Alumni of the month

Their last professional achievement got them noticed, their extraordinary career makes them stand out, they are currently making the headlines or they are full of talent, achievement and potential. Discover every month another impressive alumni the Entrepreneurial University in our new Alumni of the Month section.

ALUMNI OF THE MONTH is a new initiative that will allow us to recognise our interesting, exciting and inspirational alumni. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the work of our alumni and to recognise their commitment and hard work in a range of areas.

2022

November

John Gardiner

John Gardiner

Professional Basketball Player, SWARCO Raiders Tyrol

MCI teaches you, like in team sports, the importance of teamwork, networking, time management, and identifying and making clear your vision and intent toward achieving set goals in both your career and life.

International Business & Law (Master)

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October

Anna Greil

Anna Greil

Founder & CEO, uptraded | Winner of numerous awards (DFK-Student Support Award 2020, Coca-Cola Get Active Social Business Award 2021, Tirolerin Award 2022, etc.).

The study program Business & Management gives you a broad overview of the most important business topics. As a startup entrepreneur, being an all-rounder is incredibly helpful. My studies at the MCI allowed me to be a "CEO", "CFO", "CMO" and much more at the same time.

Business & Management (Bachelor)

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September

Verena Schallhart

Verena Schallhart

Teaching & Research Assistant, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® & Winner „Eduard-Wallnöfer Award for Research and Study Projects“ 2022

When I look back at my time at MCI, I remember a wonderful and shaping period of my life, in which I learned to pursue my goals with perseverance. The bachelor's and master's studies have laid an essential foundation for my personal and professional development.

Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering (Bachelor & Master)

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August

Gerald Pichler

Gerald Pichler

Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, BE-terna GmbH

The time at MCI has not only given me a profound knowledge of technical matters, but also a deep understanding of our customers. I became better and faster in identifying problem areas as well as potential for improvement and could make our customers even more successful. MCI has made a significant contribution to my personal success and to the success of our company. MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® has definitely lived up to its name.

Diploma Environmental & Process Engineering

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July

Evelyn Kirchmaier

Evelyn Kirchmaier

General Director, Markas GmbH (Bozen)

The MCI gives people in demanding positions the opportunity to delve into topics and learn new things as part of the Executive Education courses alongside their jobs. This is challenging, but ultimately satisfying and truly enriching.

Executive Master in Management & Leadership (MSc)

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June

Victoria Noack

Victoria Noack

CEO Declareme GmbH – HealthMe App

My studies, especially the focus on entrepreneurship, gave me a lot. I understood the connections better, was able to apply what I had learned directly and also felt more confident in corporate law, when I created the business plan or went to the sales strategy, for example. This also enabled me to convince the investors.

Master International Business & Management

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May

Charlotte Francke

Charlotte Francke

Co-Founder & CEO, The Future Living

The time during my studies was important for me to determine the goals and values that I wanted to pursue in my career. The MCI allowed me to gain insights into various working environments and to reflect on which path was right for me.

Bachelor Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management

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April

Andrea El Shazli

Andrea El Shazli

Head of Software Support & Service BPO, HOMAG GmbH

MCI enables its students to develop, on the one hand, a strong and broad technical understanding, and, on the other hand, soft skills, such as empathy, positivity and leadership orientation, which quickly become the USP to stay one step ahead.

Master Mechatronics & Smart Technologies

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March

Sebastian Hobmaier

Sebastian Hobmaier

EMEA Partner Executive, NIKE Inc.

The high level of practical relevance, the numerous group projects and also the lectures and presentations by renowned lecturers from all over the world has given the time at MCI an absolute added value for my career path. In addition, I was not only able to build up a good professional network, but also made friends for life and can look back on an unforgettable time.

Master International Business & Law

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February

Philipp Pfeiffer

Philipp Pfeiffer

Founder & CEO, Nutritionist, Tübingen

Having studied Business Administration online really helped me get ready to launch my own business. The broad range of relevant topics, practical input as well as the entrepreneurial spirit among the students were particularly helpful.

Bachelor Business Administration online

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January

Anna Fürst

Anna Fürst

Winner of the highest talent scholarship of the Rotary Club Innsbruck; Winner of the DFK Advancement Award 2021

It was important to me to make clear that a young person needs the right breeding ground for success. At MCI, I was able to develop my talents through a supportive and stimulating environment, which is reflected in my achievements.

Master Biotechnology

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Alumni of the month | Previous years

December

Johannes Kirchmair & Thomas Wurm

Johannes Kirchmair & Thomas Wurm

CEO & Founder, Single Use Support GmbH

Entrepreneur of the year 2021 in the category "Innovation & Hightech l Rising Stars“ and Austria's representative at the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021

Business & Management

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November

Chris Grünberg

Chris Grünberg

Product Manager in Product Development, MEGGLE Food Ingredients & Solutions

I managed to complete my master’s degree with great success in parallel to my full-time job. Many thanks to all colleagues at MEGGLE Food Ingredients & Solutions, friends and family as well as to my fellow students and the team at MCI | The Entrepreneurial University® .

Master Food Technology & Nutrition

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October

Toni Mangold

Toni Mangold

CEO, KERN Precision Inc.

Studying at the MCI is strongly oriented towards the real world. Working with current case studies and having lecturers who have gained their experience in the free economy have prepared me for the real world of work. Today I benefit very much from the broad diversification of the study program. Probably the most important thing was the fun factor. Learning was fun, and I always looked forward to coming to MCI and meeting great, interesting people every week. MCI? Any time!

Bachelor Mechatronics - Mechanical Engineering

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September

Eva-Maria Hänel

Eva-Maria Hänel

Managing Director, Speed Up GmbH

The MCI offers a very good exchange at all levels: among students, with lecturers, with external partners and internationally. This shapes and opens many doors for the future. In addition, there is a well-founded professional education delivered by interesting people.

Bachelor Tourism Business Studies

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August

Thomas Nothegger

Thomas Nothegger

Senior Vice President Global Operations, Fresenius-Kabi

The MCI offers a practice-oriented study program that gives you a robust tool to use and implement in your professional life. During my studies, I got to know many very interesting people whose opinions and different and enriching approach to finding solutions I still appreciate today.

Executive Education, General Management MBA

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July

Anita Pappenscheller

Anita Pappenscheller

Regional Reservation Manager, NH Hotel Group

When I look back at my time at MCI, I do it with a huge smile on my face. I was able to acquire a lot of knowledge and also learn a lot about myself. In addition, the international orientation of the MCI helped me to find my way in an international company. Also good friendships developed during this time, which continue to extend beyond national borders to this day. utine for me and makes my job today easier.

Master Entrepreneurship & Tourism

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June

Susanne Fietz

Susanne Fietz

Social Worker, Landeskrankenhaus Innsbruck

The MCI gives you the opportunity to prepare for your future dream job and to acquire the most current knowledge. The studies prepared me very well and in a practical manner for the real professional field and opened up many perspectives, tools and possibilities for me.

Bachelor Social Work

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May

Lukas Pechtl

Lukas Pechtl

Trainee lawyer, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Theory is good, practice is better. Theory and practice are best – this is the combination implemented at MCI. The MCI offers a great opportunity to build and expand one’s network - and far beyond the national borders.

Bachelor BUsiness & Management

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April

Christoph Auer

Christoph Auer

Chief Transformation Officer & Board of Directors, BHS tabletop AG

When I look back at my time at MCI, I remember a wonderful, intensive and challenging time that laid an essential foundation for my personal and professional development. The entire environment at MCI, especially the teaching methods, the lecturers and above all my fellow students, made my three years at the MCI an eventful and instructive period of my life.

Bachelor Management & Law

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March

Lisa Baumann

Lisa Baumann

Key Account Manager, Google Inc.

MCI prepared me very well for the corporate working environment by providing great lecturers with years of work experience who could share helpful insights and advice.

Bachelor Management & Law | Master International Business & Law

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February

Marijan Divkovic

Marijan Divkovic

Winner of the Marshall Plan Scholarship

The Marshall Plan Scholarship enabled me to write my bachelor's thesis together with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I was able to benefit especially from the expertise of my US co-supervisor, Professor Deepak Khazanchi. I can only recommend all students to apply for the scholarship.

Bachelor Digital Business & Software Engineering | Bachelor Business & Management

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January

Günter Steinbauer

Günter Steinbauer

Managing Director, Wiener Linien

A degree from MCI prepares you well for the practice-oriented corporate world. The high-quality education and the exchange of experience among students, some of whom come from completely different fields, play a major role for success.

General Management / Executive Education

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