The two-year Executive Master Degree program in Digital Business creates experts capable of leading the organizational transformation resulting from the digital revolution to success.
The process of digitalization has long affected all areas of society and economy. The new economy has revolutionized entire business models: working models and procedures have changed and continue to change dramatically.
Participants in the Master’s course organized by MCI and the Investment Punk Academy learn how to successfully manage the effects and principles of the digital revolution and actively influence the process of organizational transformation.
The content and organization of the course have been designed to meet the specific requirements and needs of professional decision makers. The innovative blended learning concept applied by MCI combines synchronous and asynchronous learning phases with on-campus classes. This guarantees a maximum of flexibility regarding both time and location.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online.
Application Test & Interview
05.-06. February 2019
04.-05. March 2019
15.-16. April 2019
17.-18. June 2019
09.-10. September 2019
In principle, the program accepts individuals with
Additionally applicants are required to provide proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language. Relevant evidence must not be older than three years and may include certificates issued for the completion of any one of the following examinations:
The admission procedure is designed to determine your suitability for the program and is divided into two parts:
The Executive Master Degree program in Digital Business provides comprehensive knowledge to develop and manage digital business models.
The topics covered by the post-graduate MBA course include online marketing, data science, machine learning, blockchain technology, IT security, data management and data protection. The complementary English-language module in Digital Business has a strong international focus and discusses exemplary new economy business models and their conditions for success.
A large part of the course consists of online or mobile learning sessions. Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning elements and compact on-campus classes are combined in an innovative approach, also referred to as blended learning. This concept ensures a maximum of flexibility regarding both time and location. Much of the program is taught via the highly modern and innovative MCI online learning environment and the Investment Punk Academy. In addition, there are two to three on-campus courses per semester. These are usually held between Thursday and Saturday and give students the opportunity to network, attend lectures, and master group challenges. Courses are planned to take place in Innsbruck, Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich, and Berlin.
Fundamentals of Digitalization & IT
Supervised Master’s thesis and complementary seminars; Final examination by a comitee
Academic director FH-Prof. Dr. Maria RablMCI Professor Department Business & Management, Innsbruck / Tyrol
Program director Mag. Susanne E. HerzogMCI Head of Executive Education & Development, Innsbruck / Tyrol
Prof. Dr. Andreas AltmannMCI Rector, Innsbruck / Tyrol
FH-Prof. PD Dr. Bernd EbersbergerMCI Head R&D Services, Innsbruck / Tyrol
FH-Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Bernd KirschnerMCI Head of Department Business & Management und International Business, Innsbruck / Tyrol
Dr. Markus KittlerMCI Professor Department Management & Law, Innsbruck / Tyrol
FH-Prof. Dr. Gabriela Leiß, MBAMCI Professor Department Business & Management, Innsbruck / Tyrol
FH-Prof. Dr. Peter J. MirskiMCI Head of Department Management, Communication & IT, Innsbruck / Tyrol
The personalized MCI eCampus learning environment provides students with important notifications, email messages, and all the information they require to focus on their studies. Tests and activities to assess one’s personal progress as well as discussion forums and moderated chats additionally facilitate online studies.
Technical requirements for admission to the MCI eCampus:
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.
Upon graduation our students are effective communicators in their field of business.
Our students can discuss information, ideas, problems and solutions with/for specialists and non-specialists.
Our graduates will be interdisciplinary thinkers connecting abstract thinking with practical problems.
Our students apply appropriate theory and scientific methods to practical issues in business; Our students will demonstrate higher order thinking skills considering ethical issues.
Our graduates are effective leaders implementing high-quality decisions on a timely basis.
Students prove the understanding of effective and efficient behavior in leadership.
Students make high-level business decisions and take care that they are effectively implemented.
Our participants can think critically in a global setting and are digitally literate.
Students are able to analyze, discuss and solve business problems on an international level considering cultural issues. Students demonstrate digital skills for collaboration in an online environment.
Upon completion of the Executive Master’s program, graduates are awarded the internationally acknowledged title of a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
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.
Accreditation by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the award of the Premium Seal by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) are testimony to the high quality standards and international standing of this program and respective degree.