Application Deadline: February 4, 2024
Would you like to actively shape the challenges of Management, Communication and IT as an Innovation Manager in your future job? Have you dreamed about developing your own start-up? What would it be like to actively promote digitization in a global corporate environment as a sought-after expert? Our English-language degree program Management, Communication & IT, (MCiT) offers you a top international management training with a focus on Digital Entrepreneurship, making your Master's program unique.
Our unique focus: International Orientation of Management, Communication & IT combined with Digital Entrepreneurship and start-ups.
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Welcome to MCI - The Entrepreneurial School®
Focus Digital Entrepreneurship
How do I develop my start-up? How do I launch digital products and services? How do I finance my projects and market innovations? Which channels do I use for marketing and communication? How do I identify the right technical solution? The interdisciplinary approach of our program helps to answer these questions and enables you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, acquire in-depth IT know-how and strengthen your social and intercultural skills.
Individualization through specialization
In the 2nd and 3rd semesters, we offer our students elective modules that allow for specialization. In our Digital Entrepreneurship Labs and Projects, you have the opportunity to pursue your individual interests. In this way, you will develop yourself into a sought-after expert in the field you favor.
Internationality is an integral part of our studies, and is reflected in our team of lecturers, as well as our students and our curriculum. In addition to an optional semester abroad, the Study Tour to Silicon Valley enables you to make valuable contacts within globally successful companies that will assist you in creating an international business network. Students who successfully apply for our Dual/Double Degree Program have the opportunity to earn an additional degree at our American partner university the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) or at Haaga-Helia in Finland.
If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.
Applications for admission are accepted on a perpetual 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 is taken by the end of the application procedures.
Admission to the Master’s program in Management, Communication & IT is open to graduates of relevant Bachelor and Diploma programs as well as other relevant post-secondary educational facilities. Prerequisites: Bachelor or equivalent degree with a min. of 15 ECTS points in the area of IT & ICT, 20 ECTS points in Management & Business Management and 10 ECTS points in Communication and Media. Relevant fields include Strategic Management / Business Administration, Marketing, Controlling / Accounting, Programming, Project Management, IT Strategies, Communication etc. The Head of Studies 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 FHG). We will gladly provide further information and consultation via email or phone (firstname.lastname@example.org; Ext. 1621). Recognition of previous qualifications in a Master’s program: Applications for recognition of examinations or credits obtained through other study programs or previous scientific experience must be submitted to the Head of Studies. Recognition of credits or previous experience is only granted for individual modules in the program.
In just two steps to your desired study program at MCI:
Step 1 – Online application: CV & motivation
A complete online application consists of a CV, a letter of motivation, information on educational background, qualifications, professional career, social achievements and academic as well as professional goals. We would like to know why you are applying to study at MCI.
You may apply for more than one degree program at the same time, provided you can conclusively explain your respective motivations in your letter of motivation.
Step 2 – Online admission interview
In the second step, all applicants will be invited to an online admission interview.
In this interview, we want to get to know you. We are particularly interested in your motivation to study at MCI as well as your professional and personal goals you want to achieve with the help of your studies.
Within three weeks after the admission interview, we will inform you about the admission decision.
MCI study programs excel due to the quality of their content, relevance to the business world, and their international orientation. Through close cooperation with our partners from the business world, students gain valuable practical experience during their Master's studies. In addition to providing expert knowledge, MCI places great importance on encouraging personal development and the development of social and intercultural competencies.
The Master's program in Management, Communication & IT trains students to become experts in the field of digital business and entrepreneurship. The English-language program is aimed at all those who have a creative interest in the digital world and aspire to management and ownership positions in it. It addresses career paths that involve solving business issues that require a profound knowledge of Digital Entrepreneurship and the innovative application of information and communication technologies.
Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits
The Master’s program Management, Communication & IT is a full-time degree program. Seminars and lectures take place Wednesday noon to Saturday afternoon and will comprise 8 teaching units per day. This teaching schedule allows students to continue with their professional activities during their studies or gain practical experience in the field.
Dual degrees show the intensive collaboration between partner universities all over the world, for example; our long lasting relationship with UNO, our sister University in Omaha, Nebraska. The motivation of this dual degree program is to provide visible recognition of expanded academic achievement - by allowing students to earn a Master of Arts in MCiT and a Master of Science in MIS or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree simultaneously.
Double degree agreements are the supreme discipline in cooperation between universities. We have a long lasting relationship with our partner university in the far north, the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. This double degree program enables students to obtain a Master of Arts in Business at MCI and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Haaga-Helia at the same time.
There are no additional tuition fees to be paid at our Finnish partner institution.
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: MA (MCI).Source: GZ BMWF-52.330/0195-I/6/2013
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.
One of the most essential components of MCI study programs is the international orientation. This is reflected not only in the curriculum and assigned projects, but also in the backgrounds of our faculty and students. As part of our MCiT Master's program, students have the option to spend the 3rd semester at one of our numerous partner universities. As a rule, no tuition fees are charged at our partner universities.
University of Omaha Nebraska
These dual degrees are designed for dedicated students who are willing to take on the challenges related to graduate education from a European and an American perspective 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. There are no additional tuition fees at UNO.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Science in MIS (MSc) - https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-information-science-and-technology/information-systems-and-quantitative-analysis/graduate/Dual-Degree-International.php
University of Omaha Nebraska – www.unomaha.edu
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences ©Haaga-Helia
We offer MCiT Master's students with two years of professional experience after their Bachelor's degree a double degree agreement with Haaga-Helia, a renowned practice-oriented university in the far north. Students spend the first half of their Master's degree in Innsbruck at MCI and the third semester in Helsinki, with the final semester at the student's discretion. This double degree agreement is part of the Ulysseus program, an association of European universities as part of an excellence initiative of the European Union. There are no tuition fees at the international partner institution.
Further information: Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Exchange of experience, discussions, common understanding, development and solution as well as support and challenge are important components for me as a lecturer when dealing with students. Every time I enter a lecture hall, I expose myself to a new challenge - in a positive sense. MCiT students are multi- and interdisciplinary, international and above all curious. These are all prerequisites for creating valuable lessons together. In addition, my industry experience helps me to teach students new and interesting practical competences. It is always an exciting and valuable experience and challenge!
Dr. Sandra Rothenberger, Strategy & Marketing Professor at the Université Libre of Brussels, Managing Director of Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Holding and Chairman of the TOOLS FOR LIFE Foundation
In my function as responsible for digitization in sales at D. Swarovski KG, I am aware of the importance of an excellent overall economic comprehension coupled with adequate technical know-how. The points of contact of different departments and the potential of IT-technical solutions as enablers for the opening of silos is what I particularly enjoy when working together with students during the lecture.
Wolfgang Haas; Head of Sales Operations, D. Swarovski KG
Acting as Vice President for Corporate Legal Services, Mobility Services (SC), I work with my team in a highly dynamic and innovative field. Law, IT and technology merge to create new solutions and business models. Success in projects depends on people who think holistically, on colleagues who understand and bring together different professional perspectives. I try to convey this basic knowledge and this mindset to the MCiT students.
Dr. Dierk Schindler; Head bei NetApp Deutschland GmbH / Legal EMEA & Global Legal Shared Services
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.
• Data & Analytics
• IT Security & Privacy
• Technology Interaction & Innovation
• Operational Excellence & Agile Governance
• Next World of Work / Virtual & Augmented Reality
Contact: FH-Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski (email@example.com)
A team of experts in the fields of research, teaching, university management and administration, as well as a large number of international specialists from business, science, consulting and the liberal professions, ensure that students in the Master's program Management, Communication & IT enjoy an education at the highest academic level with a strong practical orientation.
By providing intensive support during the course of study, we ensure that students have every opportunity to complete their MCiT studies within the planned period of time. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures that theory and practice are synergistically linked. This interconnection of scientific findings - also from our own research unit - and their application offers both opportunities and challenges for a new and exciting form of teaching and learning.
Excerpt from our international faculty
Innovation and digitization are the essential approaches to enable sustainable business. Entrepreneurship requires dealing with disruption - from production to communication, marketing and sales. The job market therefore increasingly demands highly qualified individuals who can efficiently build and lead companies and shape digital transformations on the basis of a sound management education with a focus on Digital Entrepreneurship.
MCiT graduates are successful in leadership positions, expert functions, in line management or self-employed, in the following areas and industries:
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.
Yes. Both, the online application and the online admission interview, can be done regardless of location.
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.
Students in the MCiT Master's program have a choice in the 2nd and 3rd semesters with the Digital Entrepreneurship Labs and Projects. Additionally, the semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities as well as projects and final papers, enable our students to make their study program a truly unique experience.
Lectures and seminars in the MCiT Master's program take place Wednesday noon to Saturday afternoon. Blocked units allow an intensive immersion into individual topics.
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.
It is not mandatory to enclose a proof of language proficiency with your application. If you already have an English certificate such as TOEFL or similar, we recommend submitting it together with your application documents.