MASTER OF SCIENCE (CONTINUING EDUCATION) | MSc (CE)DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION | DBA
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„The MCI | IUM Double Degree Program provides an unique learning experience for professionals who want to stay in business and enhance their career. The program unites culturally diverse people at great locations like Innsbruck, Monaco, London or Geneva. Executives take advantage from a program that is academically rigorous, practically highly relevant, and intellectually challenging." Dr. Maria Kreuzer, Academic Director
The Double Degree Program of MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® and IUM | The International University of Monaco is a three-year, part-time research-oriented program for managers and professionals from different fields seeking to apply relevant knowledge and analytical skills in the context of new problems and circumstances in their industry or workplace.This unique Double Degree Program is designed to take advantage of earning a Master’s degree and a Doctor’s degree within a time span of three years. Both degrees are awarded by two internationally renowned and accredited European universities. The program is a high-level executive development program designed to be academically rigorous, practically relevant and intellectually challenging.The MCI’s MSc specifically prepares the students for the DBA program at IUM. Both universities are AACSB-accredited. The AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is one of the leading international accreditation bodies for business schools and business faculties. Their accreditation is considered a recognised seal of approval for high-level teaching and research.
The academic degree of DBA is awarded by the IUM. The IUM DBA program has been ranked from the DBA International Dubai Ranking 22nd out of 148 DBAs worldwide in 2021.
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MCI and IUM’s Double Degree Program offers you guided step-by-step support in the development, planning, design and implementation of your research project. It allows you to focus on one research project relevant to you throughout the entire learning journey. The close collaboration between MCI and IUM offers candidates a dual degree opportunity combining the analytical insights and research skills typically taught in MCI MSc programs with the research insights developed within the international doctoral program at IUM.
You can continue your professional career without interruption. The program is offered in a flexible study mode with on-campus experiences in four major European locations. Our MCI and IUM experts will guide you towards substantial contributions to knowledge, evidenced in your Master and doctoral dissertation.
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You will start your learning journey towards the DBA with preparatory modules within the Master program. Upon the successful completion of these modules, you will receive a MSc (CE) | Master of Science (Continuing Education) in Business Research Methods from MCI Innsbruck, which enables you to enter the second phase of the DBA program at IUM – the preparation of the doctoral research project. You will be accompanied through the entire process: from the step-by-step planning and development of your research project to its final implementation and write-up.
The MCI | IUM Double Degree Program runs over a period of 36 months with an innovative blended teaching approach that combines on-campus seminars, online courses, business insights, individual on-site and online support by designated advisors, and participation in international conferences.
The research priorities cover a wide variety of fields in business, management and economics. Participants of the MCI | IUM Double Degree Program will be embedded in the relevant research centers or research labs. They will have the opportunity to benefit from the intellectual stimuli provided by the research groups at both institutions.The faculty teaching and supervising the research projects are internationally renowned experts in their field of research. Moreover, based on their extensive experience both in academia and industry, faculty members can help to integrate practical relevance into academically rigorous theses. The faculties at MCI and IUM are composed of
MCI Head of Executive Education & Development
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog
MCI Academic Director MSc
Dr. Maria Kreuzer
Prof. Dr. Hans Mühlbacher
Prof. ret. University of InnsbruckProf. em. International University of Monaco
Prof. DB MMag. Dr. habil. Anita Zehrer
Head R&D Unit Management & Society, MCI
Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Professor of Strategic Management,University of Innsbruck
Prof. Dr. Markus Kittler
Academic Director Executive PhD, MCI
Understanding a managerial problem from an academic perspective allows practitioners to grow intellectually, personally, and career-wise.
Dr. Maria Kreuzer, Academic Director MSc, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®
The double degree program is offered in an innovative, part-time study format with six intensive attendance weeks at four attractive European locations. Online courses, coaching sessions, and personalized research supervision ensure a high degree of flexibility and relevance.
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog, Head of Executive Education at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®
The MSc | DBA Double Degree Program is an important step in MCI’s evolution. Together with our international partner, we will mentor managers and professionals from different fields with academic ambitions to boost their careers. We look forward to guiding the participants on their learning journey reaching the next level of academic acumen and management proficiency. Our innovative program will provide benefits to their companies and will create impact on the economy and society we live in.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann, Rector of MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®
The Double Degree Program jointly offered by IUM and MCI is the ideal choice for experienced business and nonprofit professionals seeking the highest postgraduate qualification, without putting their careers on hold. It offers experienced managers the opportunity to study in-depth a real business issue of most significant interest to them and to directly transfer the knowledge gained into their working life, improving outcomes and performances. Supported by a combination of face-to-face exchanges, online courses, and self-paced study, students work on a research project of their choice without interrupting their professional working life.
Dr. Jean Philippe Muller, General Director & Dean, IUM - The International University of Monaco
It is awesome to see how two excellent universities - the International University of Monaco and the MCI - both of which mean a lot to me personally, are joining forces to launch an innovative MSc DBA Double Degree Program. The DBA program, which I have raised from the cradle together with highly committed colleagues, has recently been placed 22nd out of 148 DBA programs in the Dubai ranking. The newly established cooperation endows the program with the potential of being ranked among the top 15 of the world. Convinced of the achievement, I would like to express my warmest congratulations for the highly successful future!
Dr. Hans Mühlbacher, Prof. ret. University of Innsbruck, Prof. em. International University of Monaco
The part-time MSc | DBA Doubel Degree Program is for Managers and business professionals from different disciplines who wish to:
By applying and/or registering for the Double Degree Program, you give the MCI and the IUM the formal consent to check all of the provided credentials and documents. Once your application file has been accepted, intake interviews will be organized to get a better insight of your motivation and perseverance. All applicants are requested to present their initial research topic during an interview with one or more faculty members.
The Double Degree Program will have benefits for you and your career, for your company and for society at large.
Graduates are able to generate and share academic knowledge within their own professional and academic networks. They master methods and instruments of economic research in order to apply them to challenges in their professional environment.
Our graduates profit from our strong network of recognized lecturers from science, business, and society, even beyond their studies. The exchange with international students also improves their own network and creates international acceptance for the benefit of all our students.