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Institute Business Administration and Management

We acquire and share the latest specialist knowledge in business administration and management, which has an important impact on science, business and society. In doing so, we concentrate primarily on three areas: research, bachelor and master-level education, and lifelong learning.

We collaborate with leading universities all over the world, including in the UK, Russia, Germany, France, Switzerland and Canada. Since its establishment, the institute has made a vital contribution to the systematic internationalisation of research and teaching at IMC Krems.

Research – education – lifelong learning

Research

Management research with a strong social and behavioural science element has been an integral part of the university’s work since 1994 – it has a strong international emphasis and still shapes activities at the Institute of Business Administration and Management to this day. Our research centres on analysing the effects that managerial decisions have on the development of public and private companies. In this respect, we focus on the core challenges currently facing such organisations.

Our current research focuses are derived from these challenges:

  • Industry 4.0: innovation management in the context of digitalisation
  • Trade secrets: competitive advantages and IP management in a globalised, digitalised world
  • Developing digital skills: work-based learning using digital technologies

We carry out theoretical and empirical research with a strong emphasis on subsequent application. Our research findings are published in scientific journals in Austria and abroad. We also publish reference works and textbooks on topical management issues, and provide public institutions and companies with support in analysing management-related topics.

Bachelor and master-level education

Students on degree programmes offered by our institute acquire basic knowledge of management and business administration, culminating in the specialised Management master programme, which gives them the solid grounding they require to assume senior management positions at small and medium-sized enterprises and at major international companies.

Lifelong learning

The concept of lifelong learning has had a strong influence on the institute’s activities since the 1990s. We see ourselves as an education partner in various life phases. Our specialist knowledge and business expertise are tailored to the specific needs of different target groups. For instance, we provide practical insights into the latest business issues, such as patent and innovation management, for a wide audience in a clearly understandable form, using the latest technology and digital tools in the process.

" The Institute of Business Administration and Management is dedicated to internationally focused research and teaching, and it puts an emphasis on generating and sharing knowledge that is highly relevant for businesses and society. "
Tina Gruber-Mücke, Head of Institute Business Administration and Management

Team

Get to know the core team of our Institute Business Administration and Management.

Institute Business Administration and Management


  • Prof.(FH) Dr. Karl Ennsfellner | CEO - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Dr. Karl Ennsfellner
    CEO
    CEO / Leader of Institut Betriebswirtschaft und Management

    Prof.(FH) Dr. Karl Ennsfellner

  • Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Reinhard Altenburger | Professor Department of Business - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Reinhard Altenburger
    Professor Department of Business
  • Mag. (FH) Mag. Christine Bachner, MSc | Research Assistant / Department of Business - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Mag. (FH) Mag. Christine Bachner, MSc
    Research Assistant / Department of Business
  • Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Kfm. Stefan Baronowski, BA (Hons) | Professor Department of Business - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Kfm. Stefan Baronowski, BA (Hons)
    Professor Department of Business
  • Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Tina Gruber-Mücke | Head of Institute Business Administration and Management / Programme Director Business Administration - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Tina Gruber-Mücke
    Head of Institute Business Administration and Management / Programme...
  • Prof.(FH) Mag.(FH) Doris Handhofer, MSc. | Professor Department of Business - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Mag.(FH) Doris Handhofer, MSc.
    Professor Department of Business
  • Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Alexandra Kuhnle-Schadn | Professor Department of Business - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Alexandra Kuhnle-Schadn
    Professor Department of Business
  • Prof.(FH) Dr. Franz Piller | Programme Director Business Administration and E-Business Management - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Prof.(FH) Dr. Franz Piller
    Programme Director Business Administration and E-Business Management
  • Dr. Alfred Radauer | Programme Director Management - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Dr. Alfred Radauer
    Programme Director Management
  • Hon.Prof.(FH) Mag. Alfred Siedl | Professor Department of Business - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Hon.Prof.(FH) Mag. Alfred Siedl
    Professor Department of Business
  • Birgit Teufer, MA | Research Assistant/ Phd Student Department of Business - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Birgit Teufer, MA
    Research Assistant/ Phd Student Department of Business