MCI | The Entrepreneurial University Group® provides a meaningful connection between universities, grandes écoles, business schools, universities of applied sciences, and the world of business. It represents a strong international brand that successfully combines
The MCI links together the best out of science, economy and consulting to the unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial University of Applied Sciences providing the platform for numerous academia-business activities including start-ups, executive education, summer & winter schools, study abroad programs, international conferences and more. It stands for internationality, academic quality, practice orientation, innovation, close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, a high level of customer and service orientation, and international renown.
Why not study at the top?
The Bachelor’s and Master’s courses as well as postgraduate training programs offered by MCI provide high quality education and training. The course contents target all levels of personal development and include state-of-the-art knowledge relevant to both business and society.
Applied & practical research
In close cooperation with loyal sponsors, promoters, and partners, MCI constitutes an essential driving force in positioning Innsbruck, Tyrol, and Austria as a whole, as a center for scientific discussion and international encounter.
MCI additionally provides new impulses, strengthens the competitiveness of organizations, and makes an important contribution to the professionalization of business, management, politics, and culture. Applied research and development have top priority in fostering the innovative power of local businesses and in ensuring quality in teaching.
The MCI impresses with its internationality and entrepreneurial dynamic!
Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Former Prime Minister of Italy
Congratulations to your focus on diversity, your entrepreneurial spirit and your goal to make MCI the best place to work, to learn and grow in a diverse and open world.
Catherine Ladousse, Executive Director Communications EMEA, Lenovo, Paris
Unbelievable, what has been created in Innsbruck! An Entrepreneurial University at its best!
Andreas König, former CEO TeamViewer, Start-up Investor, Göppingen / Germany
MCI, the ideal partner for family businesses!
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board, Louis Dreyfus Group, Amsterdam
At MCI science meets business.
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Brussels
Getting started can be difficult, but the challenges make it all worthwhile. Keep it going!
Dominik Schiener, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, IOTA Foundation, Berlin
Fantastic, what has been accomplished here.
Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, President, Foundation for Family Businesses, Stuttgart
I am impressed. Keep up the good work with your blithe obsession!
Dr. Sabine Herlitschka, CEO, Infineon Technologies, Villach
An idea is worth more than a business. All the best for the next steps!
Mario Moretti Polegato, Founder & President, GEOX, Montebelluna / Italy
"Make a difference“; be inspired by this entrepreneurial school and this wonderful city.
Prof. Herbert Henzler, Management consultant, Munich
Stay cool – keep going!
Ulrich Bez, CEO, Aston Martin Ltd., London
Coming from sports I know of the importance of diligence, courage, will and teamwork. This is for sure the same in science and economy. At the MCI one can feel how well these values are communicated to the students.
Maria Hoefl-Riesch, olympic champion & entrepreneur, Kitzbühel / Austria
MCI is an integral part of the unique "Comprehensive University Innsbruck" concept in Austria and has attained a leading position in international higher education as a result of its on-going quality and customer orientation. The concept of the Comprehensive University of Innsbruck is built upon three synergetic pillars.
The University of Innsbruck is a public university. The University was founded in 1669, with 16 faculties, 27,500 students and 4,500 staff and faculty members.
The almost 3,400 students of MCI profit from the institution’s interdisciplinary approach, practical focus, solution-oriented research and development, international orientation, and close collaboration with the business world.
The campuses of the University of Innsbruck and the MCI are embedded in a broad range of university-related institutions and services with a connections to their activities (transfer center such as transidee, start-ups such as cast) and related services (banks, bookstores, copy centers, restaurants and cafeterias etc.)
MCI follows the concept of an Entrepreneurial School®. MCI empowers motivated people to achieve outstanding performance, provides profound academic competence and creates innovative know-how transfer within a strong international network.
Quality teachingHigh quality teaching secures our position among the leading academic institutions in the German speaking world
Intellectual contribution, transfer of know-how & start-upsOur intellectual contribution is applied, business-relevant and solution-oriented. The transfer of know-how strengthens the location and the competitiveness of companies.
International orientationOur strong international orientation generates know-how, prestige and added value for our customers
Customer and service orientationOur customer and service orientation is exemplary
People and cultureOur corporate culture thrives on mutual trust, diversity, commitment of our employees, entrepreneurial spirit and responsibility towards society
BrandMCI’s brand is internationally renowned and stands for performance, professionality, knowledge and competence
NetworkOur international network creates a competitive edge and added value for our stakeholders
InnovationOngoing innovation forms the basis of our market position and ensures our competitiveness
InfrastructureOur excellent infrastructure creates an attractive and stimulating environment
MCI - Rector´s Welcome