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Why study at MCI?

Ten good reasons for studying at the Entrepreneurial School®

1. Studying where others spend their holidays
With the city’s central location between Italy, Switzerland and Germany, the spectacular mountain scenery of the Tyrol, the MCI’s proximity to Innsbruck’s lively Old Town, its synergistic ties to Innsbruck University and the impressive architecture of the campus, the MCI mentors the motivated in a unique situation for study and leisure.

MCI Campus
Student Life

2. A living university town
With its 35,000 students, the universitiy, conference and Olympic city of Innsbruck is one of the most popular university locations in Europe, with a rich tradition of learning, academic excellence and a vibrant student scene in terms of culture and living facilities, discourse and encounter.

University city Innsbruck

3. Outstanding conditions for study
Demanding admission procedures form the foundation for studies of a high standard with team working in small groups, fast progress and low dropout rates. Curricula with a strong practical orientation, intensive support and the MCI's proverbial service orientation guarantee a quality learning experience, personal wellbeing and optimum prospects on the job market.

Study programs at MCI

4. Excellence in teaching
With a mixed faculty comprising the MCI’s own professors, visiting lecturers from a wide variety of countries as well as recognized executives and experts from the fields of business, research and consulting, the MCI offers a synergetic combination of theory and practice that creates added value for students and encourages them to put their new-found knowledge to the test.

5. Service is our success
A professional Language Center for the major languages of the world, excellent library facilities and study corners, modern eLearning platforms, an effective Careers Center with job offers, internships and intercultural training programs, an effective Startup-Center, a wide-ranging sports program  and a highly committed Alumni & Friends Club additionally enrich the MCI’s study programs and enhance the career prospects of MCI students and graduates.

Student Services

 6. Let’s go international
Students and faculty from all over the world, a semester abroad and study modules at prestigious partner universities, double-degree options, internships with global players and a variety of international activities open the door to international perspectives, intercultural competence and professional development.

International Office

7. Vibrant network
At the MCI, ongoing collaboration with universities, public authorities and various industries are the key to a combination of stability and entrepreneurial spirit. It also promotes contacts, provides access to networks and generates international acceptance to the benefit of students. Strong ties with leading representatives of the worlds of business, academia, politics, society and the arts as well as numerous friends and patrons of the MCI are a reflection and driving force of this exemplary openness to the world.

MCI Alumni & Friends
Friends & Partners

8. Successful graduates
In numerous studies and employee testimonials, MCI students score highly for practical know-how, international thinking, an achievement-oriented approach, and a sense of responsibility and motivation that go well beyond their immediate duties. That makes them the people to turn to in demanding situations and explains their standing in trade and industry, as illustrated by the successful careers of so many MCI graduates.


List of Graduates
Further Rankings & Surveys

9. Powerful brand
As the Entrepreneurial School®, the MCI has been deliberately positioned in contrast to the traditional universities, private universities and universities of applied sciences, offering a topquality combination of practice-oriented study programs, continuous education at university level, competent research, targeted knowledge transfer and innovative startups, all under one strong, internationally protected brand.

Academic title plus"MCI"
Top University 2014

10. Ranked no. 1
Clear positioning, a credible brand and top ranking places help students in their difficult choice of university and study program. A string of outstanding results in accrediation procedures, polls and rankings are confirmation of the high quality and level of acceptance achieved by the MCI. They strengthen its reputation and build trust in an increasingly complex higher-education market.

Mission Statement
Excellence at MCI
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