January 07, 2016

Career Spotlight: Mag. (FH) Achim Motamedi, MBA

Interview with an alumni of the 13th General Management MBA

Why did you decide to take part in the General Management MBA carried out by TU Wien and the Danube University Krems?
It was clear to me that I wanted to do a master’s degree. However, the decisive factors where to take part in a renowned and established program on the one hand, as well as the proximity of the institution, on the other hand. As I work full time as team leader of a portfolio management team of 5, the time structure in blocked modules was also important.

In what way did the MBA program influence your career?
The MBA complemented my very subject-specific background and gives me a good basis for my further career.

To what extent did you benefit from the MBA program personally?
The biggest benefit was surely on a personal level, since I was lucky enough to meet great peers and some of them I can count among my friends now.

What comes to your mind when you think about the program now? What were the highlights?
I found the lectures on “Entrepreneurship” by Prof. Hisrich very fascinating. To get insights into the topic of entrepreneurship by such an experienced lecturer was very exciting and rewarding.

Do you have advice for future students?
Even though the lectures are carried out in blocked modules, you should not underestimate the time needed for the MBA program. If you work full time you should seriously consider going on educational leave.

Your ritual in the beginning of a working day…
The result of our work is regularly published and is a significate contribution to the operating results of our company. Therefore, every morning I remind myself to do a good job.

What book is currently on your bedside table?
My colleague Dr. Götz and I just finished our book” The Art of Alternative Investing” (ISBN: 978-3-200-04208-7). It’s a specialized book about absolute return portfolio management techniques.

Mr. Mag.(FH) Achim Motamedi, MBA completed the Class 2012-2014 of the General Management MBA. He is Head of Tactical Asset Allocation bei UNIQA Capital Markets.

Information on the General Management MBA jointly carried out by TU Wien and the Danube University Krems can be found on our website.

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