October 23, 2009

Professional MBA Automotive Industry

Info Session on November 4, 2009

With the Professional MBA Automotive Industry, the Vienna University of Technology and the STU Bratislava, in cooperation with the Automotive Cluster Vienna Region, have reacted to the needs of the automotive and its component supply industry in the CENTROPE region around Vienna and Bratislava. In 2008 approximately 5% of total global car production came from here (the equivalent of almost 4 million cars). In the words of Academic Director, Univ.Prof. Dr. Wilfried Sihn (Vienna University of Technology): “The aim of the Professional MBA Automotive Industry is to train automotive managers to cope with the present and future demands of a global industry. Knowledge of automotive technology, as well as business subjects with a special focus on production and logistics, are key success factors in the Central European (CENTROPE) Region of Vienna/Bratislava”.

On March 12, 2010 the MBA-Program, which is unique in Europe, will start for the second time; and there are already inquiries from all over the world. The first class is characterized by its international mix – 23 participants from 8 countries. Although the students have only taken a few modules so far, they have already attended some interesting lectures in Vienna and Bratislava, got to know each other better in an outdoor module at the beginning of the program, were invited to a business evening with Dr.Ing.hc Andreas Tostmann (CEO Volkswagen Slovakia) on the subject of “Trends and Challenges in the Automotive Industry“ and visited PSA Peugeot Citroen in Trnava and Sluzba VD in Nitra (a tier 2 supplier) in order to see how the knowledge they have already acquired is put into practice.

The part-time MBA program is presented in modules and takes 4 semesters. The lectures will be held in English. The final degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) Automotive Industry is awarded by the Vienna University of Technology & the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

On November 4, 2009 the Continuing Education Center of the Vienna University of Technology is presenting the Professional MBA Program Automotive Industry in the form of an info-session. The Academic Director, Univ.Prof. Dr. Wilfried Sihn, and the Program Management will provide detailed information about the program and discuss its contents as well as all organizational matters.

To register for this free event, please send an e-mail to

This event is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Slovak-Austrian cross-border cooperation programme 2007-2013. Entrance and buffet are for free.

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