As a commencing student you may have many questions: What does the desired course of studies teach me? How do I apply? What are the requirements for admission to studying at MCI, and what is the application deadline? What are my career options after graduation? Below you will find all the answers and information you may need.
Case studies, integrative project assignments, and cross-disciplinary projects form an integral part of the program and provide students with excellent career prospects on the international labor market.
The innovative International Business & Law Master’s degree offered by MCI provides in-depth training in business administration, strategic management, and business law. With its interdisciplinary and practical approach, the program places a particular focus on international and multicultural aspects. The language of instruction is English. Graduates of the program have a thorough understanding of the interrelations between business and law in global corporate processes. With their legal and economic problem-solving competence, our graduates fulfill the qualification requirements to become decision makers in the field of international management.
Moreover, graduates of International Business & Law have acquired relevant communication skills, know how to negotiate in English, and are familiar with practical issues.
The Master’s degree course targets individuals with a Bachelor’s degree, a diploma, or equivalent degree related to law, business law, management, or business administration.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online. Applicants are welcome to apply for multiple programs of study, as long as a plausible rationale is given. The final decision may be taken by the end of the application procedures.
*recommended for applications from non-EU countries
The places available will be allocated on the basis of the following criteria:
Career background - 30%The applicant’s professional background is considered on the basis of submitted application materials. Particular attention is paid to:
Written entrance exam - 30%The written entrance exam tests the applicant’s knowledge in English, Law and Business Studies.Applicants with the following scores of English certificates are not required to take the English exam (date of issue: no longer than 2 years ago at time of application):
Interview - 40%The interview is conducted by a commission and gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to expand on information provided in the application materials, and to explain their academic and professional goals. The interview is held in English.
Applicants are informed as soon as possible regarding their admission. Applicants who are not admitted due to the limited number of places are put on a waiting list and can – if they are still interested – be admitted if a place becomes available.
MCI study programs stand out due to the quality of their content, relevance to the business world, and their international orientation. The close cooperation with partners from industry and integrative internships enable students to gain practical experience as early as in their Bachelor’s studies. In addition to providing expert knowledge, MCI places great importance on encouraging personal development and the development of social and intercultural competencies.
Although considered a full-time program, the course allows students to combine work and study due to its job-friendly structure. The third semester may be spent anywhere in the world at one of MCI’s many partner institutions. This international experience not only broadens the students’ horizons, but also provides them a glimpse of international markets and the opportunity to establish valuable contacts. Moreover, it helps them strengthen their cultural, social, as well as linguistic skills. This international focus provides a mainstay throughout the program and is reflected in the choice of lecturers teaching in the program: many of them come from international businesses and higher education institutions abroad.
Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits
***Elective 1: Studierende wählen einen der beiden angebotenen Kurse
Students have the chance to gain an additional academic degree at one of the following partner universities:
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.
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.
Upon graduation our students will have acquired knowledge of the fundamental economic theories, concepts, and institutions of international trade and their relevance for international business activities.
Our students will be able to work out and apply tailored market entry strategies based on an in-depth economic analysis and according to the goals and the potential of the respective institution; Our students understand the nature of the entrepreneurial process and the needs of new venture creation and can identify, initiate and support these processes in an international environment.
Our graduates will be aware of the opportunities, as well as legal risks, of doing business in international and particularly local markets worldwide.
Our students will be able to analyse and develop specific market entry strategies within a given legal framework; Our students will know the legal aspects relevant for distribution in foreign markets particularly in view of intellectual property, product liability and business criminal law.
One of the most essential components of MCI study programs is their international orientation. This is reflected not only in the curriculum and assigned projects, but also in the backgrounds of our faculty and students. Each program also includes the opportunity for students to spend a semester abroad at one of MCI’s many partner institutions.
At the Entrepreneurial School®, providing a consistent link between science and practice has top priority. Therefore, we provide our students plenty of opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge to practice, even during their studies. The collaboration with companies and organizations of different sizes and sectors forms one of the cornerstones of the MCI concept. Such cooperative work does not only benefit our students, but also, to a large extent our partners.
Active involvement in R & D projects forms an integral part of the study program. This enables students – while still at university – to develop solutions for the future while building up contacts with companies from a variety of sectors.
Focus of research:
The main idea of SMA Research Lab is to gain a deeper understanding of the Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition phenomenon. Thus, SMA Research Lab tries to deliver a high-class contribution to the scientific community with publications, conferences and speeches. In these research activities “top students” from MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Innsbruck University and other partner institutions, are challenged and developed.
Graduates of the program are conferred the academic title of Master of Arts in Business, in short MA or M.A. This is attested by a leaving certificate, the Master diploma, the international diploma supplement, and further documents where relevant. We recommend graduates to combine the academic degree with the MCI brand: e.g. MA (MCI). This is to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly non-transparent international education market.
MCI Alumni & Friends provides a dynamic service platform promoting contacts, image, professional careers, and personal development of MCI and its graduates. We are delighted with all the graduates who choose to stay in touch even long after completion of their studies, and allowing us to be a part of their various careers: