19 MBA graduates let their hats fly at the MBA graduation ceremony

Schwäbisch Hall. Happy faces of 19 graduates: on Friday, 26 November 2012, they received their Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Business during the graduation ceremony in Kunsthalle Würth's Adolf Würth Hall from Prof. Dr. Charles Moyer, Dean of the College of Business at the University of Louisville in Kentucky/USA. The graduates, students of the University of Louisville, successfully finished the international cooperative course of study in Germany and the USA alongside their job 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 in the USA in cooperation with Akademie Würth and Hamburger Fern-Hochschule (distance learning university).

Prof. Dr. Harald Unkelbach, Member of the Management of Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG, congratulated the graduates: "The participants of the meanwhile 10th course belong again to the best students of the University of Louisville. One of the teams even won the Ballard Morton Competition, an important American award for the best business plan."

With the MBA degree they are well-equipped for their further career." stated Prof. Reinhold Würth, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group's Family Trusts. "We are particularly proud of the students in this program", added Prof. Moyer, who had particularly come from the USA for the celebration. "They are known for being well-prepared, not avoiding demanding challenges and for working hard – properties that will be very helpful for their future careers."

"We were conveyed a lot of knowledge during our study. We were taught new instruments and methods and gained many valuable experiences as a team. We are now ready for further challenges." said Klaus Lamparter, best graduate, in his speech.

Prof. Dirk Zupancic, President of the German Graduate School of Management and Law Heilbronn, and Prof. Johann Knollmann, Head of the Study Course in Business Law of Hamburger Fern-Hochschule, congratulated the students on their successful graduation.

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 MBA is 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 at Akademie Würth Business School Künzelsau or a weekend model at the cooperation partners Hamburger Fern-Hochschule and German Graduate School of Management and Law Heilbronn.

The courses are composed of students of different nationalities and studies. 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.


Further information on the MBA program can be obtained from Ilonka Stumpf /Daniel Nill at Akademie Würth Business School, tel +49 7940/15-3566, as well as on the internet at www.wuerth.de/business-school.

MBA graduation ceremony 2012

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