WU Executive Academy

WU Executive Academy

Top reasons to study here

  • Our programs provide you with the tools and the most up-to-date knowledge necessary to handle today’s challenges in the business world.
  • Our programs are built around you and your lifestyle as a busy executive.
  • Our part-time modular structure allows you to continue to work whilst studying, with minimum time “off-the-job”.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (10)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Law (1)



WU was founded on October 1, 1898 as k.u.k. Exportakademie to provide professional training to future businessmen and thus stimulate the Austro-Hungarian empire's economy. From humble beginnings as a professional school, it quickly grew to become an important institution, which was awarded the status of a fully-fledged Hochschule in 1919.


Through the education we offer our students, we make contributions to sustainable, future-oriented thinking, responsibility in business and economics, and the development of solutions to economic, social, and ecological problems.


WU’s roughly 2,100 employees are working continuously to further improve teaching and research quality and campus life in all relevant areas. Excellent, research-led teaching is extremely important to WU


  • Building a career is a lifelong journey. Our executive education programs offer you an ideal starting point to fast-track a transformation in your career and prepare you for the opportunities that lie ahead.
  • To optimally support our students and alumni in achieving their career goals, the WU Executive Academy is offering various career services.

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Executive Education

Student Life

Campus life

On Campus WU 22,000 students and 2,100 faculty members, researchers and administrative staff find ideal conditions for learning, teachings, researching and working. Located near the city center and adjacent to one of Vienna’s largest parks, the new campus is an integral part of the district and combines urban life with the work at the university.

Sports facilities

Campus WU also has a Sports Center: a large gym for indoor sports, an aerobics room, and a fitness center offer plentiful opportunities for athletic activities. There is also a basketball court located between the Executive Academy and Department Building 3. And then, of course, there’s all of Prater Park right next door for hiking, jogging, skating, cycling…


  • The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) – Europe’s leading business university – brings more than 100 years of experience and an excellent reputation to the field of executive education.
  • Faculty members and experts are drawn from more than 240 universities and from leading corporations worldwide. This is one of the reasons why we are triple-accredited and ranked in numerous business school and MBA rankings.

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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