Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

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 programme. 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 programme (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 programme (in the 2nd and/or 3rd terms of year 2) and requires students at least 250 hours of work.

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