Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

Classes begin in September, 2020 and run until May, 2021. Classes run from Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The closing ceremony is expected in September, 2021.

Please note that exact timetable will be provided approximately in September, 2020.

In addition to the Fast Track, the Master offers two modular configurations, outlined below:

  • MIB International Track, six-months full-time programme delivering an additional 30 ECTS CREDITS (allowing to earn a Master degree from UCSC carrying up to 100 credits);
  • MIB Master Level Track, twelve-months full-time programme delivering up to a total of 120 ECTS CREDITS.

Management area (GDA) - 32 ECTS

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

Economics area (GDE) - 8 ECTS

  • International economics (for SMEs)
  • Industrial economics

Quantitative area (GDQ) - 8 ECTS

  •  International transportation and logistics

Legal area (GDG) - 4 ECTS

  •  Legal system and international contractual law

Cross-disciplinary area (GID) - 4 ECTS

  • Social skills and negotiation techniques

Practical work activities

  • Field work - 2 ECTS
  • Internship - 10 ECTS
  • Final exam (Report and Presentation) - 2 ECTS
The collaboration with companies become concrete during the 2nd quarter of the MIB programme (from January to April), where each participant must carry out mandatory Practical Work Activities by dealing with problems related to a company’s internationalization process. Topics and contents of the activities are jointly drafted with the hosting/coordinating companies, and the participant is thereby directly involved and plays an active role in the host company's internationalization process.

A first practical activity is the Field Work, where participants join small groups focused on projects designed and coached by partner firms. The aim of this activity is to allow participants to acquire fundamental methodological knowledge on field research and to grow their team-working skills. The knowledge acquired during class lectures and conferences will be employed in real-life situations to complement the participants' training and to prepare them for working life.

During the last quarter of the Master’s programme, students will be engaged in a curricular internship, an in-company individual activity guided and monitored by a company tutor, lasting from 3 to 6 months (at least 300 hours are mandatory).

The MIB staff provides support to help students finding an internship. This activity is carried out thanks to internal dedicated resources working on the MIB Business Network relationships and to the UCSC Stage & Placement Service.