Details for MCI - Management Center Innsbruck
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Executive
Innsbruck , Austria
Sign Up Date to PRME
23 Nov 2011
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
25 Nov 2019
Sharing Information on Progress (2019)
Period Covered: Dec 2017 to Nov 2019
This report provides an overview of the various initiatives and activities MCI Management Center Innsbruck has carried out over the past two years in teaching, research, outreach and internal processes to further embed responsible management education in our curricular and extracurricular activities, to increase our impact in our local, regional and international communities, and to contribute to the Agenda 2030.
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Over the past two years, MCI Management Center Innsbruck has carried out a range of activities in teaching, learning and student engagement to further embed responsible management education in our curricular and extracurricular activities, to increase our impact in our local, regional and international communities, and to contribute to the Agenda 2030. As an advanced PRME signatory, we are keenly aware of our responsibilities to create impact in our community and beyond.
Teaching & Learning
Involving our students in engaging, meaningful and effective learning opportunities that create awareness and enable the development of knowledge, skills, mind-sets, and competencies for responsible, ethical and sustainable behavior and action is a key focus. In the reporting period, we have deepened the integration of responsible management education in our core curricula, further extended the workshops and seminars offered by the Career Center, and fully implemented the Digital Badge “Responsible Management”. We have also experimented with different formats of learning (e.g. Climate Simulation Game, Sustainability Watch, Webinars) and have carried out a pilot for the MCI Community Project initiative, which will be fully implemented in 2020.
Increasing student awareness of the global challenges around us has led to a noticeably increased engagement of students in a variety of activities. The Öh MCI (student representative body) has been particularly active in advancing several PRME related topics, and we are delighted about our students’ initiative to found a local SNEEP (Student Network of Economics and Ethics in Practice) group. Our students also engage in a range of other projects with social impact, work with non-profit organizations, assist disadvantaged social groups, and volunteer. We are particularly proud of a number of MCI graduates who have become successful social entrepreneurs with real impact.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Over the past two years, MCI students produced a range of theses at both bachelor and master level focusing on sustainability, CSR, ethics, and diversity, with some of them winning prestigious scientific awards. MCI researchers published papers on issues ranging from gender equality, EU integration and ethics, CSR in family business, to sustainability and ethics have contributed to the scientific discourse on these issues. Several of our research areas are directly supportive of the SDGs, with a number of inter-disciplinary projects bridging business and technology working towards sustainable development.
Partnerships, dialogue and community outreach
MCI’s distinguished guest lecture series has continued to gain in prestige, and we have been able to invite a range of truly high-ranking personalities to speak to a wide-ranging audience over the past few years. This initiative provides an outstanding platform for exchange of ideas and is also an asset to the local community, alongside other events and opportunities for dialogue we offer. With the MCI Community Service initiative, we have started to implement a wider framework that engages our students in projects and activities that are of direct benefit to the community and at the same time allow them to practice their learnings in a real world setting. We also continue our dialogue and collaboration with our colleagues in the PRME Chapter DACH, and have joined the local group of Scientists4Future.
Internal processes and practices
In our internal processes and practices, we have focused primarily on reducing plastic and energy consumption, on reducing the environmental footprint of the events we organize, and on providing a good workplace for staff, including measures to increase staff wellbeing, diversity, and further education.