Frequently Asked Questions
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Is this program thought out for people with technical backgrounds or people with a business/economics background?
Both, people with technical and business/economics background are welcome to apply! In fact, some technical background is expected (cf. the respective ECTS requirements in the description of the application requirements). For instance, we expect some prior knowledge in Programming and Databases. For those not bringing enough technical skills, we will be offering bridging courses and/or recommend online courses for self-study. That is, we are aiming at students with different complementary backgrounds, the program is both aimed at
Students with Computer Science/ Business Engineering background who want to acquire business data analytics, digital marketing, management, strategy and Business Development skills
Students with Business, Economic and Business Law background who want to understand digital business models, IT & IS, data analytics
Students with other backgrounds who are interested in acquiring skills in these areas are also welcome, of course. In order to cater for this principle of interdisciplinary, students will be able to choose between three different spezializations in the second half of the program. Also, two practice-oriented courses (research and industry labs) will provide opportunities for students to work together in multi-disciplinary teams and apply their knowledge and skills to a semester-long project.
How many places will be open next year?
each year study year we offer 120 spots, starting each fall
What are the requirements for this program?
For details please check the following link: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/digital-economy/application-admission
Please note that due to the high amount of applications we cannot provide any pre-evaluations of any kind.
Is it possible to apply to this program without proof of English competence? Which certificates are sufficient?
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.
Please read the information on sufficient proficiency in English (2.) in the following link carefully: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/digital-economy/application-admission
Which IT skills do I already need to have before starting the program?
Please refer to the respective ECTS requirements in the description of the application requirements. For instance, we expect some prior knowledge in Programming and Databases. For those not bringing enough technical skills, we will be offering bridging courses and/or recommend online courses for self-study.
Will there be an entry test?
There will be no entry test.
Students will be evaluated based on their provided documents listed at https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/digital-economy/application-admission
What are the fees for this program?
As for all WU programs the following general rules apply; https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-program/administrative-information/tuition-fees-students-union-oeh-dues
Is there a chance to study online at WU?
This master’s program is a full time, on-campus program
Is it possible to work and study, while attending this program?
The programme is designed as a fulltime study programme, such that it is unfortunately not really possible for us to design our schedule in a manner to keep study times free for working committments during the week. From experiences with other programmes, we have seen that some students manage working on the side, however a committment beyond a maximum of 10 hours per week to other obligations is likely to conflict significantly with your study progress.
Will you require a GMAT score? Do you recommend to pass the GMAT exam instead of obtaining letters of recommendation? Which is perceived to be ranked higher?
The GMAT or GRE is not a mandatory requirement, we also accept 2 academic 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.
The GMAT, GRE or the recommendation letters are considered equal and we do not advise a minimum score for GMAT or GRE since all submitted documents will be reviewed together regarding your aptitude.
Is this program available for non-EU students?
Yes it is.
Can I apply if I haven’t finished my bachelor’s degree, yet?
You can apply even if you haven’t finished you Bachelor’s Degree, yet. However, in case of acceptence, you need to be finished with your degree at time of enrollment.
Is there a difference in applying regarding the three deadlines?
We treat all three deadlines equally, however we strongly advise international applicants (third-country nationals) to use the 1st priority deadline which ends at the beginning of October. Visa procedures are complex and time-consuming. The visa process should be started as early as possible. Please note that WU cannot assist students in visa procedures.
Do you offer an exchange semester abroad?
No our program does not offer the possiblity to do an exchange semester abroad due to its unique structure