Press release

18/11/13

Tossing of hats: MBA graduates of University of Louisville receive their degree certificates – Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach awarded honorary doctorate of University of Louisville

Künzelsau. At the traditional American-style graduation ceremony at Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, 22 graduates of University of Louisville were awarded their master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Global Business on Friday, 15 November 2013.

The graduates successfully completed the international program in the U.S. and Germany alongside their job over a period of 13 months. The renowned University of Louisville in the USA offers the MBA program in cooperation with Akademie Würth. The program is not only open to Würth Group employees, but to all academics with at least three years of professional experience after their first degree.

Robert Friedmann, Chairman of the Central Managing Board of the Würth Group, congratulated the graduates: "With this academic degree, you have achieved an internationally accepted degree of the College of Business of University of Louisville, which offers excellent courses of study as is proven by its AACSB accreditation. You can be proud of that!"

Prof. Dr. Johann Knollmann, Head of the Business Law Department of Hamburger Fern-Hochschule, as well as Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach, Member of the Management of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, also congratulated the students on their successful degree.

In his speech, Prof. Dr. R. Charles Moyer, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business of University of Louisville, underlined the extraordinary commitment of Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach in terms of education and life-long learning, and especially appreciated his contribution to the MBA program: "In 2000, a joint MBA program of Akademie Würth and the College of Business of University of Louisville was your vision for the future. Meanwhile, about 300 students from all over the world have successfully completed the program."

Together with Prof. Dr. Carolyn M. Callahan, Dean of the College of Business of University of Louisville, he then awarded Harald Unkelbach the honorary doctorate of University of Louisville.

Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach has been a lecturer in the MBA program for many years, having the students share in his wealth of experience.

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).

The very practice-oriented lectures and exercises are 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.

The participants of the courses are students of different nationalities and with different backgrounds and experience. They are taught by 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

Further information on the MBA program can be obtained from Ilonka Stumpf / Daniel Nill at Akademie Würth Business School, T +49 7940/15-3566, as well as on the Internet at www.wuerth.de/business-school. The next program will start in June 2014.

If you are interested in getting more detailed information on the MBA program, please attend the information evening at Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, Reinhold-Würth-Straße 12-17, 74653 Künzelsau, on Wednesday, 4 December 2013, at 18 h.

Tossing of hats: MBA graduates of University of Louisville receive their degree certificates – Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach awarded honorary doctorate of University of Louisville

This year's graduates celebrating their Master's degree.

Foto: Würth