Executive MBA

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Short Facts
  • Academic Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters, part-time, online-based
  • Prerequisites: academic degree, minimum of three years of professional experience in a qualified position, proof of an adequate command of English
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fee: EUR 21,900
  • Next starting date: October 12, 2020
  • Application deadline: August 23, 2020

Before studying

The two-year Executive Master Degree program "Master in Business Administration for Global Leaders and Business Professionals" teaches a set of competencies that will increase your career opportunities manifold. Ambitious executives receive intensive and challenging part-time training and the chance to obtain an internationally acknowledged academic degree.


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The Executive Master Degree program "Executive MBA" combines up-to-date theoretical knowledge with the most recent findings from management practice. It equips executives and professionals, aiming to advance their career, with professional and methodological knowledge, social skills, management know-how, entrepreneurial spirit, and decisiveness.

The MBA program represents a generalist education with a strong international focus that promotes and improves students’ professional and social competencies. Participants in this course learn how to systematically identify and analyze entrepreneurial problems, provide suitable solutions, and make, as well as implement, respective decisions.

In addition to teaching leadership and negotiation techniques, the program focuses on developing and promoting social skills regarding teamwork, communication, and presentation. Participants profit from both the exchange with other students and MCI’s established network of international lecturers. The newly acquired knowledge, as well as the intercultural competencies and social skills taught in the course, enable graduates to adequately master future management tasks and strategic leadership responsibilities.

Head Executive Education
Susanne E. Herzog
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog Head Executive Education
Claudia Haidacher
Claudia Haidacher Assistant & Project Management +43 512 2070 - 2122This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online.

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  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a qualified position prior to commencement of the program (ideally, qualified professional activity also during the MBA program)
  • Proof of an adequate command of English

The admission process includes the following elements:

  • Online application form
  • Proof of adequate command of English
  • Interview
  • Decision

The application must be submitted in the form of a standardized application form accompanied by the required documents (CV, essay, first academic degree from a recognized university). Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a qualified position prior to commencement of the program (ideally, qualified professional activity also during the MBA program).

TOEFL or IELTS is required. Scores are valid for three years from the date of the test.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) can be taken at any international TOEFL center. A minimum score of 92 points is required in an Internet-based test.

Minimum score of 6.5.

The interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to narrate their career history, to explain their motivation for this program as well as describe their medium-term professional goals. A Skype-based interview is also possible.

An admission committee decides on the applicant's admission to the Master program.

Prof. Kurt Matzler<br>Academic Director of the Executive MBA

"Disrupt yourself and reinvent your career with MCI’s Executive MBA."

Prof. Kurt Matzler
Academic Director of the Executive MBA

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While studying

The MCI Executive Master’s program reflects an entrepreneurial spirit, a high level of commitment, an international focus, intercultural competence, strong networks, and an acknowledged brand of high standing in the business world and society.

The content and organization of the course have been designed to meet the specific requirements and needs of professional decision makers. It is based on the blended learning approach and combines online sessions with on-campus classes. The MCI eCampus facilitates online studies with a high degree of flexibility, regarding both time and location. Learning materials can be downloaded and worked on at any time and from anywhere, if access to the eCampus is provided. Although our students work independently, they are constantly in touch with the faculty, fellow students, and the MCI Support Team.

Embedded in a truly modern blended learning environment, this study program is designed to effectively support the personaldevelopment and career of motivated business professionals. The combination of interactive online learning phases with equallyinteractive face-to-face periods provides the perfect environment for a program of the highest standards.


Time model
Part-time, Blended Learning (online & on-campus modules)
Precence days
4 semesters, part-time, online-based
Tuition fee
EUR 21,900


Introduction Student Orientation 1 Day    
Residency & Online I Organizational Behaviour 2 Days 3 Weeks 5
Residency & Online I Leadership 2 Days 3 Weeks 5
Online Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation   8 Weeks 8
Residency & Online II Strategic Management 3 Days 3 Weeks 6
Residency & Online II Innovation & Digital Transformation 2 Days 3 Weeks 5
Online Global Macroeconomics   3 Weeks 3
Online Managing International Business   3 Weeks 3
Residency & Online III Managerial Accounting  2 Days 3 Weeks 5
Residency & Online III Financial Management 2 Days 3 Weeks 5
Residency & Online III Data Science 1 Days  4 Weeks 5
Online Marketing Management   5 Weeks 5
Online Operations Management   5 Weeks 5
Online Human Resource Management   5 Weeks 5
Electives abroad: Residency - online Electives: intense seminar modules abroad at
renowned international partner universities
 on campus online 10
Master Thesis & Final Exam Research Methods
Presentation Master Thesis Outline & Research
Final Exam: Presentation & Defense of the Thesis
2 Days
2 Days
2 Days
3 Weeks


Susanne E. Herzog
Head of Executive Education & Development, MCI / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Professor Strategic Management, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann
Rector, MCI / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Bernd Ebersberger
Head of Business Administration, Lehrstuhl Innovation Management, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart / Germany

Prof. Dr. Christoph Engl
Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Department Tourism & Leisure Business, MCI / Tyrol

Susanne E. Herzog
Head of Executive Education & Development, MCI / Tyrol

Prof. Bernd Kirschner
Head of Department & Studies Business & Management and International Business & Management, MCI / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Professor Strategic Management, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Claudia Mössenlechner
Academic Council, Head of Department Learning Solutions, MCI / Tyrol

Prof. Dr. Joseph G. Nellis
Professor of Global Economy and Deputy Director Economic Policy and Performance, Cranfield University, Cranfield / UK


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:

  • up-to-date PC or laptop
  • broadband internet access
  • microphone and speakers (headset)
  • webcam
  • printer

Software requirements:

  • MS Office or Open Office
  • up-to-date web browser
  • (free) software as announced at the beginning of the semester

International Focus

Profound know-how, entrepreneurial thinking, decisiveness, resilience and internationality - these are the typical expectations that business places on MBA graduates.

For this reason, the programme offers students the opportunity to complete additional online and presence modules at the following renowned partner universities:


The content and methodology of the Master program aim to leverage the students’ professional expertise and personal experience as valuable potential through mutual exchange of exchange of views, thoughts and insights, to provide students with ongoing critical feedback and thus to support the learning and implementation process in a sustainable manner. In the courses, situations are consciously created in which acquired knowledge can be applied and reflected in concrete practical situations.

The didactics of the program ensure the transfer of the contents of the seminar modules to the student’s own professional environment by project works, papers, reviews, discussion boards, presentations, etc. Written exams as well as oral examinations provide students with a platform to reinforce their theoretical understanding of the concepts discussed in the seminar modules. The learnings finally culminate in a Master thesis which addresses and solves a business problem based on a scientific approach. The results of the Master thesis are presented, defended, and discussed during the final exam which is hosted by an examination committee.

An intelligent mix of online courses, classroom modules and electronic media combines location independent study with personal interaction between lecturers and students. Thus, the didactic concept differs fundamentally from a typical distance-learning course while meeting the highest demands.

The MCI eCampus supports students with modern didactic formats such as webcasts, videos, blogs, moderated chats, livestreams and digital study material.

Learning goals

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.

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Our graduates are effective communicators in their field of work.

Our students can discuss problems, ideas and solutions with specialists and non-specialists.

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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.

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Our graduates understand complex business problems and are effective decision makers in their field of work.

Objectives: Our students are able to systematically analyze business problems and decide on the most
effective approach to achieve strategic business objectives.

Our students consider ethical, social, and environmental aspects in strategic decision-making.


After studying

Upon completion of the Executive Master’s program, graduates are awarded the internationally acknowledged title of 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) is testimony to the high quality standards and international standing of this program and respective degree.