Program

Faculty

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 & Technology

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:] Wolfgang Güttel

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.

  

Modern Workplace & Facility Management

Dr. Alexander Redlein is a university professor for Facility Management at the TU Wien and former vice president of IFMA Austria. After his interdisciplinary studies at the TU Wien and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration he is now engaged in research, education and consultancy in the area of FM for over 20 years. He is head of IFM - Real Estate and Facility Management at the TU Wien. Beside his research activities he is responsible for technology transfer between the university and CEE companies. In numerous projects he set up FM concepts for international companies and optimised their FM processes and ICT. As a researcher he conducted international studies about the status quo of FM in CEE countries and about the value added coming from FM. Currently he is researching in the area of risk management in FM, developing reference processes for FM and concepts for IT support. In addition, he heads a MBA for FM at the TU Wien.
Mr. Redlein is board member at EuroFM and president of REUG (Real Estate User Group).

Additionally Alexander Redlein is member of the Stanford University teaching team.

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Dipl.Ing. Dr. Horst Pichlmüller is Managing Director of osiris Management & Consulting GmbH.

The focus of his work is on Facility Management Consulting and the planning of house installations, in particular high security data centers. He is also a pioneer in the area of Integrated Facility Services.

Furthermore, he gives lectures at the TU Wien as well as other universities and academies. He is also a legally appointed expert in the field of HVAC and Facility Management.

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Karin Schaad is a Senior Business Consultant and Segment Sales in Healthcare at ISS Facility Services in Zurich.
Karin Schaad has completed her training as a business economist (now BSc) in Facility Management in 1988. She worked in various functions at the University Hospital of Zurich for several years, first as a sector manager, later as Deputy Head of Cleaning Services, followed by tasks as a project manager for various projects in laundry processing and internal logistics.

To complement her FM training, Karin Schaad completed the Master of Science in FM at the ZHAW in Wädenswil. As part of her thesis, she dealt intensively with the topic of automation of FM processes in the hospital and with the use of robotics and sensors in the healthcare sector. She has since repeatedly presented her insights in the form of specialist lectures and was asked to act as a consultant in various hospitals in Switzerland.

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Dr. Barbara Redlein studied Handelswissenschaften at the University of Business Administration and Economics, Vienna and received a Dr. Degree at the same university.

Since 2003 she has been working at PricewaterhouseCoopers for Risk Assurance. She had work experience at Competence Center EVN (Energy Sector, Lower Austria), ÖCI (Austria Controller Institute) and Chamber of Commerce.

She has numerous teaching activities in the area of Risk Management, Internal Controls and SAP at WU Wien, TU Wien, FH Campus Wien and FH Wiener Neustadt. Internationally she leads and coordinates projects in financial statements audit involving systems and process assurance.

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Andrej Grieb has been lecturing real estate law for over 30 years at the Vienna Higher Regional Court, the Chamber of Notaries, the Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Experts and many more, as well as lecturing medical law at medical associations and rescue organizations.

In addition to his teaching activities at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology for postgraduate programs, he is also a judge at the Regional Court for Civil Matters and interim head at the Vienna Red Cross (AUT).

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Dr. Iva Kovacic is assistant professor at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Construction Process Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Vienna University of Technology. She founded the Research Group for Integrated Planning which focuses on interdisciplinary design and planning process in a collaborative manner as well as building information modeling in numerous research and teaching projects.

Her further research interest is energy efficiency in industry and production where in the frame of the interdisciplinary research holistic processes for reaching a co2 neutral industry in the European Region are established. After completing studies in architecture she collaborated in several architectural studios in Austria and abroad. She is member of the Bavarian Chamber of Architects, certified ÖGNI / DGNB Auditor and scientific advisor at the IG Lebenszyklus Hochbau.

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With more than 20 years of experience in executive positions in global Fortune-500 Companies Paul Hallam brings broad experiences in the US finance and real estate development sectors. With this background, he ensures GalCap Europe fully executes on the special requirements of our UK and US-based clients.

As a National Director and Senior VP for American Express and Commercial Investment Trust (CIT Group), he managed financial services clients with volume of more than $400 million. His comprehensive expertise managing GalCap Europe activities for customers from the USA and Great Britain is an important bridge to the world of Anglo-Saxon investors. As an American based in Vienna since 2012, Paul is highly skilled in the art of successfully reconciling the complex international requirements of each client. He is a board member of the Austrian Committee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

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Andreas is Managing Director of the CBRE GmbH Austria & CEE. He manages and coordinates the offices in the region. Andreas has extensive real estate knowledge, particularly in the investment market. He combines this experience with a particular focus on every client’s business needs.
Prior to CBRE, Andreas worked for Bank Austria / Creditanstalt. He was involved in the bank's real estate investments and real estate development projects in Austria. Andreas joined CBRE in 1991 as Managing Director of the newly established office in Austria. In this role, he first established the Vienna office and later the CBRE network in Central and Eastern Europe.

Education

 

  • Doctor of Law - University of Vienna
  • MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France
  • Real Estate brokerage license in Austria
     

Special Skills

 

  • Investment consulting in Austria and CEE
  • Market developments in Austria and CEE
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Compulsory Elective | New Work

Pat Turnbull has 25 years of experience leading businesses to higher levels of performance. She is a Senior Associate with Advanced-Workplace Associates (AWA), an independent, global Management Consultancy focused on helping organizations evaluate and transition to remote, hybrid, and other work models to improve human performance and business outcomes. Prior to joining AWA, Pat was President/COO of Workplace IQX LLC and Kayhan International, workplace and corporate interior firms.

Working with some of the world's most respected organizations, Pat and her team help to develop and implement Workplace Strategy / Change Programs, ensuring that 'workforce, workplace, and technologies' align to deliver remarkable experiences, enhance employee satisfaction and well-being while accelerating business success. A skilled facilitator and communicator, Pat is passionate about leveraging 'workplace' as a strategic and transformational asset that helps people to work at their best, every day... from anywhere.

Pat has a Masters’ Degree in business and organizational design from UCLA, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and an IFMA Fellow. She is past chair of the IFMA Foundation and past Director for IFMA’s International board. Currently, she serves on two advisory boards: Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business and the IFMA Foundation. She is a founding member of the Workplace Evolutionaries and speaks regularly at global conferences. Finally, Pat is an adjunct professor at the Vienna University of Technology (TU WIEN), Institute for Real Estate & Facility Management.

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Univ.Ass. DI Lisa Thrainer studied architecture at the University of Technology in Graz and graduated in 2014. Afterwards she worked for different architecture firms in Germany, France and Austria. Since 2020 Lisa Thrainer is a university assistant in the research group Real Estate & Facility Management at TU Wien and researches in the fields of Facility Management Trends in Europe and New Ways of Working.

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Dr. Alexander Redlein is a university professor for Facility Management at the TU Wien and former vice president of IFMA Austria. After his interdisciplinary studies at the TU Wien and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration he is now engaged in research, education and consultancy in the area of FM for over 20 years. He is head of IFM - Real Estate and Facility Management at the TU Wien. Beside his research activities he is responsible for technology transfer between the university and CEE companies. In numerous projects he set up FM concepts for international companies and optimised their FM processes and ICT. As a researcher he conducted international studies about the status quo of FM in CEE countries and about the value added coming from FM. Currently he is researching in the area of risk management in FM, developing reference processes for FM and concepts for IT support. In addition, he heads a MBA for FM at the TU Wien.
Mr. Redlein is board member at EuroFM and president of REUG (Real Estate User Group).

Additionally Alexander Redlein is member of the Stanford University teaching team.

Foto Alex Redlein

Andrej Grieb has been lecturing real estate law for over 30 years at the Vienna Higher Regional Court, the Chamber of Notaries, the Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Experts and many more, as well as lecturing medical law at medical associations and rescue organizations.

In addition to his teaching activities at the University of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology for postgraduate programs, he is also a judge at the Regional Court for Civil Matters and interim head at the Vienna Red Cross (AUT).

Foto Andrej Grieb

Real Estate Law | Real Estate & Construction | Corporate Real Estate (M&A) | Energy | Outsourcing | CEE Business Law


Education

  • University of Salzburg (Mag. iur. 1994, Dr. iur. 1996)
  • Pallas Consortium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (LL.M. 1997)

Teaching positions

  • Assistant at the University of Salzburg, Salzburg/Austria (1992-95)
  • Lecturer at the University of Salzburg, Law Faculty, Salzburg/Austria
  • University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, LL.M. Program in Transnational Business Practice, Sacramento/California


Academic publications

  • International Real Estate Handbook, Wiley, 2006 (co-author)
  • Handbuch des internationalen GmbH-Rechts, zerb Verlag, 2006 (co-author)
  • Various other articles relating to real estate and CEE Business Law
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Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Baretschneider, BSc is project assistant at the research group Real Estate & Facility Management at TU Wien., opens an external URL in a new window