Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

International Business - Executive

Info for 2020/21 intake still available in the relevant sections


Campus: Milan

School: Economics

Intake: September 2021

Language of instruction: English

Duration: MIB Fast Track: 12 months - MIB International Track: 15-18 months

Total ECTS: 70, 100 (depending on track)

The MIB Executives’ Class is aimed at candidates with a professional experience who want to make a significant change in their careers. The course contents are designed to develop up-to-date competencies to successfully face global business perspectives in rapidly changing economies. The focus on personal development provides participants with new visions and new ambitions.

Core business courses are taught in a blended feature which associates on-line contents available on an e-learning platform and face-to-face classes, conferences and a dedicated mentorship. The MIB Executives’ Class trains young professionals to be future international business managers with advanced seminars scheduled over three full immersion periods.

The programme has forged links with an impressive network of firms both to design the courses and to provide the participants with first-hand access to the international business world. Several practical work activities are offered with the main objective to turn academic experience and theoretical knowledge into a professional, multi-cultural experience.

Topics and contents of the activities are jointly drafted with the hosting/coordinating companies, and the student is thereby directly involved and plays an active role in the host company’s internationalization process. 

A prominent faculty of over 20 teachers and researchers working across the campus deliver the Master. They are the pillars of our academic excellence. They shape and direct students' learning so that the business and management expertise offered is state of the art. A distinctive aspect of our faculty is its multicultural composition. It helps students explore and understand issues from insightful angles and different perspectives. In addition to the permanent faculty members, there are visiting professors during the academic year.

Our faculty's cutting-edge insights into business issues and management practices are enriched by their involvement with business people and organizations through consulting and executive education activities. This benefits the Master's classroom as well. Business executives are regular guests, thus ensuring the relevance and practicality of our management education.


Prof. Alessandro Baroncelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Board of Directors

  • Prof. Alessandro Baroncelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Prof. Lorenzo Caprio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Prof. Federico Rajola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Prof. Marco Lossani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Prof. Luigi Serio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Scientific Council

  • Prof. Alessandro Baroncelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Prof. Marco Lossani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Prof. Luigi Serio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Dr. Luca Bianchi, CEO Keiron
  • Atty. Sara Dethridge, Senior Lawyer and Lecturer in Law at MIB Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Prof. Sikander Khan, Fudan University School of Management, Shanghai
The aim of the programme is to offer MIB students a diverse career, providing the opportunity to work in varied roles and geographies.

The occupational opportunities provided for students graduated in International Business could be listed among:

  • Large Multinational Enterprises
    Students being able to work efficiently in multicultural teams may find placement in a large number of functional areas by practicing management skills in the international arena.
  • Consulting Company
    A large number of consulting projects are oriented to support the multinationals in the management phase of their international positioning and efficient integration of their network of subsidiaries worldwide. The Master in International Business prepares students for projects related to cross border management.
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
    Graduates in International Business will be able to fill the role of Business Development Manager and/or Export Manager. They will be able to identify and select international market opportunities by understanding and capturing the added value through export strategies or other entry modes.
  • Government agencies and NGOs
    The Master in International Business also focuses on the applied economics and on the economic policies. The practical study of the role played in global business by governments and supranational institutions help International Business students to become preferential candidates for covering positions in government agencies and NGOs operating on international scale.

Main job profiles would be: Business Manager, Supply Manager, Financial Manager, Business Analyst, Logistics Manager, Managing Consultant, Import-Export Specialist, Entrepreneur.

One of the salient features of the Master in International Business is the tight cooperation established with more than one hundred partner firms worldwide. This network intends to help businesses and organizations improve their competitiveness and capability to infiltrate international markets by effectively exploiting knowledge and skills that reside within the know-how and expertise offered by the MIB partner universities. MIB enjoys the valuable support of a business network, which includes:
Aran Cucine
Atlantyca Entertainment
Bain & Company
Baker & McKenzie
Bolton Group
Chiquita Fruit Bar
Continuum Innovation
Credit Suisse
Doce & Gabbana
DN Logistic
EON Energia
Fratelli La Bufala
GES Italy
GMT Partners
Holiday Inn
nnocenti Depositi
Ica Finance
Maurizio Baldassari
Na Pizz
NH Hotels
New Zealand Embassy
Opus three
PSA Peugeot Citroën
R.C. Media
Rhode & Schwarz
Spring Professional
Stage Entertainment


"After 25 years of experience in international supply chain, procurement and export, in the MIB program I learned even more about dealing with cultures and thinking globally. From this program I carried a package of valuable tools to succeed even more in people managing and communication wherever I go."


"MIB Executive is giving us the opportunity to redirect our careers, regardless of the field we came from. The network of contacts that we have been provided with make the difference in the choice of the master MIB proposed by the Università Cattolica and create absolute and indisputable competitive advantages compared to other universities."


"MIB Executive has been a very interesting and profitable experience for the knowledge I learned, the well-known professors and the fantastic colleagues I met. Immersion in the program goes far beyond the traditional classroom experience and it has exceeded my expectations."