Professional MBA Digital Transformation & Data Science WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Transform businesses with digital innovation
No matter where you turn, business is being radically transformed by digitization. New, lucrative opportunities await initiators while the currently-leading company is actually being disrupted by a newcomer.
Whether you see this as an opportunity or a challenge, you can face this situation head-on with the Professional MBA Digital Transformation & Data Science. Take advantage of the latest MBA in the WU Executive Academy's portfolio, pick up the tools and strategies needed to master digital challenges, and transform your business.
These days, digitization, disruption, and big data rank high on the corporate agenda everywhere because the rapid transformation has an impact on all industries. Designed to equip you with the fundamentals of both these technologies and a range of management tools, this specialized MBA will be your link between management knowledge and digitization processes. The approach is very hands-on so you will be able to connect what you learn to the context of the increasingly digitized world.
High flexibility and multiple new networks
One advantage of the program is its high degree of flexibility as far as learning intensity and program duration are concerned: In addition to acquiring an understanding of general management topics (Business Core), it will be possible to complete parts of the specialization in advance. For example, those who want to take Data Science modules at the beginning, or have already done so in a short program at the WU Executive Academy, will now be able to use them for the entire MBA including the business core. This structure multiplies the available networking opportunities: you will not only meet colleagues from the MBA but can also network with other experts in the field. These many different contacts are extremely valuable from a career perspective.
What requirements do I have to meet to be admitted for an MBA at the WU Executive Academy?
If you apply, we will carefully assess your
- academic background,
- your work experience, and your
- interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
In general, we expect you to have to have a solid career progression and the commitment to pursue an MBA next to your busy schedule.
You need at least an undergraduate university degree (e.g. bachelor degree) for our MBA programs. Furthermore, we require a minimum work experience of 3 years (5 years for the Executive MBA) together with an excellent knowledge of the program language (English or German).
How do I apply for an MBA at the WU Executive Academy?
- Online application: In order to apply for an MBA you need to fill out our online application form and pay the application fee of EUR 200 via credit card.
- Document submission: After that, you will be asked to e-mail all required documents. Our program managers check them regarding the applicable admission requirements.
- Admission interview: If you are a prospective student, you will be invited to a personal interview with the academic director and the program manager.
- Admission decision: Shortly after the interview, you will receive our decision. If you are admitted, we will send you important instructions on how to secure your MBA spot. Do you want feedback on your profile before starting the application? Simply send your curriculum vitae to [email protected]
If you have any further questions, please consider our frequently asked questions here: https://executiveacademy.at/en/information-for/future-students/faq
This MBA program entails 4 central parts:
- a "Business Core" which includes topics like:
- Financial Management
- Marketing Management
- Managing People & Organizations
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation, etc.
- "Data Science" (a 12-day program) which includes topics like:
- Data Wrangling
- Data Analytics with R
- Legal & ethical foundations as well as data security
- Big data methods, algorithms and data distribution, etc.
- "Digital Transformation" (4 days) which includes topics like:
- Economics of Information Goods
- Digital Transformation of Traditional Organizations
- Current Trends in the Startup & Innovation World
- Idea Generation & Value Proposition Design, etc.
- and one elective:
- Blockchain Transforming Business
- Organizational Design
- Data Governance
You can influence the content of your MBA by choosing from a variety of offers; some modules have a strategy-driven focus, while others are more technical in nature. Current examples include "Blockchain Transforming Business“, „Organizational Design“, or „Data Governance“.
In addition, you can choose the timing of several of your modules and thereby influence the intensity and duration of your MBA.
Find more information on our website.
Besides our triple-accreditation of AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS (which only less than 1% of all business schools worldwide can proudly claim), the WU Executive Academy is consistently ranked among the best universities in Europe and worldwide by various organizations.
Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2021
- # 34 worldwide
- # 11 in EU
- # 2 in DACH
- International course experience
- # 10 worldwide
- # 4 in EU
- # 1 in DACH
- Participants' work experience
- # 11 worldwide
- # 4 in EU
- # 1 in DACH
You can find all rankings and achievements on our website.
Immediately applicable expertise & key tools
This MBA will provide you with immediately applicable expertise and key tools. This enables you to have better strategic foresight and to implement what you know effectively when returning to your job.
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.
- Data analysts aspiring to a management position
- Experts from the technical field, who want to deepen their leadership skills and gain a good understanding of the general management topics.
- Successful managers who see their future in the field of digitization and data science and who want to acquire the necessary expertise.
- Executives who want to deepen and update their knowledge through an MBA program.
Take a look at our class profile.