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Vision & Strategic Priorities.


We empower individuals and organizations to create positive transformational change for themselves, their stakeholders, and society.


The following vision statements make up the essence of JKU Business School:

• We are a regionally embedded academic hub with an international orientation.

• We stimulate a tight discourse and connection with the world of practice.

• We enhance connections across disciplines in management-relevant research and teaching.

• We foster socially responsible and entrepreneurial thinking and practice in individuals and organizations.

This vision especially highlights the nature of JKU Business School as a hub between research, teaching, and practice, and is grounded in the region that it also connects to international developments. The connections to be forged also extend to different fields of research, and interdisciplinary research is a key component to create impactful and relevant research and teaching. JKU Business School puts special value on socially responsible and entrepreneurial thinking and practice as a key component on individual and organizational levels. It is understood as both critical thinking and analysis, but also action and innovative as well as risk-taking behavior.

Strategic Priorities

The JKU Business School has created the following six strategic priorities to expand on the vision and derive main areas for the Business School to work on. They are focused on the core components of research and teaching.

  • Research Collaboration: Foster interdisciplinary research collaboration in our selected areas of focus within the Business School and together with regional & international partners
  • Focused Programs: Develop focused programs featuring a clear educational philosophy and based on our vision that is competitive in its respective market
  • International Orientation: A strong international direction and mobility to support research and business
  • Balanced Portfolio: Enable faculty members to improve on their strengths and attain a balanced portfolio of research, teaching and transfer in support of the Business School
  • Executive Education: Support high-quality executive education in accordance with local and regional demands
  • Effective Communication: Create effective internal & external communication and high visibility
„Upper Austria's open and active industrial landscape is an ideal environment to create a high-impact Business School that focuses on practice-oriented education in combination with high quality research and teaching.“
Andreas Janko
Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs and deputy head of the Institute of Constitutional Law and Political Science
Andreas Janko