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TU Wien Academy goes California

Transcending Academic Boundaries: New MBA Program of the TU Wien with the California Institute of Technology

[Translate to English:] Caltech University

The Academy for Continuing Education (ACE), the postgraduate education arm of TU Wien, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are pleased to announce that they will offer a joint MBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management starting in Fall 2023. This unique offering will allow students to fully leverage the core competencies of two technical universities, thereby gaining an international perspective.

Several factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, are currently causing a supply chain crisis and, thus, trade tensions in many parts of the world. The Executive MBA program helps participants understand how to manage and optimize the flow of goods and materials within a supply chain. 

This can help them identify and eliminate potential bottlenecks and disruptions early on, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Through their understanding of logistics and supply chain management, Operations & Supply Chain Management MBA students can help ensure that goods and materials are delivered where they are needed at the right time and a reasonable cost. This is especially important in times of crisis when the smooth functioning of supply chains is critical to the economy and society.

Tomorrow's managers must therefore be fit in procurement and supply, end logistics, product and process quality, and cost and materials management so that their product reaches the customer on time and as cost-effectively as possible.

Through cooperation with the California Institute of Technology, ACE offers students the opportunity to gain insight into building global supply chains and current trends such as back- or reshoring at one of America's most renowned universities. Additionally, participants will enjoy meeting one of the most renowned faculty in the United States and a global network of inspiring thought leaders.   

"We are thrilled to provide our participants with extensive access to the wealth of knowledge of one of the world's leading technology universities in economically prosperous California," says Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Güttel, Dean of the Academy. "We are creating future-oriented opportunities for further education to substantially improve our participants' career prospects by expanding their analytical and action skills. In particular, the current dislocations of global supply chains and the changes in the production sector due to increasing mechanization are the focus of the cooperation with Caltech." 

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matyas, Vice Rector of TU Vienna and course director of the new MBA, added: "We are very pleased to create this opportunity for our students who want to gain international experience. Through the cooperation with Caltech, participants will be able to expand their academic knowledge and skills in a completely new way, setting the tone for shaping future global logistics processes."

Two continents, and thus two high-quality perspectives, make this specially designed MBA program an exciting challenge for an international cohort of students. 

Interested students can apply for the program now. For more information, visit: and 

Key Facts

  • Abschluss: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) in Management & Technology 
  • ECTS: 92 ECTS
  • Duration: 3 Semesters + Masterthese
  • Format: Berufsbegleitend, geblockt in Modulen 
  • Unterrichtssprache: Englisch 

Ansprechpartnerin für das Programm

Lisa Martina Lehensteiner, MSc
Senior Program Manager
Technology & Engineering Programme
T +43 1 58801 41795