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 Modules: 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.

[Translate to English:] Roland Gutmann

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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 Continuing Education Center (CEC) 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.

  

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.

Strategic Management & Technology

[Translate to English:] Foto Martin Friesl

Martin Friesl is Professor of Business Administration at the University of Bamberg, Professor of Strategic Management at Lancaster University Management School and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR).

His research focuses on strategic renewal, strategy implementation, and the development, change and replication of organizational capabilities in a variety of contexts such as Biotechnology, IT offshoring, Retailing, Franchising, Commercial Property Development, the Armed Forces and Financial Services.

Martin Friesl studied Business Education at LMU Munich, received his Doctorate in Management from the Bundeswehr University Munich and has worked as a project manager for change management with Siemens AG, as a consultant, as well as in various finance roles in in the UK, Germany and China.

  

[Translate to English:] Foto Wolfgang Güttel

Wolfgang H. Güttel is University Professor of Human Resources and Management at the Institute of Management Sciences and Dean of the Continuing Education Center (CEC) 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.

  

Martin Ihrig is an associate dean and clinical professor at New York University and a senior fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder and president of I-Space Institute, LLC.

Between 2011 and 2017 Martin Ihrig was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Master of Business Studies from University College Dublin and his Doctorate in Business Administration from Technische Universität Berlin.

In developing strategy and innovation tools for corporate and public sector decision makers, he has worked with organizations such as BAE Systems (USA), The Boeing Company (USA), Vale (Brazil), Merck (USA), and the Philadelphia Orchestra (USA).

[Translate to English:] Walter Schwaiger

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.

  

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.