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Cattolica International

Global Business Management

Campus School Duration Total ECTS
Piacenza, Italy Economics and Law September 2020 - September 2022 120

The Master of Science in Global Business Management aims at addressing the most innovative managerial topics on international business, on doing business in foreign countries, on international competitiveness, on merging and acquisition, of performance measurement and management and on sustainability management.

Students on the programme develop skills to enable them to effectively identify solutions to managerial problems in an international setting, whilst understanding the dynamics.

More specifically, graduates will have honed the following skills that companies eagerly look for when employing:

  • acquired awareness of international issues and settings
  • work and study experience within multinational working groups
  • ability to analyze global markets
  • ability to conceive and deal with the management of major or significant projects

The curriculum presents two types of courses: subjects relating to the managerial disciplines (strategy, HRM, accounting), and subjects relating to business issues and problems typically associated with the processes of internationalization of firms and the understanding of economic issues (managerial economics, financial reporting and performance measurement, business and government relations). This is done to balance traditional knowledge of management with the specialization and the development of specific internationalization-oriented skills. In addition, the programme also includes courses that intend to develop the capability to work in different social and cultural contexts and to review, develop and implement the issues that typically arise when firms go global.

The degree is the result of years of experience both in teaching and in researching also within the IPBS (International Network of Business Schools) Network. The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) is a consortium of 12 leading business schools in Europe, USA and Latin America. The partner schools are located in Dublin (Ireland), Lancaster (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain), Reims/Rouen (France), Reutlingen (Germany), Piacenza (Italy), Boston (MA, USA), Raleigh (NC, USA), Winter Park (FL, USA), San Diego (CA, USA), Puebla (Mexico) and São Paulo (Brazil).

Graduates from the Global Business Management programme are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities.

Graduates will have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in large multinational and domestically owned corporations, SMEs and international institutions such as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Their learning of abilities of how to deal with international and multicultural issues also enables them to work within smaller companies, where flexibility and the ability to adapt comes first.

Graduates from the programme are given the unique opportunity to take advantage of the interaction with guest speakers coming from the most innovative business models.