Surveys and Rankings

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.

 

CHE University Ranking 2019

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:

  • Biotechnology & Food Technology
  • Environmental, process and energy technology
  • Mechatronics

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:

  • Ability to study
  • Support in studies
  • Mentoring by lecturers
  • Exams
  • Equipment in lecture rooms and laboratories
Results CHE University Ranking 2019

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.

All results of the CHE university comparison are published on www.zeit.de/che-ranking.

The entrance of the MCI with the Nordkette in the background

Trendence Graduate Barometer 2018

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

Multirank 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:

  • Quality of Teaching and Learning
  • International Orientation
  • Transfer of Knowledge

MCI has also been identified as a top leader by the following indicators:

  • High Student Mobility
  • International Faculty
  • International Orientation of Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs
  • Excellent Graduation Rate
  • Academic Spin-Offs

 

Universum Ranking 2018

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.

Logo of Universum employer branding and talent management survey

Between November 2016 and April 2017, Universum, the global specialist for employer branding and talent management, interviewed 11,296 Austrian students about their personal perception of the universities they attend and the career plans they have.

View of the MCI building and the campus

Trendence Graduate Barometer 2017

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.

CHE University Ranking 2016/17

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®:

  • Business Administration
  • Business & Management
  • Management & Law
  • Management, Communication & IT
  • Tourism Business Studies
  • Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
  • Social Work


The students of MCI are especially enthusiastic about the following quality features at their university:

  • Practicality
  • Support in studying
  • Practical and industry relevance
  • Support by lecturers
  • IT, labs, infrastructure & equipment


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 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.

  • MCI was awarded first place in the Strongest Focus on Employability category. This category rates the schools’ services in preparing students for the labor market, which are among the top priorities of the Entrepreneurial School®. The students awarded top marks particularly for MCI’s excellent reputation among potential employers, its high employment rate of graduates, its provision of practically-relevant training and immediately-applicable knowledge, its strong network with the business world, as well as its entrepreneurial approach and way of thinking.

  • MCI also secured first place in also in the Best Career Service category, which assesses the work of the universities’ career centers. With a score of 8.2 points, which is unique among Austrian universities, whose average score is 6.5 points, MCI has once again been placed at the very top. It has thus even outperformed renowned institutions such as the Vienna University of Economics and Business, or the Graz University of Technology. According to the students, the most important activities organized by the MCI Career Center are the preparatory career and application workshops, the excellent career platform for MCI students, and the annual Recruiting Forum held at MCI, which is considered an effective platform for exchange and communication between potential employers and students.

  • MCI is particularly pleased with the results and the second place it achieved in the Most Satisfied Students category. This reflects the students’ tendency to recommend their schools to acquaintances and relatives as well as the general level of students’ satisfaction with their universities. In addition, the students were asked if they would opt for the same schools again in hindsight. The students of the Entrepreneurial School® awarded the university 8.2 points, while the Austrian average score was 7.3. With an outstanding score of 8.5 points, as compared to the Austrian average of 7.6, the rate at which students would recommend MCI is similarly high. If current students could start over with their studies, 73 percent would definitely choose to study at MCI again.

 

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.

  • MCI has been awarded first place in the “Strongest Focus on Employability” category, rating the employability and career prospects of graduates, which are among the top priorities of the Entrepreneurial School®. The university was awarded top grades particularly for its focus on professional development, entrepreneurial thinking and activity, its strong network with the world of business, high employment rate of graduates, practical training, and excellent reputation among potential employers.
  • With a score of 8.2 points, which is unique among Austrian universities, whose average score is 6.4 points, MCI has also secured first place in the “Best Career Service” category. MCI has thus even outpaced renowned institutions such as the Vienna University of Economics and Business, or the Graz University of Technology.
  • MCI is particularly pleased with the results and the second place it has achieved in the “Most Satisfied Students” category, i.e. the general level of students’ satisfaction with their universities. The students of the Entrepreneurial School® have rated their satisfaction with the university at 8.3 points, while the average level of student satisfaction in Austria is at 7.3. With an outstanding score of 8.6 points, as compared to the Austrian average of 7.7 points, the rate at which students would recommend MCI is similarly high. If current students could start over with their studies, an astonishing 89 percent would definitely choose to study at MCI again.

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.

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