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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 follow the link above (by clicking on the heading) 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, External Business Communication, and Intercultural Business Communication in WS20/21 & add the remaining courses as of SS21.

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 10.04.2019

Workshop: Dr. Gail Forey (Senior Lecturer, University of Bath) "An introduction to Appraisal Analysis and comlaint texts" Time: 17:30 - 19:30 Place: WU, Building D2, Entrance D, 2nd floor, D2.2.228 …

English Research Seminar 09.04.2019

Lecture: Dr. Gail Forey (Senior Lecturer, University of Bath) "The Value of Meaning-focused Metalanguage for Teaching and Learning" Time: 18:15 - 19:45 Place: WU, Building D2, Entrance D, 2nd floor,…

English Research Seminar 22.10.2018

Lecture: Colleen Cotter (Queen Mary University of London) "Discourse and displacement: Following and finding news in new contexts" Time: 18:15 Place: WU, Building D2, Entrance D, 2nd floor,…

English Research Seminar 15.10.2018

Lecture: Dr. Amanda Potts (Cardiff University): 'Making a patchwork quilt or Frankenstein's monster? Interdisciplinarity and collaboration in CADS' Time: 18:15 - 19:30 Place: WU, Building D2,…

English Research Seminar 26.04.2018

Lecture: Dr. Stephanie Schnurr (University of Warwick, Centre for Applied Linguistics): Exploring ‘another side’ of internal leadership communication through self-denigrating humour Time: 18:15-…