August 17th 2022


MCiT & DiBSE News

Just in time for midsummer, the new issue of our semester update is published. It offers you exciting insights into the previous semester, brings you up to date and gives you a preview of the coming months.
The new issue of the MCiT & DiBSE semester update will be published just in time for mid-summer. Photo: MCiT Department

MCiT & DiBSE insights

MCI professorship awarded to Pascal Schöttle

Our DiBSE lecturer Pascal Schöttle was awarded the professorship by MCI Rector Andreas Altmann and the Head of the academic council Franz Pegger on June 15, 2022 during his inaugural lecture entitled "The safety of supposedly intelligent machines". We congratulate our esteemed colleague on his award! Click here for the news article.

25th MCI Anniversary for Peter J. Mirski

It is with great pleasure that we congratulate our Head of Department & Studies Peter J. Mirski on a quarter of a century at MCI! For 25 years now, Peter has been making a significant contribution to the shaping and further development of MCI | THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOOL®. When we teed off at the driving range in Rossau, we not only celebrated our boss' 25 years at MCI, but at the same time our 20th department anniversary.

Achievement scholarships

Exceptional academic achievements by a total of 27 MCiT & DiBSE students and alumni were again honored this year with scholarships of excellence. In the fine ambience of Café Sacher, our Head of Department & Studies Peter J. Mirski presented the scholarship holders with their certificates and congratulated them warmly on their outstanding achievements in their studies. Click here to read the full article.

MCiT Forum '22

Our MCiT Master students dealt with the topic "Digital Business in Asia - How is Digital Business conducted in Asia?" at this year's MCiT Forum on June 01, 2022.
A total of 9 international speakers from industry and research provided exciting insights into Asia's handling of digital transformation during 7 talks. At the final panel discussion, moderated by Head of Department & Studies Peter J. Mirski, Fullbright Professor Deepak Khazanchi from our sister university the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Wei Manske-Wang, Head of the MCI China Center, exchanged views on the meaningful topic "Outsourcing digital business to Asia - Still an opportunity?". Click here for the news article.

Raiffeisen Award for MCiT Master student Florian Bigelmaier

His academic achievements, personal motivation and future plans convinced the jury of Raiffeisen-Landesbank Tirol AG and provided the MCiT Maser student Florian Bigelmaier with this year's "Raiffeisen Award for Students". Our long-standing partner awards this prize annually to students in their semester abroad due to a shared appreciation of international experiences and global networks. Florian is spending the coming semester in India at our partner university, the Indian Institute of Management, in Bangalore. You can read more about his ambitious plans in the news article.

News from our Research Unit Digital Transformation

Tyrolean Science Fund TWF

We are very pleased that two of the exciting research projects that have been awarded with the Tyrolean Science Fund come from the ranks of our research unit "Digital Transformation"! Here you can find more information about the research projects of our colleagues Magdalena Posch and Matthias Janetschek!

Pint of Science Festival

At the PINT OF SCIENCE FESTIVAL research is presented in the pub next door. One of the participants was our scientific DiBSE staff member, Martin Nocker, who presented his latest findings under the motto: "Cat or Guacamole? How to fool machines that we think of as 'intelligent'". Read more in our blog post.

ICIAP in Lecce

Scientific DiBSE staff member Florian Merkle, MCI professor Pascal Schöttle and DiBSE alumnus Daniel Aumayr recently attended the ICIAP International Conference on IMAGE ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING in Lecce, Italy and convinced the audience with their conference contributions in the area of IT Security & Privacy! Click here for the conference presentations of our colleagues.


With the active support of our MCiT students as well as alumni:

  • Lisa Ehrhardt, Bachelor MCiT year 18 Alumna
  • Laura Gamper, Bachelor MCiT year 18 Alumna
  • Christoph Hazy, Master MCiT year 21 Student
  • Annalena Hüsam, Master MCiT year 19 Alumna
  • Lukas Köb, Master MCiT year 19 Alumnus
  • Stephan Olsowski, Master MCiT year 19 Alumnus
  • Ellen Richter, Bachelor DiBSE year 19 Student, Bachelor MCiT year 20 Student

our MCiT faculty team published four conference papers at this year's edition of KMO & LTEC. More info on the conference papers can be found here.


The 14th edition of the annual EDULEARN "International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies" took place this year from July 04 to 06, 2022 in Palma de Mallorca. Our research team around Head of Department & Studies Peter J. Mirski, Professor Dietmar Kilian, Professor Teresa Spieß, Assistant Susann Kruschel and the two MCiT Alumni Arno Rottensteiner and Valentin Voelckel presented four conference papers. More info on the conference papers can be found here.


Start of studies for our first semester students

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our freshers to the MCI Campus. We will kick off with 70 DiBSE first semester students on September 02. We will then welcome our Bachelor and Master MCiT freshers at the beginning of October. With the start of the academic year 2022_23, our DiBSE and MCiT community is growing by about 170 more members!

Academic celebration

Gaudeamus igitur: At MCI |The Entrepreneurial School® students or rather alumni have the opportunity to celebrate their successful graduation in a dignified ambience at the Dogana in Congress Innsbruck. Together with family and friends, we will celebrate this year's graduates at the graduation ceremony on Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Career News

Apply now and join the team of our external lecturers as alumni

Operational and strategic personnel management, recruitment, personnel marketing - are your topics? You also have a degree in economics and relevant professional experience in HR, are communicative and eloquent, have excellent English skills and enjoy working with students? Then: Brush up your CV! We look forward to receiving your application by e-mail to or