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MCI - The Entrepreneurial School®

MCI - The Entrepreneurial School®

MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® is one of the most successful universities of applied sciences in the German-speaking countries and in Europe. The Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs offered by MCI in the fields of Management & Society as well as in Technology & Life Sciences provide high quality education.

Top reasons to study here

  • Excellence in teaching.
  • Service is our success.
  • Vibrant network.



Founded in 1995/96, MCI has earned a top position in the international landscape of higher education.MCI links together the best out of science, economy and consulting to the unique concept of an international Entrepreneurial University of Applied Sciences providing the platform for numerous academia-business activities including start-ups, executive education, summer & winter schools.


Academic standards, practical relevance, a commitment to achievement, an international orientation, professional services and consistent quality assurance have enabled the Entrepreneurial School® to position itself on the international university market in the last few years. Consistently impressive results in accreditation processes, polls and rankings are confirmation of MCI’s high quality standards and level of acceptance and a source of international reputation and trust.


At MCI, research is considered as part of its social mission and supports regional, national and international partners in their innovation activities in order to increase their efficiency

and competitiveness. Research competencies at MCI focus on the most current societal, technological and economic challenges and use state-of-the-art techniques and research approaches to create innovative solutions for society.


MCI acts as a dynamic interface between academia and business. Maximum flexibility is granted by the offer of both full-time and career-enhancing study models. Students get 2.6 job offers on average before or at the point of graduation.

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Student services

CAREER CENTER: The Career Center at MCI connects students with renowned companies from all over the world while they are still studying. With the help of personal support from the qualified team, students can get tips for their application documents and job interviews. An exclusive job platform available only to MCI students and the annual MCI Recruiting Fair help students to a successful start into their careers.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE: MCI is part of an attractive network of over 300 internationally recognized partner universities throughout the world. For the optional semester abroad, these universities offer MCI students a superb opportunity to acquire international experience and intercultural competence.

Housing services

Innsbruck has a long history as a university town and offers a variety of housing options including student dormitories, private rooms, and shared apartments. Prices vary depending on size, location, and equipment. 

People feel comfortable in Innsbruck with the vibrant lifestyle on streets and squares, chilling on the banks of the river Inn, the lively old town and the pedestrianized Maria-Theresien-Straße, avant-garde alpine architecture in conjunction with historic buildings, excellent universities and colleges and all kinds of recreational facilities and cultural activities. Innsbruck offers space to live and study alike.

Library services

MCI Library Services provide guidance and support throughout the whole studies. Selected literature is available on campus and online. Individual counseling for research and academic writing is also part of the services. Additionally, MCI has a long-standing cooperation with the University Library of Innsbruck (ULB) that provides full access to the facilities of the University Library.

ICT services

The modern IT-infrastructure at all the MCI - The Entrepreneurial School locations, with state-ofthe-art computer rooms, freely accessible PC-workstations and campus-wide Wireless LAN, is one of the keys to ideal working conditions for students.

Student Life

Campus life

The vibrant alpine metropolis of Innsbruck not only offers students academic programs of the highest standard, but also impresses because of its incredible diversity: urban flair, unspoiled nature and adrenaline-filled adventures

At its 5 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.

Sports facilities

The Entrepreneurial School® has teamed up with the SWARCO RAIDERS Tirol, European Champions League winner in American football and multiple-time Austrian champion, to create a successful partnership.

Always in view and only an arm's length away: the mountain world around Innsbruck is not only a breathtaking backdrop, but expands the living space of the city by a special dimension: Directly from the lecture with the snowboard to the Hafelekar, a ski tour at the Patscherkofel, a pleasure tour with the mountain bike to one of the nearby alpine pastures, a rapid downhill race or pure nature on a leisurely hike.

Student clubs

With MCI Alumni & Friends, MCI offers lifelong access to valuable networks and to a platform with now 14,000 members to stay in touch. In addition, access to high-end networking events, annual Alumni Weekends, the legendary MCI Summer Lounge, attractive continuing education opportunities, symposia, scientific expertise, personal coaching, professional support for business start-ups and much more are among the much sought-after services.


AACSB - MCI underwent the mandatory institutional audit and additional, voluntary institutional accreditation. The processes were handled by FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), which has offices in Bonn and Zurich. In both cases the MCI was awarded the Premium Seal.

U-MULTIRANK 2022: Once again, the renowned "U-Multirank", initiated by the European Commission, lists MCI as a top performer among the numerous universities and colleges taking part. With 16 top ratings, the Entrepreneurial School® also tops the Austrian ranking.

CHE UNIVERSITY RANKING 2022: The Entrepreneurial School® has scored outstanding results in the University Ranking by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE).

Student Reviews

A personal environment for studying
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The students know the Professors and the otherway around, it's kind of personal. Also the students of the same study programme and same year know each other and sometimes hang out. You don't have to care about choosing subjects, because it's already choosen for you. There are pros and cons about it. I like it!

If you love mountains and snow go for it
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is quite practical, lots of things to do. So you have the opportunity to learn a lot. But often times you are left on your own doing so. The level English of some lectures could be massively improved. The overall experience is a little bit difficult to judge, as Corona and lockdowns made things a lot more difficult and in many aspects worse. But compared to other...

One-sided requirements
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

it takes forever to receive grades (more than 3 months!), meaning you never know if you passed or need to take a retake exam. On the other hand, MCI insists that students are 110% punctual.

Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

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