“I Work as CTO for Thuringia’s Model Hidden Champion”

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Andreas Lauth is a graduate (2007) of the Part-Time Master in General Management Program (MBA) of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. He serves as CTO at Bauerfeind AG, an innovative manufacturer of medical aids. With distributors in more than twenty countries, including some in Europe as well the U.S. and corporate headquarters in Zeulenroda, it ranks among the most exemplary hidden champions of the Free State of Thuringia. Looking back at his MBA program, the 53-year-old says, “My studies at HHL significantly extended my scope of competencies and enabled me as a trained technical manager to professionally shape and control the topics of product management, market and brand strategy as well as sales management. The various case studies with their high practical relevance and, in particular, the related discussions of the numerous approaches to solve the problems during the MBA program have helped me very much to complete these tasks.”

The HHL alumnus, who was born in the State of Hesse, comments on his work, “I have worked for Bauerfeind, a medium-sized medical supply business, since 2004. I am responsible for the supply chain (production sites, purchasing, logistics), quality management for one product division and specific development projects. Before joining Bauerfeind, I worked in technical management at Procter & Gamble for five years and managed production and development at Lohmann & Rauscher for six years. My highly diversified field of activities includes the supervising the permanent optimization of supply structures, designing process structures throughout the corporation, developing immensely innovative service offers as well as supervising and strategically positioning a product division worldwide.”

The Part-Time Master in Management Program (MBA)

The two-year part-time MBA program with a focus on General Management is designed for people working in middle management who would like to expand their existing knowledge by practice-oriented and up-to-date management knowledge. The program has achieved top rankings in the latest Financial Times rating for career progress of its alumni and the salary increase after graduation. The classes, held in English, teach the basics of economics in combination with concrete management tools. Internationally renowned professors teach extended management skills and leadership competencies. The offer of courses focusing on ‘Leadership’ (Emotional Intelligence) as well as ‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management’ was expanded. Moreover, the program provides the participants with excellent networking opportunities with HHL’s extensive alumni network. Good to know: The tuition fees as well as all other program-related costs are fully tax-deductible as professional expenses. Moreover, HHL offers a variety of funding options. New: Starting in March 2015, HHL will offer its academic part-time Master Program in Management (MBA) not only in Leipzig but also in Cologne.
Further information: www.hhl.de/part-time-mba