Graduation of the fourth round of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & innovation on October 6, 2011 took place in the Palais Liechtenstein the solemn graduation of the fourth round of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & innovation. The Dean of the WU Executive Academy o.Univ.Prof. DDr. Dr.(h.c.) Bodo B. Schlegelmilch in his welcoming speech pointed out, that the graduation was not just a cause for celebration, but also as an occasion for reflection. For him, graduation means not only the completion of the MBA program, but also marks the beginning of lifelong learning. In this sense, he invited the graduates to be very active alumni. The speech was given by Dr.
Peter Malanik, Member of the Management Board of Austrian Airlines AG (AUA). He had the audience on its long experience in this extremely difficult industry to participate and emphasized particularly the three topic areas crisis and change, complexity, and joy. In the main part of the graduation ceremony the participants before the Zeremonienmeisterin took the academic oath. Then handed over to the two course Director Univ.Prof. Dr.
Nikolaus Franke and Univ.Prof. Dr. Sabine T. Koszegi the graduates of the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & innovation through 2009 2011 MBA diplomas. Congratulations to the Alumni: Christoph Amlacher, MBA Ottokar Biffl, MBA Christoph Brandstatter, MBA Hossam El-Sifary, MBA Jean-Michel Mace, MBA Wolfgang Marek, MBA Henrike Patz, MBA Raul Parusk, MBA umit Gufte pace, MBA Raffael Arthur Pratterhoffer, MBA MBA Arno Senoner, MBA Vivek Sharma, MBA Helmut Stagl, Marianne Schutze, MBA MBA Martin Suntinger, Marc Stein, MBA after Prof. Schlegelmilch the best faculty members awarded. The teaching Award for Excellency for the Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & innovation already went to the third time Prof. Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.d., Garvin Professor of global entrepreneurship and Director, Walker Center for global entrepreneurship, th underbird School of global management. On behalf of the Alumni held Mag. Ingeborg Daniela f. the farewell speech and looked at two exhausting but also very beautiful years back, especially by a great team spirit characterized were. Given the fact that only one percent of the world’s population has a tertiary education, urging the graduates to them to worry about their future responsibilities and to encourage more women to the completion of an MBA program. In his final words in the name of the LehrgangsleiterInnen raised Univ.Prof. Dr. Jonas puck also the great achievements of the students out, all can be very proud. He also stressed that the graduation is not only the end of a training but also as the beginning of a new challenge. “Based on the cartoon character Buzz Lightyear, he concluded by saying: move to infinity and beyond.” After the official ceremony, the Alumni celebrated with their families and friends, as well as the guests of honour. We wish them all the best! FACTS: Conclusion: awarded the academic degree master of business administration (MBA) by the Technical University of Vienna and the Vienna of University of Economics accreditation: FIBAA and AMBA language of instruction: English study duration: 4 semesters, divided into modules (block seminars) baseline: October 26, 2011 application deadline: applications are still possible course management: Univ.Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and Univ.Prof. Dr. Sabine T. Koszegi contact and other information Technical University continuing education center MMag. Annemarie Hartlieb Opera lane 11/017 A-1040 Vienna phone: + 43/1/58801-41720 E-Mail: