Practical insights by successful executives
Each module block is enriched by at least one evening session with a distinguished guest speaker. On these occasions top managers of successful international companies and organizations give insights into their approach to professional challenges. Innovative entrepreneurs are invited to share their success stories and lessons learned. In addition, founders’ advisors, venture capitalist and representatives of service facilities provide advice for (potential) entrepreneurs.
The guest lectures are designed to enhance practice orientation and to complement or deepen the knowledge delivered during the teaching modules. They provide the ideal setting to delve into subjects that could only be cursorily discussed during classes. Topics may include intellectual property law, private equity, venture capital, innovation strategy and so on.
The practical insights presented by guest speakers with different backgrounds always lead to inspired discussions. At these events students have the opportunity to make valuable business contacts and to expand their networks. Often also students of other MBA programs or alumni join the guest speaker events – which leads to even more networking possibilities.
Selection of guest speakers
During the last years we had the honor to welcome the following distinguished guest speakers, amongst others:
Sales Director, Coca Cola HBC
Franz H. Fischer
Consultant, PROCON Consulting
Threats and chances – Risk management for adults
Senior Manager Treasury and Finance Projects, Kraft Foods EEMA Region
Financial planning in a global company
Founder and CMO, The Impossible Project
How to make the impossible possible!
Junge Wirtschaft Österreich
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs
Head of Innovation Management, voestalpine Stahl GmbH
Challenges of the “fuzzy front end” of the innovation process and the tools/methods employed with voestalpine Division Steel
CIO, paysafecard.com Wertkarten Vertriebs GmbH
Payment innovations and cyber crime
CEO, Strategy Implemented
The power of brand equity and innovation leadership