WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

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The WU is one of the largest universities of economics and business in the European Union and has been awarded the prestigious AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditations. Excellent results in independent international rankings, for example the Financial Times Ranking, are a further indicator of the WU’s outstanding quality and international reputation. The university’s size works to its advantage in its wide range of fields and specialisations available in teaching and research, the large selection of foreign languages, its close network of corporate partners ,the comprehensive character of its international programmes, and its large number of international students. The WU plays an important role on the Austrian labour market and has a prominent position in public life through the many WU alumni in top positions. Internationalisation has always been a WU asset. Membership in CEMS and PIM connect the WU to the finest business schools in the world.

Faculties and programmes

Finance, Accounting and Statistics | Foreign Language Business Communication |Information Systems and Operations | Management | Marketing |Public Law and Tax Law | Socioeconomics | Strategy and Innovation |Business, Employment and Social Security Law | Economics | Global Business and Trade


The WU is a public university committed to excellence in research and research-led teaching. It is a place where faculty and students work together, and its objective is to promote education and the autonomy of the individual through academic study as part of a modern and open knowledge society. The WU makes contributions to future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, and the development of solutions to economic, social, and ecological problems. Academic freedom is one of the WU’s key principles, and the university strives to cover a wide variety of topics and approaches in research and teaching. The WU’s activities are guided by academic integrity, fairness, equal opportunities, diversity, and open-mindedness.

One of the goals the WU has set itself is to achieve and maintain a place among the world’s leading institutions of higher education. The WU is working to strengthen its global profile by offering a range of English-taught master’s programmes and also by emphasising internationalisation in its research activities. The WU’s excellent international reputation is reflected in its student population: Roughly one in four students on campus has come to study at the WU from abroad. Also approximately 220 partner universities in more than 50 countries, 24% international students from around 110 countries, summer university programmes in the CEE region and Asia, the International Summer University programme in Vienna, a wide variety of courses taught in English, seven master’s programmes taught in English, international internships, and various other internationa lprogrammes are just part of what the WU has to offer.