Business and Management

Change Agents at Work – Reflecting upon Change Leadership presented by Dr. Pernille Eskerod

In our fast-paced world, the ability to cope with change is crucial. Research shows, however, that about 70% of all change initiatives fail. To become better change leaders we need to understand the role of change agents. This lecture will address the WHO and the HOW questions. Who should be the change agents within an organization? Top management, middle management, project managers, intern or external consultants, peer-employees, or all of them? – and how should the change agents try to induce aimed-for change?

+++Call for student entrepreneurs as panelists+++

Webster University Vienna, in cooperation with Vienna Business Week, is organizing an entrepreneurial breakfast & panel discussion on Friday, 2nd October 2015 between 9:30 - 11:30 am.

The topic of panel discussion will be "What's the right age to start a business?"

Panel Discussion "What's the right age to start your business?"

More and more entrepreneurs are starting at a young age, even dropping out of university to put their ideas to a test. Is this a good thing? What particular challenges do young entrepreneurs face? What advice can successful peers give them?

New Fall course offering: Leadership Through People Skills

Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in degree programs that require MNGT elective credits are invited to register for this 1-week intensive 3-credit seminar course on Leadership Through People Skills.

Please note: There are no prerequisites required for graduate students. Undergraduate students must have a Junior or Senior Standing and a min. GPA of 3.30 (WebsterLeads students will be given priority).

Meeting the founders of Shpock

On Friday, 26th June 2015 Katharina Klausberger & Armin Strbac, the founders of the app Shpock (SHop in your POCKet) shared their experiences on how they started a successful award-winning online flea market in Austria. They provided guests and students of the MNGT 3100 “Start-ups in eCommerce” course with various interesting insights on what it means to work as an entrepreneur, about the essence of a great team as well as the importance of a shared vision.

VIG Board Member Peter Höfinger holds lecture on Sales Management in CEE

On June 8, 2015 students of the MRKT 5800 Sales Management with adjunct professor Dr. Roman Seligo, had the great opportunity to meet Mag. Peter Höfinger from the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG).

Mr. Höfinger, the youngest of four Managing Board Members of the VIG, gave an interesting guest lecture on Sales Management in CEE and provided students with impressive insights.

Besides his general responsibility he is covering the areas of

Meet the founders of SHPOCK!

Are you interested in e-commerce? Are you fascinated by innovative start-up businesses? Would you like to to meet the founders of a successful e-commerce start-up business without traveling to Silicon Valley?

If yes, don't miss this opportunity!

Katharina Klausberger & Armin Strbac, the founders of the app Shpock (SHop in your POCKet) will share their experiences with you on how they started a successful award-winning online flea market in Austria.

Panel Discussion on Successful Entrepreneurship in Austria

The new Certificate in Entrepreneurship kicked off with an interesting panel discussion and networking event on the topic of successful entrepreneurship in Austria. The four panelist and active Webster Vienna faculty members not only discussed how Austria could break out of that “moldy” mindset when it comes to entrepreneurial spirit but also gave insight on what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and how to transform a business idea into a thriving company:

Immi(grant) (entre)Preneurs "The Role of Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the Austrian Start-Up Scene"

Starting your own business may seem like a daunting task under any circumstance, especially in a heavily regulated market such as Austria. Add to that the natural challenges of being an immigrant and you may feel that your business idea has little chance of becoming a reality. This is exactly what foreign origin entrepreneurs discussed.

Excellence in Teaching Award congratulated by OPEC Secretary General

The Business and Management Department would like to congratulate long-term adjunct professor Dr. Mehdi Ali on receiving this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award. His expertise and practical insights into the fields of finance and economics have been highly valued by Webster Vienna students and faculty colleagues. Dr. Ali gained more than 30 years of managerial and economic experience within international organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the OPEC Fund.

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