Applying for graduation

When you fulfil all of the following requirements, you can apply for graduation from the master’s programme by filling in the necessary form.

  • Successful completion of all compulsory and compulsory elective courses of the relevant curriculum
  • Submission of the positively assessed master’s thesis
  • Successful completion of the public defence

If you would like to apply for graduation, please select the relevant application form of your degree programme from the list in the download center and e-mail the completed form to the StudiesServiceCenter (


Master’s programme in Business Administration/International Business Administration Curriculum 2016


Students enrolled on the master’s programmes in Business Administration and International Business Administration (version: 2016) have to complete a final examination before an examination committee in the form of a public defence. The examination committee comprises the supervisor of your master’s thesis, one additional examiner and one chairperson.

You have to defend your master’s thesis and answer questions relating to the research area of your master’s thesis. Moreover, the additional examiner tests your knowledge on a second subject area (which you can choose yourself). You have to successfully complete both parts of the examination.
After you have submitted the signed examination record, the StudiesServiceCenter will finalise your graduation. Please note that it might take the SSC about two weeks to finalise your documents and that it might take even longer during recess periods.


Forms: Downloadcenter Master

Literaturliste für Master BW und IBW

Internationales Management



Curriculum 2006

As soon as you have completed all modules from the core subject combination (Kernfachkombination, KfK) you selected, you can register for the oral examination in your core subject combination. Schedule an examination date together with the person responsible for your core subject combination and submit the “Zulassungsprotokoll” (admission protocol for the final oral examination) to the StudiesServiceCenter. You will receive an e-mail notification that your admission protocol has been finalised and that you can collect it at the StudiesServiceCenter. Bring the admission protocol that has been approved by the StudiesServiceCenter along to the oral examination. 
After the examination, your examiner will fill in the grade and date in the form, stamp it and sign it. Submit the admission protocol that your examiner has filled in to the StudiesServiceCenter. Your grade will then be entered in U:SPACE.
Following the successful completion of the final examination, you have to submit the admission protocol for the final oral examination together with the application for graduation.

Forms: Downloadcenter Master


Magister programme in Statistics

Students of the Magister programme in Statistics do not have to take a final examination. Following the positive assessment of the final thesis and the successful completion of all courses required according to the curriculum, students can apply for graduation to the StudiesServiceCenter.

Master’s programme in Economics

Students who would like to register for the public defence must have completed all modules of the degree programme successfully.

The final examination is an examination held before an examination committee.  You have to defend your master’s thesis and answer questions relating to the research area of your master’s thesis. The examination committee grades the public defence.

Once your last grade has been entered (incl. master’s thesis), please contact Professor Kunst to schedule an examination date and find board members for the examination board. Please let him sign the form (see below) directly when you arrange a date.

As soon as you have scheduled an examination date and found the examination committee members, you will have to submit the application form for the public defence as well as the application form for graduation.  Please make sure that at least 2 weeks are between submitting the necessary forms to the StudiesServiceCenter and the examination date.

Forms: Downloadcenter Master

Picking up your diploma documents

As soon as you have applied for graduation and the SSC has finalised your diploma documents, the Director of Studies will sign them.  You will then receive a notification that your documents have been finalised and that you can pick them up at the StudiesServiceCenter. Please do not forget to fill in the statistical datashett “UStat2 – Survey taken at study-related stays abroad” and bring along the confirmation to the StudiesServiceCenter.

You can pick up your diploma documents personally at the StudiesServiceCenter of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics or have another person authorised in writing pick them up.

Graduation ceremony

Graduations are fittingly celebrated at the University of Vienna. For this purpose, the Conference and Event Management service unit of the University of Vienna organises undergraduate ceremonies and graduation ceremonies for graduates of master’s and PhD/doctoral programmes.
For additional information about graduation ceremonies, please refer to the website of the Conference and Event Management.

"Auflagen" courses

Please be aware that "Auflagen" must not be the last exams during your master studies. According to Austrian University law (UG) § 64 Abs. 3 Auflagencourses have to be done DURING the course of the master programme.