Part time MBA in
Professional MBA (PMBA) WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
The MBA combines a broad business management education with a functional or industry focus. We offer a large variety of specializations ranging from Digital Transformation & Data Science through Finance, Marketing & Sales, Energy Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation to Strategic Project Management or Public Auditing. These programs are taught in English or German.
This part-time MBA is structured into two tiers. The business core offers vital economic and business administration expertise alongside up-to-date management and leadership tools and techniques.
During the Business Core part participants focus on comprehensive business, management and leadership knowledge and techniques while addressing fundamental areas such as:
- Managing People
- Managing Organizations
- Competitive Analysis and Strategy
- Data Analysis and Decision Making
- Financial Reporting
- Financial Management
- Operations Management
- Marketing Management
- Global Markets
- Information Systems Management
- Managerial Economics
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
When applying for the MBA, participants choose one of the specialization options - enabling them to study a specific industry or function in depth.
The following specializations are offered:
- Digital Transformation & Data Science (English)
- Energy Management (English)
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation (English)
- Finance (English)
- Marketing & Sales (English)
- Project Management (English)
- Public Auditing (German)
The Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking and various other rankings consistently rank us among the best universities in Europe.
Moreover, we are triple accredited. Less than 1% of business schools in the world have quality levels recognized by the three largest business school accreditation organizations: AMBA (Association of MBAs), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) by the European Foundation of Management.
To see current achievements of the WU Executive Academy please go to: https://executiveacademy.at/en/university/accreditation-rankings
Scholarships and Funding
The WU Executive Academy offers a wide range of partial scholarships for applicants for whom financing the tuition fee is a challenge, regardless of their residence or citizenship. Moreover, we have been supporting women in their professional development for many years, thus we additionally offer a "Female Leaders" scholarship that is open to all female applicants.
Scholarships are awarded on a case-by-case basis. The admission committee decides whether and to what extent a scholarship will be granted by evaluating:
- Submitted application documents
- Performance in the admission interview
- Potential contribution to peer-learning in class
- Financial situation (income, costs for logistics, etc.)
- Leadership potential
- Analytical skills
- Ability to work in a team
- Career goals and motivation
- Personal circumstances
You can find detailed information about all different scholarships, including the maximum amount, on our website.
In addition, there are further financing options possible, including employer sponsorship, payments by installments, or early bird reductions. You can find an overview of all opportunities here.
To maximize the opportunities for networking we are pooling the participants of the various specializations of the MBA during the business core. This increases the variety of professional perspectives and the number of business contacts. Some specializations are not pooled as the teaching content is especially targeted to a specific industry.
The MBA’s didactic design ensures efficient knowledge transfer - while participants continue to pursue their careers. Pedagogical approaches vary, ranging from interactive case studies to business simulations and formal presentations. The MBA consists of consecutive blocked modules, each divided into Pre-Module, Core-Module, and Post-Module.