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Testimonials from Students & Alumni | Finance MBA | Vienna

Finance students & alumni testimonials

Alexey S. Razumovskiy, MBA

  • Alumnus | Operations Director | Skolkovo Foundation

Prof. Frühwirth has spent much personal time and efforts to design this excellent program with excellent professors and a unique field trip to Boston. The program has made possible a qualitative leap in my understanding of modern financial concepts and in adoption of best practices. I have acquired not only invaluable knowledge but also a lot of friends, who are professionals in diverse business areas.

Gottfried Ransmayr

  • Managing Director | Head of Capital Markets Corporate & Investment Banking | UniCredit Bank Austria AG

The Professional MBA Finance offers you an opportunity to improve your managerial skills in a challenging but nurturing environment. It provides eye-opening insights by bringing theory and practice together and serves as a forum for exchanging views and ideas nationally as well as internationally.

When doing a job interview, I tend to take a very close look at whether or not the interviewee has completed a training program like the Professional MBA Finance.

Nikolay Avramov, MBA

  • Alumnus | Senior Risk Manager - Enterprise Risk Management | Erste Group Bank Austria AG

The outstanding curriculum, taught by a well-balanced mix of top international faculty and industry professionals guarantee an optimal state-of-the-art knowledge transfer which can easily be applied in practice. In addition, this MBA includes an international residency to Boston which offers the unique opportunity for students to discuss the current hot topics in finance with Harvard’s academic staff. Last but not least, the harsh admission criteria for this program ensure that all participants can profit from each other’s diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Frank Fehle

  • Partner | BlueCrest Capital Management

An MBA with a focus on finance is a much-needed addition to the European business education landscape. Due to the specialized and sometimes technical nature of the field of finance only a specialized program such as the one at WU can provide the full depth and breadth required of today’s finance professionals.

Igor Likhogrud, MBA

  • Alumnus | Executive Director | Priorbank JSC | Belarus

Although I have a busy schedule I have very much enjoyed participating in the Professional MBA at WU Vienna. The part-time structure, the good atmosphere among like-minded class mates, the excellent organization and the extraordinary venue make this a one-of-a-kind executive education program.

Dr. Hanna Koivulehto

  • Management Consultant | Accenture Zurich

The Professional MBA Finance offers an attractive combination of topics: It addresses a broader set of managerial skills which are essential to understand how finance and financial tools can be used to create value to the entire organization. In addition, it emphasizes on many of the most important issues finance executives of local as well as global companies are facing these days.

Thomas Weitz

  • Associate in Macro Structuring | Goldman Sachs | London

One of the topics of the curriculum that particularly sticks out is Behavioral Finance. Smart programs and algorithms will continue to take over more and more of finance, therefore it's more relevant than ever to distinguish oneself and add value by understanding the human element better.

Moreover, Finance is reinventing itself at a faster pace than ever - therefore having state-of-the-art content in the "hot topics" section is a key strength of this MBA program.

Andreas Knourek

  • Key Account Manager - Financial Services
  • Allianz Elementar Versicherungs AG

As we live in a globalized world and because of the challenges we are faced with on capital markets today, employees who have been trained in an international setting are becoming increasingly important for businesses, and especially so for financial services groups.

The WU Executive Academy’s Professional MBA Finance combines professional experience with additional training at an international level in the course of which students interact with internationally renowned experts and professors from Austria and abroad, making the program highly attractive to the insurance industry.

The value-added of this investment in “high potentials” consists in joined-up thinking in an international context, the exchange of experience between professionals from different lines of business as well as in the increase in competitiveness and resourcefulness when it comes to dealing with complex issues encountered in everyday professional practice. 

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