Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation

Integrating start-up methods successfully into companies

New digital technologies can disrupt conventional products, industries and business models, putting even large companies under pressure. Established companies are primarily convincing in developing incremental innovations and optimizing existing and profitable business models. In contrast, dealing with disruptive opportunities, often based on digital technologies, is particularly difficult. In order to defend their own competitive position in volatile and uncertain markets in the future, established companies must expand their technology competence and develop the ability to translate the potential of disruptive technologies into innovative business models.

The development of these competencies and skills are the focus of the new MCI certificate course Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation. The course transfers principles, methods and tools from the start-up sector to a larger corporate context and shows how these tools can be used for disruptive innovations. Particular importance is attached to so-called corporate entrepreneurs, who, supported by supportive ecosystems, work on the products, services and business models of tomorrow.

Upon completion of the program, you will have

  • understand how to comprehensively apply the concept of corporate entrepreneurship;
  • identify relevant digital technologies and business models and adequately assess their potential benefits and threats based on your company's strategic objectives;
  • design an appropriate innovation-friendly ecosystem to successfully integrate modern start-up methods into a larger corporate context;
  • define the role and requirement profile of a corporate entrepreneur that fits the company.

The part-time Certificate in in Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovation program is a unique opportunity for

  • Innovation managers, intrapreneurs, product owners, change managers and other interested parties who want to successfully apply modern start-up methods in their company;
  • Entrepreneurs who want to switch to the corporate entrepreneur role in their company;
  • Managers in companies who see disruptive technologies as an opportunity for their own growth;
  • Management consultants who support established companies in building an ecosystem or in specific disruptive projects.





Short Facts
  • Duration: 18 online-weeks + 7 on-campus sessions
  • Next start: on request
  • Application deadline: anytime
  • Language: German
  • Tuition fee: EUR 5.450,-
  • ECTS: 25

The certificate course can be counted towards selected Master Degree Programs.

Apply now!

 Victoria Lettenbichler | Program Manager
Victoria Lettenbichler Program Manager +43 512 2070 - 2102

Your way to success

The certificate course and is a part-time course of study based on a didactic concept tailored to the needs of professional decision makers and is conducted in a blended learning format (combination of face-to-face modules and synchronous & asynchronous online weeks)

The program includes 18 on-campus sessions and 7 weeks online. Please also plan extra time for projects to be completed as part of selected modules and your final paper.

  • More information on costs & teaching principles can be found here.
  • Detailed schedule on request.

The following achievements are to be provided:

  • Project Work: serves the transfer of learning & implementation into the professional practice and deals with approaches to solutions.
  • Final Thesis: deals with operational problems and approaches to solutions.
  • Final Examination: presentation of the Final Thesis, discussion and feedback.

The faculty includes researchers and experienced practitioners with proven expertise in their respective areas of specialization. Participants in the course will benefit from the combination of recent scientific findings and extensive practical experience provided by our team.

Scientific Management

Assoz. FH-Prof. Dr. Evgeniia Filippova-Karlusch
MCI Lektorin Department Wirtschaft & Management, Innsbruck / Tirol

Faculty (excerpt)

Gerald Hörhan, MSc
Founder & CEO Investment Punk Academy, Wien

Mag. Albrecht Karlusch
Managing Direktor bei Sturcinspect Infrastructure Lifecylce Hub, Wien

FH-Prof. DI Dr.-Ing. Michael Kraxner
MCI Lektor & Leiter Department Forschung & Entwicklung - F & E Strategie, Struktur, Organisation, Services & Technologie Transfer, Innsbruck / Tirol

FH-Prof. Dr. Sabrina Schneider
MCI Lektorin, Bachelorstudiengang Wirtschaft & Management, Innbruck / Tirol

FH-Prof. Dr. Oliver Som
MCI Lektor & Fachbereichsleiter Innovationsmanagement, Studiengang Wirtschaft & Management, Innsbruck / Tirol


The MCI certificate programs have been designed to meet the highest international quality standards. They are continuously assessed by internal and external bodies.

All business-related MCI study programs have been accredited by the renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The certificate course can be counted towards selected Master Degree Programs.

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