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Application & Admission

To enroll in the Digital Economy Master's program, candidates must have completed a bachelor or equivalent first-degree program in a relevant subject at a recognized post-secondary educational institution in Austria or abroad. We are looking for ambitous international and national students with outstanding qualifications and excellent social skills.

Admission Requirements

In order to apply for the MSc in Digital Economy you have to fulfill the minimum requirements for application and to proof your aptitude for the program. In case one or more of the required proofs are missing, your application has to be rejected.

Minimum requirements for application


1. Relevant 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 documented in the following subjects:

    • Business Administration and/or economics worth a minimum of 24 ECTS credits AND

    • Information systems and/or computer science and/or mathematics and/or statistics worth a minimum of 16 ECTS credits

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


2. Sufficient proficiency in English:

  • 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

  • Valid Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) 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

4. Additional proof of aptitude

  • Curriculum vitae in English

    please consider providing additional information to describe your fit to the program, as part of your CV or personalized recommendation letters: for instance, by detailing the level of your IT skills and other relevant skills, and/or program-related extra-curricular activities and certificates

Procedure for application and enrolment

Start of rolling admissions for intake in October 2021: September 1, 2020 (2 pm CET)

  • priority deadline 1: October 8, 2020 (11:59 pm CET)

  • priority deadline 2: January 8, 2021 (11:59 pm CET)

  • priority deadline 3: March 8, 2021 (11:59 pm CET)

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (third-country nationals)
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (third-country nationals)We strongly advise third-country nationals to use the 1st priority deadline which ends at the beginning of October. Austrian visa procedures are complex and demanding. The visa process should be started as early as possible. Please note that WU cannot assist students in visa procedures.
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