With sustainable knowledge in leadership

From Management Essentials to Leadership Fine Tuning: with our Core Modules at TU Wien ACE, participants learn relevant basic business knowledge (e.g. Finance & Accounting, Marketing & Project Management) and can develop their own leadership style in our Leadership Retreat. In addition to these basic modules the individual specialization of the program completes the unique curriculum.

The Specialization for the Executive MBA program Sustainable Business & the Circular Economy has to be completed at the LIMAK Austrian Business School in Linz and includes 11 days of on-site courses on specific focused topics, from the areas of sustainability innovations, analysis & scope of environmental & social sustainability challenges, integration of sustainability measures in the overall organizational management and much more.

Your Key Learnings

  • to explain the basics of behavior and the role of leadership in organizations. 
  • differentiate between different leadership styles. 
  • to analyze the behavior of employees and teams in organizations as well as of organizations. 
  • to develop starting points for change initiatives. 
  • to set clear priorities in your decision-making processes in order to influence your employees.
  • to describe group processes and to design them.
  • to define the development dynamics of organizations on a structural, processual and cultural level and to influence transformation processes through the methods learned.

In our Base Camp around the topics of "Management & Technology", you will deepen your knowledge in the areas of "Finance, Accounting & Economics", "Managing Technologies" and "Strategy & Marketing". 

Your Key Learnings in the area of 'Finance, Accounting & Economics'

  •  to explain the basic aspects of internal and external corporate accounting, to apply them independently in the practical working environment and to use them for business decisions.
  • to solve practical financing and valuation problems by applying basic financial principles.
  • discuss macroeconomic relationships and current economic policy measures, apply central economic theories and concepts, and analyze the consequences of individual decisions in a market economy context

Your Key Learnings in 'Managing Technologies'

  • the fundamental aspects of data science and technology management 
  • to select appropriate methods for data collection, apply suitable estimation procedures, and to analyze the results of a routine sample survey.
  • describe basic concepts of probability and statistics and apply them to analyze simple data sets.
  • assess the impact of big data on businesses and how the analysis of (big and heterogeneous) data can be used in your working environment
  • understand the potential applications of new technologies from a management perspective 
  • present new technologies and assess what influence they have on yourwork environment and how they can be used in the respective context.
  • present the basics of innovation processes on a company level, identify and apply important tools, models and methods of innovation management and develop innovation strategies.

Your Key Learnings in the area of 'Marketing & Strategy'

  • to discuss the core topics of marketing and consumer behavior and to apply them in practice to specific situations
  • to create specific marketing analyses and strategic marketing plans
  • to explain the complexity of global business processes in a dynamic and competitive environment.
  • apply knowledge from various business disciplines, both individually and collectively to solve practical problems.
  • learn how to strategically manage internationally operating companies using performance indicators and financial ratios. 

Your Key Learnings in "Managing Sustainable Value Creation - "EXPLOITATION" "

  • You have competencies to analyze environmental and social sustainability challenges along value creation processes or cycles.
  • You will be able to strategically plan sustainability-oriented measures and implement them in core areas. This will enable you to tap business potential, strengthen the company's competitiveness and secure its legitimacy in society in the long term ("License to Operate").

Your Key Learnings in "Managing Innovation for Sustainability - "EXPLORATION" "

  • You have tools and collaboration mechanisms to develop more sustainable and circular products, services and business models across value chains and to successfully diffuse them in the market.
  • In this way, you will contribute to the further development and sustainability of the business areas in your company.

Your Key Learnings in "Managing Business Integration and Sustainability Performance - "INTEGRATION" "

  • You will be able to integrate and evaluate exploitative and exploratory sustainability measures in an overall organizational management approach and develop them further as a continuous improvement process.
  • In an interactive business game, you will assume the role of top management and learn to implement sustainable process, product, and organizational innovations in competition with other companies to achieve long-term success.

In your Master's thesis, you work on a problem in a subject area of ​​your choice, using scientific methods. Usually it is a question with a practical relevance to one's own working environment.