Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

Management Area (GDA) (32 ECTS)

  • Economic and financial analysis
  • International banking
  • International brand management
  • International business strategy and entrepreneurship
  • International finance
  • International marketing
  • International people management

Economics Area (GDE) (8 ECTS)

  • Industrial economics
  • International economics

Quantitative Area (GDQ) (8 ECTS)

  • Global supply chain management

Legal Area (GDG) (4 ECTS)

  • Legal system and international contract law

Cross-Disciplinary Area (GID) (4 ECTS)

  • Social skills and emotional intelligence

In addition, the MIB executive class offers:
  • Project work to meet participants future professional needs
  • Online materials and tutorials for basic contents of each subject and face-to-face classes to discuss more advanced contents and case studies
  • Pathways and learning labs based on a selection of electives to enhance expertise at the edge of innovation management and business topics, in emerging areas and evolving industries
The project work represents an opportunity for participants to put into practice the management and leadership skills acquired throughout the programme and to enjoy direct interaction with leading companies. Each project is supervised by a professor.

Participants are free to tailor their project to meet their future professional needs.

The choice of project type may include:

Consulting Project
Consulting project is an excellent opportunity to put into practice the range of skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the programme. It also provide an invaluable opportunity to extend your consulting experience and to collaborate directly with both national and international organizations.

The focus of the consulting project should be on performance improvement and involve strategic management issues and/or organizational changes, preferably with an international approach.

  • Launching a new product on international markets
  • Developing an existing product in new markets on an international scale
  • Conducting a global survey on gender diversity with recommendations
  • Re-positioning a start-up, revising of the business plan, identifying access to capital
  • Developing a comprehensive mobile offering for B2B clients worldwide
  • Exploring alternatives to current organizational structure in investment banking

Research Project
If you want to deepen your knowledge in one particular field, you can opt for a research-based project, leading to a MIB thesis. The subject should be in line with your career objectives and can focus on any technical or fundamental topic in business, management, leadership or finance. You work under the supervision of a Cattolica Professor.

Business Plan
The MIB Executives’ Class boosts entrepreneurial spirit and assists participants interested in setting up their own business. This project allows you to confront your passions and ideas with the business world. The aim of entrepreneurial projects, such as drawing up a business plan, start-up or buyout, must be to evaluate the economic feasibility of a new business idea. It can be worked on individually or within a team.

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
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."
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.

Pre-courses (optional) will start on September 16, 2024, while the programme will start on October 4, 2024

In order to obtain the degree you must attend at least 80% of classes and obtain a minimum of 60 ECTS.


September - October 2024
Kick-off week 1 
40 hours
One-week full immersion to get introduced to the programme, build the participants group, start developing your general management knowledge and gaining global experience.
October - December 2024 Classes 2 days per week on campus:
Friday 5.30 PM - 7.30 PM and Saturday 9.00 AM - 1.00 PM + e-learning modules + Business Talks (Mondays and Tuesdays, not mandatory)
January - June 2025 Classes 2 days per week on campus:
Friday 5.30 PM - 7.30 PM and Saturday 9.00 AM - 1.00 PM + e-learning modules
April 2025
Final week  
40 hours  
Participants attend the final modules, complete the evaluation process and define the MIB Executives’ Class project work.
Within June 2025 II term exam


The closing ceremony is expected between October and November 2025.

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.