Vienna, Austria

Graduate Global Immersion in Austria

Vienna Summer Program: International Business

Term: Summer Session, Attend one or both sessions:

  • Session 1: July 8 - July 26, 2013
  • Session 2: July 29 - August 16, 2013

Objective: This program focuses on international business and the growing economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Topics can range from marketing, accounting, finance, management, or business strategy taught by international faculty.


  • Carlson graduate students
  • Classes will be a mix of international students

Academic Credit

  • 4.5 graduate elective credits
  • Grading is S-N basis


The program is open to Carlson students in good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. The application process is competitive, and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.


Vienna is Austria's primary and largest city, with a population of about 1.7 million, more than 25% of the national population. An economic hub between East and West, Vienna is home to many international corporations, including Siemens, 3M, IBM, and Panasonic. Art and culture have a long tradition in Vienna and its music, theater, galleries, museums and architecture are world-renowned.

Vienna University of Economics and Business or WU is acknowledged as a leader in preparing students to do business across the globe.


Students take 3 classes over the 3 weeks on a variety of international business topics. Course topics are typically announced in January. Weekends are free for travel and sightseeing or exploring Vienna. Please visit WU for course descriptions and detailed program information.

Housing and Food

Program assistants at WU take care of participants during their three-week stay and an extensive program of cultural, social, and sports activities are provided.

Students are housed in double rooms at residencies within a close distance to the University. All students will have access to kitchen facilities in the residence, and computer labs, dining halls, and other campus amenities that are open at the time of the program.

Cost Estimate

Program fee is $1,800, which covers housing, some meals, program administration, international health insurance and fees. Airfare and personal expenses are not covered by the program fee.

The 4.5 academic credits for this program will be charged at the University of Minnesota per-credit resident rate. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition and fees.

Fees are based on estimates and may change due to international economic factors.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.

Application and Admission

To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.

The application priority deadline is February 1, 2012, with applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 16th.

Once students submit an application, they will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

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Access Abroad

We encourage students who may have constraints to consult with our Education Abroad advisors and read information available at Access Abroad.

Contact Information

Global Immersion
Carlson Global Institute
CSOM 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

Send an email to a Vienna Summer Program past participant.

Please be respectful of past participants' time, and be reasonable in your expectations of response time. Please do not contact more than two students at a time. If you do not hear back within a week, then you can reach out to another student on the list.

Kelly Armstrong

Matthew Livingston
Valerie Petermann


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