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  • Locations: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/26/2019 10/14/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 Program Type: Exchange
Academic Level: Graduate Student non-Law, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language of Instruction: English
English Language Requirement: TOEFL Score 80
Program Description:
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Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) is a non-profit institution of higher education formally recognized by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research. MCI was established in 1995 by the University of Innsbruck and its Business School. Currently 2,600 students are enrolled at MCI.  Due to its high-quality customer-oriented programs, MCI is one of the leading institutions of higher education in the region of Austria and Southern Germany.  Placing the highest value on a quality academic background, topicality, relevance to practice, interdisciplinary and internationality, this program seeks to mentor motivated people who intend to build their own futures through goal-oriented education and training programs, and thereby contribute to their competitiveness.

City Information:

Innsbruck boasts eight-hundred years of colorful history. After its foundation, Innsbruck rapidly became an important center for trade due to its closeness to Brenner, the lowest pass across the Alps (1,372 meters above sea level). The transportation of goods and people between Venice and Germany made Innsbruck an interregional traffic hub where traders and travelers from all over Europe met. Innsbruck‘s location on one of Europe‘s most frequented transit routes considerably contributed to the city‘s economic and cultural development. Innsbruck also served as the residence of the Tyrolean line of the Habsburgs. Innsbruck was connected to the international railway system in the 19th century – further facilitating its development as a center for tourism.

In the 1860‘s the Alps started to emerge as the region’s main tourist attraction. The Olympic Games were hosted in 1964 and 1976 and Innsbruck became known worldwide. In 2012 it hosted the Youth Olympic Games. For many years, Innsbruck and Tyrol have played a key role in Austria‘s tourism industry. Today, the Tyrolean capital claims 130,000 inhabitants and is a center of higher education, business, and culture as well as sports and tourism in the region. The combination of its beautiful landscape and historical tradition, and the vitality of a modern city make Innsbruck a great place to live.


course information

  • Biotechnology
  • Business & Management
  • Food & Bioresource Technologies
  • Management, Communication & IT
  • Management & Law
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Mgmt.
  • Social Work
  • Tourism Business Studies
  • Environm., Process & Energy Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurship & Tourism
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business & Law
  • International Health & Social Mgmt.
  • Management, Communication & IT
  • Mechatronics - Mechanical Engineering
  • Social Work, Social Policy & Mgmt.
  • Environm., Process & Energy Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

how to apply

Ensure you meet all the requirements for this exchange, listed below, before starting an application.

If you are ready to apply, click on the "Apply Here" button at the top of this screen.

Should you wish to secure more information on this program, please click the "Request Information" button at the top of this screen.

•    Sophomore Standing
•    16 Stetson credits completed at time of application
•    2.5 cumulative Stetson University GPA at time of application and departure
•    Good academic, judicial, and financial standing at time of application and departure
•    All students are expected to enroll in the equivalent of 12 credits while abroad

The Stetson Exchange program is competitive. Enrollment is limited in all programs.
Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission to a given program in a given semester.


Students are responsible for the cost of their own transportation to the site, including visas and ground transportation if required.

Specific arrival and depature dates will be shared with students admitted to the program

additional information

We encourage you to look at MCI website and MCI's website for International Exchange Students for more information.

Temperatures often drop below zero degrees Celsius (32 F) in winter and reach up to 35 degrees Celsius (95 F) in summer.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester: September 02, 2014 - December 19, 2014  (programs in the fields of Tourism at Bachelors & Masters level and Mechatronics at bachelors level).
                        October 02, 2014 - February 13, 2015 (all other programs)

Spring Semester: March 03, 2015 - June 26, 2015 (all programs)

* These dates include the orientation program, courses, and exams (first attempt).

Semester Expenses:
Students will pay the cost of regular Stetson tuition to Stetson University.  The rest will be paid to MCI (accommodation, etc.)

Flights and visa are separate individual expenses.

The cost of living in Tyrol is higher than in most other parts of Austria. Costs below are monthly unless otherwise indicated.
  • Accommodation: 350 Euro
  • Food: 300 Euro
  • Study-related & Personal: 350 Euro

Examples of items students regularly purchase:
  • Lunch at the SoWi Lounge student cafeteria: 4 to 6 Euro
  • A cup of coffee: 2.50 to 3.50 Euro
  • A cinema ticket 7 to 11 Euro
  • A one-day ski pass: 40 Euro
Innsbruck boasts over 130 restaurants of a wide array of cuisines ranging from typical Tyrolese/Austrian cooking to Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Greek, Turkish and Italian. A restaurant-guide is available at the Tourist Information Office upon arrival. Innsbruck is a lively modern city with a large variety of cultural events, cafés, museums and shops.

Tips regarding events, museums, exhibitions, and theaters can be found here or in the local press.

• The “Innsbruck Card”: Students looking to explore Innsbruck in a couple of days may want to buy the “Innsbruck Card” which includes free public transportation and free access to most sights and attractions.
   It is valid for 24 hours (31 Euro), 48 hours (39 Euro) or 72 hours (45 Euro).  The card is available at: Innsbruck Information Office, Burggaben 3, 6020 Innsbruck / Austria

Most exchange students live in student dorms. Most dorms include the following services: Internet and TV access, kitchens, fitness and music rooms, ski-storage and possibilities for recreational activities.
  • Most exchange students book a room in a student dorm with the help of OeAD, the Austrian Exchange Service. OeAD offers double or single rooms in dorms all over the city. Booking a room in a student dorm via OeAD is easy, and the rooms offered are oftentimes less expensive than in other dorms.
  • Alternatively, exchange students can book a room in the student dorm “Internationales Studentenhaus” (ISH). ISH cooperates with MCI, so students can book their room directly via MCI.
  • The institute also sends out emails with private room offers by from their students going abroad and subletting their rooms for the time that they will be abroad. However, there are only about a handful of private room offers of this kind per semester. All arrangements must be made directly between the MCI student and the exchange student.
  • Finally, some exchange students look for accommodation on the private market. Room advertisements can be found on the website of Innsbruck’s student union and in local newspapers. However, finding private accommodation for only a few months can be very challenging, especially at the beginning of a new semester.
Please note: Airfare, transportation, as well as students' visas, and other documentation required by the study-abroad country is the financial responsibility of the student.
Food, housing, excursions, local transportation and any other other personal costs are the responsibility of the student and not included in the tuition fee paid to SU.

While SU and the foreign institution may produce documents required for students to secure a visa; the processes, cost and responsibility of securing a visa are the student's alone.
SU cannot secure visas for students per the requirements of consulates.
We encourage students and their families to begin researching the visa process, and requirements, at the point of application.