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.
Within the framework of practice-oriented projects, students are provided with the opportunity to work with local and international businesses during their studies.
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Welcome to MCI - The Entrepreneurial School®
Management accounting, human resource management, marketing – there is hardly a field of management without legal relevance. Against this backdrop, we have created the Management & Law Bachelor’s degree program. Unlike traditional law degrees, this program offers a unique combination of business and legal content. It equips students with management skills and comprehensive knowledge of business law, thus, enabling them to assess and solve complex issues from a variety of different perspectives.
In addition to teaching relevant content from corporate accounting and finance, strategic management, personnel management, marketing and business law, the program places a particular focus on valuable social and intercultural skills. By offering comprehensive training in English and English-speaking lectures, as well as the option to study abroad, the program paves the way for students to become international experts.
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.
Multiple Applications: The written entrance exam applies to all MCI Bachelor´s study programs 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.
Applicants are informed as soon as possible regarding their admission. Applicants who are not admitted due to the limited number of places are put on a waiting list and can – if they are still interested – be admitted if a place becomes available.
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.
The Management & Law bachelor’s program consists of six semesters with 18 weeks of classes each. To ensure that even students choosing not to go on a semester abroad have the opportunity to engage with with teachers of international institutions of higher education and incoming students, most classes from the fifth semester onwards are taught entirely in English.
Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits
* In the 5th semester you can choose one of 3 different specialisations
The Bachelor program Management & Law is a full-time degree program. In full-time studies, lectures and seminars are held on weekdays, with blocked units allowing for an intensive immersion into individual topics.The classes usually take place from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:15 and / or from 13:30 to 16:45. In exceptional cases, the times may vary and the lessons and / or examinations may take place outside the specified times or possibly on Saturdays.
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). 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.
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.
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.
Before going on the internship, students are encouraged to enhance their personal profile by choosing an area of specialization. The modules they may choose from include aspects of personnel management and labor law, international marketing and distribution, as well as auditing and accounting.
The broad orientation and the practical relevance of the study program at MCI have enabled me to develop confidently in my role as a managing director of a medium-sized company at a very young age. In particular, the combination between management and legal subjects helped me to meet all the needs of the company. Moreover, the acquired soft skills have been a big help, especially in the beginning.
I am happy to think back to my time in Innsbruck – above all, the many interesting lecturers and evenings I spent with my fellow students remain in my memory.
Maximiliane Scheidt; Managing Director, Herforder Elektromotoren-Werke GmbH 6 Co. KG; Alumni Management & Law
Studying at the MCI not only challenges you; it changes you. Looking back at my time studying, it was an incredibly enriching and exciting journey, which I shared with great colleagues from all over the world and with inspiring lecturers coming from a variety of industries and in a university mindset that is incomparable with any other. The MCI not only opens some doors for your career pathway, but rather many, and it equips you with every tool needed for all the great opportunities that await you beyond your studies.
Amina Abl; Specialist Learning & Transformation, thyssenkrupp Presta AG; Alumni Management & Law
Motivated students and teachers providing profound business insights was the best combination to develop a successful mind-set. Adding small and interactive classes, paired with a semester abroad in the US, I can say that the MCI prepared me in the best possible way for my current career.
Maximilian Seemüller; Consultant M&A, Deloitte Consulting GmbH; Alumni Management & Law
My professional experience as a lawyer and university lecturer shows that the combination of law and business is absolutely necessary for entrepreneurial decisions. The MCI Management & Law program, which I helped to establish, demonstrates this in an exemplary manner.
Univ.-Prof. FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pegger; lawyer and partner at Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partners, Innsbruck; Head of the Academic Council and Senior Lecturer
The MCI combines theory and practice during the course of study. Students gain an insight into economic processes through lecturers from a wide variety of fields. I am pleased to see that graduates of the Management & Law program can easily implement lecture topics in their everyday work.
Mag. Helga M. Stangl; Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers; Lecturer Management & Law
At the Entrepreneurial School®, providing a consistent link between science and practice has top priority. Therefore, we provide our students plenty of opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge to practice, even during their studies. The collaboration with companies and organizations of different sizes and sectors forms one of the cornerstones of the MCI concept. Such cooperative work does not only benefit our students, but also, to a large extent our partners.
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program in Management & Law, we make our students’ knowledge, creativity, and motivation available to companies. This benefits both our students and business partners. In the third and fourth semester of their studies students work in groups of five to eight to study a specific issue of business or legal practice and provide possible solutions. The duration of such a project may vary from one to two semesters, depending on the problem to be solved. The commissioning of projects takes place in three steps:
The decision concerning the approval of a project is based primarily on the relevance and urgency of the respective problem to the business world. The value of the project in expanding our students’ range of competencies is also taken into account. Commissioned projects generally involve an empirical study, such as a survey, focus group, or expert interview, an analysis of results, and the preparation of solutions and plans of action. Each project is supported and supervised by respective MCI experts.
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Business Ethics & Responsible Management Education
• Employer Branding & Corporate One Voice Strategy
• European Union Law
• Corporate law and its importance for SMEs
ADLER-Werk Lackfabrik · Alpine Ballooning · Arbeiterkammer Tirol · AustriAlpin · Auto Brückl · Bachler Brand Concepts · Bezirksgemeinschaft Eisacktal · Brunnsteiner & Huber OG · BTV AG · Club of Mult · Colgate Palmolive · Crepaz Music Management · CVCit-services · D. Swarovski KG · Degler Hair-Art · Diakonie Rosenheim · Dinkhauser Kartonagen · Ductus · Egger Holz GmbH · enerChange GmbH · Fashion & Sports Models · FC Wacker Tirol Shop · Flossmann Gartengestaltung und Teichbau Tirol · Galerie St. Barbara · GE Jenbacher · gemNova ·Gummiwerk Imst · HG Engineering · Hilfswerk Austria · HRM Personal Institut · IBEX Sportartikel GmbH · IMG-Media GmbH · ImmoCenter · Inndata Datentechnik GmbH · Ionicon Analytics · IWZ Industriebedarf – Wilhelm Zastera GmbH ·
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
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 courses. The master program in International Business & Law is aimed directly at the graduates of this bachelor 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 course of study. 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, before the start of the academic year.
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:
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.
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.
Lectures and seminars in full-time courses are held on weekdays. To facilitate a more intense discussion of individual topics, some lessons may also be organized in blocks.
Classes usually take place Monday through Friday from 9am to 12.15pm and/or from 1.30pm to 4.45pm. There may also be exceptions with classes and/or examinations being organized outside these time frames. It is also possible that classes are held on Saturdays.
Attendance is mandatory in all classes. If you miss 25% of a course or more, this will have an effect on your final grade.
Exemption from mandatory attendance may be granted if a valid reason is given (e.g. sickness, visit to authorities or other personal reasons). Please submit your written request including relevant proof to the department for approval.
As this program is a full-time course and all classes require your compulsory attendance, it can be combined with a job only to a limited degree. Full-time employment is possible during holidays or as part of an internship.
English forms an integral part of the curriculum. During the fifth semester, most lectures of the Bachelor’s Degree course in Management & Law are held exclusively in English. Individual lectures outside the international semester may also be offered in English.
In the fifth semester, students may choose to specialize according to personal interests and career goals in either one of the following focus areas: HR Management & Labor Law, International Marketing & Distribution, or Auditing & Controlling. You are also encouraged to further specialize as part of your Bachelor’s thesis and/or practice-related project.
Graduates of this course are qualified for a variety of occupations. They may opt for a career in banking, tax consulting, corporate counseling, industry, trade, or the academic sector.