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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professional MBA with specialization options
Location: Vienna International Residencies: USA, South America (depending on specialization)Target Group: Executives, managers, entrepreneurs, high potentials
We carefully select all participants considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience including: