Business Administration Online | Bachelor

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Online + attendance modules | German or English
  • Duration of study: 6 Semesters | 180 ECTS
  • Prerequisites: University entrance qualification or relevant professional qualification with additional exams
  • Academic Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Business | BA or B.A.
  • Next starting date: Fall 2018
    Application: ongoing

Before studying

As a commencing student you may have many questions: What does the desired course of studies teach me? How do I apply? What are the requirements for admission to studying at MCI, and what is the application deadline? What are my career options after graduation? Below you will find all the answers and information you may need.



The program draws on live webinars, moderated discussions, videos, and social media tools as well as traditional face-to-face classes, which are held at regular intervals on campus.

The MCI Business Administration Online course offers in-depth training in business administration based on blended learning. The program combines mandatory online classes with home assignments and on-campus courses. The mix of face-to-face learning and distance learning allows a high degree of flexibility. This makes the program particularly attractive for professionals, allowing them to accommodate work, study, and family.

The program is unique in that it applies both interactive online and innovative face-to-face teaching methods. It draws on live webinars, moderated discussions, videos, and social media tools as well as traditional face-to-face classes, which are held at regular intervals on campus. Since one of our prime concerns is to facilitate the combination of work and study, the program is characterized by a great degree of flexibility. In addition, the program promotes the continuous interaction between students and teachers as well as a lively exchange between students themselves. The intelligent mix of online and on-campus modules clearly sets this program apart from traditional distance learning courses.

The Business Administration Online course is designed for all who strive for an education in business administration either right after graduation from high school, or as part of second-chance education. Despite covering a broad range of subjects, the online-based program requires no more than 20 to 25 hours of study per week. It is, therefore, perfectly suited for professionals seeking to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in only three years.


Jürgen-Matthias Seeler
FH-Prof. Dr. Jürgen-Matthias Seeler Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 4200

If you have any questions concerning the study program, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel:+43 512 2070-4200


Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online. Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple programs of study, as long as a plausible rationale is given. The final decision may be taken by the end of the application procedures.


Application deadline 

Entrance exam


Additional exam 

Date 1 27, November 2017* 11 - 12, December 2017 11 - 12, December 2017 11 or 12, December 2017
Date 2 5, February 2018 26 - 27, February 2018 26 - 28, February 2018 26 or 27, February 2018
Date 3 2, April 2018 23 - 25, April 2018 23 - 25, April 2018 23 or 24, April 2018
Date 4 4, June 2018 25 - 27, June 2018 25 - 27, June 2018 25 or 26, June 2018


 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

The program accepts:

  • Applicants with a university entrance qualification (e.g. school-leaving exam, appropriate university entrance equivalency exam, vocational certificate etc.).
  • Applicants without a university entrance qualification but with relevant professional qualification, provided one of the following prerequisites is met:
    • successful completion of a vocational secondary school
    • successful completion of a dual education program in a relevant profession

Persons without a university entrance qualification but with relevant vocational qualifications must additionally sit entrance exams in German, English and mathematics. The level of the exams corresponds to that of a non-school university entrance qualification in social and economics.

Places are allocated on the basis of the following criteria:

Career background - 20%
Particular attention is paid to previous education and certificates obtained, general professional development and applicants’ academic and professional goals.

Written entrance exam - 30%
The written entrance exam consists of questions on deductive thinking, numerical abilities, long-term memory, English language skills, as well as a study-related personality profile. The exam is computer-based, has a duration of 2 hours and takes place, on-campus, at MCI. Aids such as calculators, dictionaries etc. are not permitted.

Multiple Applications: The written entrance exam applies to all business-related studies and has only to be taken once.

Interview - 50%
The interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to expand on the information provided in the application and to explain their academic and professional goals.

Students in seminar room

While studying

MCI study programs stand out due to the quality of their content, relevance to the business world, and their international orientation. The close cooperation with partners from industry and integrative internships enable students to gain practical experience as early as in their Bachelor’s studies. In addition to providing expert knowledge, MCI places great importance on encouraging personal development and the development of social and intercultural competencies.

Business Administration Online

The application-oriented program is available in both German and English. At the beginning, students are taught the core concepts of business administration. They, thus, acquire current and management-oriented concepts and methods before learning how to apply them in an entrepreneurial context in the following semesters. Complementary online classes provide the students with key competencies in the fields of (digital) communication, self-management, and teamwork. In addition to the practical teaching of business administration, special focus is placed on academic research and writing. Students are encouraged to gain and apply practical experience in the context of their studies and promote their careers with their newly acquired knowledge.



Online attendance twice a week 2 hours between 6 – 10 pm
Face-to-face classes in Innsbruck on 2 consecutive days (up to 10 days per Semester)
Time model & language
Online + attendance modules | German or English
Academic year
Winter semester: beginning of September – beginning of February
Summer semester: mid of February – beginning of July
1st - 3rd semesters: Fundamentals of business administration
3rd - 5th semesters: Advanced business administration
6th semester: optional Internship, Bachelor thesis, final exam
Tuition fees
For students from EU & EEA countries: EUR 363 / semester plus membership fee to the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). Details & information for students from third countries can be found at admission.

Module overview

Fundamentals of Business Administration 28%
Leadership, Organization & Project Management 25%
Strategy & Innovation 5%
Marketing & Sales 8%
Human Resources 5%
Internship, Scientific Methods 23%
Self-Management & Communication 6%


  1 2 3 4 5 6
General Business Administration I  4 | 5          
General Business Administration II    4 | 5        
Accounting & Controlling I 4 | 5          
Accounting & Controlling II   4 | 5        
Finance & Investment     4 | 5      
ECONOMICS & LAW            
Fundamentals of Economics     4 | 5      
Business Law       4 | 5    
Fundamentals of Law     4 | 5      
Product Management & Logistics         4 | 5  
Production Management         4 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Project & Process Management      4 | 5      
Service & Quality Management       4 | 5     
Organization Development         4 | 5  
Business Psychology          4 | 5  
Case Study       4 | 5    
Applied Project       4 | 5    
Academic & Professional English Communication I 4 | 5          
Academic & Professional English Communication II   4 | 5        
Language, Culture & Ethics in Business     4 | 5      

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Strategy & Leadership          4 | 5  
Innovation Management & Product Development           4 | 5 

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
MARKETING & SALES            
Marketing I     4 | 5        
Marketing II       4 | 5      
Sales        4 | 5    

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
HUMAN RESOURCES             
Human Resources Management I        4 | 5     
Human Resources Management II          4 | 5  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Academic Writing & Working  4 | 5          
Fundamentals of Mathematics, Statistics & Research Methods I  4 | 5          
Fundamentals of Mathematics, Statistics & Research Methods II   4 | 5        
Integrative Internship           0 | 10
Seminar for the Bachelor Thesis           1 | 2
Bachelor Thesis and Final Exam           1 | 13

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Orientation eLearning  4 | 5          
Self-Management, Communications & Leadership    4 | 5        

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Their knowledge enables graduates to apply the relevant concepts and approaches in a wide variety of business contexts and to act with a focus on results. They are capable of organizing and managing projects and are competent in the use of various channels of communication. Graduates are accordingly well qualified for a wide range of positions with a business administration focus:

  • Administrator
  • Project management
  • Junior consultant
  • Quality management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Accounting & Controlling
  • HR management

time model

There are two different modes of mandatory attendance within this study program: Online mandatory attendance and mandatory attendance for face-to-face classes in Innsbruck. Online mandatory attendance takes place twice a week in the evening (2 hours between 6 – 10 pm). The weekdays are always the same within a semester and the days will be communicated well in time before the semester starts. Mandatory face-to-face classes in Innsbruck take two consecutive days. In total there are up to 10 days of mandatory attendance in Innsbruck per semester (Saturdays included).


Learning Goals

In order to ensure the transfer of learning and to enable students to develop relevant competencies, MCI has defined clear cross-curricular learning goals. These describe, in detail, the knowledge and skills acquired by our graduates on completion of their studies at MCI.

Our graduates have fundamental knowledge and skills in management science.

Our students can explain and apply current concepts and theories in management science.

Our graduates have basic knowledge and skills in scientific methodology.

Our students can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in real-world contexts.

Our graduates have relevant problem-solving skills.

Our students can make active use of critical thinking skills in analogue or digital contexts.

Our students can approach problems responsibly considering ethical issues.

Our graduates have effective communication skills.

Our students can communicate effectively in analogue contexts.

Our students can communicate effectively in digital contexts.

Learning Goals Business Administration

Upon graduation our students have extensive digital competencies.

Our students understand and apply a range of digital technologies to achieve personal and study-related goals.

Sabine Weißbriacher, Graduate Business Administration Online

In addition to the business-related content, I have learned a lot of new things about
e-learning and various online tools. Due to the great experience in the Bachelor's
program, I am already looking forward to the online Master's program in Corporate
Governance & Finance.

Sabine Weißbriacher, Graduate Business Administration Online

Florian Seidner,  Graduate Business Administration Online

The blended learning concept was a prerequisite for me to be able to study and stay in my
job at the same time. The perfect mix of webinars, face-to-face modules and the personal
interaction with colleagues and lecturers enabled me to complete the Bachelor program

Florian Seidner, Graduate Business Administration Online

Patrick Saller, Student Business Administration online

Business Administration Online at MCI is perfect if you have to combine work, education
and free time as flexibly as possible. Thanks to the blended learning concept, you can
participate in the online lectures when you are on business trips or on vacation.

Patrick Saller, Student Business Administration online

Nadine Singer, Student Business Administration Online

Business Administration Online made it possible for me to study. I can study no matter
where I am at the moment. I can immediately apply what I have learned and, in return,
bring my professional experience into my studies.

Nadine Singer, Student Business Administration Online


MCI eCampus offers online study with a high level of autonomy in time and place. Students can download the teaching and learning materials from eCampus and work on them when and where it suits them. They work autonomously in time and place but are always in contact with faculty, fellow students and the MCI’s support services.

Through the personal customized learning environment on MCI eCampus, students receive the latest updates, e-mails, and all the information which are necessary to concentrate fully on the studies. Exercises and tests to check the personal progress, plus learning forums and moderated chats, further facilitate the online study process.

The technical requirements for study using MCI eCampus are as follows

  • PC / Laptop (latest standard)
  • Broadband Internet
  • Microphone and loudspeaker (headset)
  • Webcam
  • Printer


  • MS Office / Open Office
  • Modern Web browser
  • (Free) software as announced at the start of the program
Blended Learning at MCI

The online Bachelor study program at MCI follows a blended learning concept combining asynchronous study with synchronous study modes and mandatory face-to-face seminars (up to 10 days per semester). These mandatory residential seminars are held on the MCI campus in Innsbruck and usually take two consecutive days.

After studying

Graduates of the program are conferred the academic title of Bachelor of Arts in Business, in short BA or B.A. This is attested by a leaving certificate, the Bachelor diploma, the international diploma supplement, and further documents where relevant. We recommend graduates to combine the academic degree with the MCI brand: e.g. BA (MCI). This is to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly non-transparent international education market.

Continue studying

The MCI offers a number of internationally oriented Master's courses. The master program in Corporate Governance & Finance is aimed directly at the graduates of this bachelor program. The completion of a master's degree qualifies for the relevant doctoral studies.

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