WU Vienna: Elevating your career in the digital economy

Katsiaryna was looking for a master’s to further strengthen her know-how on implementing digital business models, developing system architectures, and assessing demand for new technologies. With this degree program, she plans to take her career in IT consultancy to the next level. Being able to manage teams and projects are other sought-after skills in the job market — it would be great if she could learn all of these in two years and in a hands-on manner. She found the master’s she was looking for at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business “I decided to apply for the MSc in Digital Economy because I wanted to seize the opportunity to learn how to realise business ideas with the help of modern tools and the latest information technologies,” she says.

The COVID-19 crisis is showing us the digital transformation of businesses and societies can be done quicker than many would have thought. At WU, the Master’s Program on the Digital Economy is helping students like Katsiaryna make the most of this opportunity.

The newly offered master’s can be taught 100% online thanks to WU’s state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. Disruptions that may be caused by any future lockdowns are no concern with this learning format.

“The curriculum combines technical and management skills to prepare students for the challenges of the digital revolution,” says faculty member Anne D’Arcy.

WU is Austria’s only business and economics university and Europe’s second largest. Since 2015, it has been triple-accredited by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, three of the most prestigious accreditation for business schools. Only three universities in the CEE region, eight universities in the DACH region, and fewer than 1% of universities worldwide can claim they have the “triple accreditation” from these organisations. WU is also a global research leader in cryptoeconomics.

WU’s campus hosts a student population of 23,000 and is well-known for offering one of the most international experiences in Vienna. Facilities-wise, WU is regarded to have the most modern campus in Europe. Another plus side? It is located in the world’s most liveable city for 2019.

Startup aspirations? This is the right place to be

Looking to lead the startups and digital businesses of tomorrow? With WU’s Master’s Program on the Digital Economy, students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and connections to achieve this goal. “It’s designed to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s digital markets”, says Margarethe Rammerstorfer, WU Vice-Rector of Academic Programs.

In this program, students can look forward to collaborating with top researchers and major companies, many of which are WU’s corporate partners. An integrative and multidisciplinary program, the MSc combines technical IT expertise with solid skills in business, entrepreneurship, innovation design, and communication. IT Law is also integrated into the MSc, providing students valuable legal knowledge to run their future businesses.

“The decision-makers of tomorrow need to be able to perform tasks like creating and maintaining digital ecosystems, designing new digital business areas in companies, and contributing to digitalisation-driven social change”, explain Professor Axel Polleres and Professor Verena Dorner.

Additionally, WU’s wide variety of programs and services, such as Mentoring@WU and WU Top League, makes sure students have the support they need to complete their studies successfully.

With an international network of roughly 130 partner universities, students get to go on exchange and summer programs in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe as well as in Asia and North America too. Over at the WU ZBP Career Centre, a dedicated team ensures WU students are ideally equipped for the professional challenges of today’s job market.

How to apply to WU Vienna’s latest innovative course

The application period for WU’s Master’s Program on the Digital Economy starts on Sept.1, 2020. Tuition is very affordable for EU and non-EU students, at 363.36 euros and 726.72 euros per semester respectively. Applicants should take note of the following:

  • In order to apply for master’s programs at WU, applicants have to fulfill the application requirements and prove their aptitude for the program. In case one or more of the required proofs are missing, the application will be rejected.
  • Applicants do not need to show proof of completion of their first degree at the time of application — it is only required at the point of enrollment.

For more information on the application and admission for WU’s new study program, click here. Apply now! An exciting future in Vienna awaits.

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