Supply Chain Management
Application & Admission
Only open to a selected group of students, this program is designed for highly motivated students with above-average grades. A background in business economics, industrial engineering, informatics and/or geography, with interests in production, transportation and logistics, business and geo-informatics, and operations research is desirable.
relevant Bachelor's program or other equivalent degree program (worth at least 180 ECTS credits)
sufficient proficiency in English
Cambridge English: CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), BEC Higher (Business English Certificate Higher)
A full English-taught bachelor’s program (at least 3 years) or master’s program (at least 2 years); a confirmation from the university is required to prove that the program was taught in English. Please note that only an exchange semester or year in an English speaking country or with courses taught in English is not sufficient.
English as first language
C1-level certificate issued by a university language center, 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 (such as those issued by the WU Department of Foreign Language Business Communication) 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.
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skills and knowledge gained in the three main areas of the program:
production and/or transport and/or logistics
management information systems and/ or geo-informatics
mathematics and/or statistics
proof of achievement potential:
valid GMAT score, or
an academic letter of recommendation, or
GPA confirmation from relevant Bachelor's program (mandatory for fast track application!)
letter of motivation
The three deadlines for an intake in winter-term 2019/20 are:
1st deadline: October 8th, 2018
2nd deadline: January 8th, 2019
3rd deadline: March 8th, 2019
If you apply within priority deadline I and you are rejected, you can apply again in priority deadline II or III. If you apply within priority deadline II and you are rejected, you CANNOT apply again within priority deadline III. The reason is that you will only be notified of your rejection when priority deadline III is already over. To increase your chances of receiving an offer, you can apply within priority deadline I and, in case of rejection, you can apply again within priority deadline III (which is the only priority deadline with a waiting list).
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.
Questions about the application process?
Application Fast Track
Top applicants might have the chance to receive an offer prior to the current priority deadline (on condition that the prerequisites are also met).
Requirements(application fast track)
Eligible candidates score at least 90% at their universities (or national) GPA scale.
The application has to include a GPA confirmation issued by the home university.
The respective document has to be named GPA.pdf for uploading.
The SCM program has to be set as 1st preference within the online application tool.
Submission of the complete application 3-4 weeks in advance to the regarding priority deadline.
Deadlines(application fast track)
The application fast track option for the intake in WS 19/20 is as follows:
priority deadline 2: December 18th, 2018 (11:59 pm CET)
priority deadline 3: February 19th, 2019 (11:59 pm CET)