As one of only a few universities in the German-speaking area, MCI has earned initial accreditation by the prestigious AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, the AACSB accreditation is a sign of excellent quality on all levels of business education. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore.
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In 2021 the MCI underwent the mandatory institutional audit and additional, voluntary institutional accreditation. The processes were handled by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), which has offices in Bonn and Zurich. In both cases the MCI was awarded the Premium Seal. The results show that the MCI by far exceeds the requisite quality requirements and are impressive confirmation of the MCI’s standard of excellence.
MCI was awarded the innovative seal of approval for excellence in digital teaching by the renowned accreditation agency FIBAA - Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation. The FIBAA quality seal "Excellence in Digital Education", developed by experts, examines in particular the criteria of digitization strategy, qualification of staff, technical equipment, didactic design and quality assurance. In the accreditation process, an international panel of experts rated the criteria of further qualification of teaching staff, teaching methods, learning platforms and technical support as outstanding at MCI.
Austrian-American Educational Commission:The MCI is one of the academic pillars of the Fulbright Program, which works to promote international understanding through bilateral exchange programs with the United States.
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation:The MCI is one of the academic pillars in the activities of the Austrian Marshall Plan.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Austria was established in Vienna in 1960 as a non-profit organization. The main objective is to promote economic and trade relations between Austria and the United States of America. The Chamber has been a fully accredited member of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America since 1968 and has been affiliated to the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce since 1969.
MCI The Entrepreneurial School was the first German-speaking university to be accepted into the Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education (founded and sponsored by Babson College), a global entrepreneurship education membership organization connecting universities around the world that are advancing their entrepreneurial mission and expanding their entrepreneurship ecosystems.
The Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) was founded in 2002. Its aim is to induce the quality of management development in the Baltic region and beyond through promoting research, offering educational services and networking opportunities for management development institutions and business enterprises. MCI became an official member of BMDA in 2014.
MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® is a member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. BGA is the sister brand to the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
The Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) was established in 1993 with the aim of fostering management development and management education development in the CEE region. By now, its membership has grown far beyond the CEE region, including over 200 members from more than 51 countries, including from Western Europe, both Americas, Africa and Asia.
The University Comparison of the International Centre for Higher Education (CHE) is the most comprehensive and detailed university ranking in the German-speaking world. The CHE Ranking collects data and facts on study programs, teaching and research at more than 300 universities and colleges and asks around 120,000 students about the conditions and quality at their university. The decision to participate in the survey is the responsibility of the universities. The Entrepreneurial School® takes part in this university comparison regularly and has achieved excellent results for years.
The “Deutsche Freundeskreis der Universitäten” in Innsbruck was founded in 1922 and is an association of German-speaking persons from the fields of business, science, culture and politics.
Its aim is the idealistic and tangible support of the university institutions in Innsbruck, the advancement of their cooperative partnership and their networking with the economy.
The „European Foundation for Management Development“(EFMD) is an international membership organization, based in Brussels, Belgium. Within Europe, it is the most important quality assurance, accreditation and best-practice platform for research, development, innovation, information and networking in the area of management. THE MCI became an official member of the EFMD in June 2007.
The European University Association (EUA) is the representative organisation of universities and national rectors’ conferences in 47 European countries. EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation. Thanks to its interaction with a range of other European and international organisations EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard, wherever decisions are being taken that will impact on their activities.
The European Commission has awarded MCI the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education within the framework of the new program Erasmus+ 2014-2020. The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for all European and international cooperation activities that Management Center Innsbruck may carry out within the Erasmus + program. The principles and prerequisites defined by the Charter determine the Erasmus + activities and the HEI must ensure and abide by those requirements.
EURASIA-PACIFIC UNINET is an international network which aims at establishing and fostering contacts and scientific partnerships between Austrian universities, universities of applied sciences and other research institutions and member institutions in East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia and the Pacific region.
The mission of EURAXESS Services is to provide comprehensive and up-to-date information and personalised assistance to all researchers and their families seeking advice in issues relating to their relocation across borders. EURAXESS Service Centres provide information and assistance in matters such as entry conditions, visa, work permits, recognition of diplomas, job opportunities, salaries, taxation, pension rights, health care, social security, accommodation, day care, schooling and language courses. There are currently about more than 260 Service Centres in 40 European countries.
The European Region Tyrol–Alto Adige–Trentino redefines a historic space, strenghtening a cross-border collaboration in the field of business, politics and culture.
The European Forum was founded in August 1945, first as European Higher Education Weeks and since 1955 it is known as European Forum Alpbach. The event brings together personalities of science, economy, culture and politics, with several Nobel laureates among them.
The United Nations Global Compact is a platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate responsibility initiative in the world with over 8,700 signatories based in more than 140 countries. UN Global Compact commits companies to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to take actions in support of UN goals.
Founded in 1950, the International Association of Universities (IAU) brings together higher education institutions and organisations from more than 130 countries. IAU provides a global forum to discuss and take action on issues of shared interest and promotes international cooperation and academic solidarity between higher education institutions.
The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) is an association of university chief executives from higher education institutions around the world. The primary purpose is to strengthen the international mission and quality of education of these institutions in an increasingly interdependent world, and to promote global awareness and competence as well as peace and international understanding through education.
The MCI has been named “Top Company" and "Open Company” by the employer rating platform kununu. Kununu is by far the largest and best-known employer-rating platform in the German-speaking world and provides insider information on roughly 698,000 employers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. At Kununu, employees, former employees and applicants have the opportunity to anonymously share their experiences of the company and give assessments on tasks, working atmosphere, communication, career opportunities, salary, benefits and the like. These seals of approval confirm the high quality of MCI as an employer.
MBA Roundtable is based in the USA and was founded as a non-profit organization in 1995. The 150 members represent the leading business schools and MBA programs and are therefore an important platform for research and knowledge transfer in management education. Quality assurance, program development and continuous adaptation of MBA program content to current societal and economic changes are activly fostered through discussions, publications, conferences and active benchmarking.
Munich Network is a networking hub supporting ventures and business start-ups and growth and equity performance in the technology sector. The Munich Network is a connecting link for entrepreneurs and founders, for industry enterprises and service providers, for investors, research institutions and universities. The Munich Network offers a joint platform for members to work on entrepreneurial challenges, share experiences and ideas, build collaborations and motivate each other.
The UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education initiative (PRME), which is based in New York, was founded in 2007 to promote the integration of responsible management education and social responsibility for global sustainability at university level. The MCI joined the initiative in 2011 as the first Austrian institution committed to implementation of the PRME principles in teaching, research and management. More Information here.
Scholars at Risk (SAR) is an international network of higher education institutions and individuals dedicated to protecting threatened scholars, preventing attacks on higher education, and promoting academic freedom and related values worldwide. MCI has been an official member of the SAR network since October 2020.
The Economic Society of Tyrol bridges university and the business world through research, studies and lectures in the field of political economy, public finance and social market economy.
Based in Frankfurt, the Association of Private Universities (VPH) is in private legal ownership and represents the members’ (universities) interests in the German speaking world. Additionally, the association is an important platform for information. The VPA strives to foster private ownership of universities and a fair regulatory framework for a higher education sector that is marked by an entrepreneurial spirit.
Science and Responsibility (WuV) – a joint project run by the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck Medical University, MCI Management Center Innsbruck and the Innsbruck Students’ Union (ÖH) – is an open forum for an interdisciplinary dialogue between academia and society on scientific, ethical and social issues.
The Center for Knowledge Management (ZWM) is an international platform for knowledge management in science and research. Its primary goal is to increase innovative strength and international competitiveness of its members. Also, the ZWM is an umbrella to an extended international network of both national and international institutes of higher education.