What more reliable way can there be to assess the quality of a university than with the help of academic investigations, independent media, external decision makers and clients?
The results provide for objectivity and transparency and as such are a source of orientation on today’s increasingly complex higher education market. Participation in university benchmarking programs, rankings and polls generates contact, dialog and comparison with other universities and thus creates the basis for continuous development, optimization and innovation.
The special evaluation on 'Studying during Corona' by the International Center for Higher Education Development (CHE) provides excellent results for the MCI. Students give the Entrepreneurial School® top marks even during corona period for its handling of the corona pandemic, the organization of studies and the framework conditions for digital teaching.
For example, 91.4% of the students in MCI Master's programs in the fields of business and society rated the overall handling of the corona pandemic as "very good" or "good", while the average rating for German universities is 83%. Another impressive result is that 94% of those surveyed at the MCI give a "very good" or "good" (average value for German universities 81%) for the organization of studies during this challenging phase.
The university's information management, the possibility of digital exchange among students and the ability to continue and complete their studies as planned received outstanding ratings.
Quality is no coincidence, but the result of many years of consistent work - the latest MCI Alumni Survey once again confirms this statement. Graduates of the Entrepreneurial School® gave excellent evaluations with regard to study and service quality, reputation and recognition of the university at home and abroad as well as career opportunities after graduation. These results correspond with the extremely high reputation in which their employers as well as the impressive professional development paths which the graduates hold.
The results at a glance:
BACHELOR & MASTER
The detailed results of the MCI Alumni Survey of Bachelor and Master programs are published at www.mci.edu/graduatesurvey2020.
The detailed results of the MCI Alumni Survey of the Executive Master Programs are published at www.mci.edu/graduatesurveyEE2020.
Universum is the global leader in employer branding and talent management. The globally active company with headquarters in Sweden conducted the survey in Austria from November 2019 to April 2020 among 10,249 students. The results are part of the world's largest career test of its kind among more than 1 million students and young professionals.
With an outstanding number of points for the overall assessment of the university as well as for the career services, the Entrepreneurial School® scored well. 79% of all students stated that they would choose to study at MCI again. The survey also showed an excellent satisfaction rate of 7.8 for MCI students with their university. Throughout Austria, this satisfaction score is 7.2 points. Students awarded 7.4 points for Career Services, while the average score in Austria is 6.2 points.The friendly and open environment at MCI, the excellent opportunities to study abroad, and the attractive location of the Entrepreneurial School® in the center of Innsbruck are particularly appreciated by students and have contributed, making MCI one of the best universities in Austria for years.
In the MBA ranking of the Austrian ‘Industry Magazine’, the Entrepreneurial University® received the second best recommendation rate amongst all Austrian MBA providers examined.
According to the study, MCI features a high recommendation rate as well as above-average brand awareness. Years ago, the MCI began converting its MBA programs to a blended learning concept with mobile and online formats. Working students not only want an MBA program that promotes career development and prepares them for international challenges in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment, but also that its didactic format is suitable for managers whose professional activities cannot be limited to a single location. The online elements thus improve the compatibility of work, further education and family. Students come to the campus to get to know each other, for the personal exchange between students and lecturers and for the important networking opportunities.
Executives opt for an MBA at MCI to improve their professional and personal development. In addition to the flexibility that comes with online learning, managers also value personal interaction, joint learning opportunities and networking directly at the university.
In March 2020, the opinion research institute IMAD surveyed 151 managing directors and human resource managers of Austrian companies on behalf of the ‘Industry magazine’. The survey examined the level of awareness of Austrian MBA providers, the willingness to recommend MBA providers to others and basic expectations of an MBA program. The top 100 companies in each federal state formed the population of the survey.
For the second time in a row, the renowned "U-Multirank", initiated by the European Commission, lists the MCI amongst the best 25 universities and colleges worldwide. MCI receives the label in the category "Contact to Work Environment", i.e. the networking and integration of studies with business and the working environment.
In addition, there is a number of other outstanding evaluated characteristics. For example, the MCI is among the top performers based on the following indicators:
Launched in 2008 on the initiative of the European Commission, U-Multirank is a unique multidimensional and international university ranking. U-Multirank examines various dimensions and analyses not only large and traditional universities, but also focuses on smaller as well as specialized universities. The survey ischaracterized by a multidimensional approach and takes into account not only the evaluation of publication and patent databases and statistical data, but also student evaluations. In total, the feedback of more than 100,000 students on the quality of their university was taken into account.
The MCI once again achieved excellent results in the university comparison conducted by the International Center for Higher Education (CHE). This year the study programs in economics, social sciences and industrial engineering and management were assessed. The Entrepreneurial School® achieved 88 places in the top group, which corresponds to 60% of all quality factors evaluated and 50 places in the middle group.
The following programs were assessed:
In particular, the programs score well in the following areas:
The CHE University Comparison is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking world. It collects information and facts about studying, teaching and research at more than 300 universities and colleges and asks around 120,000 students about the conditions at their university. Every year, one third of the programs are reassessed. It is up to the universities to decide whether to participate in the survey.
All results of the CHE university comparison are published on www.zeit.de/che-ranking.
With the Industry Magazine Ranking 2020, the Entrepreneurial School® chalks up another victory: MCI won this year's ranking while achieving an impressive image value of 1.66 (rating in the school grading system). Moreover, the MCI is the only university that has been able to regularly rank in the top 3 in previous years. The editors of the study consider the MCI to be an entrepreneurially oriented university with an extremely diverse range of Bachelor, Master and executive programs, which scored particularly in the segment of customized continuing education.The survey was conducted in cooperation with the opinion research institute IMAD and asked personnel managers and managing directors of the TOP-100 companies in each province about their assessment of the education at Austrian universities of applied sciences.
For the third time in a row, MCI’s Master Degree program "Entrepreneurship & Tourism" has been listed in the internationally renowned Worldwide Ranking of "EDUNIVERSAL" with top marks in the fields of awareness, employers recognition as well as student satisfaction. The MCI’s Master Degree program is the only Master Degree program in Austria to achieve this accolade."EDUNIVERSAL" measures the quality of the programs based on three main criteria:
The Best Masters "EDUNIVERSAL" ranking offers a globally detailed assessment of Master’s and MBA programs and is designed to help potential students in the selection of suitable study programs. The 2019 ranking analysed more than 20,000 Master's and MBA programs in 50 subject areas, and ranked 5,360 programmes from 886 colleges and universities in 136 countries worldwide.
Universum is the global leader in Employer Branding and Talent Management. The globally active company conducted the survey in Austria from November 2018 to March 2019, which involved 10,256 students. The results are part of the world's largest career test of its kind, involving more than 1 million students and young professionals alike.
The survey results demonstrate highest rates of MCI student satisfaction with their university. This equivocates to 8.1 out of 10 possible points, which clearly sets it apart from the Austrian average of 7.5. The students are particularly satisfied with the international recognition and international orientation of their university, the open and friendly environment at an attractive university location, and the pronounced prestige associated with an MCI education, with regard to the development of individual careers and career paths. This is also reflected in the impressive evaluation of Career Services. The students scored this with an outstanding 8 points, while the Austrian average is 6.5 points.
The Universum Talent Research 2019 certifies an excellent student satisfaction rate with the MCI. Photo: Bernhard Hörtnagl
The current University Comparison carried out by the International Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) once again provides excellent results for the Entrepreneurial School®, which secured 36 places in the top positions with its quality-oriented technical and scientific courses. This corresponds to 60 % of all evaluated quality criteria.
The following degree programs were assessed:
The exemplary results of the technical degree programs at MCI show a further improvement over the previous survey three years ago. In particular, the programs score well in the following quality criteria:
Other factors that positively distinguish MCI degree programs are their international orientation, the achievability of degrees within a reasonable period, and the practical immersion in the professional world.
The renowned "U-Multirank", initiated by the European Commission, lists the MCI Management Center Innsbruck among the 25 best universities worldwide in two categories:
In addition, there are a number of other excellently ranked indicators, for example in the categories of successful knowledge transfer to industry and strategic research cooperation. Excellent rankings also apply to the entire field of teaching and studies.
The U-Multirank compares the quality of 1,711 universities and institutes of higher learning in 96 countries worldwide. In total, feedback from more than 100,000 students was assessed. With two rankings in the "GLOBAL TOP 25", MCI is one of the few institutes to have achieved such sensational results.
The Entrepreneurial School® has once again been ranked at the top of the renowned 2018 trendence Graduate Barometer, with excellent reviews for professors, teaching, digital learning, practical relevance, career services, international orientation, student support and counseling
MCI celebrates yet another international top ranking: in the recently published European trendence Graduate Barometer the Entrepreneurial School® excels with an impressive overall score of 1.9 on the scale of 1 (Very satisfied) to 7 (Very dissatisfied). It thus outperforms all other Austrian institutions of higher education with an average score of 2.2 as well as its own top results of the previous years (2.0 in 2017, 2.1 in 2016).
93.5% of MCI students would recommend the Entrepreneurial School® to others. Considering that the Austrian average is 88.5%, this number is particularly impressive.
While the overall grade represents the students’ general satisfaction with their university and the study programs offered, several criteria relating to the students’ satisfaction with their individual studies at MCI were also surveyed. Students value MCI especially for its lecturers and professors, for the digital learning programs it offers and the career opportunities they create, for the practical relevance and international focus of the degree programs, for its career and counseling services, as well as student support.
Source: Trendence Absolventen Barometer 2018
MCI has now participated in the European U-Multirank university ranking for the second time. The results for 2018, published a few days ago once again place the business and social science courses of the Entrepreneurial School® at the top. Particularly good results have been obtained in the following categories:
MCI has also been identified as a top leader by the following indicators:
In the Trendence Graduate Barometer the Entrepreneurial School® excels with an impressive overall score of 2.0 on the scale of 1 (“Very satisfied”) to 7 (“Very dissatisfied”). It thus outperforms all other Austrian universities with an average score of 2.3 as well as its own top results (2.1) from the previous year.
The score represents the students’ overall satisfaction with the university and the study programs that are offered. MCI received high rankings particularly for its lecturers and professors, the practical relevance of its study programs, its international orientation, the support it provides in career development, its counseling and services, as well as its attractive location.
The survey used a rating scale from 1 (“Very satisfied”) to 7 (“Very dissatisfied”). Converted into the Austrian grading scale where 1 is “Excellent” and 5 is “Not sufficient”, MCI’s score corresponds to the outstanding grade of 1.4, and the average score of Austrian universities and institutions of higher education corresponds to the still very good grade of 1.6.
Source: Trendence Graduate Barometer 2017, European Edition Sample: 500,000 students from 1.000 universities in 28 countries.
Management Center Innsbruck has once more achieved excellent results within the framework of the university comparison test by the International Center for Higher Education Development (CHE). This year, the study programs in economics, industrial engineering, and social work were assessed. The Entrepreneurial School® has achieved a sensational 89 postions in the top group.
The CHE-ranking examined the following study programs at the Entrepreneurial School®:
The students of MCI are especially enthusiastic about the following quality features at their university:
All of the MCI study programs have achieved excellent results. The "Tourism Business Studies" program even received excellent marks exclusively when assessed by students; Management & Law, Management, Communication & IT, Business & Management, Business Administration, and Social work were also awarded with assessments almost exclusively in the top group.
The CHE university ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking world and surveys more than 300 universities and institutions of higher education, 2,700 disciplines and 10,000 study programs.
All results of the CHE university ranking are published at www.zeit.de/hochschulranking
Universum, the global specialist in employer branding and talent management, again conducted a survey among 10,125 students in Austria in 2018. The survey was focused on university perceptions, soft skills and career ambitions. The results of the Universum Talent Survey 2018 are part of the world's largest career test of its kind, with over one million students and young professionals surveyed annually.
The University Report, as part of the Universum Talent Research 2018, once again posted a top score for general university satisfaction for MCI with 8.1 out of 10 points. Asked once again about the choice of study, 85% of students would again choose to study at MCI. Austria wide, this score amounts to 7.3 points or 68%. MCI's Career Services stand out exceptionally well: Students award an excellent 8.1 points, while the Austrian average is 6.4 points.
The focal point of the large-scale survey was again put on career services, career expectations and university satisfaction. In was shown that MCI students particularly appreciate the international orientation and recognition of the entrepreneurial school, the entrepreneurial attitude as well as the practice-oriented studies at MCI, which are reflected in excellent relations with employers and a high employment rate of graduates. MCI's Career Services were also rated very highly.
Universum Ranking 2017
The Universum Ranking (Universum Talent Survey 2017) has put MCI at the top of the Austrian academic landscape again. The Entrepreneurial School® is notably the only academic institution in Austria that has taken first place in two of, altogether, three categories.
Universum Ranking 2016 - MCI ranked Austria’s Best University
The Universum Ranking 2016 (Universum Talent Survey) has again put MCI at the top of the Austrian academic landscape. The Entrepreneurial School® is notably the only university in Austria to take first place in two of altogether three categories.
Source: Universum Student Survey 2016, sample consits of approximately 12,500 surveyed students of 30 Austrian universities. Scale: 1 to 10: 1 = not satisfied at all, 10 = extremely satisfied.
Trendence Graduate Barometer 2016
In the 2016 Trendence Graduate Barometer Europe, MCI surpasses with a score of 2.1 the Austrian (2.5) and European (2.9) average ratings. The scale used ranges from 1 = very satisfied to 7 = very dissatisfied. MCI scored particularly high with regard to the following quality criteria: internationality of training and education, commitment and competence of faculty, practical relevance, career opportunities and services, and student activities.
Source: Trendence Graduate Barometer 2016, European Edition Sample: 300,000 students from 930 universities in 24 countries.
MBA ranking: MCI achieves top rank again
For the third consecutive year Management Center Innsbruck has scored among the top three in the MBA ranking published by Industriemagazin. MCI’s “General Management Executive MBA” has made it to the top three again. The survey conducted by the IMAD opinion research center confirms the reputation of the Entrepreneurial School® as a top institute for postgraduate studies.
According to the survey, MCI boasts growing name recognition rates as well as an above-average referral rate. The poll tested name recognition and image as well as the usefulness of Executive MBA programs, which was assessed by 151 human resource managers and CEOs of leading Austrian companies. Some of the key benefits named by survey participants were the deepening of know-how in familiar and complimentary fields of expertise as well as the individual development of personal networks and skills.
MCI at the top of the CHE College and University Ranking 2015/16
The current College and University Ranking of CHE publishes excellent results for Management Center Innsbruck: With high-quality study programs in technology and natural sciences, MCI has achieved 40 positions among the top German-speaking universities.
The following study programs offered at the Entrepreneurial School® have been distinguished by the renowned CHE Ranking: Biotechnology, Mechatronics, Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering, and Food & Bioresource Technology. MCI students are particularly satisfied with the support they are provided by their university. Also the modern equipment of seminar rooms and laboratories has been evaluated with top grades. Students moreover appreciate the introductory phase of the study programs at MCI, which helps freshmen to find their way in the new academic environment.
The study program in Biotechnology in particular distinguishes itself from similar courses due to its professional relevance, practicality, and opportunities for studies abroad. The study program in Mechatronics received top grades for practicality as well as its library facilities.
Comparing more than 300 colleges and universities, 2.700 divisions, and 10.000 study programs, the CHE College and University Ranking is the most comprehensive and detailed ranking in the German-speaking world. Every year, one third of the subjects are reassessed.
The results of the current CHE Ranking have been published at www.zeit.de/hochschulranking
Universum Ranking 2015
The MCI the only Austrian university to be placed among the top 3 in all categories in this year’s Universum ranking: first place for Best Career Service, second place for Best Employability, second place for Brand Perception.
The Universum ranking 2015 (Universum Talent Research) has again put the MCI at the top of all Austrian universities; the Entrepreneurial School® is the only university in Austria to be placed among the first 3 in all categories.
This year is the first time the prestigious awards have been made in three categories: In one category, students were asked how satisfied they were with the services provided by the Career Center (Best Career Service Satisfaction Award) and, with 7.9 out of 10 points, the MCI was the clear winner in the whole of Austria, followed by Leoben with 7.0 points. The other categories were employability, i.e. the degree to which students are equipped for the job market (Best Employability Rating Award), and the general level of students’ satisfaction with their university (Best University Brand Perception Award). In both cases the MCI came second. In the Brand Perception category, the MCI had an outstanding score of 8.3 points compared with the Austrian average of 7.3 points.
Student Satisfaction Award 2015
StudyPortals’ international award confirms students’ high level of satisfaction with the Entrepreneurial School®
For the extremely high level of satisfaction of its international student body, the MCI has been chosen for the Very Good International Student Satisfaction Award 2015, which is made by the global student platform StudyPortals. The award was based on an evaluation of more than 17,000 student reviews. These reviews provide valuable feedback into the universities’ performance from the student point of view. The MCI finished up with an outstanding score of 8+ out of 10.
Reviews of the MCI (excerpt)
Studyportals, which is headquartered in Eindhoven/Netherlands was founded by a group of students in 2008. Today it is one of the world’s biggest platforms for student information and advice on choosing a study program, with a total of 2,100 listed universities and more than 13 million visits a year. For every student review posted on StudyPortals, the organization donates the cost of a brick to build a UNICEF school in Guinea Bissau.