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Custom leadership training programs

University meets Business

Based on your strategic goals, we will develop a customized training program for individuals, departments or all employees of the company. At the same time, we always consider the specific challenges of your industry and organization and eagerly respect current economic trends.

Being part of one of Europe’s leading business universities, we bring together all economically relevant professional competences, complemented by leadership and social skills, and always include the necessary combination of theory and practice. Whether you choose short-term trainings or comprehensive programs, you can rely on our extensive experience in executive education.

Your partner for corporate success

Your company's progress depends on qualified executives and employees. Therefore we provide customized leadership and management development programs, based on state-of-the-art academic knowledge. Looking at our portfolio you can choose between various formats ranging from short keynote speeches like our Expert Lounge, to comprehensive In-hous MBA programs. In any case, we will ensure to embed the program into your corporate strategy.

As your leadership development partner, we offer you solutions tailored to your company´s challenges.

 

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    • Executive Leadership in the Digital Age

      “The only constant is constant transformation”; the digital age can no longer be ignored.

      With this workshop, the WU Executive Academy gives participants an opportunity to explore the digital age. In addition to providing top managers with an understanding of options for action, it integrates practice and theory, covering topics such as digital economics, new forms of entrepreneurship, or digital revolution. In the course of a practical simulation entitled “Start-up”, participants can experience the process of digital transformation for themselves.

      Moreover, the workshop promotes learning with and from each other by offering participants the chance to develop digital solutions in collaboration with relevant organizational stakeholders.

      Objectives

      • providing participants with an opportunity to explore the digital age
      • giving them an overview of the laws of digital economics
      • helping them develop their understanding of how to achieve digital transformation in eight steps

      Instructor

      Mag. Martin Giesswein, author, lecturer and coach

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    • In-house MBA

      In-house academic programs

      Focus:

      • Academic program with an official university degree from the WU Vienna
      • Company-specific focus points through tailor-made specialization
      • Elements of the MBA programs (e.g. business core, specialization or certificate program) can be delivered individually and count towards the WU Executive Academy´s Professional MBA

      Target group | class size: Employees with at least 3 years of professional experience and undergraduate degree | 20 – 25 participants

      In-class period | duration: 20 – 50 days | 6 - 18 months

      Qualification: Academic degree (e.g. MBA or LLM) or a business certification (e.g. Dipl. BW), a certificate and a report card with ECTS points awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business

    • Leadership Academy

      Management training programs for experienced or future executives

      Focus:

      • Building and developing leadership competencies and strategic thinking and behavior
      • Combination of latest leadership research findings and already tried-and-tested leadership tools based on professional praxis
      • Experiencing and reflecting on personal leadership behavior through interactive application of different methods, learning together and from one another

      Target group | class size: Executives or management trainees | 12 - 15 participants
       
      In-class period | duration: 8 - 15 days | 4 - 12 months
       
      Qualification: Certificate awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business

    • Management Development Program

      Programs for managers and high potentials from different specialist fields

      Focus:

      • Compact management know-how and expertise, tailored to your industry and business
      • From sound basic knowledge to complex management solutions
      • Modular design, which is ideal for seamless integration into existing training programs within your company

      Target group | class size: Employees or managers from different domains | 12 - 25 participants
       
      In-class period | duration: 8 - 20 days | 6 - 12 months
       
      Qualification: Certificate awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business

    • Compact Course

      Subject specific modules – conventional or MBA-admissible

      Focus:

      • Concentrated development of specific-professional or social skills
      • From sound basic knowledge to highly specialized expert know-how
      • Course can be designed as an MBA module (pre-core-post-structure) that counts towards the WU Executive Academy’s Professional MBA

      Target group | class size: Employees or managers from one domain | 12 - 30 participants
       
      In-class period | duration: 1 - 4 days | 1 - 3 months
       
      Qualification: Certificate awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business

    • Executive / Expert Lounge

      External impulse for executives or specialists

      Focus:

      • Ranging from keynote speeches and discussions to interactive workshops
      • Result-oriented examination of a certain topic or concrete problem
      • Developing new approaches towards problem solving with professional guidance

      Target group | class size: Executives and other experts | 8 - 15 participants
       
      In-class period | duration: 0.5 - 2 days | blocked
       
      Qualification: Confirmation of participation awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business

    • Special Workshops

      Professional development from another perspective

      The Special Workshops are tailored to the needs of the respective company. They are accompanied by experienced experts and are embedded in continuing education programs and modules.

      Focus:

      • Experience-oriented change of perspective
      • Delving into unfamiliar territory
      • Leaving behind individual comfort zones and familiar ways of thinking and behaving
      • Questioning what appears to be self-evident

      Target group | class size: Executives and managers | 8 - 15 participants
       
      In-class period | duration: 0.5 - 3 days | blocked
       
      Qualification: Confirmation of participation awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business

      Course portfolio:

    • Field Trip

      Exploring Business in Vienna or all over the world

      Focus:

      • Experiencing and learning on-site, rounded off with a diverse cultural program
      • Getting to know Vienna as a business and knowledge hub or any other region in the world that is of relevance to your organization
      • Insights into international companies and universities
      • Combining theory and practice through the guidance of international experts

      Target group | class size: HR managers, personnel development specialists | 2 - 6 participants
       
      Duration: 2 - 10 days, blocked
       
      Qualification: Confirmation of participation awarded by the Vienna University of Economics and Business

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Franz Viehböck

  • Member of the Board | Berndorf AG | Austria

A key advantage for us is the fact, that the WU Executive Academy's in-house programs specifically promote the mutual learning of the managers.

Wolfgang Maier

  • Human Resources | EVN | Austria | Client

The WU Executive Academy has convinced us with their longtime experience, their excellent reputation and their range of good international lecturers.

Angelika Werth

  • Human Ressources Developer | Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG | Austria

Due to it's proximity to science and it's professionalism, we have deliberately decided to cooperate with the WU Executive Academy. This impression has been confirmed in the course of our joint project: the organization is well thought-out, we felt well cared for and learned from each other.

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