Our university: innovative, international, people-focused
Since it opened in 1994, our university has built a reputation as one of the most innovative and international higher education institutions in Austria.
Impressive results in a range of rankings underline the high levels of satisfaction among our students from Austria and abroad: the top marks that IMC Krems receives year after year in Universum’s Talent Survey, for example.
Education with a personal touch
IMC Krems was founded as the International Management Center (IMC) in 1994 by Dr. Heinz Boyer, who is now the university’s Supervisory Board Chairman and majority owner. Eight years later, on 1 April 2002, we were awarded university of applied science status. Since then, the university has grown rapidly. IMC Krems currently offers 17 bachelor and 10 master degree programmes, as well as 3 continuing education courses – about 40 % of programmes are taught in English. Our programmes are closely linked to the university’s core focuses of business, digitalisation & engineering, health and life sciences.
The university education we provide stands out for its exceptional practical focus and emphasis on leadership and soft skills, as well as the extensive language-learning options available to students and project-based teaching in small groups. We do not think that our university should be an “educational production line”. First-hand learning experiences are fundamental to our teaching approaches.
Strong partnerships for outstanding career opportunities
Establishing close ties between teaching, research and industry is a major priority, and is a crucial part of how we prepare students for the job market. 90% of all students find permanent employment within three months of graduation, thanks in no small part to the compulsory internships or research placements they have completed.
The Executive Management
Mag. Ulrike Prommer, Dr. LL.M.(Com) Udo Brändle and Prof.(FH) Dr. Karl Ennsfellner form the Executive Management team at IMC Krems. Their deputy is authorised signatory Michaela Sabathiel.
As integral part of the University Management, the Executive Management sets the university’s strategic direction. In this respect, representing the university externally, concluding strategic partnerships and maintaining links to stakeholders are core responsibilities.
At IMC Krems, it is our goal to avoid a separation of the "academic side" and the "management side".
The University Management, therefore, is composed of the Executive Management and the Academic Board. Together, the mebers of the University Management jointly develop the strategic orientation and positioning of IMC Krems.
The University Management is chaired by Ulrike Prommer. Dr. LL.M.(Com) Udo Brändle is responsible for the areas of research and innovation; Prof. (FH) Dr. Karl Ennsfellner is working hard to further advance the international orientation of IMC Krems. The Academic Head Prof. (FH) Mag. Dr. Martin Waiguny is constantly evolving the academic side of our university.
The IMC Krems team
We currently have 300 employees and our headcount is growing from month to month. Our lecturers, researchers, service department personnel and apprentices all make important contributions to the success of our university. At IMC Krems, people are at the heart of everything we do.
Our internal structures reflect the university’s strategic goals and are set out in the university’s organisational chart.