Short Facts
  • Academic Degree: Master of Science in Management & Leadership (MSc)
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters, part-time
  • Prerequisites: academic degree, minimum of two years of professional experience in a qualified position
  • Language: German
  • Tuition fee: EUR 17,960
    Spring Offer -1,500 EUR off the regular participation fee if you register before May 31, 2020
  • Next starting date: October 15, 2020
  • Application deadline: May 31, 2020

Before studying

The two-year Executive Master Degree program in Management & Leadership has been designed to promote and develop students’ social skills, management know-how, entrepreneurial thinking, and willingness to make decisions. They will be enabled to act with confidence in a complex and competitive business environment.


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The part-time Master Degree program in Management & Leadership aims to foster students’ ability to set objectives, lead other people, evaluate situations, make informed decisions, reflect on their actions, and thus become responsible and mature leaders.

In times of disruptive change, leadership and management become key competencies of corporate governance. Only those who develop great goals and inspiring visions and communicate them convincingly while mobilizing employees and resources will achieve extraordinary results. If you want to achieve something extraordinary, you need effective methods and practical instruments of leadership. Setting the right goals, successfully leading people, winning partners, mobilizing resources and making the right decisions require knowledge and competence, a sense of responsibility and commitment.

All this requires intensive discussion of the content, personal competence and academic development. The MCI has developed a unique Master of Science Program in Management & Leadership (MSc) to accompany dedicated executives on their professional and personal paths of development. Hand-picked lecturers from science, business and consulting, international standards for admission requirements, content and didactics, the flexible modular concept and the high practical relevance all guarantee quality and acceptance of this unique Executive Master Program, which is completed with the internationally recognized academic degree of Master of Science in Management & Leadership MSc.

Head of Executive Education
Susanne E. Herzog
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog Head Executive Education
Claudia Haidacher
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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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The admission process includes the following elements:

  • Application form
  • Interview
  • Decision

For applicants without a prior degree, the following additional requirements for admission apply:

Standardized MSc-test or GMAT

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;


The application must be submitted via an online application accompanied by the required documents (CV, Essay). Successful completion of a first academic degree and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a qualified position prior to commencement of the Master program (ideally, qualified professional activity also during the Master program) are required.


The interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to comment on their previous career, and to explain their motivation for applying, as well as their medium-term professional goals.


An admission committee decides on the admission of applicants to the Master program.

Depending on the circumstances in the individual case, credits may be awarded for the Master study program on written application for previously completed MCI Executive Certificate courses and for studies pursued and examinations passed at other state or state-recognized universities in Austria or abroad in accordance with the provisions of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (Lisbon Convention, section VI.1) as long as there are no significant differences with regard to the competences involved. That will be the case where the previous qualifications basically correspond to the qualification goals for the MCI’s MBA study program.

Decisions on applications for the recognition of previous qualifications are taken by the Examination Committee and are communicated in writing together with information on the rights of appeal.

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While studying

The Master of Science program in Management & Leadership stands out due to its modular design, which includes four phases: by combining individual certificate courses with complementary modules and writing a Master’s thesis under scientific supervision, students can obtain a post-graduate level MSc degree.

The content and organization of the program have been designed to meet the specific requirements and needs of professional decision makers. Intensive modules stretching over several days, usually from Thursday or Friday to Saturday, alternate with practical sessions in which the theoretical content is systematically applied to practice.

While the first module, General Management, teaches basic business administration knowledge, the second module gives participants the opportunity to choose an individual area of specialization. Such a specialization may be gained in the fields of digitalization, management accounting and control, innovation management, marketing, personnel management, sales management, or corporate communications.

Module III, Management, Psychology & Leadership, provides a scientific discussion of select issues of economic and organizational psychology from a human sciences and systemic constructivism perspective. A special focus is placed on giving participants the opportunity to reflect on their individual leadership roles.

The modular design of the Executive Master Management & Leadership MSc

The modular design of the Executive Master Management & Leadership MSc


Time model
Part-time with modular structure
Stage I: General Management
Stage II: Specialization in Management
Stage III: Management, Psychology & Leadership
Stage IV: Master thesis with scientific tutoring and accompaning lectures, academic research, presentation & defense of Master thesis
Precence days
59 precence days | 5 weeks online
Tuition fee
EUR 17,960


  Presence Days
Strategic Management & digital Transformation 3
Managerial Economics 1
Data Analytics 1 + 1 week online
Accounting 3
Controlling & Finance 2 + 1 week online
Human Resource Management 2
Leadership 2
Supply Chain Management 2
Organizational Development & Leading Change 2
Marketing 2
Information Technology 1
Innovations- & Technology Management 2

  Presence Days
Psychology im Management 2
Market-related Decision Making 1
Human Beings & Organizations, Work & Motivation 2
Organizational Development: How to Systematically Change a Structure & Culture 2
Management & Ethics 1
From Perception to Decision: Philosophy, Neurobiology, Epostemology 2
Psychology & Market Behavior 2
Personal & Organizational Leadership: New Ways of Thinking & Acting 2
Leadership & Responsibility: Developing a Personal Leadership Model 2

  Days ECTS
Master Thesis with Scientific Tutoring and Accompanying Lecutres 2 12
Academic Research 2 + 3 weeks online 3
Final Examination   3

Academic director
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Professor of Strategic Management, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol

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


Acknowledged academics support MCI in maintaining quality standards at all levels of the Master Program, ensuring a continuous process of further development and serving as a link to leading teaching and research institutions at home and abroad.


Controlling & Management
FH-Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Bernd Kirschner
Head of Department Business & Management and International Business, MCI, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Univ.-Prof. FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pegger
Lawyer and Partner Greiter, Pegger, Kofler & Partner, Innsbruck / Tyrol


Digital Business Analytics
FH-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bernsteiner
MCI Lecturer Department Management, Communication & IT,  Innsbruck / Tyrol

Dr. Christian Ploder
MCI Lecturer Department Management, Communication & IT,  Innsbruck / Tyrol


General Management

Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann
Rector MCI, Innsbruck / Tyrol

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

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


Innovation Management
PD FH-Prof. Dr. Bernd Ebersberger
Head of Innovation Management, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart / Germany

Dr. Thomas Osburg
Professor für Sustainable Marketing & Leadership / Fresenius Business School, Munic / Germany


Management, Psychology & Leadership
Dr. Reinhold Bartl
Psychologist, Free-lance Consultant, Coach and Speaker, Director of the Milton Erickson Institute, Innsbruck / Tyrol

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Stahl
Free-lance Management Consultant, Research Partner in the Interdisciplinary Department of Management and organizational behaviour, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna / Austria


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Mühlbacher
Professor of Marketing / Research Director International University of Monaco


Human Resource Management
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Stahl
Free-lance Management Consultant, Research Partner in the Interdisciplinary Department of Management and organizational behaviour, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna / Austria

Mag. Dr. Markus Tomaschitz, MBA
HR-Director AVL LIST GmbH, lecturer at national and international universities, Graz / Austria


Sales Management
Raimund Mollenhauer
Senior Director Partner expansion & Innovation / SAP AG, Walldorf / Germany

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Karl Pinczolits
MCD-Management Consulting & Developement Ges.m.b.H., Eisenstadt / Austria


Corporate Communications
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Stahl
Free-lance Management Consultant, Research Partner in the Interdisciplinary Department of Management and organizational behaviour, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna / Austria

FH-Prof. Dr. Siegfried Walch
Head of Department and Executive Course Director for Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management / International Health & Social Management, MCI, Innsbruck / Tyrol


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.

Our students are able to systematically analyze 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.

After studying

Upon completion of the Executive Master’s program, graduates are awarded the internationally acknowledged title of a Master of Sciences in Management & 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.

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