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FAQs

Why is it not currently possible for me to enroll in all courses I want to attend this semester?

There will be a second enrollment phase for course 3 and 4. We highly recommend that you complete course 1 (and 2) before attending course 3 (and 4). The same holds for the project course with recommended completion of 1 and 2 as well as completion or simultaneous enrollment in 3 and 4.

What do I have to do in order to apply for the SBWL?

If you fit the criteria explained here, you have to fill out the application form and then send your CV and your performance record to ims@wu.ac.at.

Then you also have to register for AG Access to Specialization in Business Administration: Strategy and Data in LPIS from tba to tba 2020.

When can I apply for the the summer term 2020?

The application period starts on January 20th, 2020 and ends on February 3rd, 2020 at 12pm.

Where can I apply for the summer term 2020?

Please fill out the application form and find all application details here. (will be active during enrolment period)

Can I prepare for the entry exam?

The entry exam will be testing logical and quantitative skills, therefore there is no book or script you have to read as preparation.

When is the entry test for the summer term 2020?

The entry test will be held on February 5th, 2020 at 11:30am at Audimax.

Will I be informed about my performance in the entry test?

Once the entry test is completed, it will be evaluated by IMS. (Please note that the overall evaluation process might take several days.) As soon as the results are in, every nominee will receive an e-mail from IMS. This e-mail contains whether you are accepted directly to the SBWL or placed on the waiting list. It may contain information about your rank on the waiting list to facilitate your decisions in case of further applications. The ranking is based on your performance in the test as well as your GPA. The e-mail will not contain your specific results.

If you are accepted, we will ask you to confirm/deny your participation by email.

When will I find out if I am accepted for the SBWL?

For the summer term 2020 you will be informed by February 17th, 2020.

When will the Kick-off Event for the winter term 2019/20 take place?

The Kick-off Event will take place on September 30th, 2019 at 3pm in room D5.1001. 

When is the deadline for the summer term 2020 Entry Exam Registration?

You have to register for AG Access to Specialization in Business Administration: Strategy and Data in LPIS by tba 2020.

What are the preconditions for non BBE- Students?

  • STEOP: Intro BWL, Intro VWL, Math

  • CBK: Stats

  • or equivalent

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What are the preconditions for BBE students?

  • Business and Society

  • Foundations in Microeconomics

  • Quantitative Methods 1+2

  • or equivalent Introductory Phase

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What happens if I decline the offer to take the SBWL?

If we accept you for the SBWL and you decide not to take it in the upcoming semester, but you would like to take it in the following year, please note that you have to go through the entire application process again - including taking the entry exam.

What do I have to purchase for the SBWL lectures?

We don't require you to buy a textbook, but we strongly recommend you install Stata. You can buy the Stata/IC, which will be available to you for 6 months upon purchase, for 45$ here.

How long does it take to finish the SBWL?

Of those students who completed the SBWL Strategy and Data, about 40% completed it within one semester, 40% within 2 semesters, and 15% within 3 semesters. Only 5% need 4 or more semesters.