Business & Management | Bachelor

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time | 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.


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Students from across the globe seize this study program as an academic entry point to an international career as well as to obtaining the required foundation to complete a respective Master’s program.

The international focus of the MCI Bachelor’s in Business & Management program, held entirely in English, makes this program unique. It attracts students interested in an international career from all over the world.

Students in this high-level, innovative, and practice-oriented course are given the opportunity to acquire advanced management knowledge, while at the same time developing a range of flexible approaches and methodological competencies. In addition to providing a solid foundation for a professional career, the focus of the course is on applying theoretical knowledge to practical problems. Students are encouraged to develop additional competencies to benefit their future professional careers, including teamwork and communication skills.

While the first few semesters provide the basics, advanced courses include simulation games, a bachelor project, and a practice lab, enabling students to cooperate with industrial partners in solving practical problems and applying previously acquired theoretical knowledge.

Maria Rabl
FH-Prof. Dr. Maria Rabl Head of Studies +43 512 2070 - 3100

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 2070-3100

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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 must have completed secondary school education and qualify for higher education: Applicants need the Austrian Matura, a relevant qualification for higher education, an equivalent vocational qualification or one issued by a competent foreign authority. We will also consider any relevant professional experience.
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary school with a qualification for higher education may be accepted if they have a relevant professional qualification. This condition of eligibility is fulfilled by applicants who have successfully completed a relevant secondary education vocational program, the first stage of the HTL-Matura for candidates in employment or a relevant dual training program followed by relevant employment.

Students in their last year at school wishing to apply for a place on the program before taking their final exams must include their last school report with their application. Successful applicants must subsequently submit their school-leaving examination certificate before the start of the first semester.

Career background - 20%
Particular attention is paid to education and certificates, general professions development and position (duties, responsibilities etc.) as well as 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 is conducted by a commission and gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to expand on information provided in the application materials and to explain their academic and professional goals.

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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 & Management


Time model & language
Full-time | English
Academic year
Winter semester: October – February
Summer semester: March – July
1st – 4th semester: Fundamentals
4th semester: Practice lab
5th semester: International semester abroad
6th semester: Integrative 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

Business administration 48%
Economics, law & society 10%
Social & communicative skills 5%
Scientific methodical competencies 19%
Interdisciplinary competencies 18%


  1 2 3 4 5 6
Fundamentals of Management            
Principles of Management 3 | 3          
Introduction to Accounting 3 | 3          
Introduction to Marketing 1 | 1          
Introduction to Organizational Design 1 | 2          
Fundamentals of Management - Exercise I   2 | 2        
Corporate Strategy            
Strategic Planning   2 | 2        
Strategy Implementation     2 | 2      
Supply Chain Management     2 | 2      
Entrepreneurship & Innovation            
Innovation Management       2 | 2,5    
Entrepreneurship     2 | 2      
International Management         3 | 6  
Leadership         2 | 4  
Accounting, Controlling, Finance            
Financial Statement & Analysis    2 | 2,5        
Managerial Accounting    2 | 2,5        
Controlling & Performance Management      2 | 2,5      
Corporate Finance      2 | 4      
Financial & Risk Management            
Risk Management        1 | 1,5    
Turnaround Management        1 | 1,5    
Financial Management          2 | 4  
Principles of Human Resource Management            
Human Resource Management I    2 | 2        
Human Resource Management II      2 | 2      
Organization & Change            
Organizational Development        1 | 1    
Change Management        2 | 2    
Current Topics in HR- & Change Management          2 | 4  
Fundamentals of Marketing            
Buyer & Consumer Behavior    1 | 1        
Management of Goods & Services    2 | 3        
Marketing Strategy      1 | 1      
Brand Management      1 | 1      
Marketing Communication I      1 | 1,5      
Marketing & Sales            
Marketing Communication II        1 | 1,5    
Management of Distribution & Sales        1 | 1,5    
Price Management        1 | 1,5    
International Marketing          3 | 6  
Project, Process & Quality Management            
Project Management  1 | 1,5          
Process Management  2 | 3          
Quality Management    2 | 2,5        

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Fundamentals of Economics & Law            
Microeconomics 2 | 3          
Principles of Business Law I 2 | 2,5          
Principles of Business Law II    2 | 2,5        
Macroeconomics    2 | 3        
Economics & Law            
EU Law & International Legal Systems      2 | 2      
Current Topics of Economics        1 | 1,5    
Society & Business            
Societal & Historical Contexts  1 | 1,5          
Societal & Cultural Contexts    1 | 1,5        

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Team & Communication            
Team Training 1 | 1          
Presentation 1 | 1,5          
Business Communication    1 | 1,5        
Social Skills    1 | 1,5        
Negotiation & Communication            
Meeting Facilitation      1 | 1,5      
Negotiation & Conflict      2 | 2      

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Scientific Methods & Problem Solving I            
Principles of Academic Work 1 | 2          
Academic Writing 1 | 1,5          
Introduction to Mathematical & Statistical Methods 1 | 1,5          
Probability Theory & Descriptive Statistics 1 | 2          
Inductive Statistics & Multivariate Statistical Methods   1 | 1        
Qualitative Methods of Empirical Research   1 | 1,5        
Scientific Methods & Problem Solving II            
Quantitative Methods of Empirical Research     1 | 1,5      
Project Assignment     1 | 2      
Fundamentals of Management - Exercise II     3 | 3      
Research Coaching I       1 | 1    
Scientific Method & Problem Solving III            
Research Coaching II           2 | 3
Bachelor Thesis           2 | 10

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Integrative Synopsis            
Practice Lab        5 | 5    
Integrative Revision        3 | 4,5    
Current Developments in Business          3 | 6  
Integrative Internship            
Integrative Internship            0 | 17

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits


  • Industrial sector
  • Trading companies
  • Tax advisory & auditing
  • Business consultancy
  • Banks & insurance companies / investment counseling
  • Advertising agencies
  • Market research & opinion polls
  • Recruitment consultancy & HR management
  • Public administration

After having acquired the fundamentals during the first two years, students have the opportunity to take part in a Double Degree program. These programs are in collaboration with the Burgundy School of Business in France and the Nottingham Trent University in the UK. It prepares students for an international career. In both programs, students have the possibility to organize their internship in France or the UK.

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 & Management

Upon graduation our students will have the management competencies to bridge theoretical business knowledge and practical challenges.

Our students connect and apply basic management knowledge with current issues in their business environment.

Our students apply basic management knowledge and connect it with current issues.

Studying abroad

One of the most essential components of MCI study programs is their international orientation. This is reflected not only in the curriculum and assigned projects, but also in the backgrounds of our faculty and students.The program also includes a mandatory semester abroad at one of MCI’s many partner institutions for students.


At MCI, each program of study requires students to complete an integrative internship of at least 13 weeks at a national or international company. Students receive support from the respective department in organizing this internship and are supervised in coordination with the company.

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Our department and the MCI Career Center regularly provide up-to-date information about internship positions and the situation on the labor market in general.

As part of practice-oriented projects, students are provided with the opportunity to work with local and international businesses. This allows them to immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge in practice and in collaboration with the project team. Their theoretical knowledge is further deepened by a mandatory internship of several weeks duration.

Veronika Keuschnigg, BA, Graduate of the study program Business & Management

I have chosen the study program Business & Management because international relations are getting more and more important in business life. This program provides the education I seek for taught in the language that is most important to an internationally active company.

Veronika Keuschnigg, BA, Graduate of the study program Business & Management

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).

Continue studying

The MCI offers a number of internationally oriented Master's courses. The master program in International Business & Management 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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