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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, Wing A, 4th floor

Office Hours

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
8:30 - 11:00 AM

Wednesday: Closed

On the following days the institute is closed during the ws 2022/23

Friday, 9.12.
Thursday, 22.12. until Tuesday, 3.1.

Phone number

+43 732 2468 7044


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News & Events

News 20.11.2018

Research achievement of the Institute awarded with Pater Johannes Schasching SJ-Prize 2018

On 20 November 2018, the Pater Johannes Schasching SJ Prize was awarded for the 12th time by the Catholic Private University Linz in cooperation with the Federation of Austrian Industry.

News 10.07.2017

Science Award of the Raiffeisenlandesbank OÖ 2017

The Science Award of the Raiffeisenlandesbank OÖ was awarded for the 14th time in 2017. We are particularly pleased that a cooperation project between employees of the Institutes of Corporate Finance and Management Control & Consulting at the JKU Linz and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences was honoured. Dean Prof. Helmut Pernsteiner, Prof. Markus Dick (both Institute of Corporate Finance), Prof. Birgit Feldbauer-Durstmüller (Institute of Management Control & Consulting) and Christine Mitter (University of Applied Sciences Salzburg) received the coveted prize for their joint publication "The Impact of Finance and Governance on the Internationalisation Modes of Family Firms". The publication was published in the European Journal of International Management.

Dick, M., Mitter, C., Feldbauer-Durstmüller, B., & Pernsteiner, H. (2017). The impact of finance and governance on the internationalisation modes of family firms. European Journal of International Management, 11(1), 42-64.