Business and Economics
Structure & Content
Phase 1 of the bachelor’s program deals with current topics in global business and economics. You will learn how to assess and solve contemporary economic, social, and environmental problems from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Detailed information and content on all courses can be found in WU's online course catalogue (eVVZ).
In phase 2, you will gain fundamental knowledge in business, economics, data analysis, analytical thinking, and academic writing. Additionally, you will enhance your communication, team working, and social skills.
Foundations of Business and Economics
Business and Economics in Context
Importantly, we want you to create your own unique profile and therefore, we offer you many specializations and free electives in phase 3 of the bachelor’s program. If you want to go the extramile, you might go on a semester abroad at one of our partner universities or take an internship in the company and country of your choice to complete your studies.
Choose from a variety of specializations to follow your interests (see list below). From business and economics to business law and social sciences, you decide on which fields you want to focus. Specializations will start in phase 3 of your studies and you can apply up to four out of more than 20 specializations. Please note that most of our specializtions require the successfully completion of selection procedures before admission.
Please note that this is a preliminary list of specializations which may be modified:
The curriculum contains the flexibility of a wide range of free electives. Credits for free electives can be recognized from WU or another university in Austria or abroad.
Moreover, we want you to gain practical experience. Therefore, it is possible to do an internship in a company and country of your choice. To be recognized, the internship has to be full-time, a minimum of six weeks, and be related to the content of the bachelor’s program. For each week, you will earn 1 ECTS and a maximum of 8 ECTS can be recognized.
Our International Office informs you about possible grants for internships abroad.
Study Abroad Opportunities (Optional)
Are you interested in spending a semester abroad? Our flexible curriculum gives you the opportunity to go on an exchange semester and makes it easy to transfer credits from one of our partner universities. Yearly, we receive more than 1000 incoming students and more than 1000 WU-students go on a semester abroad. WU’s network includes Europe’s most renowned universities as well as high-profile schools around the world.
If you prefer to stay abroad only a few weeks during summer instead of a whole semester you may apply for an International Summer University (ISU).
Would you like to gain a second bachelor's degree in only one additional year abroad? We offer you the unique chance of a Double Degree Program in cooperation with the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
Find detailed information about a stay abroad and possible grants on the website of our International Office.
By the time you start writing your bachelor’s thesis you will have almost completed your bachelor’s program! It is possible for you to choose your own topic, related to the content of the bachelor’s program or you can choose one of the many topics our bachelor’s theses supervisors suggest. We prepare you for this final milestone and train you in academic writing and research methods.