****Program currently only open to CBA majors**** (non-CBA majors interested in studying for a semester or Academic Year in Austria are welcome to research programs offered by ISEP. Please visit the ISEP Website for more information.)
With about 23,000 students from Austria and abroad, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the EU's largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences.
Studying at WU is an attractive choice for many students. WU's close ties to the corporate world and the resulting excellent job prospects, along with the wide range of programs available and the positive experiences of its graduates, all contribute to WU's success.
WU's internationally oriented programs attract a large number of international students to WU: One out of every four WU students comes from a country other than Austria. WU's network of around 230 partner universities on six continents offers students numerous opportunities for international exchanges.
Vienna ranks among the most attractive cities around the world. Tradition and culture, research and education, economic growth, and a safe and livable environment make it a place with a very high standard of living.
Vienna is Austria's capital and its political and economic center. 2.5 million people live in the Vienna metropolitan area, one of EU's top regions, boasting above-average economic growth. Its central location also makes Vienna an ideal starting point for trips to other European cities.
Many international organizations and companies have their headquarters in Vienna, which is not least due to the city's modern and efficient infrastructure - Vienna offers an excellent public transportation network and well organized public services - and its safe and livable environment.
Vienna's tradition as an imperial city, its world-class musical heritage, and traditional and contemporary art play an important role in the city's everyday life. With a total of 20 higher education institutions and over 180,000 students, Vienna is one of the biggest university cities in the German-speaking world.
***Currently only open to CBA Majors***
Courses available in the following fields:
- Marketing and Management
- Finance, Investment and Accounting
- Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management
- Information Systems
- Economics, Economic Policy and Trade Management
- European and Eastern European Studies
- Business Law
- Business Skills
In addition to the broad variety of courses in English offered at WU, exchange students can also choose from a wide range of courses in German. Registration for these courses follows the same procedure as registration for courses in English.
For information on finding available courses see below.
Winter semester (SDSU Fall Semester) 2015:
Semester dates: October 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Christmas break: December 24, 2015 - January 6, 2016
(Please note: Several courses for exchange students end before the Christmas break.)
Information Session for incoming students (mandatory, students can choose on which date they would like to attend the information session)
Information Session 1: September 4, 2015
Information Session 2: October 2, 2015
Introduction weeks (optional): Orientation and Cultural Program and/or pre-semester German language courses: September 4, 2015 - September 25, 2015
Semester break: February 1, 2016 - February 28, 2016
Summer Semester (SDSU Spring Semester) 2016:
Semester dates: February 29, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Easter break: March 21, 2016 - April 3, 2016
Pentecost break: May 15, 2016 - May 16, 2016
Information Session for incoming students (mandatory, students can choose on which date they prefer to attend the information session)
Information Session 1: February 5, 2016
Information Session 2: February 26, 2016
Introduction weeks (optional): Orientation and Cultural Program and/or pre-semester German language courses (optional): February 5, 2016 - February 26, 2016
Exam dates depend on the courses chosen. There is no specific examination period for all courses.
Hints for Researching Available Courses
WU offers around 100 courses taught in English to incoming exchange students on Bachelor level. In addition to these courses in English, WU also offers its exchange students the opportunity to attend German Business Communication courses and to choose from a wide range of courses in German.
Courses in English: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/incoming-students/exchange-semester/undergraduate-courses/
Courses in German (German language skills required): https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/bachelors-programs/business-economics-and-social-sciences/overview/
Course Load: SDSU students must be enrolled in at least 24 ECTS (12 SDSU units) while abroad. The maximum course load is 36 ECTS credits plus one German Business Communication course.
Housing and Meals
Students can apply for accommodation in student residence halls. Students interested in renting these rooms need to apply by May 15 for the Winter Semester and by November 15 for the summer semester and pay a deposit.
SDSU students are automatically enrolled in the SDSU Mandatory Comprehensive Foreign Travel Insurance Plan (FTIP).
SDSU students who apply are responsible for researching current visa and immigration laws and requirements.
All US citizens will need to apply for an Austrian Study Visa at the Austrian Consulate in Los Angeles
prior to departure. The Austrian Study Visa will allow the student to legally stay up to 6 months for the duration of the semester.