We have been able to secure university professors as well as nationally and internationally active experts from the respective fields as lecturers, who will pass on their first-hand knowledge. The lecturers mentioned below represent an excerpt from the faculty. We reserve the right to make changes.

Core Module: Management & Technolgy

[Translate to English:] Mag. Dr. Helmut Aigner

Helmut Aigner studied business administration in Graz and was subsequently an assistant at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration for 5 years. For more than 20 years he has been a lecturer in the field of MBA/Corporate Finance at the Danube University Krems and at the TU Wien.

In practice, Dr. Aigner is involved in projects with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Controlling, Accounting, Financial Management, Management Information Systems, Feasibility Studies, Company Analysis, and Business Valuation.

Prof. Tina Ambos

Tina C. Ambos is Professor of International Management and the Director of the i2i Hub for Intrapreneurship and Innovation at the University of Geneva.

Between 2013 - 2015 she was professor of strategy at the University of Sussex and  from 2010 to 2013 she held the chair of the Department of International Management at Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria). Prior to that she held  positions at WU Vienna, the University of Edinburgh and London Business School.

Prof. Ambos’ research and teaching interests include knowledge management, innovation and strategic management of internationally dispersed organizations. During her career she has worked with several multinational corporations, entrepreneurial technology firms, and international organizations on research and consulting projects.


Anton Burger studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, was a research assistant at the University of Vienna and habilitated there in 1991 with a thesis on decision-oriented cost accounting for flexibly automated manufacturing. Subsequently, he was a professor at the Universities of Cologne and Münster; since 1993, he has held the Chair of ABWL and Corporate Accounting in Ingolstadt. Furthermore, he is a lecturer at Danube University Krems and TU Wien.

His research areas are external corporate accounting, in particular international accounting, internal corporate accounting and controlling, as well as financial economics and insolvency.

Christian Garaus studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business with the specializations organizational behavior, change management and management and his doctoral Studies in Management at JKU with the focus on ambidexterity and dynamic capabilities.

He is assistant professor at the Institute of Marketing and Innovation at BOKU (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna). His research interests include open innovation & user innovation , new forms of organizing, platform economy, organizational ambidexterity and rewards and motivation.

[Translate to English:] Cornelius Geiger

After his business administration vocational training in the banking sector and his studies in economics at the University of Heidelberg, Cornelius Geiger discovered business games and simulations. In 2000, he began to develop and conduct business games himself. Initially, the topics were mainly business administration, but the simulations became more and more multifaceted over time.

Today, Cornelius Geiger conducts such business games together with companies and universities both in German-speaking countries and internationally. True to his motto: "You don't have to be serious to deal with "serious" topics!" the simulations create a positive atmosphere in which learning is fun. In this way, one can gain valuable practical experience in a playful way and without risks.

[Translate to English:] Roland Gutmann

Roland Gutmann is the company founder of accounting for funding e. U..

From 2007-2011 he was Head of Business Administration and Corporate Controlling at the Austrian Institute of Technology and responsible, among other things, for the ongoing accounting of funding projects and the submission of method certification for EU funding projects.

Prior to that he worked for Österreichische Post AG as Head of Cost Accounting (1998-2007) and and from 1995 to 1998 Head of Business Administration at Lauda Air AG.

He is a certified project manager according to IPMA Level C and undertakes teaching / lecturing activities in the field of accounting and management control (cost accounting) as well as controlling.


[Translate to English:] Karl Heinz Leitner

Karl-Heinz Leitner is Senior Scientist at the Center for Innovation Systems & Policy at the Austrian Institute of Technology and Professor for Innovation Management at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz. His work focuses on strategy development, innovation management, entrepreneurship and research policy. Karl-Heinz Leitner has conducted numerous research and consulting projects for companies, ministries, interest groups and the European Union.


[Translate to English:] Klaus Nordhausen

Klaus Nordhausen is a University Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

From 2017-2019 he used to be Assistant Professor at the Institut für Stochastik und Wirtschaftsmathematik and from 2019 to 2021 Associate Professor for Computational Statistics at the TU Wien.

His main research interests are supervised and unsupervised dimension reduction, blind source separation, independent components analysis, robust and nonparametric methods and computational statistics.


[Translate to English:] Ferry Stocker

Ferry Stocker studied Commercial Science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, where he subsequently earned a doctorate in Economics. From 1987 to 1997, he was an assistant at the Institute for Economic Theory and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

From 1994 to 2016, he was Head of Department for Economics at the FH Wiener Neustadt.

His main research interests are European Integration, in particular European Monetary Integration Applied Microeconomics ('Managerial Economics') and Didactics of Economics.

Ferry Stocker is a lecturer in economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration of the TU Wien and at the Danube University Krems.


Core Module: Leadership & Organizational Behavior

[Translate to English:] Leo Flammer

Leo Flammer is a management consultant with a focus on tactical-strategic consulting and executive coaching in complex situations. He provides his services for executives and teams in "high-performance environments". Before his flying career he was trained with the EKO-Cobra task force. For many years he was in operational service and successfully represented Austria at international competitions as a competitive athlete.

As a security expert and lobbyist he was deployed worldwide. His training took him to Europe, the USA, the Near and Far East. In addition to his lecturing activities with a focus on negotiation management and situation assessment, he is now available to executives from politics and business in difficult decision-making situations in an advisory and discreet manner. Leo Flammer understands adaptive change as a law of nature, and coping with this change is a survival strategy.


[Translate to English:] Guettel

Wolfgang H. Güttel is University Professor of Human Resources and Management at the Institute of Management Sciences and Dean of the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) at the TU Wien. His research is dedicated to the topics Leadership, Strategy & Change Management.

From 2009 to 2020 he was head of the Institute for Leadership and Change Management at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz and also Dean and Co-Managing Director of the LIMAK Austrian Business School at JKU between 2011 and 2015. He previously worked at the Universities of Kassel, Hamburg, Liverpool and Padua as well as at WU Vienna. Prior to his academic career he worked as a management consultant at Daimler-Benz AG, Diebold Management Consulting and has since been the owner of Güttel Management Consulting, Training & Research.


Arne Keller is a postdoctoral researcher in the research area of Leadership & Strategy at the Institute of Management Science at the TU Wien. He received a B.Sc. in Business Administration and an M.Sc. in Management & Marketing from Freie Universität Berlin, where he earned a Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor of Economics).

His research interests lie at the intersection of strategic management, organizational theory and innovation management. In particular, he is concerned with the characteristics and dynamics of organizational competencies, strategic responses to technological change, organizational inertia, ambidextry, and the governance of strategic alliances.

Rupert Hasenzagl has been working since 1998 as an independent management consultant and as a lecturer at various universities and universities of applied sciences on topics including: Group Dynamics, Change Management, Innovation and Technology Management.  From 2010 to 2017, he was a professor of management at AKAD University.

His focus is on leadership training and development, social competence, strategy and organizational consulting, change management and innovation, logistics and supply chain, management, systemic coaching.

[Translate to English:] Sabine Köszegi

Sabine Köszegi has been a professor at the Institute for Management Sciences, opens an external URL in a new window at TU Wien since 2009, where she heads the Department of Labor Science and Organization. She studied business administration at WU Wien and the University of Illinois (USA) and received her PhD in social and economic sciences from the University of Vienna.

She heads the interdisciplinary Doctoral College (DC) on Trust in Robots – Trusting Robots, opens an external URL in a new window and is academic director oft he MBA program Innovation, Digitalization, and Entrepreneurship.

Her research focuses on Social Robotics, New World of Work and Organization and Gender Studies. She is currently working on new information and communication technologies (digitization and robotics) and managing conflicts within and between organizations.

As a member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI of the European Commission, opens an external URL in a new window and Chair of the Austrian Council of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, opens an external URL in a new window Prof. Köszegi is represented on renowned committees.


[Translate to English:] Klaus Niedl

Klaus Niedl studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and wrote his dissertation on the subject of "Mobbing at the Workplace". He completed a postgraduate training as a coach and has been working internationally (CEE, SEE) since 1994 as a human resources expert and change manager in the financial services, airline and industry sectors.
He is a board member of an airline and currently as Global Human Resources Director of Novomatic responsible for approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. He also has more than 10 years of restructuring experience in companies in crisis.

Klaus Niedl is Advisor to the Dean of the IEDC School of Management, Bled/Slovenia, University Lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, author of various publications on human resources issues and co-founder and co-chair of the Digital Champions Network (industry network for digitization transformation).


Markus Stockert is a certified mountain and ski guide and has been working as an independent trainer for seminars and workshops in the business sector since 1993. His work focuses on team, communication and leadership development in various fields of work. Since 2002 he has also been working as a systemic supervisor and coach.

High safety standards as a prerequisite for a successful learning process are an integral part of his work as a trainer, as well as a mountain guide. His diverse experiences from more than 20 years of various activities in alpine terrain as well as his experiences in supporting people in their alpine challenges flow into his leadership activities.

[Translate to English:] Astrid Kleinhanns-Rolle

Astrid Kleinhanns-Rollé is a university assistant (postdoc) at the Leadership & Strategy Research Group at the Institute of Management Science at the TU Wien. As Managing Director, she co-founded the WU Executive Academy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2004 and led the business school over 16 years to become an internationally recognized provider of management and leadership development. Prior to that, she worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.

Astrid Kleinhanns-Rollé spent academic research periods at Harvard University (Program On Negotiation), MIT Sloan School of Management (Leaders for Manufacturing Program) and the National University of Singapore (Center of Best Practices). Her teaching and research activities include Online Education & Learning, Leadership Development, and Virtual Teams. She received her PhD in Economics from Johannes Kepler University Linz in cooperation with MIT Sloan School of Management.


Mobility Transformation

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Geringer

Prof. Geringer hat sich während seiner wissenschaftlichen und industriellen Tätigkeit mit dem Themenbereichen Fahrzeug- und Fahrzeugantriebe und deren Optimierung hinsichtlich Verbrauch, Emissionen sowie Leistungssteigerung beschäftigt. In den verschiedenen Industriestationen seiner beruflichen Entwicklung waren neue Antriebssysteme und Gesamtfahrzeuge die Schwerpunkte.
Im Rahmen der universitären Drittmittelforschung werden zahlreiche Forschungsprojekte im nationalen und internationalen Umfeld durchgeführt. Schwerpunkte sind alternative Antriebe in Form des Kompetenznetzwerkes „Antriebssysteme der Zukunft“ zur detaillierten Forschung für Hybridfahrzeuge sowie zahlreiche Programme die Verbrauchsthemen, Brennverfahren für Otto- und Dieselmotoren, Abgasnachbehandlung (speziell auch die Partikelfiltertechnologie) und insbesondere alternative Kraftstoffe behandeln.
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Prof. Peter Hofmann hat an der TU Wien Maschinenbau studiert und anschließend im Jahr 2002 im Fachgebiet Verbrennungskraftmaschinen habilitiert. Dies führte zu seiner Professur an der TU Wien im Bereich Hybridfahrzeuge und Alternative Antriebssysteme, welche durch die Koordination von Industrieprojekten am Institut für Fahrzeugantriebe und Automobiltechnik der TU Wien ergänzt wird. Ebenso ist er Wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Kompetenznetzwerkes Antriebssysteme der Zukunft.

Mag. (FH) Christina Hubin, M.A.

Mag. (FH) Christina Hubin, M.A. (*1982), Absolventin des Magisterstudiums Marketing und Management-, Organisations- und Personalberatung (Wiener Neustadt), sowie des Masterstudiums Wirtschaft und Recht der öffentlichen Verwaltung (Wiener Neustadt), begann 2006 ihre berufliche Laufbahn bei der Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG im Controlling der Hauptabteilung Finanzen und Angebot. 2008 wechselte Hubin in das Controlling der Fahrzeugtechnik bei den Wiener Linien. Zu ihren Aufgabengebieten zählten neben Budgetplanung und Berichtslegung auch Projektleitungsaufgaben mehrere Projekte im Bereich digitale Optimierung und Logistik. Nach der Karenz von 2011 – 2014 wechselte Hubin zur Neue Urbane Mobilität Wien GmbH in der Verantwortung des Innovations- und Partnermanagements für digitale Mobilitätsservices innerhalb des Konzerns. Seit 05/2016 ist Christina Hubin Mitarbeiterin für Upstream – next level mobility GmbH (ein Tochterunternehmen der Wiener Stadtwerke und Wiener Linien) tätig und leitet seit 09/2017 den Bereich Research & Development. In ihrem Bereich werden prototypisch Technologien und Services für die zukünftige Mobilität erprobt und evaluiert.

Dipl.-Ing. David Knapp ist Unternehmensinhaber des Ingenieurbüros für Verkehrswesen und Verkehrswirtschaft. Zudem hat er diverse Weiterbildungen im Bereich Positive Psychology, Projektmanagement und Konfliktmanagement abgeschlossen. Er war unteranderem Senior Expert für das Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung und Wohnen und den Verkehrsverbund Ost-Region (VOR) GmbH und hat 2012/2013 an der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz einen Lehrgang zum kommunalen Mobilitätsbeauftragten geleitet.


Dr. Micahel Nöst, MBA

Dr. Michael Nöst verfügt über mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung im Automobil- und F&E-Beratungsbereich und war in verschiedenen Positionen als Forscher und Manager tätig.
Seit 2009 ist Dr. Nöst Gründer und Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung von IESTA, einem außeruniversitären Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitut.
Davor war Dr. Nöst bei BMW, AVL-List, EFKON AG und als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Technischen Universität Graz, Institut für ICE & Thermodynamik, tätig.
2017 wurde Dr. Nöst in den Vorstand der A3PS - Austrians Association for Advanced Propulsion Systems gewählt, seit 2019 ist er CEO von A3PS.
Dr. Nöst hat einen PhD und MSc-Abschluss in Mechanical Engineering & Management von der Technischen Universität in Graz und einen Executive MBA in Kalifornien, USA und Wien absolviert. Er hat mehr als 30 Publikationen und Buchkapitel in den Bereichen Antriebsentwicklung und nachhaltige Energie- & Transportanwendungen veröffentlicht.


jürge Rudolf

Seit nunmehr über 20 Jahren ist Herr Rudolf  im Bereich Mobilität mit digitalen Anwendungen tätig. Begonnen hat alles mit einfachen Tracking&Tracing Tools aus denen professionelle Fleet Management Lösungen wurden. Elektronische Maut, Enforcement Systeme, City Access und elektronische Parkraumbewirtschaftung folgten.

Dann wechselte er zum Schienen-Gütertransport wo das Potenzial der Digitalisierung und auch die Komplexität enorm groß waren. Er startete das Projekt SmartCargo für die Rail Cargo Austria und begleite es auch heute noch auf der Seite des IoT Spezialisten und Lieferanten des Systems.



Prof. Sebastian Schlund

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schlund ist 2017 BMK-Stiftungsprofessor für Industrie 4.0 an der Technischen Universität Wien und leitet dort den Forschungsbereich Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion am Institut für Managementwissenschaften (IMW). Seit dem 01.07.2019 verantwortet er zusätzlich den Geschäftsbereich „Advanced Industrial Management“ bei der Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. Er forscht und lehrt im Themenbereich digital und automatisiert unterstützter Arbeitsgestaltung in der Produktion mit den Schwerpunktthemen Assistenzsysteme, Arbeitsorganisationsowie Mensch-Maschine-Partnership. Er ist Fachbeirat des Deutschen Montagekongress, Mitglied des Techno-Ökonomie-Forums (TÖF), der Österreichischen wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Produktionstechnik (ÖWGP) sowie wissenschaftlicher Leiter der TU Wien im EIT Manufacturing.

Im Februar 2022 hat die Österreichische Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktionstechnik (ÖWGP) auf ihrer Hauptversammlung Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schlund zu ihrem neuen Präsidenten gewählt. Er wird sein Amt als Präsident der ÖWGP zwei Jahre lang ausüben und in seiner Amtsperiode den Schwerpunkt auf Nachwuchsförderung und das Thema Nachhaltigkeit legen.


Dr. Peter Schöggl

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Peter Schöggl studierte Elektrotechnik an der Technische Universität Graz und promovierte an der gleichen Universität. Seine Dissertation wurde mit dem Österreichischen Automotive-Entwicklungspreis ausgezeichnet. Seit 1996 arbeitet er bei AVL List GmbH und ist Vice Presindent des Business Field Racing. Seit 2011 ist er CEO von der der österreichischen Fahrzeug- und Motorakustik GmbH. Er unterrichtet „Autonomous Driving and Alternative Vehicles“ an der TU Wien  und „High Performance and Race Engines“ und „Racing Engines“ an der TU Graz.

Dr. Sandra Stein

Dr. Sandra Stein leitet den Bereich Forschung bei der Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH und studierte an der RWTH Aachen und promovierte im Bereich Verkehrswesen und Logistik im Themenfeld der Binnenschifffahrt. Vor ihrer Promotion war sie u.a. bei der Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) beschäftigt, bevor sie in den wissenschaftlichen Bereich wechselte. Seit 2011 ist sie bei der Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH im Bereich Forschung tätig und leitet diesen Bereich. An der TU Wien betreut sie Dissertationen, Diplom- und Masterarbeiten und Lehrveranstaltungen.

Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Transportlogistik, insbes. Physical Internet, kollaborative Transportnetzwerke, integrierte Transport- und Produktionsplanung, FTI in der Logistik, Logistik-Cluster, die sich in einer Vielzahl an Publikationen widerspiegeln. Sie leitet diverse öffentlich geförderte Projekte, wie z.B. das österreichische Mobilitäts-Leitprojekt „PhysICAL - Physical Internet through cooperative Austrian Logistics“.

Mag. Marlene Suntinger ist Koordinatorin im Mobilitätslabor mit Schwerpunkt Innovation am Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung. Sie ist als Vortragende bei den Salzburger Medienfrauen der Stadt Salzburg tätig und war an zahlreichen Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekten wie der „SimpliCity“ und der „Haltestelle 4.0“ tätig. Zudem hat sie in Kooperation mit nahmen haften Mobilitätsunternhmen gearbeitet wie der ÖBB und dem Salzburger Vekehrbund.

Elective: Business Law

Stephan Klinger has been Head of Compliance at the Volksbanken-Verbund since 2017. His academic background is a law degree with a focus on capital markets and labor law, philosophy and ethnology at the University of Vienna as well as business administration (PhD) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. This was followed by a postdoctoral qualification in Negotiation Mastery at Havard University in 2020. In addition, Stephan Klinger pursues lecturing activities at the TU Wien, the WU Wien, JKU Linz, the Ferdinand Porsche Fern FH and the Fachhochschule des BFI Wien.

Benim Saric

Benim Saric is Head of Banking Law at bank99 AG with a focus on banking, civil, data protection and corporate law. Previously, he first completed a law degree at the University of Vienna and then a Master of Laws in European and International Business Law. In 2018, he completed his academic career with a Master of Business Law (MBL) and Corporate Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He is a lecturer at the AIFM Federation Austria on Alternative Investment Perspective and Outsourcing under the AIFMG.


Elective: Project Management

Walter Mayrhofer has been appointed FH professor in January 2021, he has been Head of Research at the university of applied sciences since October 2020, and is thus responsible for its entire research agendas. He also serves as Head of Research Center Digital Economy. 

He studied electrical engineering as well as business administration, law and economics at TU Wien, engineering management at the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed an MBA program at Danube University Krems.

Between 2017 and 2020 Walter Mayrhofer worked as a research associate at the TU Wien and prior to that as Head of Research at FH Burgenland and Fraunhofer Austria, and as Managing Director of FTI Burgenland GmbH, Forschung Burgenland GmbH and “die angewandte” Continuing Education GmbH, the continuing education institution of the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Danube University Krems.

Karl Wagner

Karl Wagner has been Managing Director of procon Unternehmensberatung GmbH since 1997. He is also a board member of the Society for Process Management and Project Management Austria. Karl Wagner teaches at the Danube University Krems, at the Institute of Management Sciences of the TU Wien, at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna and at the Technikum Wien. His academic background is in mechanical engineering with a specialization in management science. Wagner is the winner of the Trainer Award 2006 of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.


The above faculty represent a selection of our lecturers.