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Cattolica International

Course details


The teaching calendar is organized in three quarters (Fall, Winter and Spring terms).

First year

Mathematics for management - 8 ECTS

Transnational business law - 8 ECTS

Managerial economics - 8 ECTS

Four elective courses among - 32 ECTS
- Corporate strategy
- Corporate finance (options, futures and derivatives)
- Customer-based marketing strategy
- Financial accounting and analysis (main issues in application of IFRS)
- HR management
- Management control systems
- Supply chain management

Second year

One elective course among - 8 ECTS:
- Monetary economics and asset pricing
- Political economy of the European Union
- Labor economics
- International economics
- Industrial organization

Two elective courses among - 16 ECTS
- Business communication
- Change management
- International corporate finance
- Management information systems
- Project management
- Performance measurement
- Work and organizational psychology

One elective course among - 8 ECTS
- Applied statistics and big data (business analytics)
- Brand management
- Corporate governance and social responsibility
- Cross cultural management
- Entrepreneurship
- International business managemen
- Public management

Business Lab: introductory course - 4 ECTS

Field project or Internship - 8 ECTS

Elective courses - 8 ECTS

Thesis - 12 ECTS

The integration will be carried out through the involvement of testimonials, site visits, case studies, etc. as well as student participation in a field project or internship. Please note that students will be assigned to the project or internship based on the demand for each of the sectors and overall student performance.

20 leading companies are currently partnering with the Master of Science in Management in each business lab, thus providing Cattolica students with the golden opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of a specific business setting and a truly practical experience.

Astra Zeneca
Energy Team
Ernst & Young
Falck Renewables
Fratelli Beretta
Gi Group
Istituto Europeo di Oncologia
Ospedale di Sassuolo
Fondazione Poliambulanza
All MScM students are involved in fieldwork activities (either an internship or a field project) with a group of leading companies.

By the end of year 1, students apply for being admitted to 5 business labs which are the core of the program. Business labs foresee the integration of fifteen business partners divided into five themed sectors:

  • Consulting firms
  • Multinational firms
  • Luxury and fashion
  • Small and medium enterprises
  • Healthcare organizations

Each lab consists of:

  • an introductory course (4 ECTS): the course is held in the 2nd term of year 2 (January-March);
  • a field project or an internship (8 ECTS): this “fieldwork” is scheduled in the 2nd and/or 3rd terms of year 2 (January-June), depending on the agreements reached with the partnering companies of the lab;
  • 2 business lab elective courses (16 CFU).

Broadly speaking:

  • an internship (8 ECTS) is a training project aimed at fostering an “on the job” training as well as the acquisition of practical knowledge, involving business lab partners as tutor/mentor of the student; it takes place towards the end of the program (in the 2nd and/or 3rd terms of year 2) and requires students at least 250 hours of work, either part-time (approx. 4 months) or full-time (approx. 2 month);
  • a field project (8 ECTS) consists of a teamwork tutored by one professor with business experience aimed at delivering a “consulting project” to one of the lab’s partnering companies on current issues of concern; it usually lasts 3 months, takes place towards the end of the program (in the 2nd and/or 3rd terms of year 2) and requires students at least 250 hours of work.

Further information

All degree-seeking students are required to attend theology teachings aimed at offering a reasoned and critical knowledge of the Christian message. Laurea Magistrale students will have to attend a seminar only for a total of 30 hours.

Università Cattolica organizes a Pre-session intensive course (45 units).   

2-13 September 2019. (*)

From Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 1 pm. There will be also 2 lessons in the afternoon.

Read here the course description.

The cost of the course is € 400.

You can register to the Italian language course through the link you will receive via email in the month of July. Once you fill in the application form and click on Register, you will be directed to the PayPal website, where you can pay by using a PayPal account or a credit card. If PayPal does not serve your country, please contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it.

After the Payment has been successfully received, you will receive an email with a link and the instructions to access the online placement test. If you do not receive any email in 24 hours, check your spam box or contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it.

This test is designed to help the Italian Course coordinator determine your level and place you in the most suitable course. It is absolutely necessary you take the placement test even if you have never studied Italian.

Università Cattolica guarantees a refund only if the course is cancelled due to lack of participants.

IMPORTANT: In addition to the online placement test, you must attend an oral interview on August 27, 2019 with the Italian language professors in order to assess your level.

No credits are awarded at the end of the course; however, a certificate can be issued upon request after the final exam.

(*) Before you apply, consider that:

  • It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in BSc/MSc degrees offered by the Faculty of Economics attend pre-courses starting in the week of 9th September, whose classes will overlap with the Italian language course.
  • Students enrolling in 1-year specializing masters might have an Italian language course included in the program: check this opportunity with the master tutors.
  • Students enrolling in the specializing masters starting end of October/November (Strategic Management for Global Business, Credit Risk Management, Economics and Finance) are not required to arrive in Milan until end of October/November: check your admission letters.