Mag. Dr. Willibald Gföhler, MBA

Danube University Krems

Willibald Gföhler

About the person

Professional Experience

1 January 2014 up to now

Head, Center for General Management, Danube University Krems

May 2007 up to now

Lecturer, strategic management and leadership at Danube University Krems, at Chamber of Commerce, at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

1 July 2006 until 31 December 2013

Head, Center for Finance & Global Business, Danube University Krems

1 December 1998 until 30 June 2006

Administrative Head, Center Finance & Public Management, Danube University Krems

16 March 1998 until 30 November 1998

Employee, Center Finance & Public Management, Danube University Krems

1998 until 2007

Lecturer, hospice training, legal basis

22 October 1997 until 31 December 2006

Member of the municipality council, city of Krems


Jurist, law department, municipality of Krems

7 November 1994 until 15 January 1996

Member of the National Parliament of Austria; speaker for education, culture and youth, Parliament’s Club of The Greens (Vienna)

1 June 1994 until
31 October 1994

Aspirant lawyer, Law Firm Dr. Wilhelm (Krems)

1 December 1992 until 31 August 1993

Law Trainee at the Law Court (Krems)



Member of the municipality council, city of Krems

Founder of the Green Party in Krems


Self-employed watchmaker, Krems and Vienna




05 - 13 October 2013

Study trip to Silicon Valley/Stanford University - Lectures in Entrepreneurship and company visits

14 June 2013




May 2013

Conferment of the academic degree “Doctor of Philosophy” (Dr. phil., Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria)

Dissertation: Leadership archetypes within the life cycle of enterprises - learning experiences of founders and senior executives

Online Tutoring Course


Seminar in Philosophy of Science (Univ. Dr. Johann Götschl, Danube University Krems)

26 June 2004

Conferment of the academic degree “Master of Business Administration” (MBA), and “Academic General Manager” (Danube University Krems)

Master’s Thesis: Strategy development processes and governance systems at universities in the light of the University Act 2002 - experiences in the status quo with New Public Management


Academic New Public Manager (Danube University Krems)


Seminar for Top Executives (Prof. Dr. Winterheller, Dkfm. Grässle, Danube University Krems)

2 April 1997

Basic Seminar for European Law (“EURABEL NÖ”, Lower Austrian State Academy)


Seminar on Public Law (“Das Umweltverträglichkeitsgesetz/ environmental law“, University of Vienna)


Seminar on Public Law (“Auswirkungen des EWR Abkommens auf Österreichs Gemeinden/ Impact of the European Economic Area Agreement on Austrian Municipalities“, University of Vienna)

27 October 1992 until
23 March 1993

Course of Studies (“Umwelt-Mitwelt-Gesellschaft/Environment- Contemporaries-Society”,Lower Austrian State Academy)


Conferment of the academic degree “Magister iuris” (Mag. iur., University of Vienna) equivalent to LL.M


Studies of Law (while working, University of Vienna)


Private tuition: Trumpet and composition, Franz Koglmann (Vienna)


School leaving examination (distance learning, Vienna)

27 August 1975

Master Craftsman’s Diploma: Watchmaker (Karlstein)


Federal Technical School for Watchmakers (Karlstein)


Federal Comprehensive Secondary School (Krems)


Elementary School (Krems)




Member of the senate, Danube University Krems


Manager, Project Group, extension of the settlement of Krems, future search conference Krems



German (native language)
English (spoken, written and reading: fluent)

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