Overview

Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien-Vienna University of Economics and Business

City: Vienna
Language of instruction: English, German
  • The EU's largest educational institution focusing on business and economics, business law, and social sciences
  • Triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA – the three foremost international accreditations for business and economics universities
  • Located in Vienna, close to the city centre and hundreds of museums, galleries, and beautiful parks
  • Modern campus with award-winning architecture
  • 20,000 students
  • Optional German language courses available prior and during the term
  • Vienna was the home of many famous composers, including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss

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Partner university's areas of study

Commerce (UBCV)

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Wide range of courses offered in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Students with at least a B2 level in German can take a wide variety of German-taught courses (to self-assess, please use the Common European Framework of Reference)
  • Optional but recommended orientation program (Orientation and Cultural Program, pre-semester German language course) starts three weeks prior to the beginning of each semester

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • Open to COMM (UBCV) only

Term dates

  • UBC Term 1 - Austrian Fall Semester: End of September to Early February* (see note below)
  • UBC Term 2 - Austrian Summer Semester: End of February to Mid July

Timing

  • *WU offers a large number of courses which end in mid-December for students who wish to attend Term 1 only and return to UBC in time for Term 2 - Students selecting this option may need to be more flexible with their course selection

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

3 = satisfactory, 4 = sufficient

Grading scheme

  • 1 excellent (Sehr gut)
  • 2 good (Gut)
  • 3 satisfactory (Befriedigend)
  • 4 sufficient (Genügend)
  • 5 fail (Nicht genügend)

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

Not applicable

Full course load information

  • Minimum: N/A 
  • Maximum: 36 ECTS (plus one Business German language course)

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ECON 1st
Title: Economic History
Partner course code: 0448
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2016-12-19
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Economic Aspects of Globalization and Regionalization
Partner course code: 5211
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Monetary Policy in the US and EU
Partner course code: 5617
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-30
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Monetary Policy in the US and EU
Partner course code: 1261
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-29
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Special Topics in Economic Policy: Gender Relations and Economics
Partner course code: ECON 1871
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-08
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: The US and EU Financial Systems - a Comparative Analysis
Partner course code: 2176
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: European Law and Economics
Partner course code: 0576
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-14
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: German Business Communication 1a
Partner course code: 1655
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-30
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: German business communication for beginers
Partner course code: 0267
Language of instruction: Dutch
Evaluated date: 2015-04-12
UBC course: GERM 1st
Title: German Business Communication 1b
Partner course code: Deutsch 1b 4383
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2018-05-10
UBC course: GERM 2nd
Title: German Business Communications A2
Partner course code: 1244
Language of instruction: German
Evaluated date: 2017-11-08
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Social Policy
Partner course code: 1523
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 403
Title: International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior II
Partner course code: 0874
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: COHR 406
Title: International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior I
Partner course code: 0488
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-16
UBC course: COMM 362
Title: Global Consumer Behaviour
Partner course code: 0493
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-28
UBC course: COMM 365
Title: Market Research
Partner course code: 0875
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-12-05
UBC course: COMM 377
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: 2158
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Business Strategy: Gaining and Maintaining Global Competitive Advantage
Partner course code: 2131
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-24
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Tourism - Principle and Practice
Partner course code: 0603
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-28
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Global Branding
Partner course code: 1549
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Cross-Cultural-Communications Management: Application to Marketing & Sales
Partner course code: 0855
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-09-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Sustainability and Strategy in International Business
Partner course code: 1635
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Global Market Entry & Expansion "B"
Partner course code: 0639
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Supply Chain Management II
Partner course code: 0641
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-06-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Diversity Management in Practice
Partner course code: 0563
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-09-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Management - Contemporary Challenges and Managerial Responses
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: E&I Zone: Challenges with Open Innovation
Partner course code: 0619
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-14
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Human Resource Management
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Project-Oriented Management and Sustainable Development
Partner course code: 1834
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-28
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Global B2B Marketing
Partner course code: 2205
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-09-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Financial Management
Partner course code: 0439
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-29
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: IB Helps: Developing Fundraising Strategies for International Social Projects
Partner course code: 1017
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Supply Chain Management I
Partner course code: 0640
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-06-23
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Business Applications
Partner course code: 1499
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-01
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Negotiation Management – How to outperform others by effective negotiation skills
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Social media in the context of international marketing
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-08
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Marketing in Emerging Markets
Partner course code: 0942
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-04
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Economies of East Asia - Government, Businesses and Society
Partner course code: 1107
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Information Technologies in Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: 1948
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Cases in Strategy and Organization
Partner course code: 2080
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Entrepreneurial Strategy
Partner course code: COMM 2181
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-24
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Entrepreneurial Strategy
Partner course code: 2181
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-22
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: IT-Support in Project & Programme Management
Partner course code: 4211
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-05
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Financial Management II
Partner course code: 4651
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-16
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Microfoundations Across Different Competitive Environments
Partner course code: 4809
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-16
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: IB Helps: Developing Fundraising Strategies for International Social Projects
Partner course code: 4860
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-24
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Sustainability and Strategy in International Business
Partner course code: 5044
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-24
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Sustainability and Strategy in International Business
Partner course code: 1501
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Language in International Business
Partner course code: 2125
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-10-06
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Future Trends in International Business
Partner course code: 0752
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-30
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Emerging Europe - Internationalization Processes of Austrian Firms. A case-based Seminar
Partner course code: 2180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-12
UBC course: COMM 438
Title: IS Project Management
Partner course code: 1228
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-08-25
UBC course: COMM 449
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: 2151
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-22
UBC course: COMM 449
Title: Special Business Administration Class IV - Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: 4470
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-17
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Integrated Marketing Communications
Partner course code: 2170
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-12-05
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Integrated Marketing with Special Focus on Digital Stakeholders
Partner course code: 1629
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-09-01
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Global Marketing Communications
Partner course code: 1642
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-14
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Global Marketing Communications
Partner course code: 1833
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-14
UBC course: COMM 462
Title: Integrated Marketing Communications
Partner course code: 2170
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-10-06
UBC course: COMM 464
Title: Social Media Marketing (0937)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-09-30
UBC course: COMM 464
Title: Social Media Marketing
Partner course code: 1952
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-09-01
UBC course: COMM 464
Title: Social Media Marketing
Partner course code: 0853
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-06-16
UBC course: COMM 469
Title: Global Business to Business (0743)
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-09-30
UBC course: COMM 469
Title: International Marketing and Management II: International Marketing A
Partner course code: 0616
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-09-01
UBC course: COMM 469
Title: International Marketing
Partner course code: 0588
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2016-09-02
UBC course: COMM 477
Title: International Financial Management II
Partner course code: 1278
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 47X
Title: International Financial Management II
Partner course code: 4651
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-06-29
UBC course: COMM 486C
Title: Sustainability and Business: Managing for Tomorrow
Partner course code: 5138
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-06-24
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Strategic Management
Partner course code: 0492
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-06-24
UBC course: COMM 497
Title: ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMP: Learn how to start your own business!
Partner course code: 1513
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-08-25
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Strategic Management 1
Partner course code: 1216
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Strategic Management I
Partner course code: 0856
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Strategic Management I
Partner course code: 1054
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: Electives Bloc Course II - International Business
Partner course code: 4605
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-16
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

Not applicable

Housing

Types of accommodation available

Off-campusOn-campus

Housing notes

  • Students can apply for accommodation in student residence halls

Information on Accommodation

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