[Translate to English:] Institut für Kommunikationsmanagement und Medien

Barbara Thurner-Klusacek

Portrait of Barbara Thurner-Klusacek (program coordinator)

Barbara Thurner-Klusacek has been the program manager for the Master’s Program in Business Communication (BizComm) since September 2021. Her responsibilities include consulting and communicating with applicants, students, and teachers, and she is also involved with most of the relevant processes related to running the master’s program (the application process, curricular planning, coordination with internal and external stakeholders, assisting the academic directors, etc.).

Before taking on the position of program manager, Barbara Thurner-Klusacek worked in another role at WU from November 2018 until November 2020, as a coordinator for the selection procedures at the bachelor’s level. She is a graduate of WU’s Bachelor’s Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences (International Business Administration major) and has a master’s degree in Culture, Organization and Management from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Barbara Thurner-Klusacek also teaches (Intercultural Competence, Bachelor BaWiSo & BBE), which is one reason high-quality teaching and a well-balanced curriculum are particularly important to her. In addition to her teaching activities, Barbara Thurner-Klusacek is currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in the field of sociology with a special focus on organizations and interpretative social research methods. Her dissertation is on the communicative construction of diversity in public-sector organizations.


Building D2, Entrance D, Level 2, Room 2.244

Tel. +43-1-31336-4692

E-Mail: barbara.klusacek@wu.ac.at