Important information regarding EBC3RSS

Following the introduction of new formats for EBC1 and EBC2, students will now benefit from more variety for EBC3 courses starting in WS22. 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 sigh 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 will no longer have to buy a coursebook for EBC3, as lecturers will provide you with whatever materials are required for their classes.

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.

Status update

Dear all,

Thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout the last few challenging semesters!

We are looking forward to resume on-campus teaching in WS22 and strive to continue to do the best we can to provide excellent education as well as all other relevant services. 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!

Any administrative questions can be directed to bizcomm@wu.ac.at.

On behalf of the Institute,
Axel Beer

Registration for EBC1 in WS22

UPDATE September 26 (10pm):

We have raised the number of available places in our existing courses to the maximum level possible. Furthermore, we have now been able to set up an additional course (2126 - see VVZ for details), registration for which opens at 2pm on September 27. Those two measures combined will put us in a position to cover existing overall demand, but please remember that, with more than 550 students signing up for EBC1, it is not possible for everyone to get into their top choices.

Please proceed as follows if you have not secured a spot yet:

- 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

Registration for EBC2 in WS22

Update September 26, 4pm: overall supply continues to exceed demand for EBC2 places, so we are currently not planning to add places to existing courses. As posted below, please do sign up for one of the several classes that still have sufficient capacity to secure a spot for the upcoming semester.

We will closely monitor the availability of spaces in our EBC2 courses once registration has started. We expect to have sufficient supply overall to meet demand, but we can obviously not guarantee any particular class; thus, if you do not get into your first choice, please register for any other course you could potentially attend (or put your name on the respective waiting lists).

Only once all places in all courses have been taken up, will we be able to adapt our course offering, so please be as flexible in your course planning as you would expect us to be. In any case, the creation of any additional spaces would take some time as this has to be done manually, so please be patient.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Registration for EBC3 in WS22

Update September 26, 4pm: overall supply continues to clearly exceed demand for EBC3 places, so do not expect any places to be added to existing courses. As posted below, please do sign up for one of the several classes that still have sufficient capacity to secure a spot for the upcoming semester.

We will closely monitor the availability of spaces in our EBC3 courses once registration has started. We expect to have sufficient supply overall to meet demand, but we can obviously not guarantee any particular class; thus, if you do not get into your first choice, please register for any other course you could potentially attend (or put your name on the respective waiting lists).

Only once all places in all courses have been taken up, will we be able to adapt our course offering, so please be as flexible in your course planning as you would expect us to be. In any case, the creation of any additional spaces would take some time as this has to be done manually, so please be patient.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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.

Events

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 07.11.2022

"20 key lessons about business communication from 20 years at Business Spotlight" - Ian McMaster, former editor-in-chief of Business Spotlight magazine - Time & place: 2022-November-07 18:00, room…