Vienna University of Economics and Business

WU is the largest university of economics and business in the European Union and was awarded the prestigious EQUIS and AMBA accreditations. Excellent results in independent international rankings, for example the Financial Times Ranking, are a further indicator of WU’s outstanding quality and international reputation.

Vienna University of Economics and Business

The University’s size works to its advantage in the wide range of fields and specializations in teaching and research, the choices for language training, its close network of corporate partners, the comprehensive character of its international programs and its large number of international students. WU plays an important role on the Austrian labor market and has a prominent position in public life through WU alumni in top positions.

Internationalization has always been a WU asset. The membership in CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) and WU’s leadership role in PIM (Partnership in International Management) connect WU to the finest business schools in the world.

More than 230 partner universities in about 55 countries, 23% international students from 100 nations, summer university programs in the CEE region and Asia, the International Summer University in Vienna, a wide variety of courses taught in English, seven master programs taught in English, international internships and various programs are just part of what WU has to offer.

Quick Facts

  • founded in | 1898
  • number of faculty | approx. 1,350
  • number of students | approx. 23, 000
  • percentage of foreign students | 23%


  1. Business, Employment and Social Security Law
  2. Economics
  3. Finance, Accounting and Statistics
  4. Foreign Language Business Communication
  5. Global Business and Trade
  6. Information Systems and Operations
  7. Management
  8. Marketing
  9. Public Law and Tax Law
  10. Socioeconomics
  11. Strategic Management and Innovation


In October 2013 WU moved to a new campus adjacent to the Prater park and the Reed Exhibition and Congress Center. Conveniently located near the city center but in a green area, the modern new campus comes along with an innovative university concept. Six building complexes were built, centered around a Library & Learning Center and designed by renowned international architects. This new campus provides ideal conditions for teaching, learning, and research.


WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
1020 Vienna | Welthandelsplatz 1
T +43 1 31 336−0
F +43 1 31 336−740

Information about programs and admission
Admissions Office (International Students)
T +43 1 31 336−6210
F +43 1 31 336−720

Information about international exchange programs
International Office
T +43 1 31 336−4310
F +43 1 31 336−752

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