Thank you for choosing Lauder Business School!

We are happy that you have decided to apply for one of our study programs. For a smooth running application, please read the information on this page carefully and then click on APPLY NOW.

We are very much looking forward to receiving your inquiry.

As a matter of fact, all our programs start in fall (Wintersemester), there is no possibility to apply for a spring term (Sommersemester).

Admission start

January 9th, 2017

Admission deadlines

Non-EU citizens  – June 1st, 2017, as they need to apply for a Residence Permit Student.

EU citizens and citizens who have 90-days-visa-free-stay in the European Union –  August 1st, 2017.

First day of class: September 26th, 2017

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Any queries can be sent to [email protected]



Admission interview dates and timetable

The LBS has a multiphase admission process. The process is equal for all applicants:

 1. The first step in the admission process is sending an enquiry by using the APPLY NOW button.
2. Once we have received the request, the applicant will receive an application form including the list of required documents. When all documents are gathered, the application form and the documents should be sent back to the admission office. (Avoid sending the files individually)
3. Then, the application will be submitted for revision to the director of studies. If the application package is complete and has been approved by the Director of Studies, the applicant will receive an essay question. The question has to be answered within 3 days and submitted for revision.
4. If the essay has been evaluated as positive, the applicant moves to the fourth and final stage of the admission process. In the fourth stage, the applicant will be invited to participate in the Assessment interview. (The interview dates are updated regularly)
The assessment interview is being conducted by the Director of Studies and another professor, the participants will be invited in pairs for the interview. Once the final stage has been mastered, the applicant will be informed via mail about the outcome.

If you have send an application inquiry form or a request without receiving an answer after one week at the latest, we kindly ask you to check your SPAM folders for LBS e-mails as some Mail Accounts (Google, Hotmail, etc.) may have raised their security options.

Note 1: There is a possibility of failing in each stage of the admission process.
Note 2: You cannot apply twice for the same or antoher study program in the same academic year!
Note 3: If you are accepted at LBS, the first tuition fee payment is due before the issuance of enrolment documentation.
How to submit your application properly

As you are applying for an international school, bear in mind that we do require


1.   Proof of English for all of our programs.

You can submit a TOEFL, an IELTS or a Cambridge Certificate
results should be submitted with the application package

Bachelor applicants:

  • IELTS: starting from Band 6, 6.5,7, 7.5,8, 8.5, 9
  • TOEFL: minimum score 68 points
    reading min. 15 points, listening min. 15 points, speaking min. 18 points, writing min. 20 points


Master applicants:

  • IELTS: starting from Band,7, 7.5,8, 8.5, 9
    C1/2 – CAE (Grade “C”), FCE (Grade “A”) BEC Vantage (Grade “A”), BEC Higher (Grade “C”)
  •  TOEFL: minimum score 94 points
    reading min. 22 points, listening min. 22 points, speaking min. 26 points, writing min. 24 points

2.  All application documents have to be submitted in original and translation, if the documentation has not been issued bilingual or in English or in German.(including apostille ) e.g. birth certificates, school leaving certificates, Bachelor diplomas, reference letters if not written in English/German.

  • certified translation: it has been performed by a professional qualified translator, and accurately reflects the original. Each page must be stamped & signed by the translation provider. Some translation companies also provide a Certifying Letter – look after this – it’s the translation’s legal provenance and may be asked for. The most common of these processes is apostilling under the Hague Convention.
  • Notarized translation: To notarize a translation the translator must personally attend a Public Notary’s offices, where they will swear before the Notary that they are a professionally qualified translator and that the translation is to the best of their knowledge accurate. The Notary will stamp and authorize the translation. You will need to ask for a duplicate. 
    Notarized documents incur additional legal costs and are often charged per document.
  •  Legalised translation: made by a sworn court translator may be required for court or civil cases. The apostille is required also.

3. Avoid sending each document individually!

Only complete applications can be considered, exception are made with High school diplomas or Bachelor diplomas – they can be submitted once the applicant has received it.

4.  The LBS reserves the right to request

SAT/ACT exams from Bachelor applicants and

GMAT exams from Master applicants.

What if I don´t have my diploma yet?

Only complete applications packages can be considered, exceptions are made with High school and Bachelor diplomas– they can be submitted once you received it.


Bachelor applicants have to submit a letter of confirmation from their high school about the effective graduation. No confirmation is needed if the applicant possesses a school leaving certificate.


Master applicants have to submit their transcripts of records of all semesters. Some universities also issue confirmation letters about the effective graduation.

Pre-requisites for Bachelor applicants


  • The course in  Mathematics for Economics and Business 1 (2nd semester) requires knowledge in Mathematics based on the Curriculum of an Austrian secondary school. As we are an Austrian based university, the curricula are designed accordingly to the Austrian educational standard. This is why we do expect from applicants to have the knowledge in Mathematics which is required form Austrian students in secondary school. Pre-requisites Mathematics
Recognition of previous Credits

We do recognize previously accumulated ECTS credits.

  • Bachelor program applicants with a workload of 60 ECTS, can either have them partially recognized if only some subjects relate to the LBS curriculum or fully accredited if the field of studies was similar to the LBS curriculum, meaning they can start in the 3rd semester.


  • Master program applicants can also have single courses accredited; the decision on the recognition is within the discretion of the director of studies.