Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

75 students, of whom 50 are international*


*”International”= A diploma awarded anywhere in the world with the exclusion of: Italian high school qualification (Maturità) | European Bac.

Each course syllabus is available here.
Select the academic year, campus and Faculty to view and download the file. 

First year

  • Research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative methods) (6 ECTS)
    • Lab* on management tools (spreadsheets; databases etc.) (3 ECTS)
  • Economics for business and management I: firm, consumer and markets (6 ECTS)
  • Social psychology (6 ECTS)
    • Lab* on advertising: motivation, emotion, and experience (3 ECTS)
  • Sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Material and cultural studies: (12 ECTS)
    • Mod. 1 Material and cultural studies
    • Mod. 2 Fashion and food systems ρLaw for fashion and food (12 ECTS)
  • Contemporary history (9 ECTS)
  • Seminar on theological issues

* Lab is integral to the course mentioned above it

Second year

  •  Persuasive communication (6 ECTS) 
  • Consumption and consumers: Ethics and models (6 ECTS)
  • Economics for Business and management II: Imperfect competition and strategic thinking (6 ECTS)
  • Sociology of media and communication (9 ECTS)
  • Sustainability (12 ECTS)
  • Principles of management and accounting (6 ECTS)
  • Italian for communication (Italian language and culture or Italian culture and heritage) (6 ECTS)
  • One foreign language among the following five: (6 ECTS)
    • French (SeLdA*)
    •  Spanish (SeLdA*)
    • German (SeLdA*)
    • Arabic language and culture  
    • Chinese language and culture
  • One lab among the following: (3 ECTS)
    • Lab on storytelling for fashion and food
    • Lab on visual and multisensory communication
    • Lab on events and exhibition as a communication tool ρSeminar on theological issues

Third year

  • Creative industries and cluster policies (6 ECTS)
  • Applied social psychology: food and fashion (6 ECTS)  
  • Digital and platform media: (12 ECTS)
    • Mod. 1: Strategies
    • Mod. 2: Tools and analytics ρMarketing (6 ECTS)
  •  Advanced English for communication management (6 ECTS)
  •  Elective courses: (12 ECTS)
    • Nutrition, Clothing and Well-being (6 ECTS)
    • Communication for Sustainability (6 ECTS)
    • Economic Geography (6 ECTS)
    • Politics in Media (6 ECTS)
    • Lab on Storytelling for Fashion and Food (3 ECTS)
    • Lab onVisual Multisensory Communication (3 ECTS)
    • Lab on Events and Exhibitions as Communication Tools (3 ECTS)
    • Lab on Fashion Podcasting (3 ECTS)
    • Lab on Food Blogging (3 ECTS)
    • Lab on Public Speaking (3 ECTS)
    • Lab on Fashion Film (3 ECTS)  
  • Internship (3 ECTS) or (for students unable to undertake an internship) any 3 ECTS Lab chosen among those proposed in the offer of the COMMA curriculum and not previously selected.
  • Final dissertation (6 ECTS)
  • Seminar on theological issues

*The Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo (SeLdA) promotes the learning of modern languages.

Graduates can expect to be employed, among many other opportunities, as:
  • Junior social media manager
  • Junior innovation manager
  • Junior PR officer
  • Junior account
  • Business developer in a start-up company
  • Product manager in creative industries
  • Junior marketing specialist
Classes for the academic year 2024/25 will start on September 30th, 2024.

Programme dates and academic calendar for academic year 2024/25 will be published in the month of July.
For reference find here the calendar of the Faculty of Political and Social sciences for the academic year 2023/24. 

A Welcome event is usually organized by the Faculty in the week prior to the beginning of the courses; confirmation and details will be available in early August.

If you are looking for a flexible and autonomous solution to learn Italian while studying at Università Cattolica, you can access the self-learning linguistic lab (CAP) of the SeLdA (Servizio Linguistico d’Ateneo) and benefit from a personalized language advisory service. 

In addition, SELDA organizes fee-paying Italian language courses, for more information contact SELDA from the dedicated iCatt function (in the homepage, box “request for information”).

Students are required to attend theology teachings aimed at offering a reasoned and critical knowledge of the Christian message.