Business & Management for Professionals | 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.
  • Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 / semester plus membership fee for the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) for EU and EEA citizens
  • Applications for the start of studies in fall 2020 are accepted on a continual basis

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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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 program 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 program provides plenty of opportunity for unrestricted networking with lecturers 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

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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.



Entrance Exam &

Additional Exam

Date 1* 17, Nov 2019 9-10, Dec 2019 tba
Date 2* 02, Feb 2020 24-26, Feb 2020 tba
Date 3 29, Mar 2020 20-22, Apr 2020 tba
Date 4 31, May 2020 22-24, Jun 2020 tba

 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

applications are excepted at anytime!

Generally, admission to the program is available to the following persons:

  • Individuals 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.)
  • Individuals without a university entrance qualification, but with relevant professional qualification, provided that one of the following requirements is fulfilled:
    • 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 (Level II) and Mathematics (Level I). The level of the exams corresponds to that of a non-school university entrance qualification in natural sciences.

Persons in their last year at school wishing to apply for a place on the program before taking their final exams must include their most current 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 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.

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.

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

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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

The mandatory classes of the program 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 select their personal area of specialization. The students can choose of one out of two tracks Marketing . Organizational Development . Innovation or Controlling . Supply Chains . 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 363,36 / 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 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



A part-time study program is organized in such a way that students can pursue full-time employment. The content and scope of the part-time study program correspond to those of a full-time study program.

The courses and seminars usually take place on Friday afternoons (around 1pm to 10pm) and on Saturdays (8am to 5pm).

Graduates of the program are conferred the academic title of Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, 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. MCI Alumni are entitled to combine their academic degree with the brand “MCI” to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly intransparent international education market. Example: BSc (MCI). 
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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.

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Our graduates have fundamental knowledge and skills in management science.

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

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Our graduates have basic knowledge and skills in scientific methodology.

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

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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.

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Our graduates have effective communication skills.

Our students can communicate effectively in analogue contexts.

Our students can communicate effectively in digital contexts.

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.

During the 6th semester of the part-time Bachelor's program in Business & Management for professionals, an integrative, internationally oriented module at one of MCI's partner universities takes place. 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.

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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 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, Austrian National Bank, Innsbruck, graduate of Business & Management for Professionals

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, Austrian National Bank, Innsbruck, graduate of Business & Management for Professionals

After studying

Studying at MCI is an investment in a successful future. Through close cooperation with industry and the practical orientation of all courses, MCI graduates are in particularly high demand on the job market and have several job offers even before graduation.

Professional Opportunities

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

MCI Alumni & Friends

MCI Alumni & Friends provides a dynamic service platform promoting contacts, image, professional careers, and personal development of MCI and its graduates. We are delighted with all the graduates who choose to stay in touch even long after completion of their studies, and allowing us to be a part of their various careers:

Success Stories

Continue studying

The MCI offers a number of internationally oriented Master's programs. 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.

Questions and answers

Yes, it is possible and it is even recommended that you apply before obtaining your school-leaving certificate in order to secure one of the limited places in your desired study program. Please include your most recent certificates available in your application. Should your application be successful, the relevant school-leaving certificate may be submitted at a later date.

Multiple applications are welcome as long as a plausible reason is provided in your cover letter. If you are admitted to two or more study programs, you are required to inform us of your final decision by the conclusion of the application procedures. If you have applied for two or more study programs, you will have to take the written entrance examination only once.

The written entrance examination is held on the MCI campus in Innsbruck. Please reserve the relevant dates (see application deadlines). The exact dates and times will be communicated to you immediately after the conclusion of the application period. Should you be unable to attend one of the required dates, you will be required to take the entrance examination on one of the alternative dates provided.

Visit the homepage of our department where, in the Admissions section, you can find relevant preparation materials for the written entrance examination. Once we have received your application, you will receive relevant information including tips and advice on how to prepare for the exam.

For citizens of the following countries, the tuition fee is 363 euros per semester plus a fee for compulsory membership to the Austrian National Union of Students:

  • EU citizens,
  • EEA and Swiss citizens, and
  • Non-EU citizens, who according to sec. 2 of the Austrian Study Act on Universities of Applied Sciences (FHStG) are subject to sec. 1 of the Austrian Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (PersGV) (Austrian Federal Law Gazette (BGBL) II no. 340/2013 as amended from time to time).

For students of non-EU countries not considered eligible according to above regulations, the tuition fee is as follows:

  • Bachelor’s courses: 6,250 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee
  • Master’s courses: 7,500 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee

Your application documents regarding nationality will be assessed in detail as part of your admission procedure. Scholarships are available for applicants from non-EU countries and can be applied for as part of your online application.

Business & Management for professionals is held in a part-time format. It is organized in such a way as to enable students to combine a full-time job with study. In both content and scope, a part-time program corresponds to a full-time program of study. Lectures and seminars are usually held in a condensed form on Friday afternoons (e.g. between 2.30 pm and 10.00 pm) and Saturdays (from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm). Please note that online classes are usually held on a specific evening during the week, between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm with the examinations taking place before the beginning of their respective lectures (at approximately 1.00 pm) on Fridays.

A 100% attendance is mandatory in all classes. Exemption from mandatory attendance may be granted if a valid reason is given (e.g. sickness). Please submit your written request including relevant proof to the department for approval.

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