Karim Taga, MBA

Managing Director
Arthur D. Little Austria
MBA '93

With a PhD in Chemistry and an executive position, I wanted to broaden my education and decided to complete an MBA at Webster University. Knowledge of financial planning, corporate finance, business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, creating value for shareholders, all represented a piece I was missing in my technical and scientific educational background.

Webster University was the most global environment in a very local setting. The MBA prepared me for business life in two ways: Firstly, thanks to the quality content of the program and the close connection of the assignments with the world of real-life business. As a consultant, you need a broad outlook to support your clients and to develop a good working relationship. The Webster MBA taught me how to work in team efficiently and to prepare for presentations. The second aspect is the network I created. I studied in classes with students from all around the world, a fact that to date, I appreciate a lot. Even after completing studies, one can expect to meet many of these people in a business environment, exchange views and market intelligence. At the same time, due to my family obligations (father of 1 daughter at that time), I wanted to stay in Vienna and at the same time be connected to something international. Webster University offered me the chance to complete the MBA program part-time in the evenings and on weekends.