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As a recognized specialist in the field of postgraduate further training for managers, LIMAK offers an extensive portfolio for leaders from various levels of managerial responsibility starting from the basic principles of management, specialized short programs (IN.TENSIVE certificate courses) and extensive management MBA programs and the Global Executive MBA.
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Another focal point is tailor-made manager development. In the LIMAK IN.SPIRE area, special programs are prepared together with the recipient companies and carried out in in-house academies.
“A good global program is characterized by international lecturers and partnerships with respected universities from around the world, as well as the latest scientific knowledge in tandem with strong practical relevance and the communication of a diversity of viewpoints. This is what I awaited from an Executive MBA and the Global Executive MBA course exceeded my expectations.”Dr. Claudia Reinprecht MBAConsul General of Austria to Hong Kong and Macao
Federal Ministry of European and International AffairsGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2011/13
“As a result of its internationalization and diversification aspects, the Global Executive MBA has helped me to develop further on both a professional and personal level and has thus had a positive influence on my career. I now possess a more extensive operative repertoire, which enables me to overcome critical situations as a manager in a sovereign manner.”DI Alexander Singer MBAVice-President, Pulping and Fibre Division, Andritz AG, ViennaGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2010/12
“The reason for doing a Global Executive MBA was to broaden my scope and gain new insights. This was possible during the Global Executive MBA Program due to the interaction with students and teachers with differing backgrounds and the international focus of the program. The highlight for me was provided by the weeks in the USA and China, where we all came together and the intercultural aspect was emphasized. The Global Executive MBA also brought me new friendships that I hope will last for a long time.”Drs. Danny van der Hout MBAManaging Director, voestalpine Giesserei GmbHGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2007/09
“As a result of several years spent working for voestalpine in France and Germany, I am aware of the value of intercultural communications. Within the scope of the Global Executive MBA we received additional impulses during study trips to Atlanta/USA, Beijing and Shanghai/China, and Brussels. The MBA training has had a lasting effect on my further personal development within the company, as the strong emphasis on managerial topics has helped me to run voestalpine Krems with its workforce of over 500 in a more efficient and motivating manner.”Jürgen Lechfellner MBACEO, voestalpine Krems GmbH, KremsGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2011/13
“The Global Executive MBA at the LIMAK Austrian Business School provides a complete international business vision along with the expertise and tools that managers need in order to act. The program content was taught in such a way that I was able to apply the newly acquired expertise to my own work. The international residencies in the US, China and Brussels were particularly interesting along with the company visits, the panel discussions and the sightseeing program. In addition, I profited from meeting and networking with top executives from other countries.”Mag. Brigitte Haider MBAHead of the Personal Banking Customers Division, Oberbank AG, LinzGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2011/13
“Owing to its internationality and the current nature of the know-how communicated, the Global Executive MBA represented great enrichment. I was able to immediately implement a considerable amount of the teaching content in my job and as a result of taking the Global Executive MBA, I became more efficient and successful.”DI Dr. Peter Schwab MBAMember of the Management Board & Head of the Metal Forming Division, voestalpine Stahl GmbH, LinzGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2005/07
“Having begun as an engineer, in the course of time I was also assigned management tasks. Graduation from the LIMAK Management for Engineers Program sharpened my understanding of commercial interrelationships. In particular, the training with regard to management and group dynamic processes has helped me to accompany change processes, which in order to remain successful are taking place at ever-shorter intervals. The contacts with employees of other companies were also important, as they helped you to once again see the big picture and broaden one’s horizons.”Ing. Josef Geistberger MBA, MScManaging Director , Energie AG Upper Austria Tech Services GmbHManagement for Engineers MBA graduate 2012/13
“The general framework and dynamics of the markets have altered greatly. Therefore, the ongoing training and further development of key personnel represent a major factor in corporate success. The managers of today have to be prepared for fresh market challenges and be able to react quickly to changing situations. Apart from managerial know-how, leadership competence is playing an increasingly significant role. In connection with the ongoing further development of our managerial personnel, the LIMAK has been an important Oberbank partner for the past 18 years. ...”GD KR Dr. Franz Gasselsberger MBADirector General, Oberbank AG, LinzExecutive MBA graduate 1997/98 & President of the LIMAK Association
“For me as the Salvagnini Maschinenbau GmbH CTO, the Management for Engineers MBA program was of special practical relevance and not only from a personal point of view. This was because in the course of my master’s thesis, a new innovative product emerged for my company, which following my graduation was already launched onto the market as a prototype.”Ing. Wolfgang Kunze MSc, MBACTO, Fa. Salvagnini Maschinenbau GmbHManagement for Engineers MBA graduate 2012/13
“Attending the LIMAK already has long traditions at Energie AG. For me, it was important to meet up with people in a similar position to my own. The forum discussions and the exchanges between the course participants number among the main assets of the program.”Dipl.-Ing. Michael Pohlert, MScEnergy Technology Group Leader, Energie AG Upper Austria Tech Services GmbHManagement for Engineers Master’s graduate 2009/10
“In the course of my professional development, I was assigned an increasing number of commercial tasks. Accordingly, for me as an automation specialist, the LIMAK provided solid and comprehensive management training on a very high international level. The international training groups during which one came into contact with people with differing cultures, characters and ages represented a special highlight and resulted in friendships that have continued up to today. ...”DI (FH) Werner Pamminger MBACEO, BizUp GmbHGeneral Management Program graduate 2002/03
“The exchange of experience within the group during the course repeatedly opened up fresh perspectives with regard to one’s own professional activities. Consequently, the training was always very interesting and absorbing. Apart from our visits to various companies in Atlanta/USA (Lockhead Martin, Coca Cola headquarters), I have particularly strong recollections of the group dynamics processes, which have proved to be of valuable assistance in my subsequent career. ...”Mag. Günter KitzmüllerCFO, Rosenbauer International AGGeneral Management Program graduate 2000/01
“For me lifelong learning is not merely an empty phrase. On the contrary, I am absolutely convinced that both established managers and young managerial trainees must constantly develop and can never learn enough. The Global Executive MBA offers training that stands out due to its breadth. Apart from new, theoretical aspects, above all I benefited from the stimulating discussions held with my fellow students, which provided me with fresh insights and viewpoints regarding a diversity of problems”Dr. Thomas Windischbauer MBAMember of the Executive Board, Silhouette International Schmied AGGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2011/13
“Irrespective of the branch in which one is active, whether it be the banking, pharmaceuticals, automotive or steel industry, from a certain managerial level the company management themes and challenges are the same. These can be discussed in detail within the protected environment of the “MBA”, well away from the daily working routine.”Mag. Dr. Birgit Lughofer-Leibnitz MBAInternational Project Manager, Takeda Austria GmbHGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2011/13
“As a result of the exchange of experiences with fellow-students from a variety of branches, one receives somewhat different perspectives and begins to view one’s own problems from another viewpoint. As a result of the expansion of my network, I hope to be able to also refer to the experiences of this group in future.”Ing. Gerhard Dorfer MScDirection production and logistic,
Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Europe GmbHManagement for Engineers graduate 2012/13
“One of the greatest gains for me personally was the exchange of experience among my fellow students, which extended across a variety of branches. This meant that in addition to the learned content, one recognized other perspectives and viewpoints. This is of major significance to my daily activities. Moreover, the topic of the master’s thesis has been picked up by the Oberbank and is already in the implementation phase. ...”Lucia Weigerstorfer MSc, MBAOberbank AG – Steyr TaborInnovation Management graduate 2012/13
“For me it was an intensive period. I have vivid memories of the study trip during which we not only heard and saw much that was interesting, but also changed from being a group into a team that will continue to meet regularly even after the conclusion of the program.”Ing. Karl Pühringer, MSc MBANetwork Management,
OÖ Ferngas Netz GmbHManagement for Engineers graduate 2012/13
“I particularly enjoyed the study trip to neighboring Germany, where we saw a number of valuable innovations. Part of my project work for the study trip is being used as a work example in my company and shortly before completing the program the management appointed me as a project manager. This decision was based on the successful training provided by the master’s program.”Ing. Christoph Passecker, MSc MBADeputy TGA Project Manager,
Haustechnik PlanungsgesellscahftManagement for Engineers graduate 2012/13
“At a time of constant change, LIMAK showed me a diversity of perspectives. Of special interest to me personally were self-perception and the recognition of my own hobbyhorses and values. Moreover, the inputs from my colleagues regarding individual topics were naturally of great benefit. ...”Dir. Ing. Stefan Haubenwallner, MSc MBABusiness Manager,
GSG Gemeinnützige Siedlungsgesellschaft mbHManagement for Engineers graduate 2012/13
“The LIMAK “Management for Engineers” Program is tailor-made for persons with a technical background, who are entrusted with managerial assignments. A great deal of new knowledge, an extended personal network and enhanced self-confidence are just some of the benefits that I personally will take with me from this course. I have particularly strong recollections of the future concepts presented during the training abroad and the possibilities for strengthening one’s conceptual management competences. Completion of this program is extremely beneficial for further career advances.”Ing. Christian Kräutner, MSc MBAHead of the Network Technology Group,
Netz Oberösterreich GmbHManagement for Engineers graduate 2012/13
“The Innovation Management studies at the LIMAK expanded my focus on a holistic basis. As a production specialist one rapidly develops a tendency to concentrate almost entirely on the problems in one’s own area and optimize them. ...”Alexander König, BSc MSc MBAHead of Drylac Production TCA, Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co KGAbsolvent Master Innovation Management 2012/13
“The program offers a mixture of theoretical aspects, practical experience and new contacts to experts and the “architects” of company innovation systems. As a result of the training, I was able to obtain competences that in future will be extremely important for the Upper Austrian economy.”Ing. Anton Fragner MScHead of Innovation,
Wirtschaftskammer OberösterreichAbsolvent Master Innovation Management 2012/13
“Extensive managerial experience in international companies is extremely valuable and an important competence, which can lead to long-term success. However, procedures and the taking of the critical decisions must be based on well-founded methods. ...”Karl Pfister-Kraxner, MSc MBAGlobal Head of Technology Industry, GfK ViennaAbsolvent Innovation Management 2012/13
“Lifelong learning is steadily becoming obligatory rather than voluntary. Among other factors, this course was a major criterion in my promotion to the executive management. The LIMAK program lived up fully to its contentual and didactic claims, and apart from the theoretical content, the experience and know-how of the trainees were integrated to good effect. ...”Leopold Weiermayer MSc MBASenior Technical Manager
Greiner Tool.Tec GmbHInnovation Management graduate 2012/13
“The Sales Excellence MBA course offers sales managers an excellent combination of academic theory and practice-oriented approaches. For me, one of the most valuable aspects of the training was formed by the personal exchanges of experience with fellow students from a range of branches. ...”Sandra Hofer MBAHead of Institutional Business Austria, Union Investment Institutional GmbHSales Management Excellence graduate 2013/14
“Practical aspects provide an umbrella for the entire program. The trainers come from the front and know both the academic and the commercial sides of business. This enables them to bridge the gap between theory and practice and impart the content in an excellent manner. ...”Ing. Stefan Bogner MSc MBAGeschäftsführer, CNH Industrial Deutschland GmbHIN.SPIRE Customized MBA "Case IH Compact Management"
“During a preparatory phase, we thought very carefully as an organization about what we needed in our situation. We looked for a partner with whom we could develop a program that would precisely cover our requirements. ...”Mag. Dr. Phil. Andrea WesenauerDirector, Upper Austrian Regional Health Insurance Fund
IN.SPIRE Customized MBA "OÖGKK Management Academy"
“For us, it was very important to take part in the programs personally. Ms Pieringer completed the Management Advanced Program and I the Management Excellence Program. ...”Prokurist Mag. Johannes BlätterbinderHead of HR Strategy and Controlling, Energie AGIN.SPIRE "Energie AG Management Academy"
“We regard the backing of what we do in-house with ECTS points as being a quality criterion that allows comparisons with the standards of other programs. In addition, this also permits us to offer participants the possibility to use part of the program as a credit for an MBA that they may eventually wish to undertake.”Mag. Birgit Pieringer MBAHR Strategy and Management, Energie AGIN.SPIRE "Energie AG Management Academy"
“I have received very positive feedback regarding the concept of the benefits discussions. I rate highly the idea of a get-together at both the beginning and end of the program in order to define and evaluate the effectiveness and the advantages for the individual participant, which in the final analysis are what the training is all about.”Mag. Bernhard Wolfschütz MBAHead of Personnel Management, Oberbank AGIN.SPIRE "Oberbank Management Academy"
“There are conventional MBA programs that are long-term and standardized. Therefore, we always hesitated until we heard about the customization offered by LIMAK IN.SPIRE. Our topics were addressed precisely and the managerial training was defined and structured as we requested. ...”Dr. Richard Scharmann MBACEO, pbs holding agIN.SPIRE Management Academy "Leading Business"
“I have very positive recollections of the personal commitment of the trainers without which, we would not have achieved the subsequent result. Both trainers were very well received. One noted that this topic was important to them and that they made a personal effort. This is not a matter of course.”Dr. Rudolf OberschneiderMember of the Board, Bankhaus Spängler & Co. AG
IN.SPIRE Management Team Development "Team- und Konfliktmanagement"
“In the retrospective, for us the management program with the LIMAK proved to be an important and successful development measure. As we had already trained our second management tier, we wanted the first level to also develop further through an appropriate program. ...”Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Gasser and Ing. Mag. Roland RichterCEO, AVEIN.SPIRE Management Academy "AVE Top Management Training"
“F³ - FIT FOR FUTURE was carried out jointly with LIMAK and in general was structured into F³ Leaders, F³ Projects and F³ Experts. With F³ we addressed a diversity of target groups within our company, whereby ultimately the entire firm profited greatly from the measures. ...”Dr. Jürgen Miethlinger MBA und Wolfgang LuxCEO, POLOPLASTIN.SPIRE Management Program "Fit For Future"
“The extra-occupational course at the LIMAK enabled me to link my professional life and studies in optimum fashion. Even during the training, I was able to transfer many of the topics dealt with directly to my working area and use them accordingly. Moreover, as a result of the academic analysis of the teaching content, I acquired new tools, methods and background knowledge. ...”Petra Reindl MBACRM Manager, BMW Group Financial Services, MunichInnovation and Product Management MBA graduate 2014/15
“At ZKW, we have very precise ideas about the qualities that a trainer must possess. We need down-to-earth types with their own experience of business management. People who are in touch with the real world, are really willing to pass on their practical, managerial expertise and have a certain affinity with technology. LIMAK recognized these requirements and selected the ideal trainers for us.”Karina Wagner MAIN.SPIRE client and Personnel Development Manager
ZKW Lichtsysteme GmbHIN.SPIRE Management Academy "CTC Leadership Academy"
“In our case, the executive management also took part in the OÖGKK* Management Academy. The fact that they participated is not a matter of course and must be underlined. Therefore, the success of the training remains evident in the project realization area. ...”Mag. Gerald Mitterlehner MPMIN.SPIRE client, Personnel Development Manager
OÖGKK and a OÖGKK Management Academy participantIN.SPIRE Customized MBA "Management Academy"
“In the course of the program, we recognized the need to furnish selected managers with support during their personal further development. Following discussions with the trainer and the LIMAK, we offered voluntary coaching units for all the program’s participants. ...”Prok. Mag. Walter Wurzinger MBAHead of Personnel Management,
Energie AG Oberösterreich Umwelt Service GmbHIN.SPIRE Management Academy "AVE Top Management Training"
“The exemplary effect of superiors is among the most important driving forces in corporate culture. It is exactly at this point that we wished to employ Fit For Future. Therefore, we positioned multiplicators within the company for this change. This is because the company needs managers, who act as firm anchors in the respective sub-organizations. ...”Mag. Konstantin Urbanides MBAHead of Finance, Controlling, HR and IT,
POLOPLASTIN.SPIRE Management Academy "Fit For Future"
“Discussions among the participants and the lecturers show clearly their wealth of experience and diversity of perspectives, and serve to enrich the individual learning process. The complexity of change management is accounted for on individual, team and organizational levels. ...”DI Robert StanekProductmanagement Interior and Design, New Applications, Eternit-Werke Ludwig Hatschek AGIN.TENSIVE Certificate Course Leading Change graduate 2014
“The joint preparation of case studies from the Harvard Business School in small teams contributed to my becoming acquainted with new approaches and their subsequent successful utilization in my company. These practice-related and action-oriented studies are one of the most effective tools for the development of multidimensional management skills. ...”Elham Pedram PhD MBAAssociate Director Sales & Marketing, Gilead SciencesGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2012/14
“More than a decade after the completion of my studies, I decided it was time to obtain fresh knowledge and acquire new managerial expertise. These expectations were fulfilled entirely, above all through an excellent blending by the lecturers and the course participants of theoretical concepts and models with practical examples of implementation. ...”DI (FH) Christian Altmann MBAManaging Director Clusterland Oberösterreich GmbHGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2012/14
“The IN.TENSIVE certificate course provided me with specialist knowledge, a business edge, an appropriate vocabulary and valuable contacts to other course participants and lecturers. All of which have served to strengthen me during my activities, confirm the value of what I do, and provide me with the tools needed to provide in-depth arguments as to why innovation management and strategy constitute a sustained investment in the future, and to carry out its implementation.”Dipl. Ing. (FH) Barbara SikicSelf-employed business consultant in the field of innovation & product developmentIN.TENSIVE Certificate Course Innovation and Product Management graduate 2014
“The IN.TENSIVE Innovation Management certificate course offers persons responsible for innovation processes, who are not seeking to complete an MBA course, with a compact program for the expansion of their competences. As a technology graduate, one tends to be enamored by technical matters and the customer orientation is often neglected. ...”DI DI Christian BurgstallerHead of E&P Technology & Innovation, Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AGIN.TENSIVE Certificate Course Innovation and Product Management graduate 2014
“The linkage of differing interests and opinions of experts from a variety disciplines is of decisive importance during the development of products and their manufacturing processes. Within this context, the creation of a sense of awareness regarding the fundamental, social dynamism within companies, as well as a clear understanding of the economic decision-making instruments are vital to managerial assignments. ...”DI Dr. Pablo AguayoSenior Scientist, Borealis Polyolefine GmbHIN.TENSIVE Certificate Course Management Compact graduate 2014
“As the CEO in a third generation family company, I am aware that in future it will be increasingly important to adjust to fast-moving markets. In order to fulfill these demands, it is clearly vital to acquire solid basic knowledge and to combine one’s own experience with what has been learned in practice with theory. ...”Gregor WaserCEO, WASER Energieoptimierung & Anlagenbau GmbHIN.TENSIVE Certificate Course Management Compact graduate 2014
“(…) What followed were two challenging days filled with intensive impressions and discoveries. The topic of leadership was illuminated in all its many facets on the basis of experience. (…) The enormous personal involvement of some of the participants is remarkable. ...”Dipl.-Ing. Roland MühlbergerHead of Software Development, Aescudata GmbH in SteyrIN.TENSIVE Certificate Course Leadership Experience graduate 2013/14
“In the cultural and creative field, I have to look after project managers, technicians, creative and ancillary staff with a diversity of attitudes and temperaments. For me, the certificate course opened up concrete optimization potential along the entire assignment chain from recruiting to process management, whereby a solid practical orientation and theory supplemented one another in ideal fashion.”Mag. Veronika LieblOrganizational Management, Festival Ars ElectronicaIN.TENSIVE Certificate Course Leadership Experience graduate 2013/14
“Of particular value to me personally was the strategic and business management content, which supplemented my technical knowledge and management experience to perfection. The program was intense, contentually compact and convincingly structured. It was presented in excellent fashion and offered plenty of opportunities for the discussion of current issues. ...”Ing. Stefan Gmeiner MSc MBABusiness Unit Manager Toy Brands, StadlbauerInnovation and Product Management MBA graduate 2012/2013
“The Controlling and Performance Management MBA offers a possibility to acquire an extensive range of fundamental, specialist knowledge and then examine it directly with regard to its practicality within one’s own organization. ...”Mag. Thomas Wollinger MBATeam Leader Controlling/Organization/Legal Matters
Main Department Personnel, Financial and Building Management
Austrian National LibraryControlling and Performance Management MBA graduate 2014/15
“The LIMAK Management MBA offers in-depth further training on a university level that is exactly attuned to managers with a technical background. The content of the teaching furnishes managers with an extensive overview in the areas of business and employee management, and through practice transfers offers genuine added value for effective leadership. ...”DI (FH) Christian Fischer MBAHead IT, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Austria GmbH
Quality, Project and Process Management MBA graduate 2014/15
“I especially liked the practice-related aspects of the specialized training in Controlling and Performance Management and the careful selection of the lecturers, who represented a combination of theory and practice. In particular, I was able to obtain interesting ideas for my daily professional life in the area of controlling and process cost accounting. ...”Prok. Mag. Katharina Alavian MBACommercial CEO, Stein & Co Holding MGbH
Controlling and Performance Management MBA graduate 2014/15
“The special aspect of the Leading Change MBA is that the participants are constantly encouraged to subject their usual thought patterns and perspectives to critical questioning, and to search for alternative approaches. ...”DI (FH) Christoph Mayrböck MBAProduction Manager, Cast Alloy Shop,
AMAG Casting GmbHLeading Change MBA graduate 2014/15
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The LIMAK Austrian Business School is Austria’s manager development competence center. The nation’s best managers can rely on recognized experts from the scientific field and experienced practitioners from the business area for their further training. Moreover, long-term partnerships with respected Austrian industrial companies underline the strongly practical aspects of all of the LIMAK Austrian Business School’s advanced training programs. This is what we understand by the term COMPETENCE FOR LEADERS.
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To be precise, manager development that changes viewpoints and opens up new perspectives is what the LIMAK Austrian Business School has been offering for over 25 years. As Austria’s first business school and a specialist in the area of postgraduate further training, to date LIMAK has been able to arouse the enthusiasm of more than 8,700 managers and some 780 MBA and master’s degree graduates. Furthermore, with every new program start these numbers increase along with the total of managers that profit from LIMAK networking.