WU (Vienna University of Economics & Business) (Austria)

With about 26,800 students from Austria and abroad, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences. WU's close ties to the corporate world and the resulting excellent job prospects, along with the wide range of programs available and the positive experiences of its graduates, all contribute to its success.

Welthandelsplatz 1
Wien 1020
Phone: 0043-1-31336-0
48° 12' 46.5408" N, 16° 24' 26.2476" E
CEMS University Campus
CEMS abbreviation : 

 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Jana Salot

CEMS Program Manager
Phone: 0043(0)1-31336-4311

 CEMS Corporate Relations Manager (CRM)

Jana Belochova

CEMS Corporate Relations Manager
Phone: +43 (0) 1 31336 - 4785
Fax: +43 (0) 1 31336 - 752

 CEMS Academic Director

Jan Hendrik Fisch

Unıv. Prof. Dr.
Phone: +43 1 31336 5121

 CEMS Communication Coordinator

Silvia Nekolar-Kobermann

Phone: +43 1 31336 4361

Target of this fact sheet: Prospective CEMS students applying to MSc+MIM


Contact people for application questions

WU CEMS Office: cems@wu.ac.at

WU Admission Office: master.application@wu.ac.at

 Programme Info

MSc degrees offered in combination with CEMS MIM: 

Master of Science International Management / CEMS 

CEMS/MIM students at WU attend courses exclusively designed for them. It is not possible to combine CEMS with other Master program at WU.

Application Requirements: 

1) Submitting On­line Ap­plic­a­tion

All re­quired doc­u­ments have to be up­loaded via the on­line ap­plic­a­tion tool. The ad­mis­sion of­fice checks if the ap­plic­a­tions meet the formal cri­teria.


2) Admission Interviews

Those ap­plic­ants, who ful­fill the min­imum re­quire­ments and prove a con­vin­cing achieve­ment po­ten­tial, will be in­vited for an admission in­ter­view. Ad­mis­sion in­ter­views have to take place in per­son. The in­ter­views are con­duc­ted in small groups and stu­dents will have to dis­cuss a gen­eral busi­ness case (one hour of case pre­par­a­tion time will be given right be­fore the in­ter­view). Can­did­ates will also be asked about their mo­tiv­a­tion for the pro­gram and about their per­sonal aspir­a­tions. The first ap­plic­a­tion cycle takes place in the end of Novem­ber, the second ap­plic­a­tion round in mid-­March.

IM­PORT­ANT: Un­for­tu­nately we are un­able to of­fer Skype in­ter­views. The in­ter­ac­tion between the can­did­ates plays a cru­cial role in the de­cision who should be ac­cep­ted in the pro­gram. That is why Skype in­ter­views are not possible.


Ten preferences for exchange universities are set during application. Please choose them carefully it is not possible to change them later.

Application Deadlines: 

Application period 1: October 8, 2018 (ca. 45% of cohort chosen)

Application period 2: January 8 2019 (ca. 55% of cohort chosen)

Required Documents: 

Applicants with international Bachelor

Applicants with Bachelor degree obtained in Austria:

Student Selection Dates: 

Application period 1:  October 8, 2018

  • interview dates: end of November/beginning of december 2018
  • final confirmations/time to accept offers: December 2018

Application period 2: January 8, 2019

  • interview dates: appr. mid-March 2019
  • final confirmations/time to accept offers: appr. April 2019
Language of Instruction: 


Duration and Full-time Workload: 

Term 1:

  • Starting: September 17 (Block seminar)
  • Ending: December 21

Term 2

  • Starting: March 16
  • Ending: June 28
Language courses: 


  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • German
Term Dates for the Master Programme(s): 

Term 1: September – December

Term 2: March - June

Please note: In Term 1 CEMS Courses at WU start prior to regular WU semester and end in December. Students are not required to come back after Christmas!


 MSc Academic Expenses

Tuition fees, Scholarships: 

To find out more, please look here

Books and materials: 

appr. € 70-150 per semester

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)Approx.€ 300 -400 per month
TransportationApprox.€ 150 per semester
Meals & groceriesApprox.€ 220- 330 per month

Target of this fact sheet: Enrolled CEMS MIM Students before their term abroad

Curriculum Specificities : message from the CEMS Academic Director: 

 Academic Information

Required Documents before arrival: 

Nomination by the home coordinator, admission documents will be requested directly from the exchange students.

Required Documents After arrival at University: 
Enrolment as visiting Student: 

For further information please see the website of the International Office (CEMS adapted pre-arrival guide is sent to nominated incoming students appr. 4 months before start of the exchange semester).


Course offer availability and registration: 

Term 1: August/September

Term 2: January/February


Students register for courses via WU website: http://www.wu.ac.at/students/org/lpis/en/login 

Language(s) of Instruction other than English: 


Language requirement: 


Language offer: 

Students need a level of B2 to pass.

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • German
Minimum and Maximum Workload requirements: 

CEMS limits of 24 min. / 37.5 max.

Exams, Grading and pedagogical principles: 
Terms Dates
Academic YearTerm 1Term 2
Terms Dates : Details
Term 1Term 2
Student Registration Period :SeptemberFebruary
Terms Dates details :October-December; In Term1, all courses end in December. Students are not required to come back in January.March- June
Block Seminar / Launch EventSeptemberFebruary
School Vacations / Public Holidays

Dates and Deadlines

Terms Dates : Additional Information: 


 Academic Expenses

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)Approx.€ 300 -400 per month
TransportationApprox.€ 150 per semester
Meals & groceriesApprox.€ 220- 330 per month

 Services and Facilities

Check out CEMS partner HousingAnywhere in addition to the local offers

Internships support and national regulations: 

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 
Information about the city / the country: 

Target of this Form: Enrolled MSc students applying to MIM at this school