Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU Executive Academy 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 in the field of executive education. Thus it 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 open programs. In recent years, the WU Executive Academy has become one of the leading 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 their renowned global accreditation. Apart from WU, less than 75 business universities and business schools around the globe, and just two in the German-speaking world meet the strict quality standards of all three accreditation agencies.

Renowned experts

Being part of WU, the WU Executive Academy provides access to the expertise of some 400 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, more than 2,200 managers, experts, and high potentials from over 85 countries study in our executive education programs. At present, residencies and programs are conducted in more than 15 countries on 3 continents.

WU Executive Club alumni association

Our alumni are living true to the concept of the "lifelong 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.

Optimal infrastructure

Located between two subway stations, the new campus is conveniently accessible by public transportation. The new location offers both students and faculty ideal conditions for teaching and research. 23,000 students and 1,500 faculty members, researchers and administrative staff are working on Campus WU. Participants of our programs benefit from state-of-the-art technology, teaching methods, and infrastructure, that is specially designed for executive education.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • German

This school also offers:

EMBA

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

WU's Executive MBA Bucharest is ranked #1 in Romania, boasting triple accreditation with AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Qu ... [+]

Challenge yourself with the #1 MBA program in Romania

Irrespective of whether we teach in Vienna, Bucharest or the USA, we provide you with a challenging but nurturing environment, which enables you to acquire the tools necessary to fulfill your potential to become a world-class business leader. The Executive MBA Bucharest builds a deep understanding of core business subjects in all major functional areas, while emphasizing the skills and abilities needed to recognize and adapt to emerging trends and new technologies.

Learn from the Finest Minds in Academia and in the Business World

To provide our students with a world-class and cutting-edge education, we have brought together internationally-acclaimed executives as well as some of the best professors from universities across the globe. Originating from WU Vienna, Carlson School of Management (U.S.A.), University of South Carolina (U.S.A.), and IESE Business School (Spain)—among many other institutions—our faculty strives to provide the nurturing and challenging education needed for students to become world-class business leaders.... [-]

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18 months
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The Global Executive MBA is an internationally oriented, cutting-edge MBA program providing a unique 360° global vision with expert insights into management best practice ... [+]

The part-time Global Executive MBA is jointly offered by the WU Executive Academy, Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

2 MBA degrees, 1 program

The Executive MBA starts annually in spring. Participants of the program receive two MBA degrees, an American and a European degree. The program belongs to the elite circle of MBA programs to hold the triple-crown accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), is top-listed in international rankings and taught in English.

The WU Executive MBA focuses on general management and leadership issues. Emphasis is placed on the impact of globalization, the development of appropriate corporate strategies, the management of change processes and the acquisition of solid financial management skills.... [-]

Austria Launceston
March 2020
English
Part-time
16 months
Online & Campus Combined
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Part time MBA

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

This part-time Professional MBA is structured into two tiers, the business core and specialization Options, ranging from Finance through Marketing & Sales, Energy Ma ... [+]

The Professional MBA combines a broad business management education with a functional or industry focus. We offer a large variety of specializations ranging from Finance through Marketing & Sales, Energy Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Project & Process Management to Health Care Management, Public Auditing or Social Management. Depending on focus, programs are taught in English or German.

This part-time Professional MBA is structured into two tiers. The business core offers vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques.

During the Business Core part participants focus on comprehensive business, management and leadership knowledge and techniques while addressing fundamental areas such as:... [-]

Austria Launceston
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Part-time
15 - 20 months
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The MBA Energy Management combines hands-on leadership with the latest management expertise in key markets (oil, gas, nuclear, renewable). ... [+]

Hands-on leadership and the latest management expertise

The MBA Energy Management is truly international, reflecting the realities of the energy business. It comprises a diverse mix of core business principles, but with the unique specialization on energy management.

You will learn key global energy issues faced by policy makers and businesses across the globe and you will develop the tools to handle these issues. Your specialist understanding of the energy market will help you establish sustainable energy models and develop a responsible strategy within your organization.

Designed & taught by leaders of the energy industry

The program provides the knowledge and real-world tools needed in the energy sector and has been designed by members of OPEC and other international organizations. The program offers you some of the top academic and business management minds in the world, combining expert theoretical knowledge with real-world experience in top global companies. Their commitment to excellence is what makes our program so special. ... [-]

Austria Launceston
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Part-time
15 months
Campus
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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

In an accelerating, technology-driven, global economy, a company’s ability to evolve and to innovate constantly, to seize opportunities and respond to developments no lon ... [+]

Combining Business & Technology

In an accelerating, technology-driven, global economy, a company’s ability to evolve and to innovate constantly, to seize opportunities and respond to developments no longer constitutes a strategic advantage. It is now a business requirement. The Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation communicates those skills and techniques behind entrepreneurial thought and action, imparting expertise and thought processes which enable managers and entrepreneurs to make crucial decisions and compete successfully.

Expertise from 2 Universities

The program provides the appropriate skills and techniques, and thereby teaches entrepreneurial thinking and acting. The faculty members are internationally renowned experts. The organizers, the TU Wien and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), represent the link between technological excellence and business competence.... [-]

Austria Launceston
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Part-time
18 months
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WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

The Professional MBA Finance is a cutting-edge program providing theoretical expertise, analytical know-how, and the practical management tools to enable executives to su ... [+]

Succeed in the dynamic field of finance

The Professional MBA Finance is a cutting-edge program providing theoretical expertise, analytical know-how, and the practical management tools to enable executives 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. This MBA will expand participants‘ expertise as well as hone both their financial intuition and the necessary flexibility to react quickly and appropriately to the future evolution in this vital sector. The broad range of content allows graduates to take up various positions in finance - an asset to their employer and a vital career benefit.... [-]

Austria Launceston
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Part-time
20 months
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This successful training for health leaders combines business know-how, social skills and legal knowledge ... [+]

Professional MBA Health Care Management

This successful training for health leaders combines business know-how, social skills, legal knowledge and in-depth knowledge of national and international healthcare systems.

You stay in your profession The Professional MBA Health Care is specifically tailored to the needs of professionals: The modular structure allows the participants to complete a challenging education in addition to their professional life.

Accreditation

AACSBEQUISAMBAFIBAA

target group

Active and future leaders of organizations in the health sectorpriorities

Business Core: Management: TheoriesHealth Economicshealth managementManagement: social dimensionLegal basisInterdisciplinary project learning... [-]
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24 months
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Companies that make a difference in their markets have managed ways to effectively let marketing and sales join forces to serve their customers and delight them. Our cutt ... [+]

Marketing & sales join forces

Companies that make a difference in their markets have managed ways to effectively let marketing and sales join forces to serve their customers and delight them. Our cutting-edge MBA program allows participants to enhance their knowledge and skills to master marketing challenges and to reap the benefits through sales excellence.

Immediately applicable expertise & key tools

The Professional MBA Marketing & Sales provides participants with the latest immediately applicable expertise and key tools to enable them to plan and implement effective marketing and to reap real benefits in terms of increased sales.

Accreditation EQUIS AMBA AACSB Target Group Marketing and/or sale executives for whom an MBA is a next step in deepening and updating their knowledge. ... [-]
Austria Launceston
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English
Part-time
18 months
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The Professional MBA Project Management provides executives with up-to-date tools and key expertise to optimize their project management - from commencement to successful ... [+]

The Professional MBA Project Management provides executives with up-to-date tools and key expertise to optimize their project management - from commencement to successful conclusion. From project costing and organizational design to risk management and project discontinuities, the expert faculty shares deep insights, tested methodologies and helps develop the polished social skills that project and process managers need to deliver quality, sustainable results and to lead their teams to success.

Theory & methods in project management

Designed around the specific requirements of executives, the specialization places particular emphasis on the application of theoretical concepts and methods to real-world situations encountered by students in their everyday professional practice, and on practical project work.... [-]

Austria Launceston
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18 months
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The Professional MBA combines practice-oriented approaches with sound theoretical foundations. ... [+]

Management of NPOs

The content of the Professional MBA Social Management is to cover all management areas of NPOs, such as strategy, organization, human resource management, project management, marketing and markets, entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership and ethics, and above all the specifics of the social sector but also other areas of the nonprofit sector.

Topics such as social work as a profession, in social and international contexts, social policy and social economy are treated and discussed against the background of "business management" with regard to the consequences for social and non-profit management.

Social Entrepreneurship

Since the beginning of the 1990s, social management has been a fixed component of the program portfolio of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Our graduates assume leadership responsibilities in nonprofit organizations, but they are also innovative social entrepreneurs who take up current developments in the social sector and significantly shape the markets for social services by founding organizations as pioneers.... [-]

Austria Launceston
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Part-time
24 months
Online & Campus Combined
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WU Executive Academy

MBA Alumni Voices

Professional MBA

Professional MBA Project Management

Professional MBA Finance

Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law

Executive MBA Bucharest - Student Insight Catalin Putineanu

Professional MBA Marketing & Sales

Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Location address
Vienna University of Economics and Business
WU Executive Academy
Welthandelsplatz 1, Building EA

Launceston, Tasmania, 1020 AT
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