Management, Communication & IT | Master

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Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-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

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.

Overview

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The course is unique in that it integrates management content with communication science and modern technology with reference to international developments.

The Management, Communication & IT Master’s degree trains students to become experts in digitization. They are qualified to take on positions requiring them to provide solutions to business-related problems, to draw on profound marketing know-how and knowledge in corporate communications, as well as to be familiar with the innovative application of information and communications technologies. The course is taught entirely in English in order to meet the requirements of an international career.

The Management, Communication & IT Master’s degree has been designed for individuals with an organizational interest in the digital world and the aim to obtain a qualification as an executive or organizational manager. Graduates may opt for a career as a consultant in communications or the creative industry, choose to enter the IT sector or found a successful startup.

Contact
Peter J. Mirski
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 3500

If you have any questions concerning the study program, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel:+43 512 2070-3500


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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

Entrance Exam &
Interview

Date 1* 19, Nov 2018 13-14, Dec 2018
Date 2 04, Feb 2019 28, Feb - 01, Mar 2019
Date 3 01, Apr 2019 29-30, Apr 2019
Date 4 03, Jun 2019 25-26, Jul 2019

 

 *recommended for applications from non-EU countries

Admission to the Master program in Management, Communication & IT is open to graduates of relevant Bachelor and Diploma programs and graduates from other relevant post-secondary educational facilities.

Prerequisites: Bachelor or equivalent degree with a min. of 15 ECTS pts. in the area of IT & ICT, 20 ECTS points in Management & Business Management and 10 ECTS points in Communication.

Relevant fields include Strategic Management / Business Administration, Marketing, Controlling / Accounting, Programming, Project Management, IT Strategies, Communication etc. The Program Director decides on the relevance of such previous qualifications.

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 (§ 4 Abs 4 iVm § 12 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 | 157.04K )

Career background - 30%
A strong focus is placed on the applicant’s previous education, qualifications obtained and professional experience where relevant plus the applicant’s stated educational and professional goals.

Written entrance exam - 30%
A written entrance exam (general business and management, understanding of information technologies and their implications in global business, English language skills) is designed to assess the applicant's apptitude for the program.

Interview - 40%
The interview offers an opportunity for a personal presentation and a discussion of the application documents and the applicant's educational and professional goals.

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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.

Management, Communication & IT

The curriculum includes courses on strategic management and e-business, management information systems, corporate communications, personnel management as well as applied research, innovation, and business formation.

Facts

Time model & language
Full-time | English
Academic year
Winter semester: October – February
Summer semester: March – July
Structure
1st semester: Digital Systems, Digital Organizations , Digital Interaction, Business Management
2nd semester: Management Information Systems, Data Management, Business Process Management, MCiT Interaction
3rd semester: MCiT Research, Smart Technologies, Innovation Management, Leadership
4th semester: Master’s Thesis, Entrepreneurship
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%
Strategic Management & eBusiness 30%
Management Information Systems 25%
Communication & People 20%
Applied Research 25%

Curriculum

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Business Management        
Marketing Management 2 | 2,5      
Sales Management 1 | 1,5      
Management Accounting 3,5 | 3,5      
Digital Organizations        
Organizational Design 2 | 2,5      
Human Resource Management 2 | 2,5      
Digital Work Organization 2 | 2,5      
Business Process Management        
eCollaboration   1,5 | 2    
Business Process Management   2,5 | 3    
Project Management   2 | 2,5    
MCiT Integration        
IT-Governance   2 | 2,5    
MCiT Conference   1,5 | 2    
Integrative Synopsis   2,5 | 3    
Innovation Management        
Legal Aspects in Innovation Management     2,5 | 3  
Innovation & Service Design     2 | 2,5  
Strategic Management     1,5 | 2  
MCiT Reserach        
Research Design        
Qualitative Research     2 | 2,5  
Quantitative Research     2 | 2,5  
Entrepreneurship     2 | 2,5  
Entrepreneurship       5 | 6


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Digital Interaction        
Digital Behavior 2 | 2,5      
Human-Computer Interaction 2 | 2,5      
User Experience Project 2 | 2,5      
Leadership        
Communication & Networking     2 | 2,5  
Leadership & Change Management     2 | 2,5  
Business Ethics     2 | 2,5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Digital Systems        
Systems Planning 2,5 | 3      
eBusiness Systems 2,5 | 3      
Agile Methods 1 | 1,5      
Management Information Systems        
Innovations in Management Information Systems   1 | 1,5    
Management Information Systems   4 | 4,5    
Business Intelligence   1 | 1,5    
Data Management        
Artificial Intelligence   2,5 | 3    
Data & Information Management   2,5 | 3    
Data Science   1 | 1,5    
Smart Technologies        
Security for Smart Technologies     2 | 2,5  
Smart Technologies     2 | 2,5  
Smart Industries     2 | 2,5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Master's Thesis Seminar       1 | 1
Master's Thesis       23


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Double degrees show the intensive collaboration between partner universities all over the world, like our long lasting relation to our sister University in Omaha, Nebraska. The primary purpose of this dual degree program is to provide this integration by enabling students to complete either a Master of Arts in MCiT and a Master of Science in MIS or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree simultaneously. These dual degrees are designed for dedicated students who are willing to take on the challenges related to graduate education from a global perspective – a European and an American lens with a joint area of emphasis on understanding Management, Communication & IT. As such, this program involves intensive transatlantic preparation through a one year study abroad engagement in the second year of their study programs.

Further Information

Master of Arts & Master of Science in MIS - http://www.isqa.unomaha.edu/ginternational.htm

University of Omaha Nebraska – www.unomaha.edu

Executive position, Expert role, Line management or Self-employed in:

  • Consulting and leadership in management, communication & IT
  • Innovative start-ups
  • Media & creative industries
  • Smart production, automotive industry
  • Tourism
  • Health care
  • Higher education

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 have fundamental knowledge and skills in management science.

Our students can explain and apply current concepts and theories in management science.

Our graduates have basic knowledge and skills in scientific methodology.

Our students can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in real-world contexts.

Our graduates have relevant problem-solving skills.

Our students can make active use of critical thinking skills in analogue or digital contexts.

Our students can approach problems responsibly considering ethical issues.

Our graduates have effective communication skills.

Our students can communicate effectively in analogue contexts.

Our students can communicate effectively in digital contexts.

Learning Goals Management, Communication & IT

Our graduates will be able to integrate communication technology in the management process in order to create innovations in business.

Our students are able to clearly identify technological opportunities; Our students are able to design, plan and realize the integration of IT and Management in business.

Our graduates will have the ability to co-create the digital world.

Our students are able to understand digital consumer behavior patterns; Our students are able to design and create innovative businesses and services.

Studying abroad

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.

Double degree program

Double degrees show the intensive collaboration between partner universities all over the world, like our long lasting relation to our sister University in Omaha, Nebraska. The primary purpose of this dual degree program is to provide this integration by enabling students to complete either a Master of Arts in MCiT and a Master of Science in MIS or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree simultaneously.

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These dual degrees are designed for dedicated students who are willing to take on the challenges related to graduate education from a global perspective – a European and an American lens with a joint area of emphasis on understanding Management, Communication & IT. As such, this program involves intensive transatlantic preparation through a one year study abroad engagement in the second year of their study programs.

Further Information
Master of Arts & Master of Science in MIS - http://www.isqa.unomaha.edu/ginternational.htmUniversity of Omaha Nebraska – www.unomaha.edu

Research & Development

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.

Digitalization Lab

• Digital Analytics
• Digital Interaction
• Digital Governance
• Digital Work & Education

Contact: Dr. Stephan Schlögl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Partners

• anet - austrian network for e-tourism • STI Innsbruck - Semantic Technology Institute (STI) • Tirol Werbung • Tiscover AG • Medizinische Universität Innsbruck • University of Maribor • Standortagentur Tirol • User Centric • PDA Group GmbH

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

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:

  • EU citizens,
  • EEA and Swiss citizens, and
  • non-EU citizens who, according to § 2 of the University of Applied Sciences Studies Act, are subject to § 1 of the Regulation on Eligible Groups of Persons (see Federal Law Gazette II No. 340/2013, in its current version).

For students of non-EU countries not considered eligible according to above regulations, the tuition fee is as follows:

  • Bachelor’s courses: 5,000 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee
  • Master’s courses: 7,000 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee

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.

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