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Pioneers of the 21st century - Short program

Pioneers of the 21st century | WU Vienna Short Program

For leaders and executives who want to shape future

Pioneers of the 21st Century is a program for corporate leaders as well as senior executives and managers who are self-responsible, curious, open-minded and strive to shape the 21st century. It provides you with state-of-the-art approaches on how to navigate through unknown terrain and grasp opportunities in today’s businessworld. 

What is unique about the program?

The curriculum combines strategy and innovation with strengthening self-development and leadership skills:

  • Integrative, multi-layered approach: it sees the key to success in balance and alignment. People and organizations are considered to be a part of life, as organisms in contrast to mechanisms.
  • Intellect & emotion: Coupling intellectual strength with emotional and body intelligence
  • Personal growth: The program targets at strengthening your self-leadership skills and self-development
  • Strategy and innovation: driving change and organizing agility provide you with state-of-the art knowledge, tools and techniques on how to act on a large scale, how to bring your projects into life, how to transform your organizations to make them fit for the future.
  • Your Pioneers Project: During the program you will work on your personal business
    project with coaching from the experts and peer to peer coaching. You will transfer your know-how into business.
  • Develop pioneer qualities: being courageous, open-minded, self-anchored, appreciative, action-oriented and focused

Flexible Learning That Fits Your Busy Schedule

At WU Executive Academy, we understand the busy lifestyle of a business executive, manager, or entrepreneur, and as a result, we build our programs to cater to you and your schedule - not the other way around. In fact, the modular structure of our program ensures you receive the most up-to-date training, while spending little time away from work.


The journey ahead of the participants begins in November 2018 and lasts until April 2019. All modules will take place in Vienna within 12 days. Two coaching sessions are included in the program to promote individual and personal development.


Take a look at Prof. Dr. Kathrin Köster introducing the short program:

Learn from World-Renowned Professors & Top Industry Executives

WU’s faculty is made up of world-renowned professors and acclaimed industry executives. Our lecturers are from WU, as well as more than 200 partner universities, and prominent corporations from across the globe. This means you’ll have access to tons of lectures given by industry experts, and you’ll get their insights on a number of subjects including new scientific discoveries, the latest management tools and techniques, and much more.

Build an International Network

Choosing the Pioneers of the 21st century program at WU Executive Academy means you’ll be joining a diverse group of carefully selected participants, with different nationalities, backgrounds and experience. Exchanging ideas with like-minded international peers will add immeasurable value to your experience at WU Executive Academy, as today’s businesses are becoming more and more global. You’ll also have the opportunity to build professional relationships with your peers, providing you with access to an international network throughout your career.

Excellent reputation

The WU Executive Academy is part of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)—Europe’s largest business university. With over 100 years of experience in providing executive education, various recognized accreditations including AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA, and rankings in a range of business school and MBA lists, WU maintains its excellent reputation. That’s why so many career professionals and executives choose to pursue WU Executive Academy’s flexible programs.


Are you ready to take the next step towards enhancing your business career?


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