August 04th 2015

Online strategy bears fruit for MCI

2014 Bachelor of Business Administration online program highly successful – MBA online program to start fall 2015: Cooperation with renowned Royal Roads University in Vancouver, Canada
With the introduction of the Bachelor of Business Administration online program, the MCI has been able to set a benchmark in Western Austria. MCI Rector Andreas Altmann summarizes the MCI’s motivation to install the online program as follows: “With the Internet and E-commerce prevailing in banking, trade and industry 4.0, we are expecting significant changes in the fields of science, education and universities.” The BA online program, which was introduced last year, strongly focuses on innovative technologies and blended learning. “We have decided to face this development and take an active role. This concept offers fantastic opportunities for students that are working or live outside urban areas.”

“The bachelor program was initially conceived for 25 students per year, so the 145 applications we received exceeded all our expectations. We finally accepted the 48 best applicants,” says Program Director Prof. Matthias Seeler, highly content with the turnout. “The new program has really taken off. Our lecturers as well as our students are thrilled with the new opportunities. We have already closed the admission process for 2015. Demand was even higher than the year before.”

“We are now taking the next steps,” explains Susanne Herzog, head of the Executive Education at MCI. “In the fall of 2015 we will be launching the Master of Business Administration online program for executives and decision makers. The entire program will be taught in English and is conducted in cooperation with Royal Roads University, the leading business school for online and blended learning technologies in Canada.”

Prof. Claudia Mössenlechner, head of the newly founded MCI Learning Solution Center adds: “We’ve been able to maintain our quality at a consistently high level, which is a key objective of MCI. New technologies combined with intensive sessions on campus have allowed us to attain performance levels that sometimes even exceed the performance of regular on-campus programs.”

The new MBA online program will be offered as a blended learning concept and will predominantly consist of online lectures, interactive course materials, extensive online mentoring and additional intensive modules at the universities in Innsbruck and Vancouver.

Further information:
International Business MBA Online
For advice & registration contact:

Business Administration Online

Press contact:
Ulrike Fuchs
Head of Department
Marketing & Communication
+43 512 2070-1510