The BCi Master's Degree Programme (MBCi) is an internationally focused programme taught entirely in English. Building upon a first degree in business, the two-year programme prepares you for future leadership positions with global organisations.

Key Facts

Academic Degree
Academic Degree
Master of Arts in Business (MA)
4 semesters
Study Start
End of August 2021
Mode of Study
Admission days
Tuition fees
EUR 363.36 + EUR 20.20 student union fee per semester
Study places available
Application deadline
14.06.2021 (if you need a VISA to enter Austria 31.03.2021)
Mandatory work placement/Internship


  • International student body and faculty
  • Strategy module (developed at Harvard Business School)
  • Study Trip: Travel to a variety of international business hubs such as NY, London & Hong Kong
  • Social & professional skills development
  • Capstone Consultancy Project
  • Optional exchange semester abroad
  • Top Lecturers:
  • Murray Padraig
    Pádraig Murray, BBS, ACMA, MBA
    Independent Consultant/Advisor
    With a wealth of corporate and consulting experience in the areas of international finance, M&A, and business development, Mr. Murray shares both his practical knowledge and insights with our students through his innovative teaching methods, making him an invaluable asset to our Master's programme.
  • Bichler Thomas
    Mag. (FH) Thomas Bichler, CFA
    Senior Fund Manager, Raiffeisen KAG
    Mag. Bichler joined the asset management of Raiffeisen Capital Management in 2007 and is currently a fund manager for tactical asset allocation strategies. He covers global equity markets from a top-down perspective and develops tactical asset allocation strategies for multi-asset class portfolios.
  • Schwarting Holger
    Dr. Holger Schwarting
    Managing Director, Sport 2000
    Dr. Schwarting brings years of CEO level experience, having worked for three of the world's largest sport-retail brands. His business insights, relevant case studies, and hands-on approach to learning, are essential elements to keeping the MBCi programme at the cutting edge of business education.
  • Occupational Fields & Career

    Potential career opportunities are management positions related to international consultancy & management, specifically in the areas of Marketing Analytics and Treasury & Investment.

    • e.g. Marketing Consultant, Marketing Analyst, Customer Insight Manager, Media Manager
    • e.g. Treasury/Risk Manager, Investment Banker, Chief Financial Officer, Financial Consultant

    Practice Perspectives

    There is no substitute for experiencing international business culture first-hand. A key aspect of MBCi is the study trip in the final semester. Our students travel to international business hubs such as New York, London, and Hong Kong for an intense week of company visits, presentations, and business tours. They gain an invaluable perspective of doing business in these centres, learn about the local challenges and opportunities, as well as have interactive seminars with industry leaders.

    What the Experts say

    Johannes Earl Schaffer, MBA

    Project Manager, Open Austria / Advantage Austria

    "Let's be honest, you can get a degree anywhere. But there are only few places that enable you to get an international perspective on the global marketplace. MBCi provided me with exactly that."

    Begimai Tchoroeva, MA

    Junior Trader, SIBUR International GmbH

    "The MBCi curriculum is really exciting and challenging at the same time. Apart from gaining extensive knowledge, it helped me enhance my critical thinking, analytical and presentation skills via various case studies, group projects and discussions."

    Antonio Marquez Perez, MBA

    Senior Market & Data Analyst Manager, Samsung Electronics

    "Without hesitation, I could say that part of the success in my career has been due to my experience and insights learnt at the FH Wiener Neustadt and the support by lectures and senior managers. I will be always thankful for that amazing opportunity."

    Flagship Projects

    Capstone Project Teaser

    Capstone Consultancy Project

    The Capstone Project is a compulsory course in the fourth semester of the programme, where students take on the role of junior consultants to work on real-life business projects for companies.

    Loreal Brandstorm Teaser

    L´Oréal Brandstorm Challenge

    L´Oréal Brandstorm is the ultimate innovative business competition where our students compete on an international scale, presenting their best ideas and business solutions.

    Study Insights


    30 ECTS
    Applied Economics 1
    Consultancy Skills
    + choosen Specialisation
    30 ECTS
    Applied Economics 2
    Business Consultancy 1 (Simulation)
    Master's Thesis Seminar 1
    + choosen Specialisation
    30 ECTS
    Strategy & Competitiveness (Harvard MOC)
    Master's Thesis Research Proposal
    + choosen Specialisation
    30 ECTS
    Business Consultancy 2 (Capstone)
    Business Ethics & Compliance
    Strategic Management & Business Policy
    Study Trip
    Master's Thesis Seminar 2
    Master's Thesis
    + choosen Specialisation

    Areas of Specialisation

    In the BCi master’s programme you can choose to specialise either in financial management and investment analysis or in marketing and data analytics.

    Marketing Analytics (MA)

    The Marketing Analytics specialisation prepares you to be a forward-thinking marketing specialist who is able to combine an in-depth understanding of strategic marketing with strong analytical skills, to convert data into customer insights.

    Treasury & Investment (TI)

    The Treasury and Investment specialisation addresses the need for highly skilled finance professionals by delivering a comprehensive set of skills and applied knowledge required in treasury management, investment analysis and financial consultancy.

    Entry Requirements & Admission


    • Degree certificate from a business degree or business-related degree programme (business minor, minimum 30 ECTS credits from the area of Business/Economics)
    • Adequate English language skills

    Admission Procedure*

    First apply at If eligible, you will be invited for a:

    • online interview
    • on-campus computer-based English language assessment (if necessary)

    For more detailed information please click here.

    *subject to change. Regarding our admission procedure during the pandemic, our Admissions Officer will contact you via email with specific instructions.


    Application deadline is 14 June 2021 for EU citizens and nationals from the countries listed here. These candidates do not need a visa to enter and reside in Austria up to a given period (in most cases 3 months). Due to the necessary visa procedures, the application deadline for all other nationalities is 31 March 2021. Applications after these deadlines will be considered only for next year’s intake.

    Regular admission procedure*:

    • Admission Interview
    • English language assessment (if necessary)

    *subject to change

    The tuition fee is the same for all students, regardless of their nationality, and currently amounts to € 363.36 per semester.