This international residency starts in one of the financial and economic hotspots of the US in New York City. The residency “Contemporary Issues in Global Business” is designed to provide insights into how contemporary global trends and issues such as the recent backslash to globalization or the massive digital transformation affect industries and firms. You will also learn how companies respond to these challenges through visits to firms such as Bloomberg, New York Stock Exchange, Pfizer, or Colgate Palmolive. The company visits are embedded in accompanying lectures and discussions with Prof. Phillip Nell.
The first and the last module of the program take place in Vienna. Here students study at the WU Executive Academy on Campus WU, which is located close to the city center. The key focus of the final residency is set on innovation and entrepreneurship. During this week, participants visit international companies such as the Henkel, Erste Bank, Strabag or Vienna Insurance Group as well as small innovative firms, startups and accelerators.
The official graduation ceremony of the Executive MBA will also take place 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.