MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®

The 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, study abroad programs, international conferences and more. It stands for internationality, academic quality, practice orientation, innovation, close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, a high level of customer and service orientation, and international renown.

What we stand for - a unique university.

  1. Applied and practical orientation

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 knowledge acquired is directly applied in the course of projects or internships with renowned global companies. This is an aspect that the job market rewards: MCI graduates have an average of 2.6 job offers at the end of their studies.

2. Innovation & Dynamics.

The growth of the Entrepreneurial School® since its foundation in 1995/96 speaks for itself. Students as well as employees appreciate the dynamic side of the 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.

3. Academic quality.

Continuous top results in accreditations, surveys and rankings confirm 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.

4. International Studies.

Students from 67 nations. Employees from 36 nations. 300 partner universities around the world. English as a working language: Internationality is an essential component of an MCI study. Studying or spending a semester abroad at the Entrepreneurial School® not only expands the professional horizons, but also provides an opportunity to acquire intercultural skills and build an international network.

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Programs Location
Bachelor in Entrepreneurship, Tourism & Leisure Business Innsbruck
Master in Entrepreneurship & Tourism Innsbruck

Scholarships & funding

Austrian national students and students from the EEA States

Financial support for students is available from the Student Allowance & Grant Offices. Their staff are always happy to provide personal advice by phone or e-mail.

International students

International degree-seeking students, who are citizens of countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area, can avail themselves of various MCI scholarship options. These MCI Scholarships may cover up to 50% of the tuition fee.
Scholarships will be awarded for the entire duration of a study program (3 or 2 years), provided the student continuously meets the criteria. The scholarship can be withdrawn for the next academic year when the student fails to meet the requirements.
The scholarship value will be deducted from the tuition fee and not be disbursed directly to the student.

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Why study at MCI |The Entrepreneurial School®

As an Entrepreneurial University®, MCI combines science, business and consulting to create a unique concept. It stands for internationality, academic quality, practical relevance, innovation, close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, high customer and service orientation and international reputation.

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Awards & Accreditations

AACSB accredited

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

fibaa accredited

Foundation for International Business Administration (2014)


The Central and East European Management Development Association

Fulbright program Austria

Austrian-American Educational Commission

PRME initiative

The UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (2011)

che ranking

Centre for Higher Education

Student services & facilities

  • MCI Library
  • Career Center
  • IT Services
  • Language Center
  • International Relations Office
  • Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship


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.

Student lifestyle

University town Innsbruck

Vibrant. Urban. Excitingly alpine. 

Located in the west of Austria, Innsbruck scores above all with its unbelievable diversity: urban flair, untouched nature, adrenalin-packed adventures. With a stunning mountain world, rustic alpine pastures, a wide range of cultural and sporting activities, trendy bars and cafés, and the very special charm of its inhabitants, Innsbruck is a city that enchants.

Just as the MCI, as an entrepreneurial school, unites science and practice in a synergetic way, 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.  

Four urban levels - a unique place of study.

1. Young, intelligent, cosmopolitan. 

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.  

2. Pulsating urban space. 

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. 

3. The fascination of the Alps. 

A dominant feature of Innsbruck, the mountains around Innsbruck are not only a breathtaking backdrop, but also extend the living space of the city in a special way. Appearing as if at arm’s reach, they can offer snowboarding on Hafelekar, a ski tour on Patscherkofel, a pleasure tour with the mountain bike to one of the nearby alpine pastures, a fast downhill race or pure nature on a leisurely hike. 

4. Competence field sports. 

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.



Most exchange students book a room in a student dorm via the OeAD. For more information please check out OeAD's website.

Private housing

Finding private housing in Innsbruck may be challenging and requires considerable time and effort to find a flatshare or a studio. We recommend students to book their accommodation as soon as they are nominated (procedures can take a while and student dorms fill up very fast)! For more information on housing, please visit our website.


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Based on 6 reviews.


A top level master program where you gain both theoretical and practical knowledge around business management, entrepreneurship, and cutting edge technologies from field experts and experienced professors. The way this program is structured and conducted also enabled me to greatly improve my soft skills in business. MCI also partners with ...

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Daniela Schwaiger

My education at MCI helped me gain knowledge in many different areas- from technological subjects over communication sciences to managerial/economic topics. So far, this has been highly advantageous for me on my professional path as it supports me grasping complex interdependencies and retaining an overview of the big picture. Furthermore my cur...

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Great study program with international semester abroad and study trip to Belgium and the Silicon Valley


MCI |The Entrepreneurial School®

Universitätsstrasse 15
A-6020 Innsbruck

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