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Career Prospects

A WU degree is a firmly established premium brand well-known among major national and international employers. As a graduate of the WU Economics Master's Program, you find a broad range of attractive career opportunities. Typically, graduates make a quick transition from university into jobs. About 85 percent hold a job within three months after graduation.

50%: Private Sector

25%: Public Sector, International Organizations, NGOs

25%: Scientific Research

Career Examples

The following recent career examples are mostly taken from our LinkedIn Group "WU Master Economics" which provides a career network for alumni and current students.

                                                                 

Economic Policy

  • Parliamentary Assistant, Council of the European Union

  • Parliamentary Assistant, Austrian Parliament

  • Trainee at Deutsche Bundesbank

  • Junior Economist, World Bank, Washington

  • Analyst, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

  • Economist, Economics and Statistics, Austrian Chamber of Labour, AK Vienna

  • Junior Economist, Austrian National Bank (OeNB)

  • Policy Analyst, Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO)

  • Economist, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria

  • Analyst, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

  • CFO at NGO working for refugees

Research and PhD Programs

  • PhD program, Economics, Cambridge University

  • PhD program, Economic History, London School of Economics

  • PhD program, Department of Government, Harvard University

  • PhD program, WU Vienna

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, WU Vienna

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, WU Vienna

  • Teaching and Research Associate, Department of Global Business and Trade, WU Vienna

  • Research Associate and PhD Student, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU Vienna

  • Research Assistant, Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (University of St. Gallen)

  • Scientific Researcher, ZEW Mannheim

  • Junior Economist and Doctoral Student, Ifo-Institue, Munich

  • Junior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

  • Research Staff Member, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

  • Staff Economist, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)

  • Junior Economist, IWI Vienna

Private Sector

  • Financial Analyst, Credit Suisse

  • Asset Manager, Deutsche Bank

  • Senior Behavioral Scientist, American International Group

  • Business Analyst, State Street Bank

  • Economist, Macquarie Group, London

  • Business Analyst, Raiffeisenbank International

  • Risk Analyst, Raiffeisen Landesbank Oberöstereich

  • IT Consultant: Data Analysis

  • Founder of a Travel Magazine

  • Energy Manager at Austrian Power Grid

  • Risk Consulting, KPMG

  • Financial Services Consulting, PwC

  • Business Analyst, Wolters Kluwer - Financial Services Solutions

  • Public Information Consultant

  • Startup Analyst

  • Journalist, daily newspaper "Der Standard"

  • Researcher, SportsEconAustria

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