The LIMAK Austrian Business School was founded in 1989 in cooperation with business, industry, the public sector and the Johannes Kepler University Linz. It was Austria’s first business school and is thus one of the oldest in Central Europe. The prime motivation for the decision to found the school was the facilitation of internationally-oriented, extra-occupational studies and the further training of managers for companies and institutions through the creation of an institute of postgraduate education in the Linz area.
In fact, what began in 1989 as the innovative and courageous “Linz Management Academy” project has developed into one of the most respected institutions in Central Europe.
Milestones in the history of the LIMAK Austrian Business School
Over the years, the LIMAK has both established an exclusive network with carefully selected, leading international universities such as the Golden Gate University in San Francisco, the Richard Ivey Business School in Canada and the Tsinghua University Beijing in China, and steadily expanded its international faculty.
Today, the LIMAK stands out due to a comprehensive portfolio, which begins with basic management principles and specialized short programs (certificate courses), and extends to a range of MBA programs (Management MBA and Executive MBA) and specific company training (LIMAK IN.SPIRE management development courses). The target groups are found well beyond the borders of Upper Austria and Austria and include prospective students from the German-speaking region, as well as Austria’s neighboring countries in Central and Eastern Europe.