International Business & Management | Master

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time and Part-time | English
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters | 120 ECTS
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor or equivalent degree in relevant studies or studies comprising a certain level of relevant ECTS points
  • Academic Degree: Master of Arts in Business | MA or M.A.
  • Next starting date: Fall 2019
    Application: ongoing

Before studying

The master program International Business & Management was designed to meet the highest expectations of business students and employers worldwide. This program combines the latest findings from management research and business practice. Highly esteemed speakers guarantee state-of-the-art business knowledge and passionate discussions. Students will be equipped with interdisciplinary, intercultural competencies and extensive capabilities to understand and develop solutions for our economies and societies in a rapidly changing world.

Overview

Lecturer and student looking towards a third person

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.

What makes the program unique?

Students can choose two out of four specializations – Digital Business, Marketing Management, Innovation & Global Networks, and Financial Management – which are integrated into several highly attractive competence streams. The program is taught entirely in English and can be studied both full-time and part-time. The modern teaching concept combines on-campus classroom teaching with complementary online elements. Different international study options round off the program to gain international experience and apart from all this, MCI is known for its excellent study conditions in the breathtaking environment of the Austrian Alps. Our aim is to shape your international career and compete with the best management schools. We welcome you to join us in this initiative.

Contact
Bernd Kirschner
Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Bernd Kirschner Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 3100

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Consultancy situation between MCI staff and future student

Admission

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.

 

Application deadline

Written aptitude test

Interview
Date 1* Nov 19, 2018 Dec 06, 2018 Dec 19/20, 2018
Date 2 Feb 04, 2019 Feb 28, 2019  Mar 13/14, 2019
Date 3 Apr 01, 2019 Apr 25, 2019 May 08/09, 2019
Date 4 Jun 06, 2019 Jun 27, 2019 Jul 10/11, 2019

 

 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

The program accepts:

  • Graduates of relevant Bachelor programs. For example: Business & Management, Business Administration, International Business Administration, International Economics.
  • Graduates of other Bachelor or post-secondary programs comprising courses in economics, strategic management / marketing, accounting, controlling and human resource management / business process management (totaling a minimum of 80 ECTS).


Information for graduates whose previous degree is based to a significant extent on formally acknowledged recognition of prior learning:
In this case it may be possible that the legal and/or degree specific admission requirements are not or only partly fulfilled. Please consider the relevant legal regulations for this instance (sec. 4 par. 4 in conjunction with sec. 12 of the Austrian Study Act on Universities of Applied Sciences (FHStG)). We will gladly provide further information and consultation via email or phone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Ext. 1621).

Recognition of previous qualifications in the master program:
Applications for recognition of examinations or credits obtained through other study programs or previous scientific experience must be submitted to the Program Director. A decision will only be taken in cases where the application for admission has met with a positive decision. Recognition of credits or previous experience is only granted for individual classes in the program.

Information sheet - admission ( pdf | 186.79K )

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.

Student taking a book from a shelf

While studying

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.

International Business & Management

Facts

Time model & language
Full-time and part-time | English
Teaching concept
Blended learning format, combination of on-campus & online lectures

Full-time:
On-campus lectures between Monday and Thursday
+ One online lecture per week (evening hours)

Part-time:
On-campus lectures on Fridays and Saturdays
+ One online lecture per week (evening hours)
Structure
Semester 1 & 2: Core curriculum offered in both time models full-time & part-time

Semester 3: Choice of two out of four specializations – any combination possible
+ Common core modules offered in both time models

Semester 4: International Study Options, Master Thesis, Final Exam
Tuition fees
For students from EU & EEA countries: EUR 363 / semester plus membership fee to the Austrian Student Union (ÖH). Details & information for students from third countries can be found at admission.

Module Overview

Subject%
Digital Business & Marketing Management 13
     + Specialization 1: Digital Business* +10
     + Specialization 2: Marketing Management* +10
Innovation, Global Networks & Financial Management (core modules) 17
     + Specialization 3: Innovation & Global Networks* +10
     + Specialization 4: Financial Management* +10
Leadership, Human Resources & Society 10
Entrepreneurship & Interdisciplinary Competencies 17
Business Research / Master Thesis 23
*choice of two out of four specializations  

Curriculum

 1234
Global Economics & Markets 3 | 4       
Marketing Research & Intelligence 3 | 4      
Online Marketing    3 | 4    
Digital Transformation & Organizational Development   3 | 4    
Specialization DIGITAL BUSINESS
(predominantly full-time, blocked)
       
Digital Strategies & Business Development     3 | 4   
Digital Analytics & Big Data     3 | 4  
Digital Business Excellence     3 | 4  
Specialization MARKETING MANAGEMENT
(predominantly full-time, blocked)
       
Branding & Communications     3 | 4  
Product & Service Management     3 | 4  
International Sales Management     3 | 4  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

 1234
Financial Accounting & Analysis 3 | 4      
Managerial Accounting 3 | 4      
International Accounting    3 | 4    
Strategic Innovation Management    3 | 4    
International Strategies & Business Simulation    3 | 4    
Specialization INNOVATION & GLOBAL NETWORKS
(part-time)
       
Emerging Challenges of Innovation Management      3 | 4  
Global Knowledge Management & Open Innovation      3 | 4  
Global Supply Chain Networks      3 | 4  
Specialization FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
(part-time)
       
Strategic Financial Management     3 | 4  
Corporate Taxation & Transfer Pricing     3 | 4  
Corporate Finance     3 | 4  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

 1234
Intercultural Competencies & Cooperation 3 | 4      
International Human Resources Management    3 | 4    
Leadership, Business Ethics & Society      3 | 4  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

 1234
Decision Making for Entrepreneurs & Managers  3 | 4      
Entrepreneurship  1 | 1      
Forum Entrepreneurship   1 | 1    
Entrepreneurial Business Lab I (full-time)
OR Resilience & Self Management (part-time)
 3 | 3      
Entrepreneurial Business Lab II (full-time)
OR Family Business (part-time)
   3 | 3    
International Study Options        5 | 8


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

 1234
Academic Writing & Qualitative Research  1,5 | 2      
Research Methodology & Quantitative Research   1,5 | 2    
Master Thesis Seminar I      2 | 2  
Master Thesis Seminar II        2 | 2
Master Thesis        20


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Courses

International orientation is a key pillar of the new master program. Therefore, we offer the following exciting options, which enable both part-time and full-time students to go global – depending on their time and budget:

  • Double degree program (two semesters) offered in cooperation with selected partner institutions, e.g. University of Economics Prague & Università Carlo Cattaneo
  • Semester abroad at any one of our global partner institutions, e.g. Pepperdine University, Malibu; Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru; National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; TBS Toulouse Business School, France; Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada; NUCB Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan
  • Two-week programs designed for MCI students to study abroad, e.g. Fundação Getulio Vargas University, São Paulo, Brazil; Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Royal Roads University, Vancouver/Victoria, Canada; Silicon Valley Institute & San Francisco State University Extension, San Francisco, USA
  • Internationally oriented classes at the MCI plus excursion

  • New ventures & startups
  • Business consultancy, tax advisory & auditing
  • Digital business & online marketing
  • Market research & advertising agencies
  • Innovation & transformation management
  • Finance & controlling
  • HR & recruiting

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.

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.

Learning Goal International Business & Management

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.

Verena Wachter, Graduate International Business & Management, Austria

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

Max Bauer, Student International Business & Management, Germany

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

After studying

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. MCI Alumni are entitled to combine their academic degree with the brand “MCI” to provide trust and orientation in an increasingly intransparent international education market. Example: BSc (MCI).
Source: GZ BMWF-52.330/0195-I/6/2013

Success Stories

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:

Questions and answers

The master program “International Business & Management” supports you on your path to a global career. The program excels especially by unifying:

  • MCI’s and the program’s excellent reputation as well as national and international accreditations,
  • the flexibility for students to customize the master program to their own needs, such as by allowing them to select their preferred time model, specializations and international study option,
  • an international and intercultural environment, such as by involving students and lecturers from different cultures, a strong international focus and global network, and
  • practice-oriented modules on current and promising topics.

The difference refers to the organizational form of the modules only. The content of the lectures is the same in both time models.

When studying full-time, you will have your on-campus lectures between Monday and Thursday (09.00 am until 05.00 pm).

If you choose the part-time model, your on-campus lectures will be held on Fridays (02.30 pm to 10.00 pm) and Saturdays (08.30 am to 05.00 pm). In addition, you will have 3-day courses (Thursday to Saturday) – approximately two times per semester.

The online lectures in both time models – with few exceptions – will be given in the evening hours on workdays (once a week).

Furthermore, while the part-time model usually starts in September, the full-time model starts at the beginning of October.

The unique master program “International Business & Management” was designed along highly attractive competence streams, which result in four different specializations. Besides the common core modules, students of the master program “International Business & Management” may therefore choose two out of four specializations:

  • Digital Business (predominantly full-time format)
  • Marketing Management (predominantly full-time format)
  • Innovation & Global Networks (part-time format)
  • Financial Management (part-time format)

Yes. Regardless of your chosen time-model for semester 1 and 2, any combination of specializations is possible. However, please note that especially part-time students who want to choose a specialization offered only in the full-time format will have to plan approx. 8 weekdays per chosen full-time specialization and, thus, might have to take those days off work.

In principle it is possible to change your initial choice of specializations, however, the feasibility of the change depends on availability and group size.

International orientation is a key pillar of the new master program. Therefore, we offer the following exciting options, which enable both part-time and full-time students to go global – depending on their time and budget:

  • Double degree program (two semesters) offered in cooperation with selected partner institutions, e.g. University of Economics Prague & Università Carlo Cattaneo
  • Semester abroad at any one of our global partner institutions, e.g. Pepperdine University, Malibu; Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru; National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; TBS Toulouse Business School, France; Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada; NUCB Nagoya University of Commerce & Business, Japan
  • Two-week programs designed for MCI students to study abroad, e.g. Fundação Getulio Vargas University, São Paulo, Brazil; Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Royal Roads University, Vancouver/Victoria, Canada; Silicon Valley Institute & San Francisco State University Extension, San Francisco, USA
  • Internationally oriented classes at the MCI plus excursion

Blended learning is a term used to describe the way online lectures are being combined with on-campus lectures to create a new, hybrid teaching concept.

You need at least a Bachelor’s degree or a similar degree in business administration and/or management.

Yes. In order to ensure that a place in the desired study program is still available for you, we recommend submitting the application at the soonest possible date. In such case, please enclose the latest Transcript of Records to your application. If then being accepted to the program, you will have to submit the Bachelor’s degree certificate before the courses start.

If you go to “admission“ on the webpage of our study program, you will find preparatory documents.

No. The written entrance exam will be taken online and may be done from wherever you are on that day as long as you have a stable internet connection and meet the technical requirements. Regarding the interview, however, you can choose whether you want to do it in person at the MCI or online, via Skype.

Yes. Regardless of having a TOEFL or IELTS certificate – even when being a native speaker –, you will have to take the English exam as well. However, uploading any certificate proving sufficient or even excellent English skills will positively influence the assessment of your professional background.

If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, a tuition fee in the amount of EUR 363 per semester plus a legal membership fee for the Austrian Student Union will be charged:

  • EU citizens
  • EEA citizens including citizens from Switzerland
  • Citizens from third countries, who according to sec. 2 of the Austrian Study Act on Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschul-Studiengesetz, FHStG) are classified as the group of persons pursuant to sec. 1 of the Austrian Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (PersGV)(Federal Law Gazette (BGBL) II no. 340/2013 as amended from time to time).

If you are a citizen of a third country that does not belong to the ones mentioned above, the tuition fee is as follows EUR 7,000 per semester plus a legal membership fee for the Austrian Student Union.

A full inspection of the submitted documents regarding the citizenship will be carried out in the course of the admission procedure. Students living in third countries may apply for a scholarship with their online application.

Yes, attending lectures is mandatory.

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