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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: 16 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 49,000, scholarships available

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Professional MBA with specialization options

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  • Accreditations: AACSB | AMBA | EQUIS

  • 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 33,000 - 45,000, scholarships available

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The WU Executive Academy is part of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)—Europe’s largest business university. With over 100 years of experience in providing executive education, various recognized accreditations including AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, and rankings in a range of business school and MBA lists, WU maintains its excellent reputation. That’s why so many career professionals and executives choose to pursue WU Executive Academy’s flexible MBA programs.


At WU Executive Academy, we understand the busy lifestyle of a business executive, manager, or entrepreneur, and as a result, we build our programs to cater to you and your schedule—not the other way around. In fact, the modular structure of our part-time programs ensures you receive the most up-to-date training, while spending little time away from work.

Besides our FT-ranked Global Executive MBA program you can focus on a specialization of your choice during the Professional MBA program: Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Energy Management, Finance, Marketing & Sales or Project Management. 


WU’s faculty is made up of world-renowned professors and acclaimed industry executives. Our lecturers are from WU, as well as more than 200 partner universities, and prominent corporations from across the globe. This means you’ll have access to tons of lectures given by industry experts, and you’ll get their insights on a number of subjects including new scientific discoveries, the latest management tools and techniques, and much more.

Choosing to earn your MBA at WU Executive Academy means you’ll be joining a diverse group of carefully selected students, each with different nationalities, backgrounds and experience. Exchanging ideas with like-minded international peers will add immeasurable value to your experience at WU Executive Academy, as today’s businesses are becoming more and more global. You’ll also have the opportunity to build professional relationships with your peers, providing you with access to an international network throughout your career.

In 2013 the WU Vienna moved to the new Campus WU. Located near the city center and bordering one of Vienna’s largest parks, the campus combines urban life and a top infrastructure for an ideal studying environment. Choosing to study in Vienna means living in the world’s most liveable city as voted by Mercer for the 9th year in a row.

The WU Executive Academy building was designed by the Spanish architects NO.MAD Arquitectos. Their vision resulted in a square-sided tower comprising seven floors, featuring a front facade made of glass and aluminum. Both sky and nature are mirrored on the building, which blends well into its surroundings. Our campus offers world-class facilities and resources to our students, enabling us to provide top-notch executive education programs