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.
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.
Management is creation, influence, and responsibility. The MSc program teaches the required competencies to promote one’s own career. It is specifically designed for entrepreneurs, top managers, and decision makers with leadership experience wishing to qualify for an even higher management position.
Students learn how to systematically identify and analyze entrepreneurial problems, provide suitable solutions, and make, as well as implement, respective decisions. The newly acquired knowledge and methods, as well as the social skills promoted in the course, enable graduates to adequately master future management tasks and strategic leadership responsibilities.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online.
The admission process includes the following elements:
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; www.gmat.org).
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.
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.
In order to successfully complete the first two phases of the program, students are required to master a three-day intensive module. This module provides an integrative overview to encourage students’ development of cross-disciplinary thinking and action beyond specialized management knowledge and personal key competencies. This is achieved by involving them in interdisciplinary teams to create a business plan and discuss a living case study.
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 MBA in General Management and MSc in Management & Leadership programs.
*Recognition of previous qualifications see Admission
Academic director MBA Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler Free University of Bozen-Bolzano / South Tyrol, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol
Program director MBAMag. Susanne E. HerzogHead 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 Management Center Innsbruck / Austria Univ.-Prof. FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Pegger Lawyer and Partner Greiter, Pegger, Kofler & Partner, Innsbruck / Austria
General Management Prof. Dr. Andreas AltmannRector MCI Management Center Innsbruck / Tyrol
Mag. Susanne E. HerzogHead of Executive Education & Development, MCI Management Center Innsbruck / Tyrol
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt MatzlerFree University of Bozen-Bolzano / South Tyrol, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol
Innovation ManagementPD FH-Prof. Dr. Bernd EbersbergerHead of R&D Services, Study Coordinator at the Department of Business & Management and International Business, MCI Management Center Innsbruck / Tyrol
Dr. Thomas OsburgProfessor für Sustainable Marketing & Leadership / Fresenius Business School / München / Deutschland
Management, Psychology & LeadershipDr. Reinhold BartlPsychologist, Free-lance Consultant, Coach and Speaker, Director of the Milton Erickson Institute, Innsbruck / Tyrol
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz K. StahlFree-lance Management Consultant, Research Partner in the Interdisciplinary Department of Management and organizational behaviour, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna / Austria
******* Marketing Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans MühlbacherProfessor of Marketing / Research Director International University of Monaco / Monaco
Human Resource ManagementUniv.-Prof. Dr. Heinz K. StahlFree-lance Management Consultant, Research Partner in the Interdisciplinary Department of Management andorganizational behaviour, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna / Austria
Mag. Dr. Markus Tomaschitz, MBAHR-Director AVL LIST GmbH, lecturer at national and international universities, Graz / Austria
Sales ManagementRaimund MollenhauerSenior Director Partner expansion & Innovation / SAP AG/ Walldorf / Deutschland
FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Karl PinczolitsMCD-Management Consulting & Developement Ges.m.b.H., Eisenstadt / Austria
Corporate CommunicationsUniv.-Prof. Dr. Heinz K. StahlFree-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 WalchHead of Department and Executive Course Director for Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management / International Health & Social Management, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Partner in SVWP Kommunikationsmanagement GmbH, Innsbruck / Tyrol
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.
Upon graduation our students are effective communicators in their field of business.
Our students can discuss information, ideas, problems and solutions with/for specialists and non-specialists.
Our graduates will be interdisciplinary thinkers connecting abstract thinking with practical problems.
Our students apply appropriate theory and scientific methods to practical issues in business; Our students will demonstrate higher order thinking skills considering ethical issues.
Our graduates are effective leaders implementing high-quality decisions on a timely basis.
Students prove the understanding of effective and efficient behavior in leadership.
Students make high-level business decisions and take care that they are effectively implemented.
Based on profound psychological knowledge our graduates will be effective motivators with a high sense of responsibility.
Students have specific knowledge about psychological processes relevant to leadership and their impact on the productivity of individuals, teams and organizations. Students are able to discuss and evaluate concepts and tools of leadership and management from a psychological, organizational, ethical and philosophical perspective.
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.