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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: BSBA Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Description:
BSBA International Summer University WU
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
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ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  Europe’s largest university of economics and business with just under 23.000 students originating from 110 countries moved to a brand-new campus in October 2013. Making its home right beside the famous Prater park, the campus catches attention due to its unique modern architecture providing an ideal environment for students, teachers and research purposes.

Studies at WU are characterized by the broad spectrum and high quality, internationality and practical relevance of our educational offers. Due to the accreditation via EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA the WU is a proud bearer of the rare "triple accreditation" which only 72 Universities of Economic Sciences and Business Schools are entitled to.  
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School as early as the summer between your first and second years at WashU. 

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Summer Early July to Mid August

The International Summer UniversityWU (ISUWU) program is an intensive short program, which provides international students with an excellent opportunity for international and multinational education. The ISUWU is organized as three-week sessions (one three-week session in July and one three-week session in August) in Vienna and offers courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. A large variety of business-related courses are taught by a team of experienced lecturers of WU and colleagues from partner universities hailing from the entire globe. The main objective of the program is to deepen specific knowledge in business. Visiting local companies and solving practical case studies in intercultural groups complement the strong theoretical basis. An exciting social and cultural program effectively complements the summer university.

 
    ACADEMICS
 
Courses are designed to be highly interactive and a priority is placed on group discussion and teamwork; students complete pre-course assignments in order to have the qualifications necessary to start the course on the same level. The team of instructors consists of WU lecturers as well as renowned, international guest lecturers.

The undergraduate program consists of two intensive courses, which are taught consecutively over the course of 3 weeks, each course lasting one and a half weeks (Monday to Tuesday and Wednesday to Friday). These intensive courses are held in the mornings and total 8 ECTS-Credits (4 WashU credits). Courses cover topics related to International Business, International Marketing, International Human Resource Management and Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, International Finance and Sustainable Management, Negotiation Management.
 
    LOCATION
  Vienna, Austria

Not only rich in history and culture, Vienna has also been voted the city with the highest quality of living according to the Mercer survey for several consecutive times in a row. The capital is home to magnificent historical buildings, traditional coffee houses and offers beautiful landscapes and recreational opportunities in the immediate surroundings. Numerous international organizations are based in Vienna, such as the United Nations.

Lying in the heart of Europe, the small alpine nation is a gateway between East and West in Europe and a central hub for travel and commerce. Balancing perfectly between the urban and the outdoors, Austria provides opportunities for every taste, from cresting high mountains to strolling down the streets of imperial Vienna.

 
    STUDENT LIFE
  Housing: 
The program fee includes accommodation in a student residence hall off-campus (single room in shared private apartment). Find out more information about accommodations here.

Student Life: 
ISUWU offers social and cultural activities in order to provide students with opportunities for intercultural exchange between students and cultural enrichment through in- and outdoor activities in Vienna. These activities include Opening and Closing Ceremonies, which are always an integral part of the ISUWU and are held in the ceremonial halls of the WU Campus. Traditionally, an International Cultural Evening is held each year, in which students are asked to bring their colleagues closer to their home country in any creative way they can think of, including presentations, clothing, as well as food and drink from their home. As part of getting to know Austria, students are invited to a traditional Austrian "Heuriger" wine tavern, a genuine piece of Austrian culinary culture. These events and many more social and cultural activities are organized by the ISUWU team, in order to make the students’ stay in Vienna an unforgettable experience.
 
Click here to see what a typical week 1 may look like.
 

The following services are offered to all summer university program students:

  • Business courses with an international perspective 
  • Lunch (Monday through Friday on lecture days) 
  • Accommodation in a students’ residence hall off-campus (optional)
  • Internet access (WiFi) on campus and in residence halls
  • Public transportation ticket within Vienna for the whole time of the session 
  • Course materials 
  • Company visits and guest speakers 
  • Opportunities for intercultural exchange through the social and cultural program and information on student-friendly weekend packages for exploring Europe, entry fees are to be paid by the students themselves 
  • Use of WU's library, computer laboratories, eLearning services, and language resource center 
  • Grade certificate 
  • Support of the ISUWU Team 
    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated Program Price: 
Students approved to participate on any program abroad through the Olin Business School will pay all tuition and program fee expenses to the host program. Additionally, students are charged the Global Programs Administrative Fee. This fee is $500 for every abroad program. This fee covers the administrative expenses of offering students the opportunity to participate in an Olin Global Program while still meeting the academic credit requirements of Olin. This fee will be charged during the summer semester to the student's WashU account. For more information, visit the tuition policies site. Students will also be responsible for housing and airfare and meals/spending money.

Program fee information coming soon.

Visas & Immigration: 
Participants will have to organize a visa themselves. WU will provide supporting documents for students who need a visa to enter Austria. Participants are asked to send their requests for documents to the program coordinator. The official document will then be sent by postal mail once the student's participation fee has reached WU's bank account.

Information on entry regulations for Austria can be found at:

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 
  Questions
Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.