Global Executive MBA

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

Program Description

Global Executive MBA

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business

Global Executive MBA

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.

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.

During 15 months and only 40 working days off-the job, participants work on three continents and earn degrees from two leading business schools in America and Europe.15 modules of four days each are taught in Vienna and are embedded in two-weeks pre- and post module distance learning phases. There are also three international field studies to Eastern Europe (St. Petersburg), Asia (Guangzhou & Hyderabad) and USA (New York & Minneapolis).

A particular highlight of the program is the participation in a virtual team project. The Virtual Team Project unites Executive MBA participants of three world-class business schools: The WU Executive Academy (Austria), the Carlson School of Management (USA), and the Lingnan (University) College (China).
Students brought together in virtual teams not only work on a highly demanding topic but also face the inherent challenges of working across cultures and in three different time zones. Each team works on a project aimed at introducing a product or service to a new overseas market or a new product or service into an existing market.
During the USA residency, all virtual teams gather to present their respective business plans at the end of the Executive MBA program in Minneapolis.

Moreover, the WU Executive MBA is top listed in international rankings. In the current Financial Times Executive MBA ranking, the Global Executive MBA of the WU Executive Academy has achieved an excellent overall result.

Fact Sheet:

Partner Universities

  • Executive Academy of Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria)
  • Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (USA)

Target Group

Executives with a university degree and at least 5 years work experience and leadership experience.


  • Managing People & Organizations
  • Data Analysis & Decision Making
  • Financial Accounting
  • Economies in Transition (Russia)
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business, Government & Macroeconomics
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Globalization (China)
  • Information Technology Management (India)
  • Corporate and Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Negotiation & Conflict Management
  • Global Strategies and Innovation (USA)
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business
  • Duration/Location

    Part-time, 15 months,Blocked modules (4 days)

    International Residencies:

    • Russia
    • China and India
    • USA

    Location: Vienna



    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by the University of Minnesota
    This school offers programs in:
    • English
    • German

    Last updated August 17, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Apr. 4, 2017
    15 months
    Part time
    45,000 EUR
    Start date Apr. 4, 2017
    Austria Vienna
    Application deadline Request Info
    End date Request Info
    Duration 15 months
    Price 45,000 EUR