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  • Is there any plan to accept more than 40 students per programme for these Masters? What if you choose some students for admission and they chose not to study at Uni Vienna, will other students who did not get admission have the chance to be considered?

    No, there will be no further consideration. The 40 students mentioned already include an approximate average of students who will choose to decline our offer. The actual cohort sizes we aim for are smaller.

  • I have heard Python mentioned as programming language, but not R. What programming language is most commonly needed?

    R is taught and used in some of our courses, but we teach programming principles with Python.

  • Do I need German language skills for the programme?

    No, both our Master programmes Business Analytics and Data Science are taught in English entirely. Please find all information about the recognised proofs of English proficiency at You need at least level B2.

  • Is there a minimum grade point average (GPA) to entering the programme?

    No, there is no minimum GPA.

  • Which are the aspects most taken in consideration for the application ranking?

    Besides of the required documents for the application, the core will be the motivational letter (also: statement of purpose). There are templates for this letter on our website that you are expected to use. With your application we try to rank two areas: first, your motivation to study this specific programme at our university and second, your eligibility – we check if you have the appropriate background that you can be successful with a high probability. Ideally, you are highly motivated and you are suitable for our programme.

  • How many applications have you received in the last years?

    The University of Vienna does not want to give out this information but we can assure that we received many more applications than there are available seats. Please do not underestimate the competition.

  • Will other relevant extra curricular experiences, such as vocational training, or studying master programme at another university, count towards the application procedure. If so where should I include those documents on the application website?

    Whatever experience you have, put it in your Curriculum Vitae. Even if you have not completed another Master but completed some modules, you can put it in. In the motivation letter (statement of purpose) you are asked about your background and what makes you think that you can succeed in this Master programme. This is true for all different backgrounds.

  • I have a bachelor's Major in Airline Business Management under Business Administration. Of course, all the subjects are focused on business. Would I fit for Master in Business Analytics?

    It depends on your motivation, your suitability and your grades. Coming from a business background is the core target group. Still it is also about what you want to do with your Master’s and if you can convince us that Business Analytics makes sense in this combination and that you are highly able to achieve your goals.

  • Will I be able to follow the courses Doing Data Science and Advanced Business Analytics already in the first semester with only basic previous programming knowledge?

    Yes. The major target group is business students of course with an interest in programming. We do not expect high programming skills and therefore start with business background in mind.

  • In the first semester of Business Analytics, there is a module about programming. What is taught within this course and what programming skills are required?

    Our main target group are students with a business background and some interest in programming. There will be challenging, but basic programming in Python. For a detailed description please see

  • I am a non-Austrian/non-EU citizen. Do my documents need legalisation?

    Depending on the country of issuance, your documents may need legalisation. Please check on our website:

  • If I choose a minor under business analytics, do I have a chance to take a single course for example from another minor?

    With the “Business Analytics Elective”, there is space for at least one other Business module.

  • Do you begin to evaluate applications before the application deadline?

    Yes, but your ranking is not influenced by the time of your submission as long as your application is received before the application deadline. We will rank all applications with the same chances.

  • Are there workshops available through the university where admitted students can hone their abilities prior to the beginning of the programme?

    Currently no, but we are working towards it.

  • What are the chances to get an internship after graduation or during the study? Do you have figures about graduated students’ career path after graduation?

    Since the programme is new, we do not have any statistics on career paths, yet. Furthermore, there is no systematic place for an internship in the programme, but there are chances to cooperate with companies during formats such as the Data Science Project.

  • I am interested in PhD opportunities after Master’s. Will I be able to pursue research in depth on my specialisation areas upon the topics taught during the Master’s programme?

    Yes. However, there is no automatic admission into the PhD programme. Still, the hurdle is mostly bureaucratic if you find a champion/supervisor among the faculty members. The advantage of the new programmes is that they are tied to the Research Network Data Science. Please see more about the ongoing research on our website (About us > Our Scientific Staff)

  • Do you accept a Bachelor’s degree from a country where English is the official language as proof for English proficiency?

    As an applicant with citizenship of a country where English is the official language you will still need to prove that English is your first language. With your application for admission, please upload your secondary-school leaving certificate from the country issued instead of a language proficiency certificate.

  • How much is the application fee?

    The application is free of charge.

  • Are there any exams or certificates that can improve the chance of being accepted such as high GMAT score?

    We will take your whole resume when we evaluate your ranking. Any experience will be incorporated accordingly. There are no specific certificates. However, the more exams/grades/certificates you have that prove your interest and ability to succeed, the better.

  • Does a graduate of European Studies have the chance for admission?

    While there is a list of eligible programmes, we will check the suitability of your complete background. We expect a background in business and/or computer science.

  • Can I apply for Business Analytics and Data Science at the same time and if so does it increase my chances to be accepted?

    Yes, you can apply for both programmes. However, we should be clearly stating why you would want to study either degree and motive each application accordingly. Alternatively, we ask you to highlight what programme would be your priority.

  • How is the selection procedure carried out?

    After a formal check by the Admission Office, all applications are reviewed and evaluated by a committee of faculty members. Then, the committee will create a rank-ordered list based on the qualifications and backgrounds of the applicants.

  • How many students will be accepted for the programme?

    Each academic year, there are 40 places available.