Application & Admission
To enroll in the Master Program in Information Systems, 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.
In order to apply for the MSc in Information Systems 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.
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’s program in Business, Economics, and Social Sciences at Vienna University of Economics and Business is 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.
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)
Full Master's program done in English (at least two years, university confirmation required)
One of the following valid certificates: 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 proof 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 Law and Bachelor´s program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences already fulfill this requirement
For more detailed information please visit WU's Admission Guide.
Valid GMAT 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
letter of motivation
Start of rolling admissions for intake in October 2018: September 1, 2017 (2 pm CET)
priority deadline 1: October 8, 2017 (11:59 pm CET)
priority deadline 2: January 8, 2018 (11:59 pm CET)
priority deadline 3: March 8, 2018 (11:59 pm CET)