MCI Summer Program

In our summer program, we offer undergraduate courses with a focus on entrepreneurship and business. Talk to your academic advisor to see how credits earned in our summer program can be transferred to your home university (e.g. as regular courses, as electives, or simply to fulfill a study-abroad requirement).

MCI is situated in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, in the heart of the Alps. Innsbruck offers exciting sports and leisure opportunities such as hiking, swimming, zip-lining or simply going for a relaxed stroll along the river Inn. There are several shopping malls in or close to the city center as well as museums, bars, and  cafés, and not to mention movie theaters that show films in English. Due to its location at the center of Europe, Innsbruck makes it easy to visit nearby cities and other countries – all it takes is a few-hours’ train ride to:

  • Salzburg, where Mozart used to live and “The Sound of Music” was filmed
  • Vienna, Austria’s gorgeous capital city with its rich imperial past
  • Venice, one of the world’s most romantic cities

 

Business:

Social Justice and the Bottom Line (3 ECTS)
In this course, you will examine how issues of social justice are connected to a wide variety of business practices and systems. You will explore questions concerning the responsibility of businesses in creating a more just world and examine the relationship between business practices promoting social justice and businesses' bottom lines.

Entrepreneurship in Family Firms (3 ECTS)
Here students will learn to

  • develop an understanding of the characteristics of family businesses and their dynamics and special issues
  • appreciate the dynamic interaction of family, ownership and business systems
  • understand the challenges of family businesses including the most important challenge succession planning
  • learn about governance mechanisms in family businesses


International Human Resource Management (3 ECTS)
The objective of this course is to help students gain insight and appreciation for the complexities of operating a business in the international context; specifically, the importance of human resource management.

International Marketing (3 ECTS)
The objectives of the course are to have students: 1) have a raised consciousness of the importance of viewing international marketing management strategies from a global perspective; 2) learn fundamental principles and theories of international marketing; and 3) develop professional skills needed for identifying and analyzing important cultural and environmental uniqueness of any nation or global region.

Introduction to International Business (3 ECTS)
During the course, we will examine a number of key issues in international business including: the international environment; political, economic, cultural and legal aspects of the foreign environment; topics relating to how management deals with a variety of forces such as international marketing, import/export practices, human resources management, global operations management, financial management and strategic management and control; opportunities in the global market; and theoretical and applied examples of international trade.

Engineering: 

Innovation Management (3 ECTS)
The students will get familiar with the definitions of innovation, invention, discovery, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, frameworks and models. Furthermore they will also learn the definition of the key concepts.

Entrepreneurship (3 ECTS)
The content of this course addresses the career aspirations of those students, that have a desire to start their own business. This is a Project Based Learning course which means that the most important ingredient in the course content is the student and the student aspirations.  You will learn how entrepreneurs typically work when developing new products:

1. Idea Generation
2. Idea Screening
3. Concept Testing etc

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Service Sector (3 ECTS)
Within the context of entrepreneurial firms, the overarching purpose of this course is to improve students’ ability to generate and implement innovative concepts within service sector industries to enhance competitiveness. More specifically, the objectives are to apply innovation to:

1) the customer interfaces
2) the internal dynamics within the firm that influence innovation and
3) the external marketing activities. 

Step 1: Contact your Study Abroad Office and ask them to nominate you for our summer program. MCI will send you an email with the application details, after the nomination deadline.

Step 2: Apply and select your courses online. Supporting documents needed for application: Official transcript of records and a recent digital passport photo. Nomination deadline for our summer program is Feburary 15.

Step 3: On receipt of your application, MCI will send a letter of acceptance to your Study Abroad Office.

Step 4: Make all necessary travel, visa (if applicable) and housing arrangements.

Step 5: MCI Summer Program kick-off.

Students from most of MCI's partner universities will not be required to pay tuition fees for our summer program. All other students are required to pay course fees of EUR 1,590. For more information on fees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MCI's Summer Program does not include plane tickets, visa processing fees, housing or any personal expenses (e.g. meals, traveling, etc.).

MCI assists participants to find housing in Innsbruck for the duration of the summer program, usually in a student dorm. Students subsequently book their rooms and pay their rent to the dorm directly.

Estimated living costs:
For rent, food and leisure activities you will need approx. EUR 1,000 (4 weeks). This amount, of course, will vary depending on your personal lifestyle. The following list shows rough estimates.

  • Housing: EUR 400
  • Food: EUR 300
  • Personal expenses: EUR 300, e.g. for recreation and travelling
  • Miscellaneous

BY PLANE:

The three big international airports near Innsbruck are Munich, Frankfurt, and Vienna

Flying to Innsbruck is the fastest way to get here, but also the most expensive. The Innsbruck airport is very close to the city center. The Bus F brings you directly to the city center in approx. 10-15 mins.

  • Frankfurt airport to Innsbruck: there are several flights per day.
  • Vienna airport to Innsbruck: Either  by plane (several flights per day) or by train (every hour)
  • Munich airport to Innsbruck: by train (several trains per day); by bus (MeinFlixbus) or airport shuttle (e.g. Four Seasons Travel).

 

BY TRAIN:

Innsbruck is easily accessible by train. The main station is about 10 mins. from the city center. For more information visit the website of the Austrian Railways company ÖBB.

MCI Winter Program online in 2021

In our winter program, we offer undergraduate courses with a focus on engineering and business. Talk to your academic advisor to see how credits earned in our winter program can be transferred to your home university (e.g. as regular courses, as electives, or simply to fulfill a study-abroad requirement).

MCI is situated in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, in the heart of the Alps. Innsbruck offers exciting sports and leisure opportunities in winter such as skiing, ice skating, sledging. There are several shopping malls in or close to the city center as well as museums, bars, and cafés, and not to mention movie theaters that show films in English. Due to its location at the center of Europe, Innsbruck makes it easy to visit nearby cities and other countries – all it takes is a few-hours’ train ride to:

  • Salzburg, where Mozart used to live and “The Sound of Music” was filmed
  • Vienna, Austria’s gorgeous capital city with its rich imperial past
  • Munich, city of the "Oktoberfest"
  • Venice, one of the world’s most romantic cities

 

Step 1: Contact your Study Abroad Office and ask them to nominate you for our winter program. The MCI will send you an e-mail with application details, after the nomination deadline. The nomination deadline for our winter program is December 3. 

Step 2: Apply and select your courses online. Supporting documents needed for application: Official transcript of records and a recent digital passport photo.

Step 3: On receipt of your application, MCI will send a letter of acceptance to your Study Abroad Office.

Step 4: Make all necessary travel, visa (if applicable) and housing arrangements.

Step 5: MCI Winter Program kick-off.

Students from most of MCI's partner universities will not be required to pay tuition fees for our winter program. All other students are required to pay course fees of EUR 890. For more information on fees, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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