Network expansion in Mexico, China and Japan
MCI has expanded its Pacific network with three new partner universities: the IPADE Business School in Mexico, the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China and the Tokyo International University in Japan. The entrepreneurial university has a balanced portfolio of partner universities worldwide - these three new partner universities are aimed at students who are open to new cultures and would like to spend a semester away from Austria in megacities. With all new partner universities, the exchange is bilateral - that is, the MCI will welcome Japanese students to its university.
The IPADE Business School is part of the Universidad Panamericana, which was founded in 1967 by Mexican entrepreneurs. It holds top spots in various rankings - for example Forbes magazine or the Wall Street Journal rankings. The university is located in Mexico City, Mexico's cultural, political and economic center. The agreement with the IPADE Business School includes the opportunity for MCI master students to spend an entire semester in Mexico; there is also the option of completing a shorter stay at the IPADE as a part of the studies. The second option is particularly interesting for students in professional life or with family commitments.
Tokyo International University is on the other side of the Pacific. Bachelor students of the Business & Management program have the opportunity to spend a semester at Tokyo International University. Tokyo is currently the focus of international interest as it is hosting the Summer Olympics in July / August 2020. Tokyo International University is - as the name suggests - one of the most international universities in Japan and offers a wide range of English-language courses for foreign students.
The third of the Pacific universities is located in the economically even more important China. The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE) is managed directly by the Chinese Ministry of Education and is the oldest university in China with a focus on finance and economics. Shanghai has been inextricably linked to China's economic rise in recent decades. MCI students of the bachelor's program in Management, Communication & IT or the master's program in International Business & Management can spend a semester at the SHUFE.
Susanne Lichtmannegger, Head of International Office at MCI, notes: “The Pacific region is still booming. Students, who can gain experience there, have a starting advantage in their professional life."