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

[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:] 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.


[Translate to English:] Hamdali Foto

Yanis Hamdali is a research associate at the Chair of International Management at the European University Viadrina. His research interests lie in the role of time in organizations. He primarily researches the timing of innovations and the construction of futures in organizations. Yanis Hamdali completed his Master's degree M.Sc. in International Business Administration at the European University Viadrina and Tartu University, Estonia. His research has received awards including the Best Ph.D. Paper Award from the Strategy Practice Interest Group and the Innovation Award from the Mayor of Frankfurt.
Prior to his academic career, Hamdali worked in digital transformation roles at Bayer and was involved in two successful startups. He still advises startups on strategic growth issues and teaches at various universities in Germany with a focus on innovation management and international management.




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.

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.

[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.


[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.


Risk Management & Corporate Finance

Gernot Kreiger has more than 25 years of banking experience in sales in leading positions in several Austrian banks. He has a degree in banking and finance and is an internationally certified project manager. Gernot Kreiger has many years of experience in supporting freelancers, corporate clients and top private clients as well as over 20 years of seminar and teaching experience.  He has numerous teaching assignments at domestic and foreign technical colleges and universities, international training experience in Africa and Asia. In addition to his work in a bank, he is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna, TU Wien, Donau Universität, HTW Dresden and a faculty member of the Retail Banking Academy in London.

Dale Lehman is a professor of business analytics at Loras College in Iowa. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Rochester and has taught and researched at numerous universities, including Alaska Pacific University and Fort Lewis College. He has also served as director of MBA programs at Alaska Pacific University and held industry positions at Bell Communications Research and SBC. He has a special interest in applying data analytics to problems in health care, natural resources, telecommunications and information, and finance.

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.

Tatiana Miazhynskaia works as a Risk Controller in the Market and Liquidity Risk Modeling department at Erste Group Bank AG. She has an academic background in Applied Mathematics and received her PhD from the University of Vienna in 2004. In addition, Tatiana Miazhynskaia teaches at the FH of BFI Vienna and has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience at the university and years of practical experience in banking and finance.

[Translate to English:] Foto Werner Seebacher

Werner Seebacher has been managing director of the management consultancy Seebacher Unternehmensberatung GmbH since 2000. He studied economics and law at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, where he also earned his PhD. For many years, Werner Seebacher has been teaching at various universities of applied sciences and universities, specializing in the topics of "Applied Business Administration" or "Applied Accounting", as well as "Applied Controlling" or "Applied Corporate Planning".

In 2009, the Seebacher Method ®, which he created, was developed: He has a teaching method, with the help of which the central interrelationships in corporate accounting can be taught in a simple form.


Walter Schwaiger is Chairman of the Institute of Management Sciences and Professor at the TU Wien.

He studied business administration at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Innsbruck, where he habilitated in 1999.
His teaching and research interests include IFRS Financial Management: Investment and Financing, Cost and Performance Accounting, Controlling as well as Enterprise Risk Management and IT-based Management Systems.

Compulsory Elective: Sustainability & Ethics

Doris Allhuter has been a Senior Academy Scientist in the field of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2008. Doris Allhuter is also a lecturer at the TU Wien, the Johannes Kepler University Linz and the University of Vienna. Her scientific background is in software design, technology assessment and analysis of AMS algorithms. Doris Allhuter won the Käthe-Leichter Award in 2020 for her outstanding achievements in the field of women's and gender studies in the area of gender-technology relations and the inscription of social inequalities in information technologies.

Leo Capari is a researcher in the field of technology assessment and public health at the Medical University of Vienna. From 2013 to 2020, he was a Junior Researcher in Technology Assessment in the field of technology and sustainability at the Institute of Technology Assessment. In his research work, he has participated in numerous projects including COMOPA-Computational Modeling for Policy Advice, which explored computer modeling and simulation tools in advisory contexts, as well as FTA-Parliament, a project that has been conducting foresight and technology assessment for the Austrian Parliament since 2017.

Walter Peissl has been Deputy Director in the Technology Assessment Department at the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 1988. He completed his studies in business administration and sociology at the University of Graz, where he received his diploma in 1985. In 1992 he completed his dissertation on the sociology of employees. His work focuses on the new information society, the protection of privacy, and methodological issues in technology assessment.

Mahshid Sotoudeh has been a Senior Scientist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in the field of Technology Assessment and Sustainability since 1998. She studied polymer and technical chemistry in Tehran and Vienna and received her PhD in 1994, with a thesis on the development of computer-aided process analysis methods for environmental studies. In 2010, she habilitated at Graz University of Technology in "Technology Assessment and Sustainability". In her work, she is increasingly interested in interdisciplinary research to address complex issues at the interface between technology, environment and society. Her initial research topics were clean technologies, innovations in the chemical industry, environmental technologies in the cement industry, renewable raw materials and bioplastics. She also teaches at TU Graz and TU Wien, as well as at the University of Graz.

The above faculty represent a selection of our lecturers.