MCI Management Center Innsbruck - the Entrepreneurial School®

Executive Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English


The Executive Management programme at MCI Management Center Innsbruck - the Entrepreneurial School® is a premium executive development program designed to be academically rigorous and intellectually challenging. The program will be delivered at the campus of the Antwerp Management School and the campus of Management Center Innsbruck.

After successfully defending the doctoral dissertation (after 4 years), participants will earn a PhD in Management Sciences or PhD in Social Sciences (issued by the University of Antwerp*).

Target Groups

Executives and Senior Business Professionals who want to

  • achieve a highly distinguished academic degree,
  • combine their work experience with high-level academic research,
  • learn from and collaborate with reputable universities,
  • establish or strengthen links with the academic sector,
  • pursue a career at the interface of academia and business,
  • further develop their research skills and methods,
  • broaden and deepen their intellectual capabilities.
  • Innsbruck, app. 50%
  • Antwerp, app. 50%
Doctoral Thesis
  • Inspired by current business problems
  • Based on critical literature review, contribution to management research and empirical research
  • Public defense of the thesis before a committee of the University of Antwerp.

For students and alumni, the MCI Career Center is the first port of call for all questions relating to the job market and career planning. In addition to a wide range of information and events, the center also offers individual advisory sessions and coaching.

For companies, the MCI Career Center is their competent partner in all fields of recruitment on the MCI campus. The center offers access to the professional talents of tomorrow at various levels.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Date 1 - 15, February
    • Date 2 - 14, March 
    • Date 3 - 25, April 
    • Date 4 - 23, June
    • Date 5 - 9, September
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      11 on-site three-day seminars (5 in Antwerp, 6 in Innsbruck)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Quality assurance through the University of Antwerp and the Antwerp Management School.
  • Didactical concept and definition of content and requirements through the University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • MBA, Master’s level or equivalent university degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant managerial experience
  • Demonstration of academic and professional progression
  • Pre-selected research field which should show high potential for business and management research. It also should fit to the research priorities of UA, AMS and MCI
  • Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one business)
  • Successful completion of the intake procedure

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 1st year EUR 18,000
  • 2nd year EUR 18,000
  • 3rd year EUR 12,000
  • 4th year EUR 12,000

Living costs for Innsbruck

  • 800 - 1300 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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