • Working experience: 11 years
  • Management experience: 6 years
  • Female/Male: 35%/65%
  • Class size: 25-35 participants

Professional MBA

  • Age: 34 years
  • Working experience: 10 years
  • Management experience: 4 years
  • International participants: 70%
  • Female/Male: 35%/65%
  • Class size: approx. 20-25 for each specialization

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

Application requirements / Executive MBA:

  • Undergraduate 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
  • Each MBA participant is expected to have a laptop computer and be familiar with MS Office software.

Application requirements / Professional MBA:

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Each MBA participant is expected to have a laptop computer and be familiar with MS Office software.
  • Global Executive MBA: € 45,000
  • Executive MBA Bucharest: € 35,000
  • Professional MBA: € 28,000 - 45,000 (depending on the chosen specialization)

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 3,300 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 14 years of work experience and 7 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, career consulting services and a LinkedIn group 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 alumni 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.

Additional benefits for club members are reduced fees at seminars and congresses, for career consulting and other services as well as our closed LinkedIn group.

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