Application & Admission

We are looking for ambitious, highly motivated students with excellent qualifications and social skills. Show us convincingly that you are an apt candidate for participation in the master in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control.

Deadlines: Rolling Admission

The three deadlines for an intake in winter-term 2022/23 are:

1st deadline: October 8, 2021

  • Invitation to essay task by November 18, 2021

  • Essay to be written between November 19 - 22, 2021

  • Submit non-live interview between November 25 - 30, 2021 (via online platform)

  • Online SIMC Group Discussion zoom call on December 7, 10am or 4pm.

2nd deadline: January 8, 2022

3rd deadline: March 8, 2022

You can find more info on the deadlines here.

The entire application process will be completed online.

Procedure for Application and Enrolment


Online Interview Phase

Admission Requirements

In order to apply for the MSc in Strategy, Innovation, and Management Control you have to fulfill the minimum requirements for application and 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 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 Law (BAWIRE), Business and Economics (BBE) and in Business, Economics and Social Sciences (BAWISO) at WU 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 subject:

    • 45 ECTS credits have to be earned by passing exams in the field of business administration.

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 minimum requirements listed above have to be documented within the uploaded documents.

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:

  • 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) or 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. Proof of aptitude (Selection criteria)

In addition to the admission requirements, you also have to prove your aptitude for the master’s program.

  • Proof of achievement potential: Valid GMAT result of at least 600 points (official or unofficial GMAT score report)

  • Communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, international orientation (these skills will be tested during the video interview)

Please note, that any kind of recommendation letters can't be taken into the consideration.

* The GMAT result is obligatory for all applicants except graduates of WU’s Bachelor´s programs. Graduates of WU can submit the weighted grade point average (GPA) of all exams completed as part of the relevant study program instead of the GMAT. They can download the GPA confirmation as a PDF (see Tools & Services). But the GMAT is also highly recommended for graduates of WU! Please note that only applicants who fulfill the minimum requirements will be further considered in the application process.  

Attention third-country nationals applicants

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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