- Duration of study: 4 semesters, part-time
- Prerequisites: Academic degree, minimum of two years of professional experience in a qualified position, proof of an adequate command of English
- Language: German, English
- Next starting date: October 2019
The two-year Executive Master Degree program in Digital Business creates experts capable of leading the organizational transformation resulting from the digital revolution to success.
Participants in the Master’s course organized by MCI and the Investment Punk Academy learn how to successfully manage the effects and principles of the digital revolution and actively influence the process of organizational transformation.
The content and organization of the course have been designed to meet the specific requirements and needs of professional decision makers. The innovative blended learning concept applied by MCI combines synchronous and asynchronous learning phases with on-campus classes. This guarantees a maximum of flexibility regarding both time and location.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online.
- an academic degree at the Bachelor’s level at least or
- a minimum of two years’ relevant professional experience.
Additionally applicants are required to provide proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language. Relevant evidence must not be older than three years and may include certificates issued for the completion of any one of the following examinations:
- TOEFL (minimum score of 92)
- IELTS (minimum score of 6.5)
- online application with CV and essay on medium-term career goals
- proof of an adequate command of English
- personal interview
The Executive Master Degree program in Digital Business provides comprehensive knowledge to develop and manage digital business models.
The topics covered by the post-graduate MBA course include online marketing, data science, machine learning, blockchain technology, IT security, data management and data protection. The complementary English-language module in Digital Business has a strong international focus and discusses exemplary new economy business models and their conditions for success.
A large part of the course consists of online or mobile learning sessions. Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning elements and compact on-campus classes are combined in an innovative approach, also referred to as blended learning. This concept ensures a maximum of flexibility regarding both time and location. Much of the program is taught via the highly modern and innovative MCI online learning environment and the Investment Punk Academy. In addition, there are two to three on-campus courses per semester. These are usually held between Thursday and Saturday and give students the opportunity to network, attend lectures, and master group challenges. Courses are planned to take place in Innsbruck, Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich, and Berlin.
- Precence days
Supervised Master’s thesis and complementary seminars; Final examination by a comitee
MCI Head R&D Services, Innsbruck / Tyrol
FH-Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Bernd Kirschner
Dr. Markus Kittler
FH-Prof. Dr. Gabriela Leiß, MBAMCI Professor Department Business & Management, Innsbruck / Tyrol
FH-Prof. Dr. Peter J. MirskiMCI Head of Department Management, Communication & IT, Innsbruck / Tyrol
The personalized MCI eCampus learning environment provides students with important notifications, email messages, and all the information they require to focus on their studies. Tests and activities to assess one’s personal progress as well as discussion forums and moderated chats additionally facilitate online studies.
Technical requirements for admission to the MCI eCampus:
- up-to-date PC or laptop
- up-to-date web browser
In order to ensure the transfer of learning and to enable students to develop relevant competencies, MCI has defined clear cross-curricular learning goals. These describe, in detail, the knowledge and skills acquired by our graduates on completion of their studies at MCI.
Our graduates are effective communicators in their field of work.
Our students can discuss problems, ideas and solutions with specialists and non-specialists.
Our graduates are competent in applying scientific methods to solve practical problems.
Our students can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in their field of work.
Our students can act according to ethical principles when doing scientific work.
Our graduates understand complex digital business problems and are effective decision makers in their field of work.
Our students are able to systematically analyze digital business problems and decide on the most effective approach to achieve strategic business objectives.
Our students are able to consider cultural issues in solving digital business problems.
Upon completion of the Executive Master’s program, graduates are awarded the internationally acknowledged title of a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Our graduates profit from our strong network of recognized lecturers from science, business, and society, even beyond their studies. The exchange with international students also improves their own network and creates international acceptance for the benefit of all our students.
Accreditation by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the award of the Premium Seal by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) are testimony to the high quality standards and international standing of this program and respective degree.