July 24th 2023

Semester update summer '23

News from the departments of Management, Communication & IT and Digital Business & Software Engineering

In midsummer, the new issue of our semester mail will be published. It offers you an exciting review of the semester and brings you up to date on the latest developments in awards, publications and much more.
We wish you a nice and relaxing summer. Enjoy reading our semester update! © Martin Nocker

In our brand-new blog post we present you an exciting semester review with the highlights and successes we have achieved together. Enjoy the sunny days, recharge your batteries and come back with new energy - because new adventures and exciting challenges await us in the coming semester.

Your MCiTeam & DiBSE Team wishes you a great summer!

Department insights

MCiT Management and Media Camp

The highlight of the two majors Management and Media are the associated camps in the fourth semester of the Management, Communication & IT bachelor's program. In block courses lasting over a week, students dedicate themselves to a concrete task from the real world. What does a consultant, project manager or developer actually do? The participants of the Management Camp explored this question. Cloud Consulting Group GmbH was one of the companies on board. The students gained a comprehensive insight into the Salesforce ecosystem, discussed leadership, conflict management, customer communication and mastered numerous challenges together.

In the Media Camp, our students ventured into the virtual realms of the Metaverse in cooperation with Swarovski. Equipped with Meta Quest 2 VR goggles, the aim was not only to experience virtual space and its possibilities, but also to develop possible strategic starting points for the use of this technology in the area of communication/marketing and new work. The students developed corresponding concepts, which were discussed with Swarovski at the end of the project.

CHE University Ranking

The recently published Comparison of Universities 2023 by the international Center for Higher Education Development (CHE), again provides excellent results for our bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT. Top marks were given, among other things, for the contacts with professional practice as well as career orientation, the reliable duration of studies within the scheduled time and the comprehensive support at the beginning of studies. We are delighted! Details can be found in the corresponding blog post.

New partner universities for MCiT bachelor's and master's students

MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® is always looking to open more international doors. Future Management, Communication & IT bachelor's exchange students can look forward to no less than three new destinations. One of them is the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in the sprawling capital of Poland, Warsaw. Another contract has been signed with EM Normandie Business School. Our bachelor's students will be able to study at the campus in Dublin, Ireland, in the future. For those who are more drawn to southern climes, the Università degli Studi di Padova will be available in the future.

The network of partner universities has also been expanded for our master's students: With the renowned Politecnico di Milano and the Università di Bologna, two partner universities in our southern neighbors will be available in the future. Another agreement was signed with the Dutch university, the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Make the world your classroom!

DiBSE at Girls' Day

Our two colleagues Theresa Baumann and Vanessa Schmidt represented our online study program Digital Business & Software Engineering at this year's Girls' Day with a hands-on example on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. You can read more about what they did with the numerous interested female interests in the corresponding blog post.

Events and Celebrations

MCI Creativity Award for DiBSE students

DiBSE student Stefan Dobler wins the MCI Creativity Award 2023! His business idea convinced the jury: BionicAI offers people with visual impairments a barrier-free way to participate in everyday work and education. Through the innovative combination of hardware and software, the smartphone-based visual aid creates a cost-effective and portable alternative to existing systems. We are very happy with the award winner and also congratulate our Digital Business & Software Engineering students Pirmin Aster, Jan Kuhn, Matthias Falbesoner, Sascha Richter, Jürgen Zangerl and Dominik Zierler on fifth place! You can find details in the related blog post.

MCiT master's student wins Raiffeisen Award

Congratulations to our master's student Beatrix Doreen Escherich for winning the Raiffeisen Award. Beatrix will use the award to pay for her semester abroad at our partner university, the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. You can read about what Beatrix hopes to gain from her time in India in the accompanying blog post.

Alumni Weekend

According the motto "Rekindle old friendships and make valuable new contacts", the MCI once again invited its graduates and especially the anniversary cohorts to the MCI Alumni Weekend on June 16 and 17. The event, which has already become a tradition, provided an exciting program to bring the academic year to a successful close. Details can be found in the corresponding blog post.

Our MCiT Round Table

The idea behind: We want to offer Management, Communication & IT alumni of different years who live in the same city an opportunity to network with each other. When our Head of department and studies Mr. Mirski meets our graduates they talk about career opportunities and also discuss possible projects in cooperation with our department and our research unit. The MCiT Round Table takes place once a semester. Recently, our Munich community met at diva-e. While the participants first got a presentation on "The value of customer data", the evening ended with a cozy get-together at a trendy Italian restaurant.
Coming soon: In the future, we are also planning MCiT Round Tables in Vienna and Zurich!

Research Unit Digital Transformation

Not only has a lot happened in the daily business in the past half year, but also in the area of research. Our lecturers, together with individual students and alumni, can look back on considerable publication successes. Here is an overview of published books, journal articles, and conference papers & talks in the first half of 2023.


Springer; Sales Enablement: Tools and Techniques for Modern Sales Organization (Business Guides on the Go) (Kilian, Mirski, Lorenz)

Conference Papers & Talks


  • D-DIALOGUES; The Value of a Skills-Based Approach for Education and Employability (Mirski)
  • AV-Comparatives Award Ceremony & Security Conference; The Future of IoT – Use cases, Testing and a Secret (Schöttle)
  • FFH; Data Storytelling – Erkenntnisse aus der Praxis (Schlögl)
  • EBEEC; Challenging the Agilefall budgeting-trap: Applying the continuous planning and forecasting framework (Dilger)
  • EBEEC; Awareness of unethical artificial intelligence and its mitigation measures (Dilger)
  • EBEEC; An organization's strategic orientation attitude towards enterprise risk management and the impact on firm performance (Ploder)

Journal Article


Save the Date: MCiT Round Table MUC

The ITCS trade show on October 27, 2023 in Munich will be part of our side program for the upcoming MCiT Round Table in Munich! Save the date, the detailed program will follow soon.

If you are not yet on our mailing list and would like to join our MCiT Round Tables, please send us a short message at office-mcit@mci.edu.

Internship at SOS Kinderdorf in the field of e-commerce/graphics

Our external lecturer, Christian Lamp, Head of Digital at SOS Kinderdorf and his colleagues from the online card store are looking for support. They are filling a 3-month internship position in the area of e-commerce/graphics starting in October. Sounds very exciting! Here you can find all information about the vacant position. We keep our fingers crossed for your application.