Your journey starts here
You have selected the following:
Bachelor's Program / Business and Economics / Secondary school leaving certificate/academic degree obtained in a non-EU/EEA country
Step 2: Application and selection procedures
The selection procedure for the 2023/24 academic year is over.
You will find information on the selection procedure for the 2024/25 academic year online in early 2024.
Detailed Information on the Selection Procedure 2023/24
Online Registration: March 1 - May 22, 2023Click here for more information
If you are in your last year of school, you can register for the selection procedure even if you have not yet received your secondary school leaving certificate. You will have to show your secondary school leaving certificate only at the time of admission, starting in July.
First, you must complete your registration for the selection procedure by May 22, 2023:
Fill in your data in the online registration tool (starting March 1, 2023)
Pay the € 50 registration fee
Information on paying the registration fee:
Payment is possible by telebanking, eps online bank transfer or by credit card (Visa / Mastercard / American Express / Diners Club).
The registration fee must be in WU’s account by May 22, 2023. If you pay the fee shortly before the deadline, we strongly recommend paying by credit card or eps online bank transfer.
The account information is provided in the online registration tool.
Please check the registration tool a few days after you paid the registration fee to ensure that your payment has gone through (green checkmark).
The registration fee is non-refundable even if you fail the selection procedure, if your application is rejected, or if you cancel your enrolment.
Please note: It is possible but not required to fulfill step 1 of the selection procedure (Online-Self-Assessment and your statement of your motivation) already at the time of registration. See step 1 of the selection procedure.
There are special regulations for applicants with a physical or a mental disability.
Decision on Whether the Selection Procedure Will StartClick here for more information
If the number of applicants who complete the online registration form during the registration period exceeds the number of places available in the program, the selection procedure will take place. See step 1 of the selection procedure.
If there are fewer applicants than available places, the selection procedure will not go forward. In this case, you can enroll in the program starting on July 10, 2023. Please note that you still have to meet all formal admission requirements and that your documents have to get checked by the Admissions Team first.
More information on admission is available here.
If the Selection Procedure is Held, the Following Two Steps Will Apply:
Step 1: March 1 - June 1, 2023Click here for more information
Please find your personal access link to the OSA in the registration tool. Access to the OSA is only possible by clicking on your personal link.
The OSA is a required part of the selection procedure.
You have to complete the OSA by June 1, 2023.
The OSA will not be graded. It is intended to give you a realistic impression of the content of the program and of how the program is organized. It includes questions about your motivation, expectations, and interests. It also offers exercises that test essential skills required for the program, e.g. logical thinking, language skills, and mathematics.
Once you have completed the OSA, you will receive online feedback so that you can see if your skills and expectations match with the nature and requirements of the program.
Important note: The OSA is solely intended to help you make an informed decision when choosing your Bachelor's program and therefore will not be graded.
Have you already completed the OSA? Click here for a follow-up.
You need to answer three specific questions concerning your motivation in the online registration tool by June 1, 2023.
Formal guidelines for the motivation statement:
You must answer all three questions
Your answers must be written in English
Your motivation statement has to be between 1,000 and 1,500 characters without spaces. Motivation statements shorter than 1,000 characters or longer than 1,500 will not be accepted.
The number of characters allowed for each section is indicated and may not be exceeded. Please stick to the defined amount of characters when answering the questions.The submission form will alert you if you have exceeded the maximum number of characters so that you can shorten your text.
Before sending your answers, make sure they are free of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
Please note that only complete submissions will be accepted. You will no longer be able to change or edit your submission after sending, but it is possible to save a draft of individual answers. It may take up to four weeks to review your motivation statement. The clock in the registration tool shows that you have submitted your motivation statement but that it still is under review. As soon as your motivation statement has been checked and is fine, the clock will turn into a green checkmark.
What we want to know
Your expectations of the BBE program
Your reasons to apply
Your skills, experiences, and interests
What makes you a suitable candidate for the BBE program at WU
Important note: Please voluntarily upload your secondary school leaving certificate in the online registration tool as soon as you have received it. It is not possible to upload your proof of English skills in the online registration tool. You will only have to submit it during admission.
If the the number of applicants exceeds the number of study places available, the written online exam will be held on June 27, 2023.
Please find detailed information on the written online exam below.
Step 2: Written Online Exam on June 27, 2023Click here for more information
Save the Date: Mock Exams
The following mock exams are not mandatory. However, we strongly recommend that you participate in them in order to identify technical problems early and resolve them before the exam. Find out more details.
If you experience problems during the exam, but did not take any of the mock exams, you will be queued to the back of the line for problem solving on the day of the exam. For resource and technical reasons, you should not expect the problem to be resolved in a timely manner in this case.
|Mock Exam 1|
with the online exam
environment in WISEflow
Monday, June 12 and Friday, June 16, 2023
|Mock Exam 2|
A simulation of the entrance
exam, getting to know
the question type
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 from 10-12:00 am
Written Online Exam
The written online exam will be held on June 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CET) - no exceptions will be made. It is not possible to take the exam on another date.
Please find detailed information on the written online exam here. Please also carefully read our Get Started Guide, which will be available shortly.
The written online exam contains multiple choice questions only. Therefore, we strongly recommend familiarizing yourself with this type of question in preparation for the written online exam.
The written online exam contains multiple choice questions only and includes questions to test your knowledge and skills in the following three areas:
1. English language skills
We will test your ...
correct use of English grammar
familiarity with the vocabulary of written English
understanding the content of English texts that deal with topics related to business, economics, and English-speaking countries
2. Independent literature study: Elementary economics and business knowledge
The chapters 1 to 6 are required reading to prepare for the entrance exam:
You will have to answer questions that test your knowledge and comprehension of the relevant content.
3. Math skills
We will test your knowledge of the following areas
Elementary financial mathematics
Linear equations and simple nonlinear equations (in particular exponential equations) in one unknown
Linear equations in two unknowns
Linear and quadratic functions
Exponential and logarithmic functions
Elementary probability calculus
The level of the problems posed will be comparable to the "Standardised Competence-Oriented Written School-Leaving Examination" which is currently in place for Austrian high school students.
Please note: Calculators, formula sheets, notepaper, sticky notes, and pens are not permitted. All of these functions are integrated in WISEflow. Do not use any other items than your exam device during the exam. Anyone caught using unauthorized aids or cheating in any way will be excluded from the selection procedure.
Useful but not mandatory; If you want to deepen your maths knowledge, we recommend the following books:
Sydsaeter, K., Hammond, P., Strom, A., and Carvajal, A. (2016): Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis (5th edition), Hallbergmoos: Pearson. Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10
OR the latest edition of the same book: Sydsaeter, K., Hammond, P., Strom, A., and Carvajal, A. (2021): Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis (6th edition available), Pearson Academic. Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11.
McClave J. and Sincich T. (2017): Statistics (13th edition, Global Edition), Pearson Academic. Sections 3, 4.1-4.4 and 5.1-5.3.
Due to several inquiries, WU would like to clarify that it does not offer any preparation courses for the BBE entrance exam.
Preparation courses that can be found online are not a WU offer. There is no connection or cooperation with WU in this regard.
Have you already been admitted and enrolled in our Bachelor’s Program in Business and Economics in the past? Then you do not need to register for the selection procedure but can directly enroll in the program during the enrollment period.
Do you have a long-lasting physical or mental impairment that makes it difficult or impossible for you to take the written online exam? Please contact the WU BeAble team (firstname.lastname@example.org) during the registration period. The WU BeAble team will work with you to find out if and how you can participate in the written online exam. Please note: You still have to register for the selection procedure and complete step 1, if it is held. Exceptions to the regular selection procedure for this group of applicants apply only to the written online exam.
The entire selection procedure is conducted in English. This includes all communications with applicants, the OSA, the statement of motivation, and the written online exam. Sufficient proficiency in English is therefore a prerequisite to participation in the selection procedure.
We do not cover or refund any expenses you may incur in connection with the selection and admission procedure.
Do you have questions on the selection procedure? Please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):