Business & Management | Bachelor

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Part-time | German
  • 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 part-time program has been designed for professionals seeking to make a change in their career.

The part-time degree program in Business & Management for Professionals offered by MCI provides a high-quality education with practical relevance to the field of general management and respective elective subjects available from the fourth semester onwards. The program has been designed for professionals seeking to make a change in their career. The course delivers, in particular, with its blended learning approach to teaching, its international orientation, and its continuous cooperation with the world of business. The aim is to promote students’ ability to provide efficient solutions to entrepreneurial challenges and current problems of business and management, qualifying them to take over positions of economic and social responsibility.

In accordance with the blended learning concept, on-campus classes are complemented by online sessions. This is not only to promote different approaches to knowledge transfer and to guarantee full flexibility, but also to encourage the students’ personal abilities to learn and to develop individual competencies. Despite being largely based on distance learning, the course provides plenty of opportunity for unrestricted networking with teachers and colleagues.

Business & Management for Professionals targets motivated individuals seeking to qualify for a more challenging position, to take over a leading function, to set up their own business, to work in an international institution, or to strengthen the international position of their business.


Bernd Kirschner
Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Bernd Kirschner Head of Department & 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

Consultancay Situation between MCI staff and future student


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 for a social, business or legal sciences study program (e.g. school-leaving exam, appropriate university entrance equivalency exam etc.).
Applicants without a university entrance qualification but with relevant vocational qualifications who satisfy one of the following conditions:

  • school-leaving certificate from a relevant vocational secondary school
  • completion of a dual education course with a relevant apprenticeship

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 natural sciences.

Career background - 20%
Particular attention is paid to education and certificates, general professional 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.

students sitting around table doing group work coached by a lecturer

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

The mandatory classes of the course cover the basics of business and management, as well as economics and law. The focus is not only on professional and methodological competence, but also on strengthening the students’ social and communicative, as well as interdisciplinary skills, based on their individual backgrounds. In the fourth and fifth semester, students may choose their personal area of specialization. The two modules available consist of a combination of marketing, organizational development and innovation or a combination of management control, supply chains, and strategy.


Time model & language
Part-time | German
Academic year
Winter semester: mid September – mid February
Summer semester: mid February – 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%


Business Simulation & Team Building 3 | 4          
Fundamentals of Marketing 3 | 4          
Project & Quality Management 3 | 4          
Accounting 3 | 4          
Finance & Investment   3 | 4        
Controlling     3 | 4      
Fundamentals of Innovation Management   3 | 4        
Human Resources   3 | 4        
Business Process Management   3 | 4        
Organizational Design     3 | 4      
Strategic Business Management     3 | 4      
Entrepreneurship     3 | 4      

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Marketing . Organizational Development . Innovation            
Marketing & Sales            
Design of Market Supply       3 | 4    
Strategy & Brand Management       1,5 | 2    
Market Development & Sales         3 | 4   
Competence Development            
Personnel & Competence Development        3 | 4    
Organizational Development & Change Management          3 | 4  
Strategic Innovation Management        3 | 4    
Trends of the Operating Innovation Management         3 | 4   
Self-management. Motivation . Leadership        1,5 | 2  1,5 | 2  
Forum Entrepreneurship          1,5 | 2  
Controlling . Supply Chains . Strategy            
Controlling & Finance            
National & International Accounting       3 | 4    
Tax Law & Tax Poicy       1,5 | 2    
Profit Control – Reporting, Analysis, Business Intelligence         3 | 4  
Supply & Value Chain Management            
Business Process Management & Interorganizational Information Systems       3 | 4    
Supply Networks & Value Management         3 | 4  
Growth & Financing       3 | 4    
Strategic Sucess & Financial Planning         3 | 4  
Self-management. Motivation . Leadership       1,5 | 2 1,5 | 2  
Forum Entrepreneurship         1,5 | 2  

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Legal Bases I + II 3 | 4  3 | 4        
Fundamentals of Economics    3 | 4        
Economics, Ethik & Responsibility     3 | 4       

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Communication & Conflict Management 3 | 4          
Business English I-IV 1,5 | 2 1,5 | 2  1,5 | 2   1,5 | 2    

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Mathematics & Statistics 3 | 4          
Introduction to Scientific Work    3 | 4        
Quantitative Research Methods     3 | 4       
Qualitative Research Methods     3 | 4       
Bachelor Thesis I + II          3 | 4 2 | 10 

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Integrative Project       6 | 8    
Integrative Business Studies       3 | 4    
Internship         0 | 10 0 | 10
International Studies           5 | 10

Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits


  • Banks & insurance companies / investment counseling
  • Trading companies
  • Market research & opinion polls
  • Recruitment consultancy & human resource management
  • Tax advisory & auditing
  • Business consultancy
  • Industrial sector

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.

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. Each program also includes the opportunity for students to spend a semester abroad at one of MCI’s many partner institutions.

In this part-time program, the sixth semester includes the completion of an integrative and internationally oriented module at one of MCI’s partner institutions. This international focus is an integral part of the entire study program. Lecturers and experts from across the globe continuously introduce new aspects and approaches. Case studies, project assignments, and internships complete the curriculum of this innovative Bachelor’s program.


At MCI, each program of study requires students to complete an integrative internship 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.

Two students communicating with a third person

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 13 weeks duration.

The internship in this part-time program is only required from students who do not have professional experience specific to the area of study.

Armin Schneider; graduate of Business & Management for Professionals, director as well as head of media and public relations at the Austrian National Bank

If you want to reap success, you have to sow in time and with care. The comprehensive and skillful combination of theory and practice offered by MCI is guaranteed to ensure your personal field of expertise. The knowledge you gain in this course and the personal development you undergo, as well as the experience you make and the commitment you develop will help you boost your career.

Armin Schneider; graduate of Business & Management for Professionals, director as well as head of media and public relations at the Austrian National Bank

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 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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