The Business and Management Department invited faculty, students and staff to another Research Seminar within its new event series to provide insights into current departmental research activities and to support students in preparing for their upcoming master theses. This time Dr. Maria Madlberger presented her research on "Shopping by swiping: What drives users to make purchases with their mobile phones?".
For this week’s Alumni Spotlight, we are excited to share the story of Webster University graduate and entrepreneur, Maryam Yeganehfar. Maryam, class of 2000 with a BA in Management with an Emphasis in Marketing, runs and manages her own event production company, Yamyam Event Production, which is located only a few minutes away from our campus.
WebMUN 2017 officially began accepting applications for participants this week. Themed “The Sustainable Goals: 17 Goals to Transform Our World,” WebMUN brings students from around the world to Webster Vienna’s Palais Wenkheim for a four-day conference this October.
Secretary General Ava Novidi says that this is a great opportunity for students to acquire new skills or hone existing ones. Student learn public speaking and research skills, as each team of participants or participant needs to research a country’s stance of various committee topics.
At this year’s European Academy of Management (EURAM) research conference in Glasgow, Scotland, 21-24 June 2017, prof. Dr. Pernille Eskerod served in numerous roles. As a Strategic Interest Group (SIG) board member for the SIG on Project Organising she was appointed as the program manager of the SIG. That included communications with authors, presenters and role takers from all over the world before and during the intensive conference days.
Webster Vienna, through the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship Grant, and in partnership with Lauder Business School, will have the privilege to host Professor Joel M. Stern’s course: “The Theory and Policy of Modern Finance” this Spring. A pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value, Prof. Stern has published and co-authored several acclaimed books on financial economics and is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Stewart & Co.
The New Student Orientation is mandatory for new students and a great opportunity to meet one’s peers new to Webster and familiarize oneself with the American university system, meet and make an appointment with the academic advisor, learn more about Vienna and all it has to offer to degree seeking students, discuss cultural differences and culture shock, and last but not least get acquainted with the Webster Vienna campus and its various services, staff and faculty.
Dr. Elina Brutschin, latest addition to the Webster International Relations Department Research Faculty, will present a core field of her extensive research activities. She recently presented the findings of using a methodology of computer simulations with regard to EU decision making at the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Conference held at the University of Glasgow, September 3-6, 2014. Dr. Brutschin on her inaugural lecture:
Article on a current Bachelor Thesis research of Caroline Gatter, a Webster Vienna student, and Kathleen Hodkinson, Assistant Professor at Webster Vienna Private University, on the differences between Tinder versus online dating agencies.
Webster Vienna Private University will offer a new cybersecurity certificate, starting August 2016. Webster University is the first university in Austria offering a cybersecurity program in the context of a business & management education.
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