Record number of registrations for WU bachelor's programs


This year's registration figures have reached a new high. Over 10,000 prospective students admitted to the entrance exams.

Interest in WU's three bachelor's degree programs was already exceptionally high last year. In 2024, registration numbers have risen again and far exceed the number of available study places for Business and Social Sciences (WISO), Business Law (WIRE) and Business and Economics (BBE). After stage I of the selection procedure (completion of the online self-assessments), a total of over 10,000 people have been admitted to the entrance examinations at the end of June and beginning of July.

The previous year's registration record was broken for the Bachelor's Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences: Almost 5,000 registrations for every 2,703 places. There is also an all-time high for the Business Law degree program with more than 1,900 registrations. There are 870 places available here. There are around 14 applicants for each of the 240 places available on the English-taught Bachelor's Program in Business and Economics. In the first stage of the process, applicants have completed an online self-assessment. The second stage of the procedure is the entrance examinations, which will take place over the next few weeks.

[Translate to English:] WU BA Registrierung

Trial tests, exam prep weekend and entrance exams

The exams will kick off on June 18 in the form of an online exam for Business and Economics. This saves international applicants from having to travel to Vienna. Due to the large number of participants, an online exam for the Bachelor's Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences will also take place on 2 July. WU is offering two test exams so that applicants can familiarize themselves with the online exam environment and the procedure.
On July 9, the entrance exam for Business Law will take place in person on Campus WU. A prep exam weekend will take place from July 5 to 7 so that applicants can optimally prepare for the exam. Special study areas will be available on campus for prospective business law students. In addition, business law professors offer support with content-related and organizational questions and conduct preparation courses in which old exam cases and sample questions are discussed.

Interest speaks for quality

Rector Rupert Sausgruber is pleased about the unbroken interest in a degree program at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. This speaks for the high quality, but also for the level of awareness of the business and law degree programs at WU. "Prospective students know that with a WU degree, they are well prepared for the challenges of the future and their professional life. It is important to us to accompany and support our future students in advance. I advise everyone to take the test exams or take advantage of the exam prep weekend. That's how you get off to a good start."

Timeline for entrance exams:

18.6.2024: Online entrance exam (BBE)
2.7.2024: Online entrance exam (WISO)
9.7.2024: Entrance exam in presence (WIRE)

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