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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.
Participants of the Global Executive MBA receive two MBA degrees:
You'll get the tools and know how necessary to develop into a global leader:
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?
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 & Poors
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
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:
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.
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
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.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.Take IELTS test
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.
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).
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).
We carefully select all participants considering cultural and academic background, skills and work experience including:
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Each MBA participant is expected to have a personal computer and be familiar with MS Office software.
At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.
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: https://executiveacademy.at/en/information-for/future-students/financing/scholarships-early-bird-bonus/
Applicants for the Global Executive MBA who hand in their application by August 31 receive a 3% dicount on the tuition fee.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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