Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Cattolica International

Course details

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 Università Cattolica 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 500 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.

A prominent faculty of over 20 teachers and researchers working across the campus deliver the Master's. 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.

Alessandro Baroncelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Board of directors
Alessandro Baroncelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Lorenzo Caprio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Federico Rajola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Marco Lossani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Luigi Serio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Scientific Council
Alessandro Baroncelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Marco Lossani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Luigi Serio, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Luca Bianchi, CEO Keiron
Sara Dethridge, Senior Lawyer and Lecturer in Law at MIB Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Sikander Khan, Fudan University School of Management, Shanghai

Aran Cucine
Atlantyca Entertainment
Bain & Company
Baker & McKenzie
Bolton Group
Chiquita Fruit Bar
Continuum Innovation
Credit Suisse
Dolce & Gabbana
DN Logistic
EON Energia
Fratelli La Bufala
GES Italy
GMT Partners
Holiday Inn
Innocenti Depositi
Ica Finance
Maurizio Baldassari
Na pizz
NH Hotels
New Zealand Embassy
Opus three
PSA Peugeot Citroën
R.C. Media
Spring Professional
Stage Entertainment
Studio Castelli

MATTEO BERNARDI, Sales Analyst Henkel

"There is no better chance to learn how to translate your studies in real work activities and understand how a multinational company is organized. If you are looking for a connection within your study and the work environment, the MIB master fits perfectly on you."

HALEIGH ELIZABETH HIGGINS, Sales manager PSAV, Denver, Colorado

"One of the most beneficial aspects of the MIB Master was the diversity of the classmates. This has been an invaluable part of my experience as it has made me a more well-rounded professional and team player."

SIMONE MARRAZZO, Financial services consultant Wavestone

"More than 10 nationalities in the same class, learning theoretical notions but mostly growing together and understanding how to solve business cases related to important Multinational Companies, supported by top Professors and Managers, all surrounded by an excellent organization."

FILIPPO URANI, Marketing product manager, Bosch SPA

"The MIB Master gives you a great practical start and knowledge for what the "real work environment" is. If you want to prepare yourself for a future in an international business environment and you want to discover new cultures I suggest you to apply for MIB Master in International Business."
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.

Classes begin in September, 2022 and run until May, 2023

Attendance is mandatory. In order to obtain the diploma, a minimum of 80% attendance is required and a minimum of 60 ECTS.

Classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday (10.00 AM - 5.00 PM).

The closing ceremony is expected between September and November 2023.

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 from the dedicate iCatt function (in the homepage, box “request for information”).