Markus Kröll

Product Cost Manager, GE Jenbacher

Study program: MA Industrial Engineering & Management

When I look back at my time at MCI...

… I have to admit that to complete a degree program besides work can be truly challenging at times. Still, I would again and again choose to study at MCI: It has enabled me to deepen my knowledge and grow personally.

How did your studies prepare you for your current job?

In my position as Product Cost Manager I act at the interface of economy and technology. Because of current market requirements to continuously reduce product costs, it is part of my responsibility to launch and manage initiatives for the enhancement of the company’s competitive edge. The degree course in Industrial Engineering & Management has equipped me with economic foundations, ranging from breakeven analysis to capital budgeting, without which I would not be able to fulfill my tasks as Product Cost Manager. The comprehensive project management skills I acquired at MCI have proved to be particularly relevant in the implementation of above-mentioned initiatives. Relying on renowned guest lecturers and competent teaching staff, Management Center Innsbruck indeed provides its students with a perfect basis which combined theory and practice alike.