June 08th 2017

MCI at the top of European university ranking once again

The Entrepreneurial School® was once again ranked at the top of the renowned 2017 trendence Graduate Barometer, with results that were even better than last year’s: rave reviews for professors, practical relevance, internationality, and career service

MCI celebrates another international top ranking: in the recently released trendence Graduate Barometer the Entrepreneurial School® excels with an impressive overall score of 2.0 on the scale of 1 (“Very satisfied”) to 7 (“Very dissatisfied”). It thus outperforms all other Austrian universities with an average score of 2.3 as well as its own top results (2.1) from the previous year.

The score represents the students’ overall satisfaction with the university and the study programs that are offered. MCI received high rankings particularly for its lecturers and professors, the practical relevance of its study programs, its international orientation, the support it provides in career development, its counseling and services, as well as its attractive location.

The trendence Graduate Barometer provides a university ranking based on Europe’s largest survey about education and career. Almost 500,000 students from 28 countries and 1,000 universities participate in the survey annually. In Austria, 7,887 graduate students of business, engineering, natural, and information sciences at 26 universities and other higher education institutions answered questions about their future career as well as about their satisfaction with the university at which they study and the services they are offered. The survey was completed between September 2016 and February 2017, using a rating scale from 1 (“Very satisfied”) to 7 (“Very dissatisfied”). Converted into the Austrian grading scale where 1 is “Excellent” and 5 is “Not sufficient”, MCI’s score corresponds to the outstanding grade of 1.4, and the average score of Austrian universities and institutions of higher education corresponds to the still very good grade of 1.6.

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann is highly delighted with this renewed international acknowledgement and praises the achievements of the entire MCI team, in particular the lecturers and professors, as well as colleagues in management, administration, and service. Without their continuous commitment, these top ratings could never have been achieved. Altmann also addresses all those whose decision about where to study is still to be made: “The essential qualities we are looking for in our students are joy, enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, energy, and passion. If you are a committed person who wants to take your life into your own hands, who has the courage to create and the ability to take responsibility for others, you have everything you need to be successful in your studies.”


State Governor of Tyrol, Günther Platter, is delighted with MCI’s achievements as well: “MCI has once again demonstrated its position as poster child for Tyrolean institutions of education. I congratulate Rector Andreas Altmann and his team on this additional acknowledgement of their excellent work and thank them for their commitment.”

Tyrolean Minister of Science Bernhard Tilg, and owner representative, adds: “Due to its substantial contributions to producing highly qualified professionals and strengthening Tyrol as a location for science and business, MCI is an essential landmark in the education and science landscape of Tyrol.”

“In the capital city of Tyrol, Innsbruck, 50,000 individuals – that is one in three – are presently attending an educational institution,” as Mayor Christine Oppitz-Plörer notes: “Innsbruck’s educational institutions have a great international reputation. We can no longer imagine the provincial capital without MCI. At present, the campus of the Entrepreneurial School® is divided into five parts in the heart of Innsbruck. Once completed, the new MCI campus on the Fenner area, based on the winning design of an architectural competition, will provide more accessible and efficient synergies. The close vicinity to the Faculty of Social Sciences & Economics and, with this, to the University of Innsbruck represents only one of these synergies, which will influence also future rankings.”

Current application deadline: June 16, 2017

If you have questions about your desired mode of study and relevant application procedures, please contact the MCI team for counseling either by phone at +43 512 2070-0, by email at beratung@mci.edu, or by WhatsApp at +43 664 88723671 (available Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.). Comprehensive information about all available studies and respective application procedures is provided at www.mci.edu.

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