Management, Communication & IT | Bachelor


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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time | German
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters | 180 ECTS
  • Major in Management and Media
  • 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.

Overview

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The course adopts an innovative approach to teaching. The central subjects are thus taught both from an interdisciplinary perspective and with regard to international developments.

The MCI degree program in Management, Communication & IT combines three promising fields, with the option of gaining a specialization in the third semester. Students may choose between the Media program with a focus on digital communication and the Management program with a focus on IT-supported corporate management and e-business.

To a large extent depending on communication and information technology, our world creates a growing demand for more and more innovative IT solutions. These are expected to facilitate the interaction between company and customer and to provide a competitive advantage. The economic and technical requirements of the entire sector are thus increasing. Therefore, the MCiT program has been designed to provide students with the best possible qualifications to meet the future challenges of organization and leadership.

The Management, Communication & IT study program targets all those intending to shape the future with modern leadership and innovative digitization approaches. With its successful integration of management, communication, and IT with social media, the program provides the ideal basis for a successful career.

 

Contact
Peter J. Mirski
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 3500

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Admission

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
(computer-based) 

Interview 

Additional exam 

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

 

 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

Admission to the program is available to the following persons:

Applicants with a relevant university entrance qualification (A-levels, high-school graduation certificate or similar school-leaving certificate or equivalent qualification).
Applicants without a university entrance qualification but with relevant professional 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


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.
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.

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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.

Major Management

The Management focus addresses issues of digitization, management control, production planning, system planning and system implementation, logistics, accounting, information systems, theories of communication, business intelligence, business analytics, and project management.

Facts

Time model & language
Full-time | German (partially English)
Academic year
Winter semester: October – February
Summer semester: March – July
Structure
1st – 2nd semesters: Fundamentals
3rd - 4th semesters: Management
5th semester: International semester and first Bachelor thesis
6th semester: Integrative internship, Bachelor thesis and 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

Subject%
Fundamentals: Business administration, communication and IT 40%
Major in Management 30%
Scientific working | R & D | Internship 20%
English & Social Skills 10%

Curriculum

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Fundamentals of IT 5 | 7          
Economics & IT 6 | 8          
Applied Mathematics 3 | 3 4 | 4        
Databases & Systems Development 3 | 4 4,5 | 6        
Bookkeeping & Accounting 3 | 4 3 | 4        
English & Social Skills 3,5 | 4 4 | 4        
Programming Languages & Security   6 | 8        
Commercial Law   3 | 4 2 | 3      
Human Resource Management & Business Ethics         4 | 5  
Organisational Behavior & Intercultural Competences         4 | 6  
International Marketing & Sales         5 | 6  
Strategic Management         5 | 6  
Entrepreneurship & Integrative Synopsis           4 | 5


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Project & Process Management      6 | 9      
Economics & Fundamentals of Statistics      6 | 7      
Communication Theory      2 | 4      
Controlling & Logistics      5 | 7      
Systemplanung & User Experience        5 | 7    
Enterprise Resource Planning Systeme        4,5 | 6    
Business Intelligence, Business Analytics & Project        5,5 | 7    
Leadership Camp        3 | 4    


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Empirical Social Research & Applied Statistics        5 | 6    
Bachelor Thesis I          1,5 | 7  
Bachelor Thesis II            1 | 7
Internship            1 | 18


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Courses

  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Consulting & ERP
  • Marketing, Controlling
  • Production planning
  • Project management
  • Information Systems Management

Major Media

The Digital Media focus, on the other hand, deals with communication theory, media economics, information logistics, communication planning with respect to social media, media design, media control, user experience, and respective system planning.  Entrepreneurial projects allow students to gain respective practical experience.

Facts

Time model & language
Full-time | German
Academic year
Winter semester: October – February
Summer semester: March – July
Structure
1st – 2nd semesters: Fundamentals
3rd - 4th semesters: Media
5th semester: International semester and first Bachelor thesis
6th semester: Integrative internship, Bachelor thesis and 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

Subject%
Fundamentals: Business administration, communication and IT 40%
Major in Media 30%
Scientific working | R & D | Internship 20%
English & Social Skills 10%

Curriculum

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Fundamentals of IT 5 | 7          
Economics & IT 6 | 8          
Applied Mathematics 3 | 3 4 | 4        
Databases & Systems Development 3 | 4 4,5 | 6        
Bookkeeping & Accounting 3 | 4 3 | 4        
English & Social Skills 3,5 | 4 4 | 4        
Programming Languages & Security   6 | 8        
Commercial Law   3 | 4 2 | 3      
Human Resource Management & Business Ethics         4 | 5  
Organisational Behavior & Intercultural Competences         4 | 6  
International Marketing & Sales         5 | 6  
Strategic Management         5 | 6  
Entrepreneurship & Integrative Synopsis           4 | 5


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Project & Process Management      6 | 9      
Economics & Fundamentals of Statistics      6 | 7      
Communication Theory      2 | 4      
Controlling & Information Logistics      5 | 7      
Systems Planning & User Experience        5 | 7    
Communication Planning Systems        4,5 | 6    
Business Intelligence, Communication Analytics & Project        5,5 | 7    
Innovation Camp        3 | 4    


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

  1 2 3 4 5 6
Empirical Social Research & Applied Statistics        5 | 6    
Bachelor Thesis I          1,5 | 7  
Bachelor Thesis II            1 | 7
Internship            1 | 18


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Courses

  • Digital Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Information management
  • Project management
  • Human Interface Design
  • Media management
  • Campaign management

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 Management, Communication & IT

Upon graduation our students will have the ability to link management, communication and IT know-how.

Our students will contribute to the workforce with their ability to identify and implement state-of-the-art IT solutions to support business strategies.

Our students will make a difference through their ability to realize projects at the junction of Management, Communication and IT.

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.

Internship

At MCI, each program of study requires students to complete an integrative internship of at least 12 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.

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 Management, Communcation & IT 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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