Founded in 1995/96, MCI has earned a top position in the international landscape of higher education.
A balanced mix of MCI professors, executives and experts from business, science & consulting as well as experienced guest lecturers from all over the world deliver the synergetic synthesis of theory and practice.
The growth of The Entrepreneurial School® since its foundation in 1995/96 is clearly evident. Students as well as employees appreciate the dynamic side of MCI. There is always something in motion, be it in the development of future-proof study and training programs, in the introduction of innovative mobile formats and efficient student services, or in the realization of exciting research projects.
In close cooperation with loyal sponsors, promoters, and partners, The Entrepreneurial School® constitutes an essential driving force in positioning Innsbruck, Tyrol, and Austria as a whole, as a center for scientific discussion and international encounter.
As MCI additionally provides new impulses, strengthens the competitiveness of organizations, and makes an important contribution to the professionalization of business, management, politics, and culture. Applied research and development have top priority in fostering the innovative power of local businesses and in ensuring quality in teaching.
MCI acts as a dynamic interface between academia and business. For students, it is the first port of call for all questions relating to the job market and career planning. In addition to a wide range of information, events and seminars, the Career Center also offers individual advisory sessions and coaching in order to strengthen students’ employability.
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Students are offered a variety of opportunities for professional and scientific qualifications. Everyday student-life, privat life, and work are sometimes difficult to combine – we are happy to advise you and look for solutions for a successful degree.
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.
The 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.
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.
150,000 people live in Innsbruck, 30,000 of them study at one of the five colleges, entrepreneurial schools and universities. Some say that the "Capital of the Alps" is one of the best places in Europe to combine studying with an active and rewarding lifestyle. In any case, it is unique: urban and alpine, with an excellently preserved historic core, surrounded by a huge mountain backdrop that gives the city an almost intimate feel.
The university city of Innsbruck also unites two worlds. The urban world in the valley merges with the sensational, surrounding mountain world to form a wonderful habitat that is appreciated by all who frequent Innsbruck.
Inssbruckers have sports running through their veins it would appear. Newcomers are quick to realize how sports oriented the population is and are happy to let themselves by infected with this spirit. Including the Youth Olympic Games of 2012, Innsbruck is the only city in the world where the Olympic torch has been lit four times (Olympic Winter Games 1964 and 1976, Winter Paralympics 1984). Furthermore, the annual Bergisel-jumping, the Air & Style-Event, the UCI Road World Championships as well as many other activities and events reflect the athletic competence of Innsbruck.
Student associations are open to university students and alumni. They are committed to the principle of life-long friendship and common ideals and form a traditional part of university life in Austria.
Continual accolades in accreditations, surveys and rankings reaffirm the high quality and acceptance of the MCI, strengthen its international reputation and create commitment and trust in its brand. The MCI can compete internationally with the best, and with its accreditation of the prestigious AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), it belongs to the club of the most renowned business schools worldwide.
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!
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...
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.
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