Academic Directors - Management School

Here you will find an overview of our Academic Directors.

[Translate to English:] Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Aussenegg

Wolfgang Aussenegg habilitated in General Business Administration at the TU Wien. Since 2000 he has been an associate professor at the Institute of Management Sciences, Department of Finance and Controlling at the Vienna University of Technology. Furthermore, he has been head of the General Management MBA course since 2008 and MBA Corporate Finance & Risk Management since 2021.


[Translate to English:] Assoc.Prof. Mag. Michael Filzmoser, PhD

Michael Filzmoser is an associate professor at the Department for Labor Science and Organization of the Institute for Management Science at TU Wien. Furthermore, he acts as vice dean of Study Affairs for Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering - Management.

He studied International Business Administration at the University of Vienna, received his doctorate in Management and successfully completed his habilitation in Business Administration at TU Wien.

His research interests include simulation, negotiation and organizational theory with a specific focus on analysis and design of coordination processes, specifically in connection with digitization and automation.


[Translate to English:] Univ.Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Güttel

Prof. Dr. 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.

His research focuses on leadership, strategic change and learning in complex and dynamically evolving environments. His work has been published in various books and scientific journals (e.g. Human Relations, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Management Learning or International Journal of Management Review). In addition, Prof. Wolfgang Güttel is also active in management development and consulting and actively supports managers and companies in the areas of leadership, team development, organizational design, strategy and change management.


Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. Sabine Theresia 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:] Univ.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Schlund

Sebastian Schlund is 2017 BMK Endowed Professor for Industry 4.0 at the TU Wien and heads the research area Human-Machine Interaction at the Institute of Management Sciences (IMW).

Since July 1, 2019, he has been head of the new business unit and is also responsible for the business unit "Advanced Industrial Management" at Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. He researches and teaches in the field of digitally and automatically supported work design in production with a focus on assistance systems, work organization and human-machine partnership.

He is an advisory board member of the German Assembly Congress, a member of the Techno-Economy Forum (TÖF), the Austrian Scientific Society for Production Technology (ÖWGP) and scientific director of the Vienna University of Technology in EIT Manufacturing.


Dr. Sandra Stein

Sandra Stein studied at RWTH Aachen University and received her doctorate in the field of transport and logistics in the area of inland navigation. Prior to her doctorate, she was employed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), among others, before moving on to the academic field. Since 2011, she has been working in the research department of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH and is head of this division. At TU Wien, she supervises dissertations, diploma and master theses and is lecturing logistics.

Her main research fields are transport logistics, especially Physical Internet, collaborative transport networks, integrated transport and production planning, FTI in logistics, logistics clusters, which are reflected in a large number of publications. She heads various publicly funded projects, such as the Austrian mobility flagship project "PhysICAL - Physical Internet through cooperative Austrian Logistics".


[Translate to English:]  Univ.Prof.Dr. Wilfried Sihn

Wilfried Sihn has been working as a professor for industrial engineering and systems planning at the Institute of Management Sciences , opens an external URL in a new windowat the TU Wien 2004. In November 2008 he was appointed managing director of the newly founded Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH and heads the Fraunhofer Center for Production and Logistics Management in Vienna. Furthermore, he has been the course director of the Professional MBA Automotive Industry since 2009.

Dr. Sihn has been working in the field of applied research and consulting for more than 25 years and has participated in well over 300 industrial projects. In addition, he is head of the Austrian Science Platform for Logistics (WissLog) and is a member of the board and presidium of the Federal Association of Logistics (BVL) in Austria.