I love the Sound of Music, so I wanted to be in Austria where they filmed it. What I experienced was so much more amazing. It was so beautiful, so breathtaking, and so wonderful. It was the perfect place.
-Kara Fitzpatrick, BTM student
Not only with you meet people and travel to places, but as a student you will expand your views, knowledge and connections more than will ever be possible staying at Capilano. MCI allowed for me to have professors from around the world and has changed my education and life completely. Coming back and starting my semester back at Cap, I have different views then those who stayed, and can add in a new dynamic that may not be available other wise.
-Samantha MacGregor, BTM student
Forming an integral part of the unique ‘Open University of Innsbruck’ model, MCI bridges university with business by offering under-graduate, graduate, post-graduate and non-degree programs. Meanwhile 2,500 students from all over the world have come to appreciate MCI’s quality-oriented study programs at bachelor, master and diploma levels, as well at its post-graduate master’s programs, compact management courses and seminars, and customized corporate trainings.
Located in one of Austria‘s most beautiful regions, Management Center Innsbruck is the perfect place for students looking for quality education and a stimulating cultural experience. MCI is committed to helping motivated students reach their full potential and actively build their future. In doing so, MCI highly values intercultural exchange and seeks to provide an excellent learning and working environment for its students.
Enterprises and nonprofit organizations, at home and abroad, benefit from MCI as a competent partner for application oriented research, development and know-how transfer. Crucial factors contribute to providing an attractive environment of excellent work and leisure facilities for MCI students: the synergetic network with the University of Innsbruck, the central location between Germany and Italy, the vicinity to Innsbruck’s lively old town center, the powerful architecture of the location, and last but not least the Tyrolean mountains just a stone’s throw away.
Innsbruck is surrounded by high mountains – its closeness to nature accounts for the city‘s special charm. Innsbruck‘s historic old town is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval city centers in Austria.
Innsbruck can look back on eight hundred years of 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 has considerably contributed to the city‘s economic and cultural development. In recent years it has also led to traffic and environmental problems.
The name Innsbruck goes back to the bridge built in the 12th century over the river Inn. Founded in 1180 by the Count of Andechs on the right banks of the Inn, Innsbruck was soon surrounded by fortification walls and was granted city status in 1239. In 1363 Inns- bruck and Tyrol came under the Habsburgs’ dominion and thus became part of Austria. Innsbruck was a major center of European politics and culture during the reign of Emperor Maximilian I (1459 – 1519). For his marriage to Bianca Maria Sforza from Milan, Maximilian commissioned the construction of what has become Innsbruck‘s landmark, the “Golden Roof”. The roof consists of 2,657 gilded copper shingles and has a balcony that was used by court noblemen to watch the goings-on in the city square. In addition to the Golden Roof, the “Black Knights” in the Imperial Church are also attributed to Maximilian – larger-than-life bronze statues of important historical figures keeping watch over Maximilan‘s tomb.
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