Application date: November 14, 2021
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.
Moreover, the entire program places a strong emphasis on teamwork. It is particularly suited for individuals who seek to take responsibility in public office and to require relevant knowledge.
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The Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Bachelor’s degree program trains students to become qualified professionals in the nonprofit sector, particularly in social services and health care. Continuous social, political, economic, and technological changes present organizations in the nonprofit, social and health care sector with new challenges. Equipped with relevant methodological and social skills, our graduates are prepared to master these challenges.
The program provides practical management training based on the combination of nonprofit, social and health care knowledge with politico-economic, legal and business expertise. This innovative approach trains students to become experts of organizations and other systems of the nonprofit, social and health care sector, with knowledge of the various stakeholders in the context of public interest and social innovation.
After acquiring the fundamentals in the first few semesters, students specialize in nonprofit management, social management, or health care management. All three of these branches pursue an entrepreneurial approach, producing innovative and future-oriented ideas.
If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.
Applications for admission are accepted on an ongoing basis via our online application platform. In the sense of your personal further planning, we recommend that you submit your application early.
Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple programs of study, as long as a plausible rationale is given.
*Additional exams are to be taken only by those applicants who do not have a university entrance qualification. For details see prerequisites.
Detailed information (procedure, dates, etc.) will be provided to applicants in time.
An application as early as possible is recommended.
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.
Places are allocated on the basis of the following criteria:
Career background & motivation - 30% Particular attention is paid to educational background and qualifications, any professional career, further training, etc. Special consideration is given to motivation and study and career goals.
Online admission test - 20% The online admission test consists of questions on deductive thinking, numerical abilities, English language skills, as well as a study-related personality profile.
Multiple Applications: The admission test applies to all business-related studies and has only to be taken once.
Online admission interview - 50% The interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to expand on the information provided in the application and to explain their academic and professional goals.
Applicants will be informed of the admission decision as soon as possible. Applicants who cannot be admitted due to limited places will be put on a waiting list and - if they are still interested - may 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 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
By specializing in nonprofit management, students gain a substantial overview of the nonprofit sector and the ability to provide solutions to current challenges. Fundraising, public relations and lobbying, resource management, human resource and volunteer management are topical issues that are addressed in the field of study in close collaboration with organizations.
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Social management is concerned with the structures of the social sector and focuses, in particular, on social institutions. Case management, diversity management, quality management in social work or corporate social responsibility are topical issues that are dealt with in in close cooperation with organizations in practice.
Health care management, the third area of specialization available, provides an overview of the institutions of health care. Monitoring and implementation of national or regional health goals, occupational health management, or linking health promotion and prevention to primary care settings are topical issues that are addressed in the field of study in close collaboration with organizations in the field.
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 the beginning of the third semester, an field trip will be held to compare the challenges of social and health care in Austria with those of another European country.
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.
How to kick-start your career in the nonprofit sector: the Bachelor’s degree program in Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management offered by MCI provides you with all the methods and tools required to make competent decisions and act professionally in your future job.
Felix De Zordo, BA; graduate of Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management
As an organization, we had the opportunity to get an insight into the great module Fundamentals of Political and Communication Sciences" in the Bachelor Degree program Nonprofit, Social & Health Management. We are really impressed by what the students get to see in these courses - it is a great opportunity for them to try out and experience the theory-practice transfer. The final product, which was created by the students for our organization, shows that the concept works very well.
Mag.a Kathrin Heis, MA, Geschäftsleitung Plattform Asyl
Our goal is a world that is fit for the future in terms of the interaction between ecology, economy and social issues. The Bachelor Degree program Nonprofit, Social & Health Management prepares students for these challenges through sound theoretical instruction and practical training, and encourages them to find innovative solutions. We as Klimabündnis Tirol are happy to contribute to projects and courses with our knowledge on climate protection, climate change adaptation and sustainability and in return we receive valuable stimuli for our work.
Andrä Stigger, Geschäftsführung Klimabündnis Tirol
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.
The department has a strong emphasis on research at the interface of multiple disciplines and development of practical solutions in health and social care. In its scholarly efforts the interdisciplinary faculty of the department and its network brings in a variety of academic backgrounds into the department’s R&D strategy such as Economics, Business and Management, Medicine, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Information Technology, Statistics, Psychology, Ethics and Law. Central to the department’s applied research activities are the focus on implementation research and the close cooperation with our research partners.
• Hauptverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherungsträger • Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse • Land Tirol • Diakonie Rosenheim • IfS - Institut für Sozialdienste Vorarlberg, Austria • Dachverband der Patienten/innen-Selbsthilfe Tirol • Europäisches Forum Alpbach • Caritas Tirol • Die Beraterinnen • AMS - Arbeitsmarktservice Österreich • BFI Tirol Bildungs GmbH • Arbeiterkammer Tirol
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
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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:
A number of applicants interested in this degree program have also expressed interest in the following bachelor program.
It is possible to apply for more than one degree program at the same time if you present your motives in a meaningful explanation.
The MCI offers a number of internationally oriented Master's courses. The master program in International Health & Social Management and the European Master in Health Economics & Management are 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.
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.
Due to its job-friendly structure, the online course in principle allows you to work while you study.
The Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management program is a business course. It is designed to prepare students for a career in the administration or management of organizations, mainly – but not exclusively – in the nonprofit, social and health care sector.
We offer 60 places of study per academic year.
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.
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 between 9am and 4.45pm.
In the online mode of the program, classes are held in the evening. There may be up to three 90 minute online classes per week. Additionally, up to ten on-campus sessions per semester are organized either at the beginning, halfway through, or at the end of the respective semester.
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.
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.
Yes. Applications for recognition of previously acquired qualifications must be submitted to the relevant head of department and studies at the beginning of your studies. Recognition of previous experience / qualifications is only granted for individual classes in the program.
The allocation of students to the Social Management, Health Management, and Nonprofit Management courses takes place in the third semester.
The mandatory internship can be completed either nationally or internationally. Students are free to choose a preferred organization or institution. We will also inform you of further suitable internship positions in due time. Students with relevant professional experience may receive partial credit for the professional internship.
Upon completion of the Bachelor’s program at MCI, you are qualified to take up a Master’s program at any higher education institution, provided you also fulfill all other relevant admission requirements.
The following Master’s programs are available to you at MCI: