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Mae Hansen | Get to know your IAB members

March 06, 2019

Global Executive MBA Alumna

Why are you actively involved in the WU Executive Academy's International Advisory Board?

To help to improve the services offered to alumni assuring increasingly active and beneficial network.

What topics/questions/concerns that MBA students and alumni could approach you with? What are your areas of expertise?

Any questions regarding my MBA experiences at WU and any questions regarding why I chose WU over London Business School. In professional field, any questions or sparring on the following topics: innovation, digitalization, transformation, strategy, CEX

What should MBA students not miss during their Core Modules in Vienna?

Visit to Restaurant Plachuta for real Austrian cuisine. Get togethers in the historic city center (Innere Stadt) and, of course, all the sightseeing.

If you could do the MBA again, what would you do differently?


More than half of the students report the network as one of their main reasons for choosing an MBA. What tips do you have for our community on how to make the most of the WU Executive Academy's alumni community?

Stay in touch with people and show up at the events!


Dark Chocolate 

I can laugh about ...

almost everything and at any time (24/7) .

Shortcomings I am most likely willing to overlook …

Being human.

My funniest/most exciting travel experience was ...

Discovering Cuba 10 years ago through the local eyes, not touristic eyes.

I could not live without this app on my cell phone…
Stuudium (e-school for my son's studies)
You can always find this in my fridge…
Dark Chocolate
I would spend my last money on…
making a gift to the people I love.
10 years ago, I thought …
that it would be great to live with my family in Vienna.
Today, I know ...

that I am happy living with my family in Vienna.

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