Global Executive MBA WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
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 is 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.
Part-time, 16 months, blocked modules (4 days)
45 days off the job
International Residencies (destination may vary):
16 months | 45 days | 4 continents
During 16 months and only 45 working days off-the-job, participants work on three continents and earn degrees from two leading business schools in America and Europe. 16 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 residencies in Latin America, Africa or Asia and the USA.
Global Team Project
A particular highlight of the program is the participation in a global team project. The Global 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.
- Executive Academy of Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria)
- Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota (USA)
Executives with a university degree and at least 5 years of work experience and leadership experience.
- Managing People & Organizations
- Data Analysis & Decision Making
- Financial Accounting
- Economies in Transition (International Residency 1)
- Managerial Accounting
- Strategic Marketing Management
- Financial Management Business
- Government & Macroeconomics
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Managing Globalization (International Residency 2)
- Information Technology Management
- Corporate and Entrepreneurial Strategy
- Negotiation & Conflict Management
- Global Strategies and Innovation (International Residency 3)
- Contemporary Issues in Global Business
- 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
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The Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking and various other rankings consistently rank us among the best universities in Europe.
Moreover, we are triple accredited. Less than 1% of business schools in the world have quality levels recognized by the three largest business school accreditation organizations: AMBA (Association of MBAs), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) by the European Foundation of Management.
To see current achievements of the WU Executive Academy please go to: https://executiveacademy.at/en/university/accreditation-rankings
The Global EMBA Program perfectly blends theory with practice - through the international faculty, the diverse insights during the international residencies and the great network, which students can create. You broaden your knowledge portfolio, sharpen your global mindset, train your leadership skills and deepen your network – in a highly international setting with driven and ambitious peers and faculty who are internationally renowned experts in their field.
Scholarships and Funding
The WU Executive Academy offers a wide range of partial scholarships for applicants for whom financing the tuition fee is a challenge, regardless of their residence or citizenship. Moreover, we have been supporting women in their professional development for many years, thus we additionally offer a "Female Leaders" scholarship that is open to all female applicants.
Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis. The admission committee decides whether and to what extent a scholarship will be granted by evaluating:
- Submitted application documents
- Performance in the admission interview
- Potential contribution to peer-learning in class
- Financial situation (income, costs for logistics, etc.)
- Leadership potential
- Analytical skills
- Ability to work in a team
- Career goals and motivation
- Personal circumstances
You can find detailed information about all different scholarships, including the maximum amount, on our website.
In addition, there are further financing options possible, including employer sponsorship, payments by installments, or early bird reductions. You can find an overview of all opportunities here.
The ideal student is a high potential or already executive who seeks to complement a distinguished career with fresh top-notch knowledge from two leading universities in their geography. Discussing and reflecting on current and future challenges in business and leadership with peers from over 25 different nationalities, as well as different roles, companies, and industries, is what you are looking for in your EMBA journey – in an inspiring learning environment.
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Embarking on the Global EMBA program can be a transforming experience – how you look at yourself as a leader and at your career path into the future. To support you on this journey, the career accelerator program provides a lot of opportunities for personal and career development in different formats online and offline. Success is evident – 80% of our alumni advance in their career, half of them being promoted within their current employer, and the other half in a new role with a new company – with a substantial salary increase that comes with it.
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