• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Global Business Management program at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore aims to endow students with the listed skills so as to enable them to quickly adapt to an international environment, whilst understanding the dynamics, and knowing how to effectively identify solutions to managerial problems in such settings.


Learning objectives

The curriculum presents two types of courses: subjects relating to the managerial disciplines (strategy, HRM, accounting), and subjects relating to business issues and problems typically associated with the processes of internationalization of firms and the understanding of economic issues (managerial economics, financial reporting and performance measurement, business and government relations). This is done to balance traditional knowledge of management with the specialization and the development of specific internationalization-oriented skills. 

In addition, the Global Business Management program offered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore also includes courses that intend to develop the capability to work in different social and cultural contexts, and to review, develop and implement the issues that typically arise when firms go global.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in large multinational and domestically owned corporations, SMEs and international institutions such as the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Commission and the European Parliament. Yet their learning of abilities of how to deal with international and multicultural issues should also enable them to work within smaller companies, where flexibility and the ability to adapt comes first.

Graduates from the program are given the unique opportunity to take advantage of the interaction with guest speakers coming from the most innovative business models.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • International human resource management
  • Business government relations
  • Strategy and international business
  • Economics of globalization
  • Managerial economics
  • Intercultural marketing
  • Business ethics
  • Accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Business analytics

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  English Language Requirements

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  • Eligible candidates need to hold an undergraduate degree obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS), which satisfies the requirements for access to second-level academic studies in the awarding country. If candidates have undertaken less than 15 years of total schooling, they may not be eligible for admission to a Laurea Magistrale.
                                  • The degree has to be issued by a higher education institution which is regularly accredited or recognized in the awarding country.
                                  • The academic board will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission.

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International

                                    8540 EUR/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 8540 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                  • EU/EEA

                                    3600 EUR/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 3600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                                  European Residents

                                  A student may pay from a minimum of about € 3600 to a maximum of about € 8900 per year. 

                                  Living costs for Piacenza

                                  • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
                                    Living Costs

                                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                  The UCSC International Scholarship is an annual tuition fee reduction promoted by Università Cattolica in order to foster the access of international student to the degree programs. The discount covers about 30% of the total cost. Applicants are notified of the award by e-mail when they receive an offer for admission.

                                  This scholarship is automatically extended from year to year for the normal duration of the degree program. Successful candidates must maintain full-time enrolment status in order to finish their degrees on time. Should the candidate be unable to graduate on the expected date, all additional costs will be at the student’s expense.

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