Good News! MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® achieves prestigious re-accreditation from the AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The responsible bodies of the Tampa/Florida-based accreditation agency AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business have re-accredited the MCI as a First Class Business School. Founding members of the AACSB, which was established in 1916, include renowned universities such as Columbia, Harvard, Cornell, Yale, Chicago and Berkeley.
Following MCI's initial accreditation in 2016, the Entrepreneurial School® recently underwent re-accreditation, which included a review process with a special focus on teaching, research, innovation, business creation, students' career prospects and the university's impact on business and society.
The re-accreditation was again granted without any restrictions and for the maximum permissible period of five years. MCI is seen as particularly exemplary in several aspects: entrepreneurship & start-ups, high internationality, dedicated team in research and teaching, profound connections to industry and excellent career prospects for alumni. As a result, the MCI is among only about 5% of all business universities and business schools worldwide that carry this prestigious honor.
The renewed AACSB accreditation stems from comprehensive quality efforts and reflects top results in surveys, accreditations and rankings the Entrepreneurial School® has been frequently achieving for many years.
Innsbruck's mayor Georg Willi is delighted: "Re-accreditation as a Top Business School is proof of the MCI's worldwide reputation and the high quality of its research and teaching. I congratulate the MCI on this renewed award, which further strengthens Innsbruck as a center of science and higher education."
"The university landscape in the Tyrol enjoys an international reputation - this is due in part to the MCI, where a great team in research, teaching and administration works tirelessly to constantly develop and always respond to the latest developments. I am delighted that the MCI now continues to be accredited as a First Class Business School - truly deserved," said Annette Leja, Regional Minister for Science & Research in the Tyrol.
Oswald Wolkenstein, Chairman of the MCI Supervisory Board, is thrilled: "With the MCI, Austria has an Entrepreneurial School® that lives up to its name and aspirations. It stands for performance, innovation and competitiveness and regularly achieves top results itself. I would like to thank the dedicated team led by Rector Andreas Altmann for the many years of successful development work and I am convinced that the path we have chosen will continue to lead us forward."
Andreas Altmann, MCI Rector, is proud: "Who would have imagined 25 years ago what can emerge from an idea if it is pursued consistently enough? 3,500 students, 15,000 alumni, 400 full-time staff and 1,000 external lecturers from all over the world and, above all, an incredible energy that is reflected in new research results, innovative solutions, successful careers and ongoing awards every day. Big thanks to all who give the MCI their trust and support every day!"