Meet the JKU BUS.

Fast Trader or Fair Trader? Regional or International? The answer is AND. New times call for new strategies and new answers to questions arising from digitalization and internationalization.

The JKU Business School thrives in research, education, and real-world business practices through its commitment to the following core values:

Bold and Entrepreneurial

Firmly anchored in the region, the JKU Business School is an academic hub with an international focus. We not only teach our students to be entrepreneurially minded, we also prepare them to face key challenges of our times: Digital transformation and sustainability.

Connected and Impactful

We offer broad academic and scientific education, making students aware of just how different subject areas connect so they can understand businesses in their entirety and have a real impact as future managers and leaders who are able to think outside of the box.

Curious and Research-led

Each of the JKU Business School's three divisions (Finance & Accounting, Management & Marketing, and Supply Chain & Information Management) feature high-profile researchers who work in their respective subject areas at the frontier of a new knowledge generation. This knowledge forms the basis of effective knowledge transfer – both in the classroom as well as in relation to real-world business practices.

Human and Collegial

Our students have the privilege of getting to know attentive, high-profile researchers as part of a relatively small study group and are able to experience a collegial and work-friendly environment that has become a mainstay at the JKU Business School.

JKU Business School


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz


Management Center, 2nd Floor, Room 210 B

In-person services are currently suspended

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, we are available for you via e-mail and telephone only!

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+43 732 2468 3070

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News & Events
Event 29.06.2021

Deckchair Talk

Dear students and interested parties,

we are pleased to invite you to the Deckchair Talk with the Institutes of Business Informatics on June 29, 2021 at 5:00 pm on the open space between Science Park 2 and Science Park 3. 

During a conversation in a pleasant atmosphere, the Institutes of Business Informatics: Information Engineering, Data Knowledge Engineering, Communication Engineering and Software Engineering will present their current state of research in the context of business informatics and digitalization and discuss it with the participants.

Participation is only possible with registration (please register by June 28 at the latest):

Of course, we will also take care of your physical well-being during the evening after a long working day. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We look forward to a pleasant and stimulating evening with you.

News 15.06.2021

Conf-IRM 2021 successfully promoted global knowledge transfer

From May 19-21, 2021, about 120 registered attendees followed the virtual Conf-IRM 2021 conference. The International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM) is an affiliated conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). This year, a host was found in Johannes Kepler University Linz, which, with its historical background in German-speaking business informatics, has a special connection to its sister discipline Information Systems (IS). Participants gathered information in the context of digitalization around the guiding theme of "Digital Transformation in a (Post-)Pandemic World." Under this year's motto, scientific contributions were submitted in 11 conference tracks divided by focus.

To kick off the event, Co-Chairs Barbara Krumay (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) and Gerald Grant (Carleton University Ottawa, Canada) welcomed the virtual audience in the lobby. Due to the different time zones of the presenters, the sessions were additionally divided regionally. The intelligently organized segmentation created ideal conditions for presenters and interested parties to exchange ideas without having to be physically present. Researchers from all over the world shared their experiences and gained insights with the audience. The interaction between the actors worked perfectly, resulting in lively discussions following the presentations. The recorded presentations are available on the Youtube channel of the Institute of Information Systems - Information Engineering.

With expert knowledge and full of enthusiasm on the topic, keynote speaker Carol Saunders explained how pre-coronavirus IS research can be applied to a variety of topics such as online learning, virtual teams, work-family conflict, gender inequality, and the digital divide in the pandemic and in a post-pandemic world. In the keynote held the following day, Roland Karlsböck presented in a remarkable way how Information & Communication Technology (ICT) influences organizational resilience during the pandemic and how ICT enables the path to recovery and renewal for the future.

Interaction is fundamentally necessary for a conference, which is why an extensive entertainment program was organized in addition to the technical agenda items. The social events included a variety of activities, through the special design of which the local culture was brought closer. There was a free choice of Power Point Karaoke - battle decks, 360° JKU campus tour and a cooking show. Especially the cooking show aroused a great interest of the participants. Traditional Austrian dishes were prepared under the live guidance of a chef. On Thursday, a delicious Wiener Schnitzel was prepared, while on Friday, participants were initiated into the secrets of making a Kaiserschmarren, the famous Austrian dessert once favored by Kaiser Franz Joseph the First.

The event's successful digital implementation has brought together scientists from around the world. Still, the virtual format is not a long-term replacement for the conference, but it is a profitable addition. With this in mind, the organizers hope that the next Conf-IRM will be held on-site again. The organizing team would like to sincerely thank all contributors for the smooth running of the conference and the exciting inputs.

We are already looking forward to the next time.

News 10.06.2021

1. Heinrich lecture was a great success!

On the occasion of the 85th birthday of Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich, the Heinrich Lecture was initiated by the Institute of Information Systems - Information Engineering. This took place on May 31st under active interest. The rector of the Johannes Kepler University Linz Prof. Meinhard Lukas welcomed the audience and thanked the pioneer of digitalization for his commitment. The jubilarian has significantly shaped not only the German-speaking business informatics, but also the JKU Linz.

In the opening speech, Institute Director Prof. Barbara Krumay and Vice Rector for Teaching and Students Prof. Stefan Koch highlighted the far-reaching positive traces of Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich, which the visionary has left behind through his work. With the definition of the human-task-technology system, the foundation stone for research on information systems was laid. Despite further technological development and the digital transformation, the human being continues to take center stage. Digitization is permeating the world of work and life, and in the process the digital transformation of society must be actively shaped.

In honor of the achievements, the Heinrich Lecture is held annually. The event is established with a specialist lecture by a renowned guest speaker. With Prof. Armin Heinzl from the University of Mannheim, a trusted colleague (co-author of two standard works with Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich) could be won, who presented the principles of digital platform ecosystems in his technical lecture "Platform Ecosystems - Fundamentals, Governance and Introduction". This gave the participants an insight into the structure and functioning of platform ecosystems. Furthermore, the economic importance and introduction strategies of platform ecosystems were explained. The recording of the livestream and the presentation can be found in the attachment.

The exciting lecture generated many interesting questions, which led to a diversified discussion after the presentation. The moderation was led by Prof. René Riedl. The former doctoral student of Prof. Lutz J. Heinrich thanked in his closing words for the appreciation shown by the attendees through their participation. In the coming years, the Heinrich Lecture will take place on the campus of the university, so that we can look back on the great successes together.

News 08.06.2021

New Publication in “Creativity and Innovation Management”

Recent article entitled "Prospective collaborative sensemaking for identifying the potential impact of emerging technologies".

„Creating the JKU Business School will place us among Europe's top universities in the field of business. The JKU Business School's long-term goals include becoming internationally accredited.“
Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Meinhard Lukas
Rector, JKU Linz