Details for MCI - Management Center Innsbruck

Participant Status


Type of Organization

Entrepreneurial School

Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Executive


Innsbruck , Austria


Sign Up Date to PRME

23 Nov 2011

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

23 Nov 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

MCI Management Center Innsbruck SIP Report - View Report

Period Covered: Nov 2015 to Nov 2017

This report describes the key activities Management Center Innsbruck has undertaken over the past two years to implement, expand and deepen responsible management education and the Sustainable Development Goals. The report presents the most significant initiatives that illustrate our efforts at an organization-wide level as well as selected high impact activities led by staff and students in education, research, student engagement, partnership, outreach, processes, and practices.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) was founded in 1995/96 as a spin-off of the University of Innsbruck, a public comprehensive university, founded in 1669, with presently app. 27,000 students.
MCI follows the concept of an Entrepreneurial School®. MCI empowers motivated people in achieving outstanding performance and provides profound academic solutions in a strong international network. Corporate responsibility and sustainability form an integral part within MCI’s mission and is being implemented in most of the study programs (undergraduate and postgraduate level). At the moment corporate responsibility and sustainability is an integrative part in the following programs:
• Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management (BA)
• Social Work (BA)
• Business & Management (BA)
• Business Administration Online (BA)
• International Health Care Management (MA)
• Social Work, Social Policy & Management (MA)
• Entrepreneurship & Tourism (BA)
• International Business & Law (MA)
• Corporate Governance & Finance Online (MA)
• Systemic Management (Certificate Course)
• Management, Psychology & Leadership (Certificate Course)
Furthermore, other programs cover specific topics on corporate responsibility and sustainability in certain modules and courses.
In the long term, we are planning to integrate corporate responsibility and sustainability topic in the overall learning goals of MCI.

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the research and consulting project portfolio of the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI). In particular the Management Center Innsbruck spearheaded the discussion of corporate social responsibility in the Western Austrian region through various public fora based on a set of research projects. These projects investigated empirically a broad range of issues such as the interrelationship of CSR and corporate strategy, the effect CSR has on customer loyalty, or the nexus of CSR and corporate governance. These research projects are carried out in tight collaboration with regional and national corporate actors covering a diverse universe of sectors such as food industry, wood, pulp & paper or retail. The research is documented in a number of working papers, research reports and journal publications.
Our future research interest is to develop a holistic view of ethical decision making and to evaluate its dimensions for business action. Additionally the rather new development of shared-value practices will be investigated and discussed in the context of CSR.

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