March 18th 2015

The MCI’s Health & Social Management program one of the best in Europe

Recognition was given in Paris to the MCI study program as a model of quality in internationalization.

The prestigious European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education (ECA) has performed its first evaluation of European study programs with an international orientation. The internationalization strategy pursued with the MCI’s Master program in International Health & Social Management was classified as exemplary in Paris and awarded the CeQuInt (Certificate for the Quality of Internationalization in European Higher Education).

The study program in International Health & Social Management was introduced at the MCI in 2008 and within a few years acquired a strong reputation in the field of tertiary education for health and welfare management in Europe. After only two years, the program’s faculty and supporters included staff from the European Union, the World Health Organization and the World Bank. For graduates, there is a variety of job opportunities in international organizations, the public health sector, regional development, and national and international authorities.

For a number of leading international universities like Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Bologna and the University of Oslo, this international orientation and the current relevance of the subjects taught were reason enough to seek closer cooperation with the Entrepreneurial School®. In the meantime this has led to the development of harmonized study programs and specializations in the fields of health economics, health care management, public health and global health – a very full offering that has placed the partner institutions in the top European league for university training in welfare and health management.

In the report accompanying the award conferred on the MCI study program, the European Consortium for Accreditation in Higher Education describes it as a model worthy of emulation. The report particularly stresses the way in which the joint study program was developed, the scope and quality of the content, the synergies generated through cooperation to the benefit of the students, the joint positioning of the program on the global university education market, and the joint diploma awarded to graduates.

Further Information:

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Walch, Head of the Department and Degree Program, Phone +43 664 283 6044,

Master Program "International Health & Social Management"
European Master in Health Economics & Management (EU-HEM)
Certificate for the Quality of Internationalisation in European Higher Education (CeQuInt)

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