The MCI or Management Centre Innsbruck, Austria is inviting applications for the Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship for Masters Study 2021.
About the Organization
MCI Management Center Innsbruck is a privately organized business school in Innsbruck, Austria, offering study programs leading to Bachelor and Master’s degrees as well as Executive Master’s programs, Executive Certificate programs, Management seminars, Customized programs, and research.
As the Entrepreneurial School, MCI provides a meaningful connection between the university, grande école (French institution of higher studies), business school, university of applied sciences, and the world of business. They stand for internationality, academic quality, practice orientation, innovation, and close cooperation with industry, solution-oriented research and development, first-class infrastructure, a high level of customer and service orientation, and international renown.
Ban Ki-Moon Scholarship 2021
Supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a joint mission of the 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and MCI | The Entrepreneurial School®. This scholarship under the patronage of Excellency Ban Ki-moon shall allow students engaged in the SDGs to study and develop at a prestigious university institution in Europe.
The scholarship is applicable for the first year of the respective master’s program.
Corporate Governance & Finance (online)
Entrepreneurship & Tourism
Environmental, Process & Energy Engineering (full-time)
European Health Economics & Management
International Business & Law
International Business & Management
International Health & Social Management
Management, Communication & IT
Mechatronics & Smart Technologies (full-time)
Digital Business MBA
Digital Economy & Leadership MSC (online)
Digital Marketing & Analytics MSC (online)
Management & Leadership MSC
Selection Criteria Regarding the SDGs
Applications will be selected based on the following criteria:
Current (or past) commitment to the SDGs
Degree and nature of engagement/commitment
Future commitment to the SDGs
Feasibility of the defined goals
Match and congruence of applicant’s SDG focus and chosen MCI degree
The potential impact of applicants´ goals
Applications will be evaluated in a two-stage process based on the selection criteria mentioned above.
In a pre-selection round, applications will be short-listed.
Subsequently, short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview with the jury consisting of jurors from the Ban Ki-Moon Centre and MCI.
The final decision is made based on the following weighting:
50% submitted documents
50% interview with the jury
For all masters’ programs: Nationals of Non-EU countries
For all Executive masters’ programs: All nationals
Students who have been engaged and committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aim to further engage with and promote these goals during their studies.
Available for freshers who are required to pay the current annual tuition fee.
Along with the required documents like CV, evidence of language proficiency and proof of Non-European
nationality [See, list of Non-EU Countries, here], applicants must include:
A statement (approximately 500 words) that recounts the applicant’s current (or past) commitment to
one or several SDGs including reference to concrete evidence/documentation.
A motivation letter describing the applicant’s future goals in support of the SDG(s) and explaining how their chosen MCI degree will help them achieve these aims.
The motivation letter should also explain how applicants would benefit from the awarded scholarship (financial aspects).
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