"Only those who have big goals and inspiring visions, who communicate them convincingly and who mobilise employees and resources will achieve the extraordinary.” Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler, Academic Director
The Executive Master program Management & Leadership MSc offers profound training in management for entrepreneurs, engineers, medical doctors and members of other professional groups who want to prepare themselves for management tasks. The curriculum developed by the MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® allows for individual specialization in different areas of management and is thus one of the most flexible continuing education programs in the German-speaking world. It is a part-time attendance program at the MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® in Innsbruck.
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The Executive Master Program Management & Leadership MSc provides a general business administration and management education for (future) executives.
Participants acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary to operate in a complex and competitive environment, to identify opportunities and to translate them into goals and concrete tasks in their companies and teams and to implement them successfully.
This internationally recognized continuing education program is a face-to-face attendance program that promotes the exchange and networking of participants with each other and with the lecturers. The contents are constantly transferred to the students' own professional practice and is deepened through project work, reviews and the scientifically based final thesis / Master thesis.
The four-semester program is structured as follows:
Stage I: General Management - general business administration and management training
Stage II: Specialization
Participants can choose from MCI's numerous certificate courses: Controlling & Corporate Management, Digital Business Analytics, Innovation Management, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Sales Management, Corporate Communications
Stage III: Management, Psychology & Leadership
In this stage, the scientific examination of selected questions of economic and organizational psychology against a human scientific or systemic-constructivist background is deepened and the personal reflection of the participants’ own leadership role is placed at the centre.
Stage IV: Development of the Master thesis
Mag. Susanne E. Herzog
MCI Head of Executive Education & Development
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Professor for Strategic Management at the University of Innsbruck / Tyrol
FH-Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Bernd Kirschner
MCI Head of Department & Programs in Business & Management and International Business
Dr. Reinhold Bartl
Psychologist, independent consultant, coach and speaker, director of the Milton Erickson Institute Innsbruck / Tyrol
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Mühlbacher
Professor of Marketing / Research Director International University of Monaco
Univ.-Prof. FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pegger
Lawyer and partner in the law firm Greiter, Pegger, Kofler & Partner, Innsbruck / Tyrol
PD FH-Prof. Dr. Bernd Ebersberger
Head of the Chair of Innovation Management, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart / Germany
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Stahl
Freelance management consultant, research partner at the Interdisciplinary Department of Behavioral Science Oriented Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration / Austria
The Master of Science in Management & Leadership MSc relies on a modular structure in four stages: The combination of certificate courses with supplementary modules and a scientifically supervised Master thesis leads to an MSc degree at postgraduate level.
The contents and structure of the program are tailored to the specific expectations and needs of high-level executives and decision-makers. Intensive modules over the course of several days (typically Thursday or Friday to Saturday) alternate with application phases in which the newly gained knowledge can put into practice. The upshot is the final transfer of the acquired knowledge into one’s own professional practice taking place.
In order to ensure the transfer of learning and to enable students to develop relevant competencies, the MCI has defined cross-curricular learning goals. These goals and objectives 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 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.
In its organizational form as an online master study program, the MCI pursues a blended learning concept that combines synchronous and asynchronous online phases with regular attendance phases.
For me, MCI means broadening horizons, networking, education and also leisure time, which I treat myself to, and enjoy very much. The Master Degree program in Management & Leadership not only provides theoretically sound support for personal professional development, but above all, offers the great opportunity to rethink leadership and to live actively.
Mag. (FH) Clara Wenger-Stockhammer, MSc, graduate of the Management & Leadership Master Degree program.
Member of the Board and Head of Human Resources Management Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern Ried Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H., Ried im Innkreis / Austria
The target group of the Executive Master program Management & Leadership MSc are entrepreneurs as well as managers and decision-makers with some leadership experience who wish to qualify for higher management positions, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Admission to the Master program requires at least two years qualified professional experience. Due to the structure of its content, the program is suitable both for graduates of economics and for people with limited knowledge in business administration, such as engineers and doctors.
The program represents an interesting perspective for the following target groups:
In general, people with the following qualifications are admitted to the course
For people who do not have an academic degree but who can demonstrate an exceptional professional track record, the following additional requirements are provided for admission:
Standardized MSc test or GMAT The standardized MSc test or GMAT tests perceptiveness, problem-solving ability, speed, resilience, intelligence and linguistic competence/text comprehension. The scope, content and level of difficulty of the MSc test taken at MCI correspond to the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). An examination fee of EUR 125,- is charged for the standardized MSc Test. If the candidate can prove that he/she has achieved the GMAT score within the last three years, the GMAT score can be credited (GMAT score > 610; see www.gmac.com).
The admission procedure provides for the following elements:
Online applicationThe application must be submitted in the form of a standardized online-application accompanied by the required documents (curriculum vitae, essay on medium-term career goals). An academic degree and minimum three years of professional experience in a qualified position prior to commencement of the program (ideally, qualified professional activity during the Master program itself) are required.
Personal interviewThe interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to narrate their career history, to explain their motivation for applying to this program as well as to describe their medium-term professional goals.
InstanceAn admission committee reaches the final decision on the applicant’s admission to the Master program.
For people who do not have an academic degree, but who can prove that they have a high school diploma or general qualification for university entrance as well as an extraordinary professional performance record, the following additional admission requirements apply:
Standardized MSc test or GMATThe standardized MSc test or GMAT tests perceptiveness, problem-solving ability, speed, resilience, intelligence and linguistic competence/text comprehension. The scope, content and level of difficulty of the MSc test taken at MCI correspond to the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). An examination fee of EUR 125,- is charged for the standardized MSc Test. If the candidate can prove that he/she has achieved the GMAT score within the last three years, the GMAT score can be credited (GMAT score > 610; see www.gmac.com).
Upon completion of the Management & Leadership MSc, graduates acquire the internationally recognized title of Master of Science (MSc).
The focus of the Executive Master program on business administration, management, leadership and leadership psychology qualifies graduates for senior management positions with team responsibility.
Graduates are offered opportunities in all sectors and companies that are oriented towards the market economy, especially in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and medium-sized industrial companies. The concrete field of application correlates with the chosen specialization in the program.