The University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt offers a total of 13 business courses at two locations. Six of them are held in Wiener Neustadt, and seven in Wieselburg.
The Faculty of Business is distinguished by its high quality teaching and research and offers excellent education in German and English. Accreditations from prestigious bodies such as FIBAA, ACT Association of Corporate Treasurers, and GARP Global Association of Risk Professionals confirms this. We thank you for your interest in our faculty and hope that you will join us as a student, employee, lecturer, researcher or guest to help shape the faculty.
You will be valued as much more than just our most important partner at every level of study – from the bachelor's degree programmes in Business Consultancy or Business Consultancy International to the master's degree programmes in Business Consultancy and Management, Entrepreneurship and Applied Management, Sales Management for Technical Products and Services or Business Consultancy International. You will be part of our faculty and will actively participate in shaping it.
In our study programmes, the focus is not only on imparting knowledge but also on practical exercises and their direct application. During your studies, you will make valuable contacts for your career using our strong network with national and international partners and with the industry and research communities.
Our focus on practical training will make you highly attractive on the job market. That is why the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt is regularly ranked as the university of applied sciences that offers the best employability. Cooperating closely with firms and graduates is also very important to us. We look forward to welcoming you as part of our network.
The Head of Faculty is the interface between the academic departments and management and is therefore the disciplinary and technical superior of the heads of programme, heads of department and heads of institute. The Head of Faculty is responsible for developing and maintaining competence, research objectives and strategy in the faculty’s departments. The Head of Faculty also supports the implementation of corporate strategy into operational goals for the faculty, is the contact point for the further development of study programmes, and commissions audits. The Head of Faculty manages the faculty’s personnel and teaching budget in co-ordination with management.
The Faculty of Business is organised in a matrix structure and comprises 15 departments with about 70 employees. With almost 1,300 students, the Faculty of Business is a big player in providing a place to study economics in the Lower Austrian universities of applied sciences sector.
The Faculty of Business will move into its new City Campus for the 2019 winter semester. The new City Campus is located very close to the city centre and the railway station, which give it excellent transport connections.
The labs will be at the core the City Campus: the Start-up Center has a co-working space and there is a Bloomberg room in the science lab. You will have access to an experimental research laboratory with state-of-the-art technology such as eye tracking, virtual reality, tachistoscopy, heat mapping, etc. Fully equipped focus group rooms and a lab for conducting computer-aided experiments will also be available. The labs’ applications will be versatile and range from web analysis, website optimisation and digitalisation in the banking sector to sales and HR performance measurement and optimisation. Another special feature will be Austria's first public scientific library, which is being built in a former church nave and will house over 80,000 books, 150,000 e-books, 200 journals, 27,000 e-journals and 20 electronic databases.
Bring Your Own Device
Since the beginning of the 2019 winter semester, some of the courses on City Campus have been held with BYOD - "Bring Your Own Device". Experience in teaching has shown that learning specific software on one's own device facilitates the retention of skills gained for a much longer period. Courses that require the use of software are therefore held using your own hardware.
For the duration of your studies, you will be required to bring your own notebook/laptop with the following minimum requirements:
Processor: min. 2 GHz with min. 2 kernels
Memory: min. 4 GB (32-Bit) or min. 8 GB (64-Bit or Mac OS X)
Monitor resolution: min. 1280 x 800 pixels
Hard disk: min. 8 GB free storage space (excl. additional disk space for documents and project files created during courses)
Operating System: Windows 8 or Windows 10 (32 or 64-Bit) or Mac OS X from version 10.10
If you have any questions about the hardware, please contact our IT support.
Targeted promotion of excellence
The Faculty of Business has set itself the goal of promoting excellence, and actively focuses on leadership. We believe that as tomorrow's managers you will play a central role in dealing with current and future (social) challenges.
The Faculty of Business’s leadership excellence programme offers selected top students an opportunity to further grow, and develop their leadership skills outside of the curriculum. Building on the sound training offered within the master's degree, the Excellence Programme offers a variety of valuable educational and networking opportunities in addition to existing studies. Top speakers with expertise in business, administration, sports and culture share their accomplishments with our high-potential students in exclusive sessions. This turns the programme’s graduates into highly sought-after applicants in the job market.
Research is an essential part of the Faculty of Business and is a prerequisite for the continuous development of its teaching content. Research activity enables the faculty to participate in the scientific community’s discourse, and it is the foundation for the faculty’s influence on the outside world. The aim is to publish research findings in important, specialist journals and to be visible in public discourse via media and panel discussions.
The researchers’ independent generation of knowledge stems from their academic studies. The departments define research questions and issues on the basis of their combined expertise, their identification with the research, their existing networks, and the handling of projects. Since it is difficult to predict future research trends, it is very important to regularly compare research topics and methods as well as core areas of expertise.
The Faculty of Business’ research fields
Our research is directed at relevant practical topics and contributes to an understanding of the interplay of economic, social, ecological and behavioural factors. It focuses on the individual and the organisation.
- Decision-making behaviour: consumer behaviour & sustainable consumption, performance improvement in sales, digital customer experience
- Leadership development & organisational development: leadership development, organisational culture in change, team research, current developments in human resources management, inclusion research & test psychology, management of change processes
- Entrepreneurship & innovation: open innovation, entrepreneurial marketing & finance, academic entrepreneurship, digital innovation & disruption, transformation of business models
- Finance: the Austrian financial market, real options in global strategy, corporate governance & risk management
- University research: transfer research, educational and career progression, significance of career opportunities for the choice of studies, prediction of study suitability and success, blended learning, and Third Mission
Harvard Business School
Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness
The Faculty of Business is a partner in the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Affiliate Network, which was founded by Professor Michael E. Porter of the Harvard Business School. Faculty members regularly participate in workshops at the Harvard Business School, thereby expanding their teaching portfolios and networks. The Faculty of Business teaches the MOC curriculum, and students have access to course materials from the Harvard Business School.
ECR Austria – Efficient Consumer Response
Academic Partnership and Training
Joint work on efficient and sustainable solutions for consumers of today and tomorrow.
House of Digitalisation
Ecoplus. Niederösterreichs Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
The Lower Austrian ecosystem for digital transformation: With the House of Digitalisation, a regional ecosystem of education, science, business and administration was implemented in Lower Austria in Spring 2018 to support companies in their digital transformation.
We are available for any questions, suggestions and ideas in the field of research and studies at the Faculty of Business.