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Welcome to the Institute for English Business Communication!

We are part of the Department of 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.

Registration for EBC1 in SS24

UPDATE February 29:

We have managed to add a new class (6049), registration for which starts on Friday, March 1, 2pm, and will run until March 7. All other classes are currently full, but early next week, VRLS (Vizerektorat für Lehre und Studierende) will assign the maximum number of spaces technically still possible in those classes to students based on their study progress (those students will be informed accordingly).

NOTE: even with all those measures in place, it will not be possible to accommodate every single student on waiting lists, but we plan to offer a summer university class in September 2024. As a result, we are very confident that everyone currently on waiting lists will be given the chance to complete EBC1 by the beginning of next semester.

Registration for our EBC1 courses started on February 27 (2 pm). We expect to add a few places to each class and hope be able to offer enough slots overall (in particular for all those students far advanced in their studies), but there may be temporary shortages. If attending EBC1 in SS24 is a top priority for you and you haven't signed up for a course yet: As long as there are places in some classes, your safest option is to register for one of those courses even if they might not be your top preference, as we cannot make any promises for classes that have reached capacity.

Please note that this has to be done manually, so this might take some time.

Here's what to do if you don't get a space at first:

- make sure to put your name on waiting lists for all those classes you could attend
- wait for us to deal with potential shortages
- keep checking LPIS if new slots have become available
- please don't contact lecturers or the Institute

Just to reiterate: we hope to have enough slots, so please be patient if you should not get into a class right away. Please also remember that, with 500+ students students signing up for EBC1, it is not possible for everyone to get into their top choices.

Registration for EBC2 in SS24

FINAL UPDATE March 1:

We have now added two new classes (5761 & 6250) and registration for those courses is now possible; as a result, we have enough slots to meet overall demand. Please bear in mind, though, that - with close to 600 students looking for places - it will not be possible to accommodate individual preferences. NOTE: we will not be able to add any more places to existing classes, so if you are currently on a waiting list for a class, it is very unlikely you will be admitted to that class. Thus, if attending EBC2 this semester is a priority for you, the only safe option is to sign up for a course that does have capacity; should it still not work out for this semester, please note that we will offer a blocked EBC2 class in September; details will be announced in good time.

Registration for our EBC2 courses started on February 26 (2 pm). We expect to add a few places to each class and hope be able to offer enough slots overall (in particular for all those students far advanced in their studies), but there may be temporary shortages. If attending EBC2 in SS24 is a top priority for you and you haven't signed up for a course yet: As long as there are places in some classes, your safest option is to register for one of those courses even if they might not be your top preference, as we cannot make any promises for classes that have reached capacity.

Please note that this has to be done manually, so this might take some time.

Here's what to do if you don't get a space at first:

- make sure to put your name on waiting lists for all those classes you could attend
- wait for us to deal with potential shortages
- keep checking LPIS if new slots have become available
- please don't contact lecturers or the Institute

Just to reiterate: we hope to have enough slots, so please be patient if you should not get into a class right away. Please also remember that, with 600 students students signing up for EBC2, it is not possible for everyone to get into their top choices.

Registration for EBC3 in SS24

Registration for our EBC3 courses started on February 26 (3 pm). We expect to add a few places to each class and hope be able to offer enough slots overall (in particular for those students looking at their final semester at WU), but there may be temporary shortages.

Please note that this has to be done manually, so this might take some time.

Here's what to do if you don't get a space at first:

- make sure to put your name on waiting lists for all those classes you could attend
- wait for us to deal with potential shortages
- keep checking LPIS if new slots have become available
- please don't contact lecturers or the Institute!

Just to reiterate: we hope to have enough slots, so please be patient if you should not get into a class right away. Please also remember that it is statistically not possible for everyone to get into their top choices.

Status update

Dear all,

In the face of hours of language teaching being reduced against our advice, we strive to continue to do the best we can to provide excellent education as well as all other relevant services under increasingly challenging circumstances. For any specific requests or inquiries, please contact bizcomm@wu.ac.at.

Please make sure to keep following any guidelines that may be issued by WU to create a pleasant and safe work and study environment for students and faculty members alike!

On behalf of the Institute,
Axel Beer

Teaching-related matters

Information on our current and upcoming courses (such as advance registration for our EBC classes for students working at least 20 hours/week) 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.

Important information regarding EBC3

While all EBC3 classes will feature the same basic structure, lecturers will be offering different core elements. Therefore, it is essential that you study the respective syllabi before you sign up for a class to make sure that you have the best chance of getting into a course that is aligned with your own interests. Also, please note that you don't to buy a coursebook for EBC3, as lecturers will provide you with whatever materials are required for their classes.

Specialization in "International Business Communication"

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News

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