MCI Management Center Innsbruck - The Entrepreneurial School®

Innsbruck, Austria

No. Students: 3,000 No. of Academic staff: 900
Funding type: Public
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Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) is an integral part of the unique "Open University Innsbruck" concept in Austria and has attained a leading position in international higher education as a result of its on-going quality and customer orientation. MCI strives to mentor motivated people, who want to build their future through goal-oriented continuing education, in their personal and professional development.

MCI offers graduate, non-graduate and post-graduate educational programs of the highest standard to senior and junior managers from all management levels and branches. MCI's programs focus on all levels of the personality and include areas of state-of-the art knowledge from science and practice relevant to business and society. As an internationally oriented information and communication centre, MCI is open to new perspectives, methods and projects. Constructive dialogue and co-operative development of interdisciplinary competences are two of the pillars of teaching and learning at MCI.

MCI supports the competitiveness of organizations and influences the professionalisation of business, administration, politics and culture. Applied research and development are particularly valued at MCI for the strengthening of innovation in local companies and the ensuring of quality-oriented instruction.
Embedded in a broad network of patrons, sponsors and partners, MCI is an important engine in the positioning of Innsbruck, Tyrol and Austria as a centre for academic and international encounters. Our neighbourly co-operation with the University of Innsbruck, the closeness to the lively Innsbruck Old Town and the powerful architecture of the location are an expression of the philosophy and the mission of this internationally exemplary higher education centre.


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With a strong focus on quality and customer orientation, MCI Management Center Innsbruck has moved up to join the leaders in the international university scene. In line with the motto mentoring the motivated, the MCI is committed to offering its students high-grade study programs and attractive university services.
When you choose a study program at the MCI, you can look forward to curricula with a high level of practical relevance, an international faculty and a motivated student body, and also semesters or modules abroad at one of our noted partner universities worldwide. In addition, project-based teaching, small classes, an exemplary infrastructure and intensive support combine to create ideal conditions for successful learning.
But that is not all: Students at the MCI benefit from a large number of attractive services that generate a first-class university environment. The MCIs full service offering makes student life easier and more enjoyable, supports an interdisciplinary student network and provides access to additional qualifications. Thanks to the collaboration and support of the Innsbruck University library, a full program of foreign languages, excellent equipment and IT-infrastructure, a careers center with an international network, a dynamic platform for alumni in the form of the Alumni & Friends club, attractive sports and leisure opportunities, and much else besides, the MCI offers a very special university experience.

At its central locations, MCI offers an outstanding infrastructure with attractive and well equipped lecture halls, computer labs and group working rooms, with state-of-the-art workstations and research facilities, student hostels in the vicinity, a wide choice of good places for eating out, convenient parking and excellent public transport.

Student life

The study programs at the MCI provide a high standard of academic training. But student life is about more than lectures and learning, and Innsbruck and its surroundings have much to offer. Students will find a wide and varied range of leisure activities and amenities, and plenty of opportunities to make new friends
Innsbruck is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, a city with a long university tradition and an exciting offering in the field of culture, sport and leisure activities in general. The beautiful mountains of the Tyrol as well as easy access to Germany, Switzerland and Italy make Innsbruck a wonderful place for work and play for students at the MCI.

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