VIENNA -- A complex auto industry infrastructure has emerged in central and eastern Europe in past years.
Just in the central European region surrounding Vienna and Bratislava, more than 4 million vehicles are produced annually. The demand for qualified executives is correspondingly high.
The new, in-service master's program, the Professional MBA Automotive Industry, is designed to provide the skills that companies require. It begins in March 2010.
It is laid out over four semesters and will be jointly taught by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) and the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava.
"With our MBA, executives will be empowered to deal with the current and future requirements of a global industry," said Professor Wilfried Sihn of TU Vienna, the Austrian course leader. His counterpart on the Slovakian side is Professor Jan Lesinsky of the STU Bratislava.
"The MBA Automotive Industry (program) meets the needs of automakers in the central European region, like those of Volkswagen, for example," said Andreas Tostmann, CEO of VW's operations in Slovakia.
"This is about specialists with broad knowledge in management, production and logistics, in combination with the ability to solve problems and to communicate in a goal-oriented way."
Further information can be obtained at http://automotive.tuwien.ac.at.