Important information

1) For legal reasons, we cannot disclose any unofficial information about the equivalence of previously completed degree programmes before you have submitted your application to the Admission Office.  The directorate of studies can only process applications that were submitted officially to the Admission Office.


2) You can only register for courses with continuous assessment if you have an official notice of admission to a degree programme at the University of Vienna. If you are not yet registered in the registration system when the course begins, you will not be allowed to attend the course or sit examinations.  There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Administrative procedure

Students of the Faculty

If you have completed a bachelor’s programme at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna, you will be admitted to a master’s programme in the relevant discipline at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna without any additional requirements.

Simply submit your documents at the counter of the Admission Office and you will be admitted.
For further information about admission to a (consecutive) master’s programme in the same subject, please refer to the Student Point website.

The following mind map outlines which requirements you have to fulfil to be admitted.

Link: MindMap Zulassung Master

Students from other faculties

The Admission Office will, in some cases, have to review the admission requirements for students who do not study at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics of the University of Vienna and have completed a bachelor’s programme at another faculty or higher education institution.

Please consider the admission requirements for the master’s programme you intend to enrol on. Further information is available further down this page.

 

 

Admission requirements

Master’s programme in Banking and Finance

Graduates of the bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration, International Business Administration, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Business Informatics at the University of Vienna will be admitted to the master’s programme in Banking and Finance without any additional requirements.

Graduates of other degree programmes will have to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • Proficiency in English, level C1 according to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages,
  • Prior knowledge in the fields of Business Administration, Economy, Mathematics and Statistics amounting to 30 ECTS credits in total, 3 ECTS credits each obtained in Mathematics and Statistics,
  • At least 150 points achieved in the “Quantitative Reasoning” part of the GRE revised General Test (testing mathematical knowledge, maximum score achievable: 170 points) within the previous two years.

The University of Vienna’s general provisions regarding English language requirements have been published in the University Gazette. They are also available at the Student Point website.

The employees in the Admissions office  check your proficiency in English when you submit your application. If you have any questions regarding the English language requirements, please get in touch with the person responsible for your application at the Admission Office.


Master’s programme in Business Administration (Curriculum 2016)

Admission requirements have been simplified greatly. Therefore, graduates of bachelor’s programmes in other fields of study and graduates from other faculties or higher education institutions also have the opportunity to register for the master’s programme in Business Administration.

Graduates of the bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration or International Business Administration at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics will be admitted to the master’s programme in Business Administration without any additional requirements. They have a guaranteed study place in one of the master’s programmes provided by the Faculty.

Graduates of the bachelor’s programmes in Economics and Statistics at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics will only have to provide evidence of knowledge in the field of business administration amounting to 15 ECTS credits.

Students of the University of Vienna have the opportunity to complete the following two extension curricula. With a successful completion of these extension curricula, they fulfil all the necessary requirements (except for English) and will be automatically admitted to the master’s programme in Business Administration.

  • Principles of Business Administration (15 ECTS credits)
  • Methods in Business Administration (15 ECTS credits)


If you are not a student of the University of Vienna or have not completed any extension curricula in the course of your bachelor’s programme, you will have to provide evidence of proficiency in English corresponding to level C1 and of knowledge in the field of business, economics and statistics amounting to 30 ECTS credits. You must have obtained 15 of these 30 ECTS credits in subjects from the field of business administration. You must have obtained 3 ECTS credits in Mathematics and Statistics respectively.

Graduates from any other faculties have to provide evidence of their proficiency in English corresponding to level C1 and of their proficiency in German corresponding to level B2.
The University of Vienna’s general provisions regarding English language requirements have been published in the University Gazette.

The employees in the Admission Office check your proficiency in English when you submit your application. If you have any questions regarding the English language requirements, please get in touch with the person responsible for your application at the Admission Office.

Master’s programme in International Business Administration (Curriculum 2016)

Admission requirements have been simplified greatly. Therefore, graduates of bachelor’s programmes in other fields of study and graduates from other faculties or higher education institutions also have the opportunity to register for the master’s programme in International Business Administration.

Graduates of the bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration or International Business Administration at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics will be admitted to the master’s programme in International Business Administration without any additional requirements. They have a guaranteed study place in one of the master’s programmes provided by the Faculty.

Graduates of the bachelor’s programmes in Economics and Statistics at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics will only have to provide evidence of knowledge in the field of business administration amounting to 15 ECTS credits.

Students of the University of Vienna have the opportunity to complete two of the following three extension curricula. If they complete them successfully, they fulfil all the necessary requirements (except for English) and will be automatically admitted to the master’s programme in International Business Administration.

  • Entrepreneurship (15 ECTS credits)
  • Principles of Business Administration (15 ECTS credits)
  • Methods in Business Administration (15 ECTS credits)

If you are not a student of the University of Vienna or have not completed any extension curricula in the course of your bachelor’s programme, you will have to provide evidence of proficiency in English corresponding to level C1 and of knowledge in the field of field of business, economics and statistics  amounting to 30 ECTS credits. You must have obtained 15 of these 30 ECTS credits in subjects from the field of business administration.

Graduates from any other faculties have to provide evidence of their proficiency in English corresponding to level C1 and of their proficiency in German corresponding to level B2.
The University of Vienna’s general provisions regarding English language requirements have been published in the University Gazette.

The employees in the Admission Office check your proficiency in English when you submit your application. If you have any questions regarding the English language requirements, please get in touch with the person responsible for your application at the Admission Office.

Magister programme in Statistics

A prerequisite for admission to the Magister programme in Statistics is a bachelor’s degree (or higher-level degree) from a degree programme with a focus on Statistics and Mathematics (at least 24 ECTS credits in statistics/stochastics including measure theory, financial mathematics and econometrics as well as at least 24 ECTS credits in mathematics. At least 75 ECTS credits combined. Similar courses do not count as separate courses). 

Additional requirements may or may not apply for admission. Additional requirements have the purpose of ensuring that students have a sound knowledge in the following fields (among others): Advanced Analysis, Linear Models, Software/Programming.
Recommendations for students of the programmes in Business Administration, International Business Administration, Economics and Mathematics at the University of Vienna who would like to enrol on the master’s programme in Statistics:

For students of the bachelor’s programme in Business Administration: If you choose the

  • alternative compulsory module Business Statistics (24 ECTS credits)
  • as well as the courses Statistics 2 (6 ECTS credits)
  • Computational Statistics (4 ECTS credits) 
  • Advanced Analysis VO + UE (6+4 ECTS credits),

you get a total of 30 ECTS credits in Mathematics and 47 ECTS credits in Statistics (together 77 ECTS credits), including the compulsory subjects (20 ECTS credits in Mathematics + 13 ECTS credits in Statistics).


For students of the bachelor’s programme in International Business Administration: If you choose the

  • occupational field Business Statistics (24 ECTS credits)

as well as the course

  • Statistics 2 (6 ECTS credits) as part of the individual emphasis (30 ECTS credits),

you will only obtain 20 ECTS credits in Mathematics and 43 credits in Statistics (together 63 ECTS credits), including the

  • compulsory subjects (20 ECTS credits in Mathematics + 13 ECTS credits in Statistics). You have to complete the courses
  • Computational Statistics (4 ECTS credits) and
  • Advanced Analysis, VO+UE (6+4 ECTS credits)

in addition to the regular curriculum, in order to fulfil all the necessary requirements.


Students of the bachelor’s programme in Economics:

If you choose the course

  • Advanced Analysis VO+UE (6+4 ECTS credits),

you will obtain 42 ECTS credits in Mathematics and 35 ECTS credits in Statistics (together 77 ECTS credits), including the compulsory subjects (

  • 20 ECTS credits in Mathematics
  • + 12 ECTS credits in Decision and Game Theory
  • + 19 ECTS credits in Statistics + 16 ECTS credits in Econometrics


For students of the bachelor’s programme in Mathematics:

If you choose 2 of the 3 elective modules Profession-Oriented Mathematics: 

  • Financial Mathematics (7 ECTS credits)
  • Stochastics (7 ECTS credits)
  • Profession-Oriented Mathematics: Applied Statistics (7 ECTS credits)

you will obtain a total of 24 ECTS credits in Statistics/Stochastics, including the compulsory module Probability Theory and Statistics.

Master´s programme in Economics

Admission to the master’s programme in Economics requires the completion of a subject-related bachelor’s programme or an equivalent degree programme at a recognised domestic or foreign university or university of applied sciences.

If you transfer from another degree programme within the University of Vienna, we recommend the following:

We advise students of the bachelor’s programme in Statistics to complete the course Decision and Game Theory (12 ECTS credits) in addition to the following extension curricula:

– Principles of Economics (15 ECTS credits)

– Methods and Applications of Economics

Students of the bachelor’s programmes in Business Administration or International Business Administration are advised to choose the occupation field of Economics as well as the UK Statistics 2 (university course). 

For admission to the master’s programme in Economics, students have to provide evidence of achieving at least 150 points in the “Quantitative Reasoning” part of the GRE revised General Test (code of the University of Vienna: 1054) within the previous two years.  

Moreover, all applicants are obliged to provide evidence of proficiency in English corresponding to level C1.
The University of Vienna’s general provisions regarding English language requirements have been published in the University Gazette.

The employees in the Admission Office check your proficiency in English when you submit your application. If you have any questions regarding the English language requirements, please get in touch with the person responsible for your application at the Admission Office.