Lauder Business School is a business school in Vienna, Austria, operating as a "University of Applied Sciences" in the Austrian education system. Lauder Business School (LBS) was founded in 2003 as a University of Applied Sciences with financial help from Ronald S. Lauder. There are currently 310 students enrolled in the University in one undergraduate and two graduate programs. Lauder Business School institution is a fully recognized and government-funded University of Applied Sciences. LBS degree programs are in line with the Bologna requirements, accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria and listed with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
The university offers within their own language department classes in German, Hebrew, French, Chinese and Spanish. The students are required to choose at least one of those languages to develop intercultural competences.
International collaborations and research
Lauder Business School is a member of the Harvard MOC Network (Microeconomics of Competitiveness). Within this network it has established an Institute of Competitiveness (IoC), which focuses on urban competitiveness and on diversity challenges in international management. The IoC is the first of its kind in Austria. The LBS has diverse international partnerships with institutions or companies such as the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași in Romania, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the RHI AG, the Bank Austria Unicredit Group and the Vienna Insurance Group.
Integration of Judaism
The university itself is secular and there is no influence of religion on the business studies curriculum. But LBS is adjusted to Jews and people interested in Judaism. There are no classes on the major Jewish holidays, as well as on Austrian bank holidays.
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