Our Mission

Supporting and promoting education and action for Responsibility, Sustainability & Ethics to drive societal impact and engagement.

#responsibleMCI

MCI Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact

At "MCI | The Entrepreneurial School", we are committed to tackling the challenges of our time. This requires innovative thinking, agility, creativity, perseverance, enthusiasm and a willingness to take risks - characteristics that correspond closely to our entrepreneurial philosophy and mission. These are characterised by a "can-do approach", which allows us to see challenges as opportunities and unresolved issues as chances for creativity and innovation.

We aim to fulfil this mission by:

  • preparing our students for a complex and uncertain world, providing them with the knowledge, skills and competencies to act and lead responsibly, sustainably and ethically;
  • achieving real impact through our research: for positive and sustainable technological, economic, social and environmental development;
  • stimulate, support and advance the discourse around commitment, responsibility, sustainability and ethics in our own sphere of influence, in our networks in science, business and society, and provide platforms for exchange, debate and new ideas.


The MCI Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact initiates, coordinates and supports measures, projects and activities to reach these goals.

We work in close cooperation with internal and external partners. We actively participate in national and international networks, in particular the UN initiative "Principles for Responsible Management Education" (PRME), the UN Global Compact, the "Alliance of Sustainable Universities", the network "Scholars at Risk" and other initiatives, projects and institutions.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form a comprehensive common framework for this.

Contact
Mag. Regina Obexer, Master of Education | Senior Lecturer Student & Career Center
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Contact
 Janine Prokesch, BSc MA | Assistant & Project Manager Student & Career Center
Janine Prokesch, BSc MA Assistant & Project Manager +43 512 2070 - 1921
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OBJECTIVES
  • To foster cross-MCI communication and collaboration in the areas of Responsible Management, Sustainability and Ethics.
  • Identify and build on synergies and common interests to advance the integration of PRME and the SDGs across MCI.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement joint MCI-wide initiatives on PRME and the SDGs.
  • Create the nucleus of a platform and community to engage with PRME and SDG-related agendas and continue to represent them in the wider community.
TASKS
  • The SDG/PRME Ambassadors act as multipliers for PRME and the SDGs within their department/team/area of influence.
  • They act as communicators between their own spheres of influence and the Task Force and the Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact.
  • They actively contribute to selected activities - depending on their capacity and interest - and actively work on projects and initiatives where possible and appropriate.
  • They contribute ideas, needs and reflections to further develop the agendas around Responsible Management, Sustainability and Ethics at MCI.

COORDINATION

The Task Force meets at least once a quarter, with additional meetings where necessary, and is coordinated by the Head of the Center for Responsible Management & Social Impact.

Chair: Regina Obexer | Co-Chair: Julia Waldegger

PRME / SDG AMBASSADORS

The PRME / SDG Task Force consists of representatives from the various MCI departments, the student council and selected external partners: the “MCI PRME/SDG Ambassadors”

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Antje Bierwisch | Business Administration Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Antje Bierwisch Business Administration +43 512 2070 - 4233
Dr. Birgit Bosio | Entrepreneurship, Tourism & Leisure Business Master's Program Entrepreneurship & Tourism
Dr. Birgit Bosio Entrepreneurship, Tourism & Leisure Business +43 512 2070 - 3327
MMag. Daniel D'Assisi | International Relations International Relations
MMag. Daniel D'Assisi International Relations +43 512 2070 - 1628
Dr. Daniel Degischer | Management & Law Bachelor's program Management & Law
Dr. Daniel Degischer Management & Law +43 512 2070 - 3637
Prof. Dr. Johannes Dickel | Management & Law Bachelor's program Management & Law
Prof. Dr. Johannes Dickel Management & Law +43 512 2070 - 3631
Mag. Alexander Dumfort | Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering Bachelor's program Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering
Mag. Alexander Dumfort Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering +43 512 2070 - 3233
Prof.  Wendy Farrell, PhD | Business Administration Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Prof. Wendy Farrell, PhD Business Administration +43 512 2070 - 4232
 Laura Feith González, BA MA | Social Work Bachelor's program Social Work
Laura Feith González, BA MA Social Work +43 512 2070 - 3422
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Eva Graf | Medical, Health and Sport Engineering Bachelor's program Medical-, Health- and Sports Engineering
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Eva Graf Medical, Health and Sport Engineering +43 512 2070 - 4434
 Renate Gruber | Social Work Bachelor's program Social Work
Renate Gruber Social Work +43 512 2070 - 3421
Mag. Christina Hackhofer | Quality Management Quality Management, Personnel Development & Recruiting
Mag. Christina Hackhofer Quality Management +43 512 2070 - 1321
 Stefanie Haselwanter, BA MA | Entrepreneurship, Tourism & Leisure Business Bachelor's program Tourism Business Studies
Stefanie Haselwanter, BA MA Entrepreneurship, Tourism & Leisure Business +43 512 2070 - 3342
 Lucas Huter, BA MSc MA | Business & Management Bachelor's program Business & Management
Lucas Huter, BA MSc MA Business & Management +43 512 2070 - 3141
 Barbara Koller | Research & Development R & D
Barbara Koller Research & Development +43 512 2070 - 1823
 Susann Kruschel, MSc | Management, Communication & IT Bachelor's program Management, Communication & IT
Susann Kruschel, MSc Management, Communication & IT +43 512 2070 - 3530
 Jürgen Nigg, BSc | Marketing & Communications Marketing & Communications
Jürgen Nigg, BSc Marketing & Communications +43 512 2070 - 1523
 Sabine Mader, BA MSc | Industrial Engineering & Management Bachelor's program Industrial Engineering & Management
Sabine Mader, BA MSc Industrial Engineering & Management +43 512 2070 - 4122
 Vera Müller, B.A., MA | Biotechnology & Food Engineering Bachelor's program Biotechnology & Food Engineering
Vera Müller, B.A., MA Biotechnology & Food Engineering +43 512 2070 - 3822
Mag. Sabrina Dietrich | Ulysseus European University Ulysseus European University
Mag. Sabrina Dietrich Ulysseus European University +43 512 2070 - 3742
Mag. Claudia Pauzenberger, BA | International Relations International Relations
Mag. Claudia Pauzenberger, BA International Relations +43 512 2070 - 1624
 Janine Prokesch, BSc MA | Student & Career Center Student & Career Center
Janine Prokesch, BSc MA Student & Career Center +43 512 2070 - 1921
 Gregor-Maximilian Reinpold, BA | Management & Law Bachelor's program Management & Law
Gregor-Maximilian Reinpold, BA Management & Law +43 512 2070 - 3623
 Nina Viktoria Schaaf, B.Eng. MSc | Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering Bachelor's program Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering
Nina Viktoria Schaaf, B.Eng. MSc Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering +43 512 2070 - 3223
 Lucas Schuchter, BSc MSc | Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering Bachelor's program Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering
Lucas Schuchter, BSc MSc Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering +43 512 2070 - 3224
 Lea Thoms, BA. | Social Work Bachelor's program Social Work
Lea Thoms, BA. Social Work +43 512 2070 - 3426
 Julia Vögele, BA MA | Business & Management Bachelor's program Business & Management
Julia Vögele, BA MA Business & Management +43 512 2070 - 3121
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA MSc | Business Administration Bachelors's program Business Administration / online
Mag. iur. Julia Waldegger, BA MSc Business Administration +43 512 2070 - 4231
Mag. Sandra Walder | Mechatronics Bachelor's program Mechatronics
Mag. Sandra Walder Mechatronics +43 512 2070 - 3923
Dr. Maria Wallnöfer | Executive Education
Dr. Maria Wallnöfer Executive Education +43 512 2070 - 2124
Asst. Prof. Mag. Desiree Wieser, PhD | Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management Bachelor's program Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management
Asst. Prof. Mag. Desiree Wieser, PhD Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management +43 512 2070 - 3735
Mag. Renate Windbichler, MIM | Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management Master's Program International Health & Social Management
Mag. Renate Windbichler, MIM Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management +43 512 2070 - 3724
 Angela Wong An Qi, BSc MA | Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management Bachelor's program Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management
Angela Wong An Qi, BSc MA Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management +43 512 2070 - 3723
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Activities

PRME Logo

MCI has been an active member of the UN PRME Initiative for a decade now, committing to embedding responsibility, sustainability and ethics into our core activities.

Responsible Management at Business Administration Online:

SDG Logo

The Sustainable Development Goals are humanity’s plan to maintain a habitable planet and a good life for all. At MCI, the SDGs are increasingly integrated into our activities as a guiding framework.

MCI Sustainablity Week Logo

The MCI Sustainability Week has the aim to raise awareness for sustainability action and to bring people together to develop sustainability ideas and initiatives. Because we are all responsABLE.

Badge Responsible Management

There is much to learn about responsibility, sustainability, and ethics. In addition to curricular courses and program-wide integration, MCI offers a range of extra-curricular learning opportunities for students.

Resources for lecturers

Not sure where to start with integrating responsible management, the SDGs and ethics into your teaching? We regularly offer professional development opportunities and have a pool of teaching and learning materials in Sakai.

Community Project Logo

MCI Community Projects are practical projects in which students across various MCI study programs work for and with external partners for the common good. Partner organisations can apply for a project on our website. We also encourage volunteering and other forms of community engagement.

Scholarships with impact

MCI offers different scholarships in collaboration with notable partners, where scholarship recipients are selected based on their commitment to a certain cause. Ban Ki-Moon scholarship recipients commit to a focus on the SDGs in their master thesis.

Networks and Partners

Responsible Management and sustainable development can only work in collaboration with others. We work with local, national and international partner organisations, for example:

ORGANISATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY

As a Climate Alliance partner, we set ourselves ambitious and clearly defined goals for continuous improvement of our internal practices in the relevant areas (especially energy, waste, mobility, procurement).

Carina Schmidt, Biotechnology

Regardless of our role, whether we are just a regular citizen or a business leader, everyone makes decisions and each decision can have a huge impact. At MCI, we are encouraged to start thinking outside the box and have the chance to meet people who want to make our world a better place to live.

Carina Schmidt, Biotechnology

Benedikt Kramer, International Business & Management

New skills and knowledge that I have acquired in the field of "Responsible Management" have a particular impact on my own future actions. My view of the outcomes of the choices I make has changed completely through the discussions and new perspectives.

Benedikt Kramer, International Business & Management

Sabrina Maly, International Business & Management

As a future manager it is my duty to expand my knowledge in the field of responsible management to be able to create an environment that allows ethical, socially responsible and sustainable actions amongst all stakeholders of a company. Therefore, every business student should know how to apply responsible management in practice.

Sabrina Maly, International Business & Management

Johannes Rädler, Business & Management

The incredible complexity and entanglement of society’s key problems poses a great challenge especially for my generation. Because of this complexity, we cannot rescue the earth – and ourselves – alone.  In order to keep our planet habitable, we need to act together, and we need to act now. The various workshops I attended at MCI were not only informative, but strongly influenced my mindset towards a sustainable future.

Johannes Rädler, Business & Management

Lisa Waltle, Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management

For me it has always been important to prove that being successful in the world of business and acting in a responsible and ethical way do not exclude, but support each other. The courses on responsible management offered me lot of new insights and knowledge.

Lisa Waltle, Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management

Brigitte Huter, Head of MCI Student & Career Center

Self-Awareness, self-reflection, and a responsible mindset are key transversal competencies that are very much valued by emplo- yers. At MCI Career Center, we offer a range of learning pathways for students to develop and practice these skills.

Brigitte Huter, Head of MCI Student & Career Center

Professor Dr. Claudia Mössenlechner, Head of Learning Solutions Department & Deputy Head MCI Academic Council

Embedding responsible management education into our assurance of learning goals and quality assurance processes ensures that they are not one-off activities but are part of a sustainable, ongoing effort to equip our students with the mindset and competencies they need to lead and work responsibly in an increasingly complex world.

Professor Dr. Claudia Mössenlechner, Head of Learning Solutions Department & Deputy Head MCI Academic Council

Professor Dr. Anita Zehrer, Head of Center for Family Business

Family businesses are very concerned about sustainability and their environmental and social impact. The MCI Center for Family Business supports them at many levels.

Professor Dr. Anita Zehrer, Head of Center for Family Business

Professor Dr. Markus Frischhut, Jean Monnet Professor “EU Values & Digitalization” & Study Coordinator EU law

EU law does not only increasingly refer to the concepts of ethics and morality, but also touches upon very sensitive issues, which require ethical consideration. Through the Jean-Monnet Chair activities, we are highlighting the nexus between EU values, digitalization and ethics.

Professor Dr. Markus Frischhut, Jean Monnet Professor “EU Values & Digitalization” & Study Coordinator EU law

Professor Dr. Stephan Schlögl, Senior Lecturer, Management, Communication & IT and Coordinator working group “Research Ethics”

Our students need to understand the ethical foundations of re- search and the tension between research interests on the one hand and compliance with general norms and values on the other.

Professor Dr. Stephan Schlögl, Senior Lecturer, Management, Communication & IT and Coordinator working group “Research Ethics”

Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann, Rector

Educating responsible leaders and professionals is at the core of our mission at MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®. PRME and the SDGs are both driving forces and useful frameworks for disseminating ethical, sustainable and globally responsible business practices and imparting essential leadership skills.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Altmann, Rector

Professor Dr. Johannes Dickel, Professor Management & Recht, MCI PRME Coordinator 2011 - 2018

RME is not about moralizing but about modernizing manage- ment education for a new economic paradigm that enables us to leave an equally good if not better world to future generations.

Professor Dr. Johannes Dickel, Professor Management & Recht, MCI PRME Coordinator 2011 - 2018

Professor Dr. Matthias Seeler, Convenor of the Winter School Business Ethics

Critical thinking and decision making at the intersection between economic necessity and ethical obligation are key skills in con- temporary management practice. MCI’s Business Ethics courses combine both theoretical knowledge and practical application to prepare our graduates for these challenge.

Professor Dr. Matthias Seeler, Convenor of the Winter School Business Ethics

Professor Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hillmer, Head of Department and Studies Industrial Engineering & Management

We want our graduates to demonstrate a high capability to create impact in a world of growing complexity and dynamics. The focus on responsible (self-)management and leadership provides our students with relevant learning opportunities to enhance their competency level in this important field.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Hillmer, Head of Department and Studies Industrial Engineering & Management

Dr. Susanne Lichtmannegger, Head of International Relations

Apart from experiencing a different national and academic culture, we want our incoming students to have the opportunity to learn about our values as a people and as an academic community. A number of learning offerings around responsible management and ethics are an important aspect of their experience.

Dr. Susanne Lichtmannegger, Head of International Relations

Regina Obexer, MCI PRME Coordinator, Senior Lecturer Learning Solutions

At MCI, we are committed to preparing our students to be professionals and leaders who have the knowledge, competencies and mindsets that enable them enact change for a more responsible, inclusive and sustainable future.

Regina Obexer, MCI PRME Coordinator, Senior Lecturer Learning Solutions

Bettina Stichauner, Head of Alumni Center & Events

Many of our distinguished guests, best practice speakers, and panel participants address topics such as sustainability, ethics, and social responsibility, and show students that these values are highly relevant in today’s society and business world.

Bettina Stichauner, Head of Alumni Center & Events

Brigitte Auer, Head of Quality Management, Personnel Development & Recruiting

Continuous improvement of our internal processes and practices is an important agenda for the MCI. Many staff and students con- tribute ideas for improvements relating to sustainability, diversity, environmental and social responsibility.

Brigitte Auer, Head of Quality Management, Personnel Development & Recruiting