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.
International Health & Social Management targets individuals seeking to advance international cooperation in the social and health care sectors.
The International Health & Social Management program combines aspects of health and social services with the fundamentals of economics, political sciences, and international management. The program – taught entirely in English – targets the future requirements of international cooperation in the health and social sectors, considering that the demand for qualified experts in these fields is on the rise.
In addition to receiving practical training, students are given the opportunity to improve their soft skills as well as their research methods. They are guaranteed to benefit from the progressive outlook of the program, which places as much importance on practical relevance as on international values.
The degree program adopts a blended learning approach and, thus, includes both on-campus classes and online lessons. This allows students a great degree of freedom and flexibility in the completion of their studies, while providing plenty of opportunity to interact with both teachers and fellow students. A range of elective subjects, furthermore, gives students the opportunity to choose from altogether 15 different areas of specialization in the second semester. Several courses are jointly organized with the MCI study program in Social Work.
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.
Entrance Exam &Interview
*recommended for applications from non-EU countries
Applicants are required to:
Career background - 30%The applicant's professional background is considered on the basis of submitted application materials. Particular attention is paid to: education and certificates, academic and professional goals & professional experience.
Written entrance exam - 30%All applicants who fulfill the qualifications are admitted to take an online, written exam in English on a current international health care topic, followed by an oral interview for those who pass the exam.
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.
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 Health & Social Management targets individuals seeking to advance international cooperation in the social and health care sectors. It was one of the first study programs in Europe to be awarded the Certificate for Quality in Internationalization (CeQuInt) by the European Consortium for Accreditation.
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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 aquired specific aspects of knowledge and skills relevant for leading management positions.
Students show an understanding of legal frameworks with a focus on social & health issues; Our students will gain understanding of leadership in the context of regulations & competition in Health Care Management.
Upon graduation our students understand the multidisciplinary aspects of Health and Social Management in international contexts.
Our students apply appropriate theory and scientific methods to economic aspects in international health and social sectors.
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.
Particularly committed students are encouraged to complete their second year at the University of Economics, Prague, in which case they will receive a double degree. They will thus, be awarded an academic degree by both MCI and the respective partner institution.
In the second year of the Master Program a Mentoring Program is offered. The aim of it is to provide coaching and support to students who are in the last year of their studies and therefore go through a transition phase between studies and work life.
In the framework of the Mentoring Program students will be able to contact lecturers and partners from the practice who guide and coach them during their search for potential research topics for the master thesis and for job opportunities.
25 years of work for the World Health Organization and World Bank have taught me how important international training is for graduates to meet the requirements of business. Even if you opt for a career in your home country, you will only be able to realize your full professional potential with the help of an international network.
Dr. Armin Fidler, MD, MPH, MSc; lecturer
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.
The department has a strong emphasis on research at the interface of multiple disciplines and development of practical solutions in health and social care. In its scholarly efforts the interdisciplinary faculty of the department and its network brings in a variety of academic backgrounds into the department’s R&D strategy such as Economics, Business and Management, Medicine, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, Information Technology, Statistics, Psychology, Ethics and Law. Central to the department’s applied research activities are the focus on implementation research and the close cooperation with our research partners.
• Medical University of Innsbruck • Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions • Tyrolean Sickness Fund • Government of the Province of the Tyrol, Departments for Health and Social Affairs • Diakonie Rosenheim • Umbrella organization of patient self-help support groups Tyrol • itSV-GmbH - IT Services of the Austrian Social Security Providers • Agency for Preventive and Social Medicine Vorarlberg • Institute for Social Services of the province Vorarlberg
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
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:
Yes, it is possible and it is even recommended that you apply before obtaining your Bachelor’s Degree certificate in order to secure one of the limited places in your desired course of study. Please include the most recent transcript of records in your application. Should your application be successful, the Bachelor’s certificate is to be submitted by the start of your studies.
Multiple applications are welcome as long as a plausible reason is provided in your cover letter. If you are admitted to two or more study programs, you are required to inform us of your final decision by the conclusion of the application procedures.
The entrance examination is based online and can, therefore, also be completed from abroad. You can choose for the panel interview to be conducted online via Skype or on the MCI campus.
Visit the homepage of our department where, in the Admissions section, you can find relevant preparation materials for the written entrance examination. Once we have received your application, you will receive relevant information including tips and advice on how to prepare for the exam.
For citizens of the following countries, the tuition fee is 363 euros per semester plus a fee for compulsory membership to the Austrian National Union of Students:
For students of non-EU countries not considered eligible according to above regulations, the tuition fee is as follows:
Your application documents regarding nationality will be assessed in detail as part of your admission procedure. Scholarships are available for applicants from non-EU countries and can be applied for as part of your online application.
Lectures and seminars in full-time courses are held on weekdays. To facilitate a more intense discussion of individual topics, some lessons may also be organized in blocks.
Attendance is mandatory in all classes. If you miss 25% of a course or more, this will have an effect on your final grade.
Exemption from mandatory attendance may be granted if a valid reason is given (e.g. sickness, visit to authorities or other personal reasons). Please submit your written request including relevant proof to the department for approval.