Welcome to the Institute of Management Control and Consulting!

The Institute of Management Control and Consulting has been institutionally anchored at the Johannes Kepler University for 30 years and has been headed by Prof. Dr. Birgit Feldbauer-Durstmüller since 1 October 2005.

Controlling is an entrepreneurial function that makes a central contribution to the sustainable success of an organisation. The area of responsibility of controllers includes the design and monitoring of the management process regarding goal setting, planning, control and information provision.

The Institute's education includes the following focal points:

  • Operational controlling
  • Strategic controlling
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Controlling and IT

In addition to technical content, personal and social aspects of the controller role are also addressed ("Business Partner"). IT support has long been part of the everyday work of controllers. A major focus is therefore on the advancing digitalisation of business processes.

The Institute's research is characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinarity and covers all key areas of the JKU. It is both internationally (journals) and nationally (practitioners) oriented.

The Institute maintains contacts with numerous partners from the industry, small and medium-sized enterprises, family businesses, banks or creditor protection associations. This close connection to business practice is expressed in the form of practical projects, internships, lectures and excursions.

Institute of Management Control and Consulting


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Management Center, 4th floor, Room 409A

Office hours

The office is closed from July 28th to 30th
and August 9th to 23rd


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:

Wednesday: Closed

Phone number

+43 732 2468 7044


Current job vacancies

To the overview
News & Events
Event 03.02.2022

Business School - Lunch Time Seminar

Discussion and networking on current research projects

Event 21.01.2022

Guest lecture "Controlling in Practice"

featuring Mag. Andreas Flotzinger und
Mag. Wolfgang Simader,
Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich

Friday, January 21, 2022
10:15 AM online / Zoom

News 02.12.2021

SUMMARY: Workshop with visiting professor Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Hiebl on writing reviews for scientific journals

Tips and tricks for the publication process of scientific journals from a reviewer's perspective.

Thursday, 02.12.2021

News 12.11.2021

SUMMARY: Closing Event "Religious and Secular Values at Family-Owned Firms and Managerial Decisions".

The event on Monday, November 8, 2021, focused entirely on the topic of business and religion. Sponsored by the Business School, the interdisciplinary research study explored just how religious and secular values influence family-owned businesses, particularly in regard to their management decisions. After conducting qualitative interviews, the team managed to compile initial findings in this fairly under-researched area.

In addition to a brief introduction about the study, the team presented its initial findings. Dr. Tanja Wolf spoke about family-owned business and the origins and the impact that beliefs and values have on these types of businesses. Assist. Prof. Dr. Thomas Brunner-Kirchmair followed, providing insight into how socio-emotional wealth and religiosity influences decisions regarding mergers & acquisitions at family-owned businesses.

A notable highlight of the evening included an interesting panel discussion under the direction of Univ. Prof. Dr. Martin Hiebl to address what kind of values will drive family-owned businesses in the future. Reinhard Honeder (Honeder Naturbackstube Ltd.) and Peter Augendopler (Backaldrin International The Kornspitz Company Ltd.) took part in the discussion to talk about the values they model at their respective companies.

A reception followed, giving all of the participants an opportunity to discuss the topic further and exchange ideas in a more casual setting.