October 02nd 2018

MCI extends partnerships with elite universities

First-class universities in the USA, Asia and Mexico continue close cooperation with MCI: by offering study stays at the Asian Institute of Management, the Tecnológico de Monterrey and St. Edward’s University, and maintaining a network of 250 partner institutions, the Entrepreneurial School® is one of the most international universities of applied sciences

The Tecnológico de Monterrey  ( ITESM) in Mexiko, one of the first class universities in close coperation with MCI. Photo: ITESM
The Tecnológico de Monterrey ( ITESM) in Mexiko, one of the first class universities in close coperation with MCI. Photo: ITESM

The Entrepreneurial School® recently extended its long-standing partnerships with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Philippines, the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) in Mexico and St. Edward’s University in Texas, USA. With 250 partner institutions, MCI is one of the most international universities in the German-speaking world. Both the number of partner universities per student and the quantity and quality of student exchanges can be benchmarked against international standards. Contracts are regularly concluded with top-class universities in exciting destinations. At the same time, MCI also manages to maintain existing partnerships and continually renews the corresponding contracts. The three partner institutions mentioned above are among the most renowned in their fields worldwide:

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in the Philippines was founded in 1968 in collaboration with Harvard Business School and teaches according to the HBS Case Method. Just as MCI, it has achieved the prestigious AACSB accreditation and is generally considered one of the best business schools in the Asia-Pacific region. The university is located in Makati, the financial center of the Philippines. The partnership with MCI was established in 2009. Ever since, it has given students of the Master’s Degree course in Entrepreneurship & Tourism the opportunity to spend a semester studying in the Philippines. So far, 30 MCI students have already completed a part of their studies at AIM. In addition to traditional semester abroad stays, the partnership with AIM also provides the opportunity for part-time students in economics to spend several weeks studying at AIM.

Mexico is where ITESM Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, also known as Technológico de Monterrey is located, including 31 campuses in 25 different cities. The Economist has named ITESM as the leading business school in the region. The university has now almost 90,000 students, thus making it one of the 100 largest universities in the world. Primarily students of technical subjects and in the Management & Law program benefit from visiting this campus in Mexico City. Mexico City, with its 8.8 million inhabitants, is one of the largest cities in the world and remains the economic, social and cultural center of the country. Situated at an average altitude of 2,310 meters, it offers a climate that is rather pleasant for these latitudes and an impressive view of the two snow-capped volcanoes Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Ever since the establishment of their partnerships, the exchange of students between the institutions has been particularly lively: 17 MCI students have visited ITESM, while 41 guest students from Mexico testify to the reputation and attractiveness of the MCI even in remote areas. ITESM students also actively participate in the MCI Summer Program, which is offered every May and June.

Furthermore, MCI is continuing its collaboration with St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, a traditional American university founded in 1877. Especially students in the field of economics are encouraged to go on a semester abroad at this university. Beautifully located on a hill in a historic building in Austin, Texas, it currently has 5,000 students from across the United States. Austin is the vibrant capital of the Lone Star State and a liberal stronghold within conservative Texas. Austin is strongly influenced by its many students and young creative minds. In Austria, the city is especially known for the Formula One Grand Prix that takes place there. The collaboration between St. Edward’s University and MCI began with the visit of two student groups from Austin in 2013. For one week, the Americans were offered a colourful mix of company visits, academic seminars and cultural activities. This grew into this active exchange program, which has now been extended until 2023.


Susanne Lichtmannegger, head of MCI International Relations, is delighted: “AIM, ITESM and St. Edward’s University are among MCI’s top partner institutions, enabling MCI students to study at the best universities in the world and broaden their academic, linguistic and cultural horizons.

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann says: “Its commitment to international topics, quality performance, dedication and responsibility have made MCI strong. The high esteem MCI is held in and the high-ranking partnerships it entertains all over the world benefit our students, graduates, employers and stakeholders alike.

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