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The Master in Information Systems provides students with IT-related knowledge and skills with a particular emphasis on management and research topics. Read more
The Master in Information Systems provides students with IT-related knowledge and skills with a particular emphasis on management and research topics. A well-balanced mix of theory and practice and the inclusion of state-of-the-art research findings give graduates the tools they need to question standard practices and develop innovative solutions.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/information-systems/overview/

Course detail

The program follows the European “Design Science” approach: using Information Systems technology to actively improve the way companies conduct their business. Students learn to use modern information technologies to shape business processes according to IT’s potential and to optimize business information systems to meet business demands.The curriculum allows students to individualize their studies, and encourages them to reflect on what they have learned in a holistic context. Working independently and accepting responsibility for their work are additional important skills.

The Master in Information Systems was designed together with a board of leading Austrian stakeholders from industry and government to meet today's challenges and to give a solid basis for tomorrow's demands. After graduation, students are qualified for a wide spectrum of careers. Some of our graduates choose to become analysts and managers in IT departments of large companies, others excel as specialists in IT firms (hardware, software, services), some focus on business consulting or decide to found their own start-up companies.

Format

Specialization options early in the program give students sufficient time to acquire profound specialist knowledge. The wide selection of available electives gives students the opportunity to acquire a well-rounded education in the field of information technologies. You choose two IT-Specializations or one IT-Specialization and two Competence Areas.

The first year provides the basic knowledge mandatory for all students. It covers IT/business alignment aspects as well as Information Systems management and Information Systems development aspects. Building on this foundation, the second year of studyoffers a selection of IT specializations. Each student chooses one IT specialization and either a second ITspecialization or two of the competence areas.

Exclusive, specialised programme

A rigorous selection process and our highly qualified faculty ensure the highest quality standards. Hence, students experience learning in small teams with various opportunities to work closely with other students and faculty members.

Career Prospects

Possible professional applications include but are not limited to:

- Software engineering:

Designing, developing and launching business application systems, e.g. based on internet technologies.

- Research:

Theoretical and applied research on new forms of designing and using information technologies.

- Business consulting:

User support in product planning, implementation and product use, as well as planning and holding training sessions.

- Marketing:

Marketing innovative hardware and software products.

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/information-systems/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding and scholarships can be found at the following website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

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The Master in International Management/CEMS is an exclusive international management program which combines two degrees into one 24-months program – WU’s MSc and the CEMS MIM. Read more
The Master in International Management/CEMS is an exclusive international management program which combines two degrees into one 24-months program – WU’s MSc and the CEMS MIM. The program will provide you with the know-how and skills to succeed in a global business environment and to become a multicultural as well as multilingual leader.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/international-management-cems/overview/

Course detail

Some of the core elements of the program are studying a term abroad at one of the exclusive partner schools, collecting work experience during an international internship and completing a business project as well as skills development workshops, many of which are co-designed by our experienced CEMS Corporate Partners. This enables our culturally diverse students to benefit from an international education providing them with the opportunity to have privileged access to the recruitment pool of highly renowned companies and to contribute to and benefit from the worldwide CEMS network.

Format

The Master in International Management/CEMS combines two degrees – WU’s Master in International Management (MSc) and the Master in International Management (CEMS MIM) offered by The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) – into one 24 month program.

Individual organisation of the programme is possible, with a mixture of course modules and seminar alongside electives.

Career prospects

Graduates of the CEMS/MIM program are qualified to form future generations of global business leaders and to enter a multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world. The program’s broad, generalistic approach to management uniquely prepares its graduates for a wide variety of positions, e.g. in consulting, strategy, marketing, finance or human resources, and in particular for positions requiring an integrated, holistic knowledge of various business domains. Graduates are typically employed by multinational corporations, foreign subsidiaries, international consulting agencies, start-ups or non-profit organizations.

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/international-management-cems/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding and scholarships can be found at the following webpage: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

A top program in International Management

The Financial Times Ranking ranks CEMS 8th in the category "Masters in Management" in 2016. The Financial Times Ranking acknowledges WU and its Master in International Management not only as a top destination for excellent academic and practical education in international management, but also as one of the best value for money of all the business administration schools and programs ranked.

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The full-time master's program in marketing offers you a practice-oriented education. It gives you the analytical and creative skills to satisfy customer needs. Read more
The full-time master's program in marketing offers you a practice-oriented education. It gives you the analytical and creative skills to satisfy customer needs.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/marketing/overview/

Course detail

Dramatic technological developments have changed the way we obtain information, make decisions, and interact. Marketing experts have to understand these changes and the way they affect strategies for new product development, customer relationship management, branding, and other marketing efforts.

The MSc in Marketing program prepares you for this challenging environment. It combines cutting-edge theory and practical applications. Students acquire the skills for creating, communicating, and delivering value to customers through customized products and services.

Our students have an outstanding academic record and embrace international mobility. They have strong analytical and conceptual skills, an interest in analyzing practical issues, and in translating their findings into operational marketing plans. Company projects provide excellent opportunities to put their learning experience into practice.

Format

Choose from seven electives: Retail and Sales Management, Service Marketing and CRM, Marketing Management, International Marketing Management, Marketing Communication and Consumer Behavior, Marketing Project Management, and Interactive Marketing and Social Media.

Almost all of the courses count a maximum of 30 participants. All classes are extremely interactive with a high degree of team work, which creates a collaborative and entrepreneurial atmosphere.

First Year

In the courses of the first year you develop the core knowledge and skills. You will gain thorough grounding the areas of customer-focused marketing and consumer behavior, research tools and planning techniques, as well as strategic and instrumental aspects of marketing. Furthermore, you will start linking ideas from different areas of your study subjects.

Second Year

In the second year students can specialize in the areas of their interests through several electives to choose from. Additionally, students have the option to develop more towards the qualification as a marketing specialist / executive function or an academic / advanced marketing management consulting career. The second year also offers opportunities to gain international experience through an exchange semester at a partner university or – for selected students – through a double degree with the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy.

Study abroad

50% of our students study abroad. Additionally to an exchange semester at one of WU's 120 prestigious partner universities, selected students can gain a double degree by doing their 2nd year at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Milan, Italy).

Career Prospects

Our graduates have numerous career opportunities in a variety of organizations, such as:

- Multinational companies (as brand or product manager, market research analyst, customer relationship manager, sales manager or marketing communications manager)

- Small and medium enterprises (responsible for sales, marketing, advertising, promotions, and public relations)

- Consulting firms

- Research centers and educational institutions

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/marketing/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding can be found on the following webpage: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

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The Master Quantitative Finance will provide you with an excellent academic and practical education to become an expert in financial methodology. Read more
The Master Quantitative Finance will provide you with an excellent academic and practical education to become an expert in financial methodology. It is your ideal starting point for a future career in today’s challenging and dynamic financial markets.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/quantitative-finance/overview/

Course detail

The well-balanced curriculum builds strong quantitative skills combined with a solid knowledge base of the underlying theory of finance. Students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to use mathematical models to understand complex financial problems.

A special focus lies on using the software 'R', an open source implementation of the language S for data analysis and visualisation. Students benefit from the expertise of the programs' faculty, which is strongly involved in the international development community of R.

Specialize in Science or Industry

The Science Track prepares students for an academic career in the field of finance, while the Industry Track focuses on a career as quants (analysts) in the finance industry, combining financial models with computational skills. You can specialize in the second year of your studies. In both tracks you will benefit from working together with our experienced faculty and from their strong academic networks and links to the finance industry.

A truly international program

The Master Quantitative Finance attracts students from many places around the world which gives you the chance to experience a unique educational culture. The courses of the program have an international orientation and provide all the necessary knowledge and skills to start an international career.

An exclusive, high-quality post-graduate education

Only the best applicants can join the program. An important part is learning in small groups which offers many possibilities to be in contact with and get support from the faculty – both inside and outside the classroom.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Master Quantitative Finance are qualified to be tomorrow's experts in the increasingly complex world of finance, e.g. in:

- asset management

- credit and market risk management

- treasury and trading

- financial engineering

- research and technical analysis

- corporate finance

Graduates also qualify for a relevant Doctoral or PhD program. Students who want to pursue an academic career are strongly encouraged to choose the Science Track to be well qualified.

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/quantitative-finance/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding can be found at the following webpage: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

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The Master Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP) is an innovative, internationally unique program that equips participants with the necessary theoretical background and factual information about the interconnected dynamics of economic and social systems and the physical environment. Read more
The Master Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP) is an innovative, internationally unique program that equips participants with the necessary theoretical background and factual information about the interconnected dynamics of economic and social systems and the physical environment. The program also enables participants to use appropriate analytical tools to engage in decision processes and longer-term policy on multiple spatial levels.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/socio-ecological-economics-and-policy/overview/

Course detail

Rapid environmental change, population dynamics, poverty, and exclusion are interrelated processes that challenge human development. To tackle these complex issues, traditional disciplinary approaches to analysis and policy formulation are not sufficient. Instead, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to studying the working of the human-environment system are needed. The Master Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy presents integrated approaches to development and human well-being that go beyond the usual polarization between socioeconomic development and environmental goals.

Purpose

The program offers training in socioeconomic analysis and focuses on the interfaces between environmental, economic and social challenges. This interdisciplinary and internationally oriented approach is based on three major pillars: theory, methodology, and application. The theory courses include concepts from a variety of disciplines, chosen for their relevance to global challenges. The methodological courses offer an integrated introduction to qualitative and quantitative methods and thus illustrate how they are best combined in empirical analyses. Relevance for policy making and organizational practice is emphasized throughout the program.

Our main focus lies on providing a thorough internationalization at the home university by attracting a diverse set of students from all over the world. The “international classroom at home” thus created is meant to allow students to experience foreign (academic) cultures, languages (especially English), and an international renowed faculty without having to leave the campus.

Format

The program offers four concentration areas of which you can choose two: Environment, Population, Multi-Level Policy and Social Policy.

- Semester 1 -

- Contemporary Global Policy Challenges
- Methodology for Interdisciplinary Research
- Growth, Well-Being, and Development
- International Institution, Governance, and Policy Evaluation
- Service Learning 1

- Semester 2 -

- Actors, Behaviors, and Decision Processes
- Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
- Service Learning 2

Concentration Area 1 and 2 – choice of two:

- Environment
- Population
- Multi-Level Policy
- Social Policy

- Semester 3 -

- Qualitative and Quantitative Methods 2

Concentration Area 1 and 2 – continuing the chosen two areas from 2nd semester:

- Environment
- Population
- Multi-Level Policy
- Social Policy

- Semester 4 -

- Research Seminar
- Master Thesis

Career Prospects

The program has been designed to provide students with the necessary understanding of global sustainability issues, an ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and sound training in socio-economic concepts and methods.

The MSc program prepares graduates for:

- Employment as policy analysts, program managers, consultants, civil servants, project managers, and advisors who provide an insight into and support decision processes relating to sustainability issues by, for example, undertaking risk and uncertainty analyses in the social and environmental sectors; analyzing long-term developments relating to climate change, population development or aging in society; undertaking sustainability appraisals at company, regional or policy levels; helping design social, environmental, economic or educational policies; designing and facilitating participatory processes

- Working in international organizations, consultancies, companies, ministries, national and international NGOs, and research institutes where interdisciplinary skills and knowledge about the interactions of sustainability issues are needed

- Doctoral studies in the social sciences, in particular in economics, social policy, environmental studies and demography

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/socio-ecological-economics-and-policy/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding and scholarships can be found at the following webpage: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

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The Master in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control prepares tomorrow's executives for their role as organizational leaders. Read more
The Master in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control prepares tomorrow's executives for their role as organizational leaders. The program combines theory, practice, and instruction in relevant social skills, for an integrated approach to organizational leadership. Great emphasis is placed on developing the ability to identify new entrepreneurial opportunities and, based on that ability, creating strategies for achieving sustained success.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/strategy-innovation-and-management-control/overview/

Course detail

The 21st century is characterized by challenges that are unique in the history of mankind. Technological advances and social developments, together with a high level of interconnectedness due to globalization and the continuous expansion of the Internet are dramatically changing the world's dynamics. Change is happening faster, in a more complex way, and occurs on a more profound level. As a result, management tasks have never before been as demanding as they are today.

Simultaneously, entrepreneurial opportunities have never before been as great and diverse as now. For executives to operate effectively in this promising yet risky economic environment, they need to be equipped with a broad range of knowledge, techniques, and skills. Tomorrow's leading executives will have to combine know-how in the areas of strategy, innovation, organization and change management, and have profound knowledge of how to manage and control business from a financial perspective. They will need analytic and creative skills, to think and act as entrepreneurs.

Purpose

The Master in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control offers a profound education to develop these necessary skills. The international oriented program combines theory, practice, and social and intercultural skills and bridges the gap between strategic management and entreupreneurship.

Format

Selected students have the possibility to gain a double degree at one of 4 renowned partner universities. All SIMC students can spend a semester at one of WU's 120 partner universities for graduate students.

The flexible structure of the program does not only allow students to study abroad but also makes it possible to individualize their acquired qualification. Therefore, students choose 4 electives from a broad range of 5 different areas.

First Year

In the first semester foundation courses provide the basis for an in-depth understanding of how companies develop corporate and business strategies (strategy development) and how they can translate their strategies into employee action (strategy implementation). The second semester is dedicated to the contextualization and integration of the program's core subjects. You are provided with the opportunity to apply and deepen the knowledge gained from the introductory courses in a comprehensive way.

Second year

Building on this solid foundation you have the opportunity to specialize by choosing four out of numerous electives and start to prepare and write your master theses. In addition, a business project is organized in cooperation with our corporate partners which offers the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real life problems or a garage course is offered which allows you to develop your own start-up idea.

The program's flexible structure allows you to spend one or two semesters of your second year of studies at one of our prestigious partner universities. For selected students we provide the opportunity to join a double degree program.

Career Prospects

Our graduates are ideally prepared to take on executive positions in established companies and are provided with a toolkit that eventually enables them to found their own company.

After completing the program, students have learned to think and act as entrepreneurs and to actively contribute to organizations and lead them into the future. Our graduates are able to combine expertise in the areas of strategy, innovation, organization, and change management, as well as in managing and leading businesses from a financial perspective. This is the main reason why our alumni are employed in various industries and work in diverse functions.

They typically assume the following roles/work in the following areas:

- Management consulting
- Corporate development/strategic management
- Management control and financial management
- Assistants to senior executives
- Innovation management and organizational design

Several of our graduates apply their acquired entrepreneurial skills in real-life and found their own start ups.

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/strategy-innovation-and-management-control/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding and scholarships can be found at the following webpage: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

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The full-time Master in Supply Chain Management is unique in Europe. It combines a thorough education in relevant theories and state-of-the-art methods and techniques with a transdisciplinary and integrated view to gain a deeper understanding of supply chain related decision problems from a performance perspective. Read more
The full-time Master in Supply Chain Management is unique in Europe. It combines a thorough education in relevant theories and state-of-the-art methods and techniques with a transdisciplinary and integrated view to gain a deeper understanding of supply chain related decision problems from a performance perspective.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/supply-chain-management/overview/

Course detail

Supply chain networks are the skeletons that underpin the business world. These networks are increasingly global in nature, with products consisting of parts manufactured in different regions of the world, assembled in other locations, and then shipped across continents to retailers and consumers. Such complex networks consist of manufacturers and their suppliers, shippers and carriers using various modes of transportation, distribution centers where the products are stored and sent to retailers which ultimately supply the customers. Supply chains involve many decision-makers interacting with one another, sometimes competing, and at other times cooperating out of necessity.

The Master in Supply Chain Management focuses on the analysis, design, management, and operation of supply chains in manufacturing and professional service industries. Using a broad definition of supply chain management (SCM), supply chain problems are being tackled in profit and non-profit environments. The former includes retailers, wholesalers, logistics service providers, manufacturers, and suppliers, while the latter includes the public sector and non-governmental organizations, for example in disaster relief logistics.

Format

You can choose two out of six specialization areas following your interests:

- Business Analytics in Supply Chains
- Location Analytics and Geospatial Data
- Retail Marketing
- Supply Chain Finance and Risks
- Sustainable and Humanitarian Supply Chains
- Transport and Logistics.

A thorough international experience

The Master's program in Supply Chain Management focuses not only on global issues connected to supply chains but also attracts many international students. The student body is made up of a broad variety of nationalities. The students who enrolled in the fall of 2014 come from 18 different countries, located on four continents. Hence, the program offers a truly international experience through an international education, an internationally renowned faculty as well as an international culture among the students throughout the two years.

Career Prospects

Exceptional management of the procurement, production and delivery of a firm's products and services - its supply chain - is an essential part of modern business life. The Master's program in Supply Chain Management at WU Vienna prepares graduates to stand out in this challenging and critically important career field.

Graduates of the Master's program are qualified to be tomorrow's experts in the increasingly complex world of supply chains, including:

- supply chain strategy/controlling/planning,
- business process excellence,
- inventory management,
- lean/green supply chain management,
- manufacturing and logistics,
- sourcing and purchasing,
- sales and after sales services, or
- advanced planning systems.

If your ambition is an academic and/or a research career you will achieve the necessary qualifications to succeed in this dynamic and challenging field.

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/supply-chain-management/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding and scholarships can be found at the following webpage: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

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