International Business 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 18,900
  • Next starting date: October 21, 2019
  • Applications: accepted on a continual basis

Before studying

The two-year Executive Master Degree program in International Business  reflects a generalist education with a strong international focus that promotes and improves students’ professional and social competencies.


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The part-time MBA program in International Business represents a clever combination of online and on-campus sessions. Participants profit from state-of-the-art knowledge, immediately applicable to their professional practice. Moreover, the innovative blended learning model creates a maximum of flexibility, regarding both time and location.

The two-year Executive Master Degree program in International Business  reflects a generalist education with a strong international focus that promotes and improves students’ professional and social competencies.

The content is divided into ten modules teaching topics such as organizational behavior, marketing management, management accounting, entrepreneurship and business formation. Students learn how to systematically identify and analyze entrepreneurial problems, provide suitable solutions, and make, as well as implement, respective decisions.

In addition to providing relevant expert knowledge, the program focuses on teaching leadership skills and developing, as well as promoting, students’ social skills. Complementary on-campus classes allow participants to profit from the exchange with other students, personal contact, and MCI’s established network. 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 +43 512 2070 - 2100This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anna Schneider
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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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In principle, the program accepts individuals with

  • an academic degree at the Bachelor’s level at least and
  • a minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience.

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:

  • TOEFL (minimum score of 92)
  • IELTS (minimum score of 6.5)

The admission procedure includes the following elements:

The application must be submitted in the form of a standardized application form accompanied by the required documents (CV, essay, undergraduate 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).

Applicants are asked to submit an essay detailing their motivations for enrolling in this program (> 1000 words).

For candidates, whose first language is not English: TOEFL test certificate or equivalent (cf. European Reference Framework for
Languages: Proficient User) 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.

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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 ten online sessions with three on-campus classes of five days each. 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 personaldev elopment 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)
10 Modules within 4 semesters (24 months)
Precence days
67 weeks online modules and 3 five-day residency phases
Tuition fee
EUR 18.900


Introduction Student Orientation 1 Day    
Residency & Online I Organizational Behaviour 2 Days 6 Weeks 8
Residency & Online I Managing International Business 2 Days 6 Weeks 8
Online Research Methods   5 Weeks 3
Online Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation   9 Weeks 8
Residency & Online II Managerial Accounting 3 Days 4 Weeks 8
Residency & Online II Financial Management 2 Days 5 Weeks 8
Online Marketing Management   10 Weeks 8
Online Operations Management   10 Weeks 8
Online Human Resource Management   10 Weeks 8
Residency & Online III Global Strategic Management 3 Days 5 Weeks 8
Residency & Online III Master Thesis Session 2 Days    
Thesis Master Thesis   3 Months 15

Academic Directors
Prof. Karin Sixl-Daniell
MCI Senior Lecturer Betriebswirtschaft Online, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Program Director
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog
Head of Executive Education & Development, MCI Management Center Innsbruck / Tyrol


Academic Board

Prof. Andreas Altmann
Rector MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Susanne E. Herzog
Head of Executive Education & Development, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Prof. Bernd Kirschner
Head of Department Business & Management, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Prof. Kurt Matzler
Academic Director General Management Executive MBA, MCI Management Center Innsbruck
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano / South Tyrol, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol

Prof. Peter J. Mirski
Head of Department Management, Communication & IT, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Prof. Claudia Mössenlechner
Head of Department Learning Solutions, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Regina Obexer
Senior Lecturer in Learning Solutions, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Prof. Jürgen Matthias Seeler
Head of Department Business Administration Online, MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Prof. Karin Sixl-Daniell
MCI Senior Lecturer Business Administration Online, MCI Management Center Innsbruck


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

The qualities the world of business typically requires of MBA graduates include comprehensive knowledge in their respective fields, an entrepreneurial background, a willingness to make decisions, the ability to work under pressure, and international competence.

Therefore, the MBA in International Business program gives participants the chance to complete additional online and on-campus classes at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

This double degree option not only allows students to deepen their professional and intercultural competence, but also to obtain an additional Master in Global Management (MGM) degree from this internationally renowned institution.

Royal Roads University in Canada, which looks like a castle with a beautiful garden in the front.

Royal Roads University is the only public university in Canada dedicated exclusively to the provision of programs designed for qualified professionals and students focused on their careers. Most programs are at the master degree level. They are based on four major themes: leadership, entrepreneurial management, sustainability, and conflict resolution.

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 international business problems and are effective decision makers in their field of work.

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

Our students are able to consider cultural issues in solving international business problems.

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) 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.

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