Knowledge and practical experience. In action.
Since its foundation in 1989, the core of the LIMAK Austrian Business School has been the creation of a strong link between theory and practice. Therefore, management development at the LIMAK is based on the principle that the learning acquired by the participants can be immediately used and implemented within their own companies.
We focus on the attendees and their requirements
The LIMAK was founded originally in response to Austrian industry’s need for top quality specialists. This has led to today’s intensive links between in-depth theoretical manager development and practical realizability.
And this feature is common to all the training offered by the LIMAK, from customized, internal company IN.SPIRE measures, which are applied and implemented directly at companies, to classic MBA programs and certificate courses. Indeed, any search for standard examinations without a practical aspect would prove in vain and even the master’s theses are designed as so-called transfers, which can be used by the (trainee) managers to implement their acquired knowledge almost immediately for and at their companies.
“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, MBAManaging Director, voestalpine Krems GmbHGlobal 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, MBAManaging Director, BDSG OberbankGlobal 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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“During my Global Executive MBA studies, I was able to participate in a study trip to China. This journey to what for me had previously been an uncharted country with an unknown culture, furnished an opportunity to become acquainted with China in a personal, social and economic context. [...]”Ing. Harald Schütz, MBADirector Engineering, Sophos GmbHGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2014/16
“The study trip to the USA/Canada within the framework of the Global Executive MBA course provided an impressive demonstration of the disparities between companies in Europe and North America. The numerous visits to the New York companies of successful entrepreneurs, who included Austrian and Germans, showed the difference in mindset with regard to the recognition and realization of opportunities. [...]”Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Reicht, MBAGlobal Segment Coordination Oil & Gas, voestalpine AGGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2014/15
“In view of my long-term professional experience, it was important for me to both test my company management know-how, especially in the areas of organizational development and strategy, and supplement it with scientific findings. With its numerous specialist directions, LIMAK offered me the ideal, targeted MBA course. [...]”Dipl.-Betriebswirt Uwe Stadelbauer, MBACOO, Director Human Resources, Online Product Management, Herold Business Data GmbHGlobal Executive MBA graduate 2016/17