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 to study 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.
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Welcome to MCI - The Entrepreneurial School®
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.
If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.
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 &Interview
Generally, admission to the program is available to the following persons:
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.
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 possible 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.
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 one out of two tracks Marketing - Organizational Development - Innovation or Controlling - Supply Chains - Strategy.
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 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. 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: BA (MCI). Source: GZ BMWF-52.330/0195-I/6/2013
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.
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.
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 which lasts 13 weeks in total.
The internship in this part-time program is only required from students who do not have professional experience specific to the area of study.
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
As a partner of the law firm Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner, it is very important to me to introduce students to the principles of legal thinking. I try to pass on my practical experience as a lawyer to the students within the framework of my courses and to sensitize them to possible problem areas.
MMMag. Barbara Egger-Russe; Attorney-at-Law at Greiter, Pegger, Kofler & Partner, Austria
As a personnel developer, company consultant and as president of the South Tyrolean Coaching Association, people are the focus of my work. Supporting and mentoring them, learning together and getting stronger is enriching and challenging. Magic formulas usually fail to do justice to the complexity and so it is necessary to find individual, coherent ways and solutions for the current challenges. The same applies to teaching with students. They bring along many exciting questions and experiences and I am happy to share my know-how and understanding with them.
MMag. Reinhard Feichter, CEO at Personal Consulting KG, Italy
As Head of Operational Excellence in the LIEBHERR Group, I am concerned with the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and bear responsibility for the optimal implementation of product development and organizational projects. The lectures I give are based on numerous findings and methods from practical experience in industry and consulting. Related academic and research-oriented approaches complete the discourse during the lectures.
Mag. (FH) Mario Moser, MSc; Head of Operational Excellence at Liebherr Gruppe, Austria
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.
The bachelor program Business & Management for Professionals has been inspiring young, education-hungry, motivated people who want to combine their job and their studies in the best possible way for many years. Highest satisfaction ratings of students and appreciation in the professional and social environment prove the success of this unique program.
The challenging curriculum is characterized by the most up-to-date socio-economic, as well as business content and by two future-oriented elective modules, Marketing - Organizational Development - Innovation and Controlling - Supply Chains - Strategy. Knowledge orientation, theory and practice form a symbiotic unit. As part of the didactic concept, we combine interactive classroom teaching at MCI with innovative online components. Therefore, our students experience, on the one hand, all group dynamic advantages with passionate discussion while, on the other hand, we use the advantages of state-of-the-art online teaching for professional preparation and follow-up or deepening knowledge.
Within this study program, we not only offer you a high degree of theoretical knowledge, but you will also find numerous powerful methods and tools for practical implementation. In addition, you acquire profound technical-methodical economic competences, supplemented by increasingly important social-communicative, interdisciplinary competences.
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:
The MCI offers a number of internationally oriented Master's programs. The Master’s program in International Business & Management is aimed directly at the graduates of this Bachelor’s program. The completion of a Master's degree qualifies for the relevant doctoral studies.
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 before the start of the first semester.
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 website of the respective study program 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.
Students of this study program have the choice within their curriculum, but also as part of their extracurricular activities, to choose between modules, specializations, additional courses, electives, etc. Additionally, the semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities, the internship, as well as projects and final papers, enable our students to make their study program a truly unique experience.
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:
For students of non-EU countries not considered eligible according to above regulations, the tuition fee is as follows:
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 their studies. 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 scheduled 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.