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)
Language
Language
English
Ects
ECTS
120
Duration
Duration
4 semesters
Start
Study Start
End of August 2023
Mode of Study
Full-time
Admission days
Ongoing
Tuition fees
EUR 363.36 + EUR 21,20 student union fee per semester
Study places available
35
Application deadline
12.06.2023 (if you need a VISA to enter Austria 31.03.2023)
Mandatory work placement/Internship
No

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Highlights

  • 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

    Product Strategy & Commercialization at Visa

    "My career in Silicon Valley would not have been possible without the fantastic education I received at the FHWN. The curriculum was extraordinary - but what sets the MBCi program apart is how the faculty cares about the success of its students."

    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

    Curriculum

    COURSES
    30 ECTS
    Applied Economics 1
    3
    Consultancy Skills
    4
    + choosen Specialisation
    23
    COURSES
    30 ECTS
    Applied Economics 2
    3
    Business Consultancy 1 (Simulation)
    4
    Master's Thesis Seminar 1
    2
    + choosen Specialisation
    21
    COURSES
    30 ECTS
    Strategy & Competitiveness (Harvard MOC)
    2
    Master's Thesis Research Proposal
    7
    + choosen Specialisation
    21
    COURSES
    30 ECTS
    Business Consultancy 2 (Capstone)
    4
    Business Ethics & Compliance
    2
    Strategic Management & Business Policy
    3
    Study Trip
    2
    Master's Thesis Seminar 2
    2
    Master's Thesis
    13
    + choosen Specialisation
    4

    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

    Prerequisites

    • 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 onlinebewerbung.fhwn.ac.at. If eligible, you will be invited for a:

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

    Admission Process 2023

    Admission Start: October 2022. Deadline June 12th, 2023 (if you need a visa to enter Austria, March 31st, 2023)

    Certifications

    FAQs

    Application deadline is 13 June 2022 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 2022. 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.

    Bachelor diploma (min. of 30 ECTS credits in business-related courses) and proof of proficiency in English. Detailed information can be found in the Admissions section.

    • A curriculum vitae (CV), including photograph
    • Letter of motivation (max. one A4 page) explaining why you wish to study in BCi
    • Secondary school leaving certificate*
    • Undergraduate degree certificate* (bachelor or equivalent) including a transcript of records, as well as (for EU citizens) a Diploma Supplement in English
    • Proof of citizenship (for non-Austrian citizens: copy of valid passport)

    *These documents might have to be officially translated into English and legalised, depending on the country in which they were issued. Please check with the respective authority or send an email to BCi Admissions Officer, Ms. Martina Warnung (ms.martina.warnung@fhwn.ac.at).

    Yes, you can. After sending your online application you will be informed about the deadline until which you need to submit your certificate.

    Yes. Our admissions department and the Head of Programme will check your transcript of records. Master applicants should have at least 30 ECTS credits in business-related subjects.

    Yes, unless the certificates are issued in English or German, an official translation is required. Only certified translators can provide these.

    It depends on the diploma-issuing country. Please check with the respective authority or send an email to BCi Admissions Officer, Ms. Martina Warnung (ms.martina.warnung@fhwn.ac.at).

    Each country has its own procedure for the legalisation of documents, and hence different authorities taking care of it. The place to start is usually the ministry of education in the diploma-issuing country.

    There is only one intake per year, in the last week of August.

    All courses in BCi are held and assessed in English.

    Unless your previous degree programme was taught entirely in English, you must prove adequate English skills by fulfilling one of the following requirements:

    • Language assessment on campus on the day of your admission interview or
    • Language certificate (e.g. TOEFL iBT, IELTS academic, Cambridge advanced, etc.)

    We only accept online applications submitted via our website.

    Applicants who are resident more than 1000 km from Wiener Neustadt may have take their admission interviews conducted via Video-Skype. Please note: Unless your previous degree programme was taught entirely in English or English is your native language you have to submit an adequate language certificate (e.g. TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, CAE etc.) or GMAT/GRE scores prior to your Skype interview.

    If you are admitted, you must be in Wiener Neustadt at the start of the programme on 30 August 2021 (registration day). In case of late arrival, you may be refused to start the programme.