The double degree MBA for emerging leaders is jointly offered by the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and the Executive Academy of Vienna University for Economics and Business (WU). The WU Executive Academy is part of Vienna University of Economics and Business, the largest university of its kind in Europe, with over 23,000 students from 110 countries.
The MBA programme by the Executive Academy of Vienna University for Economics and Business (WU) has been accredited since 2015 by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA, the three most prestigious accreditation agencies for Business Schools.
The GUtech-WU MBA in Oman brings together the outstanding international status of the Executive Academy at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) with its full understanding of the Omani economic landscape.
The double degree MBA in Oman is designed for professionals seeking to embrace current challenges in a complex and ever-changing business environment. It provides talented professionals with methods and knowledge necessary to become tomorrow‘s leaders in just 18 months.
The GUtech-WU MBA is offered in Oman at GUtech campus by a team of highly qualified faculty from WU Executive Academy and GUtech. Successful graduates will receive two MBA degrees, one from GUtech and one from WU Vienna that is accredited by the prestigious triple accrediting agencies EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA.
The double degree GUtech-WU MBA in Oman programme is designed to be completed in 18 months, and it is structured to impart knowledge through a diverse and exciting modular blended learning approach, including case studies, business simulations, presentations and interactive class work.
Modules are taught by highly experienced faculty from both universities at GUtech campus once a month over four days (Thursday – Sunday). The four days are supported by a pre-module and post-module phase. You can opt to take some modules at the Executive Academy in Vienna and you will complete the programme by a Master thesis which you can choose to have it supervise by a faculty from either GUtech or WU Vienna.
- 80 credit points workload
- Compact programme in 18 months
- Classes once a month (Thursday – Sunday)
The partnership between the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) enables you to learn directly from lead faculty members from WU Vienna here in Oman, with the support of GUtech faculty members.
|Module Number||Name of Module||ECTS||Module Taught by Faculty from|
|1||Managing People & Organizations||5||WU|
|3||Advanced Financial Management||5||WU|
|4||Competitive Analysis & Strategy||5||WU|
|5||Strategic Marketing Management||5||WU|
|8||Entrepreneurship & Innovation||5||WU|
|9||Business & Society||5||WU|
|10||Business Intelligence & Analytics||5||GUtech|
|12||Logistics & Supply Chain Management||5||GUtech|
|13||Business Laws & Regulations in Oman||5||GUtech|
|14||Master Thesis||15||GUtech or WU|
Academic requirements: A recognised Bachelor degree.
Language requirements: Proof of English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL iBT 76 , IELTS 6.0, or equivalent).
General requirements: Three years of relevant work experience.
Applicants will be selected based on their academic background, skills, and work experience and an interview.
To find out about the application process, send us your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy that you have made the decision to apply to further your studies with us.
To process your application for admission, you will have to submit different documents that are needed either for our internal processing, or for the WU Vienna Executive Academy use, or for the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) use.
If you wish to apply for the GUtech-WU MBA, please ensure you have digital copies of these documents (Set A)
- Bachelor degree certificate.
- Bachelor degree transcript.
- Curriculum Vitae, showing at least 3 years work experience.
- Proof of English language competency (IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 76 iBT, or equivalent).
- Identification page of passport or Omani ID card, front and back.
The following documents (Set B) will also be required to finalise your application, but it can be submitted after your initial online application.
- Original Bachelor transcript and degree certificate certified by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Sultanate of Oman if your degree was awarded by a university abroad.
- Two reference forms*.
- Bachelor approval confirmation from the Austrian Honorary Counsel if your degree was not issued in Europe.
- Two Photos with white background
- Proof of payment of application fee**
*Two reference forms are required, and one should be filled out by your current line manager.
Ready to apply
Are you ready to apply, please follow these steps:
- Submit an online application
- Upload the set (A) of documents
Within three working days, our admissions officer will inform you on your eligibility based on the documents you submitted along your online application.
- Submit set (B) of documents to the admissions officer who will inform you of the date of your interview with the director of the programme.
- Show up for the admission interview
- Fill in MOHE Application to Join a Master Programme and return it to the admissions officer. All higher education institutions are required to have this form sent to MOHE for their records to authenticating your Master’s degree certificate upon graduation.
- Receive your offer letter by email.
** Note: It is extremely important for you to email the proof of payment of application fee to the Finance Office (copying the Admissions Office). Your application will not be processed until we have received and acknowledge the payment.
A non-refundable fee OMR 100 is required prior to application being processed.
The total tuition fee is OMR 15,000. This covers the 80 credit points of the double degree programme, including its course costs and exams. This amount is payable over three (3) times. For the schedule of payments, write to us at email@example.com.
Scholarships amounting to 30 percent of the total fees are available for the first twenty five (25) students. There is not a separate application for these scholarships.
Through our “Preferred Partner Programme”, we offer scholarship opportunities to partner companies amounting to 50 percent reduction in fees. Contact us if you wish to find out how you, your colleagues, and your employer can benefit from our preferred partner programme.
Methods of payments
You can pay the application fee and tuition fee via:
Bank transfer to the following bank
Bank Name: Ahlibank SAOG
Branch: Head office Branch, Muscat
Account No 5101-029018-060
Account Currency: Omani Rial
Account Name: Oman Education Services LLC
SWIFT code: AUBOOMRUX
Credit/Local Debit Card (on campus by visiting the cashier desk)
Can I meet with the Master’s programme coordinator?
Yes, all enquirers and applicants are encouraged to meet the MBA director, Prof. Dr. Heba Aziz. You may request an appointment by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 22061111 | 22061112.
Can I visit the University campus to have a look around?
Yes, you are most welcome to visit our campus in Halban. Our campus is located in Halban, off the last Maabila exist of the Muscat Expressway. Please send us an email to welcome you.
Does GUtech offer accommodation to graduate students?
Yes, upon availability, we can offer you our housing services. You may want to call 2206 1092 or send an email to email@example.com for further information.
How do I submit an application and what documents do I need to provide?
Applications are received online. You can check here for the list of supporting materials.
How long does it take for admission process to be completed?
If you provide every document requested, and meet all entry requirements, decision can be taken in 3 working days.
Will the university be able to provide me with acceptance of admission paper to present to my company for funding purpose ?
Yes, offers are made in writing and we can send your offer letter to your employer if you provide us with the contact details.
Do I need to submit evidence of English language proficiency for my application?
Yes, a minimum IELTS of a band score of 6.0 or equivalent is required at the time of submitting your application. However, if you are awaiting the release of IELTS or an equivalent result, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to advise you on how to proceed.
Will I be invited for an interview?
Yes, all applicants for the MBA degree will be interviewed to ensure the suitability of the MBA programme to the aspirations of the candidates.
What qualifications do I need to get entry into the programme?
A Bachelor degree from a recognised university.
What is the minimum cGPA requirement do you apply to the Master’s programme?
No minimum cGPA is required.
Do you accept credit transfers into the Master’s programme?
Yes, it’s acceptable
How many credits from my previous postgraduate courses can I transfer to the Master’s programme if I am accepted?
You are eligible to submit a request to transfer up to 40 credit points of your previous graduate work.
What study mode does the Master’s programme offer?
The programme is structured to be delivered on a block course format. Each course will be taught on campus over four consecutive days, from Thursday to Sunday, in a month.
How many credit points are required to graduate?
To graduate, you will required to successfully complete and pass 80 ECTS credit points.
What are the term dates for the programme?
The academic year at GUtech is made up of 2 terms. The duration of each term is 15 weeks. The first term begins in late February/Early March and ends in late June. The second term runs from mid-September to mid-January.
However, for the MBA programme, you will be able to finish off the programme in approximately 18 months.
Some adjustments may apply due to public or religious festivities.
Can I receive a study plan in advance so that I can plan my time accordingly?
Yes, you may receive your relevant study plan and a timetable if you send your request to email@example.com.
Fees and Scholarships
What is the programme tuition fee?
The total tuition fee for the MBA is OMR 15,030.
What scholarships are available for Master’s students and how can I apply?
Scholarships are available to all applicants, including GUtech alumni and staff. These scholarships are generally available to first successful applicants from all nationalities and you can review them at our scholarships page.