Management & Leadership MSc

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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
  • Next starting date: 11 October 2018
  • Language: German
  • Early Bird –EUR 2.500,- (Application until 04, February, 2019)

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.


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.

Head of 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.
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.


Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online.

Application deadline
Entrance exam Interview
15 January 2018 29 January 2018 15 February 2018
15 February 2018 19 March 2018 12 April 2018
14 March 2018 19 March 2018 12 April 2018
09 September 2018 14 September 2018 20 September 2018

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.

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.

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.


Time model
Part-time with modular structure
Stage I: General Management, Academic Research & Reflection, Entrepreneurship & Business Planning
Stage II: Specialization in Management, Living Case Study
Stage III: Management, Psychology & Leadership
Stage IV: Master thesis with scientific tutoring and accompaning lectures, presentation & defense of Master thesis
Precence days
77 Precence days
Participation fee
EUR 20.750


  Presence Days
Managerial Economics 2
Communication & Presentation Skills 1
Statistics for Business Economists 1
Strategic Management 3
Fundamentals of Accounting 1
Investment & Financing 1
External Accounting 2
Legal Dimensions of Corporate Governance 2
Leadership & Talent Management 2
Strategic & Operative Controlling 4
Project Management 2
Process Management 2
Human Ressource Management 2
Change Management 2
Strategic & Operative Marketing 3
International Market Entry Strategies 1
Information Technology 1
Innovations- & Technology Management 2

  Presence Days ECTS
Module: Academic Research & Reflection 3 2
Module: Entrepreneurship & Business Planning 3 2

  Presence Days ECTS
Module: Living Case Study 3 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 11
Final Examination   3

Academic director MBA
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano / South Tyrol, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol

Program director MBA
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 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 Altmann
Rector MCI Management Center Innsbruck / Tyrol

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

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kurt Matzler
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano / South Tyrol, University of Innsbruck / Tyrol


Innovation Management
PD FH-Prof. Dr. Bernd Ebersberger
Head of R&D Services, Study Coordinator at the Department of Business & Management and International Business, MCI Management Center Innsbruck / Tyrol

Dr. Thomas Osburg
Professor für Sustainable Marketing & Leadership / Fresenius Business School / München / Deutschland


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 / 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 / Deutschland

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 Management Center Innsbruck, Partner in SVWP Kommunikationsmanagement GmbH, 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.

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.

Learning Goals Management & Leadership MSc

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.

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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