Location: Vienna, Austria
Term: Summer Session, Attend one or both sessions:
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.
This program is open to Carlson students with sophomore standing with a GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
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. WU’s International Summer University Program (ISUP) offers a dynamic learning environment focused on providing graduate business students with an international perspective.
See the QuickLink to the right for detailed information from the partner school.
Students may select the July or the August session, and then pick from the choices offered in that session. Choose one intensive course and one enrichment course. Courses are subject to change. Every course will require students to complete a pre-course assignment before the start of the program in Vienna.
Students are expected to spend about 20 - 25 hours per week on projects and assignments outside the classroom.
Part Sample July Session
Part Sample August Session
Intensive Courses (mornings)
Intensive Courses (mornings)
|International Marketing & Strategy||Accounting & Finance|
|International Human Resources Management||Nonprofit Management|
|Organizational Behavior||Logistics & Supply Chain Management|
|Enrichment Courses (selected afternoons)||Enrichment Courses (selected afternoons)|
|Management of Cross Cultural Differences||Global Leadership Competencies|
|International Supply Chain Management||Competitive Strategy / Strategic Management|
WU, like most Austrian universities, does not own any student dorms but automatically arranges off-campus accommodation for all students for the duration of the program.
Students are housed in double rooms at residencies with easy access to public transportation and 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 4 weeks of the application deadline.
Carlson Global Institute
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.