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.
Practice-oriented business and management teaching combined with a solid methodological and scientific foundation gives students a holistic perspective which opens promising opportunities for students to boost their careers.
The Master’s program International Business & Management provides students with a set of profound management and leadership skills which are necessary in today’s international business environment. The program is offered in a full-time (lectures take place in a blocked format during the week) as well as in a part-time model (lectures take place Fridays and Saturdays), thereby allowing students more flexibility in their studies. Furthermore, students of this unique Master’s program can focus on their interests by selecting two out of four specializations in the 3rd semester. In the 4th semester, students can choose between an international semester at the MCI, a two-week program at an overseas partner university, or a whole semester abroad, in some cases even with theoption to receive a double or joint degree.
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 program accepts:
Career background - 20%The applicant’s professional background is considered on the basis of the submitted application materials. Particular attention is paid to: education and certificates, academic and professional goals & professional experience.
Written entrance exam - 30%The written entrance exam tests the applicant’s knowledge in English, Mathematics and Business Studies.
Interview - 50%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.
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Students of the Master’s degree program in International Business & Management may enhance their international experience by
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.
Our graduates have the knowledge to understand and work with international business models.
Our students can assess and work with traditional and innovative business models and can manage organisational transformation.
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.
The master program International Business & Management allowed me to combine my professional life with my studies and to establish a strong network for my future career path. What I appreciated the most was the high educational standard, the selection of experienced practitioners and researchers and the strong focus on internationalization.
Verena Wachter, Graduate International Business & Management, Austria
The experience of being at the MCI provides me with an outstanding amount of business knowledge and personal guidance to realize my dreams. A place I always feel welcomed and challenged at the same time. Thank you!
Max Bauer, Student International Business & Management, Germany
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: