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 programme 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.
The degree is the result of years of experience both in teaching and in researching also within the IPBS (International Network of Business Schools) Network. The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) is a consortium of 12 leading business schools in Europe, USA and Latin America. The partner schools are located in Dublin (Ireland), Lancaster (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain), Reims/Rouen (France), Reutlingen (Germany), Piacenza (Italy), Boston (MA, USA), Raleigh (NC, USA), Winter Park (FL, USA), San Diego (CA, USA), Puebla (Mexico) and São Paulo (Brazil).
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.
Their learning of abilities of how to deal with international and multicultural issues also enables them to work within smaller companies, where flexibility and the ability to adapt comes first.
Graduates from the programme are given the unique opportunity to take advantage of the interaction with guest speakers coming from the most innovative business models.
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- International human resource management
- Business government relations
- Strategy and international business
- Economics of globalization
- Managerial economics
- Intercultural marketing
- Business ethics
- Corporate finance
- Business analytics
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
- We strongly advise non-EU students residing abroad to apply by April 15, due to the restrictive and lengthy nature of visa application procedures.
DisciplinesManagement Studies International Development International Business View 24 other Masters in International Development in Italy
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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Eligible candidates need to hold a valid high school diploma.
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 undergraduate degree must be obtained before 31 July.
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International8840 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8840 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA3600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3600 EUR per year during 24 months.
- EU: A student may pay from a minimum of about € 3600 (for lower family incomes) to a maximum of about € 9300 (for higher family incomes) per year
- Non-European residents: flat fee EUR 8,840
- Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available.
Living costs for Piacenza
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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