Global Executive, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Ranked 44th worldwide: 7th in "working experience of students", 17th in "international students", and 17th in "international course experience" worldwide by the Financial Times.

The part-time program structure is designed to help you balance your demanding career and challenging but nurturing studies, while also developing your professional and personal skills. The MBA is just the start of your professional transformation, which continues beyond your 15 months at the WU Executive Academy. As an Global Executive Alumni, you continue your development with durable professional and personal relationships and learning within the Global Executive MBA community and the WU Executive Academy alumni network.

Double degree

Participants of the Global Executive MBA receive two MBA degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) awarded by the University of Minnesota
Why the Global Executive MBA?

You'll get the tools and know how necessary to develop into a global leader:

  • Study at 3 international residencies at renowed partner universities
  • Learn from our top-faculty and experts
  • Receive 2 MBA degrees: 1 in Europe, 1 in the USA
  • Visit international and local companies
  • Join a global student group during the virtual team project
  • Work & study in 15 months with just 40 days off your job
  • Get access to 2 leading alumni networks
The WU-Carlson MBA Advantage
  • Accreditation since 1920 from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • One of the top joint Executive MBA programs in Europe
  • Faculty who are ranked at the top of their field
  • Access to Fortune 500 companies
  • Ranked No. 7 globally for “work experience” by The Financial Times
  • Offers four overseas residency modules in China, India, Russia, and the United States
International residencies
It is impossible to understand the phenomenon of globalization without venturing out into the world.

True to this motto, the WU Executive Academy sends its MBA students on study trips all over the globe. Participants benefit from these ‘international residencies’ in several ways: In the mornings, students attend lectures. In the afternoons, they visit both regional and international companies, gaining first-hand knowledge of the unique business and market environments these companies operate in. Afterwards, they discuss their experiences with top managers.

What can you expect during the international residencies?

  • Minneapolis & New York City | USA

This residency at the Carlson School of Management allows you to explore the idiosyncrasies of the U.S. business environment and focus on global innovation strategies of large U.S. enterprises. The experience gives you a comprehension of the complexity of crafting a global strategy.

Recent company visits: Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Thomson Reuters, 3M, General Mills, Standard & Poor’s

  • St. Petersburg | Russia

You will study at the Graduate School of Management of the St. Petersburg State University. Established in 1724, the school is part of the oldest Russian university. It has set itself the goal of becoming a world-class business school and is the most important center of management education in Russia.

Recent company visits: Hyundai, Baltika Brewery, Japan Tobacco International

  • Hyderabad | India & Guangzhou | China

You will study at two of the leading universities in Asia and gain broad experience in two of the fastest growing economies in the world. On your company visits you will learn directly from managers about the challenges of the Asian market, its characteristics and how companies can become successful in the most important economic regions of the 21st century. Alongside visiting major corporations, you will have the chance to visit smaller local companies and gain insights into social projects.

Recent company visits: Infosys, Google, Microsoft, Midea

Our partner universities in Asia:

  • Lingnan (University) College, Guangzhou, China
  • Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India


  • AMBA

Programme Structure

The modular structure of our MBA programs allows managers to take a world-class MBA while pursuing their careers. Below, please find an overview of all modules taught during the MBA.

14 Modules:
  • Leading People & Organizations
  • Data Analysis (Statistics) & Decision Making
  • Financial Accounting
  • Economies in Transition
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business, Government & Macroeconomics
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Globalization
  • Information Technology Management
  • Adv. Financial Management for Global Markets
  • Negotiations
  • Global Strategies and Innovation
Virtual Team Project
  • Virtual Teams: global thinking, global working


Class profile

Global Executive MBA students come from very diverse backgrounds, reflecting the realities of the business world. You will work intensively alongside executives from a broad range of companies and business areas, providing you with an insight into their way of thinking, and their approach to business.

Average class profile
  • Age: 37 years
  • Working experience: 12 years
  • Management experience: 7 years
  • Female/Male: 30%/70%


Our faculty comprises some of the finest business minds in the world, drawn from an expert pool from WU Vienna and prestigious partner universities around the globe. The faculty members bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to all facets of business. They share a passion for knowledge development and constantly encourage their students to strive for higher standards.

Faculty members are leading academics in current business research. Their latest findings are regularly published in foremost international journals. Their combined experience and international expertise enables the faculty to present an integrated, global management perspective emphasizing the application of theory to practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 15 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • Partnership
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Student criteria

We carefully select all participants considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience including:

  • a solid career progression
  • management and leadership skills
  • an ability to commit to a challenging program
  • interpersonal and communication skills
  • ambition and drive
Application requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Each MBA participant is expected to have a personal computer and be familiar with MS Office software.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 45000 International
  • EUR 45000 EU/EEA


As one of the leading providers of executive education in Central and Eastern Europe, the WU Executive Academy supports high potentials to meet their educational and career goals by offering scholarships for its executive education programs.

If you apply for a scholarship, be sure to meet the regular admission criteria of the respective program.

Please take a look at our current sholarships:
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  • Global Executive MBA

    Applicants for the Global Executive MBA who hand in their application by August 31 receive a 3% dicount on the tuition fee.

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