Welcome at the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology


Our Institute

The Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology at Graz University of Technology consists of a dynamic, enthusiastic and flexible team, operating as industrial engineers, knowledge managers, teachers and consultants in the fields of Business Economics, Management Accounting, Industrial Sociology and Communication. We create added value by scientific teaching and applied research in the fields of “Management Control, Accounting and Finance”, "Human Resource Management and Industrial Sociology" and "Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management".

Research and teaching at the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology at Graz University of Technology aims to achieve and maintain effectiveness and efficiency of firms in industrial markets.


Management of Technology has become one of the main fields of research of the institute. Our current research focuses on the following areas:

  • Management Control, Accounting and Finance
  • Industrial Marketing, Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Human Resource Management and Industrial Sociology

The main research objective is to improve the holistic understanding of the complex processes within firms that provide technological goods and services in industrial markets to ensure the firms’ competitiveness, sustainability and viability.

In recent years, a lot of research projects performed by both academic researchers of the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology and commercial companies have been completed successfully. There is strong evidence that the success factor of the applied research approach is the close collaboration between university and industry partners during the whole research process, which guarantees the quick adoption and the practical application of the research results.

For further information regarding research at the Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology, please visit TUGRAZonline.


Our graduates are equipped with a wide range of skills and knowledge that enable them to succeed in their future careers, including a comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of the technological basics combined with outstanding problem solving skills in business economics.

The close cooperation of the institute’s researchers with industry partners ensures university courses with strong practical relevance. Furthermore, this guarantees abundant opportunities for our students to further develop their social competence and communication skills. For decades our graduates have enjoyed an excellent reputation due to their well-founded professional knowledge, their practical expertise and their social competences.

The following link will give you more information on our teaching activities visit TUGRAZonline.


If you require further information in English language do not hesitate to contact our office manager Daniela Kolmann by E-mail bwlofficenoSpam@tugraz.at or by phone +43 (0) 316 873-7286. We would appreciate to provide you more details about our Institute and we are looking forward to hear from you soon.

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Institute of Business Economics and Industrial Sociology Kopernikusgasse 24/II
A-8010 Graz Phone +43 (0) 316 873-7281