Foundation Program Business

Foundation Program Business

ECTS credits​
max. students​
per semester


The Foundation Program in Business at Modul University Vienna is an ideal starting point for students wanting to pursue a business-related bachelor's degree. The comprehensive program provides an academic foundation and the essential skills necessary for success in higher education and future careers. 

With a focus on business fundamentals, the program covers key areas such as economics, finance, marketing, and management. The program also emphasizes practical application through real-world case studies and interactive learning experiences. 

This program serves as a bridge between high school and university studies, enabling students to transition smoothly into their bachelor's degree programs at Modul University Vienna.  

This pre-degree program aims to get you to a level of English proficiency and mathematics you will need to meet our bachelor admission regulations and get the most out of life at MU. The course also boosts your confidence through a gentle introduction to key topics, which will be built upon in your bachelor program such as business administration, geography and economics. 

The Foundation Program Business course includes: 

  • Business Communication 

  • Mathematics 

  • Fundamentals of Business Administration 

  • Geography & Economics 

If you are conditionally accepted into one of our undergraduate programs with the condition of first completing a Foundation Program, the Undergraduate Dean may deem it possible for you to study Foundation Program “without English” or Foundation Program “Mathematics only”. 

Study Plan

Study Start
February or September

20 hours per week
Full time Monday - Friday

Online or on campus learning

1 Semester

Education Methods:
Seminars, lectures, small group work, presentations and exams for grading


“The Foundation Program Business really set me up for life at MU and gave me a head start on my studies. Coming to study from abroad was daunting, but getting to grips with economics and geography, as well as business practices and brushing up on my English gave me so much confidence to go on.”

Mohammad, Pakistan

Foundation Admissions

The Foundation Programs offer students the opportunity to improve their English and deepen their knowledge in basic subject areas that are required for undergraduate study.

It is possible to study a Foundation Program without continuing on to study an undergraduate degree at Modul University Vienna, however our Foundation programs are specifically designed to prepare students for our bachelor programs.  If you're a non-EU/EEA applicant and plan to study only a Foundation Program at MU, please be aware that online study is the eligible option for you.

If you wish to study a Bachelor program with MU Vienna, please apply for a Bachelor program as you may still be accepted on the condition of first completing our one-semester Foundation Program. In this case, you do not need to apply separately or again for the Foundation Program.

If you are unsure which requirements you meet, you can contact our friendly Student Recruitment team who will happily support you on your journey to become a student at MU.

If you are only applying for the Foundation Program and do not plan to continue with a Bachelor’s program at MU, you will need the following documents for enrollment: 

  • Curriculum vitae (personal data sheet) 

  • Letter of motivation (description of reasons for applying to Modul University Vienna) 

  • High school certificate 

  • High school transcripts of records 

  • Copy of passport 

  • Passport-sized photograph 

  • Proof of English proficiency  


  • TOEFL Internet-Based Test– 65 points. 

  • IELTS – band score 5.5. We do not accept sub-scores below 5.5

  • Cambridge Certificate – First Certificate in English (FCE) B2: Minimum grade C  

If you wish to study a Bachelor’s program at MU, but are not directly eligible or prefer a preparatory semester, begin your application directly for your desired Bachelor’s program in the application portal. In this instance, you will have to follow the Bachelor Program requirements for enrollment. Our admissions team will discuss your options with you during the online interview and add the completion of the foundation program as a condition to your admission to one of our bachelor programs.


New Application Deadlines​

Dear students, please see below the deadlines which apply for our next intakes​

Student Housing

Austrian universities typically do not have their own student housing accommodations. Instead, students in Vienna have a variety of excellent housing providers located throughout the city. Wherever you choose to live, there are some factors that you might want to consider in making your choice.

Tuition Fees

Program Semesters Fees / Semester
Foundation Program Business 1 €7630
Foundation Program Tech 1 €7630

Student Recruitment Advisors

Andrada, Eduardo, Max and Jessica

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