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.
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.
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
*recommended for applications from non-EU countries
Admission to the program is available to the following persons:Applicants with a university entrance qualification (e.g. school-leaving exam, appropriate university entrance equivalency exam, vocational certificate etc.) Applicants without a university entrance qualification but with relevant professional qualification, provided one of the following prerequisites is met:
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.Applicants having relevant professional qualification but no university entrance qualification are also required to take additional exams in German, English, Mathematics / Statistics and Business Administration for admission. The level of the exams is equal to those of the university entrance equivalency exam for social sciences and economics.
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.
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.
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.
Upon graduation students have sound knowledge of nonprofit, social & health organizations and systems.
Students will have a profound understanding of organizations and systems related to Nonprofit, Health Care & Social Management.
Students are familiar with fundamental financial concepts and their relevance for the Nonprofit, Health Care & Social sector.
Students show a basic understanding of legal frameworks related to Nonprofit, Health Care & Social Management.
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
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
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: BSc (MCI). Source: GZ BMWF-52.330/0195-I/6/2013
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.
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:
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.
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 at least two years of relevant professional experience may be exempted from the mandatory 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: