This international residency starts in the heart of the US at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. The course “Managing Globalization” is designed to provide insights into how multinational companies build global presence by choosing the right markets and modes of entry. You will also learn how companies organize themselves for international business and what challenges they face. Visits at 3M, General Mills, Best Buy, Caribou Coffee and Thompson Reuters* will unveil the inner mechanisms of a multinational to help you identify the right opportunities in the global market.
* company visits subject to change.
The first and the last module of the program take place in Vienna. These residencies in the home city of WU Executive Academy will further develop your understanding of international management styles as you visit corporate headquarters of companies such as Henkel CEE, Beiersdorf CEE, Erste Group Bank, Siemens Austria and Uniqa Insurance Group. In addition, you will familiarize yourself with the setting of your home university, WU Campus, and explore what Vienna has to offer in terms of cultural experience and leisure activities.
The official graduation ceremony of the Executive MBA will also take place in Vienna at the end of the second Austria residency in Vienna.
Liviu Serban, MBA
The residencies were, apart from schooling and hours of studying, our “bite of reality” through on-site visits, live presentations and open Q & A sessions. We had the opportunity to learn about international business environment from highly experienced counter-parties. The residencies were a mega-success and established the foundation for our capstone project.