December 11th 2017

MCI forms new partnerships with leading universities

New partnership agreements with prestigious universities concluded to expand MCI’s global network and to create added value for research, science, technology, and innovation at the Entrepreneurial School®

MCI Management Center Innsbruck continues to expand its global network. This contains 240 partner institutions across the globe, to which another three high-ranking universities located on three different continents have now been added. The new partners of MCI are Nagoya University of Commerce & Business in Nagoya, Japan, Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru, and the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Despite all their differences, the universities share with MCI their exceptional quality standards and expertise in their respective fields of specialization. Just like MCI itself, all three of the new partner institutions have been accredited by the world’s most important accreditation agency: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Consequently, these institutions rank among the best of business schools worldwide.

Nagoya University of Commerce & Business in Nagoya, Japan was founded in 1935 and today counts almost 3,000 students. Japanese institutions of higher education are known for their strict criteria in selecting partner institutions. Therefore, MCI is particularly delighted by this recent cooperation agreement. Nagoya University of Commerce & Business is MCI’s third partner institution in the land of the rising sun. Students in the Bachelor’s of Management, Communication & IT and Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management programs or in the International Business & Management Master’s program may choose to spend their semester abroad at this university.

Universidad del Pacífico takes us to the other side of the ocean. As the name of the university suggests, it is located on the Pacific coast of Peru’s capital city Lima. It allows MCI students to revel in the fascination of the South American continent. Like several other partner institutions of MCI, Universidad del Pacífico is also run by the Jesuit Order, which is renowned for the high quality of teaching and research internationally. This new cooperation benefits, in particular, students in the Bachelor’s of Social Work program wishing to spend a semester abroad.

After years of negotiation and evaluation, MCI has now also been able to establish a cooperation with the American University in Cairo. It has been ranked as the best university in Egypt in the QS World University Ranking. The university is entitled to award degrees in accordance with US law and, consequently, in accordance with US American standards of quality. Due to its spatial design following the example of the traditional American campus, the American University in Cairo additionally excels in terms of security: it is, in fact, at the forefront of the local academic landscape. The university offers places to outgoing students in the technology Bachelor’s programs of Mechatronics and Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering as well as the Biotechnology Master’s degree program.

Susanne Lichtmannegger, head of MCI International Relations is happy: “By studying abroad, students not only broaden their knowledge, establish valuable networks, and acquire intercultural competencies, but also get to know interesting places and excellent universities. The most recent additions to our network are great examples of such institutions.”

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