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New Specialization in "International Business Communication"

We are happy to announce that our Department will start offering an exciting new specialization in WS20/21! In five courses (all held in a PI format), you will learn about a wide range of aspects of international business communication:

- Key Concepts

- Internal Business Communication

- External Business Communication

- Intercultural Business Communication

- Skills

Please click here to see a rough overview of the anticipated content of the courses.

Once you have passed the Key Concepts course, you can take the remaining 4 classes in any particular order. However, we do recommend you save the Skills class for last, since this will build to some extent on the other courses.

Please find below all relevant information that is available for now (more details to follow).

Organizational aspects:

This specialization will accept 30 students per semester, with registration starting in late August. Places will mostly be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with up to 15 slots reserved for students who were awarded a grade of 1 (Very Good) on the CBK course "introduction to Business Communication". Additionally, a couple of spaces will be set aside for students at an advanced stage of their studies.

Once accepted, you have to sign up for Key Concepts and pass that course to be able to attend any of the other classes. At this point, the plan is to offer the modules of Key Concepts, Internal Business Communication, and External Business Communication in WS20/21 & add the remaining courses as of SS21.

Status update

Dear all,

As you are aware, WU policy is currently restricting in-person contact, and we have to suspend office hours and reduce to a minimum other meetings for the time being. As for teaching, please follow all instructions provided by your lecturers and on learn@wu. Any administrative questions can be directed to, and we will try to respond as adequate.
Please know that we are all making an effort to keep things running as smoothly as possible, but be patient if we may not be able to react as quickly as you would like us to - these are uncertain times for everyone involved, but we will try make sure that all of you are able to complete classes (or theses, etc) as planned.
Good luck for the rest of the semester, but most importantly, stay safe and join the effort to contain this virus as fast and as effectively as possible!

Thank you for your encouraging feedback in the past few months and your continued cooperation!

Axel Beer (Head of the Institute for English Business Communication)

Welcome to the Institute for English Business Communication!

We are part of the Department of Foreign-Language Business Communication.

This website provides information about the Institute, its staff, and how to study Business English at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Changes in the new 2019 curricula

Thinking about switching to the new 2019 curriculum and wondering how the new curriculum will affect languages? Click on the link above for more information.

Teaching-related matters

Information on our current and upcoming courses (such as registration) can primarily be found on learn@wu, so please make sure to always check there!

General teaching-related information can also be found on our website here.


The Institute - either by itself or as part of the Department of Foreign-Language Business Communication - has hosted and continues to host a range of exciting events; some of those events are open to the general public, inviting renowned speakers and experts to interact with students, faculty and other attendees, while others are offered exclusively to our students.

English Research Seminar 26.03.2020 *CANCELLED*

Lecture: Prof Tyrkkö kindly agreed to host one-on-one sessions for staff with more in-depth questions about how to visualize data for their own research projects. - Date & time: Thursday, 26…

English Research Seminar 26.03.2020 *CANCELLED*

Lecture: Prof Tyrkkö will give a talk entitled “Keep it Simple, Stupid: Stylometric and Corpus-pragmatic Perspectives to Political Speeches over the Decades” - Date & time: Thursday, 26 March,…

English Research Seminar 25.03.2020 *CANCELLED*

Workshop: Jukka Tyrkkö (Linnaeus University) Date & time: Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 3-5pm; D2.2.228

English Research Seminar 18.03.2020 *CANCELLED*

Presentation on the Business Communication Master’s Programme at KU Leuven, Belgium Wednesday, 18 March, 4-5pm, D2.2.228

English Research Seminar 17.03.2020 *CANCELLED*

Lecture: “Famous leaders’ stories at the interface of narrative dimensions” Tuesday, 17 March, 6:15 – 7:30pm, D2.2.228