WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

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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 WU’s outstanding quality and international reputation. The university offers a wide range of fields and specializations in teaching and research. This diversity is reflected in its network of corporate partners, its international and English-taught programs, as well as in its number of international students.
WU plays an important role on the Austrian labour market and has a prominent position in public life through many WU alumni in top positions. Internationalisation has always been a WU asset. Membership in ENGAGE.EU, CEMS, and PIM positions WU among the finest universities worldwide.

Faculties and programmes

Departments: Business Communication | Economics | Finance, Accounting and Statistics | Global Business and Trade | Information Systems and Operations | Management | Marketing | Private Law | Public Law and Tax Law | Socioeconomics | Strategy and Innovation


WU is a public university committed to excellence in research, teaching, and services for students. It is a place that encourages faculty and students to work together and thereby promotes academic studies as part of a modern and open knowledge society. WU contributes to future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, as well as to the development of solutions for economic, legal, social, and ecological challenges. Academic freedom is one of WU’s key principles. Therefore, WU strives to cover a wide variety of topics and approaches in research and teaching. The university’s activities are guided by academic integrity, fairness, equal opportunities, diversity, and open-mindedness. WU sees its global profile as an asset and offers a range of English-taught programs as well as various opportunities to internationalize one’s studies or research activities. WU’s international reputation is also reflected in its student population: Roughly one in three students on Campus WU has an international background (33% international students from around 111 countries). Currently, WU has 240 partner universities worldwide, International Short Programs in Europe and overseas, an International Summer University program in Vienna, and a wide variety of courses taught in English. International students are especially drawn to the English-taught bachelor’s program in Business and Economics or to one of the nine English-taught master’s programs.