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About WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

About Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) 

WU is a renowned public university of business and economics in Vienna, Austria. WU has an international outlook and is actively working to live up to its social responsibility as an educational institution for the leaders of tomorrow.


WHAT SETS WU APART

If you decide to study at WU, you will not only receive an academically well-founded and high quality education, but also the qualifications and preparation you need to take on responsibility in business and society. WU students acquire the diverse skill set they need to help face the economic, social, legal, and ecological challenges of our time.


3 ACCREDITATIONS: EQUIS, AACSB, AND AMBA
WU’s high quality standards are confirmed by its triple international accreditation by EQUIS1), AACSB2), and AMBA3), the three leading international accreditation providers for business and economics universities. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim the triple accreditation. WU is one of only six universities in the German-speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools.


FINANCIAL TIMES EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCHOOL RANKING
In the most recent Financial Times European Business School Ranking, WU placed 34th out of 90 leading European business schools ranked this year. WU has moved up 7 places from last year, scoring one of its best results ever since its inclusion in this ranking.


EXCELLENT RESEARCH AND RESEARCH-LED TEACHING

WU is home to researchers who rank among the best in their disciplines. Our students benefit from WU’s research activities as well, because the courses taught at WU draw on the latest research findings to ensure that the knowledge and skills WU teaches its students are cutting-edge and up-to-date.


WU EMBRACES INNOVATION
Innovation has a long tradition at WU. WU is a university that not only recognizes current trends, but embraces them early on. Recent innovations at WU include the establishment of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics. This new area of research focuses on blockchain technologies, digitalization, and the future of the internet.


100 COUNTRIES: AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Vienna attracts a highly international student body, and WU is home to 23,000 students from over 100 countries. WU also boasts a highly international faculty. As a student, you benefit from the comprehensive experience our teachers have gained at prestigious universities all over the world. All of this contributes to the highly international environment WU has to offer.


240 PARTNER UNIVERSITIES: A GLOBAL NETWORK
Are you interested in spending a semester abroad in, say, London or Shanghai? WU’s network of about 240 partner universities around the globe offers our bachelor’s students exchange opportunities at Europe’s most-renowned universities, like Copenhagen Business School or Bocconi University, as well as high-profile schools in Asia, Australia, and North and South America.


CAREER SUPPORT
WU’s ZBP Career Center provides advisory and support services to students to help them find attractive employment and to support their career development even before they graduate. Every year, the Career Center posts over 2,000 job advertisements. It serves as a reliable point of contact that will assist you with your first step towards your dream career. With the establishment of the WU Entrepreneurship Center, WU has recently been placing special emphasis on startups and the attractive career opportunities available to entrepreneurs. The establishment of the center demonstrates clearly that WU recognizes innovation and entrepreneurial thinking as key skills for the future. The WU Entrepreneurship Center is the university’s hub for all students interested in starting their own business.


A LONG-TERM CONNECTION
Alumni are an important part of the WU community. Through an international network with hubs around the world, networking events, panel discussions, and a direct line to your alma mater – alumni stay in touch with WU for a lifetime.


STUDYING IN VIENNA
For many years, Vienna has owned the top spot in the quality of living ranking issued by the international consulting firm Mercer. Last year, Vienna was also number 1 in the “Best Cities for Startups” ranking, and this year it has topped the “World’s 10 Greenest Cities” ranking. Campus WU is located at the heart of Vienna and boasts modern architecture, many communicative areas for exchanging ideas, and a variety of places to eat out. The unique, colorful campus grounds are almost a little city unto itself. With these advantages, WU draws a lot of attention internationally. 

TUITION FEES

The tuition fees for EU citizens are € 363,36 per semester and € 726,72 per semester for Non-EU and Non-EEA citizens.


WU ONLINE DAYS 2021

If you are interested in studying at WU Vienna and would like to get more information on the 3 bachelor programs or the 8 English-Language and 7 German-Language master programs, you are invited to visit our online event WU Bachelor's Day (wu.at/bachelorsday) an November 23, 2021 and WU Master's Day a day later on November 24, 2021. You will have the opportunity to attend online live sessions and chat with program directors and managers. You can find more information on WU Master's Day here: wu.at/mastersday.

About WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

About Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) 

WU is a renowned public university of business and economics in Vienna, Austria. WU has an international outlook and is actively working to live up to its social responsibility as an educational institution for the leaders of tomorrow.


WHAT SETS WU APART

If you decide to study at WU, you will not only receive an academically well-founded and high quality education, but also the qualifications and preparation you need to take on responsibility in business and society. WU students acquire the diverse skill set they need to help face the economic, social, legal, and ecological challenges of our time.


3 ACCREDITATIONS: EQUIS, AACSB, AND AMBA
WU’s high quality standards are confirmed by its triple international accreditation by EQUIS1), AACSB2), and AMBA3), the three leading international accreditation providers for business and economics universities. Fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim the triple accreditation. WU is one of only six universities in the German-speaking world to belong to this exclusive group of schools.


FINANCIAL TIMES EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCHOOL RANKING
In the most recent Financial Times European Business School Ranking, WU placed 34th out of 90 leading European business schools ranked this year. WU has moved up 7 places from last year, scoring one of its best results ever since its inclusion in this ranking.


EXCELLENT RESEARCH AND RESEARCH-LED TEACHING

WU is home to researchers who rank among the best in their disciplines. Our students benefit from WU’s research activities as well, because the courses taught at WU draw on the latest research findings to ensure that the knowledge and skills WU teaches its students are cutting-edge and up-to-date.


WU EMBRACES INNOVATION
Innovation has a long tradition at WU. WU is a university that not only recognizes current trends, but embraces them early on. Recent innovations at WU include the establishment of the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics. This new area of research focuses on blockchain technologies, digitalization, and the future of the internet.


100 COUNTRIES: AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Vienna attracts a highly international student body, and WU is home to 23,000 students from over 100 countries. WU also boasts a highly international faculty. As a student, you benefit from the comprehensive experience our teachers have gained at prestigious universities all over the world. All of this contributes to the highly international environment WU has to offer.


240 PARTNER UNIVERSITIES: A GLOBAL NETWORK
Are you interested in spending a semester abroad in, say, London or Shanghai? WU’s network of about 240 partner universities around the globe offers our bachelor’s students exchange opportunities at Europe’s most-renowned universities, like Copenhagen Business School or Bocconi University, as well as high-profile schools in Asia, Australia, and North and South America.


CAREER SUPPORT
WU’s ZBP Career Center provides advisory and support services to students to help them find attractive employment and to support their career development even before they graduate. Every year, the Career Center posts over 2,000 job advertisements. It serves as a reliable point of contact that will assist you with your first step towards your dream career. With the establishment of the WU Entrepreneurship Center, WU has recently been placing special emphasis on startups and the attractive career opportunities available to entrepreneurs. The establishment of the center demonstrates clearly that WU recognizes innovation and entrepreneurial thinking as key skills for the future. The WU Entrepreneurship Center is the university’s hub for all students interested in starting their own business.


A LONG-TERM CONNECTION
Alumni are an important part of the WU community. Through an international network with hubs around the world, networking events, panel discussions, and a direct line to your alma mater – alumni stay in touch with WU for a lifetime.


STUDYING IN VIENNA
For many years, Vienna has owned the top spot in the quality of living ranking issued by the international consulting firm Mercer. Last year, Vienna was also number 1 in the “Best Cities for Startups” ranking, and this year it has topped the “World’s 10 Greenest Cities” ranking. Campus WU is located at the heart of Vienna and boasts modern architecture, many communicative areas for exchanging ideas, and a variety of places to eat out. The unique, colorful campus grounds are almost a little city unto itself. With these advantages, WU draws a lot of attention internationally. 

TUITION FEES

The tuition fees for EU citizens are € 363,36 per semester and € 726,72 per semester for Non-EU and Non-EEA citizens.


WU ONLINE DAYS 2021

If you are interested in studying at WU Vienna and would like to get more information on the 3 bachelor programs or the 8 English-Language and 7 German-Language master programs, you are invited to visit our online event WU Bachelor's Day (wu.at/bachelorsday) an November 23, 2021 and WU Master's Day a day later on November 24, 2021. You will have the opportunity to attend online live sessions and chat with program directors and managers. You can find more information on WU Master's Day here: wu.at/mastersday.

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Domestic Students

Tuition Fee/year

750 EUR

Tuition Fee (Out of State)

-

International Students

Tuition Fee/year

1,460 EUR

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Rankings & ratings

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is one of the top universities in Vienna, Austria. It is ranked #=36 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2022.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2013
    #101-150
  • 2013
    #101-150
  • 2014
    #51-100
  • 2014
    #51-100
  • 2015
    #301-400
  • 2015
    #51-100
  • 2015
    #101-150
  • 2015
    #=36
  • 2016
    #151-200
  • 2016
    #=45
  • 2016
    #101-150
  • 2016
    #51-100
  • 2016
    #351-400
  • 2017
    #401-450
  • 2017
    #101-150
  • 2017
    #101-150
  • 2017
    #251-300
  • 2017
    #51-100
  • 2017
    #=204
  • 2018
    #=160
  • 2018
    #251-300
  • 2018
    #101-150
  • 2018
    #51-100
  • 2018
    #101-150
  • 2018
    #401-450
  • 2019
    #101-150
  • 2019
    #38
  • 2019
    #401-450
  • 2019
    #101-150
  • 2019
    #201-250
  • 2019
    #=134
  • 2020
    #151-200
  • 2020
    #101-150
  • 2020
    #401-450
  • 2020
    #37
  • 2020
    #101-150
  • 2021
    #151-200
  • 2021
    #91
  • 2021
    #42
  • 2021
    #351-400
  • 2021
    #=108
  • 2021
    #110
  • 2022
    #=119
  • 2022
    #=95
  • 2022
    #=36
  • 2022
    #401-450
  • 2022
    #96
  • 2022
    #201-250

Ranking criteria

78.2
Overall
83.2
Academic Reputation
63.1
Employer Reputation
87
Citations per Paper
89.2
H-index Citations

Available programs

WELCOME TO WU! When you decide to study at WU, you´re choosing not only the largest, but also one of the most reputable and well-known universities of economics and business in Europe. WU´s triple accreditation, a seal of quality granted to 102 universities worldwide, is one of the most important WU quality indicators, in addition to numerous excellent international rankings, such as the FT ranking, placing WU and its degree programs among the very best universities in its field. WU has approx. 23,000 students benefiting from WU´s outstanding faculty and its wide selection of degree programs at the bachelor, master and PhD/doctoral levels. Internationally-oriented programs, some of them taught entirely in English, are attracting an increasing number of international students to WU. Currently, one out of every four WU students is from outside Austria. Numerous services are available to help international students get their bearings here in Vienna.

The WU faculty is made up of 11 academic Departments and 16 Research Institutes. Strategic emphasis is placed on research in finance, business law, and Central and Eastern Europe, the latter especially through the Competence Center for CEE. WU is well-known for its unique entrepreneurial and collaborative culture, and its truly international spirit. WU professors play key roles as innovators and peers in a variety of scientific communities. Internationalization has always been one of WU´s strongest assets.

As a member of numerous international networks such as CEMS and PIM, WU has access to high-profile international partners for collaboration on different levels and topics. WU also hosts the Vienna Graduate School of Finance and its excellent, internationally-oriented PhD program. Studying at WU also means studying at the heart of Europe in one of the world´s safest and most beautiful cities. Vienna, a city perfectly balanced between tradition and the cutting edge, is sure to provide you with numerous opportunities to continue your education both in and outside the classroom.

Bachelor's Programs at WU Vienna In addition to its 15 master's programs and numerous executive education programs for professionals, WU offers a total of 3 bachelor’s programs, one of which is taught entirely in English:

Currently you have the possibility to register for a bachelor program of your choice with study start in autumn 2021. The application deadline is on May 16th, 2021. You can find all information here: wu.at/bachelors

WU Bachelor's Day 2021

If you are interested in studying at WU Vienna and would like to get more information on the 3 Bachelor programs, you are invited to visit our online event WU Bachelor's Day on November 23, 2021. You will have the opportunity to attend online live sessions and chat with program directors and managers. Please find more information here: wu.at/bachelorsday.

15 Master’s Programs for your Future Career

The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) is not only located in the city with the highest quality of living worldwide, it is also the largest university of its kind in Europe. Over 23,000 students from 110 countries are currently studying at WU and preparing themselves for a successful career in business or academics. A total of 15 master’s programs are available at WU.

Internationally Accredited and in High Demand WU is Austria’s largest business university, and also currently the only AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited university in the country. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to schools with outstanding research output, excellent connections to the business community, and an international outlook. WU’s 140 partner universities around the world, including schools like the Copenhagen Business School, University of St. Gallen, Nanyang University in Singapore, and the University of Michigan are proof of its high level of internationalism at the master's programs. A variety of double-degree program options are available, and thousands of incoming and outgoing exchange students keep WU’s international spirit going strong.

Austria’s Most Modern Campus In the fall of 2013, WU moved from its previous location in Vienna’s 9th district to a brand new campus near the Vienna exhibition hall and Prater Park. The new site is roughly 100,000 m 2 in size and offers a comprehensive, convenient infrastructure. Campus WU’s seven impressive building complexes were designed by renowned architects from around the world and house classrooms and auditoriums equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning technology, numerous project rooms for group work, independent study areas, and comfortable lounges for students, faculty, and staff. The campus has also received several awards for sustainable construction.

CEMS School of the year 2020 WU has been awarded CEMS School of the year for the second time since 2015 in recognition of its commitment to the network and the outstanding quality of the WU Master’s in International Management/CEMS (MIM) program. Please note that the last application deadline for your study start in 2021/22 for CEMS will be on January 8, 2021.

Master’s Programs at WU Vienna In addition to its three bachelor’s programs and numerous executive education programs for professionals, WU offers a total of 15 master’s programs, eight of which are taught entirely in English. All programs start in the fall, with the exception of Business Law, which can also be started in the spring semester.

Application deadlines for English-Language programs The application period will start this year on September 1, 2021. Three so-called "priority deadlines" are set for the application and selection proceedings. The first deadline is on October 8, the second deadline (last deadline to apply for CEMS) on January 8. The 3rd and last application deadline for all other English-Language Master's Programs is on March 8.

Currently, the application period for German-Language programs is running until May 31, 2021. You can find more about the programs here: wu.at/master (German page)

English-Taught Master’s Programs


German-Taught Master’s Programs


WU Master's Day 2021

If you are interested in studying at WU Vienna and would like to get more information on the 8 English-Language and 7 German-Language programs, you are invited to visit our online event WU Master's Day on November 24, 2021. You will have the opportunity to attend online live sessions and chat with program directors and managers. Please find more information here: wu.at/mastersday.

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