Flying hats at the MBA graduation ceremony

Künzelsau. Happy faces among the 21 students of the University of Louisville: On Friday, 22 October 2010, they received their degree ‘Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Business’ during the graduation ceremony at Alma Würth Hall of the Würth company. Over 13 months, the graduates had completed the international program in Germany and the U.S. alongside their job.

The MBA program is carried out by the renowned US-American University of Louisville based in Kentucky in collaboration with Akademie Würth and Hamburger Fern-Hochschule (long-distance university of applied sciences). The course of study is open to all academics with professional experience of at least three years after their first degree.

Representatives of the Würth Group, ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburger Fern-Hochschule as well as the College of Business of the University of Louisville congratulated the students on successfully taking their degree.

“Employees who finish their Master’s degree alongside their job prove what they are capable of”, emphasizes Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach, Member of Management of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG. Dr. Bruno Lindl, Managing Director responsible for research and development at ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG acknowledges the achievements of the graduates: “You set yourselves a goal, you faced the challenge, you never got discouraged by setbacks and fought for success by showing commitment to hard work and lots of ambition. Mastering this process is also the prerequisite for a successful career.“ Prof. Dr. Robert L. Taylor, Director of International Programs at the College of Business of University of Louisville, agreed: “Be proud of what you have achieved!” Prof. Dr. Peter François, President of Hamburger Fern-Hochschule appealed to the participants to work on continuously improving and developing further also in the future.

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 almost 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 07931/916710, e-mail: 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 2011.

Those interested will be provided with further detailed information on the MBA program during information events at Akademie Würth in Bad Mergentheim on Wednesday, 3 November 2010, at 18 h as well as at Sudhaus in Schwäbisch Hall on Wednesday, 17 November 2010, at 18 h.