Master - General Admission

Admission requirements - Master Business Administration

Graduates of bachelor’s programmes in related fields of Business Administration can be admitted. You need to comply with all formal requirements when applying for admission already.

Students of the University of Vienna have the opportunity to complete the following 2 extension curricula as part of their studies, and thus fulfill all necessary prerequisites (except English) to be automatically admitted to the Master BW.

  • Fundamentals of Business Administration (15 ECTS)
  • Business Methods (15 ECTS)

Students who do not study at the University of Vienna or who do not complete any extension curricula within the framework of the Bachelor's program must present business knowledge in the amount of 30 ECTS. Of these 30 ECTS, 15 ECTS must be assigned to business administration subjects, 3 ECTS to Mathematics and 3 ECTS to Statistics.

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.

Graduates from any other faculties or countries have to provide evidence of their proficiency in German corresponding to level C1 as well as proficiency in English corresponding to level B2.

Students of the diploma programme in law have their own admission regulations, which you can find here!

Admission requirements - Master Business Analytics

The University of Vienna limits the number of students newly admitted to the master programme “Business Analytics” to 40 students per academic year.

Application period for the next Academic Year (2020/21) (incl. period for online pre-registration) will open from 2 March to 30 April 2020. In case of a successful application, your courses will start 1st October 2020.

Please note that all applications must be submitted via u:space.

In principle, it is also possible to start in the summer semester, but we strongly advise against this, as the introductory courses in particular are only offered in the winter semester and are essential for a good start to your studies.

How to apply?

Is it the first time that you enrol at the University of Vienna?

The registration requires two steps: activating your u:account and registering for u:space. (see video tutorial)

  • Activating your u:account: Via your u:account, you have access to the IT services of the University of Vienna. In the course of activating your u:account, you will receive your UserID for logging in to u:space. To activate your u:account please follow the instructions here.
  • Registering for u:space: Having successfully activated your u:account, you will receive an e-mail with your login data for u:space. There, you enter your personal data, which will be stored for all further activities. Following your registration, you can apply for admission to a degree programme in U:SPACE and edit your personal data. To apply for the master's programme go to "Master" --> "Master's Degree Programme Business Analytics".
You already study/studied at the University of Vienna?

As a student, you can log into u:space in the usual way, select our master’s programme from a list of possible degree programmes and finally apply for admission. To apply for the master's programme go to "Administration" --> "Admission to

Required Documents

Please upload your application documents at U:SPACE, including the follwing documents, regardless of the citizenship and the country of issuance of your degree

  • Bachelor Diploma (scanned in pdf-format). In case you have not completed your Bachelor studies at the time of application, please include a formal letter issued by your current institution confirming that you have obtained 150 ECTS and that you will receive your bachelor degree until September 30th, 2020
  • Diploma Supplement, Transcript of Records or Consolidated Grade Record (scanned in pdf-format)
  • Proof of English proficiency (see below)
  • Letter of Motivation (see below)
  • Full curriculum vitae in English

Language proficiency

Applicants are required to prove their proficiency in English on the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The following certificates are accepted:

  • TOEFL: ibt (internet-based): minimum score: 87 points;
  • IELTS: Overall Band Score: 6,5;
  • Cambridge English First Certificate (FCE) –Grade C or above (160 points minimum);
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Result: Level B2;
  • Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien: Certificate of language proficiency (Sprachkompetenznachweis) on level B2;

The certificate proving the applicant’s English proficiency must be issued no more than three years prior to the application.

You can find more information on the language requirements here.

 Please use the template below

Letter of Motivation

Your letter should address the following questions:

  • What is your personal motivation to apply for this program?
  • In which ways do you think your prior experiences, qualifications, and skills will support your studies at our department?
  • What do you expect to learn in doing the master program, and which role does it play in your further academic, personal, and professional development?

Notification and further procedure

Candidates will be informed in June whether they have been accepted to the programme. The official notification of admission can be used to apply for a residence authorisation.

Successful candidates will be required to finalise their admission procedure in person at the admissions office. At this appointment students are required to present hardcopies of all application documents. To be able to register for the courses starting October 1st, it is highly recommended to fully complete registration by mid September at the latest.

Admission requirements - Magister 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.



Admission requirements - Master 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.