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Step 1: Requirements

Important note: It is no longer possible to apply for the Master´s program in Information Systems as the 2020 cohort will be the last for which this program is offered. Please look out for WU’s new program in Digital Economy, starting in 2021 – with applications being possible from September 2020.

In order to apply for the Master programs at WU you have to fulfill the requirements for application and to prove your aptitude for the program. In case one or more of the required proofs are missing, your application has to be rejected.

If you are interested in more than one program you must apply for all programs at the same time and order your preferences according to first choice, second choice, etc. Please note that individual program applications may require different information and documents.

It is not necessary to have completed your first degree program at the time of application, proof of completion of your program is not required until actual enrollment. Nevertheless the requirements listed below have to be documented within the uploaded documents.

Requirements for application:

1.  Relevant or equivalent bachelor's program:

Completion of or enrollment in a relevant Bachelor's program or other equivalent degree program at a recognized Austrian or foreign post-secondary institution. To be considered relevant, the completed program has to meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant Bachelor's program or other equivalent degree program (worth at least 180 ECTS credits). The Bachelor programs in Business and Economics (BBE), Business Law (BAWIRE) and Business, Economics and Social Sciences (BAWISO) at Vienna University of Economics and Business are considered relevant    

  • If you apply with an equivalent degree program, examinations have to be taken in ONE of the following subjects:

    • Information systems and/or computer science worth a minimum of 60 ECTS credits OR

    • Mathematics and/or statistics worth a minimum of 60 ECTS credits OR

    • Business Administration and/or economics worth a minimum of 60 ECTS credits as well as information systems and/or computer sciences worth a minimum of 28 ECTS credits


Applicants with an Austrian degree in one of the following programs definitely fulfil WU’s admission criteria for master’s programs

Applicants with an international degree in one of the following programs definitely fulfil WU’s admission criteria for master’s programs

2. Sufficient proficiency in English:

The proof of English competence has to be submitted at the time of application. In case the English language proof is not uploaded in the online tool, your application will be rejected.

  • English as first language

  • Full Bachelor's program done in English (at least three years, university confirmation required) Please note that only an exchange semester or year in an English speaking country or with courses taught in English is not sufficient!

  • Full Master's program done in English (at least two years, university confirmation required)

  • One of the following valid certificates (official or unofficial test report): TOEFL 100, IELTS 7.0, TOEIC 800, Cambridge English: CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher), UNIcert III

  • A certificate from a university language department confirming the applicant has achieved level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The certificate has to prove that you took one or more tests to assess your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. These skills should correspond to level C1 or higher according to the CEFR. Course transcripts or confirmations about your overall language skills or certain language courses will NOT be accepted as proof of your language skills. If you are not sure whether your language certificate fulfils these criteria, please submit one of the standardized tests mentioned above

  • Graduates of WU’s Bachelor´s program in Business and Economics; Bachelor´s program in Business Law and Bachelor´s program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences already fulfill this requirement


3. Achievement potential:
  • Valid GMAT (official or unofficial GMAT score report) OR

  • At least two letters of recommendation written by a course teacher, an advisor or supervisor of an academic thesis, or the educational institution at which the course or courses were attended or the academic thesis was written, detailing your achievement potential