Application Deadline: November 8, 2020

Apply now for one of the coveted study places at the Entrepreneurial School® - Start of studies in autumn 2021!

COVID-19: Stay safe in the fall semester

With safety of students, lecturers and employees as our paramount concern, the Entrepreneurial School® has placed a comprehensive prevention and action concept with September 1, 2020, in place. The implemented measurements include a combination of online learning elements and face-to-face events with strict on-site hygiene measures enforced.

If you have any questions regarding the concept of measures, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Campus Tour at the Management Center Innsbruck

In this video our Alumni Lena introduces you to the infrastructure of the MCI. From seminar rooms to laboratories and libraries, you can get all the insights and information about the campus of the Management Center Innsbruck.


Great news for the Entrepreneurship School®: For the second year in a row, the renowned "U-Multirank" - initiated by the European Commission - lists the MCI among the 25 best universities and colleges worldwide.


Excellence in teaching

With a mixed faculty comprising the MCI’s own professors, visiting lecturers from a wide variety of countries as well as recognized executives and experts from the fields of business, research and consulting, the MCI offers a synergetic combination of theory and practice that creates added value for students and encourages them to put their new-found knowledge to the test.


As the Entrepreneurial School®, MCI is positioned to provide a meaningful connection between university, grande école, business school, university of applied sciences, and the world of business. It represents a strong international brand that successfully combines

  • teaching and advanced training
  • research & development
  • knowledge transfer
  • innovative start-ups.

Let’s go international

Students and faculty from all over the world, a semester abroad and study modules at prestigious partner universities, double-degree options, internships with global players and a variety of international activities open the door to international perspectives, intercultural competence and professional development.

Outstanding conditions for study

Demanding admission procedures form the foundation for studies of a high standard with team working in small groups, fast progress and low dropout rates. Curricula with a strong practical orientation, intensive support and the MCI's proverbial service orientation guarantee a quality learning experience, personal wellbeing and optimum prospects on the job market.

Excellent study quality

Ever since its foundation, the Entrepreneurial School® has emphasized the importance of continuous development and benchmarking. With that, MCI has been able to obtain the prestigious AACSB accreditation. It belongs to the less than 5% of business schools and institutions of higher education that have received this distinction.

Application & Admission

Bachelor and Master programs

Application Deadlines 2020/21
  • Date 1: November 08, 2020
  • Date 2: January 31, 2021
  • Date 3: March 21, 2021    
  • Date 4: May 30, 2021


If you have any questions concerning the study programs, please use the contact form or call us under +43 512 2070-0 

Please note

Online applications for the study program Smart Building Technologies can be submitted here.

Executive Education

Application Deadlines 2021
  • Date 1: January 31, 2021
  • Date 2: March 21, 2021
  • Date 3: May 30, 2021
  • Date 4: August 29, 2021


If you have any questions please write an E-Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us under +43 512 2070 2100

Please note

The following dates apply for all Executive Programs (except seminars).



The health and safety of our applicants is our top priority.

In consideration of current developments, MCI will take all necessary steps in accordance with official guidelines to guarantee you a safe and fair admission procedure, both within Austria and abroad.

Applicants will receive detailed information in time during the admission process.

Job interview at the MCI

Application & Admission

In the course of the application process, MCI will verify your documents and check whether the admission requirements of the respective course are met. The following criteria apply:

The program accepts individuals with a higher education entrance qualification (Matura, Abitur, relevant vocational qualification, or other school leaving certificate that allows them to matriculate at a higher education institution and study).

Prospective students are not required to have completed the school leaving examination by the time of application. In the case of admission, the relevant certificate may be handed in later. Please include the most recent certificate in your application.

Applicants without higher education entrance qualification may be admitted to MCI if they

  • successfully complete the higher education entrance examination or
  • provide proof of relevant vocational training and successfully complete additional examinations at MCI.

Higher education entrance examination

In general, applicants are eligible for admission to study at MCI if they have completed the higher education entrance examination in subjects corresponding to the subjects required by the respective course of study. The higher education entrance examination may be taken, for example, at the University of Innsbruck.

For questions regarding the subjects required for admission to your desired course of study and the higher education entrance examination, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Relevant vocational qualification & additional examinations

Applicants with a relevant professional qualification, such as a certificate of apprenticeship, master craftsman certificate, or advanced technical certificate, may be admitted if they successfully complete additional examinations in German, English, Mathematics, and Physics. Applicants without higher education entrance qualification are required to take the additional examinations as part of the MCI admission procedure.

Admission to a Master’s program requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. Further information can be found on the respective subpages of the Master's program under "Admission".

Special regulations apply to applicants who do not hold Austrian citizenship. Please consider our

Online Application

Please include the following documents in your online application:

  • Cover letter
  • C.V. / Résumé (typewritten)
  • Certificate of birth
  • Copy of passport or identitiy card (front and back)
  • Valid passport photo
  • Certificate from a secondary technical and vocational school or certificate of apprenticeship (if applicable)
  • Matura certificate / School Leaving Certificate or other certificate of higher education entrance qualification, or most recent certificate available (if applicable)
  • Evidence of completed higher education entrance examination or relevant vocational qualification (if applicable)
  • Evidence of professional experience or internships (if applicable)
  • Evidence of further education (if applicable)

Should you apply for a Master’s program, please also submit:

  • Bachelor diploma, confirmation of prospective completion of studies or equivalent diploma of a 3-year degree program at a national / international higher education institution
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s, or diploma certificate (if applicable)
  • Diploma Supplement (if applicable)
  • Transcript of records
  • For master programs held in English: if applicable, proof of the required English language skills (for further information, please visit the respective website)
A group of applicants at the admission procedure at MCI

Once all required application documents have been received, the department responsible for your desired course of study will verify the documents and check whether the requirements for admission are met. If all requirements are fulfilled, you will be invited to the written entrance examination and personal interview by email.

You may interrupt or cancel your application at any time during the application period. If desired, we will save your data, enabling you to continue to apply or reapply later on.


Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one study program at the same time, as long as a plausible rationale is given.

Applications for English-language degree courses are accepted in English only.

Admission process

The admission to the study requires the completion of an admission process, which is divided into the following parts:

Step 1 - Online application: cover letter, CV & motivation

One part of the admission process is a written application including a résumé and a brief cover letter (professional/academic/social achievements, study/professional goals, etc.).  Your cover letter should explain your interest in the study program as well as the personal goals that you would like to achieve through the program.

Step 2 - Written entrance examination

If your application is received within the application period and all general admission requirements are met, you will be invited to the written entrance examination. This is to assess your suitability for the respective course of study.

The written entrance exam consists of questions on deductive thinking, numerical abilities, long-term memory, English language skills, as well as a study-related personality profile. The exam is computer-based, has a duration of 2 and a half hours and takes place, on-campus, at MCI. Aids such as calculators, dictionaries etc. are not permitted.

Multiple applications

The written entrance exam applies to all business-related studies (see below) and has only to be taken once.

Here you can find information on the written examination ( pdf | 338.27K )

The written entrance examination for business-related Master’s programs, Social Work programs and all programs in the fields of Technology & Life Sciences assesses candidates’ knowledge in fields relevant to the desired course of study. Further information can be found on the respective subpages of the Master's program under "Admission".

Step 3 - Interview

All applicants are invited to a personal or digital interview to discuss their application, career goals and motivation for the study program.

Upon completion of the admission procedure

Once the admission procedure has been completed, we will assess your results. These will be communicated to you within three weeks of the conclusion of the application process.

  • Allocation of study places
    Please note that there are several application deadlines for each academic year. After the completion of each application round, the highest ranked applicants will be admitted to their desired course of study.
    Applicants who are not among the highest ranked but still performed well in the application process, will be given a place on the waiting list. Should one of the admitted applicants not accept the study place offered to him or her, you will advance on the list, which may take until the first week of the respective semester.

  • Contract of Study
    When a student is accepted, a Contract of Study is concluded, which stipulates the relationship between MCI and the student. At the core of the contract is the definition of the rights and obligations of both parties, e.g.

    ο Teaching of degree courses in accordance with existing legal provisions
    ο Provisions of required basic conditions, resources, teaching staff, etc.
    ο Active contribution to education
    ο Ensuring attendance
    ο Respecting exam regulations
    ο Completion of an internship

    Moreover, the Contract of Study contains information and rules regarding academic degree, specializations/elective modules etc., interruption of studies, tuition fees, cancellation of the contract including examples of possible reasons for cancellation, terms and conditions, house rules etc.

Model Contract of Study Bachelor Programs ( pdf | 1.40M )
Model Contract of Study Master Programs ( pdf | 1.13M )

  • Tuition fee
    The tuition fee for beginning students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland is 363 euros per semester. Non-EU students have to pay 6,250 euros’ tuition per semester in a Bachelor’s program and 7,500 euros per semester in a Master’s program.

  • First instalment
    Upon admission to your course of choice, you will be charged 726 euros when having a citizenship in the EU/EEA or Switzerland, and 12,500 euros for a Bachelor's program or, respectively, 15,000 euros for a Master's program when having a citizenship in other countries.

    This amount corresponds to the tuition fees for the first year of study and is to be paid as a first instalment. It will be counted towards your tuition for the first two semesters once you have commenced with your studies. Additionally, a membership fee for the Austrian Student Union of 20.20 euros per semester will be charged.

Applicants with disabilities

MCI is committed to creating a framework which provides applicants with disabilities an equal opportunity in the application for admission to MCI.

Applicants with special needs are encouraged to contact us and request accommodations for their participation in the application procedure or studies. We are happy to answer any questions relating to accessibility and diversity and to provide support.