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The two-year Executive Master Degree program in Digital Economy & Leadership equips participants with the skills required to excel in today’s digital business world.
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 this post-graduate Master’s degree, 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 program 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
For applicants without a prior degree, the following additional requirements for admission apply:
The standardized MSc-test or GMAT respectively serve for assessing the applicant’s intellectual grasp, problem-solving capacity, intelligence, and linguistic competence/text comprehension. The scope, content and level of difficulty of the MBA test to be taken at the MCI correspond to the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). An examination fee of EUR 125.- is charged for the standardized MBA test. Upon the submission of evidence of an adequate GMAT score dating back not more than three years, the student will receive credit for such score (GMAT score > 610; www.gmat.org).
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 Economy & Leadership provides comprehensive knowledge of leadership, leadership psychology, and digital transformation.
The topics covered by the post-graduate MSc course include online marketing, data science, machine learning, blockchain technology, IT security, data management and data protection. The complementary module in Organizational Behavior & Leadership focuses on the insider’s view of organizations. By teaching state-of-the-art knowledge, and providing a strong practical focus, this course enables participants to become the driving force of digital transformation in their company and establish a leading culture based on corporate entrepreneurship.
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 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.
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.
Our graduates are effective communicators in their field of work.
Our students can discuss problems, ideas and solutions with specialists and non-specialists.
Our graduates are competent in applying scientific methods to solve practical problems.
Our students can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in their field of work.
Our students can act according to ethical principles when doing scientific work.
Our graduates understand complex digital business problems and are effective decision makers in their field of work.
Our students are able to systematically analyze digital business problems and decide on the most effective approach to achieve strategic business objectives.
Our students have specific knowledge about psychological processes relevant to leadership and their impact on the productivity of individuals, teams and organizations.
Upon completion of the Executive Master’s program, graduates are awarded the internationally acknowledged title of a Master of Science in Digital Economy & Leadership (MSc).
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.