December 16th 2022

More than 1,000 MCiT alumni

20 years Management, Communication & IT – Happy Anniversary

The academic department Management, Communication & IT is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. More than 1,000 graduates have been guided through their studies on this basis over the past two decades.
MCiT bachelor student Leonie Kirmaier was particularly pleased on the day she passed her bachelor's exam. She is considered our 1,000th graduate. Our Head of Studies Mr. Peter J. Mirski congratulated her very warmly! Photo: MCiT Department

The academic department Management, Communication & IT is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We take a look at the MCiT success story and reveal interesting facts about the academic department, the associated study programs, the research unit and the successful team behind it!

The foundation stone was laid in 2000 when the first proposal was written to establish a new field of study at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School. Two years later, the first cohort of students started in the diploma program "Management and Applied Computer Science". In the course of the Bologna conversion, the name was expanded to "Management, Communication & IT", or MCiT for short, applicable to the bachelor's degree program and the consecutive master's program. Since its founding in 2002, the feedback system between students, faculty, alumni and the business community has led to ongoing and important adaptations in the program. Just recently, the curriculum of the English-language master's program was revised and expanded to include the subject area of digital entrepreneurship. The ongoing adjustments are intended to meet the responsibility that MCI bears as an educational institution for future developments. More than 1,000 graduates have been guided through their studies on this basis over the past two decades.

Head of Department & Studies Peter J. Mirski emphasizes: "Time has passed incredibly quickly. I am very proud that we have been able to shape these truly successful study programs together for such a long time. In our anniversary year, we can look forward to more than 1,000 alumni. With their expertise as sought-after young executives they are able to creatively combine management, communication and IT. The professional fields in IT are constantly changing. Technologies make new and unimagined things possible. Business and corporate structures are being greatly influenced. New, contemporary leadership is being demanded. Therefore, also a very exciting future lies ahead of us!”

Things to know about the academic department Management, Communication & IT

  • Our dedicated 20-person team and around 60 external faculty members work in the areas of administration, teaching & research on a daily basis to ensure the successful operation of the department and the continuing careers of our students.
  • Currently, we have 224 students in the MCiT bachelor's and master's degree program.
  • To date, our academic department has more than 1,000 alumni.
  • Within the framework of the international semester or double degrees, we have so far had more than 700 stays abroad.
  • If our MCiT bachelor students decide to go abroad in the 5th semester, they have a choice of 43 partner universities in 26 countries.
  • We have 14 partner universities in 9 countries in the MCiT master's repertoire.
  • The dual degree program with our sister university, University of Nebraska at Omaha, allows our master's students to earn two academic degrees, one European and one American, within the standard period of study.
  • In the MCiT master’s program we regularly welcome double degree students from our Italian partner university Università Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC. Further double degree programs are currently being developed.
  • Our annual event Net&Work Day, now MCiT Forum, is a unique opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange between our students, young professionals and experts from our worldwide network.
  • Digital Transformation is the name of our research unit with its five research sub units: Data & Analytics, IT Security & Privacy, Technology Interaction & Innovation, Operational Excellence & Agile Governance and Next World of Work / Virtual & Augmented Reality.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Management, Communication & IT! Here's more to come!