Professional MBA  ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION WU ExecutiveTU WIENContinuing Education Center
  • 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:

    Kussai El-Chichakli

    Sales Director, Coca Cola HBC
    Brand principles

    Franz H. Fischer

    Consultant, PROCON Consulting
    Threats and chances – Risk management for adults

    Alexander Godovits

    Senior Manager Treasury and Finance Projects, Kraft Foods EEMA Region
    Financial planning in a global company

    Florian Kaps

    Founder and CMO, The Impossible Project
    How to make the impossible possible!

    Milica Nikolic

    Junge Wirtschaft Österreich
    Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

    Martin Peruzzi

    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

    Roland Schaar

    CIO, Wertkarten Vertriebs GmbH
    Payment innovations and cyber crime

    Christian-André Weinberger

    CEO, Strategy Implemented
    The power of brand equity and innovation leadership



  • Interview: Martin Peruzzi

    Interview: Florian Kaps