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Master Class CEE

Key Facts

The MC CEE is a compact and practice-oriented complementary study program for CEE management for WU master and doctoral students. The program is designed for students with a strong interest in the CEE region and in how foreign and local businesses are successfully managed there. The program is run by the Competence Center for Emerging Markets & Central and Eastern Europe at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

  • Program duration: November 2019 - end of June 2020

  • Corporate partners 2019/20 (requested): Erste Group, Henkel CEE, Mondi Group and Vienna Insurance Group

  • 2-semester project seminar

  • 5 CEE courses

  • Company visits

  • Soft-Skills training (teambuilding, presentation techniques)

  • 2 Field trips free of charge

  • Awarding of the Master Class Diploma in June 2020


Students of the program will

  • Get insights into the current situation in CEE

  • Learn how the CEE business environment is influencing business activities and management decisions

  • Develop a better understanding of current issues multinational companies and local heroes face in the region and how they deal with them


“What makes the Master Class CEE so special is the combination of people, theory, practical insights and a lot of fun! Besides classes, we visited production sites and headquarters of our corporate partners. Our field trips led us to Warsaw, Brno and Prague, where we had the chance to talk to founders and CEOs of start-ups, innovation managers, chief analysts and many more about trends and challenges they currently have to deal with. To sum up, the Master Class CEE really offers a very special learning experience, in a highly motivated and international community.”

Verena Zöhrer, Graduate MC CEE 2019

“Joining the Master Class CEE enabled me to gain valuable insights into how companies run businesses in the CEE and why this region is so important. A combination of field trips, company visits, interesting lectures and a multicultural team builds a unique program which I recommend to everybody striving to improve.”

Miroslav Baláž, Graduate MC CEE 2019

“We started the program as 25 individual students from 8 different study programs and 11 different countries, and we ended the program as one group of close friends. Together we have traveled to different countries, introduced each other to our local cultures, celebrated our birthdays and successes and had fun together after long study and workdays.”

MC CEE 2018

Master Class CEE Graduation Ceremony 2018/19