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We will dis­con­tinue the JOSZEF study pro­gram after the aca­demic year 2016/17.

There­fore, no ap­plic­a­tions will be con­sidered.

The name JOSZEF is an ac­ronym de­rived from the Ger­man for "Young Cent­ral and European Stu­dents as Suc­cess­ful Fu­ture Man­agers" and is a WU study pro­gram in CEE Man­age­ment.

It is aimed at WU stu­dents who want to learn more about Cent­ral and Eastern Europe (CEE) as a mar­ket (JOSZEF Out­go­ing Pro­gram) and stu­dents from CEE coun­tries who would like to ac­quire prac­tical ad­di­tional qual­i­fic­a­tions dur­ing a year abroad at WU (JOSZEF In­com­ing Pro­gram).

  • JOSZEF is solid edu­ca­tion

Par­ti­cipants in the JOSZEF in­com­ing and out­go­ing pro­grams ob­tain a well-­foun­ded edu­ca­tion in CEE-re­lated busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion. This in­cludes man­age­ment skills as well as in­ter­cul­tural skills and back­ground know­ledge of re­cent CEE his­tory.

  • JOSZEF is net­work­ing

JOSZEF stu­dents work to­gether in in­ter­cul­tural groups and be­come mem­bers of the JOSZEF net­work. In class, dur­ing com­pany vis­its and field trips, and at the le­gendary JOSZEF parties, stu­dents have a wide ar­ray of op­por­tun­it­ies to in­ter­act with people from dif­fer­ent CEE coun­tries and rep­res­ent­at­ives of JOSZEF cor­por­ate part­ners.

  • JOSZEF is prac­tical ex­per­i­ence

JOSZEF works closely with firms act­ive in Cent­ral and Eastern Europe. The pro­gram has an ex­cel­lent repu­ta­tion among Vi­enna's re­gional play­ers. The East-West Pro­ject sem­inar is al­ways held in col­lab­or­a­tion with a part­ner com­pany. Stu­dents en­joy reg­u­lar on-s­ite vis­its to our cor­por­ate part­ners. An in­tern­ship with a CEE fo­cus is a cent­ral part of the JOSZEF pro­gram.

JOSZEF at a Glance

  • JOSZEF course pro­gram (ap­prox­im­atly 8 courses per semester)

  • In­tern­ship at a JOSZEF Cor­por­ate Part­ner

  • On site com­pany vis­its

  • En­richt­ment events, ex­cur­sions and parties

The Ad­vant­ages of JOSZEF

  • Ad­di­tional qual­i­fic­a­tion in CEE man­age­ment

  • JOSZEF Cer­ti­fic­ate

  • Study in an in­ter­na­tional group

  • Con­tact to Aus­trian firms

  • A chance to im­prove Ger­man skills

  • Dis­cover Vi­enna

  • Schol­ar­ships avail­able

  • WU tu­ition waiver

  • Sup­port from the JOSZEF Pro­gram Man­ager

Course pro­gram



Part­ner uni­versit­ies

Cor­por­ate part­ners