Management, Communication & IT | Master

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Application Deadline: November 8, 2020

Short Facts
  • Time model & language: Full-time | English
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters | 120 ECTS
  • Optional Double Degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  • 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.
  • Tuition fee: EUR 363,36 / semester plus membership fee for the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) for EU and EEA citizens
  • Apply early for a place to study in fall of 2021 now.

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
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski Head of Department & Studies

If you have any questions about the study program, please contact us.

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

Entrance Exam &
Interview

Date 1

08, Nov 2020 03-04, Dec 2021

Date 2

31, Jan 2021 25-26, Feb 2021

Date 3

21, Mar 2021 15-16, Apr 2021

Date 4

30, May 2021 24-25, Jun 2021

 

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, Strategic Innovation, Digital Interaction, Business Management
2nd semester: Management Information Systems, MCiT Integration, Business Process Management, MCiT Research
3rd semester: Data Management, Smart Technologies, Digital Organizations , Digital Marketing
4th semester: Master’s Thesis, Entrepreneurship
Tuition fees
For students from EU & EEA countries: EUR 363,36 / 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        
Financial Management 2,5 | 3      
IT Investment 1 | 1,5      
Management Accounting 2,5 | 3      
Strategic Innovation        
Business Ethics 2 | 2,5      
Legal Aspects in Innovcation Management 2,5 | 3      
Strategic Management 1,5 | 2      
Business Process Management        
Business Process & Quality Management   3 | 3,5    
Data & Information Management   2 | 2,5    
Project Management   1 | 1,5    
MCiT Integration        
Integrative Synopsis   2 | 2,5    
IT-Governance   2 | 2,5    
MCiT Conference   1,5 | 2    
MCiT Research        
Research Design   2 | 2,5    
Qualitative Research    2 | 2,5    
Quantitative Research    2 | 2,5    
Digital Organizations & Entrepreneurship        
Human Resource Management      2 | 2,5  
Leadership & Change Management     2 | 2,5  
Organizational Design     2 | 2,5  
Entrepreneurship       5 | 6


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Digital Interaction        
Applied Project in MCiT I 2 | 2,5      
Digital Behavior 2 | 2,5      
Human-Computer Interaction 2 | 2,5      
Digital Marketing        
Brand Management & Communication     2 | 2,5  
Innovation & Service Design     2 | 2,5  
Marketing in a Digital World     2 | 2,5  


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

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Master Thesis         | 23
Master Thesis Seminar       1 | 1


Semester Credit Units| ECTS-Credits

Full-time

The Master program Management, Communication & IT is a full-time degree program. In full-time studies, lectures and seminars are held on weekdays, with blocked units allowing for an intensive immersion into individual topics.
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 experiencein the field.

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.

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

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.

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Our graduates are effective communicators in their field of work.

Our students can discuss problems, ideas, and solutions with specialists and non-specialists.

Three white gears on a blue circle symbolize the ability to apply theories and scientific methods to practical problems

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.

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.

Building of the university of Omaha Nebraska

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 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 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

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

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

Wolfgang Haas; Senior Manager Global CRM & Sales Processes, D. Swarovski KG

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; Senior Manager Global CRM & Sales Processes, D. Swarovski KG

Dr. Dierk Schindler; Head bei NetApp Deutschland GmbH / Legal EMEA & Global Legal Shared Services

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

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.

Digital Transformation

• 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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Partners

• STI Innsbruck - Semantic Technology Institute (STI) • Hochschule Kempten • Gem Nova •  University of Maribor •  User Centric •  PDA Group GmbH • Tiroler Röhre GmbH • Lindner Traktorenwerk GmbH •  Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Team

A professional team of around 20 members of faculty and staff in the fields of teaching, research, universities and administration as well as more than 80 international visiting lecturers and recognized experts from world of science, consulting and the liberal professions ensure that students from all over the world can enjoy an education at the highest academic level in Management, Communication & IT.

By providing intensive support during the study program, we ensure that students complete their MCiT studies within the planned period of time. The high-level educational standard of teaching guarantees that theory and practice are an enriched combination.  This interconnection of science and application offers opportunities and challenges for an innovative teaching and learning experience.

Prof. Dr. Peter J. Mirski | Head of Department & Studies Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Prof. Dr.
Peter J. Mirski
Head of Department & Studies +43 512 2070 - 3500This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
MMag. Rebecca Agerer | Assistant & Project Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
MMag.
Rebecca Agerer
Assistant & Project Management +43 512 2070 - 3521This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FH-Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bernsteiner | Professor Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
FH-Prof. Dr.
Reinhard Bernsteiner
Professor +43 512 2070 - 3532This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
 Thomas Dilger, MA, BA | Senior Lecturer Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Thomas Dilger, MA, BA Senior Lecturer +43 512 2070 - 3537This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
Mag. Aleksander Groth | Lecturer Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Mag.
Aleksander Groth
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Kristian Hasenjäger | Lecturer Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Kristian Hasenjäger
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FH-Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kilian | Professor Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
FH-Prof. Dr.
Dietmar Kilian
Professor +43 512 2070 - 3533This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
 Samantha Kowarik, BA | Assistant & Project Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Samantha Kowarik, BA Assistant & Project Management +43 512 2070 - 3500This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
 Elisabeth Kranebitter | Leave of absence Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Elisabeth Kranebitter Leave of absence +43 512 2070 - 3502This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Susann Kruschel, MSc | Assistant & Project Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Susann Kruschel, MSc Assistant & Project Management +43 512 2070 - 3530This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Sabine Lohfeyer | Office Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Sabine Lohfeyer Office Management +43 512 2070 - 3503This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Linda Meier | Office Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
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Prof. (FH) Dr. Christian Ploder | Professor Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Prof. (FH) Dr.
Christian Ploder
Professor +43 512 2070 - 3536This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
 Magdalena Posch, BA MA MA | Assistant & Project Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Magdalena Posch, BA MA MA Assistant & Project Management +43 512 2070 - 3524This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
 Elisabeth Rabanser, MSc | Assistant & Project Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Elisabeth Rabanser, MSc Assistant & Project Management +43 512 2070 - 3520This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FH-Prof. Dr. Stephan Schlögl | Professor Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
FH-Prof. Dr.
Stephan Schlögl
Professor +43 512 2070 - 3535This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Teresa Spieß | Leave of absence Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Dr.
Teresa Spieß
Leave of absence +43 512 2070 - 3525This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Curriculum Vitae
 Valentina Wieser | Office Management Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Valentina Wieser Office Management +43 512 2070 - 3504This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After studying

Studying at MCI is an investment in a successful future. Through close cooperation with industry and the practical orientation of all courses, MCI graduates are in particularly high demand on the job market and have several job offers even before graduation

Professional Opportunities

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

MCI Alumni & Friends

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:

Success Stories

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: 6,250 euros / semester plus compulsory Austrian National Union of Students membership fee
  • Master’s courses: 7,500 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.

Students of this study program have the choice within their curriculum, but also as part of their extracurricular activities, to choose between modules, specializations, additional courses, electives, etc. 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 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.

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.