21/11/11

Graduates of University of Louisville celebrate Master's degree

Schwäbisch Hall. Smiling students: On Friday, 18 November 2011, they received their Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Business during the graduation ceremony in Kunsthalle Würth's Adolf Würth Hall. The graduates, students of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, have successfully finished the international cooperative course of study in Germany and the USA over a period of 13 months.

The course of study is not only open to Würth Group employees, but to all academics with at least three years of professional experience after their first degree. The MBA program is offered by the renowned University of Louisville based in Kentucky, USA, in cooperation with Akademie Würth and Hamburger Fern-Hochschule (distance learning university).

"What you have achieved is truly impressive. You have proven that you can work hard," Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group's Family Trusts, congratulated the students. Dr. Bruno Lindl, general manager in charge of research and development at ebm-papst Mulfingen Gmbh & Co. KG prized the performance of the graduates: "You have set yourself the goal of overcoming all obstacles with hard work and ambition. Today, your success was rewarded." Prof. Dr. Peter François, chairman of Hamburger Fern-Hochschule is sure that this success will make the graduates more competent, confident and content, but he also reminded them of the importance of not only continuously developing professional skills, but also soft and social skills. "You have gained new experience and made new friends. You established networks. Remain true to these networks and keep up the contact in the future," Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach, Member of the Management of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, advised the students.

The MBA program

Globally operating businesses are looking for employees with internationally recognized degrees, experience abroad and excellent English language skills now more than ever. The MBA program offers the ideal platform for that. The MBA degree is awarded by the College of Business of the University of Louisville. The college is fully accredited by the American Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In 2007, the MBA was also accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

Nowadays it is a must that future executives can converse easily with English-speaking business partners around the world. The very practice-oriented lectures and exercises are therefore held exclusively in English. In addition to that, the participants complete half of the study period in the U.S. The program therefore does not only improve the students' language skills, but also fosters intercultural exchange. For the study period in Germany, the participants can choose between a block course model and a weekend model at the location of Bad Mergentheim.

The courses are attended by students from the most diverse backgrounds: natural sciences, economics and humanities. The most diverse methods and solution approaches are therefore presented during the courses. The participants in the MBA program are taught by particularly experienced, practice-oriented professors from Germany and the United States as well as professionals from the world of business. This includes entrepreneur Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold Würth and Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach, Member of Management of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG.

Information and registration

Further information on the MBA program can be obtained from Sabrina Göker at Akademie Würth, tel. +49 7931/916710, email: Sabrina.Goeker@wuerth.com, as well as on the internet at www.wuerth.de/business-school. Akademie Würth also accepts applications for the start of the next course in June 2012.

Those interested will be provided with further detailed information on the MBA program during information events at Akademie Würth in Bad Mergentheim on Tuesday, 22 November 2011, at 18.00 h as well as at Sudhaus in Schwäbisch Hall on Wednesday, 13 December 2010, at 18.00 h.

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This year's graduates tossing their hats celebrating their Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Global Business.