“Vienna is an amazing place to call home!”

Matthew Edward O’Donnell, International SIMC Student:

Vienna is an amazing city in central Europe, which is consistently voted the world’s most liveable city, and for good reason: life is very easy here. Surrounded by vineyards and within easy distance of some of the world’s greatest ski resorts, it is an amazing place to call home. Vienna is an international city full of culture, history, great restaurants, bars, and parks but it is also an ideal city to travel from – you are at the heart of it all and there is no better place to be a student.

WU is the largest economics and business university in Europe, and its contemporary campus provides an ideal learning environment. It is situated close to the city center and borders the city’s largest park. With a strong global reputation and a diverse student body, WU is as impressive as it is unique.

The internationality of the SIMC master’s program is a definite selling point. Recent field trips have included trips to Berlin and Tel Aviv, there is a trip to Copenhagen planned for the coming month to visit with technology leaders, and the list goes on. As the program has strong links to partner universities around the globe, most SIMCies have the opportunity to go overseas on exchange, resulting in increased diversity and a truly international perspective.

SIMC has been an incredible experience for me. An academic program that mixes practical experience with strong theory, SIMC creates future leaders. With its close ties to large corporate partners and the European startup community, SIMC students have plenty of opportunities to be challenged and to grow. Flexible course formats, with the option of specializing in key focus areas, allow students to custom tailor a program to suit their needs. Combining all this with a high caliber student body that is both competitive and supportive, it is easy to see why this relatively young program is beginning to feature in well-known rankings.