Corporate Partners

Partnering with your Company

Close collaboration with businesses is a critical success factor for FHWien der WKW. Well-suited cooperation partners support us in providing our students with effective, practical and relevant training. We have a varied range of cooperation opportunities available to our business partners.

Cooperations with FHWien der WKW

Working together in research, teaching and employer branding

Cooperation opportunities range from research and business field projects, to the awarding of theses and the provision of internship places, tailor-made employer branding packages and sponsorship opportunities.

Find the right type of partnership opportunity and contact us. I look forward to working with you!
Ing. Mag. (FH) Michael Heritsch, MSc, Chief Executive Officer

Knowledge Transfer

We regularly participate in the exchange of knowledge with our corporate partners. We also offer exclusive insights into the newest developments in research, development and teaching. The input and participation of our corporate partners guarantees the quality and business relevance of our various public events.

Events are addressed to students, graduates and/or the general public, depending on the subject area and format.

Examples of events with corporate partners

  • Expert symposiums
  • Lectures
  • Discussion panels
  • Conferences

Have a look at our current events.


Alumni&Co is a network of graduates, students, teaching staff and business partners and is primarily there for students who want to improve their career prospects whilst studying or once graduated.

Alumni&Co is the ideal platform for our corporate partners to connect with members and present their companies to potential employees and customers. We have over 10,000 contacts in our network and of them over 6,000 graduates. The services offered range from our job platform Career Center, to career events and the special “Alumni Night of FHWien der WKW”.

Cooperations with Study Programs

Our Study Programs cover the two areas of communication and management with 18 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs as well as continuing education programs like the International MBA in Management & Communications. In this way, corporate partners have the opportunity to communicate with students.

The spectrum of possible cooperation stretches from business field projects, to the support and awarding of theses, to joint events. In this way, corporate partners are afforded a variety of ways to position themselves within FHWien der WKW.

Research & Development

We will support you in all matters relating to research projects and inform you of the correct contact person for your research questions.

Take a closer look at the range of services offered by our research team.

Successful Partnerships

Leading business schools have firmly integrated the subject ‘Business Ethics’ into their curricula and have reinforced their research capacities in this field. This trend has been pioneered by FHWien der WKW. Collaborating with leading Austrian businesses facilitated the appointment of the Endowed Chair of Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, FH-Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz in 2012.

FHWien der WKW has been developing Corporate Governance & Business Ethics into its own research cluster since 2014. This takes into account the increasing need for business and international standards in teaching and research.

Further information about the Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics can be found here

Corporate Governance & Business Ethics

We are grateful to our corporate partners:

  • Berndorf AG
  • Blaguss Reisen GmbH
  • GlaxoSmithKline Pharma GmbH
  • Hofer KG
  • KALLCO Bauträger GmbH
  • Kapsch Group
  • Josef Manner & Comp AG
  • Ulreich Bauträger GmbH

The Endowed Chair conducts interdisciplinary research in close cooperation with partner organizations (universities, business, government, NGOs). The team around Markus Scholz carries out basic-research projects, generates case studies and transfers the results of their research in application-oriented contexts. In various follow-up projects, the results are transferred into feasible recommendations for action, which are then implemented by businesses in their own projects. This example of a cooperation model between science and business makes a significant contribution to the training of future managers.