Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)

About the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI)

"Mentoring the motivated." Under this inspiring motto, MCI has made great strides in only ten years, occupying a leading position in the international university landscape due to its quality and customer-oriented engagement. In the 2015 Universum ranking, MCI was the winner among Austria’s universities: 1st place for Best Career Service, 2nd place for Best Employability, 2nd place for Brand Perception. MCI is the only Austrian university in the top 3 in all categories.Forming an integral part of the unique ‘Open University of Innsbruck’ model, MCI bridges university with business and offers unique undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and non-degree programs. 

Located in Innsbruck and surrounded by the Austrian Alps, MCI is prime destination for the study of tourism and hospitality management, with a special emphasis on alpine tourism and entrepreneurship. A great place to broaden your academic horizon!

Top reasons to spend your exchange semester at MCI

  • Breathtaking location - study where others spend their holidays
  • A living university town
  • Outstanding conditions for study
  • Excellence in teaching
  • Services for success
  • International environment
  • Vibrant networking opportunities
  • Successful graduates

Course information

Choose a program in the course information drop-down menu and click on the courses of that program that are offered in fall OR spring. Courses are subject to change. MCI recommends selecting courses from one regular degree program, and, if you wish, from MCI's International Program.

Accommodation information

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. MCI supports students in finding accommodation in and around Innsbruck. Refer to MCI's information on accommodation for exchange students.

Academic calendar

  • Fall semester: varies by program; September-December (BA Tourism)
  • Spring semester: March - June

For exact dates, visit Exchange - Incoming and scroll down to the "Academic Calendar" section.

Language of instruction

  • English
  • German

Areas of study

  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Technology & Life Sciences
  • Executive Education